Postulancy is the first of three stages of your Initial Formation and is the transitional stage between your previous life in the world and your movement to life as a Capuchin-Franciscan friar. During this stage of discernment, you experience communal living while growing in the understanding of what it means to live within a community of brothers in service to those around you. Together, both you and the friars will determine your ability to live the Capuchin-Franciscan lifestyle.
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Bernard Casey was a Capuchin friar from the province of St. Joseph based in Detroit. We Capuchins of Central Canada have enjoyed a close friendship with our brothers of the St. Joseph province over the years and would like to introduce you to Venerable Fr. Solanus Casey, ofm, cap. and the cause for his beatification.
As a young boy, though physically weak, he was strong spiritually. As a teenager, he saved a man from drowning, believing that the help of Our Lady made it possible. As a young man several difficult incidents brought him even closer to God: the ending of a relationship with a girl whom he loved, and being a witness to a murder. Barney decided that he wanted to devote his life to God, as a priest. The next eight years were a difficult journey towards priesthood. In 1892, Bernard was admitted to…