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Body-building priest lifts faith at the gym and from the pulpit


Fr. Capo believes in strengthening the body to better connect it to the mind and spirit.

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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.”

Read the entire story at the Catholic Herald.

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