Becoming a Capuchin
We currently have over twenty men at various levels of formation, as well as guys living in resident candidacy. These men differ in age, culture, and have unique vocation stories. Learn how others have made the leap of faith to follow a Capuchin vocation.learn more
Capuchins minister in hospitals, schools, soup kitchens and jails. They are Franciscan pastors, artists, missionaries, youth ministers and writers. From large cities like Chicago and Detroit to small towns like Appleton, WI and Lame Deer, MT, we are serving the needs of others.learn more
Acts 14:19-28; John 14:27-31a At first glance, today’s readings seem to be a study in contrasts—hardship, hard work and an exhausting stream of activity by...
Easter Weekday I’ve now been running for 40 years. What started as “plan B” to earn a high school letter after my basketball ambitions exceeded my...
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Called: the Postulant
Called: The Postulant features the vocation story of Bro. M.J. Groark and his return to the Church. Click above to watch the three part series.
Called: The Friar
Called: The Friar is Part Two of Brother M.J. Groark's vocation journey. Now a friar who has made his solemn vows, Br. M.J. shares insight into his life as a Religious and as a Capuchin friar. Click above to watch the 30 minute video.
Our Mission & Ministries
The Mission & Ministries of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph Immerse yourself in the mission and ministries of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph which reaches from Michigan to Montana.