Francis was a unique and dynamic individual who lived life with a passion for peace, honesty and charity. While society was turning away from Christian values, Francis embraced the message of Christ and lived simply, serving the poor.
The Capuchins were founded in 1528 to keep his dream alive. We came to America in the 19th century to serve poor immigrants looking for a new life. Since then, Capuchin Franciscans have ministered to German, Irish, Italian, and Asian immigrants, Hispanics, Native Americans and African Amercians. Our strength is derived from our rich heritage of contemplative prayer, preaching the Word of God, and caring for those in need.
In this tradition of service, Capuchins find inspiration and hope. Today, the Capuchins serve throughout the world and are one of the largest religious Orders of men in the Church, with about 12,000 members.
To find out more, visit the The Capuchin Franciscan Vocation Office Website at www.beafriar.com.
The Franciscan Renewal Center (CASA) in Scottsdale Arizona, is a spiritual oasis which encompasses counseling, various support groups, workshops, retreats for spiritual growth and personal development.
Visit their web site at www.TheCasa.org.