Capuchin Vocation Office

News and Announcements

Come and See Weekend October 2020

A Come and See Weekend was held at St. Conrad Friary in Berkeley. Young men interested in the Capuchin-Franciscans were invited to attend this weekend.

The Transitus (passing) of St. Francis was a special part of the Weekend.

Also, the young men assisted in packing and distributing needs to the poor

Fr. Peter-Vocation Director
Br. Victor-Assistant Vocation Director
Fr. Hai-Director of Students
Fr. Hung-Director of Postulants
Br. Peter

Students also participated in the weekend:
Br. Niko
Br. Marvin
Br. Artie
Br. Austin

"Make me a Channel of Your Peace!"
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Postulancy 2020

Marciano begins the postulancy. He received the TAU on the feast of the Stigmata when the saint of Assisi received the wounds of Christ in his hands, feet and side.
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Br. Alex

Br. Alex has accepted our request to comment and advice on the Vocation Office website. He has also been appointed Guardian of the Friary at OMSI. Congratulations!
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Caperone August 2020

The Caperone is a bi-monthly newsletter produced and edited by the novices of the North American Pacific Capuchin Conference at San Lorenzo Novitiate.
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Feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels

August 2nd, 2020
The feast of Our Lady Queen of Angels dates back to before the days of St. Francis. By the year 1045 there was a chapel in Assisi called "St. Mary of the Angels" because of the belief angels had appeared there. By the time St. Francis arrived in 1207 the church had fallen into disrepair. Jesus appeared to Francis at the Church of San Damiano also in Assisi and asked him to repair his church. Francis thought the Lord meant the physical building which he immediately began to do. Only later did Francis realize the Lord meant that he was to repair the Church as the Community of Believers. In this little chapel of St. Mary of the Angels later known as the Portiuncula (or little portion) Francis in 1208 founded his order of Franciscans and then later with Clare of Assisi, the Order of the Poor Clares. Here he held several chapters or meetings of the community. In 1226 he died in an adjoining room to the chapel. You can still visit the original chapel which is now entirely enclosed and covered by a much larger church building on the plain at the foot of the hill leading to Assisi.

National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
610 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Postulancy 2020

Marciano was excepted into the Order. He will begin his Postulancy in Berkeley on September 2020.
Fr. Hung will be the Postulancy Director.
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