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

August 2nd, 2020 The feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels dates back to before the days of St. Francis. By the year 1045 there was a chapel in Assisi called “St. Mary of the Angels” because of the belief angels had appeared there. By
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Marciano was accepted into the Order. He will begin his Postulancy in Berkeley on September 2020. Fr. Hung will be the Postulancy Director.    
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This Lent/Holy week, let’s remember the greatest event in human history. “CHRIST HAS DIED, CHRIST IS RISEN, CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN.” CaperoneLent-March2020
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Fr. Javier and Fr. David visiting from Mexico celebrate Mass at Old Mission Santa Ines.
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” let us work unceasingly at our own conversion and that of others


~ Capuchin Constitutions

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