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1.    Introduction - Postulancy

Normally a one or two year immersion into the Franciscan way of life. Common prayer, pertinent classes, outreach ministries to the poor, and regular participation in Franciscan events.

To find out more about this year's class of postulants, please click here.

2.    Incorporation – Novitiate

After the reception of the habit, the novice participates in an experience of “a-year-and-a-day” of deepening his understanding of his Franciscan vocation.

At the conclusion of the Novitiate, the novice professes “temporary vows.” He renews his vows for at least three years before applying for “solemn vows” as his life commitment.

3.    Integration - Post-Novitiate

  • Priesthood candidate: pursues studies as required for ordination {philosophy, theology, etc.)
  • Brotherhood candidate: pursues studies or attains experience appropriate for his focus of ministry.