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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…

Province Administration Elected

July 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Province Administration Elected

Third Order Regular Franciscans Beginning on Sunday, July 14 and commencing on Friday, July 19, members of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, gathered in Loretto, PA to hold a Chapter of the Whole Province. During this Chapter, the friars discussed various important issues related…

1st Profession of Vows

May 25, 2019 | Comments Off on 1st Profession of Vows

On Saturday, May 25, 2019, Brother William Shee, TOR, Brother Kevin Smith, TOR and Brother John Marie Blair, TOR, three friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, made there first profession of vows.  The profession ceremony took place during Mass in the Saint Francis Friary…