Br. Gary Maciag, OFM, 61, a professed Franciscan friar for 37 years, died Feb. 25 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, declares Dec. 17 “Fr. Emeric Szlezak, OFM, Day” throughout Holy Name Province.
Fr. William Keenan, OFM, 90, a professed Franciscan friar for 66 years and a priest for 62, died Dec. 18 in Bolivia, where he had lived for 30+ years.
Brs. Casey Cole and Ramon Razón, OFM, will make lifelong commitments to the Franciscan Order, and to living vows of poverty, chastity and obedience.
Holy Name Province is recognizing seven members who this year are marking their 50th and 25th anniversaries as Franciscan friars.
All are welcome to the 11 a.m. Mass that will be celebrated by The Very Rev. Roberto González, OFM, archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Brs. John Aherne, George Camacho, and Edgardo Jara will make lifelong commitments to the Franciscan Order as they join Holy Name Province.
The friars plan to leave the more than 100-year-old friary by June 30, 2017, according to Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM.
The jubilarians, who work at varied ministries along the East Coast, as well as at locations outside the U.S., will be honored during a Mass.
Br. Michael Reyes, OFM, of Holy Name Province, will be ordained a priest on Jan. 16 at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street.
Following his election as pope, Cardinal Bergoglio, SJ, chose to be called “Francis,” after St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Order of Friars Minor.
Holy Name Province has been present in Washington, D.C., and Maryland since the 1930s.