Ordo Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum 2

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Who we are

We are brothers, we live in fraternity, we pray individually and in common, we share meals and time together, helping one another to grow, as in a family. Our communities, which we call fraternities, are places of joy and hospitality.

We are an evangelical fraternity. Jesus of Nazareth is our guide in leading a simple and humble life in the midst of the people around us. Our inspiration comes from the life of Christ, Sacred Scripture, and the example and writings of St. Francis of Assisi.

Jesus invites us to preach the Gospel, first of all with the example of our lives, and in many practical ways: prayer and contemplation, pastoral work, social service, assistance, missionary activity, publications and information...

Francis of Assisi

He is probably the best known and popular of the saints, who down to today fascinates many people, particularly poets, painters and those committed to the poor and to the protection of the natural environment. Giovanni Bernardone (his real first and last name) was born…

Friars and local fraternities

Friars and local fraternities For the almost 10,500 friars present in more than one hundred different countries, belonging to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin means first of all the sharing of everyday life within a local fraternity. There are more than 1,700 of these…