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Formation Program

Formation Program


Individuals interested in pursuing Capuchin life need to be men between 18 and 40 years of age, in good physical and emotional health, hold a high school diploma or equivalent, and are of the Catholic faith.

The only other requirement is a willingness to develop habits of service.

In the United States, there are six geographical areas called provinces. Each province has a Vocation Director who will help you in your discernment process. The "formation program" of each province may vary... your Vocation Director can explain the program in his province and answer any questions you may have regarding the Capuchin way of life.

The guidelines below explain the formation program of the Western America Province whose territory covers the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, Nevada and Arizona. The province also has missionaries in Northern Mexico and hope to expand further.