Fr. Solanus

On Thursday, May 4th, Pope Francis cleared the way for Fr. Solanus, a Capuchin from St. Joseph Province based in Detroit, to be declared Blessed.  Watch the announcement being made from the Solanus Casey Center in Detroit. The beatification will take place on November 18th in Detroit at Ford Field.  Learn more about Fr. Solanus here:




Sunday, April 23rd marked the 25th Anniversary of our provincial executive assistant, Margaret Milizzo. Her wonderful disposition, brilliant smile and extraordinary patience has guided and assisted our friars for over a quarter of a century in so many varied ways! We are very grateful to Margaret for her dedication and her wonderful presence over all these years, and pray for many many more years of good health and willing service to the brothers! Thank you Margaret and Happy Anniversary from all the friars of the Stigmata Province!Margaret

January 19th at 12:30, our brother Achilles Cassieri embraced Sister Death at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon.  Achilles was born December 28, 1926.  He was invested with the Capuchin habit on July 23, 1944 and made his Perpetual Profession of vows on August 2, 1948.  He was ordained a priest May 14, 1952.   May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. 

Fr. Achilles

     Wake and Funeral Arrangments for Fr. Achilles Cassieri

     St. Lawrence Friary
     180 Sargent Avenue
      Beacon, New York

     Reception of the Body
     Tuesday, January 24
     11:00 am

     Tuesday, January 24
     2:00 pm - 5 pm
     7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
     8:30 pm - Vigil Service

Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, January 25
11:00 am

Followed by Internment and luncheon

As you may already know, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the split between the Catholic Church and the Lutheran Church. Thanks to the work of the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Commission on Unity over the past 50 years,

On Saturday, November 12th, Sister Death came to our brother Stan Kobel.  Fr. Stan has been in our infirmary at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, NY for the past couple of years.  Prior to that he served in a number of positions in the Province at Ministry of Caring in Wilmington, DE, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Passaic, NC, St. Thomas Aquinas, Charlotte, NC and St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, NJ.  Fr. Stan was known for his gentle spirit and compassionate way with the people he served.


fr. Roberto G general

Today, September 3, at our International College 'San Lorenzo da Brindisi', the General Chapter of the Capuchin friars elected as General Minister of the Order Br. Roberto Genuin from the Province of Venice. The term of the election is six years.

General Council 2018

The new Minister General with his Council