Milwaukee, WI …Capuchin friars will be commemorating their jubilee celebrations July 15, 2016, at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mount Calvary, WI, the founding site of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph.
One of the eighteen jubilarians is serving the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. Capuchin Friar William Frigo is recognizing his 60th year in the Order.
Father William Frigo’s parents were both secular Franciscans giving his home a Franciscan aura which helped to sow the seeds of his vocation. Father Bill has ministered in Nicaragua, the Midwest, in Texas and in the Middle East prior to becoming the director of the Capuchin College Program at St. Joseph Seminary, Loyola University, Chicago. During his retirement years, he ministered to Hispanics in the Diocese of Madison prior to moving to St. Katharine Friary in Crow Agency, MT, where he now resides.
The Capuchins are an international community of friars modeling themselves after St. Francis of Assisi. The brothers of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, headquartered in Detroit, serve in a variety of ministries including social service, schools, chaplaincy, retreat houses and parishes in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, Arizona, Nicaragua, and Panama. Established at Mt. Calvary Wisconsin in 1857, there are currently 174 members in the St. Joseph province.