On October 7, 2020, the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., a friar of our province and the Archbishop of Atlanta, was formally conferred the sacred pallium; a band of sheep’s wood worn over his vestments as an ancient symbol of his leadership and his unity with the Holy Father, Pope Francis. The Pallium Mass was celebrated by The Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio To The United States, at Saint Peter Chanel Catholic Church, in Roswell, GA.
Papal Nuncio Homily – Imposition of Pallium on Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer
Joyfully, eleven friars of our province were able to join in the celebration: (left to right) Fr. Tom Reist, OFM Conv., the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv., Fr. José Guadalupe Matus Castillo, OFM Conv., Fr. Michael Martin, OFM Conv., Fr. Calixto Salvatierra Morena, OFM Conv., Fr. Robert Schlageter, OFM Conv., Fr. Jude Michael Krill, OFM Conv., Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv., Fr. Vincent Gluc, OFM Conv. and Fr. Mark Szanyi, OFM Conv.
The Archbishop after being formally conferred the sacred pallium.
The Archbishop flanked by our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. and our Vicar Provincial, Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv.