Paduan Friars to Visit Our International Friary

St. Anthony’s Relics in Canada: Mass at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Ottawa, presided by the Archbishop of Ottawa, Most Reverend Terrence Prendergast, SJ.

Endearingly referred to as our International Friary, St. André Bessette Friary (320 Olmstead Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1L 7K3) is home to Our Lady of the Angels Province friar – Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv., who serves as Guardian as well as a professor at St. Paul University Canon Law Program, from the Philippines – Fr. Dominic Lim, OFM Conv., who serves as pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, from India – Fr. Saviour Karamvelil, OFM Conv., who serves as a Catholic Hospital Chaplain for the Archdiocese of Ottawa, and from Romania, Fr. Jeremiah Budău, OFM Conv., who serves as pastor of St. Ignatius Martyr Church. Our confreres from Padua, Italy, will be traveling in Canada, with the relics of St. Anthony of Padua, this November, with a visit to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, November 11-12, 2017