The Capuchin Franciscan friars are members of a worldwide religious order of the Roman Catholic Church and together they serve the underserved in over 100 countries worldwide. Following in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi, the friars surrender worldly possessions and commit their lives to minister to those in greatest need.

For over 30 years the Capuchin friars of Mid-America, have humbly served in Colorado, Kansas and in some of the most primitive regions of the world, including Papua New Guinea. Daily the friars tend to the new and chronic faces of homelessness; those ravaged by oppression and sickness; veterans emotionally and physically scarred by the toils of war as well as individuals who find themselves alone and at the merciful hands of death.

The friars’ commitment to help others and to respond to the growing needs in our communities and abroad is great, however, funding is critical. The Brown Robe Benefit provides the Capuchin Province of Mid-America with crucial financial resources that are vital to sustaining and growing these needed ministries.