Blog Posts for "Conversion"

Seeing Christ in the Homeless

Now that novitiate is well under way it is time to start our various ministries. We were given several choices and asked to hand in our top three preferences. The choices were: -St. Mark’s University parish which is located near the University of California at Santa Barbara, where the ministry would mainly be campus ministry and working with the homeless population of the local area.-Mission Santa Inéz, which is run by the Capuchins of the California Province.-Catholic Charities in Santa Barbara County-Atterdag Village, which is a retirement home providing different levels of care including independent living,...

Vocation Office Launches YouTube Channel

Are we happy in the Capuchin Vocation Office! Bro. Vito Martinez has been slowly preparing all the various components of our new on-line presence. He's done a great job so far, and today we are able to launch our new YouTube Channel.A very powerful film, produced by Christen Peschken, launches our YouTube Channel. The film, in three parts on YouTube, documents the conversion of our Brother MJ Groark who will profess his first vows as a Capuchin this Saturday, July 30th, at St. Francis Parish in Milwaukee.The film begins with MJ on top of the world, only to...

What’s So Interesting about This Guy? - Biblical Calls

Seeing Jesus in the desert, John the Baptist points and says, “Hey, there goes the lamb of God!” Two disciples leave John and join Jesus, who asks them, “What are you looking for?” “I’d like to check you out more; where do you hang out?” “Come and see.” Andrew then gets Peter to check out Jesus as well, and Philip brings in Nathaniel.Read: John 1:35-51Ask yourself: What’s so powerful about Jesus that I’m interested in even checking him out?

Introducing Myself: Re-Membering the Day Room

ContextI'm coming a bit late to the blog, but I wanted to start my first post by introducing myself. As I started writing a draft for this post, I began to share some of the things I've done, places I've been that were important to me, etc., BUT I decided that wasn't working, so I took a different approach. Rather than bore you with a laundry list of places I've been and things I've done, I'd like to share with you one experience that was incredibly formative for me -- one that has been operative and driving in my life...

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