Pilgrims. Preachers.

Lesser Brothers.


Living the Gospel life

In Fraternity, Prayer, Austerity & Joyful Penance,

Out of Love for the Crucified Christ

We Are Capuchins

The Capuchin Friars Minor is a Catholic Religious Order of men, a reform of the Order of the Friars Minor; We Capuchin Franciscans, inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, dedicate our lives serving the poor and marginalized, living the Gospel in fraternal love, while emphasizing a life of community, simple austerity and contemplative prayer.

Is God Calling You?


Lay Brother

The vocation of the Lay Brother is an essential part of our Capuchin identity and way of life. Many of our Capuchin Saints were Lay Brothers who devoted their lives to serve those most in need as Porters, Infirmarians and Questors who begged for alms for the Friary and the poor. Today the brothers uses their professional skills and technical trade in working both within the needs of the Order and also in the community.

Ordained Brother

Some of the brothers are further called to minister through the Sacrament of Holy Orders. A vocation within his Franciscan vocation. A Capuchin priest is first and foremost called to live with, pray and serve his fraternal community.  He is able to serve the poor and marginalized by providing the Sacraments while working in a parish, chaplain in hospitals, prisons and schools, a missionary in the US and around the world, or as retreat Master and itinerant Preacher.


Latest News

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.
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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 is the focal point of Franciscan contemplation,
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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 in life that have been provided for me through living with
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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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” let us work unceasingly at our own conversion and that of others


~ Capuchin Constitutions

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