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New Destinations in Brotherhood



     As the novices set out on their year of discernment, we celebrate one friar's completion of that year as he makes his first profession of vows, while another six men take their first steps on the journey of brotherhood in Postulancy.


Ordained to serve as Capuchin priests

Ordntn 2017 06 16    On Saturday, June 3, our brothers Al Carver, OFM Cap.Jonathan UlrichOFM Cap., and James WatsonOFM Cap. (left, with the bishop)were ordained to the priesthood by Bishop David Zubic  of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA. This step in their lives follow their years of formation in our Capuchin Franciscan way of life, and years of study in theology and ministry in Washington, DC. Ms. Jess Wabler, a friend of Br. Al, served as cantor, along with friar Bob Herrick, OFM Cap., who coordinates the music ministry all of our Provincial liturgies.

See photos of the event here

ALVERNO: A Thin Place II

Pablo Lopez     Pablo Lopez, a student of the Capuchin Formation Program at Borromeo in Wickliffe, OH, has produced a new video about Alverno, our house for prayer, solitude and fraternity in the hills near Salisbury, PA. Pablo asks the members of the CFP to reflect on their experience of the special place, and our brother Lester Knoll, OFM Cap., who ministers with the students of Borromeo, shares his own special moments there.

See the original video of Alverno's story
with the narration of Fr. Lester.

College Life for the CFP

     The Capuchin candidates of the Capuchin Formation Program (The CFP) at Borromeo Seminary participated in the March for Life on January 27, 2017, with their Capuchin brothers in Washington D.C. Sam HadjisKristhian Guillen, and Pablo Lopez served as acolytes at the Capuchin Mass for Life in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception which took place before the march. Fr. Tom Betz, OFM Cap., Provincial Minister, celebrated the Mass.

CFPServe Acolytes

Read more about the Mass, the March
and about Life in the CFP

3 More Deacons to Serve

6Deacons     Three of our Capuchin friars were ordained to serve as transitional deacons in a Mass celebrated on January 3, 2017, at St. Augustine Church in Pittsburgh, PA. The three friars now join three other friar-deacons in their goal to serve the Church as Capuchin friar priests.

     In the left photo, friars Roshan Anthonypillai, OFM Cap., Phil White, OFM Cap. and Reynaldo Frías-Santana, OFM Cap., are in the front row, while our three other friar deacons, Al Carver, OFM Cap., James Watson, OFM Cap. and Jonathan Ulrick, OFM Cap., stand behind them in this photo taken after the completion of the Mass.


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