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“…since the brotherhood must constantly grow in virtue, in the perfection of love, and in the spirit of the Gospel rather than in number, those who wish to embrace our life must be thoroughly examined and accompanied with care in the discernment of their vocation.” 

Capuchin Constitutions

Formation is a lifelong endeavor. While separated into two sections: initial and on-going – both are the committed journey each friar has to embark on. Listed here are the formation process of the Capuchin Order and specifically the requirements of the Western America – Our Lady of Angels Province.

Applicant Requirements:

Aspirants seeking to enter this way of life are encouraged to contact the Vocation Office to get more information, to join in our Come-and-See weekends, discernment directions and learn about the application process.

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Stages of Formation

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POSTULANCY

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NOVITIATE

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POST-NOVITIATE

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