“They say you Capuchins are poor, but you are actually very, very rich. You have Saints.” - St. Pope John Paul II
A saint is a person who has been recognized by the universal Church for having lived a life in imitation of Jesus Christ and for having inspired the people around them with their exemplary love of God and of neighbor. The Capuchin Franciscans have been incredibly blessed to have over 100 friars recognized as Venerable, beatified, or canonized as Saints. Such a rich heritage of sanctity in so many and diverse expressions is an inspiration to all of us to become saints ourselves.