Saturday, May 04, 2013

Franciscan Day of Recollection

This weekend the Vocations Centre has been able to host a group of eight Conventual Franciscans who  came to us with one of their superiors from Rome. The Conventuals have undergone something of a resurgence in vocations in recent years and some of the many younger friars, as well as a postulant, are pictured in the photo above taken by the main entrance to the Vocations Centre. Please pray that they will all persevere and that other men enquiring with them will decide to go ahead and apply. The Conventuals, or Greyfriars, as we know them in England are one of those Congregations that has adapted to take older vocations and found, as a consequence, that younger ones followed on in time.

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