Blog Posts for "Novitiate"

Two New Bloggers Join Midwest Capuchins

Since launching the Midwest Capuchin Vocation blog last May, the site has continued to grow. Last Tuesday, we reached a record 153 visits in one day! To date, we have had 4,594 visits by 1,711 visitors. In order of frequency, the most visits originate in the USA, Canada, Peru, Australia, Croatia, Panama, United Kingdom, and Nicaragua.Those who have been following us from the beginning know that we built the blog incrementally, piece by piece. Not everything was in place at the beginning, nor is now. Big additions included the tabs on vocations which presents all the men in the various levels of...

A digital link to the cave experience in novitiate

Novices visit Old Mission Santa Inés,administered by the Capuchins. Since I'll be writing about novitiate I thought I would introduce you to the topic by letting you know where the novitiate is located. See the map at the bottom of the post!I am trying to aim my focus on what to write about in the following year. I began by asking myself "if I were an inquirer to the Capuchins, what would I want to know about novitiate?" I came up with the following list: -          The novitiate grounds -          The novices -          Prayer at the novitiate ...

22 New Capuchin Novices!

Late yesterday afternoon (July 24th), 22 men from around the world became Capuchin novices in a ceremony called investiture, a word which means "to put on clothes." The clothing given to each was the Capuchin habit of probation, a normal habit with a small bib-like addition that they will wear for one year and one day as a novice. At their first profession, they will shed the bib to wear the common Capuchin habit of profession.This novitiate class inaugurates the new home for the North American and Pacific Capuchin Conference (NAPCC) at Santa Ynez, California, east of Santa Barbara. Including...

Novices-to-be Arrive in Kansas

Twenty-three postulants from across North America, Puerto Rico, Guam, Australia, and England have arrived safely in Victoria, Kansas for the final two months of their Capuchin Postulancy. After spending close to a year in their local postulancies, the participants come together these two months to prepare for their novitiate that begins the last Sunday of July in Santa Ynez, California.So many faces in this year's picture. Many of you know the Midwest postulants. Can you find Jason Salisbury, Robert Wotypka, Andrew Nguyen, and Jerry Cornish? Also, how about finding our own Bro. Jerry Johnson, a former vocation director moving...

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