The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

House of Discernment in NYC

The life of a Franciscan is one of joyful service, communal life, and a holy simplicity founded in Christ. For more than 800 years, Catholic men have followed in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi, striving to continually rebuild Christ’s Church in every era and age. 

If you feel a calling towards the path of Saint Francis, and are considering offering your life to Christ and the Catholic Church, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement invite you to live in their House of Discernment located in New York City. Just as Christ invited the first apostles to follow Him by inviting them into the place where He was staying, the Friars invite young men considering a vocation to “come and see”.  

This ministry helps men discern a possible call to religious life while living and praying with the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.

To learn more about the House of Discernment, download the brochure now!