Solemn Profession of Vows. Pictured from Left to right: Brother Nathan Meckey, T.O.R., Brother James Puglis, T.O.R., Very Rev. Richard Davis, T.O.R., Minister Provincial and Brother Jason Wooleyhan, T.O.R.
Friars of the Sacred Heart Province and Immaculate Conception Province gather together to celebrate Anniversaries of Religious Profession and Ordination.
By professing the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience the friars have chosen a special way of following our Lord. In giving up everything in service of God and their brothers and sisters the friars find what really matters.
The Board of Trustees of the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, California, are pleased to appoint Rev. Michael Joseph Higgins, TOR, as the eighth President of the school.
New President - Fr. Michael Higgins, T.O.R.
The friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus come to Loretto, Pennsylvania for their annual Province Gathering.
Congratulations to Brother Daniel Maria Klimek, T.O.R, B.A., M.A., who received a Masters and Doctorate in Philosophy today from the Catholic University of America! His Dissertation with Distinction was entitled: Visionary Experiences Examined: Recent Scientific Studies of Extra Ordinary Religious Experiences and their Contribution to Spirituality – the Case of the Medjugorje Seers.
In 1847, nearly fifteen years before the Civil War, the bishop of Pittsburgh invited six Franciscan Friars from Ireland to establish a school in Loretto, Pennsylvania. The humble efforts of the friars would one day become Saint Francis University. In this short video Fr. Malachi Van Tassell, TOR (32nd SFU President) comments on how the Franciscan Friars continue to walk with Saint Francis students on their journey today.