|Even after initial formation has been completed, all Franciscan friars continue in ongoing formation throughout their lives. There are opportunities to attend workshops and retreats, and learn new skills and transition to new ministries. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, we are continually renewed as we rediscover Christ in the world around us.|
The postulants gather with new Provincial Minister Br. Larry Hayes, OFM, in August 2023
Praying before the San Damiano Crucifix in Assisi, Italy – the same crucifix that “spoke” to St. Francis inviting him to rebuild God’s Church.
The postulants with front pew seats at solemn profession— a ceremony marking the friars’ final commitment to God and to the Franciscans.
One of the brothers welcomes the new postulants and blesses their Tau crosses as they formally begin their journey with the friars.