The Capuchin Franciscans are a religious order of priests and brothers founded in 1528.
Following in the foot steps of St. Francis of Assisi, the Capuchin Friars derived their spiritual strength from the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teachings of the Roman Catholic church. They live the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
The Capuchins serve in various missions with a desire to serve the poor and those in need. In addition, they currently serve in parish ministry, preaching, spiritual direction, and parish missions.
Today, the Capuchin Franciscans are the fourth largest religious order of men in the Catholic Church, numbering about 10,000 Friars throughout the world.
Inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we the Capuchin Franciscan Friars Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis joyfully observe a life of simplicity, guided by contemplative prayer and brotherhood, that we may better embrace the Gospel and minister to others,
preferentially to the poor and marginalized.