Pax et Bonum! The customary greeting, "Pax et Bonum" — Peace and All Good — is how Saint Francis of Assisi would enthusiastically greet those whom he met on his journey.
Thank you for contacting the Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province. I am happy to help you in any way that is needed with your discernment to religious life.
In order to best respond to God's call, it is important that we get to know each other. I ask that you please answer each question below. This form is not an application, and you assume no obligation by completing it. The information you provide is strictly confidential and will be seen only by those working with you in your discernment process.
If you would like to contact me directly, feel free to do so at:
Fr. Brian Smail, OFM, Vocation Director
Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province
129 West 31st Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001-3403
Phone: 1-800-677-7788 or 646-473-0265, ext. 345
Thanks again for your interest in the Franciscans. I look forward to hearing from you.