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 amid all of these diverse circumstances.
Each of the eight Capuchin provinces in North America makes available 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.