St. Francis’ Prayer for Discernment
Most High,
Glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart
and give me true faith, certain hope,
and perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord
that I may carry out
Your holy and true command.
You have arrived at the Vocation pages of our provincial website. We have some exciting things going on in our province and I’m happy to share them with you.

In late May we held a province-wide meeting referred to as a Chapter. We elected new leadership and revised our provincial legislation as well as celebrated those Friars celebrating various jubilees of Profession and Ordination. In June we had the Ordination to the Priesthood for one of our young men in formation, Brother Richard Gooding, OFM. Later this summer we will celebrate Solemn Professions of Brothers Colin King, OFM, and Michael Charron, OFM. God continues to bless us and we try to respond to those blessing with joy and gratitude.

Please check out our other pages as well. You can examine the requirements for becoming a Franciscan on the Becoming a Friar page. On the Is This Life for Me? page you can read about the process of discernment. To receive a packet of information about becoming a Franciscan or to talk with a Vocation Director, check out the How to Contact Us  page. Finally, to learn what is happening in Formation or the Vocation Office, go to Fr.Don’s Vocation Blog. I would also invite you to take a look at some of our videos posted on YouTube at franciscanvocations and visit our Facebook page at Franciscan Vocations, St. John the Baptist Province.

Join us in thanking God for the wonderful men he is calling to our way of life. We would certainly welcome you as well if that is what the Lord is calling you to do.

Fr. Don Miller, OFM
Director of Vocations

Would I Make a Good Friar?
If you are a man who:
loves God and enjoys people
would like to live the Gospel life in community
has a good sense of humor
practices the Catholic faith
has earned a high school diploma or has obtained a GED
is open to living a life of poverty, celibacy, and obedience
is between the ages of 19 and 42, and
is in sound mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health
then you have what it would take to be a Franciscan.
Speaking of Formation...

Vows Sacred promises made to God by most Religious to observe the virtues of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience.