Deceased Friars


Caesar Kieran, OFM

Caesar Kieran

1867 – 1901

Fr. Caesar Kieran, OFM, was born on Jan. 17, 1867 in New York City. He entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Seminary, Allegany, N.Y., in 1890, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1894 and was ordained in 1896.

His first and only assignment was to St. Patrick’s Parish in Buffalo, N.Y., where he died while serving as guardian and pastor in 1901. Fr. Caesar was 34 years old, a professed friar for 10 years, and a priest for five years. He was the first friar to die in the newly established Holy Name Province.

Each of us should be called a lesser brother, a Friar Minor. Each one of us should wash the feet of the others.”

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Caesar Kieran, OFM

Caesar Kieran

1867 – 1901

Fr. Caesar Kieran, OFM, was born on Jan. 17, 1867 in New York City. He entered the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Seminary, Allegany, N.Y., in 1890, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1894 and was ordained in 1896.

His first and only assignment was to St. Patrick’s Parish in Buffalo, N.Y., where he died while serving as guardian and pastor in 1901. Fr. Caesar was 34 years old, a professed friar for 10 years, and a priest for five years. He was the first friar to die in the newly established Holy Name Province.