Blog Posts for "Peru"

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...

Bro. Parker Renews Vows in Perú

On September 1st, at the normal morning Eucharist for the local Capuchins, Bro. Parker Tiffany renewed his temporary vows as a Capuchin for another year. An earlier post reports that all the other friars in temporary vows in the Midwest Province renewed their vows in Milwaukee on August 26th. Parker is studying and living with the Peruvian Capuchins from last May until after Christmas, and needed to renew his vows in Perú. Bro. José Ariel Zuñiga, the guardian of the Capuchin community in Arequipa, Perú and provincial vicar, accepted Parker's vows. Bro. Piero Veliz, the director of postnovitiate formation...

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...

International Connections Continue

Yesterday, Father Randy Knauf ran up to O'Hare Airport to pick up Bros. Yonathan Rivera and Hector Bueno from the Capuchin Province in Perú. They will be staying at St. Clare of Assisi Friary in Chicago to study English until Christmas time. This is the third year the Peruvian Capuchins have sent someone to Chicago to study. Juan Carlos Vivanco and Roberto Ramirez visited in 2010 and 2011.Yonathan and Hector's visit is an ongoing part of the formal agreement the Capuchins in the Midwest have with the Peruvian province to promote understanding of the worldwide Capuchin Order. Visits like this help...

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