Deceased Friars


Luke Sullivan, OFM

Luke Sullivan

1931 – 1983

Fr. Luke Sullivan, OFM, was born Dec. 2, 1931 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was received into the novitiate in 1951, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1955 and was ordained in 1958.

For five years, he taught philosophy at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. Fr. Luke then served at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston until 1965, when he volunteered to serve as a military chaplain. He ministered in Korea and Vietnam and later went to the Pentagon to join the Office of the Chief of Chaplains. Fr. Luke then went on as a chaplain to the Canal Zone, Fort Eustis, Va., and in 1981, was assigned to Hawaii.

He died on Feb. 8, 1983 in Honolulu. Fr. Luke was 51 years old, a professed friar for 30 years and a priest for 24 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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Luke Sullivan, OFM

Luke Sullivan

1931 – 1983

Fr. Luke Sullivan, OFM, was born Dec. 2, 1931 in Buffalo, N.Y. He was received into the novitiate in 1951, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1955 and was ordained in 1958.

For five years, he taught philosophy at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. Fr. Luke then served at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston until 1965, when he volunteered to serve as a military chaplain. He ministered in Korea and Vietnam and later went to the Pentagon to join the Office of the Chief of Chaplains. Fr. Luke then went on as a chaplain to the Canal Zone, Fort Eustis, Va., and in 1981, was assigned to Hawaii.

He died on Feb. 8, 1983 in Honolulu. Fr. Luke was 51 years old, a professed friar for 30 years and a priest for 24 years.