“A Vocation Story” - An original short film by the Capuchin Franciscans describing the conversion and vocation of a young friar, Fr. Joseph Mary Elder, O.F.M.Cap.
Running time: 12:22
Individual Capuchin provinces have slightly different admissions policies, but anyone who would become a Capuchin friar must….
Be a baptized and practicing Catholic man
Single and without dependent children
Between 18 and 40 years old
With a high school or G.E.D. Diploma
In good physical and mental health
Free of debt (except college loans)
Beyond these things, however, he must somehow experience a call from the Lord, have a deep desire for God and of growing in friendship with Jesus Christ. He must want to live the Gospel in the spirit of St. Francis, be able to live the vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity and be able to live in community.
Initial formation varies somewhat among provinces, but all entail three unique stages in becoming a Capuchin Franciscan. For more information, follow the links at left. The vocation director of the Mid-America province, Fr. John Lager, will be pleased to give you more information about the Order and to help you discern your vocation.Take the first step now and fill out our Initial Contact Form.
For more information on the various stages of Capuchin formation, see the links below: