Shrine ‘touched by holiness’

Archbishop Allen Vigneron and Fr. Alex Kratz

They spent three years overcoming the odds: finding funds; enlisting volunteers; restoring what once resembled a haunted house.

But according to...

Encounter with a stranger

Moving is disorienting, no matter how often a person has done it.  Bruce and Bryant Hausfeld stopped in recently.  They’ve moved so many times that they switch up the biblical...

Shanghai Summer

This summer, John Boissy could have given his brain a rest. Instead, he took on the academic Olympics: He went to China and studied Mandarin Chinese.

Inspired by his Asian...

Wheelchair Basketball at Friars Club

More than a game, it’s a lesson in living with disabilities

The words “disability” and “defeat” do not belong in the same sentence, according to Jake Counts.
Physically challenged...

Get the picture?

Vocations Director Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM

Follow our @becomeafriar Instagram account for snapshots from our lives as friars, video advice about discernment and interviews with brothers. We’ll answer your questions...

Reception of Novices

Fourteen novices were received into the Order on July 16 in Santa Barbara, Calif., in a simple ceremony that included four provincials, three secretaries of formation and a host...

NBC Left Field Interview

Fr. Richard Goodin, Director of Vocations, is one of two young religious featured in “More Young Christians Heed Call to Become Priests And Nuns”, a video produced by NBC Left...

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