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Our brother Francis followed a vocation that changed his life and the lives of others. Have you heard the same call?

Upcoming Events

Ordination to the Diaconate

Sep 18

Ordination to the Diaconate St. Charles Borromeo Church, Detroit, MI

2016 Detroit Ministry Weekend

Oct 28 - 30

2016 Detroit Ministry Weekend Detroit, MI

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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.

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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.

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Capuchin Franciscan Novitiate: A Day in the Life

Capuchin Franciscan Novitiate: A Day in the Life

In the midst of a busy and anxious world, young men are still answering the counter-cultural call to Catholic religious life. The novitiate is the second year of formation as...

Independence Day

Independence Day

15 August marks Indian Independence Day, the day that India was finally granted independence from British Rule. All across the country school children attend special programs where dance competitions are held...

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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.

Meet the Ministries

Meet the Ministries: Learn about our social services and spiritual ministries. Refresh the page to view more videos.

Meet Fr. Bill

Meet Fr. Bill, our former vocation director: In every dimension of Capuchin life, we build sister-brotherhood as often and wherever we can. We build and heal relationships among ourselves, within the church, and in the world.