Blog Posts for "St Lawrence Seminary"

5 High School Graduates Become Capuchin Candidates

Five new high school graduates have entered the Capuchin Candidacy Program. Three  have chosen to participate in the Capuchin College Program at St. Joseph College Seminary on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago. They are: Hahm Gahng, a St. Lawrence Seminary (SLS) graduate, originally from South Korea with family in Madison, Wisconsin. Nathan Linton, a graduate of Cumberland, Wisconsin High School. Emmanuel (Manny) Nguyen, a SLS graduate from Houston, Texas. Manny will attend Truman City College of Chicago. Jacob Stanley Yarbrough (a SLS graduate) has chosen to be a resident candidate at San José Capuchin Community on Chicago's south...

Small but Powerful Visit to Wisconsin Ministries

Three candidates joined Midwest Capuchin Vocation Director Bill Hugo this weekend on a blitz visiting Capuchin ministries in Milwaukee and Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin. The friars of St. Conrad Friary in Milwaukee, which houses the postulancy program, hosted us the first night (Friday). So, we began by catching a glimpse of what the postulancy program is like. Saturday morning we trekked all over Milwaukee, visiting Ss. Francis and Martin de Porres Parishes (staffed by Capuchins Michael Bertram and David Preuss, St. Ben's Community Meal with David Schwab, and the House of Peace with Perry McDonald. Many powerful stories were shared. After...

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...

Discernment Your Way

The title of this post can be a bit deceiving. If you're thinking of Frank Sinatra intoning My Way, you got the wrong idea. If you're thinking that there are different ways to discern one's call from God, you're on the right track. God's call for each of us is very personal. It's personal for you; it's personal for God. Further, the general meaning of "discernment" in English is to examine something very carefully. Often, the object being discerned is not clear. This can include for the people most involved. Thus, "discerning" often means grasping and comprehending what is obscure. ...

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