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The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Alphonsa Andrew, OFES, BA
 

Alphonsa Andrew became a professed secular Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular on November 13, 2017, memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini. Her religious name is Sister Alphonsa. 

Saint Alphonsa was an Indian religious sister and educator. She was the first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church, and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church based in India. Her feast day is observed on the July 28th.
 
Sister Alphonsa, OFES is the wife of Reverend Father Andrew Sagayam, OFE. 
 
The OFE and OFES Congratulate…
 
Mr. James Stubenrauch, OFES (hc)
 
Mr. James Stubenrauch, was awarded an Honoris Causa membership in the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (OFES) on October 4, 2017. An Honoris Causa (Latin: “for the sake of honor”) membership is awarded in recognition of distinguished service to the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Stubenrauch resides in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York, USA. 
 
The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Reverend Father W.W. Augustus Dilkushan Fernando+, OFE
 

On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, memorial of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Religious, Reverend Father W.W. Augustus Dilkushan Fernando, became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical. Father Fernando’s religious name is Brother Dilkushan which has a meaning of happy heart. 

Reverend Fernando was ordained to the diaconate and presbyteriate by Right Reverend Dr. Vianney Fernando to serve a missionary religious congregation of Sylvestro Benedictine (OSB) in Sri Lanka. The name of his priory will be Our Lady of Lanka Priory.
 
The OFE and OFES Congratulate…

The Very Reverend Father Archdeacon John F. Demeis, OFES
 
The June Newsletter of Our Lady of Grace Society printed a story about our own Very Reverend Father Archdeacon John F. Demeis, OFES. On April 27, 2017, he was awarded the Staten Island Council of Churches Service Award. He was honored and recognized for his contributions to his church by the Staten Island Council of Churches at their annual awards dinner in Staten Island, New York, USA. 
 
Archdeacon Demeis, of the Italian-Greek (Eastern) Catholic Church (a Byzantine Greek Catholic Rite) was received as our first Eastern Catholic laity of the OFES on February 19, 2016.
 
 

                    L to R: Rev. Deacon Tom Stadnik, Rev. Deacon Paul Kosinski, Archdeacon John F. Demeis,                        and Patrick Foley, President, Staten Island Council of Churches 

The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Most Reverend +Francis Joseph Patrick
 

On July 4, 2017, the Abbot General of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical received a statement from Roman Catholic Bishop +Francis Joseph Patrick.  Bishop Francis read a prepared statement at Good Shepherd Chapel at Holy Apostles Monastery in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, stating that he has accepted appointment as bishop and shepherd of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Holy Apostles Monastery, and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Members of Holy Apostles Monastery had gathered at the Good Shepherd Chapel for the celebration of the Eucharist before the prepared statement was read.

How blessed and honored we are to have Bishop +Francis Joseph Patrick, as our shepherd.                                                                     

 
Abbot Billy T. Sullivan+, OFC Advisor, OSM, BA, MS
 
On June 18, 2017, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi), Abbot Billy T. Sullivan, OSM, accepted appointment as a spiritual guide on the Advisory Board of the Order of Franciscans Culdee.
 
Abbot Billy was ordained to the diaconate and presbyeriate in the Celtic Catholic Church USA.  He is the Abbot of the Order of Saint Michael (OSM) within the Celtic Catholic Church USA. The OSM is dedicated to both the spiritual formation and the spiritual protection of its members and the Church. The Order’s Rule of Life are: worship, prayer, silence and contemplation, fasting and abstinence, study, work, and charity.
 
Abbot Billy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in general psychology, and a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling. He has a strong background in Celtic Studies, primarily through the Gaelic Traditionalist group known as Clannada na Gadelica (CnG). Abbot Billy has served on CnG’s Board of Educators.
 
Reverend Father Rouville M. Fisher, III, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
 
Reverend Father Rouville M. Fisher, III became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on April 20, 2017. Father Rouville’s religious name is Brother John Paul, in honor of Pope John Paul II. The name of his priory will be Incarnation.
 

