THE PRAYER BEFORE THE CRUCIFIX AT SAN DAMIANO Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command. ...

Happy Friar Friday! Today we introduce you to Brother Lijoy Chiriyankandath Jose. He is a formator in our Order. This means he is a teacher to our novices and seminarians! He has been a friar for 25 Years. Br. Lijoy is orginically from India and currently...

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may...

Happy #FriarFriday! Today we introduce you to Fr. Miguel Angel Ortiz! He is our Provincial Secretary and has a Friar for 44 years. He is originally from San Jose, California and now lives at St. Francis of Assisi Friary in Burlingame, CA. Fr. Miguel knew he...

Happy #FriarFriday! Today we introduce you to Fr. Peter Ronald S. Eugenio! Br. Peter has been a friar for 37 years! He knew he wanted to join the Brotherhood during his elementary years, but joined the Capuchins in 1978. He is from the Philippines and...

Happy #FriarFriday! Today we want to introduce you to Br. Alexander Rodriguez, O.F.M. Cap! Brother Alexander is a Guardian, Elderly Brother Caretaker and our Assistant Vocation Director. He has been a friar for 9 years and he joined the brotherhood at 18, right out of...

Happy #FriarFriday! We hope you all had a blessed Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones! Today we want to introduce you to our Vicar Provincial, Post-Novitiate Formation Director and Guardian Fr. Hai Ho, OFM Cap!   Father Hai has been a friar for 16 years. He...

November 2021 Dear Friends of Padre Pio, Peace and goodwill to each of you! Where is God? And where can I meet Him? We ask this question many times as children and even as adults. One has the suspicion that there is something beyond oneself that one cannot...

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