Initial Contact Form - US Franciscans

Initial Contact Form

Basic Information


Religious Background


Health Background


Educational History


Occupational History

General Guidelines for Admission to the Friars

A candidate for our way of life is:

  • a man between 21 and 45 years of age
  • a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • in good physical and mental health
  • open to learning about and living a Franciscan religious life in the 21st century
  • committed to living the vows of celibate chastity, poverty and obedience
  • prayerful with a desire to mature in the spiritual life
  • seeking to live and serve in fraternal communities
  • a practicing Roman Catholic for at least two years after the completion of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion)
  • free of significant financial and family obligations
  • a high school graduate, or, if you wish to minister as a priest, completion of at least two years of college

Initial Contact Form

Basic Information


Religious Background


Health Background


Educational History


Occupational History

General Guidelines for Admission to the Friars

A candidate for our way of life is:

  • a man between 21 and 45 years of age
  • a citizen or legal permanent resident of the U.S.
  • in good physical and mental health
  • open to learning about and living a Franciscan religious life in the 21st century
  • committed to living the vows of celibate chastity, poverty and obedience
  • prayerful with a desire to mature in the spiritual life
  • seeking to live and serve in fraternal communities
  • a practicing Roman Catholic for at least two years after the completion of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Communion)
  • free of significant financial and family obligations
  • a high school graduate, or, if you wish to minister as a priest, completion of at least two years of college

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