Father Rouville is an emeritus archbishop with the Independent Catholic Church of North America, which shares the same core beliefs with the Roman Catholic Church, Episcopal Church, the Orthodox Catholic Churches, and others who adhere to the principles of the Faith as handed down to us from the holy apostles and the early church fathers. 

The OFE and OFES Congratulate… 
 
Prior Brother William Seuffert, HDM, BA, MDiv, STL
 
Prior Brother William Seuffert, HDM, was awarded a Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL), Master of Divinity (MDiv), and Certificate Pastoral Care and Domestic Violence from Sanctus Theological Institute on March 24, 2017.  Prior Brother Seuffert, who founded the Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha, also founded the Hermits of Divine Mercy. They are a contemplative Roman Catholic religious order of monks and nuns. The hermitage is under the administration of Hermits of Divine Mercy.
 
The OFE has a charter with this hermitage.
 
Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, is the Guardian of the Hermits of Divine Mercy. 
 
The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Reverend Father Terence M. McDonough+, OFE, OFC
 

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, memorial of Saint Frances of Rome, Religious, the OFE formed its fourth ecclesiastical affiliation (charter) with Our Lady of Knock Abbey, which is in Massachusetts, USA.

Reverend Father Terence M. McDonough+, OFE, is the founder and Abbot of Our Lady of Knock Abbey.

Reverend Terence was ordained to the diaconate and presbyteriate by Most Reverend Aloysius John Wycislo to serve a missionary religious congregation in the Latin Church, the Society of the Divine Word of Illinois, USA.

Reverend Terence M. McDonough became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on March 9, 2017. His religious name is Brother Arnold. 

 
Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
 
On Epiphany of the Lord, Sunday, January 8, 2017, OFE established its third
ecclesiastical affiliation (charter) with the Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha in Virginia, USA.  Prior Brother William Seuffert, HDM, who founded the Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha, also founded the Hermits of Divine Mercy. They are a contemplative Roman Catholic religious order of monks and nuns. The hermitage is under the administration of Hermits of Divine Mercy.
 
Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, is the Guardian of the Hermits of Divine Mercy. 
 
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc.
 
On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, September 14, 2016, the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., was incorporated as a non-profit charity corporation. A month later it received the Internal Revenue Service determination letter, and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. is now a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charity, and donations to the Abbey are tax deductible.
 
The present members of the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., Board of Directors are Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, President, and Sister Frances, OFES, Secretary and Treasurer.
 
On December 27, 2016, upon a motion made, seconded, and unanimously carried, Reverend Father Charalambos Ocen, Reverend Don Bosco+, SJ, DMB, and Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi, OP, were elected voting members on the Board of Directors to the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. Furthermore, The Right Reverend Dom +Alistair Bate, OSBA, The Right Reverend +Todd Smith, and Reverend Mother Bonnie Devlin+, TOR, were elected non-voting members on the Advisory Board as a spiritual guide to the Order of Franciscans Culdee.
 
Reverend Mother Bonnie Devlin+, OFC Advisor, TOR, PhD, MDiv.
 
On December 1, 2016, Reverend Mother Bonnie Devlin+, TOR, PhD, MDiv., accepted appointment as a spiritual guide on the Advisory Board of the Order of Franciscans Culdee.
 
Reverend Mother Devlin was ordained to the diaconate and presbyeriate in the Celtic Christian Church. She is the Vicar General, Dean of Saint Ita’s School of Theology of the Celtic Catholic Church USA, and is a retired Congregational pastor of 25 years and was lead pastor of several churches.
 
Reverend Mother Devlin holds two Masters of Education degrees from Rutgers University, a Ph.D. in Aesthetics (focus on Sacred Ritual/Arts) from New York University in New York, and an MDiv. from Harvard Divinity School.
 
The Right Reverend +Todd Smith, OFC Advisor, BS, MS, DD
 
On November 30, 2016, the Feast of Saint Andrew, Apostles, The Right Reverend +Todd Smith, BS, MS, DD, accepted a position as a spiritual guide on the Order of Franciscans Culdee’s Advisory Board.
 
