Conventual Franciscan Friar Hans Flondor travels across the United States Midwest as the vocation director for St. Bonaventure Province. He has an office at Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois and always welcomes emails from men interested in pursuing a vocation with his Order as do the other Conventual Franciscan vocation directors from across the United States.
Friar Hans organizes Come and See Retreats at Franciscan friaries in Illinois for men who want to take a closer look at what it is like to live as a Conventual Franciscan. His fellow vocation directors also organize such events. But the role of a vocation director asks of him to actively engage with men who are deeply faithful but perhaps never thought that God is calling them to be friars.
With this in mind, Friar Hans will take part in a number of public faith events in the remaining months of 2015 and in early 2016. These will take him to DeKalb and St. Charles, Illinois as well as to Indianapolis, Indiana and St. Francis, Wisconsin. During these events faithful people will gather to celebrate and grow as Catholics. Some will encounter Friar Hans and perhaps take this first step in realizing their vocation.
(Source of image with story: St. Bonaventure Province.)