Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!   Many people ask my the background and age of men joining the Franciscans in Ireland today.   Generally men are between the ages of 20 and 40.   Their backgrounds are wide and varied.   We have a man who was a School Principal, he’s also an organist, another man was a Civil Engineer who was and still is a good GAA footballer.  We have another chap who studied art and is an excellent Iconographer.   Another worked in Retail for about twelve years and guy who was a student, musician and still is a classy soccer player.   One lad had a Masters Degree in Theology before entering.  Perhaps, you like these men, are searching for a deeper meaning in life??  If so why not make contact with me 

Wishing you peace, joy and many blessings as you continue to discern your vocation.   Remember God is with you.