October 28, 2019 ~ Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude
May the Lord grant you His peace!
As we friars celebrate the Feast of the Apostles, Simon and Jude, we remember great gift that we have been given; our vocations and the call to follow in the footsteps of Jesus, as the Apostles and other Saints did. Last week, our newest Vocation Poster (above) showing the men who are continuing their Franciscan journeys, as they prepare for service as “apostles,” was published. Posters have now has been distibuted to our varied ministries.
On the weekend of November 8-10, 2019, we will be hosting our next “Come and See” weekend. Thanks be to God, six men are signed up to attend it. Please accompany us in prayer as these men come to see our way of life and continue to discern their evangelical and apostolic call.
Once again, thank you for your support and encouragement of vocations. I will be happy to be available to any of your ministries to speak about or present on Franciscan Life. Thanks for being wonderful followers—apostles — of the Lord.
Friar Russell Governale, OFM Conv.
Vocations Director ~ Our Lady of the Angels Province
Note: Our Vocation Office has recently updated some of our vocation literature. If you are interested in printing these items with your parishes, schools, youth groups and young adult organizations, please feel free to share. If you want a copy of our Vocation Poster for your parish or school, or if you have any questions about discernment as a Franciscan Friar Conventual, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.