Snows have hit the northeast corridor, and the friars in Baltimore and Philly have reported in with pictures of the moment.
In Philadelphia, the friars and the postulants were able to celebrate the not-too-frequent event where they live at Padre Pio Friary on 63rd Street. Alex Hostoffer, shows off his faux-buck six-pointers three times (is deer season still in effect?) and was joined by fellow Browns fan (we think) Moosehead, aka David Domanski.
Our brother, Fr. William Henn, OFM Cap., has lived in Italy for over 25 years and is an important part of the Gregorian University of the Jesuit community. Serving as the only full-time Capuchin in the Jesuit Theology Faculty, his work in Ecclesiology (the study of the theology of the Church) has allowed him to contribute his time and talents not only to generations of students of theology (including some of our American bishops!), but also to the Church's work of Ecumenism. He holds the Robert Bellarmine Chair of Ecclesiology and Ecumenism at the University and serves as a Consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity, in dialogue with other churches and ecclesial communities.
Reporting from Rome on his recent activities, Fr. Bill writes:
The latest issue of our International Capuchin News (BICI) is ready for downloading.
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.
For more information on the Christian Mothers, don't forget to visit their website!
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.