Mission of the Province
The needs of the poor and the demands of justice shape our every ministerial endeavor. We attempt to promote the equality of all people within our fraternity, in the churches dedicated to the gospel of Christ and in the larger world. Capuchin friars minister in a wide variety of settings. Service to people of a variety of cultures in North America and around the globe have allowed us to witness to God at work in countless ways.
Here in the Northeast United States, the Province of St. Mary serves through any number of institutions dedicated to the service of real human needs and the proclamation of God's love. Urban, suburban and rural; poor, blue collar and middle class; Latino, Asian and English-speaking -- the friars can be found living within and ministering to all of these communities.
Each of the eight Capuchin provinces in North America allows its members to participate in the mission efforts of the other seven. This means Capuchin Franciscan friars can be found living and ministering in Central America, Africa and the Pacific. All of the friars -- both brothers and priests -- have tremendous opportunities for missionary outreach.
The Capuchin Journey, our quarterly magazine, is designed to keep you informed about the good works our Friars are doing, both in the United States and around the world. Download your copy today.
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Feast of Saint Nicholas-Prayer for Vocations
Feast of Saint Nicholas
Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love you provide ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you may call
to serve as Capuchin Franciscans friars.
Inspire in them a generous response.
Grant them courage and vision to
serve your people.
May their lives and service call your
people to respond to the presence
of your Spirit among us that, faithful to the Gospel and hope of Jesus the Christ, we may: announce glad tidings to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free and renew the face of the earth.
Lord God, as you led St. Nicholas to feed your sheep by his word, and guide them by his example, give us grace to keep the faith which he taught, and to follow in his footsteps: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.