• FRATERNAL. CONTEMPLATIVE. JOYFUL


    Just a few words that describe what it's like to be a friar.  

    By professing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience the friars have chosen a special way of following our Lord.  In giving up everything in service of God and their brothers and sisters the friars find what really matters. Hear what a few of our friars have to say about what becoming a friar was like: 

  • Becoming A Friar Was...

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    Brother Nathan

    Brother Nathan Meckey, TOR

    Entered August 2009

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    ...the beginning of a journey. After entering I really found my vocation and learned what it means to be converted day by day. The journey is ongoing and I'm happy to be a part of the ride.
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    Father Malachi

    Father Malachi Van Tassell, TOR

    Entered August 1997

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    ... was an answer to God's call and the beginning of an exciting adventure, going where God leads.
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    Father Vince

    Fr. Vincent Yeager, TOR

    Entered August 2011

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    ...the only way to satisfy the desire God placed in my heart. It's so much better than I could have imagined!
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    Father Gregory

    Fr. Gregory Plow, TOR

    Entered August 2001

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    ...the beginning of a wonderful lifelong journey in which I seek to conform my life more to Christ's in imitation of St. Francis.
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    Father Jason

    Father Jason Wooleyhan, TOR

    Entered August 2010

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    ...many times difficult or challenging, but the difficulties have always been the kind that prove God's providence and healing power.
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    Brother Gabe

    Br. Gabriel Amato, TOR

    Entered August 1971

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    ...my response to the Lord's invitation to follow Him in a deeper life of consecration after the example of St. Francis of Assisi.