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We are happy to be publishing our short-film about who we are as Capuchins. Hopefully, you will find this film fruitful and encouraging as we are all called to live a devout and holy life. Thanks to the friars who helped make this video possible. If you are interested in learning more about our life visit our website for more information or find us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. - God Bless
Fr. John Salvas died in his sleep last night. He came home from the hospital last evening and we gathered in the kitchen to share some time together. This morning when we checked on him he was already gone. He got his wish: to die at home in the friary and not in the hospital. He was assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish/Friary in Hackensack, NJ. He was ordained in 1988.
Because of the Covid 19 restrictions a memorial Mass will be offered at a later time. Please pray for his soul as well as for consolation for his Dad, family and friars.
May his soul Rest In Peace.
We Capuchin Friars, like all of you reading this, are finding ourselves isolated during this coronavirus pandemic. It is not a time to lose hope, but, being on this Lenten journey together, it is a time of prayer and fasting in more ways then we anticipated back on Ash Wednesday. We friars are praying for you and very much are in need of your prayers as well. Saying a private Mass we feel like a shepherd without sheep. We are more familiar with the scripture quote of being like a sheep without a shepherd. We are here and you are there and we are still joining together in prayer. May this Lent remind us in a very real way of our desert experience and find ways to make it help us grow. May God bless us all.
Fr. Remo (Provincial) and Fr. Robert (Vicar Provincial) recently attended the Provincial Chapter of Mary Matha Province in India. Our Province of the Sacred Stigmata and that of Mary Matha have a collaboration in the sharing of friars. Here, our friars are joined with the new provincial council. Also, Fr. Remo and Fr. Robert join with Fr. Karunakar Kasu, the new Provincial Minister.