Blog Posts for "Discernment"

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...

Supporting and Strengthening Vocations

This past weekend I had the privilege to attend at meeting at which 25 young men and women gathered to learn how to fundraise for the Labouré Society. Why, you might ask, would 25 young people gather to learn how to fundraise for a non-profit organization? How about a little background first! It is estimated that each year in this country there are thousands of young men and women who would like to explore the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or religious life but are hindered in doing so because of the student loans they've...

Discovering Postulancy 2017

As we are rapidly approaching the New Year, we are also rapidly approaching the annual Discovering Postulancy event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Taking place this year from January 1-5, 2017, this unique event gives candidates and inquirers the chance to experience Postulancy first-hand, to get a taste of what Capuchin formation is really like. Postulancy is the first formal stage of formation for Capuchin Franciscans, and for the Province of St. Joseph, this program takes place at St. Conrad Friary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Friars-in-formation spend roughly nine months taking classes in-house, learning about a variety of topics, including the history of...

Called: The Friar

This newest installment was filmed during the summer of 2015, and shows what friars in formation can look forward to. While the first movie had a lot of shock value due to the focus on my conversion, and more importantly God’s mercy, this second movie stands to show how I have integrated that part of my life into being a young friar, and how conversion is an ongoing process. I am so humbled to share this next installment of our “Called” project that began about eight years ago! This newest film...

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