Fr. Paul Osborne Dies in New Jersey

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A professed Franciscan friar for 63 years and a priest for 57, he spent six decades ministering in more than a dozen cities and towns in four countries on three continents, serving in education, formation, pastoral care and administration.

Fr. Ronald Gliatta celebrates Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Tampa, Florida, where he has served since 2020. (Photo courtesy of Sacred Heart Parish)

Province Welcomes Fr. Ron Gliatta as Official Member

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Holy Name Province has a new member – Ronald Gliatta, OFM, who has been a Franciscan friar for 48 years as a member of Immaculate Conception Province and who lives in Tampa, Florida, at Sacred Heart Friary. He had been a provisional member of Holy Name since 2019, when he began living with HNP friars – first in Butler, New Jersey, and now in Florida.

Br. Charles Gilmartin Dies in New Jersey

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Br. Charles Gilmartin, OFM, 91, a professed Franciscan friar for 69 years, died on Oct. 26 in Mountainside Hospital not far from where he had lived and worked most of his life. Funeral services are planned for Oct. 30 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Butler, New Jersey. Visitation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, will preside.

From left to right: Fr. Jim Gannon, Martin Thach Tran, John Paul Kashmer, Ricky Michael Madere, Tyler Grant Harris, Ivan Delgado Arevalo, and Jeremy Lorenz Mayeaux, and Br. Basil Valente. (Photo courtesy of Br. Basil)

New Postulants Begin Year with Welcome Ceremony, Orientation

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Autumn has begun with renewed energy for the US-6 interprovincial postulancy program. In August, six men from around the United States were officially received into the program and, in the weeks since, they have been getting acquainted with the geographic area while completing orientation and beginning their year of education and ministry.