We, the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, inspired by the Gospel way of life to joyful penance, characterized by contemplative prayer, fraternity and simplicity commit ourselves as lesser brothers to the work of evangelization, serving the people of God with availability, especially the poor and needy, following the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi in rebuilding the Church.
We are brothers. We live in fraternity, pray as individuals and in community, share meals and time together, helping each other to grow, just like in a family. Our communities, called friaries, are joyful and hospitable places.
We are an evangelical brotherhood. Jesus of Nazareth is our guide for a simple and humble life among the people. The life of Christ, Holy Scriptures, St. Francis and his writings give us inspiration.
We are sent by Jesus to preach, first by the example of our lives, then in many practical ways: prayer and contemplation, pastoral work, social services, care ministries, mission activities, publications and communication, etc.