How did he come to meet the Capuchin Fathers? No witness can remember. Only scant traces persist of this good relation that existed for several decades between Ladouceur and this idealistic religious community who preached simplicity, generosity and sharing.
The first mention in Ladouceur's archives of this long relationship, dates back to 1947 when he exhibited his watercolors at the Capuchins run Seraphic College in Ottawa. It cited the name of Father Ludovic who accompanied Jean-Paul as a friend and spiritual advisor.