Twelve Men Receive the Franciscan Habit

Welcome to our 12 Newest Conventual Francsicans!  On July 19, 2017 in our chapel at St. Francis Friary in Arroyo Grande, CA, our current 6 Novices were sent back to their respective provinces, and our 12 postulants, after completing their postulant year in Chicago, received the habit and began their Novitiate Year. Please keep these men in your prayers, and enjoy the short (1 minute 28 second) slideshow of the ceremony.  You may view more of the ceremony (3 minute 21 seconds) at:

Are you called to receive the habit too?  Know someone who might be? Find out more information about becoming a Franciscan on our Vocation Information page. Download the brochure and give it to someone! Peace and All Good!