Capuchins in Switzerland, whose numbers are diminishing, are seeking some help from the classifieds to help fill their ranks.
The BBC reports:
The Capuchin order says it is looking for professional single men like bankers or lawyers aged 22 to 35 to join its dwindling ranks.
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.
"We offer you no pay, but spirituality and prayer, contemplation, an egalitarian lifestyle, free of personal material riches and the common model of a couple relationship," it says.
Will be interesting to see if the campaign attracts any candidates.