Becoming a member of the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope

The Franciscan Missionaries of Hope has richness of vocations. This is both a blessing and a challenge. We believe in giving those who meet the recruitment standards a chance to discern their vocation with us. As we embrace the blessing and embark on facing the challenge, we are forever grateful to God who has abundantly provided for us through the prayers and the generosity of our benefactors and the people of goodwill.

Currently, we recruit candidates from the three East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Steps to Joining the Franciscan Missionaries of Hope

Correspondence with the vocation director through mail using the provided address.

After correspondence has been established, you will be invited for a three months “live-in/come-and-see” experience as an aspirant: to come and experience our community life.

If admitted, you will have one year of postulancy, one year of novitiate, three year of Philosophical Studies, one year of Franciscan Studies, and four years of Theological Studies. Theology is not required of those who are not seeking ordination to priesthood: those who want to commit themselves to be lay brothers.

Vocation Director
Lyke Community
P.O. Box 15319 – 00509
Nairobi – Kenya.
Phone: +254 769 133 821

“A man who works with his hands is a labourer. A man who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. A man who works with his haands, his head, and his heart is an artist.”