Monks advertise at career fair for new recruits

monks advertise at career fair for new recruits

The capuchin order will advertise a life as a monk and other offers for the first time at the BIM career information fair in salzburg. From 23. Until 26. November "orientation aids" will be on display at a stand in the exhibition center as the capuchin provincialate of austria-south tyrol announced on friday.

In their brown robes, they present spiritual offers such as a pilgrimage to assisi, a taste of monastic air, a voluntary year in the order or a voluntary service abroad.
For young people in particular, a monastery today is often something completely alien. "By being present at events such as the career information fair or by starting various activities together with people, we are doing this in today’s modern way", according to brother hans pruckner.

The beginning of the 16. Founded in italy at the beginning of the 20th century, the capuchin order is, along with the franciscans and the minorites, the youngest branch of the franciscan religious orders, which go back to saint franciscus of assisi. The life of a capuchin friar is centered on prayer, social commitment to those in need, and fellowship with one another and with fellow human beings. There are currently around 10,500 capuchins in 106 countries worldwide.

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