Capuchin Vocation Office

Farewell!  Br. Austin and Br. Artie are leaving OMSI after completing their summer assignment.  

Great student friars.  We will miss them!

NAPCC Novitiate-San Lorenzo 2020/21

San Damiano Cross at San Lorenzo Novitiate

Corona Virus Pandemic: Small businesses closed in Solvang.  

A haunting memory of  the many that have visited before the virus.

Corona Virus Pandemic: Blessings and prayers for senior citizens and care-givers at Friendship House.
Corona Virus: Blessings and prayers for senior care residents at Atterdag Village
Corona Virus Pandemic: Praying for all who have walked these now  empty streets of Solvang
Fr. Javier's first English Mass at OMSI  March 2020
Jackie, Fr. Rapael-visiting from El Salvador,Fr. Peter, Jesus and Cody
Religious Education Congress 2020

Br. Austin (Province of New York-Guam) former Novice at San Lorenzo with friends and Capuchin students.  Studies are at the University of the Philippines.
Meeting of Vocation Directors at San Lorenzo February 2020
Students from Berkeley attending Fr. Michael James funeral services-Br. Marvin, Br. Artie and Br. Austin

January 2020

Long time friends of the Capuchins-Doris is celebrating her 90th birthday!
Solvang Christmas Parade 2019 Senior friars and novices
Ministry to our senior friends: Fr. Peter, Fr. Bob and Kathy attended the Christmas lunch hosted 

for our senior friends residing at Friendship House and Atterdag Village.

Student House in Berkeley 2020
Senior Friars 2020

Fr. Robert, Fr. Peter and Fr. Moses after morning Mass at OMSI

Mass at Circle "V" Camp near Lake Cachuma. Counselors and supporters work together for a week of 

spiritual and  country experience for inner city children.   (St. Vincent de Paul)

July 13th, 2019, Profession of Simple Vows-Friars gathering after the Mass.
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!"

Memorial Mass for Fr. Jesus Vela OFM Cap. May 25th, 2019

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

Special Dates to Remember

Transitus of St. Francis and Taize
Date: 10/2/2020, 7 PM 9 PM
Location: Mission Santa Ines

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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Caperone Lent 2020

This Lent/Holy week, let's remember the greatest event in human history. "CHRIST HAS DIED, CHRIST IS RISEN, CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN."

Outdoor Mass at Circle "V" Camp

An outdoor Mass is celebrated at Circle "V" Camp in the Figueroa Mountains. Children from the inner city come for a week of spiritual and country experience. Counselors and supporters are present for guidance, sharing and love.

Br. Joe

Br. Joe was visited by the new Novice class 2019-20. Br. Joe is considered the living saint at Atterdag Village. The staff loves him dearly!

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