Holy Name Province has been present in Washington, D.C., and Maryland since the 1930s.
Holy Name Province has been present in Philadelphia since 1979, when the friars founded St. Francis Inn Ministries to provide direct service to the poor.
The Franciscan friars are returning to the Diocese of Savannah, Ga., to launch a communal and ministerial presence in the fourth largest city in Georgia.
A Philadelphia native, Fr. Sieber serves at St. Francis Inn, the province’s soup kitchen in the Kensington neighborhood, 10 blocks from where he grew up.
Born in Olean, N.Y., and raised in Allegany, N.Y., Fr. Reitz first met the Franciscans at nearby St. Bonaventure University.
A native of Hyde Park, N.Y., Fr. William McIntyre has worked at some of Holy Name Province’s largest multicultural parishes.
The friars urge all people to examine their attitudes about race and to promote actions that bring about acceptance and equality.
A native of Philadelphia, Franciscan friar Br. Karl Koenig converted to Catholicism while in high school.
A native of Bradford, Pa., 20 miles from St. Bonaventure University, Fr. Monti is known across the globe as an expert historian.
Fr. Keenan is widely known as a chaplain of the Fire Department of New York, a role he accepted after his friend Fr. Mychal Judge, died on Sept. 11.
A native of Washington, D.C., Fr. Cullinane has served mostly in parish ministry at churches in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts.
With 70 priests, nuns or religious relatives on both sides of his Irish Catholic family, Fr. Kelly seemed almost destined to consider religious life.