Bishop Todd’s diaconate and presbyteriate ordinations were by an Orthodox Celtic bishop in Apostolic Succession. He is the Head Bishop of the Orthodox Catholic Church World Wide.
 
Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Holy Apostles Monastery
 
Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Holy Apostles Monastery was granted pontifical status by the Holy See (the office of the Bishop of Rome). The community assembled at the Good Shepherd Chapel on October 28, 2016, for the celebration of the Eucharist.  OFE has an ecclesiastical affiliation with the Monastery.
 
Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
 
On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help of Holy Apostles Monastery, gathered at the Good Shepherd Chapel for renewal of vows, as well as for the celebration of having Abbot Father Michael Cuozzo as its first Abbot General for both Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual and Holy Apostles Monastery. The Center for Children at its Monastery was dedicated and named Father Michael Cuozzo Foundation Center for Love and Hope. OFE has a charter with the Holy Apostles Monastery.
 
Holy Apostles Monastery
 
Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help gathered at Good Shepherd Chapel to celebrated the dedication of Holy Apostles Monastery new location, on October 26, 2016. OFE has an ecclesiastical affiliation with the Monastery.
 
Most Reverend +Andrew Sagayam, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh
 
Most Reverend Andrew Sagayam agreed to be an Advisory Board member to the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., on October 24, 2016, the optional memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop. Bishop Andrew Sagayam is the Archbishop Primate of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle, USA, and India. The OFE has a charter with the Archdiocese. The Bishop became a member of OFE on June 2, 2016.
 
Father Donald Kelpinski+, OFE, MDiv, MEd
 
On October 16, 2016, celebration of the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Father Donald accepted a position on the Advisory Board to the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. Father Donald joined the OFE on August 20, 2015, and is the Prior of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Priory, California, USA.
 
Order of Franciscans Culdee
 
On the Memorial of Saint Francis of Assisi, October 4, 2016, the Abbot General of OFE established the Order of Franciscans Culdee (OFC), for married and celibate Roman Catholic priests. The Order of Franciscans Ecumenical and the Order of Franciscans Culdee were fused together in a single entity (“an Order within an Order”) with distinct and independent ecclesiastical functions. Present members and those who join will be members of both orders.
 
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos,  Inc.
 
On September 14, 2016, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., became a non-profit charity corporation.  A month later it received the Internal Revenue Service determination letter, and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charity, and donations to the Abbey are tax deductible.
 
The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Reverend Father Matthew Zifoti+, OFE, BSc (Hons), DipTh, DipRS, DipPhil
 
Reverend Father Matthew Zifoti became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on September 19, 2016. Father Zifoti’s religious name is Brother Paul. Saint Moses the Black will be the name of his priory.  Saint Moses the Black was an ascetic an monk, priest in Egypt in the fourth century AD, a notable Desert Father, and the Patron Saint of Africa.
 
The OFE and OFES Congratulate…
 
Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi, OP, BA, DipEd
 

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Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi, OP
kindergarten classroom
September 2016
 
Dominican Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi has accepted the position of Administrative Assistant at Holy Apostles Monastery (Roman Catholic) in Kenya, East Africa, on September 17, 2016. Sister Emmaculate has been the business manager and accountant of the monastery, with which the OFE has an ecclesiastical affiliation (charter). Sister Emmaculate is a professed Dominican nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Paul in Spain.
 

Brother Athanasius+, OFE, BA

Brother Athanasius has accepted the appointment of Vicar for Missions of the OFE on September 9, 2016. He is the Prior of Saint Anthony of Padua OFE Priory, Zimbabwe, East Africa, and a Franciscan Friar and brother with our Order since July 18, 2015.
 
Mr. Auguste Ahadjitse, OFES, BA, MCP
 
Mr. Auguste Ahadjites became a professed secular Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular on August 31, 2016. His religious name is Brother Pio. Saint Pio of Pietrelcina was a friar of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin (OFMCap), priest, stigmatist, and mystic, now venerated as a saint of the Catholic Church.
 

