May the Lord give you His peace brothers! As a province of Capuchin Friars, we have entered Lent- a time that was cherished by our inspired founder: St. Francis. As a friar in 20221, I am made to reflect on my religious life and how often...

Dear Friends of Padre Pio, Peace and goodwill to each of you! Although it seems strange, at times we do not really know where we are, nor how we are, nor where we are going. We confuse our reality with our thoughts colored by fears, prejudices, and...

    Let Us Pray for Ukraine Letter of the General Minister Prot. N. 00141/22 Rome, 26 February 2022 Dear Brothers, May the Lord give you peace! These days, the media around the world are constantly reporting the tragic event of the war against Ukraine. What we see transpiring in this neighboring...

  Dear Friends of Padre Pio, Peace and goodness to each of you! Knowing the goal or sense of one’s life is half the battle of getting there. The other half consists in the means we use, and these may vary considerably. For example, to build a house...

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Prayer for Enlightenment Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God, grant us in our misery [the grace] to do for You alone what we know You want us to do, and always to desire what pleases You. Thus, inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the...

Happy Friar Friday! Today we want to introduce you to someone very special in our province, Father David Beaumont. He is a capuchin missionary priest who is truly walking in the footsteps of our dear friend Saint Francis himself.   Father David knew from a young age...

For Your Love O Lord, I pray that the fiery and sweet strength of your love may draw my soul to you from all things that are under heaven, that I may die for love of your love as you did die for the love of my love. Amen. ...

SENDING FORTH MASS OF FR. ADAN AS A MISSIONARY   Yesterday, Friday, January 7, at the closing mass of our XX Assembly, our custos Fr. Israel Maldonado sent forth our brother Adán Gomez  as a missionary to the land of the Amazon.   Fr. Adán will leave in the...

Happy Friar Friday!   Today we’d like to introduce you to Br. Lance C. Love OFM Cap. He is the Business Administrator at the San Lorenzo Seminary. He has been a friar for 27 years!   Br. Lance was born in Oakland, CA and currently lives in Santa Ynez,...

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