Franciscan Vocations OLG Province

Welcome to our Franciscan Vocation Page. Do you feel called to be a follower of St. Francis? Visit our web site at www.swfranciscans.org. Tambien hablamos español.

BRIEF HISTORY

The Franciscan presence in the Southwest is part of a huge worldwide family. Our history here in the Southwest has two important figures that have imprinted on our hearts the missionary spirit of service; Fr. Marcos de Niza OFM who came in 1539 and Anselm Weber OFM who came from the Midwest in 1898 who pushed the expansion of the Franciscans missions throughout New Mexico and Arizon

Operating as usual

06/15/2021

Found this photo in the Custody of the Holy Land Newsletter. Check out the boys' facial expressions. Very cool. Nothing like starting out on the Lord's call early, huh?

Found this photo in the Custody of the Holy Land Newsletter. Check out the boys' facial expressions. Very cool. Nothing like starting out on the Lord's call early, huh?

05/31/2021

Spending some time this Memorial Day with the friars: (l-r) Fr. Lalo, Fr. Reynaldo, Br. Efren, Br. Jesus, and Br. Noe. Our theologians, Bro. Jesus and Bro. Noe, are on summer internship.

Photos from Franciscan Vocations OLG Province's post 05/27/2021

Last night (5/26/21) the Friars officially said goodbye and thank you to the awesome parishioners of St. Francis Parish in Gallup as we turned the Parish over to the Diocese.

04/25/2021

May the Lord inspire many to respond to his call to the priesthood and consecrated life and may those who have responded continue to persevere.

02/27/2021

Researching the website of the National Black and Indian Mission Office, I noted that our own Fr. Edgardo Diaz (from St. Michaels Mission in Arizona) is featured on their page. (He's the one on the right! Sorry, couldn't resist.) This weekend several Dioceses takes up a second collection to help this wonderful effort.

Researching the website of the National Black and Indian Mission Office, I noted that our own Fr. Edgardo Diaz (from St. Michaels Mission in Arizona) is featured on their page. (He's the one on the right! Sorry, couldn't resist.) This weekend several Dioceses takes up a second collection to help this wonderful effort.

02/15/2021

Congratulations to Friar Jesús Osornio from OLG Province and 12 other Franciscan Student Friars who received the ministry of Lector at St. Joseph Friary in Chicago yesterday. (Thanks to the friars at St. Joseph's for the photo.)

Congratulations to Friar Jesús Osornio from OLG Province and 12 other Franciscan Student Friars who received the ministry of Lector at St. Joseph Friary in Chicago yesterday. (Thanks to the friars at St. Joseph's for the photo.)

Who Are the US-6 OFM Franciscan Friars? 02/01/2021

Who Are the US-6 OFM Franciscan Friars?

Six US Franciscan Provinces are working diligently to form one province. The anticipated merger is 2023. The OLG Vocation Office is one of those offices already actively involved in this process. Check out the video.

Who Are the US-6 OFM Franciscan Friars?

01/01/2021
12/23/2020
10/04/2020

Happy Feast of St. Francis from the US Southwest Vocation Office and the Friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province.

08/15/2020

Our local OLG Vocation Director is Fr. Erasmo and you can contact him at SWFRANCISCANS.ORG.

06/27/2020

Congratulations to our brother Noe and blessings as he begins a new chapter in his Franciscan Formation.

11/27/2019

We are grateful for all you do to promote vocations to the Franciscan way of life.

11/12/2019

Happy Birthday (11/12) to our OLG Vocation Director, Fr. Erasmo. Feliz Cumpleaños a nuestro promotor de vocaciones, p. Erasmo.

11/06/2019

Southwest Franciscans

Please pray for those who may be discerning a vocation with the Southwest Franciscans. If you would like to learn more or talk to our Vocation Director, Fr. Erasmo, visit https://swfranciscans.org/become-a-friar

11/02/2019
10/17/2019

The quote below is the petition the novices made this past week to receive the habit at the investiture ceremony.

10/02/2019

Yesterday OLG Franciscans celebrated the jubilees of four friars: Fr. Gino and Bro. Duane celebrated 50 years of Religious life, Fr. Lalo celebrated 25 years of Religious life, and Fr. Pio celebrated 25 years of Priestly life. Congratulations to these wonderful and dedicated friars.

09/21/2019

The Franciscans (OFM)

The Vocation Director for the Southwest U.S. Franciscans is Fr. Erasmo Romero. His email is [email protected].

A short video presentation about who we are, our brotherhood and our ministry as Franciscans.

07/27/2019

Frs. Charlie (l), Jorge (c), and Lalo (r) celebrating the installation of the new bishop of Las Cruces.

06/04/2019

Recently the US-6 vocation directors were asked “What do you find most rewarding about your work?” Here’s how Fr. Erasmo from OLG responded:

The most rewarding aspect is the faith that I see in the men who express an interest in Franciscan life. They are always on fire with idealism, both for living as St. Francis lived and for following Christ. It does not always work out that they discern to enter Franciscan formation, but it is rewarding that their faith will express itself in some way for the good of the Church.

05/11/2019
franciscan.org 05/10/2019

Movie celebrates meeting of St. Francis and Sultan. - Franciscan Friars

franciscan.org Eight hundred years ago, Francis of Assisi crossed the battlefields to share the Christian faith with Muslim leader, al-Malik al-Kamil, in Damietta, Egypt. In celebration of this event, we invite you to view the film, The Sultan and the Saint, at locations around Cincinnati and Detroit.

05/01/2019

Special Blessings on all of our brothers today.

Celebrating Religious Brothers Day today, May 1st.

05/01/2019

Fr. Larry Hayes and Fr. Erasmo Romero listening to a presentation being given by Dr. Maureen K. Day to the Franciscans involved in the formation of our students . The meeting is taking place in Colorado Springs this week.

03/29/2019

Spring has come to our Casa Guadalupe Curia in Albuquerque.

01/01/2019
12/24/2018
12/04/2018

Br. Noe Alfaro happily serving at our annual Appreciation Dinner last night in Albuquerque.

11/20/2018
11/10/2018

Southwest Franciscans

Last night several friars, friends, and family members of our brother Miguel Alcantar joined him as he presented his Senior Recital at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. It was a two part recital, vocal and organ. In the comment section below, I have listed the voice and organ selections. Bro. Miguel graduates in December. Congratulations to our Brother Miguel.

10/31/2018

Several Friars attended today's Papal Audience at the Vatican. We were one of many, many groups recognized.

10/20/2018

It is always a treat when Friars get together. In this picture we are celebrating Eucharistic Day with the Poor Clares in Roswell, NM on Thursday, October 18.

09/28/2018

Fr. Erasmo made a new goat friend recently when he interviewed a potential candidate for the Franciscans in Washington State. This is timely as the Feast of St. Francis approaches (on Oct. 4) and many Franciscan parishes will have the blessing of pets.

09/15/2018

The Friars and Clergy from the east side of the Diocese of Las Cruces NM celebrated a Farewell Mass last evening (9/14) with Bishop Oscar Cantu as he prepares to assume his new assignment in the Diocese of San Jose. Fr. Charlie and Fr. Lalo posed with Bishop before the Mass.

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1204 Stinson St SW
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