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I would like to know what is the difference between a franciscan and a capuchins. I understand the historical facts that the capucins were a reform of the franciscans, but now, in the year 2005, what differ between a community of franciscans and a community of capuchins?
-- alexis marcil (email@example.com), January 17, 2005
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 17, 2005.
Q. What's the difference between a "Capuchin" Franciscan and a regular Franciscan? A. Capuchin Franciscans are regular Franciscans..they are part of the family of "Friars Minor" founded by St. Francis of Assisi. Q. How many kinds of Franciscans are there anyway? A. Only God knows how many kinds of Franciscans there are. We do know, however, that there are three within the First Order of St. Francis: the Franciscans of the Leonine Union (or "Order of Friars Minor" whose initials are "O.F.M."); the Conventual Franciscans (or "Order of Friars Minor Conventual" whose initials are "O.F.M.Conv.") and the Capuchin Franciscans (or "Order of Friars Minor Capuchin" who put "O.F.M.Cap." after their name)
-- Enrique Ortiz (email@example.com), January 21, 2005.
I think OFM Cap. priests are more contemplative while OFM priests are more active.
-- (Thom@s.org), January 21, 2005.