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Around the Province

News and updates from around the Province of St. Joseph
Logo of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph with an icon of St. Francis of Assisi.
The Icon Detroit on the East Riverfront.

New Date and Venue for 52nd Annual SOCK Dinner

Save the date of Friday, October 25 at the Icon at 200 Walker Street in Detroit for the signature fundraising dinner for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen: the 52nd Annual SOCK Dinner. This year’s honorary chairs are Joe and Rosalie Vicari.

Friars Alwin Anthonysamy (L) and Baudry Metangmo (R) process into St. Bonaventure Chapel in Detroit for their Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate.

Two Friars join Transitional Diaconate

The Province celebrated the ordination of two transitional deacons at a ceremony at St. Bonaventure Chapel in Detroit: Br. Alwin Anthonysamy and Br. Baudry Metangmo. We pray for their continued priestly formation.

Capuchin Province of St. Joseph Vocation Director Friar Nathan Linton, OFM Cap.

Br. Nathan Linton Assigned Vocations Director

Br. Nathan has accepted a new assignment as the Director of Vocations. Br. Nathan is based at St. Francis of Assisi Monastery in Milwaukee. Pray for Br. Nathan and for vocations to Capuchin religious life in our Province and around the world!

Br. Daniel Viyakularaj, OFM Cap.

Br. Daniel Professes Perpetual Vows

We congratulate Br. Daniel Viyakularaj as he professes his solemn vows as a Capuchin. Br. Daniel professed his vows at Capuchin Retreat in a livestreamed celebration allowing family and friends from around the world to be part of the joyous event.

Br. Robert Wotypka is seated among a group of Capuchin friars in an auditorium. He is holding a microphone and speaking.

Provincial Retreat Focuses on Small Groups

The 2024 Provincial Retreat is taking on a different format this year. Friars will now gather in small groups throughout the year at different times and locations, allowing a more flexible schedule for those in ministry. This year’s facilitator is Franciscan author Jon M. Sweeney.

Br. Truyen Nguyen, OFM Cap. pictured outside St. Labre Church in Ashland, Montana.

Next Issue: Capuchins in Northern Cheyenne

Last issue we presented a close-up view of Capuchin ministry among the Apsáalooke people on the Crow Reservation in Southeast Montana. Next issue, we will share a profile of the friars ministering among the Northern Cheyenne in and around Ashland, Montana. Stay tuned!