Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!   Many young people finishing 3rd Level education are considering their future careers at this time.   Perhaps many in their twenties and thirties already in a career are disillusioned and are considering change, thinking about something more exciting, something more meaningful.   I’ve no doubt that a number of men and women in both categories have thought about Priesthood or Religious Life.   I know some young professionals who are already discering their vocation.

If you are looking for a meaningful and very challenging way of life look no further than the FRANCISCANS.   As well as male Franciscans there are many female Franciscan Congregations, not least the Poor Clares, founded by Sts Francis and Clare of Assisi.

If you’d like to find out more about being a Franciscan Friar why not contact me at

Wishing you much joy as you continue on your discernment journey.

God is with you.