‘Why the heck aren’t you a friar?’ Brother Michael answers the call
“My mom would tell you that, from a very early age, I was fascinated with everything church,” Brother Michael shares. “But religious life did not cross my mind until my mid-30s, when I was asked one evening, ‘Why the heck aren’t you a friar?’”
While faith was always important for Franciscan friar Michael Perras, OFM, the road to discovering his vocation as a religious brother was neither straightforward nor short. However, long before he had even heard of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, God was preparing him to answer the call.
Brother Michael Perras
Brother Michael grew up in Glenavon, a small