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Friar Sebastian De Backer, OFM Conv., Renews Simple Vows

Friar Sebastian De Backer, OFM Conv., renewed his simple vows on Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at Our Lady of Angels Chapel in Enfield, Conn., at the 4 p.m. Mass.  Presiding and preaching at the Mass, Friar John Koziol, OFM Conv., ...

+ Friar Curt Kremel OFM Conv. (1946-2024)

Friar Curt (Robert Curtis) Kreml, OFM Conv., 77, a Franciscan Friar of Our Lady of the Angels Province, died peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2024, at Port St. Lucie, Fla. Born in Oak Park, Ill. on September 22, 1946, he was ...

Minister Provincial meets with Presidents of the Federations

On June 24-27, 2024, Minister Provincial Friar Michael Heine, OFM Conv., attended the annual meeting between the General Definitory and the Presidents of the Federations at the Friary of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome. The meeting was convened by ...

Mourning +Archbishop Gianfranco Agostino Gardin, OFM Conv.

On the afternoon of Friday, June 21, 2024, news arrived from the Diocese of Treviso, Italy, that at the Clergy House in Treviso, after weeks of rapidly declining health, the Lord called to Himself Archbishop Gianfranco Agostino Garden, age 80, ...

Archbishop Hartmyer to head National Catholic Educational Association board

Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM Conv., of Atlanta was elected chairman of the board of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for a three-year term earlier this week, the organization announced on June 6, 2024. The largest, private professional education association in ...