Blog Posts for "Community"

2017 Triduum Retreat

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...

Milestones

St. Peter Claver I remember many great milestones in my life. I'm sure many people do. There are important moments in the lives of people, or groups of people, or even entire communities and nations that we can point to as being memorable and transforming moments. I recall being a little boy and getting my first little league baseball jersey. I was so proud to be part of a team, and to be able to imitate my professional baseball hero, Chicago’s own Frank Thomas, also known as “The big hurt.” I remember entering middle school,...

Gather Around the Table

Some nights the Friars choose to go out for dinner. On this evening we shared pizza and kebabs! Fr. Ed Foley, in his class on the Sacraments, explained the deep significance of the table ministry of Jesus Christ. If we break open our Bibles, we see that so many of the pivotal moments in the life of Jesus happened within the context of a meal. The multiplication of the loaves and fishes, the sinful woman washing the feet of Jesus, and indeed the aptly named Last Supper all serve as examples of Jesus' table ministry. This ministry continues today in...

Going Back to School

 Students at prayer at the Jyoti Niketan Minor Seminary After spending a few days with Brother P.A. at the Provincialate, and after visiting some of the local ministries, I moved in to the Jyoti Niketan Minor Seminary in Masuri, another district in Ghaziabad. The school is home to nearly 50 students who are discerning a vocation to Capuchin life. However, most of the students were home for the holidays, with only the third year class being present; a little more than a dozen students. This was the first place that I would be staying for any length of time...

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