Franciscan Vocation Program


The Franciscan Vocation Program at Siena College is a vocational discernment program for young men of college age who are considering the possibility of becoming a Franciscan. Our program meets periodically for prayer and discussion. We often bring in friars and other guest speakers to talk about their own vocational journey and their experiences in ministry. At other meetings we discuss various topics in spirituality and religious life that are decided upon by the group.

Periodically the students are invited to share a meal and conversation with the entire friar community at Siena. Once a semester we plan an overnight or all-weekend retreat off campus, at such places as Weston Priory in Vermont.

Students in the Vocation Program are encouraged to participate in volunteer service through the Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy, and to be actively involved in the liturgies and events sponsored by the Chaplain’s Office.

Students who are interested in joining the Vocation Program are invited to contact Br. Walter Liss.

For further details about pursuing a Franciscan Vocation in Holy Name Province, please visit our Vocation Office's website.