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.

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Province Administration Elected

Very Rev. Joseph Lehman, TOR elected Minister Provincial of the Third Order Regular Franciscans, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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1st Profession of Vows

Three Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis make there first profession of vows.

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  • Fr Dave Pivonka Inauguration

    Fr Dave Pivonka Inauguration

    Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR will be inaugurated on October 4, 2019 as the seventh president of Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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  • Statement from TOR Province concerning Fr. Gabriel Zeis, TOR

    Statement from TOR Province concerning Fr. Gabriel Zeis, TOR

    On Monday, September 9, 2019, the Very Rev. Joseph Lehman, T.O.R., Minister Provincial of the Sacred Heart Province, spoke with Father Gabriel Zeis, TOR, former President of Saint Francis University (2004-2014), to inform him about a single allegation of alleged sexual abuse of a minor in 1975 that was made against him.  

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  • Solemn Profession of Vows

    Solemn Profession of Vows

    Five friars of the Franciscans, Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus take their Solemn Vows.

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  • Reception into the Novitiate

    Reception into the Novitiate

    Brother Matthew was received into the TOR Novitiate on September 8, 2019.

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  • 2019 Jubilarians

    2019 Jubilarians

    Third Order Regular Franciscans celebrate Religious Profession and Ordination Anniversaries.

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  • Father David Dodd, TOR

    Father David Dodd, TOR

    Father David Dodd, TOR was ordained to the priesthood, April 27, 2019 by Bishop Mark Bartchak.

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  • Brother Stephen Liebal

    Brother Stephen Liebal

    Brother Stephen Liebal, T.O.R., 90, of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died May 2, 2019 at St. Francis Friary—Mt. Assisi, Loretto, Pennsylvania, after an illness. 

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  • Father Augustine Belinda, TOR - 1928-2019

    Father Augustine Belinda, TOR - 1928-2019

    Father Augustine Belinda, TOR died on April 26, 2019 at Saint Francis Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania at the age of 91.  He was a Professed Franciscan Friar for 60 years.

     

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  • 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. 

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The form of life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis is this ...

to observe the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, living in poverty, chastity and obedience.