Called to live the Gospel in the Capuchin way, by following St Francis, who is himself a door of faith, and meeting all as brothers and sisters, we affirm that our fraternities will be places of prayer, hospitality and outreach to all, so as to make present the Kingdom of God. We will do this by journeying together as lesser brothers which is itself our privileged way of evangelization.
We will communicate the spirit of St. Francis to the people to whom we minister by word and deed, and continue to learn about St. Francis himself through study and prayer, so as to become “brothers of the people” in the spirit of St. Francis.
Creating a safe and welcoming environments where the gifts of all are cherished
Building peace by treating all creation fairly and promoting structural change
Encouraging people to realize and respect their own dignity and potential.
Sharing gifts and responsibility to fulfill a common mission
St. Francis is known as the man who was most like Christ, “the first after the only one”, the universal brother, a man of peace and reconciliation, the Poverello, the lover of the poor, the troubadour of creation. It is true. Francis of Assisi, however, was first and foremost a mystic, a real contemplative, enamoured with the poor and crucified Christ. Francis was not only a man who prayed, but, as his biographer Thomas of Celano says, he was “a man become prayer”. The presence of God transfigured him until He made him “another Christ”.