Franciscan Prayer

let us give priority to a life of prayer

The Capuchin Reform put strong emphasis on a return to a contemplative life and the primacy of prayer in the brother’s daily life. The Constitutions state:

It is especially appropriate to imitate our first brothers by a return to their original inspiration, that is, to the life and Rule of our Father Francis. Following their footprints, let us strive to give priority to a life of prayer, especially contemplative prayer.