Blog Posts for "Vocation"

Called: The Friar

This newest installment was filmed during the summer of 2015, and shows what friars in formation can look forward to. While the first movie had a lot of shock value due to the focus on my conversion, and more importantly God’s mercy, this second movie stands to show how I have integrated that part of my life into being a young friar, and how conversion is an ongoing process. I am so humbled to share this next installment of our “Called” project that began about eight years ago! This newest film...

The 2016 Detroit Ministry Weekend

It’s that time of year again! We are rapidly approaching the 2016 Detroit Ministry Weekend, the high point of the year for the Capuchin Vocation Office. This year our candidates and inquires will be invited to travel to Detroit, Michigan, the headquarters of the St. Joseph Province, on Friday, October 28th, 2016. They will join the Friars for evening prayer and dinner at St. Bonaventure Monastery before enjoying a social with the Friars that evening. The evening will conclude with a tour of the Solanus Casey Center. The next day, Saturday, October 29th, 2016 will consist of visits to many of...

Trusting God

My name is Zac Angel. I am from Clarkston, MI, a suburb of Detroit. I studied at Loyola University Chicago, the last two years in seminary for the Archdiocese of Chicago. While studying, I also volunteered in different places within Chicago and became more exposed to the needs of others and people who lived very different lives than I did, even within the same city. I also recognized this growing up in Clarkston, which bordered Pontiac, MI and not too far from Detroit. Both cities became places where people were abandoned and segregated because of racism and an immoral economic...

Memories…

This September marks the 20th anniversary of my entering the Capuchin Order as a postulant. I vividly remember my first day as a Capuchin postulant, waking up at Saint Michael Friary in Brooklyn, NY to the sound of roosters crowing and wondering what I could possibly have been thinking when I got on that plane! Not that I had any serious doubts already on day one, but the strangeness of the world around me- a 23 year old man from the Midwest- sure had me questioning. But that all quickly faded from my mind as I entered into this new life,...

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