Blog Posts for "Milwaukee"

Run with the Capuchins; Support Milwaukee's Hungry

The St. Ben's Community Meal and the House of Peace are always popular visits on our Wisconsin Ministry Weekend, offered every spring for inquirers and candidates. St. Ben's is not a mere soup kitchen, but a potluck for which volunteers from all over the metro area buy, prepare and serve the food. The House of Peace is not yet another agency, it's a community center that gathers people to solve problems together. John CelichowskiIn past summers during Milwaukee's Germanfest, supporters of the St. Ben's Community Meal gathered for the program's largest fundraiser of the year, The Milwaukee Run/Walk for...

Photo Album of Wisconsin Ministry Weekend

Candidates and inquirers recently participated in a Capuchin Wisconsin Ministry Weekend. We visit Capuchin ministries in Milwaukee (St. Martin de Porres, St. Ben's Meal Program, The House of Peace, and St. Francis Parish) and St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin.Click here to see a photo album of the event.Thanks to all who made the weekend possible.

Discovering Postulancy

What will it be like?That's the most common question inquirers ask as they consider applying to postulancy. Often, there's some excitement underneath that question, as well as anxiety and fear. "What will it be like?" is often a way of asking "What will I be like?" or "Will I like it?"Well, we're currently ending a week (January 1-6) during which inquirers and candidates have been able to live in postulancy and see what it's like. They could stay for a day or for the week. This week was chosen because many college students are not in school yet...

Five New Postulants Are Ritually Received

The Midwest Capuchins finished a bevy of summer celebrations today with the ritual reception of five new postulants and the renewal of vows professed by seven men in postnovitiate formation. Provincial minister John Celichowski received the new postulants while postulant director Marty Pable prayed over each. Bro. Alan Gaebel from Toronto presented a Franciscan Tau to each postulant from his province, while assistant postulant director Kent Bauer did the same for postulants for the Midwest Province. They are from left to right, Jason Graves, Fred Cabras, and Nick Blattner. Then from Canada, Fadi Touma and Michael Mascarenhas. The five postulants...

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