The Capuchin Formation Program is a program for students from the Capuchin Franciscan Province of Pittsburgh who have made the choice to study in a seminary setting in preparation for religious life. The candidate in this program is aided in his effort to discern and respond to God’s call to conversion and to a particular vocational role in the Church.
The ideals of St. Francis of Assisi are emphasized: contemplative prayer, fraternity, simplicity, the practice of self-denial, and solidarity with the poor and marginalized. An effort is made to help the candidate appreciate the distinctiveness of a vocation to the Capuchin-Franciscan religious life to which he may be called as an ordained friar or lay friar, while respecting the equally valuable vocation to diocesan priesthood in the Church.
Borromeo Seminary is privileged to have the Capuchin Formation Program. The Capuchin students complement Borromeo community.