References

The images that were used at this OFMCap.org.my website comes with rich details on the religious communities, the saints and the Catholic church. Most images obtained with permission from Rev Fr Lawrence Lew, OP, unless stated otherwise. 


IMAGES USED AT THE BANNER

(1) This photo was taken at the Mount Claret Retreat Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
(2) Our Seraphic Father St Francis - Stained glass window in the St Dominic chapel in the Rosary Shrine church in London.
(3) Five Loaves and Two Fish - This mosaic roundel is on the High Altar of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, USA. 


IMAGES AT THE CENTER OF HOME PAGE 

(1) Saint Francis of Assisi according to Pope Nicholas V's Vision, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán, around 1640, courtesy of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya - MNAC, Barcelona, Spain.
(2) St Francis of Assisi adoring the Crucifix, painted by Bernardo Strozzic, in 1615, courtesy of Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
(3) The Lord's Brethren - Detail from a triptych showing the life of St Anthony of Padua in the church of St Francis of Assisi in New York City, USA. 


IMAGE AT THE CENTRE OF HOME PAGE (with Padre Pio's quote)

Silver Pavilion - The Ginkakuji (銀閣寺, Silver Pavilion) is a Zen temple along Kyoto's eastern mountains (Higashiyama). The Ginkaku, built in 1489, is a two-storied structure of which the ground floor is built in the wayo style of architecture known as the shoin or "library" style, while the second floor is built in the butsudo or "Buddha-hall" style of Zen architecture. Although it was intended to have been covered with silver, this was never completed, but the name remains.

CAPUCHIN PAGE

(1) First row, left: St Francis of Assisi - It is a retable from the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC, USA.
(2) First row, right: Matteo Bassi (1495-1552), co-founder of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. Painting is recorded as anonymous painting, beginning of 16thc ent.

(3) Second row, left: Queen of the Friars Minor - The Great Mosaic which covers the entire surface of the apse in the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, New York, depicts the theme of Mary, Queen of the Order of Friars Minor, receiving the love and honour bestowed upon her by Franciscans throughout the centuries. Joseph Wild of Innsbruck, Austria was the artist in charge of construction, and Rudolph Margreiter was the artist responsible for the design. The mosaic was solemnly blessed by Most Rev. John J. Dunn, Auxiliary Bishop of New York, on November 1,1925. St. Francis (1182-1226) and St. Clare of Assisi (1193-1253) kneel at the feet of Mary. Encircling the group are seven six-winged Seraphs, whose name has been traditionally applied to Franciscanism – the Seraphic Order – and a heavenly choir of 20 angels.

(4) Second row, right: St Francis receives the Stigmata - Mural from the Mission church of St Xavier del Bac near Tucson, Arizona, USA.

ORIGIN OF THE CAPUCHIN ORDER PAGE

Two painting in the photo frames are: 

(1) Left: Matteo Bassi (1495-1552), co-founder of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.
(2) Right: Bernardino Ochino (1487-1564), co-founder of the Capuchin Order.

CAPUCHIN SAINTS, BLESSED & ASSOCIATES PAGE

Background image: Marian Chapel - This is one of the side chapels in the Mission church of San Xavier del Bac. It contains numerous Franciscan saints and references to Franciscan spirituality.

THE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE PAGE

Background image of Prayer & Contemplation: Christus Rex - Blessed Sacrament being enthroned above the High Altar in St Dominic's church in north London. 
 

THE CAPUCHIN CALL PAGE

Background image of A Capuchin in a Day: St Pio of Pietrelcina - This statue of the saint is in Lille Cathedral.