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...

Happy Friar Friday!! Another week has passed and we are SO excited to introduce you to Father Joseph Seraphin OFM Cap! He is currently the Provincial Minister and has been a friar for 21 years. He was born in Southern California and now lives at...

Happy Friar Friday! Here at the Capuchin Franciscans - Western America Province, we would never run short on updating you with the wonderful works that we partake in, but we really want to start introducing our Brothers to our amazing online family. They are the...

Please submit your most precious intentions and we will keep you and your loved ones in our daily prayers.     [ninja_form id=17]...

Pax et Bonum! Our celebration of the Lord's paschal mysteries is quickly approaching, and it remains for me a wonderful opportunity to share some thoughts with you....

It is nearly impossible to overstate the profound love St. Francis of Assisi had for the Word of God. The emphatic opening statement of the Rule defines the life of the Friars Minor, “to live the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” God’s Word...

For five years before Postulancy, I led a local chapter of a chastity ministry called The Goretti Group. With our over-sexualized culture drawing many people away from chastity, this experience had its challenges but it also helped me realize some of the things I desired...

Yesterday evening upon entering the Curia’s chapel, there was something unusual there that struck me. One of the brothers, particularly good at such things, had set up a small scene near the entrance. It is customary during this time to prepare nativity scenes. ...

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