Franciscan Charism

the feast of St. Francis

Transitus ceremony with Fr. Pio Mandato, FMHJ

Blessing of the animals

The way of life of the Capuchin Sisters of Nazareth is based on St. Francis's First Order Rule of 1223 and the Capuchin constitutions of 1536.

The crib

Sister with our crucified Spouse

Chanting the Divine office during Eucharistic Adoration

St. Francis prayer garden

Hermitage retreat

Prayer in hermitage

A contemplative meal in hermitage



"In their life and apostolate the sisters... strive to live the spirituality of Nazareth so dear to the heart of St. Francis.  It was in Nazareth that Jesus lived his hidden life, where Our Lady received her call, and it was the pace that Jesus was identified with on the cross.  In this spirituality of the hidden and humble life of Nazareth, ... (the sisters live) under the guidance of the Queen of Heaven and in constant prayer with their eyes always fixed upon the cross."   (Sister's constitutions #3)

The hidden life of Nazareth

Praying through the intercession of the Queen of the Angels

Afternoon prayer of thanksgiving

the three cats at St. Joseph's Convent

One of our German Shepherd puppies

Our cat "Mama Seton" joins in prayer with Padre Pio

The sisters and their dogs after a snowy day

"Preach the gospel always, and when necessary, use words." - St Francis of Assisi