On October 7, 2016, Fr. Maurus Hauer, the oldest living Conventual Franciscan Friar in North America, celebrates his 99th birthday. He attended Minor Seminary at Mount St. Francis during the Depression, professed Solemn Vows in 1942, and was ordained a priest in 1945.
Fr. Maurus served for most of his life in his beloved Southwest United States where he baptized thousands of children and once moved a Church — the whole Church!
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