Capuchin Soup Kitchen - Detroit, Michigan

Capuchin Soup Kitchen Blog

Feeding Bodies - Nourishing Spirits - Strengthening Communities

Thank you for joining us as we journey through life with our Capuchin Soup Kitchen guests, volunteers, and partners in ministry.  Often it's easy to forget that we each have a story to tell.  Our blog is to help remind all of us that each individual at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen is a gift from God and we have much to learn from one another.  To contact us about the blog email us here:

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A Peaceful Environment

Today at prayer, we were sharing thoughts about Martin Luther King, Jr. with a backdrop of Isaiah, Chapter 58. The focus was on the promotion of acceptance and mutual respect in the context of human diversity. One of the men in the group of about a dozen said that he has been in places where he felt tension in the air and felt at risk just being there.


Bless the work of our hands

Daily our community of Dominican Sisters shares Morning Prayer. A favorite psalm that occurs periodically includes the refrain: ‘Bless the work of our hands.’ (Psalm 90)


Christmas in the City

It has been a tough year in Detroit. Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding the Soup Kitchen have long been living in darkness at night, the streetlights having ceased functioning years ago. They have become accustomed to residing next door to burned out, abandoned houses; decaying, silent factories. They have had to learn survival skills, how to negotiate dangerous, violent streets and drug-infested tenements.


Sharing Job Leads

Recently a veterinary doctor asked if we had anyone at the soup kitchen who needed a job. As a result, two of the men who have been regulars and, who have been looking for work for a long time, have now been suited up in uniform and work as greeters/helpers and parking lot attendants at the clinic.