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Vocations and Membership

Professed Members: Men and Women (friars and sisters) who have bound themselves to the community through the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, living in small communities, in hermitages, or with their families. Professed dedicate themselves to prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours twice daily, the Augustinian meditative study of scripture and theology each day, and a ministry of inclusive justice and communio. Membership is ecumenical and inclusive to anyone who has reached the age of 21 and is self-sufficient regardless of orientation, marital status, or other considerations. All are welcome at our Table! Faculties for candidates who wish Holy Orders are provided by our Prior General/Bishop. Clerics from other Sacramental Churches are welcome to join with permission of their bishop. Professed have certain obligations to community functions, particularly the annual chapter each year in August.

Living a 4th Century Rule in the 21st Century

  • Members live on their own, in small communities, or with their family
  • Members live poverty within self-sufficiency and a spirit of shared resources as “tent making” friars
  • Celibacy is an option but not a requirement
  • Membership is open to all equally regardless of gender, marital status, or sexual orientation

For more information about vocations or oblation in the AIHM, please Click the Vocations Form in the menu to the right, or contact Fr. Thomas Gabriel Bradshaw below:

Fr. Tommi Gabriel Bradshaw
Vocations Director
Holy Annunciation Friary
Hagerstown, MD