Thanks to the love and support of treasured friends and family of the Capuchin Franciscans, the 2017 Brown Robe Benefit was a smashing success!  Together, we soared to new heights, and set new fundraising records!  Our heartfelt gratitude to all who supported the 2017 Brown Robe Benefit.  Thank you for walking alongside the Capuchins on their daring adventure of love! 


Fr. Paul Dressler, OFM Cap.

Director of Post-Novitiate Formation at the Capuchin College,
Washington D.C.

Fr. Paul currently serves as the director of post-novitiate formation for the Capuchin Franciscans at Capuchin College in Washington, D.C., and has been a retreat master and speaker at various conferences for youth and adults. In 2015, Fr. Paul was invited to be a guest speaker at the Capuchin General Assembly. His brothers describe him as a man with a great gift of rhetoric; he is energetic, captivating, passionate and on fire for the Lord.

Road to Rome Raffle

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Mission of the Brown Robe Benefit

The annual Brown Robe Benefit is orchestrated by a group of committed volunteers and religious- and non-religious staff to raise funds to support the extraordinary lives and ministries of the friars of the Capuchin Province of Mid-America. The Leadership Team is bound by faith and deep-rooted gratitude and heartfelt respect for the men in brown who walk humbly in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi.
These Catholic priests and brothers serve those in greatest need. The friars surrender their lives to serve our families, our friends and even more important, the very least of our brothers and sisters. They stand with us during moments of great joy and despair.
The Capuchins’ message is one of humility, love and compassion for humanity. Members of the Leadership Team commit themselves to this event so that the work of the friars and their fruitful ministries may continue to flourish for generations to come.
“In places abandoned, where no one else would go, there, you will find the Capuchins.” Pope Pius XI

Special thanks to the 2017 Zacchaeus Promise, Presenting Sponsors!