Blog Posts for "Profession"

Getting Away With…Hyperbole?

Viola Davis is a talented actress who has paid her dues to reach the highest levels of critical and popular acclaim.  She caught widespread notice in her role as a dedicated and conflicted mother in the movie Doubt, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.  She also received raves for her role in The Help.  For the past several years she has starred in the television drama How to Get Away with Murder, where she became the first African American to receive an Emmy as Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2010 she won...

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...

Bro. David Hirt Professes Perpetual Vows

On Saturday, July 20th, Bro. David Hirt professed his perpetual vows as a Capuchin. The morning liturgy hosted about 150 family, friends and friars who watched an emotional David profess his vows and then tearfully share the sign of peace with well-wishers. David presents an unusual path to profession from several perspectives. Inquiring very late in the application process in 2007, he intensively visited many Capuchin friaries to prepare for an application and quickly moved into residence at St. Clare of Montefalco Capuchin Community and Parish on Chicago's south side. He was one of four to begin his postulancy, but the only...

Bros. Tien and Tom Profess Life-long Vows as Capuchins

On August 4th, Bros. Tien Dinh and Tom Nguyen professed their perpetual vows as Capuchins at St. Lawrence Seminary in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. Both graduated from SLS before joining the Capuchins.Attendees included family and friends from Tien's home town near New Orleans and Tom's near Houston as well as SLS classmates and friends from the Chicago area where the two have lived for six and seven years.Red, the festive color in Vietnamese culture, filled the sanctuary. The ceremony began with a rite honoring the ancestors of those celebrating, beginning with the founders of the Midwest Capuchins, Bonaventure Frey...

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