Postulancy is a nine month period where men are introduced to religious life, initiated into Franciscan spirituality, and concentrate on human development. During this time, postulants live in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and may be enrolled at St. Francis University as a part-time student. Most postulants take two courses each semester, which might include philosophy, religious studies, or pastoral ministry, and they are engaged in a weekly volunteer ministry. 

Postulants receiving the TAU Cross.

Pictured from Left to Right: Brother Gabriel Mary Amato, TOR, Director of Postulants, Michael Ingram, Kolbe Spencer, Tyson Murphy and Very Rev. Richard Davis, TOR, Minister Provincial.