Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!   In Chapter 1 of Christus Vivit (Christ is Alive) Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation to Young People and the Entire People of God’, the Pope gives some great examples from the Old Testament in Chapter 1 of God’s call to Youth.   I recommend that you ponder just this one particular example if  you feel that God is calling you to a special  vocation in life:“Samuel was still a young boy, yet the Lord spoke to him.   Thanks to the advice of an adult, he opened his heart to hear God’s call; ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’ (I Sam 3: 9-10)   As a result, Samuel became a great prophet who intervened at critical moments in the history of the country.”  

If you are reading this blog perhaps God is calling you to the FRANCISCAN WAY OF LIFE.   If you feel that this might be  so please do contact me so that I can help you in your Vocational Discernment.    There will be absolutely no pressure to enter the Franciscans.   Your Vocation is God’s call and I’m only here to help and support you in your vocational discernment.      

God bless you,


Pat Lynch OFM