The Italian Province of St. Anthony of Padua (Northern Italy) has redesigned its vocation website in honor of the 800th anniversary of the entrance of St. Anthony of Padua into Franciscan religious life.

In particular the Province has given a new look to its blog “Vocazione Francescana” ( The blog is a webpage dedicated to all young people who are discerning a vocation. It was created by the friars of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua and especially the staff members of the “Franciscan Youth Center”, a team dedicated to youth and vocation ministry (, which was launched in 2008.
Over the last twelve years, thanks to the blog’s growing following among young people, “Franciscan Vocation” has become a regular feature and a meaningful point of reference for anyone attracted to the Franciscan charism and vocation.
The blog has attracted many curious users, in fact; the site has received more than three million visitors so far (about a thousand visitors per day). Another reason for redesigning the blog, especially its communicative and formative aspects, was that the blog’s manner of vocational proclamation needed to be updated and made more in tune with the hearts and sensibilities of young people.

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