The Vocations Office offers several discernment weekends and days of recollection each year for men who are interested in the Capuchin way of life. These events provide an opportunity to learn just what the Capuchins are all about and to meet other men who are also discerning God's call in their life.
Throughout these weekends and days of recollection, there are many opportunities for private and communal prayer, reflection, and social gatherings, as well as presentations on discernment, religious life and the Capuchin Franciscan charism.
The next scheduled discernment weekend is listed below.
March 6-8- Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, MA- The theme will be Capuchin Spirituality, Then and Now...and some Saints It Has Produced. Some of our Friars in Studies will be relating their vocation stories as well.
To see a video of a recent discernment weekend, please click here.
If you are interested in participating in any of these events, please contact our Vocation Director, Br. Tim Jones, O.F.M., Cap. at St. Joseph Friary, 34 South Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY 12561/ phone- 845-642-1025/ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click below for a complete listing of all the events the Vocation Office is offering for those who are discerning the Capuchin way of life. You'll see that we offer several opportunities to join in our fraternal life, to participate in liturgies and days of recollection, and to help to serve the poor and all those in need.
A local Catholic television station recently visited our postulants in East New York to show their life and to give them an opportunity to share their stories of how God is calling them to serve Him. To see the segment that was aired, please click here.
On November 30, the Church began the Year of Consecrated Life, an opportunity to celebrate all that religious men and women contribute to the life of the Church and to learn more about their particular way of life. To read more about all that is happening in our province and beyond to celebrate this special year, please click here.