Last week I spoke to members of the Secular Franciscan Order in Athlone about vocations. I encouraged them to pray for vocations and not to shy away about speaking to their children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces about this alternative option.
This is an option rarely spoken about now at career days, this option of becoming a Franciscan, a priest, brother or sister. There are many vocations out there, young men and women in their twenties and thirties waiting to be invited. Speak to them and some of them might give you an ear, give you a hearing. If you are in your twenties or thirties and think that you have a Franciscan Vocation why not contact me at