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.

VOCATIONS

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    Dear Brothers, 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
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Br. Victor will be assisting Fr. Peter Banks in the Vocation ministry. He resides in Burlingame and will be an asset in contacting young men interested in religious life.  
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Welcome to Postulancy 2020   Marciano begins the postulancy. He received the TAU on the feast of the Stigmata when the saint of Assisi received the wounds of Christ in his hands, feet and side.
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The Caperone is a bi-monthly newsletter produced and edited by the novices of the North American Pacific Capuchin Conference at San Lorenzo Novitiate. CaperoneAugust2020
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” let us work unceasingly at our own conversion and that of others

 

~ Capuchin Constitutions

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