The latest newsletter for the Christian Mothers is online. This season, we celebrate Fr. Angelus' 84th birthday, and the editor offers up some words of advice to live by -- how can you go wrong? Download it here.
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Our brother, Br. Juanilo Eugenio Lopez, OFM Cap., Minister Provincial of the Province of the Philippines, reports on the massive damage which affects the people and friars of the islands. The General Curia has provided this video to report on the damage and to aid our Capuchin brothers in bringing their ministry of comfort and healing to the people in need.
The novices chime in with their October happenings in the latest Caperone newsletter. There's another burst of creativity from editor friars Mike Culhane and Joshua Minden, but we wonder if "Capbook" can ever compete with its Facebook rival. But God is patient with novices. 'Gotta love the Novi-TAU, though. Classy.
Our brother James Allman, OFM Cap., died on Friday, October 25. 2013. He was 85.
The only child of Clarence and Wilda Allman, James was born on January 5, 1928, in Davis, WV. He attended various West Virginia public schools and graduated from Davis High School in 1946. Although he wished to pursue a medical career, James was drafted into the United States Army. During a tour of duty in Germany, it was discovered that James had tuberculosis, and he was transferred back to the U.S. at Valley Forge Army Hospital. It was there that he had a spiritual awakening, and in April 1953 James was received into the Catholic Church in East Orange, NJ.
He was accepted as a Capuchin postulant in 1955 and began his formation at the Lay Brothers Training Center in Cumberland, MD. Brother James made temporary profession as a Capuchin friar on August 22, 1957, at St. Conrad Friary in Annapolis, MD.
We know our brother Cardinal Sean works hard, but is that really him on the cover of the latest International Newsletter? The Shepherd is toiling over more verdant pastures than he imagined. Meanwhile, also in this month's issue:
It's all in this month's issue . . . .
In this latest issue of our Vocations Newsletter, we hear the vocation story of our postulants who are taking their first steps in our Order's life. We also get a chance to meet the new students of our College Program at Borromeo Seminary in Wickliffe, OH, who have made the leap of discernment, spending their college years in a faith-filled community inspired by our Capuchin way of life.
That, and more about our Capuchin Franciscan call and witness are in this season's issue. You can download it here.