What does O.F.M. stand for when it follows a priest’s name?
O.F.M. stands for the Order of Friars Minor, the official title of the Franciscan order. When the initials follow the name of a priest or lay religious, it indicates that the person is a Franciscan. Sometimes you may see O.F.M. followed by a “Cap.” or “Conv.” These two titles indicate orders within the Franciscan order, respectively the Capuchin order and the Conventual order. For example, the Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey and St. Padre Pio were both Franciscans, but Fr. Casey belonged to the Capuchin branch and Padre Pio to the Conventual branch.