About Capuchin Friars

Dec 8, 2022


Welcome to Peace Church's information page on the Capuchin Friars. In this comprehensive guide, we aim to provide you with a detailed understanding of the important role that the Capuchin Friars play within our community-focused organization. Join us as we delve into the rich history, traditions, and values of the Capuchin Friars.

Who are the Capuchin Friars?

The Capuchin Friars, also known as the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, are an internationally recognized branch within the wider Franciscan family. They are committed to a life of prayer, contemplation, and dedicated service to the Church and society.

Their Rich History

The history of the Capuchin Friars dates back to the early 16th century when they sought a return to the simplicity and spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. Inspired by his teachings, they embraced a life of poverty, humility, and compassion. Their distinctive hooded robes, or "capuche," gave rise to their name and visual identity. Over the centuries, the Capuchin Friars have played a crucial role in spreading the message of love, peace, and faith.

Traditions and Values

Immersed in a rich tapestry of traditions and values, the Capuchin Friars embody a lifestyle dedicated to spiritual growth and service to others. Living in community, they prioritize prayer, daily Mass, and contemplation as essential aspects of their lives. Poverty, simplicity, and humility are at the core of their vows, reminding them to prioritize the needs of others over material possessions. Their commitment to peace, justice, and reconciliation is reflected in their efforts to address social issues and promote harmony within society.

Role in Peace Church

At Peace Church, we are fortunate to have the presence of the Capuchin Friars, whose devotion and guidance greatly enhance our community's spiritual journey. They actively participate in our religious services, offer counseling and spiritual direction, and provide a source of inspiration for our members. Their teachings on forgiveness, compassion, and the pursuit of inner peace resonate deeply with our beliefs and values.

Contributions to the Community

Beyond their involvement within Peace Church, the Capuchin Friars extend their service to the broader community. From operating homeless shelters and soup kitchens to supporting educational initiatives and advocating for the marginalized, their tireless efforts aim to alleviate suffering and build a more inclusive society. Their selfless dedication inspires countless individuals to embrace the power of compassion and empathy.

Finding Spiritual Guidance

If you seek spiritual guidance, the Capuchin Friars are here to support you on your journey. Whether you have questions about faith, need someone to listen to your concerns, or seek solace in times of difficulty, they offer a compassionate and nonjudgmental space for reflection and guidance. Feel free to reach out to them through Peace Church's contact information provided on our website.


The Capuchin Friars occupy a significant place in Peace Church's commitment to fostering a warm and inclusive community rooted in faith and beliefs. Their history, traditions, and values serve as an inspiration to us all, guiding us on our spiritual paths and encouraging us to lead lives of compassion, humility, and service to others. We are grateful for their presence and the transformative impact they have on our community.

Terry Thorne
Wow, I never knew much about the Capuchin Friars until I stumbled upon this interesting read! 🤔 Their role in our community seems truly intriguing and I'm excited to learn more about their rich history and traditions. Can't wait to explore their values and how they contribute to Peace Church's community-focused organization. 🙌🏼
Nov 11, 2023
Karen Rankins
Interesting read on the intriguing Capuchin Friars' role in our community!
Nov 8, 2023