Why do the Capuchins take a vow of poverty ? How do you pay for stuff?

St. Francis wanted his followers to learn to put all their trust in God. While we look on all creation and the things of this world as good gifts of God, we try to live simply and trust in the Lord’s providence. Sometimes we are compensated for the work we do; often, especially in serving the poor, we have to depend on the generosity of our benefactors. It’s all part of learning to trust in God’s love for us.