In order to foster vocations, our friars have instituted a “vocation corner” in the bulletins of our parishes, schools and other ministries, with plans to fill those “corners” with personal vocation stories.
Vocation Story ~ Friar Dennis Mason, OFM Conv.
Just as I was ready for high school the Friars came to my home town and opened a school where I and some friends enrolled. The Friars challenged us to be our best and were compassionate when we struggled. The thought of a vocation from my earlier years was re-awakened and I entered the Order after graduation. That was fifty years ago. As in anyone’s life, there have been difficult times, but never any regrets. Prayer, acceptance and support, shared among the Friars and among the people we serve, have been cornerstones of life and ministry for me. Years ago, I sensed God’s call and still sense it today. So, I keep listening and keep giving thanks for the Franciscan life God gives me.