Come and See


This weekend we are hosting a Come and See for single men between the ages of 18 to 40 years old. It will be held at the Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey, Ohio. These retreats are offered at no cost to the men attending. It is an opportunity to meet Franciscan priests and brothers, talk to some of our student friars, and to experience what our life is like.

We spend time in prayer and fraternity. The attendees get an opportunity to see first hand the life of the Conventual Franciscan Friars.

One more Come and See is scheduled this year on October 20 to 22 at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, New Mexico. To sign up for this retreat or to get more information click here.

Another Vocation Discernment event is later this month, September 29th - Pray with the Friars at Mount St. Francis.

For more information about vocations, please visit

Please keep all those discerning a vocation in prayer.