What makes the Capuchins so unique, however,is their emphasis on being contemplatives in action.
The Capuchin Franciscans are inspired by the life and ideals of St. Francis of Assisi- dedicated to serving those in need, living a simple lifestyle together as a community of brothers, and drawing closer to the Lord through common and private prayer. While every person is called to serve God through humble service of our neighbor, there are many ways to live out this calling. The Capuchin Franciscans, like other Franciscan groups and other religious communities, aim to live the Gospel life in a spirit of fraternity, ministry, and prayer. What makes the Capuchins so unique, however, is their emphasis on being contemplatives in action. In other words, the goal of each Capuchin friar, no matter what ministry he is engaged in, is to be a contemplative. But it does not and it cannot stop there. Once the friar sees and experiences God’s presence in every part of our world, he then works, in whatever way he is called to do, toward making sure that the light of Christ is not being obscured by ignorance, poverty, or injustice. The Capuchin friars, lay brothers and priests, are able to do this through an incredible diversity of ministries and opportunities that empower the people they serve to become the best persons they can be.
Be a Brother to all!Be a Capuchin!
If you are a Catholic man between the ages of 18 years old and a second - year student of any college degree or SHS graduate,would like to assist you in your discernment process. We invite you to contact Rev. Fr. Alberto S. Poblete,OFMCap. (National Vocation Director) Rev. Fr. Sergio Arenga, OFMCap. (Regional Director of Vocation Ministry - Southern Philippines) to learn more about our way of life and our ministries and answer any questions you may have.