Fr. Capo believes in strengthening the body to better connect it to the mind and spirit.
Tim Swift from the Catholic Herald conducted an interview with Miami’s bodybuilding priest, Father Rafael Capo, who brings to the gym his workout bag, a bottle of water, and his ministry. The 51-year-old Puerto Rico native expounded on the importance of mental, physical, and spiritual fitness to allow one’s faith to flourish:
“I didn’t see it as a formal way of ministry,” he said. “I started connecting with friends and people I ministered to. But it began growing, perhaps because of all those connections of presenting a vision of total fitness. I started to get so many young people to connect with that as I presented at many events around the nation and also with events around the world.”