Blog Posts for "Postulancy"

New Come-and-See mixes Capuchin Milwaukee Ministries with Celebrations

The Midwest Capuchin Vocation Office is offering a new opportunity for inquirers and candidates. In past summers, the only discernment-events were the celebrations of Capuchin jubilees, First Profession of Vows, and Perpetual Profession. All three celebrations focused on our Franciscan commitments, new and lasting. This summer, we are combining two of these traditional celebrations with an overnight in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to visit Capuchin ministries, the largest Franciscan presence in the city. Let's start with the dates and agenda. Thursday, July 17th: Participants gather at St. Conrad Friary, which is the home of the Midwest Capuchin Postulancy Program. We start with...

50 Celebrate Triduum at Mt. Calvary

A memorable Triduum Retreat transpired at St. Lawrence Seminary and Friary in Mt Calvary, Wisconsin this past weekend. In all, fifty guests attended with many local Capuchins joining in at various times. Participants included CapCorps volunteers, and Capuchin inquirers, candidates, temporary professed and formation staff members. The Triduum Retreat is an annual event, focused on the moving liturgies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, as well as four input sessions, this year offered by Capuchin Randy Knauf, one of our postnovitiate directors in Chicago. The Holy Thursday Eucharist was celebrated with the student body of St. Lawrence Seminary...

Frozen in Time

January: that time of year when you realize it’s almost February and you haven’t done anything you said you were going to do since December… like this blog post. When I think of January back home in the Upper Peninsula, I think of snow drifts, ice caves, and wind chills so cold that your snot instantly crystallizes when you inhale through your nasal passages. Perhaps my favorite part of January is those frigid nights when it’s “too cold to snow” and the atmosphere is perfectly transparent, revealing more stars in the sky than snowflakes on the ground....

Inquirers Discover Postulancy

Six Candidates and Inquirers gathered at St. Conrad Friary in Milwaukee on New Year's Day to Discover Postulancy. This yearly event allows those considering an application to the next postulancy class to learn first-hand what the day-to-day life of a postulant is like. Arriving on New Year's day evening, the participants got the full experience starting the next morning. Each morning, they prayed Morning Prayer and Eucharist with the Capuchin Community in the Postulancy House. After picking up some breakfast, they fully participated in the morning classes of Postulants, this week on the life and writings of St. Francis. We...

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