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 3, 2018
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

March 23 to 25, 2018
Mount St. Francis, Indiana

June 15 to 17, 2018
Prior Lake, Minnesota

September 28 to 30, 2018
Carey, Ohio

October 19 to 21, 2018
Mesilla Park, New Mexico

Pray with the Friars at Mount St. Francis, Indiana
5/24/18 Dedication of St. Francis Basilica
10/4/18 Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Click here for the
2018 Vocations Brochure

For more information contact:

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

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