Deaths in Franciscan Communities

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Holy Name Province is mourning the passing of three friars and several Franciscan sisters.

Two members of Sacred Heart Province died this month: Br. Joseph Middleton, OFM, 69, on Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, N.M., and Fr. Austin Albers, OFM, 80, who died Aug. 9 in Quincy, Il.

Fr. Hugh Zurat, OFM, 80, of Assumption Province, died July 31 in Burlington, Wis.

Two members of the St. Francis Province of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, in Peekskill, N.Y., have died: Sr. Rose Cecilia, FMSC, 74, on July 27, and Sr. Mary Petra, FMSC, 89, on July 31.

Editor’s note: 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 of friars of OFM provinces of the United States can also be found on the USFranciscans website

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