Blog Posts for "India"

Taking Off to India

Almost immediately after our Provincial Chapter last June, the new Provincial Council decided to explore collaborating with international Capuchin provinces on personnel. The reason was simple and illustrated by this example. Between the friars in the province who graduated from high school in 1971 and those who entered in 2004 (Zoy Garibay) or later, there are eleven friars currently able to minister. Those eleven friars covering 32 years are in sharp contrast to the unusually large numbers who joined in the decades before them and the twenty-five who joined in the eleven years after them. Twenty-one of those recent members remain in some...

Diversity Experienced (General Chapter)

About a week ago, John Celichowski posted on this blog about the great diversity of the Capuchin Order. He did so by citing the numerous statistics that delegates to the General Chapter of the Capuchins plow through while reading the numerous reports prepared for them.I wish to report on the same but in a very different way. I have now been in Rome for my fourth day, the day the General Chapter began. There are well over 200 of us if you include all the various workers and support staff. Despite the fact that we come from all over the...

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