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Thursday, Fourth Week of Advent – Peace!
Christmas is always a very special time of the year for each one of us and for our families. At the very heart of this Holy Season is… at that very precise moment, in the simplest humble of places, God chose to come into the world in our human form as a little baby, lying in a manger, completely self-emptied. As St. Paul revealed to the Corinthians, “…although he (Jesus) was rich, he became poor for your sake, so that you should become rich through his poverty.” (2 Cor 8-9)
When we open our hearts to share the blessings, gifts, and talents that the Lord has given us in service of our neighbour, we too, take part in the Humble, Self-Emptying Love of God.
As we journey through the final days of Advent, let us prepare the ‘Stable’ of our souls and the ‘Manger’ of our hearts, so to provide that place…, “a place of consolation for Him (the Baby Child Jesus to lay His head), a nest of love.” (St. Padre Pio’s Prayer After Communion Prayer, Stay with me, Lord - Padre Pio Devotions)
May the Peace, Joy, and Love of the birth of Jesus reign in your hearts.
~ From the Capuchin Franciscan Friars and our Mission Office Staff.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEARS MISSION OFFICE OPERATING HOURS:
Our office will be closing on 30th December 2022 and will resume operation the first week of February 2023.
The newsletter produced by the Capuchin Mission Office.
Who are The Capuchin Friars
The Capuchin friars are one of the largest men’s Religious Orders in the Church, with about 11,000 friars in over 100 countries. We are officially called the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin: ‘Friars Minor’ meaning ‘Lesser Brothers’. We strive to live the Gospel as a fraternity of priests and brothers, praying together as a community, being a source of nourishment and strength for each other so as to go out and share God’s love with others.
We Capuchin friars could not exist today, and carry forward our outreach ministries, without the help and support of many friends and benefactors, so we confidently put ourselves in their hands. And we are most aware of our duty to give our benefactors the witness of poverty, fraternity and Franciscan joy, and to pray for them constantly. Special intentions of friends and benefactors are remembered at daily Mass and prayer by the Capuchin Friars.
This website has been setup to help raise much needed funds to assist us in carying out our ministries, both locally and abroad.
If you would like to assist by way of a donation, you can do so by visiting our Donations page which will contribute towards
- Our Capuchin Missions
- Our Ministry to the Poor and Marginalised
- The Education of our Student Friars