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2017 Triduum Retreat

Dsc 0098 copy Celebrate the Paschal Triduum with Candidates, Volunteers and Capuchin Friars! On April 13 through April 15, join us as we celebrate Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter through prayer, fraternal sharing and input. As the time of Lent approaches, we find ourselves looking forward to the joy of the Easter Season, and with it, the annual Easter Triduum Retreat at St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. This event, the final event of the 2016-2017 vocation year, is a staple of Capuchin formation in the Province of St. Joseph. Friars in formation, members of our lay volunteer corps, Cap Corps, and...

Getting Behind Jesus

Screen shot 2017-02-17 at 12.04.35 pm Mark 8:27-30 I can only imagine that Peter meant well in rebuking Jesus.  After professing Jesus to be the Christ or anointed one, Peter must have been shocked to hear Jesus talking about rejection, suffering and being killed.  That wasn’t what was supposed to happen to the Messiah…was it?  That couldn’t happen to his Lord and friend…could it?  Well, yes. Jesus used the strongest possible language to issue his own rebuke of Peter:  “Get behind me, Satan.  You are thinking not as God does, but...

The Lord Has Chosen Us to Be His Own

Directory-229117 1280 Homily for 17 February 2017 Br. Jason is studying for the Priesthood and will be ordained as a Deacon this Summer.  Sounds like a great world, doesn't it? Everyone speaking the same language, and working together toward one common goal? And what a noble goal: building a grand city, in order to avoid being scattered all over the Earth? What's wrong with that? Frankly it sounds like a beautiful dream in our divided world today. Why would God want to confound the people and cause divisions among them? Maybe the Old Testament God really is as vengeful as...

Tap Into Life Podcast, Episode 5 from Detroit

Tom and keith  detail Check out our recent podcast episode! Detroit Friars Br. Keith and Br. Tom briefly introduce the man who started it all – St. Francis of Assisi and the spontaneous love Francis possessed. Do you have thoughts of St. Francis you would like to share? Email the Friars at: TapIntoLifePodcast@gmail.com Keep up with podcast releases and news about the Capuchin Franciscan Friars on our Facebook page: facebook.com/tapintolifepodcast Want to join Fr. Tom at his monthly Solanus Casey Young Adult (18-35) event? Check out the event's Facebook page: facebook.com/SolanusCaseyYoungAdults Have questions? Want to say...