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.
Br. Humphrey has lived all over the United States and has devoted his ministry to teaching and counseling at hospitals and schools.
Throughout his religious life, Br. Ennis has served others through his work as a caregiver to retired friars and as a cook at St. Francis Inn.
The encyclical’s title, “Laudato Si’” or “Praised Be,” is drawn from a prayer attributed to the friars’ founder, St. Francis of Assisi.