Deaths in Franciscan Communities

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Franciscan deaths

Holy Name Province is mourning the recent passing of two friars and two Franciscan sisters.

Fr. Robert Artman, OFM, 61, of Immaculate Conception Province, died March 22 at St. Christopher Friary in Boston.

Bishop Henry Howeniac, OFM, 87, a member of Assumption BVM Province, died on Good Friday, March 30. He had served as bishop of Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Sr. Mary Belair, OSF, 86, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died April 3 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse in Allegany.

Sr. Elizabeth Doyle, OSF, 98, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, died April 3 at Assisi House in Aston, Pa.

Editor’s note: Each month, HNP Today publishes news of the deaths of Franciscan brothers, priests and sisters. Information should be emailed to the HNP Communications Office. Announcements about deaths in the United States can also be found on the USFranciscans website

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