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New Postulant Class 2020

October 1, 2020 | Comments Off on 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. …

Fatima Devotions

September 29, 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

First Profession of Vows

September 17, 2020 | Comments Off on First Profession of Vows

September 12, 2020 Brother Matthew entered the Franciscan community on August 18, 2018 and did his postulant year under the direction of Fr. Patrick Whittle, T.O.R. at Saint Louis Friary in Washington, D.C. He began his Novitiate on September 8, 2019 at Saint Elizabeth Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania under the direction of Fr. Kevin Queally,…

Solemn Profession

July 23, 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

T.O.R. Ordination

July 23, 2020 | Comments Off on 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…

Immaculate Conception Chapel Saint Francis University Loretto, Pennsylvania

Live Streaming Daily Mass

July 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Live Streaming Daily Mass

Immaculate Conception Chapel at Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania. Join the Friars at Sacred Heart Friary on the campus of Saint Francis University for Daily and Sunday Mass. Mass Times Monday – Wednesday – Friday – 12 Noon Tuesday – Thursday – 12:25 p.m. Sunday Morning – 10:00 a.m. Click here for live streaming link…

2020 T.O.R. Jubilarians

June 26, 2020 | Comments Off on 2020 T.O.R. Jubilarians

50th Anniversary of Religious Profession 25th Anniversary Religious Profession & Ordination 50th Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination

Notes from the Sunny South

November 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Notes from the Sunny South

Well, it wasn’t so sunny in the early part of September when we thought that we would be subject to hurricane winds and rains from Dorian. Fortunately for us it veered to the northeast and, unfortunately and tragically, hit the Bahamas. Fr. Joe’s sister and brother-in-law, who live on the east coast took advantage of…

Vocation Promotion: A Province-Wide Effort

November 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Vocation Promotion: A Province-Wide Effort

Dear brothers, it is a great joy to serve the Province as the new Director of Vocations. In my conversations with several friars I have heard the question, “What can I do to help?” This is a great question, considering our Constitutions direct us each to promote vocations. Firstly, thank you all for the ways…

Friars Ordained to the Diaconate

September 14, 2019 | Comments Off on 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.  The Ordination Ceremony took place on the campus of Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, in the Finnegan Field House.  The Most Rev. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton, Bishop…