Catholic Women Religious Order | Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth | United States: Franciscan Religious
"Praise and bless my Lord, and give him thanks, and serve him with great humility" - St Francis of Assisi
Welcoming at first profession
a communal gathering
Final profession joy
"Joy, with peace, is the sister of charity. Serve the Lord with laughter." - St Pio of Pietrelcina
The Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth have a rich, strong communal life. It unites them as a true family where their joy, as Brides of Christ, witnesses to the world the good news of the Gospel.
Called, chosen, and consecrated by the Father, as authentic sisters in the Lord, they strive to live out daily the words "This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (John 13:35). The joy of their hidden communal life reflects the joy of that hidden family at Nazareth, where Jesus, Mary, and Joseph lived in ecstatic communion with one another and with the Father and Holy Spirit.
"I have told you this that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete...
love one another as I have loved you." - John 15:11-12
Sneaking a cookie?!
Novices and "snow nuns"!
"No, dear novice, you have to wait your turn to wear the crown of roses that comes with profession!"