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.
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.
To see a video of two of our friars reflecting on consecrated life, please click below. One of the brothers is celebrating his golden jubilee of priesthood this year and the other is in his postulancy year, but they both have much wisdom to share.
Our Minister General recently wrote a reflection on the important role that lay brothers play in Capuchin life and ministry. In fact, most of our Capuchin saints and blesseds were lay brothers. Please click below to read the reflection.