TOR Jubilarians

TOR Friars will celebrate the 50th and 25th anniversaries of Religious Profession and Priesthood Ordination at the Annual Province Gathering in Loretto from July 10-14.

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Franciscan Friars Ordained

Third Order Regular Franciscan Friars of Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained on June 10, 2017.

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Institution of Acolyte

Institution of Acolyte - Saint Louis Friary, Washington, DC. Pictured L-R: Bro.Matthew Simons, Acolyte, Rev. Bro. Jason Wooleyhan, Deacon, Very Rev. Richard L. David, Minister Provincial and Bro. Joseph Marie Krilich, Acolyte.

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  • Father Robert Sisk, TOR - 1933 - 2017

    Father Robert Sisk, TOR - 1933 - 2017

    Father Robert Sisk, TOR a friar of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus passed away on the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Friday, June 23, 2017.  

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  • 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima

    100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima


    Join the Franciscan Friars, T.O.R. in a day of prayer and reverence at Mount Assisi, as we honor the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fátima.


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  • Reception of Novices

    Reception of Novices

    On Friday evening, May 26, 2017 two men were received into the Novitiate of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The reception ceremony took place during Evening Prayer. 

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  • Fr Michael Scanlan, TOR - 1931 - 2017

    Fr Michael Scanlan, TOR - 1931 - 2017

    Food for the Poor presented Franciscan University of Steubenville President Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, with a commemorative plaque honoring Father Scanlan’s memory and with a gift to a family in Haiti. 

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  • Father Sean Sheridan, TOR

    Father Sean Sheridan, TOR

    Fr. Sean Sheridan, TOR, speaks on "Academic Freedom in Catholic Higher Education" at the Crisis in Catholic Higher Education & the Next Generation Conference co-sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture and The Cardinal Newman Society.


  • Brother Daniel Klimek Offers Course

    Brother Daniel Klimek Offers Course

    Franciscan friar, writer, and scholar to offer a course at the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University over the summer of 2017

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  • Franciscan School of Theology

    Franciscan School of Theology

    Father Michael J. Higgins, TOR will be Inaugurated as the eighth President of the Franciscan School of Theology on Saturday, November 19, 2016.  The ceremony will take place at Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA.

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  • Brother Daniel Receives Doctorate

    Brother Daniel Receives Doctorate

    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.

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