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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Come & See Weekends - Spring 2018

TOR Spring Discernment Weekends - March 16-18 & April 27-29. Click on "more information" to contact Fr. Benedict Jurchak to register.

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Diaconate Ordination

Brother Vincent Yeager, T.O.R. was ordained to the Diaconate on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in Saint Francis Friary Chapel, Loretto, Pennsylvania.

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  • 2017 Tau Ceremony

    2017 Tau Ceremony

    On September 18, 2017, the day after the Feast of the Stigmata of Saint Francis, five Postulants of the Sacred Heart Province of the Third Order Regular Franciscans received the TAU cross as they begin their formation in the Franciscan Community.

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  • Father Colman McGarril, TOR

    Father Colman McGarril, TOR

    Fr. Colman McGarril, T.O.R., 91, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died January 30, 2018, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, after an illness. 

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  • Food for the Poor

    Food for the Poor

    Recently, two TOR Friars had the privilege of partaking in one of Food for the Poor’s annual missions: a trip to Haiti for the purpose of allowing for direct contact with those who have already been helped by Food for the Poor, and those still in great need of many of life’s essentials (shelter, food, clean water, etc.).

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  • Fr. Alex Bombera, TOR - 1919-2017

    Fr. Alex Bombera, TOR - 1919-2017

    Father Alex Bombera passed away on Thursday morning, November 16, 2017 at Saint Francis Friary, Loretto, PA at the age of 98.  

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  • Fr. M. Gerald Gordon, T.O.R. - 1941 -2017

    Fr. M. Gerald Gordon, T.O.R. - 1941 -2017

    Fr. M. Gerald Gordon, T.O.R. a friar of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus passed away on Friday evening, November 10, 2017 at Garvey Manor in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.  

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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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  • Arlington Quo Vadis Retreat

    Arlington Quo Vadis Retreat

    Quo Vadis is Latin for “Where are you going?” and is the name given to a camp for young men who are open to the possibility of a vocation to the priesthood or the religious life.

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  • 2017 Postulant Class

    2017 Postulant Class

    On August 19, 2017, five men arrived at Saint Bonaventure Friary in Loretto, Pennsylvania to begin their Franciscan Journey. From Left to Right: Barry Blair, Thomas Costello, Ryan Hille, Will Shee and Kevin Smith.

    Postulant Class 2017

Everywhere and in each place, and in every season and each day...

the brothers and sisters are to have a true and humble faith.