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 weekends for 2014 are listed below.
Discernment Weekend- August 8-10 - Mariandale Retreat Center, Ossining, NY - The presenter will be Father Senan Taylor, O.F.M., Cap.
Discernment Weekend- October 3-5 - Divine Compassion Center, White Plains, NY - The presenter will be Father Michael Connolly, O.F.M., Cap.
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. John the Baptist Friary, 210 West 31st Street, New York, N.Y. 10001-2876/ phone- 845-642-1025/ email@example.com.
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.
An experience of Capuchin fraternity, service, and minority
As part of their formation, four of our brothers traveled to Central America to explore what it means to be brother, minor, and servant in a different culture. Please click below to read more about their experience.
Four of our brothers recently professed vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the Capuchin Franciscan order. To see photos of the celebration, please click below and then click the Flickr link at the bottom of the document.