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Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order 

Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos

Province of Saint Mary Theotokos

 

Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist

Order of Franciscans Ecumenical

Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE, Minister General
 
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» Reverend Friar Donald Kelpinski+, OFE, MDiv, MEd
January 2, 1961 – March 14, 2019
+  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen.
 
 Reverend Friar Donald Kelpinski+, OFE, MDiv. MEd
  • Member: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Archdiocese of North America,             and Saint George the Great Martyr Orthodox Church, Orthodox Church in America         (OCA), Diocese of the West
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, MA, USA (09/24/1988)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, MA, USA (4/02/1989) 
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (08/20/2015)
  • Religious Name: Brother Basil+, OFE, MDiv, MEd
  • Name of Prior: Our Lady of Perpetual Help OFE Priory, CA, USA (Est. 08/20/2015)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Member: Advisory Board Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (10/16/2016)
» The Most Reverend +Wencesloa Padilla, CICM
September 28, 1949 – September 25, 2018
 
+  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen. 
 
Most Reverend Wencesloa Padilla, CICM
  • Support Member: Friend of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical
  • Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Titular Bishop of  Tharros
  • Superior of Urga, Mongolia
  • Priest of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM)
  • Deacon of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (CICM)
» Reverend Friar Leonard Edward Schmidt+, OFE, BEd, BA, MA
December 17, 1928 – August 13, 2018
+  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen. 
 
LEONARD EDWARD SCHMIDT Obituary picReverend Friar Leonard Edward Schmidt+, OFE, BEd, BA, MA
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Canada
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Canada (05/18/1958)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (11/09/2015)
  • Religious Name: Brother Leonard+, OFE, BEd, BA, MA
  • Name of Prior: Thomas Traherne OFE Priory, Manitoba, Canada (Est. 11/09/2015)
  • Member: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (07/25/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Authored Articles: United In Spirit: OFE Newsletter (01/2016 Volume 1 Issue 1;               09/2016 Volume 1 Issue 3; 01/2017 Volume 2 Issue 1)
»The Most Rev. Dr. +Eileen Bonnie Devlin, TOR, BA, MA, PhD, MDiv
September 27, 1952 – March 1, 2018
 
+  May She Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen.
 
Most Reverend Dr. Eileen Bonnie Devlin, TOR, BA, MA, PhD, MDiv
  • Member of the Order of Franciscans Culdee Advisory Board 
  • Bishop of the Celtic Catholic Church USA
  • Priest Ordination:Celtic Christian Church
  • Diaconate Ordination: The American New Catholic Church
» The Most Reverend +Peter Paul Brennan, OCR, OA, DD
November 1, 1941 – August 1, 2016
 
+  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen.
 
Archbishop ++Peter Paul Brennan, OCR, OA, DD
  • Archbishop Emeritus of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical
  • Bishop “sub conditione” by The Most Rev. Emmanuel Milingo (Roman Catholic)
  • Archbishop Emeritus of New York (Old Catholic Confederation)
  • Titular Archbishop of Cork 
  • Primate of the Order of Corporate Reunion (OCR)
  • President and Prelate of the International Catholic Prelature of Saints Peter and Paul
  • Priest Ordination: North American Old Roman Catholic Church
  • Diaconate Ordination: North American Old Roman Catholic Church
»​ Reverend Father Frank Wagner+, OMI, MEd, ThM
February 8, 1932 – January 17, 2016
 
+  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen.
 
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Reverend Father Frank Wagner, OMI, MEd, ThM
  • Member of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Advisory Board 
  • Priest Ordination: Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
  • Diaconate Ordination: Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
    »Mar +John James Dunnigan (Mar Evyon II)

    May 25, 1935 – March 1, 2009

     
    +  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +
     
    Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
    and let perpetual light shine upon him.
    May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
    Amen.
  • Bishop of the International Ordinariate, Catholic Apostolic Church, Eastern Rite,           Personal Prelature of Pope John Paul II
  • Bishop of the Federation of Jesus Abbeys
  • Bishop of the Holy Apostolic Syro-Chaldean Church of the East
  • Titular Bishop of Iona 
  • Priest Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo
Patriarch Josef DeBrulle
– 2000

+  May He Rest In Eternal Peace.​ +

 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen.
  • Patriarch of the International Ordinariate, Catholic Apostolic Church, Eastern Rite,         Personal Prelature of Pope John Paul II
  • Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Priest Ordination: Russian Orthodox Church
  • Diaconate Ordination: Russian Orthodox Church
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