Franciscan Friars of St. Anthony of Padua Province (USA), Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.) are members of a worldwide
Roman Catholic fraternity (Religious Men) who follow the Gospel of Jesus
Christ in the spirit of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi.
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Lady of the Angels Province
embarks on an inaugural journey,
Monday, May 5, 2014,
with the first Provincial Chapter.
The territory of this new province includes the East Coast of the United States, Ontario Canada and Costa Rical, as well as friars living and serving in several other countries.
This union of friars, from the former Immaculate Conception and the former St. Anthony of Padua Provinces, look at this new beginning as an opportunity to
reenergize their Franciscan spirit and more effectively serve parishes
and other ministries across this vast region.
Conventual Franciscans have served in the United
States since the 1850's, when Friar Leopold Moczygemba arrived in Texas to
care for the Polish immigrant community.
Friars also began serving communities in the
Northern United States, establishing a motherhouse for their
mission at Assumption Parish in Syracuse, New York, in 1859, evolving into the Immaculate Conception Province, in 1872.
Anthony of Padua Province was established in 1906, providing care to the large Polish immigrant population, in the United
The friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province
will now care for people from a variety of backgrounds, through parish
work, nursing, teaching, and many other ministries.
Please keep the friars in your continued prayers.
On March 6, 2014, the Conventual Franciscan Friars of Immaculate Conception Province and St. Anthony of Padua Province elected
Very Rev. James McCurry, OFM Conv.
to be the 1st Provincial of the new
Our Lady of the Angels Province,
effective May 5, 2014.
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