It is very difficult to discern one’s vocation in a vacuum. Jesus invites his disciples to, “come and see.” Visiting a religious order or seminary is one of the best ways to discover if God is calling you to a deeper discernment with the particular community. The Capuchins likewise invite you to come, stay with us, pray with us, and get the feel of our daily life and spirituality. There are several different possibilities available, each is described briefly below. Registration is required. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
Our weekend vocation retreats take their name from an encounter St. Francis of Assisi once had with the Lord. While kneeling before the San Damiano Crucifix, the saint heard the voice of Jesus say, “Francis… rebuild My church which, as you see, is in ruins… ” Join the friars for a time of prayer, fraternity, reflections on Capuchin Franciscan spirituality, as well as visits to our ministries among the poor in our local community. After attending a retreat, you are invited to make a personal visit to spend a few days at one of our friaries and experience the day to day life of the Capuchins. These visits are by appointment only. Registration is required.
Denver, CO | October 20-22, 2023
San Antonio, TX | January 26-28, 2024
Denver, CO | February 16-18, 2024