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

Fr. Hai and the postulants from the Western America Province recently joined forces with seven postulants from the Mid-America Province and their director, Fr. Bill Kraus, OFM Cap., for a week-long service immersion trip to Juarez, Mexico. During the course of the week, the group
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Enjoy the latest Province news and please consider participating in the 2014 Annual Fund. Every gift makes a critical difference in the lives of those we service. Our Annual Appeal gives us an opportunity to work together in the name of Christ’s mercy. CAPUCHIN WEST
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” let us work unceasingly at our own conversion and that of others


~ Capuchin Constitutions

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