Blog Posts for "Detroit"

It's That Time Again: The Detroit Ministry Weekend

A sure sign that autumn is fast approaching, it’s once again time to begin planning for the annual Detroit Ministry Weekend. This annual event, always a favorite of candidates and inquirers, is one of the cornerstones of the Vocation Office’s yearly array of programs. Scheduled this year for Friday, October 23rd to Sunday, October 25th, attendees will get to visit many of our ministry sites throughout the city of Detroit and its suburbs. The weekend begins on Friday evening with a tour of the Father Solanus Casey Center, a popular pilgrimage site dedicated to the spiritual...

Detroit Ministry Weekend Clarifies Vocations

Thirteen inquires and candidates traveled to Detroit October 25-27th to learn more about the Capuchin vocation. This is an important experience for people discerning a religious vocation. It's one of several parts of the discernment process. Other parts include getting to know your own desires, attractions, and feelings. God's call often comes through these parts of our lives as we reflect on our everyday and extraordinary experiences. Then discerners need to learn about the charisms or gifts of a particular way of life. When looking at the Franciscans (Capuchins are Franciscans), this begins with learning the life of St....

Detroit Inquirer Weekend Highlights Capuchin Ministries

The Midwest Capuchins are sponsoring a Detroit Ministry Come-and-See for new Inquirers and seasoned Candidates October 25-27. The event begins with Evening Prayer before supper on Friday and ends with a brunch after Sunday Mass. Participants will get the chance to learn about the Father Solanus Casey Center, the historic and famous Capuchin Soup Kitchen (and all of its various ministries), and Capuchin Retreat north of the city. We will be hosted by the St. Bonaventure Capuchin Community with visitors from the other area Capuchin communities as well. This weekend exposes inquirers and candidates to one of the biggest centers...

Discernment Doesn't End with Novitiate

(Bro. Parker Tiffany has completed his third year of temporary vows as a Capuchin. In this post, he describes the ongoing discernment process during summers for Capuchins in temporary vows.) For every friar in post novitiate, summers are spent at fraternities throughout the province. In initial stages of formation, opportunities to get to know the province can be limited especially in novitiate. Often friars are interested in the “new guys,” whether it is candidates, postulants, novices or post novices, so in an effort for post novices to gain experience outside the formation house while getting to know other fraternities, summer...

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