Postulancy begins in Milwaukee
Reception of Postulants &
Renewal of vows for Temporary Professed Friars
October 31-November 2
Detroit Capuchin Ministry Visit
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.
We currently have 23 men at various levels of formation, as well as four guys living in resident candidacy. These men differ in age, culture, and have unique vocation stories.Come meet the guys who’ve made the leap of faith to follow a Capuchin vocation.
Recent Blog Posts
St. Pontian and St. Hippolytus Ezekiel 9:1-7, 10:18-22; Matthew 18:15-20 When I first heard the news of Robin Williams’ death on Monday evening, the phrase that immediately came to mind was “cunning, baffling and powerful.” That’s how the book Alcoholics Anonymous describes alcohol and the …
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) Habakkuk 1:12-2:4; Matthew 17:14-20 Serving the Lord in faith requires waiting, working and willingness. Faced with the maddening prosperity of those who were faithless, wicked and unjust, the prophet Habakkuk was counseled by God to not only …
Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula One of the highlights of my life as a friar came during the Capuchin General Chapter in 2012—a five-week gathering that saw us rewrite our Constitutions, elect the brothers who would lead us, and address …
St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor Ephesians 3:8-12; Luke 6:43-45 St. Peter (+ c. 450) was called Chrysologus, “golden worded,” because of the eloquence of his preaching. Eloquence has three elements—form, content and passion—and St. Peter’s sermons included all of them. In one of his sermons (148), …