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Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.),
Province of Saint John the
Baptist We live the way of life
established by St. Francis of Assisi
800+ years ago. Yes, our distinctive
brown habit attracts attention, but most of
all we want our alternative lifestyle to stand
out as a living witness to the goodness of God
and the joy of living the Gospel in the 21st
century. We have fraternities of friars around
the U.S. and even in Jamaica! We serve the
Catholic Church in high schools, universities,
parishes, hospitals (as nurses and chaplains),
in inner-city ministries, retreat houses,
publishing (books, social media, and internet
content with “Franciscan Media”), and
missions both foreign and domestic. In all of
our ministries we preach the Good News of
Jesus Christ. Join us in living the gospel in
fraternity, in simplicity, and most of all
joyfully! See our website, www.franciscan.
org, or contact Br. Tim Lamb, O.F.M. at
email@example.com or phone/text: 513-
See ad on page 59. Code #233.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.), Province of
the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin
Mary We are Franciscans, brothers embraced by Mystery which shapes our trust
in God and one another. God’s Providence
has sustained our ministries, made us resilient, and freed us to be open to change. This
freedom fosters our unique commitment as
a Roman and Byzantine Catholic community to re-shape O.F.M. life in response to
the changes in our Churches and world.
The joy of the Gospel urges us to the periphery, where God’s love impels us to invite
others to the experience of Christ’s mercy
and forgiveness. Located primarily in the
Great Lakes area and northeast Pennsylvania, we serve the People of God in a variety
of ministries, including parishes, education,
preaching, chaplaincies, working among
the poor, and in domestic missions in the
Mississippi Delta and the Texas/Mexico border. To learn more, contact: Fr. Greg Plata,
O.F.M., 662-392-3000, gregorysilver@mac.
com; Franciscan Vocation Office: 9230 W.
Highland Park Ave., Franklin, WI 53132
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Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.), Province of the
Immaculate Conception The Franciscans
of the Province of the Immaculate Concep-
tion began in 1855 when Friar Panfilo da
Magliano came from Italy to minister to
Catholics in Upstate New York. He founded
St. Bonaventure University, two Provinces,
and three groups of women religious. His
brothers traveled throughout New York and
New England to spread the Good News.
Today, faithful to the spirit of St. Francis of
Assisi, we minister in New York, New Eng-
land, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Toronto,
Canada; and our mission in El Salvador, Hon-
duras, and Guatemala administering parishes,
schools, retreat centers, reaching out to the
poor, and anywhere that God leads us. If you
are between the ages of 18-38 and would
like to explore the possibility of a life with
us, contact: Fr. Conrad Fernandes, O.F.M.;
See ad on page 59. Code #370.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.),
Province of the Most Holy
Name of Jesus Holy Name
Province is the largest community of Franciscan Friars in the United
States. As an evangelical and missionary
fraternity of more than 300 men, we serve
the people of God in a wide variety of ministries—colleges, parishes, urban ministry
centers, and social outreach—along the East
Coast as well as in foreign countries. Rooted
in the Catholic and Franciscan tradition, we
seek to bring the Gospel into the everyday
experience of all people through teaching,
popular preaching and pastoral leadership.
We foster Christian discipleship by collaborating with those whom we serve and by
standing in solidarity with all people, especially the alienated, the immigrant, and the
poor. If you are between the ages of 21 and
45 and would like more information on the
Franciscan Friars, please contact: Br. Basil
Valente, O.F.M., Vocation Director, at 800-
677-7788 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our
website at www.BeAFranciscan.org.
See ad on page 59. Code #313.
Franciscan Friars (O.F.M.), Province of the
Sacred Heart We are a community of priests
and brothers inspired by St. Francis of Assisi
to live the gospel. We strive to proclaim the
gospel by our lives of prayer, brotherhood,
and service. We live in community and serve
the Church in the Midwest from Northern
Michigan to San Antonio, Texas. We serve
in missions in rural Alaska, Brazil, Africa,
Turkey, and Vietnam. Like Jesus and Francis
who sent their followers to proclaim the
goodness of God, especially to those on the
margins and disadvantaged, we live among
the poor and underserved. We are present in
shelters for the homeless, prisons, hospitals,
with immigrants, in rural and urban parishes,
schools, and the inner city. If you are between
21 and 45 and would like more information
about our way of life, please contact: Br.
Thom Smith, O.F.M. at 314-766-1952; yes@
befranciscan.com. Or visit our website www.
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Glenmary Home Missioners
(G.H.M.) Go, therefore, and make
disciples of all nations—including
our own! Glenmary is a commu-
nity of missionary priests and brothers with
a unique calling to serve rural mission areas
of the United States. Glenmarians take up the
challenge to serve the spiritual and material
needs of people living in some of the most
impoverished counties in the South and Ap-
palachia. Glenmary Missioners bring the
sacraments to places where frequently less
than 1 percent of the population is Catholic.
They evangelize in counties where over 50
percent of the population is unchurched.
Glenmary missioners proclaim and witness
to the Good News of Jesus Christ and the
power of God’s love, mercy, and justice. Glen-
mary also has opportunities for long-term lay
volunteers in our missions. For more infor-
mation or to attend a “Come & See” week-
end, contact: Br. David Henley., G.H.M., P.O.
Box 465618, Cincinnati, OH 45246, 1-800-
935-0975, email@example.com, or visit
our website at glenmary.org. See our online
ad at VocationNetwork.org.
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Hospitaller Order of St. John of
God, (O.H.) Hospitaller Brothers
can be found in over 50 countries
around the world in hospitals,
nursing homes, centers for the elderly,
schools for children with special needs, and
countless other programs for those in need.
As sons of St. John of God, we strive by word
and deed to proclaim the love of God through
the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and His
Church to all. As Brothers, we are called to
live in community with other men who profess the same vows of Poverty, Chastity,
Obedience, and Hospitality. Our lives as
Brothers of St. John of God allow us to
deepen our own relationship with the Lord,
as we as bring hope to those in need. Each of
our communities has the spirit of our Order,
which is Hospitality. It is through this spirit
we strive to welcome all with whom we come
into contact. Vocation inquiries: Province of
the Good Shepherd in North America; sjog-na.org; VocationsUsa@sjog-na.org; Vocation-sCanada@sjog-na.org; 815-472-3131.
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Jesuits (S.J.) We are the Society of Jesus, a
Roman Catholic order of priests and brothers founded half a millennium ago by the
soldier-turned-mystic Ignatius Loyola. But
most people call us “the Jesuits.” In the vision
of our founder, we seek to “find God in all
things.” We dedicate ourselves to the “greater
glory of God” and the good of all humanity.
With 16,000-plus priests, brothers, scholastics and novices worldwide, we are the largest
male religious order in the Catholic Church.
We are pastors, teachers, and chaplains. We
are also doctors, lawyers, and astronomers,
among many other roles in Church and society. We aim to be “contemplatives in action,”
people who bring our rich spiritual tradition
into the wider world. Might you join us in
this mission? Visit beajesuit.org and @beaje-suit on Instagram and Facebook.
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