Solemn Profession of Vows

Brother Marius Strom and Brother David Dodd made their Solemn Profession of vows on July 20, 2018 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel on the campus of Saint Francis University, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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First Profession of Vows

On May 26, 2018 at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania, Brother Kolbe Spencer, T.O.R. made his First Profession of Vows in the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis.

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Ordination 2018

On October 27, 2018, two Franciscan Friars were ordained to the Diaconate and Priesthood for the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Bishop Mark Bartchak, Bishop of the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.

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  • Provincial Installation

    Provincial Installation

    On January 20, 2019, during Sunday Evening Prayer, the Most Rev. Nicholas Polichnowski, T.O.R., Minister General of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular, confirmed the appointment and installed the Very Rev. Malachi Van Tassel as Minister Provincial of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, and Rev. Christopher Dobson, T.O.R. as Vicar Provincial.

    Provincial Address

  • Brother Larry Hilferty, TOR

    Brother Larry Hilferty, TOR

    Brother Larry Hilferty a Franciscan Friar of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis died unexpectedly on October 11, 2018 at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Please remember our brother in your prayers. 

    Obituary - Arrangements

  • TOR Summer Gathering

    TOR Summer Gathering

    The Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus had their annual Gathering in Loretto, Pennsylvania during the week of July 16-20, 2018.

    Gathering Highlights

  • Reception of Novices

    Reception of Novices

    Five men were received into the Novitiate of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis on May 25, 2018 in Loretto, Pennsylvania. L/R: Bro. Kevin Smith, Bro. John Marie Blair, Bro. Will Shee, Bro. Pio Hille, Bro. Thomas Costello.

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  • Fr Pat George, TOR

    Fr Pat George, TOR

    Fr. Patrick George, a member of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, died early this morning, June 30th at St Francis Friary-Mt. Assisi following an extended illness.  

    Obituary & Arrangements

  • Brother James Boyle, T.O.R.

    Brother James Boyle, T.O.R.

    Brother James Boyle a member of the Sacred Heart Province of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular died on May 30, 2018 at the age of 71.  

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Let the sisters and brothers always be mindful that they should desire one thing alone, namely ...

the Spirit of God at work within them.