A candidate for religious life as a Franciscan friar is usually:
- Between 21 and 45 years of age. Candidates not in this age group will be considered
on a case by case basis.
- A United States citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
- Of good physical and mental health.
- A high-school graduate who, preferably, has completed at least two years
- Free of significant financial and family obligations.
- A practicing Roman Catholic for at least one year.
- Prayerful, with a desire to mature in the spiritual life.
- Open to learning about himself and the demands of Franciscan religious life.
- Committed to living the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
- Able to live and serve joyfully within fraternal community.
- Able to compassionately serve the poor, vulnerable, and those different from himself.
If for some reason you do not meet all of these requirements, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our vocation team. We are available for a conversation about your particular circumstances.
Click here to sign up for our vocations newsletter of upcoming events.
“GOD HAS PLANS FOR US… AND GOD IS IN CHARGE” —FRIAR ALBERTO VILLAFAN IN GUADALUPE, ARIZONA It’s 7 o’clock...
Christ-Centered Franciscan Spirituality is an incarnational, earthy spirituality. God is close to creation, not far away, “up there.” As...
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE FRIAR JOHN GIBBONS ON MISSION IN SIBERIA Friar John Gibbons, a native of Beaverton, Oregon,...