Swiss Fransciscan Order Looking For Few Good Men (Monks).


Roman Catholic monks in Switzerland have placed a job advert in a newspaper as part of a recruitment drive.

The Capuchin order says it is looking for professional single men like bankers or lawyers aged 22 to 35 to join their dwindling ranks.

The order, which has 200 members with an average age of 70, hopes the ad will help recruit 10 to 20 men.

Adverts for craftsmen, technicians and men in social professions are to follow, a spokesman for the order said.

The Capuchin order – one of the Franciscan orders – is calling for young Catholic “bankers, journalists, teachers, theologians, tradesmen, lawyers, communication specialists” to consider joining the order.

Applicants should be independent yet capable of communal living, curious and show initiative, the ad says.

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