Have faith in God, shake off excess worry, and thank God ahead of time!
- Blessed Solanus Casey
WHO WE ARE
The Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of St. Mary are men who strive to live the Gospel in the spirt of St. Francis of Assisi. Through their dedication to serving those in need, through their living simply as a fraternity of brothers and through their lives of prayer they seek to bring about the Kingdom of God here on earth.
Each one of us has a particular call from God to make us happy and to help make the world around us a better place. St. Francis followed the call of the Lord for him to give all that he had away and to live for the Lord and His people. If you think you may be called to follow in the steps of St. Francis as a Capuchin Franciscan, please explore the Vocations area of this website.
“Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry.”
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI ( Admonitions- no. 27)
Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM)
Capuchin Youth & Family Ministries (CYFM) is a ministry of the Province of St. Mary that touches the lives of thousands of young people and their families each and every year. All those who participate in CYFM have their faith nurtured and are inspired to act on this faith in the world through service to God’s people. The Church, which Jesus mandated St. Francis to rebuild, is being rebuilt, one young person at a time.
Your gift to the Capuchins of the Province of St. Mary will help support their mission to take care of God’s people, especially the poor and those in any kind of need. Your gift will help with our many ministries; with the support our friars in formation; and with the care of our elderly friars who have served the Church for so many years.
Our blessing this evening is gathering with parishioners and friends of the Capuchins at @OLSNYC. Tonight Br. Francisco Serrano is sharing the story of how he found the perfect home with the Capuchins and how he is living God’s call with them.
The first Capuchin ever canonized, St. Felix of Cantalice found joy in Capuchin life. He did God's work by begging for food he gave to the poor, working to convert sinners as he made his rounds. He ended his life with the moniker, "The Joyful Saint", and is a model for us all.
Saint Isidore was a simple farmer whose deep connection with God translated into a great love and care for the poor. He recognized the importance of our relationship with God and the Earth and in the same spirit Capuchins try to care and steward our relationship with Mother Earth
Today we celebrate the International #DayOfFamilies with the world! Capuchins work to foster the well-being of families in the parishes they serve, in their local communities, and around the world with organizations like @FranciscansIntl.