Brother Pio, OFES, is a parishioner at Saint Josephine Bakhita Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana, East Africa.  Saint Josephine Bakhita was a Sudanese-born former slave and knew the anguish of kidnapping and slavery.  In Italy, in response to God’s grace, she became a Canossian Religious Sister in Italy, living and working there for 45 years where everyone still refers to her “Mother Moretta” (our “Black Mother”). In 2000 she was declared a saint.

Reverend Father Paul Ochieng-Ogada+, DMB, OFE (hc), MA, BS, Dip Th
 
Reverend Father Paul Ochieng-Ogada, DMB, was awarded an Honoris Causa membership in the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on August 31, 2016.  An Honoris Causa (Latin: “for the sake of honor”) membership is awarded in recognition of distinguished ministerial service. Father Paul is the Superior of Holy Apostles Monastery in Kenya, East Africa. The OFE has a charter with this monastery. 
 
The Right Reverend Mar +Michael Melchizedek, BA, MDiv, DD (hc), PhD
 
The Right Reverend Mar +Michael Melchizedek has accepted a position as a member of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Advisory Board. He is the Apostolic Vicar in the Eastern Apostolic Church.  It is an Eastern jurisdiction that follows both Orthodox and Catholic traditions.
 
Mar +Melchizedek had served in both Western and Eastern traditions. He was originally ordained in a Catholic Order, teaching as seminary professor at Saint Elias School of Orthodox Theology and as a bishop of an Eastern Eparchy, Nebraska Ukrainian Orthodox Exarchate.
 
Mar +Melchizedek was Abbot Father Michael’s professor, mentor, and friend.  Abbot Father Michael was awarded Doctor of Divinity (DD) and Doctor of Sacred (STD) degrees from Saint Elias School of Orthodox Theology, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, and is honored that Mar +Melchizedek has agreed to serve on our Advisory Board.
 
Deacon Paul Ochieng-Ogada, DMB, MA, BS, DipTh
 
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Presbyteriate Ordination Roman Catholic Diocese of Same, Tanzania, East Africa
 
Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Deacon Paul Ochieng–Ogada was ordained to the presbyteriate on May 26, 2016 by Rt. Reverend Rogatus Kimaryo, CSSp, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Same, Tanzania, East Africa. Father Paul has been the Superior of Holy Apostles Monastery in Kenya, East Africa. The OFE has a charter with this monastery.
 
The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Most Reverend +Andrew Sagayam, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh 
 
Reverend Andrew Sagayam was ordained to the diaconate and presbyeriate by Most Reverend Joseph Roy of the Roman Catholic diocese of Mysore, India. He became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on June 2, 2016, on the Memorial of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, martyrs. His religious name is Brother Andrew.    
 
Archbishop Andrew Sagayam is also under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Holy Catholic Church International (HCCI), Florida, USA, after a conditional consecration to the episcopacy with a valid apostolic line succession by Patriarch Paul and cardinals of HCCI. Archbishop Andrew is now the Archbishop Primate of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle, USA, and India.  The OFE has formed an ecclesiastical affiliation (charter) with the Archdiocese.
 
The OFE and OFES Congratulate…
 
Mr. Vincenzo Maria Rosario Chianese, OFE Advisor, BTh, STD
 
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Mr. Vincenzo Maria Rosario Chianese
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., Advisory Board
Marian Missionaries of the Holy Spirit
 
Emeritus Catholic Theologian Mr. Vincenzo Maria Rosario Chianese has accepted a position as a member of Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Advisory Board. He is the founder of the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Spirit, Naples, Italy.
 
Mr. Chianese also serves as an advisor with the Catholic Church Reform International. Its mission is to embrace our baptismal rights and responsibilities by: speaking out with a united voice, thereby actualizing transformative change in the Catholic Church; working toward the creation of a church community based on the Gospel values of inclusivity, justice, and love.
 
Brother Paul Ochieng-Ogada, DMB, MA, BS, DipTh
 
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Diaconate Ordination Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya, East Africa
Brother Paul Ochieng–Ogada, DMB
 
Brother Paul Ochieng–Ogada, DMB, of the Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help was ordained to the diaconate on March 26, 2016 by Most Reverend Dominic Kimengich of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lodwar, Kenya, East Africa. Deacon Paul has been the Interim-Superior of Holy Apostles Monastery in Kenya, East Africa. The OFE has an ecclesiastical affiliation with this monastery. 
 
