Franciscan Vocation Directors' Meeting
Monday, September 14, 21 Franciscan Vocation Directors will meet in Scottsdale, AZ at the Franciscan Renewal Center. We meet every other year and rotate the responsibility for the gathering among the membership. This year the OFMs are responsible and, as Chair of that group, I got to organize this meeting with the help of a couple of other Friars.
The membership of this Mega Conference, as we call it, is the Vocation Directors of the various mens Franciscan Orders. That is us, the Franciscans, along with the Conventual Franciscans, the Capuchin Franciscans, The Third Order Regulars, and the Society of Atonement. They come from all of the English speaking countries, although the vast majority are from here in the USA.
The Franciscan Renewal Center is operated by the Santa Barbara Franciscans and has a history of serving the southwest as a center for prayer, peace, and justice.