Blog Posts for "Postulancy"

Vocation Office Launches YouTube Channel

Are we happy in the Capuchin Vocation Office! Bro. Vito Martinez has been slowly preparing all the various components of our new on-line presence. He's done a great job so far, and today we are able to launch our new YouTube Channel.A very powerful film, produced by Christen Peschken, launches our YouTube Channel. The film, in three parts on YouTube, documents the conversion of our Brother MJ Groark who will profess his first vows as a Capuchin this Saturday, July 30th, at St. Francis Parish in Milwaukee.The film begins with MJ on top of the world, only to...

Mid-Way Blues

I hit that point last week in my time here in Peru, right about in the middle of the experience, when I was kind of sick of the whole thing. I felt frustrated that my Spanish wasn’t coming along as fast as I would have liked, I felt like I was in a plateau. Little differences in the life I was living here could occasionally get on my nerves, like getting up at 5 a.m. EVERY morning, and I missed the people I knew well and the life I was used to. I missed being able to communicate myself...

New Edition of Workbook helps Postulants Study St Francis

 I am very pleased to announce that New City Press has just released the second edition of my book, Studying the Life of Saint Francis of Assisi: A Beginner's Workbook. The first edition was released in 1996 by Franciscan Press. It was used by Capuchins and other Franciscans around the world in their study of the life and writings of Saint Francis.Before 1999, English-speaking students of Saint Francis used "The Big Red Book" called "The Omnibus" published by Franciscan Herald Press. It photocopied older existing individual editions of the writings of Saint Francis and his medieval hagiography. The introductions were translations...

Postulants Move Westward

Summers are always moments of transition in Capuchin formation. Today marks an important move for five postulants from the Provinces of St. Joseph (Midwest) and Mary Mother of the Good Shepherd (Toronto). Having gathered at St. Clare of Assisi Friary in Chicago last night, postulants Jason Salisbury (SJP), Michael Beaupré (MMGSP), and Robert Wotypka (SJP) pushed off in the wee hours of the morning with the goal of joining their peers, Andrew Nguyen and Jerry Cornish, for the International Postulancy Program in Victoria, Kansas.The five will join eighteen other postulants from across the English-speaking world (Australia, Guam, England, Canada,...

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