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Franciscan Vocations

The worldwide Franciscan Order has been blessed with thousands of young men who have answered Christ’s call to follow in the footsteps of St. Francis and serve the poor.  These young men have chosen to live and preach the Gospel as they serve as Franciscan priests.

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Formation Process

First, they need be formed and educated to serve in difficult and dangerous locations around the world.  The formation process can take up to 10 years.  The seminarians must live the Franciscan community life and deepen their dedication to God.  To see more details on the formation process select the ‘Learn More’ button below.

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Sponsor a Student

We have created a growing list of formation seminarians for sponsorship.  They represent a wide variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds all focused on following in the footsteps of St. Francis.  These seminarians are in varying stages of formation.  Select the button below to review the list and please consider the Franciscan Student Sponsorship Program for your donation.

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“Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” “Here I am. Send Me!”
– Isaiah 6:8

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