Be A Friar

WELCOME! As Franciscans we walk in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ. We do so by living and proclaiming the Gospel following the life and example of St. Francis of Assisi, using our God-given talents to serve the poor and marginalized. Would you like to join us on this journey?

Is God calling you?

The information in this section will help in your discernment to a religious vocation as a Franciscan friar. Discernment begins with praying for guidance and understanding what it means to be a friar. Our Vocation team, Fr. Luis Aponte-Merced, OFM, and Fr. Larry Zurek, OFM, can answer your questions about our Franciscan way of life.

For further assistance please e-mail us at, text us at 309-361-4500, phone 800-827-1082 (513-542-1082), or fax 513-542-1083. May the Lord give you peace!