Reception of Novices

Five men were received into the Novitiate of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis on May 25, 2018.

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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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Diaconate Ordination

Brother Vincent Yeager, T.O.R. was ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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  • 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.  

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  • 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.

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  • Fr. Alex Bombera, TOR - 1919-2017

    Fr. Alex Bombera, TOR - 1919-2017

    Father Alex Bombera passed away on Thursday morning, November 16, 2017 at Saint Francis Friary, Loretto, PA at the age of 98.  

    Funeral Arrangements & Obituary

  • Father Colman McGarril, TOR

    Father Colman McGarril, TOR

    Fr. Colman McGarril, T.O.R., 91, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died January 30, 2018, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after an illness. 

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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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  • 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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  • 2017 Tau Ceremony

    2017 Tau Ceremony

    On September 18, 2017, the day after the Feast of the Stigmata of Saint Francis, five Postulants of the Sacred Heart Province of the Third Order Regular Franciscans received the TAU cross as they begin their formation in the Franciscan Community.

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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.