TOR Jubilarians

TOR Friars celebrate the 50th and 25th anniversaries of Religious Profession and Priesthood Ordination at the annual Gathering of the TOR Franciscan Community in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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Franciscan Friars Ordained

Third Order Regular Franciscan Friars of Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained on June 10, 2017.

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Solemn Profession 2017

Friar from the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus professes Solemn (Final) Vows.

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  • 2017 Postulant Class

    2017 Postulant Class

    On August 19, 2017, five men arrived at Saint Bonaventure Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania to begin their Franciscan Journey. From Left to Right: Barry Blair, Thomas Costello, Ryan Hille, Will Shee and Kevin Smith.

    Postulant Class 2017

  • Arlington Quo Vadis Retreat

    Arlington Quo Vadis Retreat

    Quo Vadis is Latin for “Where are you going?” and is the name given to a camp for young men who are open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or the religious life.

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  • Food for the Poor

    Food for the Poor

    Recently, two TOR Friars had the privilege of partaking in one of Food for the Poor’s annual missions: a trip to Haiti for the purpose of allowing for direct contact with those who have already been helped by Food for the Poor, and those still in great need of many of life’s essentials (shelter, food, clean water, etc.).

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  • Father Robert Sisk, TOR - 1933 - 2017

    Father Robert Sisk, TOR - 1933 - 2017

    Father Robert Sisk, TOR a friar of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus passed away on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 23, 2017.  

    Obituary & Arrangements

  • Reception of Novices

    Reception of Novices

    On Friday evening, May 26, 2017 two men were received into the Novitiate of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The reception ceremony took place during Evening Prayer. 

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  • Fr Michael Scanlan, TOR - 1931 - 2017

    Fr Michael Scanlan, TOR - 1931 - 2017

    Food for the Poor presented Franciscan University of Steubenville President Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, with a commemorative plaque honoring Father Scanlan’s memory and with a gift to a family in Haiti. 

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  • Franciscan School of Theology

    Franciscan School of Theology

    Father Michael J. Higgins, TOR will be Inaugurated as the eighth President of the Franciscan School of Theology on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The ceremony will take place at Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA.

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Let the sisters and brothers always be mindful that they should desire one thing alone, namely ...

the Spirit of God at work within them.