Fr. Joseph Connolly, T.O.R

1941-2021 Father Joseph F. Connolly, 79, member of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away on, Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida. Born on August 9, 1941 in Springfield, MA, the son of the late Francis Connolly and Mary (McCarthy) Connolly.  Fr.…

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Live Streaming Christmas Masses

Immaculate Conception Chapel Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania

We will be live streaming our Christmas Vigil Mass at 7:30pm and Christmas Day Mass at 9:00am You are more than welcome to join us at: http://www.franciscanstor.org/christmas/

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Bro. Damien Koehler, T.O.R.

Brother Damien Koehler, T.O.R., 72, member of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020, at Saint Francis Friary at Mt. Assisi, Loretto, PA after a brief illness. Born on June 2, 1948 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and given the name William Robert Koehler,…

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New Postulant Class 2020

T.O.R. Postulant Class The Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus received two new postulants into the 2020 postulant class during the month of September.  The postulancy program introduces men to the Franciscan religious life as they join the community in their daily prayer, ministry, fraternity and studies. …

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Fatima Devotions

The Franciscan Friars, T.O.R., from Loretto, invite you to participate with them in celebrating the last Fatima Devotions of 2020, on Tuesday October 13th, at 6:30 P.M.  at the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel.  The singing will be led by Monica Hogue of Loretto and the sermon will be delivered by Fr. Joseph Lehman, T.O.R., Minister…

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First Profession of Vows

September 12, 2020 Brother Matthew Aubin, T.O.R. made his first profession of vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis. The Profession ceremony took place in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania on September 12, 2020. The Very Rev. Joseph Lehman,…

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Solemn Profession

July 17, 2020 Brother Joseph Marie Krilich, T.O.R. On Friday, July 17, 2020, Brother Joseph Marie Krilich made his solemn Profession of vows as a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular. Friars, family members and friends gathered at the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of Saint Francis University for the Mass of…

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T.O.R. Ordination

July 11, 2020 Five friars of the The Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained to the priesthood on July 11, 2020.  Due to restrictions placed on large gatherings because of the Corona virus, the Ordination Mass took place in the Stokes Athletic Center on the campus of…

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