Vocation Houses in the Franciscan Spirit -- 

Discern How God May Be Calling You


The houses are both a short distance from historic Saint Andrew's Oratory (currently under restoration) and Mary's Glen outdoor spiritual oasis for prayer.

Each month will begin with a conference on a Sunday afternoon. Subsequent weeks will have opportunities to deepen your understanding of the talk topic through small group discussions or Bible study. You will have ample opportunity to pray and discern your next step in life.

Guadalupe Men's House photos on this link.  Annunciation Women's House photos on this link.

Franciscan Vocation House Spiritual Advisor: Father Dan Koehl

How may God be calling you to follow Him?

Living in a  Franciscan Vocation House may help you discern.


A Franciscan Vocation House is a peaceful home of like minded Catholics or those exploring the Catholic faith. They pray, fellowship, eat, and work together in an atmosphere of Franciscan peace, humility, and simplicity.


Residents fall into two categories:


1. Long term residents who are either living or affiliated with the Rule of Life of the Confraternity of Penitents


2. Shorter term residents who may or may not be affiliated with the Confraternity but who are discerning their next step, be it

+ Entering a Career

+ Continuing Education

+ Starting a Business

+ Contemplating Marriage

+ Exploring Single Life Vocations

+ Discerning a Religious Vocation or Diocesan Priesthood

+ Any Other Major Life Choice


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