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It's a deal with Catholic Workcamps . . .

YouthCampsSigning     Our province minister, Fr. Tom Betz, OFM Cap., and our director of college formation, Fr. Brian Stacy, OFM Cap.,  has entered into a partnership Group Workcamps, an ecumenical youth program providing mission trips and service "Workcamps" for more than 17,000 young people each year. The new partnership entitled "Group Catholic Workcamps" will offer religious service weeks for Catholic youth groups and schools. Br. Brian will be the coordinator of the project which, in 2018, hopes to offer three weeks of Catholic service, projected to serve from 1000 to 1200 teens.

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See the Video announcing the partnership . . .

Encounter Radio interviews Br. Tommy

TommyRadio2      In the first week of November, Dan DeMatte and Patrick Reis from Encounter Ministries interviewed our brother Tommy Piolata, OFM Cap. on Encounter Radio. The station is a joint production of St. Gabriel Catholic Radio in association with EWTN and is internationally syndicated on the EWTN Global Catholic Radio network and the Ave Maria Radio Network." Their mission is to highlight "the supernatural encounters of ordinary people that launch them into lives of extraordinary mission," and Br. Tommy got the chance to share his vocation story.

Listen to the Interview . . .

Welcoming New Students to the CFP

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    Br. Brian Stacy, OFM Cap., sent along some photos of  the first weeks of the semester for our College Formation Program at  Cleveland's Borromeo Seminatry in Wickliffe, OH.In the photo above, some of the students greeted newly installed Bishop of Cleveland, Nelson J. Perez, and two of our staff of Capuchins were able to get a shot with the bishop as well . . . .

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Vowed for Life as a Capuchin

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       On Saturday, August 19, three of our friars made their "perpetual vows" of povery, chastity and obedience in a Mass celebrated at St. Augustine Church in Pittsburgh, PA. Friends and family of the brothers along with many friars from our Capuchin Province and beyond gathered to witness our brothers placing their hands into the hands of our Provincial Minister, Tom Betz, OFM Cap., to declare their resolve to live "all the days of my life . . . in obedience, without anything of my own and in chastity." With their profession, the brothers have acknowledged the Lord's faithfulness and love and the call they have heard to follow the Lord where he leads them through the grace of our brotherhoord.

       The three brothers who professed vows were Diogo Escudero, OFM Cap., Saúl Soriano, OFM Cap., and Keon Tu, OFM Cap. (all pictured above to the right), each of whom have spent three years in temporary profession at our house of formation, Capuchin College, in Washington, DC.

See photos from the Profession . . .

Three Brothers Get into the Habit

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    On July 23, 2017, three of our brothers, Paul RahnMike Herlihey and Collin Kourtz (above) made their transitions from "Postulancy" to their Novitiate year with the Investiture ceremony held in Santa Ynez. After a year at our Padre Pio Friary in Philadelphia where they began their discernment of the Lord's call to our Capuchin brotherhood, the three men headed to Santa Inex, CA, to join the other Provinces of the NAPCC (North American and Pacific Capuchin Conference) for the more intense discernement that takes place as "novices." The year began with their "Investiture," as Brs. Paul, Mike and Collin were dressed in the habit of the Order: our Capuchin brown tunic tied with a cord with three knots and marked by the distinctive, elongated hood ("capuccio").  

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  3. ALVERNO: A Thin Place II
  4. College Life for the CFP

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