The Capuchin Custody of South Africa celebrated its 90th Anniversary of presence in South Africa on Sunday 20th October 2019. Holy Mass was celebrated at St Mary of the Angels, Athlone. The main celebrant was Archbishop Stephen Brislin.





12 July 2019 : Capuchin Franciscan Province of Ireland: Newly Elected Provincial Minister,  Brother Seán Kelly, and new Councillors, together with General Minister, Br Roberto Genuin and General Councillor, Br Pio Murat  



Capuchin Custos of South Africa, Br Odilo Mroso, and Custody secretary, Br Anstey Kay, attended the Chapter of the Capuchin Province of Ireland, and are pictured above with Br Seán Kelly.     






11th Ordinary Chapter of the Custody of South Africa

25th - 30th November 2018

Padre Pio Friary & Spirituality Centre .



Br Odilo Mroso is re-elected Custos. Councillors are Br Donal  Sweeney, Br Dominic Griego, Br Ewald Nangay and Br Ashok Brahmane. They are pictured below, together with Br Adrian Curran, Provincial, Ireland



   Custos of South Africa, Br. Odilo Mroso and Pope Francis at the Vatican. Oct 2018




Our Brother, Fr. Didacus (Ronald James Daniel) McGrath, passed away peacefully on 18 July at Nazareth House, Cape Town.

 Br Didacus was born on 11 October 1929 in the Republic of Ireland, was received into the Order of Capuchin Friars Minor on 3 October 1947 and was ordained a priest on 10 May 1956. The Requiem Mass took place at midday on Thursday 26th July 2018 at St Theresa's Catholic Church, Welcome Estate, Cape Town, where he had served for many years.        R.I.P.      Lala ngoxolo, tata Didacus. 




The Capuchin Custody of South Africa hosted the meeting of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin of Eastern African Capuchin Conference (EACC) in May 2018. EACC  consists of Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, Congo and Uganda. Others are Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mozambique. We extend a warm welcome to all delegates and visitors .

Pictured below is the meeting of EACC in 2016. Custos of South Africa, Br. Odilo Mroso, is 2nd from left.




Br. Matthew Gormley's Golden Jubilee : 16th June 2018




The Eastern Deanery of Cape Town Archdiocese celebrated a special Charity Drive event, which took place at St Mary of the Angels, Athone, on 5th May 2018, in honour of the 200th anniversary of the Church in South Africa. All donations received were distributed to the poor in each parish community.

 Br Longinus and Br Donal are second and third on left

Pictured above: Br Longinus with some of the donations received for distribuition to the poor.



Br Didacus celebarated his 62nd Ordination Anniversary on 10th May 2018 and was joined by Brothers Rufino , Donal and Longinus, as well as Fr. Ralph De Hahn, Nazareth House Sisters and St Theresa's parishioners.