Diaconate Ordination 2016

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 two friars of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained to the Deaconate.

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Jubilee Mass Celebration

Friars of the Sacred Heart Province and Immaculate Conception Province gather together to celebrate Anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordination.

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New President

The bells of Mission San Luís Rey in Oceanside, California rang out over a festive crowd gathered for the Installation of the eighth President of the Franciscan School of Theology, Fr. Michael J. Higgins, TOR.

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  • Postulants Receive the TAU Cross

    Postulants Receive the TAU Cross

    On September 18, 2016 the postulants of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus received the TAU cross as they begin their postulant year.

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  • Franciscan University Celebrates Founding

    Franciscan University Celebrates Founding

    STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding and the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy with a special novena prayer and a renewal of the University's consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

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  • Summer Gathering 2016

    Summer Gathering 2016

    The friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus come to  Loretto, Pennsylvania for their annual Province Gathering.

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  • Father Marion Deck 1933-2016

    Father Marion Deck 1933-2016

    Father Marion Deck, TOR passed away at Cambria Care in Ebensburg, PA on November 20, 2016.  He was 83 years old at the time of his death.  A Wake Service will take place at Saint Francis Friary Chapel on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

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  • Fr. Warren Murphy, TOR - 1928-2016

    Fr. Warren Murphy, TOR - 1928-2016

    Father Warren Murphy, T.O.R., passed away on Thursday night at Garvey Manor in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania.  Wake Service 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, PA.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016, Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, PA.

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  • Father Brian Miller, TOR

    Father Brian Miller, TOR

    On Sunday, November 6, 2016, Father Brian Miller passed away at the age of 91 at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

    Friends will be received at the Chapel of St. Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi, Loretto, PA at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  Vigil service will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be concelebrated on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Friary.

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