Saturday, 29 November 2014

Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life

An interesting video launched to mark the beginning of the Year of Consecrated Life!  It captures the charism of five Religious Orders, including the Capuchins. It focuses on vocation discernment. If you are interested in discerning your vocation with us, the Capuchins, you can contact me at 086 3230638 or Visit our website:

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Capuchin Franciscan Vocation Experience, Kilkenny 5th - 7th December 2014



We are the Capuchin Franciscan Friars. We serve God, the Church and those in need. This is what it means to live a 'Gospel life'. It is a life of Brotherhood to each other and to all those we encounter. A life centred on Christ is a life filled with the 'Joy of the Gospel'. 

To spend a weekend experiencing what it is like to live and minister as a Capuchin Friar, contact our Vocations Director, Br Terence Harrington on 086 323 0638 or e-mail: 

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Last Mass of St Pio of Pietrelcina


"After my death I will do more. My real mission will begin then." (Padre Pio)

If you happen to be interested in the Capuchin way of life and would appreciate some support in discerning your vocation you are welcome to contact me at 086 3230638 or email

We provide an opportunity for those interested to spend some time living in one of our communities, so as to experience Franciscan life at first hand.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Br. Terence Harrington. 
Director of Vocatins.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Blessed Pope Paul VI

Pope Paul VI who was Pope from 1963 to 1978 was beatified this morning by Pope Francis in Rome. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was in attendance for the ceremony which was held at the end of the extraordinary Synod on the Family. 

Today the church celebrates World Mission Sunday. It is fitting that Pope Paul (named after St.Paul who travelled all over Europe to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ) is beatified on this day as he was the first Pope to travel overseas and the first Pope to travel by aeroplane. 

Among the countries Pope Paul visited was The Holy Land, The United Nations in New York, Uganda, and the Philippeans... In all this, he took the papacy to the people in a new way. It also paved the way for further Apostolic journeys by John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and lately Francis. 

Blessed Paul VI - Pray for Us.