Capuchin Vocation Office

Come and See Weekends: Oct. 18-20, 2019,   Nov.15-18, 2019,   Dec.13-15, 2019
Br. Artie Vasquez OFM Cap.  Profession of Simple Vows,  July 13th, 2019 Mission Santa Ines
Come and See Weekend July 5th-8th, 2019.  

Candidates-Robert, Chad, Br. Victor (Vocations Asst.) and Matt.

Memorial Mass for Fr. Jesus Vela OFM Cap. May 25th, 2019
Fr. Hai, Fr. Harold (Provincial) and Br. Niko.  

Photo taken at the Shrine of St. Francis, San Francisco

Religious Education Congress-Anaheim 2019

Fr. Peter, Br. Austin, Br. Niko, Br. Victor, Br. Lance, Br. Marvin and Fr. Hung (Student Director)

Fr. Reynaldo, visiting from the St. Augustine Province is welcomed by 

Br. Alex (Vocations Asst.), Fr. Peter (Vocations Director) and Br. Victor (Vocations Asst.)    "Welcome Fr. Reynaldo!"

Fr. Peter Banks, O.F.M. Cap., Vocation Director

Capuchin Vocation Office
P.O. Box 618
Solvang, CA 93464
(805) 686-4127


CAPUCHIN FRANCISCANS: Inspired by St. Francis

Could this be the right life path for you?

The Capuchin Franciscan friars are a Roman Catholic religious order of brothers and priests inspired by the life and ideals of St. Francis of Assisi and living a life of prayer and service to others. The friars of the Western America Province seek to serve Christ in a variety of ministries throughout California and Northern Mexico and to be a joyful presence of hope and salvation to all, especially to those most in need.
If you are contemplating a vocation with the Capuchin Franciscans, we would like to invite you to learn more about what it really means to be a Capuchin brother or priest.

Inspired by the Past. Dedicated to the Future. Committed to the Present.

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THE CAPERONE - Novitiate Newsletter

St. Francis said, “The Lord gave me brothers.” Discerning a Capuchin Franciscan vocation begins with prayer and personal reflection. As friars, we seek to help others discern their vocation, and see if they have a call to follow Jesus as a Capuchin Franciscan.


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.
October 18th-19th, 2019
November 15th-17th, 2019
December 13th-15th, 2019
Contact: Fr. Peter Banks OFM Cap. Vocation Director 805.686.4127

July 4th Parade in Solvang sponsored by the Vocation Office

The July 4th, Independance Day celebration in Solvang was the best ever. The crowds were greater than in the past and the friars and novices did an outstanding job of reaching out and greeting the people. Hundreds of American flags were handed out. God Bless America!

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