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Become A Friar

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Here's the deal...


Friars, live the way of life established by St. Francis of Assisi 800+ years ago. Yes, our distinctive brown habit attracts attention. But most of all  our alternative lifestyle stands out as a witness to the Goodness of God and the joy of living the Gospel in the 21st century. We have fraternities of friars around the USA and even in Jamaica! We serve the Catholic Church in high schools, universities, parishes, hospitals (as nurses and chaplains), in inner city ministries, retreat houses, publishing (books, social media & internet content with Franciscan Media), and missions both foreign and domestic. In all of our ministries we preach the Good News of Jesus Christ. Join us in living the gospel in fraternity, in simplicity and most of all joyfully!

Is this life for you?


Do you feel a stirring in your heart? Do things that once brought you a great deal of joy no longer capture your interest as before? Well, even Saint Francis of Assisi had a similar experience. Eventually he figured out what God was asking of him. He came to discover that God was calling him to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a radical way. Perhaps God is calling you to do the same!

Discernment=what u do if God calls u!


Discernment cannot be done in isolation. Talk with others about your hopes and dreams for the future.

It involves both listening with your ears and heart. Listen to what God and others are saying. 

This entails being aware of God’s presence within us and seeking to know what God intends for our lives.

Discernment concludes with action! For example: calling a Vocation Director to discuss God's call in your life.

A good fit
To a large extent, discernment is the process of finding the best fit. God calls and a religious institute/diocese helps affirm that call resulting in finding, "the right fit."

Ready to get serious about God's call?

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We are here to help you discern God's call

If you feel called by God to join religious life as a Friar Minor (aka Franciscan Friar) plz don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

St. Anthony Friary & Shrine (our office)

5000 Colerain Ave, Cincinnati, Ohio 45223, United States

(513) 218-3547 (call or text)


Don't sweat the hours, when you are ready contact us!