Welcome to the friar vocation website for the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara. We are excited that you found your way to our site (and possibly led by the Spirit?). We encourage you to explore the pages found within our site. Our website is not an exhaustive guide, but an invitation to "Come and See" with some practical suggestions to help in discerning a vocation, resources for spiritual reflection, and some other resources that might help you at this time in your life.
This invitation is for all young men. Through baptism we share a common vocation: "To Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself." (Luke 10:27) Entering into a time of discernment is about discovering how best to love God and one another. A task we are all called to, not just those discerning a vocation to religious life.
It would be our privilege and honor to journey with you. Please fill out the request for more information section and we will try to answer your questions, and send you some general information to get you started.
May God bless you and keep you on this journey of faith called life.
¡Paz y bien! Peace and all good!
Eric Pilarcik, OFM