As Capuchin Franciscan Friars we are called by Jesus Christ to a life of brotherhood, prayer and service. We follow the rule and life laid down by Saint Francis of Assisi and are one of the three ‘first orders’ of St Francis. The Capuchin Order was founded as a reform in the 1500’s and Capuchins have been ministering in Ethiopia for over 100 years. Pope Francis summed up the Capuchin vocation very well when he described Capuchin Friars as ‘men of reconciliation, forgiveness and peace‘. We live out this calling in many and varied ways dependant on the needs of those we minister to and the individual gifts of the Friar.
Are you looking to understand God’s will in your life and what God is calling you to? Are you looking for fulfillment? Are you looking for a life of brotherhood, prayer and service to the poor? If you are asking yourself these questions, maybe God is calling you to consider the Capuchin Franciscan way of life.
While every person is called to serve God through humble service of our neighbor, there are many ways to live out this calling. The Capuchin Franciscans, like other Franciscan groups and other religious communities, aim to live the Gospel life in a spirit of fraternity, ministry, and prayer. What makes the Capuchins so unique, however, is their emphasis on being contemplatives in action.