Message from the Provincial Minister

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Dear Friends,

Fr. Mark Joseph Costello, OFM Cap.Caring for the least among us is the mission of the Capuchin Friars of the St. Joseph Province. We tend to physical and spiritual needs from Michigan to Montana. For 150 years our service has brought light, life,  and healing.

Our work has a lasting impact on the lives and well-being of brothers and sisters we serve in emergency food pantries and meal sites, schools and spiritual retreats, social services, and many parishes. Inspired by Saint Francis and the humble service of our Capuchin brother Blessed Solanus Casey, our friars devote their lives to serving people experiencing poverty of spirit and body.

Confident in the impact our work continues to have, the friars and I invite you to reflect on the needs outlined in the following pages. As we embark on a capital campaign to support our life-giving work, your prayers and support will help transform lives and hearts.


Mark Joseph Costello, OFM, Cap.
Provincial Minister