Early in St. Francis’ conversion, he heard the Lord speaking to him to ”Go, rebuild my Church.” At first St. Francis began torebuild the physical church that was disintegrated. Later, St. Francis realized that God was calling him to rebuild the church spiritually by living out the Gospel. Responding to this call, Francis became popular for his charismatic preaching, love of God in all things, and his simple living. CCVs participate in this tradition today at CYFM in its minstry in the lives of teenagers and families by leading small group discussions and large group presentations, loving those who come through the doors of CYFM, and living a simple life in community.
Cap Corps Volunteers are given the opportunity to minister directly alongside Capuchin Franciscan Friars.
Cap Corps Volunteers become part of the Capuchin Franciscan community by participating in Provincial celebrations, profession of vows, ordinations, Fraternity Day, & many others events. Cap Corps Volunteers are invited to regular gatherings with the friars for meals and prayer.
CYFM offers regular opportunities for reflections on the life of St. Francis & Franciscan spirituality: Community, Prayer, Ministry, Minority, & Justice, Peace & Ecology.
Characteristically Franciscan, experiential, affective prayer is part of every program.
Cap Corps Volunteers become instruments of peace to youth & families.