Initial Contact Form

    Basic Information

    Best time to call:

    Are you a US citizen?:

    Current state of life:


    Religious Background

    Have you received the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation?:

    Are you a convert to the Catholic Church?:

    If divorced, have you petitioned for an annulment from the Catholic Church?:

    Have you ever applied to and/or entered another religious community or seminary?:

    Do you have a spiritual director?:

    If so, do you see him/her regularly?:

    What is your vocation interest at this time?:


    Health Background

    How would you describe your personal health:

    Do you have any physical handicaps?:

    Do you participate in any recovery programs?:


    Educational History

    Did you graduate from high school?:

    Do you have a GED?:

    Do you have a college degree?:

    Do you have a graduate degree?:

    “Do you have any debt for which you are responsible?:


    Occupational History

    Are you presently employed?:

    Have you ever served in the military?:

    Do you have a police record?:

    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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