Come and See Weekends and Other Vocation Retreats

Been wondering what it's like to serve God as a Franciscan?

Friar Mario Serrano writes: I remember vividly the questions: "Have you thought of being a Franciscan?" My internal response: "No! Why would I ?!? I have plans already!" Now I praise God for that question and my willingness to entertain it and become a Franciscan. Are you up for the challenge? If so.. the challenge is never taken alone...because

"the Lord gave me brothers..." - St. Francis of Assisi

Perhaps you're longing for something more in your life. Perhaps God is calling you to to a religious vocation. Perhaps you are uncertain, but would like to learn more.

A vocation retreat is a great opportunity to meet Franciscan priests and brothers, talk to some of our students in formation (seminary) and see first hand what our life is like.

Come and See Weekends are offered for single men, ages 18 to 40. These retreats typically begin on a Friday at 8:00PM and end by noon on the following Sunday.

The following retreats are on the schedule to date:

February 4, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

At the grotto of Our Lady of the Lake University
At the grotto of Our Lady of the Lake University
Touring the Oblate School of Theology
Touring the Oblate School of Theology

April 7 to 9, 2017
Mount St. Francis, Indiana

July 15 to 16, 2017
Prior Lake, Minnesota

September 22 to 24, 2017
Carey, Ohio

October 20 to 22, 2017
Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Pray with the Friars at Mount St. Francis, Indiana
2/17/17 St. Maximilian Kolbe honored
9/29/17 Feast of the Archangels

Click here for the
2017 Vocations Brochure

For more information contact:

Friar John Bamman, OFM Conv.
800 - 424 - 9955

Friar Andy Martinez, OFM Conv.
800 - 424 - 9955