Solemn Profession of Vows

Brother Marius Strom and Brother David Dodd made their Solemn Profession of vows on July 20, 2018 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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First Profession of Vows

On May 26, 2018 at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania, Brother Kolbe Spencer, T.O.R. and Brother Augustine Joseph Murpny, T.O.R. made their First Profession of Vows in the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis.

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Jubilee Celebrations

On July 18, 2018, Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Loretto, celebrated anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordination.

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  • TOR Summer Gathering

    TOR Summer Gathering

    The Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus had their annual Gathering in Loretto, Pennsylvania during the week of July 16-20, 2018.

    Gathering Highlights

  • Reception of Novices

    Reception of Novices

    Five men were received into the Novitiate of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis on May 25, 2018 in Loretto, Pennsylvania. L/R: Bro. Kevin Smith, Bro. John Marie Blair, Bro. Will Shee, Bro. Pio Hille, Bro. Thomas Costello.

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  • Fr Pat George, TOR

    Fr Pat George, TOR

    Fr. Patrick George, a member of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, died early this morning, June 30th at St Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi following an extended illness.  

    Obituary & Arrangements

  • Brother James Boyle, T.O.R.

    Brother James Boyle, T.O.R.

    Brother James Boyle a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular died on May 30, 2018 at the age of 71.  

    Arrangements & Obituary

  • Fr. Gervase Cain, T.O.R.

    Fr. Gervase Cain, T.O.R.

    Father Gervase Cain died on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Click on the link below to view times for Visitation, Wake Service and Mass of Christian Burial.

    Arrangements & Obituary

  • 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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Let the sisters and brothers be gentle, peaceful and unassuming, mild and humble ...

speaking respectfully to all in accord with their vocation.