It is very difficult to discern one’s vocation in a vacuum. Jesus invites his disciples to, “come and see.” Visiting a religious order or seminary is one of the best ways to discover if God is calling you to a deeper discernment with the particular community. The Capuchins likewise invite you to come, stay with us, pray with us, and get the feel of our daily life and spirituality. There are several different possibilities available, each is described briefly below. Registration is required. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Rebuild My Church Discernment Retreats
Our weekend vocation retreats take their name from an encounter St. Francis of Assisi once had with the Lord. While kneeling before the San Damiano Crucifix, the saint heard the voice of Jesus say, “Francis… rebuild My church which, as you see, is in ruins… ” Join the friars for a time of prayer, fraternity, reflections on Capuchin Franciscan spirituality, as well as visits to our ministries among the poor in our local community.
- Denver, CO | November 10-12, 2017
- San Antonio, TX | February 09-11, 2018
Personal Friary Visit
Spend a few days at one our Capuchin friaries in Denver, Colorado or Lawrence, Kansas. Here you will have the opportunity to meet with the Capuchin friars, experience their life of prayer and fraternity, and visit some of their local ministries to the poor. This is a great chance to witness the life of the brothers up close and to ask questions of the men who live the life on a daily basis.
- By Appointment
Registration is Required
Registration for specific discernment events is required. Dates are subject to change. Discernment retreats are intended for persons actively discerning a Capuchin Franciscan Vocation. Please use the registration form here or contact a vocation director for more information.