The Capuchin Franciscan Friars Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis are a Roman Catholic religious order of priests and brothers who are inspired by the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi. In the spirit of St. Francis, we live a Gospel brotherhood embracing the message of Christ, living simply and committed to serving the poor. By working and praying together, we encourage each other to fully live the Gospel in the spirit and example of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Padre Pio, Father Solanus Casey and many other holy Friars, both past and present.
In the midst of a busy and anxious world, young men are still answering the counter-cultural call to the Catholic Religious Life of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. The "Novitiate" is the second year of formation as a Capuchin Franciscan friar, and its primary task is discernment & prayer through contemplation.
This video was published by our brothers
of the Midwest Capuchin Province of St. Joseph
The wait is over. Meet the Novices in this first edition of the 2016-17 Caperone . It's the monthly newsletter from the novices of the NAPCC (North American/Pacific Capuchin Conference) in Santa Ynez, CA.
Our own new brother Brian Sullivan seems to be well, and the new editors, Vince Carrasco (St. Conrad Province) and Joe Babcock (St. Joseph Province) obviously know a little about desktop publishing: the issue is chock-full of photos.
In this first report, they pay tribute to the departing friars, introduce the new staff members, introduce each of the the novices, report on their experience of the inter-provincial Postulancy Program and on their subsequent treck to Santa Ynez -- quite a tall order.
You can download it here, and check each month for another edition that lets us know what's happening.
On July 24 at San Lorenzo Friary in Santa Ynez, CA, 17 postulants were invested with the Capuchin habit and began their novitiate year. Brother Brian Sullivan is a novice from our province. He comes to us from St. Matthew Parish in Charlotte, NC. Attending the investiture ceremony were Fr. Nick (Provincial), Fr. Robert (Prefect of Formation) and Bro. Miguel (pre-novitiate team).
Welcome, Brian, to our family of Capuchin Franciscans, Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis!