Diaconate Ordination 2016

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 two friars of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus were ordained to the Deaconate.

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Fr Michael Scanlan - 1931-2017

Father Michael died on January 7, 2017, after an extended illness. Father Michael became president of the College of Steubenville in 1974. Over the next 26 years, he transformed the College into Franciscan University of Steubenville and gained for it a worldwide reputation for both excellence in academics and its passionate Catholic faith environment.

Arrangements & Obituary

New President

The bells of Mission San Luís Rey in Oceanside, California rang out over a festive crowd gathered for the Installation of the eighth President of the Franciscan School of Theology, Fr. Michael J. Higgins, TOR.

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  • Father Andre Strittmatter - 1933-2017

    Father Andre Strittmatter - 1933-2017

    Father Andre Strittmatter died on January 2, 2017 at Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, PA., at the age of 83.  Visitation will take place on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. followed by a Wake Service at 7:00 p.m. in the Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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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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  • Franciscan University Celebrates Founding

    Franciscan University Celebrates Founding

    STEUBENVILLE, OH—Franciscan University of Steubenville is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its founding and the end of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy with a special novena prayer and a renewal of the University's consecration to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

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  • Postulants Receive the TAU Cross

    Postulants Receive the TAU Cross

    On September 18, 2016 the postulants of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus received the TAU cross as they begin their postulant year.

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  • Summer Gathering 2016

    Summer Gathering 2016

    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.

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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.