Who we are
We are a Religious Order recognized and confirmed by the Catholic Church since 1528. As friars, we are fruits of Franciscan charism, founded on the deep desire to live the Gospel Way of Life and the ideals set forth by our Seraphic Father and Founder, St. Francis of Assisi. We live in communities, acknowledging each other as ‘brother’ and sharing things in common.We are honoured and humbled that the current Pope has chosen to take the name of our Father, Francis of Assisi, thereby showing us the need to serve the poor, to work for peace and non-violence and to care for creation, which is our common home.
CapuchinTV will aim at:
- Providing our viewers with positive and uplifting shows.
- The shows will be geared towards faith formation and information.
- Suitable for all age and church groups.
- The shows are for human interest, dealing with socio-economic activities of the people.
What we do
Our primary work is to witness the Gospel with our way of life, anchored on Franciscan simplicity. We seek to serve the people of God depending on their needs in their particular location. As a result, we are engaged in pastoral care of people in their spiritual and social needs. We work in all levels of the education sector (from basic to tertiary), in the health sector, agriculture and social welfare of people among other areas.
Where we are
Being a missionary congregation, Capuchin are found in all continents and in a majority of countries world-wide. Having made the first presence in the country in 1974, we have a presence in 14 counties namely;West Pokot,Homa Bay,Kisumu,Kericho,Nakuru,Kiambu,Nyeri,Machakos,Garissa,Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Makueni, and Nairobi (St. Jude’s Chapel, Westlands, St. Padre Pio Friary, Lang’ata and St. Bridget’s Centre, Eastleigh). We are about 62 finally professed brothers and others in the early stages of their formation programs.
About Capuchin Television Network
An idea that begun from a casual talk over a cup of tea was followed by a deed-seated desire to bring it to reality. Capuchin TV, the first Catholic television in Kenya seeks to supplement and add value to the existing efforts of evangelization and the integral human development.
Capuchin TV will aim to provide our viewers with positive, uplifting shows geared towards faith formation and information, and suitable for all age and church groups. These include programs for children (PMC), the Youth, Choirs, CWA, CMA, couples, the aged among others. In addition we aim to have shows for human interest, dealing with socio-economic activities of the people.