Our Work

Work receives its clearest light from the Paschal Mystery of Christ and is a means to grow in holiness. By enduring the toil of each day, we play our part with the Son of God in the redemption of humanity and the fulfillment of God’s Kingdom.

Capuchin Constitutions - Our Manner of Working


The Capuchins of Our Lady of Angels province are involved in varied ministries focused on bringing the Gospel life to God’s people



Campus Ministry



The brothers serves the people in sacramental ministry through its parish mission. They foster vibrant communities by sharing their Franciscan charism to the people they serve. In the province’s history, the Order had served in the dioceses of Baker and Portland in Oregon, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, Oakland, Fresno and Los Angeles in California.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi

10122 Compton Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90002


Our Lady of Angels

1721 Hillside Drive

Burlingame, CA 94010


Old Mission Santa Inés

1760 Mission Drive

Solvang, CA 93463



Since the beginning of the western Americas Capuchin mission, the friars have always been involved in education ministry.   The founding of St. Lawrence of Brindisi school, located in the inner city of Watts, California, back in 1924 is a good example of the friar’s desire to share the joy of knowledge to the people they minister to. Not long after, in 1927, Our Lady of Angels School in Burlingame, CA was opened with the help of the Sisters of Mercy.  Seeking to open a minor seminary for aspirants to the Order, the friars purchased a former country club in 1946 which became St. Francis High School, an all boys college preparatory school, in La Cañada, CA.


Pilgrims of the World

“Therefore, aware that every person has the right to hear God’s good news and live his vocation to the full, let us be sure not to turn a deaf ear to the Lord’s missionary command.” 

~Capuchin Constitutions



Born of humble beginnings from the Irish Capuchin mission to the Western Americas, Our Lady of Angels province has continued this tradition by sending forth their brothers to spread the love of God to those in need.

Custody of San Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin

Called by then General Minister Br. Flavius Carraro OFM Cap. to spread the word of God, the Province undertook a mission to evangelize the people of Northern Mexico in 1985. Under the invitation of Bishop Luis Reynoso Cervantes, the Province planted its missionary roots in the small town of Yécora, in the state of Sonora. Today that mission has grown into its own vibrant community and flourishing custody of the Province. The brothers work in both pastoral and missionary work in the states of Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, Durango and Sonora in Mexico.

Custody Website

national Shrine

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