Friars ordained to the Diaconate

Five Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

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Easter Triduum

Celebrate the Triduum virtually with the Friars at Mt. Assisi Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

Streaming Information

Province Administration Elected

Very Rev. Joseph Lehman, TOR elected Minister Provincial of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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  • Father Richard Eldredge, T.O.R.

    Father Richard Eldredge, T.O.R.

    Father Richard Eldredge a Franciscan Friar of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away on December 28, 2019 at the age of 78.

    Richard Eldredge

  • Brother Bernard Nicolosi, T.O.R.

    Brother Bernard Nicolosi, T.O.R.

    Brother Bernard Nicolosi, TOR, 82 of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heat of Jesus died on December 23, 2019 at Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, PA

    Arrangements & Obituary

  • Fr Dave Pivonka Inauguration

    Fr Dave Pivonka Inauguration

    Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR will be inaugurated on October 4, 2019 as the seventh president of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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  • Solemn Profession of Vows

    Solemn Profession of Vows

    Five friars of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus take their Solemn Vows.

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  • Reception into the Novitiate

    Reception into the Novitiate

    Brother Matthew was received into the TOR Novitiate on September 8, 2019.

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  • 2019 Jubilarians

    2019 Jubilarians

    Third Order Regular Franciscans celebrate Religious Profession and Ordination Anniversaries.

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  • Father David Dodd, TOR

    Father David Dodd, TOR

    Father David Dodd, TOR was ordained to the priesthood, April 27, 2019 by Bishop Mark Bartchak.

    David Dodd Ordination

From the depths of their inner life let them love, honor, adore, serve, praise, bless and glorify ...

our most high and eternal God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.