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Seven Friars profess First Vows


Congratulations to our newly professed brothers
who begin their vowed life of
poverty, chastity and obedience . . . 

May the Lord bless you with Grace & Fidelity!

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Fr. Edward Laurent, 1931-2014

Our brother, Fr. Ed Laurent, OFM Cap., died on July 15, 2014, at Villa de Marillac in Pittsburgh, PA, one day after celebrating his 83rd Birthday. A member of the St. Augustine Fraternity in Pittsburgh, PA, Fr. Ed, at his request, was taken to UPMC Shadyside Hospital on Friday, July 11, remaining there over the weekend. His doctor decided that he would benefit from physical and occupational therapy at nearby Villa De Marillac where he was transferred on his birthday.


2014 Capuchin Classic Golf Outing


       The 2014 Capuchin Classic Golf Outing is happening again this year!  Come join us on Friday, August 1, 2014, at the River Forest Country Club in Freeport, PA. Foursomes, single golfers and sponsorships are still available. The event includes 18 holes of golf, cart, full breakfast and lunch, skill prizes and raffles.


Fr. Paul Dressler down under & in PNG

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Paul Dressler, OFM Cap., recently journeyed to Australia to participate in CapFest, a young adult Capuchin convention organized and sponsored by our brother Capuchins there. He reports that all went well and sent us the above photo with some of the participants.


The Caperone - A Last Word from the Novices

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As they turn to making first vows, the Novices have issued the final edition of the Caperone for the 2013-2014 Novitiate Year in Santa Inez, CA.


Puerto Rico Novices begin life in Columbia

Our custody of Puerto Rico has welcomed two novices into our life who recently received the Capuchin habit as they begin their year of novitiate to discern the Lord's call. Pictured above are their Novice Director, Prosper Arciniegas, OFM Cap., novices Orlando Cruz, OFM Cap., and Gabriel Juarbe, OFM Cap., and Roberto Martinez, OFM Cap., the Custos (Minister) of the friars of Puerto Rico.


Fr. Lester looking "over the shoulder"

LesterOur brother Lester Knoll, OFM Cap., sent us the news that his book, Looking Over His Shoulder is now published.

Fr. Lester comments about the book: “The remarkable theologian Karl Rahner said that the future believer will either be a mystic or not believe at all. That was in 1964. A mystic is simply a person who has had a personal encounter with the Lord.”


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