Discerning one’s vocation happens in the context of a personal relationship with the Lord and His Church. Therefore it is not our intention to recruit or to persuade, but rather to guide, accompany, and with the help of God’s grace, to confirm those signs which indicate God’s will.
The mission of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal Vocation Apostolate is to help young men recognize and discern the call of the Father and to determine whether that call is to our Institute so that they may freely respond to that call with joy and confidence. “The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal was founded by a group of Capuchin friars to respond to a desire to work more definitively for personal and communal renewal and the ongoing reform of the Church.
“By seeking a constant return to the sources of the whole Christian life and to the primitive inspiration of the Rule and Testament of Saint Francis, the Institute attempts to live sincerely and truthfully a life in conformity with the Gospel and the ideals of its Seraphic Father, Saint Francis, as handed on by the Capuchin tradition.” (CFR Constitutions, Introduction)
It is our desire to assist serious and mature men in discovering that particular state in life where God is calling them to become holy and build up the Kingdom of God. Those interested in beginning a process of discernment with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal who are presently living in Europe or in the U.K. are asked to get in contact with the regional vocation director by e-mail or by telephone. Due to visa restrictions, we are unable to take inquiries from those who live in Africa or in Asia.