Reverend Father Charalambos Ocen+, OFE Advisor, DipTh
 
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Reverend Father Charalambos Ocen
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., Advisory Board
Saints Cyrillos and Methodios Greek Orthodox Church
 
Reverend Father Charalambos Ocen has accepted a position as a member of Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Advisory Board. He is a priest of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa and the Holy Metropolis of Kampala and all Uganda.  Father Charalambos is the pastor of the Saints Cyrillos and Methodios Parish. There is a thirty year history of involvement and collaboration between the OFE and Orthodox jurisdictions, and we congratulate Father Charalambos Ocen.
 
Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi, OP, BA, DipEd
 
 

Kindergarten run by catholic nuns (Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi, OP
kindergarten classroom
September 2016
 
Dominican Sister Emmaculate Achieng Ondiegi has accepted the position of business manager and accountant of the Holy Apostles Monastery (Roman Catholic) in Kenya, East Africa. The OFE has an ecclesiastical affiliation (charter) with this monastery. Sister Emmaculate is a professed Dominican nun with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Paul in Spain. 
 
The OFE and OFES Welcome…
 
Reverend Antony Mariathas+, OFE, BTh
 

Reverend Father Antony Mariathas became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on April 09, 2016. He was a religious priest of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), the same order of which former OFE Advisory Board member Rev. Father Frank Wagner (now deceased) was a member. The OMI are a Roman Catholic congregation of priests and brothers founded after the French Revolution by St. Eugene De Mazenod to work among the poor.  

Rev. Mariathas’ religious name is Brother Antony Mariathas, and Saint Joseph Solace of the Afflicted will be the name of his priory.   
 
Reverend Aneesh (Devasia) Puthenpurackal+, OFE, LTh
 
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Reverend Father Aneesh (Devasia) Puthenpurackal
 
Reverend Father Aneesh (Davasia) Puthenpurackal became a professed Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on March 27, 2016. His religious name is Brother Sebastian. Saint Alphonsa will be the name of his priory. Saint Alphonsa (19 August 1910 – 28 July 1946) was a Syro-Malabar Catholic Franciscan nun who is now honored as a saint. Sister Alphonsa became the first native Indian to be canonized. She is the first woman of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church, the second saint to be canonized in India and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church of the Saint Thomas Christian community. Father Aneesh Puthenpurackal is a member of the Syro-Malabar Eastern Catholic Diocese of the Chaldean Tradition and rector of its seminary. 
 
Very Reverend Father Archdeacon John F. Demeis, OFES
 
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Archimandrite Rt. Rev. Dr. Januarius Izzo,
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The Very Reverend Father Archdeacon John F. Demeis who became a member of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular on February 19, 2016. His religious name is Brother Thomas. Archdeacon John Demeis is an  archivist of the Our Lady of Grace Mission and Society, of Italian-Greek (Eastern) Catholic Church (a Byzantine Greek Catholic Rite) New York, USA.  
 
Doctor Richard P. Baldi, OFES
 
Doctor Richard P. Baldi became a professed member of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular on February 12, 2016. He was a Franciscan Brother in the Holy Name Province from 1964 until 1970. Dr. Baldi is a member of the Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Maryland, USA. 
 
Reverend Father Noel Clarke+, OFE
 
Reverend Father Noel became a professed Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical on January 19, 2016. His religious name is Brother Martin.  Saint Brigit will be the name of his priory. Saint Brigit of Kildare or Brigid of Ireland (c. 451-525) is one of Ireland’s patron saints.
 
The OFE and OFES Mourn the Death of Rev. Fr. Frank Wagner, OMI, MEd, ThM
 
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Reverend Father Frank Wagner, OMI, ThM, a member of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Advisory Board from 2013 until 2016, died Sunday, January 17, 2016, in Arleta, California, USA. Oblate Father Wagner was also a member of the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests Leadership Team. Please keep him and surviving family members and friends in your prayers.
 
 
“Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son in truth and love.”