Discernment 101

Your Questions, Answered

Friars' Vocation Stories

Talk to a friar:

or find the Vocation Director near you:

East Coast & Canada

United States: MD, DC, NY, PA, NJ, MA, VA, GA, NC, SC, WV, CT, RI, DE, ME, VT, NH, FL, AL;
Canada (Ontario); Great Britain; Ireland; Brazil

Vocation Directors:
Br. Nicholas Romeo, OFM Conv. (East Coast)
vocations@olaprovince.org202-681-6051
Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv. (Canada)
vocations.ofmconv.canada@gmail.com613-558-1962
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Midwest & Southwest

United States: IN, OH, KY, NM, MN, TX, LA, MS, AR, OK, TN, SD, ND;
Central America

Vocation Directors:
Fr. Mario Serrano, OFM, Conv.
friarmarioserrano@gmail.com915-859-9848
Fr. Andy Martinez, OFM Conv.
vocationofficesw@yahoo.com210-734-4962
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Midwest

United States: IL, WI, MI, IA, MO, KS, NE, CO;
Australia

Vocation Director: Fr. Hans Flondor, OFM Conv.
FriarVocations@FranciscanCommunity.org847-367-6316
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West Coast

United States: CA, NV, WA, HI, AK, OR, ID, MT, WY, UT, AZ;
Vietnam

Vocation Director: Fr. Victor Abegg, OFM Conv.
vocations@franciscanfriars.org510-671-0537
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The Orient and Holy Land

Lebanon & Turkey

Vocation Director: Friar Elias Marswanian, OFM Conv.
fraeliaspaolo@gmail.org
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Malta

Malta

Vocation Directors: Friar Josef Pace, OFM Conv.
guzeppi_3@hotmail.com
Friar Allister Aquilina, OFM Conv.
lister_aquilina@hotmail.com
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Upcoming Events

Discernment Retreat

July 29 - August 2
Shrine of St. Anthony - Ellicott City, Maryland


The weekend includes:
- an experience of a Solemn Profession
- prayer & fraternity with the friars
- opportunities for Adoration and Confession
- visits to some of our ministries
- hiking
- time for quiet reflection
- one-on-one with our Vocation Director
- a chance to meet a bunch of friars!

Financial assistance with transportation
will be provided.