Deceased Friars


Crispin Post, OFM

Crispin Post

1877 – 1944

Br. Crispin Post, OFM, was born in Salzschlirf, Germany, on May 1, 1877. He came from Fulda to Paterson, N.J., and lived as a Tertiary Brother for three years. He began his novitiate on July 2, 1897, and professed temporary vows on July 23, 1898. He professed solemn vows Aug. 15, 1901.

After a short time at St. Stephen Friary in Croghan, N.Y., and Garfield as cook, Crispin spent more than 25 years at St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., as cook, baker and shoemaker.

After a religious life truly hidden in God, he died in the seminary’s infirmary on May 14, 1944. He was 67 years old and a professed friar for 45 years.

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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Crispin Post, OFM

Crispin Post

1877 – 1944

Br. Crispin Post, OFM, was born in Salzschlirf, Germany, on May 1, 1877. He came from Fulda to Paterson, N.J., and lived as a Tertiary Brother for three years. He began his novitiate on July 2, 1897, and professed temporary vows on July 23, 1898. He professed solemn vows Aug. 15, 1901.

After a short time at St. Stephen Friary in Croghan, N.Y., and Garfield as cook, Crispin spent more than 25 years at St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary, Callicoon, N.Y., as cook, baker and shoemaker.

After a religious life truly hidden in God, he died in the seminary’s infirmary on May 14, 1944. He was 67 years old and a professed friar for 45 years.