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About Us

The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin - Custody of Malaysia-Singapore

The Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (Latin: Ordo Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum; postnominal abbr. O.F.M.Cap.) is an order of friars within the Catholic Church.

The Capuchins, accordingly, are sons of St. Francis. We lead Christian life according to the simplicity of the gospel, lead others back to the Christian spirit and inspire all with greater love of God.

As the Custody of Malaysia-Singapore, we are Capuchins ministering to West Malaysia, East Malaysia and Singapore.

SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI (Admonitions- no. 27)

“Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry.”

Our History

Get to know St Francis of Assisi, who is the Father of the Capuchins. Be Inspired by our Capuchin Saints, Blessed and Associates. Discover the history of the first Capuchin missionaries from India to Malaysia, from our first friary, until today.

Our Spirituality

What sets us apart from the rest of the world? A friar, lives the Gospel as simple and straightforward as possible with prayer and contemplation. In our Capuchin Fraternity, we live and depend on each other, in service to others.

Hearing the Call

"I have been all things unholy. If God can work through me, He can work through anyone.” - St Francis of Assisi. It's never easy to hear God's call, but He calls us each by name. If you think He might be calling you to our way of life, come and see.

Latest news from the Friars

A Visit of Capuchin General Minister to Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur—On the evening of 14th of December, the Custody of Malaysia-Singapore welcomed our Capuchin General Minister: Fr. Roberto Genuin and his General Councillor: Fr. Victorious Dwiardy for their 4 days 3 nights courtesy visit to Gethsemani Friary, Cheras. A visit in conjunction with the blessings of our new Conference Hall St. Lawrence of Brindisi’s …

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“For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14) The Post-Novices (Simple-professed Brothers) of the Custody of Malaysia-Singapore just renewed their vows on the 17th May, 2022 at St. Pio’s Friary, Ulu Tiram, Johor. This great occasion was witnessed by Br. Gilbert James, OFM Cap., Br. Joe Matthews OFM Cap., benefactors and some close …

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Welcome Br. Lawrence Goh to the Capuchin!

Today, on the 12th of March, 2022, the Capuchin Friars of the Custody of Malaysia-Singapore welcome Br. Matius Lawrence Derick Goh Siaw Chiang to join the Order as 1st year Postulant in Gethsemani Friary, Cheras, K.L. The Holy Eucharist was presided by the Custos, Fr. Valentine Gompok, OFM Cap. in the Friary’s chapel, con-celebrated by …

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La Verna Experience 2022

After the Greccio Experience in November 2021, here came another long-awaited Franciscan Experience—La Verna Experience which took place also at St. Pio Spirituality Center, Ulu Tiram, Johor from 2nd March to 9th March, 2022 this month. This seven-day La Verna Experience led the Post-Novice brothers to relive the experience of the Founder—St. Francis of Assisi …

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Blessed 1st Sacerdotal Anniversary

February 27th is the most memorable day for Fr. Gilbert James, OFM Cap, and a day which marks the Anniversary of his priestly ordination. This year 2022, Fr. Gilbert just celebrated his 1st Sacerdotal Ordination anniversary with his community at St. Pio Spirituality Center, Ulu Tiram, Johor. In his homily, Fr. Gilbert expressed his gratitude …

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Congrats to Our New Custos and his Councilors !

The Capuchin Friars of the Custody of Malaysia-Singapore came together at Saint Pio Seminar Room, Saint Francis of Assisi Church, Cheras, Selangor, Malaysia, for a period of three consecutive days (January 25th to 27th, 2022) to discuss, vote and elect a new Custos, and two of his Councilors. Br. Valentine Gompok, OFM Cap., was elected …

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Greccio Experience 2021

On the 22nd of November 2021, The Custody of Malaysia-Singapore held its very first Franciscan Experience — Greccio Experience at St. Pio’s Spirituality Center, Ulu Tiram, Johor. It forms part of the Post-Novitiate Program led by and intended for the initial formation of the Temporary Professed friars. The Experience centered around that blissful event which …

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Welcome to our website!

Pax et Bonum! Welcome dear brothers and sisters in Christ to our new website. We have updated the look and feel of our online home where you can find more about our history, spirituality, our friars, friaries and much more. We will also be adding news articles from time to time with happenings in our …

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