A candidate for religious life as a Franciscan friar is: 
  • 21 to 40 years of age.
  • A citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States.
  • Of good physical and mental health.
  • A high-school graduate, and preferably, has completed two years of college.
  • Free of significant financial and family obligations.
  • A practicing Roman Catholic for at least two years after the completion of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation).
  • 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 oneself.
If you do not meet one or more of our requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our vocation director for a conversation about your particular circumstances.