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My name is Brother Vincent Mary, I am 26 and currently in my first year of temporary vows with the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of St. Conrad. In 2014 graduated with my BA in Theology from Saint Gregory's University in Oklahoma and have been in formation with the Friars ever since.
In high school, I attended many retreats and youth conferences with the local youth group. Many of them have impacted my life in a way that I am so grateful for now. The mission trips had a tremendous impact on my life, they led me to a life of service and they instilled in my heart a proof that there can be no greater joy than the joy that comes from helping those other then ourselves. I feel in love with service work and the joy that it brings not only to me, but even more so, those who receive that help. It wasn't until later in my life that I experienced that same joy with the poor and the homeless, those who are often forgotten about in our society. At first, what was a desire for recognition became a desire to be available for the people we served. I learned that in service there is more then just receiving peace and joy from God. I learned that we can also give it and create a love that exists only from God. Slowly, I began to feel called to a life of devotion and service for these people. I felt called to live a life that portrays goodness, joy, beauty and peace. It wasn't long before I realized that all of that, is Franciscan, specifically Capuchin Franciscan. So here I am in temporary vows doing my best toward living out the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Now I am currently in Denver, Colorado studying for the priesthood at the Saint John Vianney Seminary and I thank everyone who supports me and continuously prays for me in my discernment. Walk with me on my journey and follow my blog if you are able. Peace and thank you for reading friends, God Bless!
My name is Br. Vincent Mary Carrasco, my friends call me Vinny. I graduated with a Bachelors in Theology and currently in my first year of temporary vows in formation with the Capuchin Franciscan province of Mid-America studying at St. John Vianney Seminary. I enjoy blogging and bringing out the greater message and bigger picture in life. I have always had a passion for helping those people who have no one to help them. One of my favorite things is seeing someone joyful and happy because of the work or joy that we bring. In my experiences, I give catholic insight, prayers, reflections and thinking that help me grow in my own faith. I hope you enjoy it.