Our Capuchin bishops from Oceania were in St. Joseph Cathedral in Wellington, New Zealand, on their way to the closing Mass of the meeting of the Federation of the Catholic Bishops from the territory, held from May 12-16. The five were among over 80 bishops who form the Federation representing dioceses from PNG/Solomon Islands, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
The parish of St. Ambrose in Baltimore, MD, recently dedicated their Sacred Heart Alcove as a new chapel.
Pastor Fr. Paul Zaborowski, OFM Cap. led the dedication of the new Sacred Heart Chapel on Sunday, May 4. Dominican Sr. Mary Grace Thul, OP, of New Castle, DE, designed the images which surround the existing statue of the Sacred Heart.
Thoughts and prayers are with our brother Manuel Avilés, OFM Cap., who was ordained a transitional Deacon on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The ordaining Bishop was +Martin D. Holley, Auxiliary Bishop of the Washington Archdiocese
The Lord has already blessed us with a brother who takes this new step in his faith journey. May the Lord bless your ministry and the people you serve, Manuel!
Br. Matt Hindelang, OFM Cap., from Sacred Heart Friary in DC, was able to capture almost 130 shots of the moment. Sample moments from the Mass and the celebration that followed at our friary just up from the basilica, St. Francis Friary ('Capuchin College') . . .
The Capuchin Friars of the Pennsylvania Province have had a ‘hermitage’ for decades since the renewal of our life and Constitutions after the Second Vatican Council. Recently moved to Pittsburgh, PA, the hermitage has been a dwelling place where friars who seek more pronounced solitude can do so while maintaining their lives in brotherhood. That dwelling has been in several different locations over time but has always existed with the same goal: providing an environment where human hearts can hear the Word of God in solitude.
Our brother Paul Dressler, OFM Cap., addressed the DC Young Adult Ministry's Theology on Tap Series: "A Church that is Poor & for the Poor". His talk was on "Simplicity and Spiritual Freedom". During the presentation, he shared about those poor whom he met and the ways in which the encounters have impacted his life