This month we Catholics observe a month of special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many parishes and Catholic institutions still follow the tradition of conducting May Crownings and other devotional activities. We as Franciscan Friars honor Mary as our Queen and dedicate our lives to the honor and glory of God through the powerful intercession of Mary.
Today we continue growing as a province as young men from across the country join us in living the way of life given to us by St. Francis. The requirements for entry are listed below in Would I Make a Good Friar? The steps for deciding, called discernment, are on the page entitled Is This Life for Me? On the pages Becoming a Friar and Franciscan Formation we talk about the stages of formation and you can meet some of our young men in formation. If you feel drawn to learn more about our way of life and ministries, click on How to Contact Us. Finally, a couple of good resources for learning about us are Father Don’s Vocation Blog, Our Facebook page (Franciscan Vocations, St. John the Baptist Province), and our YouTube channel: (franciscanvocations).
Fr. Don Miller, OFM
Director of Vocations