DISCERNMENT WEEKENDS

The best way to get to know what the Capuchins are all about is to “come and see”.

The Capuchins of St. Mary Province offer a number of ways to show interested candidates the Capuchin Franciscan way of life, which is built around fraternity, ministry, and prayer. Candidates have been given an open invitation to visit our friaries to join the friars for communal prayer and meals. (We do ask that the candidate call first to make sure that someone will be there to welcome him.)

Learn about our ministries and about how we live in fraternity

The single most important and most meaningful way in which a candidate can get a better picture of who the Capuchins are and what we are about is to attend a discernment weekend. We offer “Come and See” discernment weekends throughout the year in New York State and in New England. Each weekend has a different theme and features presentations by our Capuchin brothers. The purpose of these weekends is to give candidates the opportunity to meet with our Capuchin brothers and to get to know them better; and get to know other men who are discerning religious life and to support one another.

These weekends are a wonderful way to explore your possible call to religious life and to see if the Capuchin Franciscans are what God is calling you to. Attending a discernment weekend does not obligate a person in any way, but you just might like what you see!

A PRAYER FOR DISCERNMENT

“Most High, Glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith certain hope, charity, sense, and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command.”

— St. Francis of Assisi

COME AND SEE CAPUCHIN DISCERNMENT WEEKENDS

The “Come and See” weekend is for men between the ages of 18-39 who are interested in discerning religious life with the Capuchin Franciscans of the Province of Saint Mary. It is a weekend of learning about the Capuchin Charism and Spirituality, prayer, rest, and getting to know the Friars. If you or anyone whom you know would be interested in attending this weekend please contact Fr. Marvin Bearis via e-mail at frmarvinofmcap@gmail.com

Upcoming Discernment Weekends
Please contact our Director of Vocation Ministry or call the Capuchin Vocation Office:

Fr. Marvin Bearis, O.F.M. Cap.
Director of Vocation Ministry
203-382-4513
frmarvinofmcap@gmail.com

Bro. Paul Crawford, O.F.M. Cap.
Capuchin Vocation Office
603-836-4063
paulcrawnh@comcast.net

“God provides for the world through us.”

- Paul Wadell

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