Lombardo D'Auria is seen on
graduation day from Belmont
Abbey College.  
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Rudolph Pieretti assisting at
Emmanuel Dining Room.
News about our novices,
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Martin Schratz, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Hendersonville, NC was
appointed chair of the RCIA Commission for the Diocese of Charlotte.

Welcome Sister Death
Sister Maria Imelda, one of our Capuchin Poor Nuns welcomed sister death on November
  read more

100 Years as a Province
Our Province of the Sacred Stigmata of St. Francis will celebrate its 100 anniversary at a
Mass on Saturday, September 7th at Immaculate Conception Parish in the Bronx.  All are
invited to the Mass.  Main celebrant will be Archbishop
Charles Chaput, O.F.M.Cap. and
joined by other bishops as well as the Minister General and mostly all of the friars from the

Provincial's Mother Dies
Mary Mormando, Mother of our Provincial Fr. Nick Mormando, passed away Saturday,
August 31.  Her funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 4th at Regina Pacis
Parish in Brooklyn.  May her soul rest in peace.

General Assembly 2013
The friars came together to celebrate fraternity and discuss some important issues
dealing with the province.

Welcome Indian Friars
We recently welcomed three friars from India who have come to minister and live with us in
fraternity, thus bringing a real international flavor to our province.  
Meet them here...

New Friary in Hendersonville
The friars at Immaculate Conception in Hendersonville recently moved into their new friary.  
It was blessed on March 6th.  The former friary had to be demolished.  
Pictures from the

Welcome Sister Death
Wednesday afternoon, March 20th, our brother Vincent Liuzzo was called home to the Lord
in his 91st year of life.  
Funeral arrangements.

Welcome Sister Death
Monday evening about 5:00, October 29th, our brother Robert Grix was called home to
eternal life.
 Funeral arrangements

Welcome Sister Death
Our brother Ignatius Zampino, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Passaic, NJ was called
home by the Lord early September 1st.
 Funeral arrangements

100th Anniversary
August 25th will mark the 100th anniversary of Immaculate Conception Parish in
Hendersonville, NC.   At the Jubilee Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte, he
will formally install
Martin Schratz as Pastor.  Video

Ministries Relinguished
After many years of faithful service as Capuchin Friars, July saw the friars leaving three of
our parish ministries:  Most Holy Redeemer in Tampa, Fl and St. Thomas Aquinas and Our
Lady of Consolation in Charlotte, NC.  All the friars were reassigned within the Province.

1st Profession of Vows
July 28th our province celebrated three of our brothers pronouncing their temporary
profession of vows.  Having completed a year of novitiate
Jose Alfredo Avila de Santiago,
Travis White
and Edwin Zuluaga gathered among family and friends with their fellow
Capuchin for this celebration at Sacred Heart Oratory.   

50th Jubilee
Our brother Cyprian Rosen recently celebrated his 50th anniversary as a Capuchin Priest.  
Friars, family and friends gathered at Sacred Heart Chapel in Wilmington, DE for a special
celebration  Congratulations!  

Archbishop Dolan visits Beacon
Renovated infirmary is blessed by Archbishop Dolan   see more

Provincial Chapter
From October 23rd to the 28th the friars of the province gathered to celebrate their 15th
Provincial Chapter.  Elected as our Provincial Minister was
Nicholas Mormando.  See more
pictures and see who else was elected.  

Florida Retreat
Eleven friars recently gathered at The Bethany Center in Lutz, Florida for a week
retreat.  During the week the friars gathered for prayer, liturgy, meals and some good
fraternal time.  The setting afforded plenty of quiet space and plenty of reminders of
God's beautiful work of creation.    

Welcome novices
On July 24th three young men from our province doned the Capuchin habit and entered
into their novitiate year. A total of 22 new novices from North America are joined in one
central novitiate program in California.  From our province we welcome  
Travis White,
Edwin Zuluaga
and Freddy (Jose Auila DeSantiago).  Representing our province at the
ceremony were
Brian Tomlinson, Provincial Minister, and Michael Malloy.  Please keep
these young men in prayer during this intense year of preparation before professing vows
as a Capuchin Franciscan Friar.  God bless!!!        
Pictures      Be sure to check out their
newsletter.  The link is in the left column - Caperone.

News from Wilmington and Ministry of Caring
The Ministry of Caring is in the midst of creating a residence to house Cap Corps. The
Province of the Stigmata in collaboration with St. Augustine Province is participating for the
first time in Cap Corps and establishing the first house in the Province in Wilmington,
Delaware.  Ministry of Caring created an updated webpage:   

Brother Rudolph Pieretti, our director for Emmanuel Dining Room in Wilmington, has been
highlighted in the diocesan newspaper: The Dialog.  Go to
www.ministryofcaring.org  and
click on the box with Rod's picture in the lower right-hand corner to view this video.

Capuchin Poor Clares - At the triennial chapter of the St. Veronica Giuliani Monastery held
on Saturday, July 16th, the following were elected to serve for three years:
Mother María de le Luz Solorio, OSC Cap., Abbess
Sr. María Magdalena Cacho, OSC Cap., Vicar
Sr. María de los Angeles Ramirez, OSC Cap., Councillor

New Parish Ministry
St. Gerard House - Under the leadership of Nick Mormando, pastor of Immaculate
Conception Parish in Hendersonville, recently opened was St. Gerard House a non-profit
ministry that offers evidence-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum
Disorder (ASD), learning disabilities, developmental delays, and behavioral health needs.
In addition, we provided training, consultation, and support for families, educators,
institutions, and any others involved with the treatment or care of these individuals.  You
can read more about this great ministry at  

To our Capuchin Brother, Archbishop Charles Chaput who was named the archbishop of
Philadelphia.   Archbishop Charles is a Capuchin from the Province of St. Conrad.    

Congratulations Graduates
+ Brother Cyprian Rosen received an honorary doctorate degree in Humane Letters from
Neumann University on April 29th.

+ Brother
Robert Perez graduated from St. Charles Borromeo College Division summa
cum laude and an award in English literature on May 20th.

+ Brother
Lombardo D'Auria graduated cum laude from Belmont Abbey College with a
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy on May 14th.

+ Brother
Robert Williams received his Master of Arts in Franciscan Studies from St.
Bonaventure University.

Union City News
While it may be old news to some, I am sure there are still many readers who have not
John Russo’s Mass for a New Dawn (Missa pro nova aurora).  Performed first by the
Florida Orchestra, this piece really captures the beauty of the Mass.  Congratulations John.  
Clink on the link to hear selections from the performance.
Pray for vocations.