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Holy Name Province

With more than 300 men serving the people of God in a wide variety of settings — colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers and diverse social ministries along the East Coast as well as in overseas missions — we are the largest of seven provinces in the United States belonging to the Order of Friars Minor. Like Franciscans world-wide, we strive to continue our Order’s 800-year-old mission, bringing the Gospel into the everyday experience of men and women through our life in fraternity and compassionate service to all.

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Franciscan Vocation Ministry

Welcome to the Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province! Are you being called to our way of life? Have you ever considered becoming a Franciscan friar? We hope that the information provided on our page will invite you to consider a rewarding, fulfilling life of dedicated service to God’s people. Bring along your gifts, talents, and life experiences, and join a movement that for 800 years has been rebuilding and renewing the Church. We look forward to hearing from you, answering questions, and assisting you in discerning your call.

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FriarWorks: Office of Development

It’s said that poverty in the U.S. is largely invisible. Not to us. We see its many faces every day—adults, children, immigrants, the elderly, the sick and drug addicted. A rainbow of races, struggling to get by. We’re Franciscan Friars. Following in the footsteps of St. Francis, we have renounced all worldly possessions and devoted our lives to the service of those most in need. Headquartered in New York City, FriarWorks is a non-profit network of Friar parishes across the Eastern seaboard, providing life-changing services to people in poverty.