Synod 2018 on Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment

On February 22, 2018, Pope Francis released his message for the 2018 "World Youth Day" celebration (which is internationally celebrated on Palm Sunday, this year Marc

Pope Francis in Pietrelcina for 100th anniversary of Padre Pio receiving the visible stigmata

Prayers for different occasions, and some inspirational thoughts





Beatification of Father Solanus Casey (OFM Cap)

Feast of St Francis, 4 October 2014

Feast of St Francis of Assisi

Saturday  4 October 2014


When the Risen Jesus appeared to his friends after his resurrection, his greeting was one of peace.  “Peace be with you”! His disciples, we’re told, “were filled with joy”.


“October is special to Franciscans the world over.  On the 4th we celebrate the feast of St Francis himself. This year the Capuchins of South Africa gathered in Pretoria during the first week of October for their annual retreat, a time of reflection and prayer together.