From the call of his first disciples, God continues to invite men to follow His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ as Capuchins.
Every friar knows that he has been called and that his entire life is a response to God’s invitation. The friar knows that he follows our Savior on the way of the cross, of being the least rather than the greatest, the last rather than the first, to serve rather than be served, to give rather than receive. Imitating Christ and St. Francis, young student friars trust in God’s promise that His love will never fail.
Providing care for sick and elderly friars is a value of the Capuchin friars.
Capuchin friars share a special fraternal spirit for their brothers who suffer with health afflictions or diminishing agility due to age. Francis encouraged the friars to embrace their suffering and frailty as a means of solidarity with the Crucified Lord.
The Capuchins have established a fund for the support of their sick and elderly friars. Capuchin senior friars exchange their life of service to the Order and Catholic Church for a life of prayer.
From the Blog
It was the promise of a lifetime – to live the Rule of St. Francis…forever. On August 18, Brothers Tommy Piolata, Ross Henley, David Domanski, Alex Hostoffer and Andrew Corriente made their perpetual profession in the presence of their families, friends and Capuchin...read more
"I liked the prospect of following in the footsteps of St. Francis, who desired to love Jesus with all of his being, and to love all people as his brothers and sisters." I attended college at American University in Washington, DC. I am grateful that the priests and...read more
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