Friars Minor Capuchin 
Vocation Web page











Inspired by the Past.

Dedicated to the Future.

Committed to the Present

Fr. Peter Banks, OFM Cap.
Vocation Director

Office located at 
Old Mission Santa Inés, Solvang, CA
Phone: 805-686-4127

The Capuchin Franciscans follow St. Francis of Assisi as brothers, living the Gospel in prayer, fraternity and ministry.

Through contemplative prayer, we witness to Jesus Christ, Mary, the Blessed Mother, and the Church as a joyful presence of hope and salvation to all—especially those most in need. Our worldwide brotherhood spans 101 countries, with 11,000 religious living in more than 1,800 communities. Our work includes ministries in parishes, schools, hospital and prison chaplaincies, retreat houses and historic missions.

If you’re contemplating a vocation, we’d like to invite you to learn what it really means to be a Capuchin brother or priest.

Attend one of our 
Come and See
Discernment Weekends

Come and experience contemplative prayer with Capuchin brothers and priests, reflect on the life of
St. Francis, and witness the sharing of vocation stories.

Schedule a one-on-one meeting
with our Vocation Director

Experience first hand our urban ministries
at St. Lawrence of Brindisi Parish in
Watts and St. Francis High School in
La Cañada Flintridge. Learn about Francis'
steadfast love for the poor, and more,
while on a personal tour with our
Vocation Director, Fr. Peter Banks, OFM Cap.

E-mail or
call 805-686-4127 to arrange a meeting.

Br. Victor Taglianetti and Br. Lance Houck

First Vows
Our two brothers made their first vows on
July 12, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at the Old Mission Santa Ines.

Br. Peter Ciolino, OFM Cap.
Student House, Berkeley
Vocation Assistant, Northern Region

Fr. Ron Talbot, OFM, Cap.

Fr. Hai Ho, OFM, Cap.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Los Angeles
Vocation Assistants, Southern Region

The Caperone
Newsletter of the North American Pacific
Capuchin Conference Novitiate
Volume VI, Issue 2, November 2014

Let us remember:
Our Father is the Pilot!
(click to read story

Noviembre 2014


Contact Fr. Peter Banks, OFM Cap.
e-mail: or
call 805-686-4127 to arrange a meeting

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