February 26-28, 2021

Fr. Joseph Tuscan, OFM Cap

Holiness: the path to hope and the role of forgiveness in relationship


Fr. Joseph serves as one of the preachers for the Capuchins of the Province of St. Augustine and presents retreats and days of reflection.  He will lead this retreat by helping us grow toward Holiness, the goal of all Christians who seek God and  His Heavenly Kingdom. 

How do we let go of our feelings, woundedness and our pride? No one will enter heaven with unforgivenss, anger or resentment in their heart. Be free and become the person God intended you to be.


1 Peter 1:16   because it is written, You shall be holy, for I am Holy.


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Fr. Joseph was born in Columbus, OH, in 1967 and was raised in Canton, OH.  He earned his Bachelor's degree in 1989 from Borromeo College Seminary. In 1990, he professed his first vows as a Capuchin Franciscan friar. Making his Perpetual vows in 1993, he went on to earn his Master's degree in theology in 1995 and was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.

Fr. Joseph's first assignment after ordination was in Papua New Guinea in the South Pacific where he served for four years.  Returning to the US in 2001, he has served in various capacities as parochial vicar, pastor, military and hospital chaplain and has also served in Puerto Rico.

Fr. Joseph currently serves as the national director of the Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers and in full-time preaching ministry for the Capuchin Province of St. Augustine, offering retreats and reflection days for parishes, Religious and Priests.


Learn about the Archconfraternity of Christian Mothers 

Who are the Capuchins?

Most people are familiar with St. Francis of Assisi.  Although he lived about 800 years ago he is one of the most popular and well known saints.  He left a life of money and honor to pursue God in a radical way.  He lived a very simple life living the ideals of caring for the poor with total detachment from the possessions of this world. 


About three hundred years after St. Francis, a group of Franciscan friars wanted to return to the more primitve Rule and ideals of St. Francis.  They spent their time serving the poor, sick and dying.  In 1528, Pope Clement VII gave them permission to form a new community to that person. Because of the large hoods of their habits, the Italian children called the "cappuccini" and they soon became known as the "Capuchins".  There are about 11,000 Capuchins worldwide tody.


Fr. Joseph Tuscan


Friday, February 26, 2021

4:00 pm  Doors open

5:00 pm Holy Mass

6:00 pm Judy Brown

6:45 pm Fr. Tuscan

7:45 pm Seven Sorrows Rosary

8:15 pm Prayer/Meditation, Chapels including Stabat Mater Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Prayer Teams, Confession for 1 hour.  (There may not be time for all to receive the Sacrament of Confession, please utilize your own parish if possbile)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

8:30 am   Rosary

9:00 am  Holy Mass

10:00 am   Break

10:30 am  Fr. Tuscan

11:30 am  Lunch

1:00 pm Guided Meditation

2:00 pm Fr. Tuscan

3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Confession, Prayer Teams

4:30 pm Fr. Tuscan followed by Q and A

6:00 Final blessing and blessing of religious articles

Sunday, February 28, 2021

8:00 am  Holy Mass