Meet The Friars
Thank you for your virtual visit. Here you can learn more about our friars, where they minister, and how their ministry takes shape.
Friars of the Province
The Conventual Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province serve throughout a wide swath of the United States stretching from northern Ohio and central Minnesota, down through Indiana and Kentucky, and into the southwest in Texas and New Mexico. We also have Friars working in Maryland, Georgia, Louisiana, and Illinois.
Our Friars work in retreat ministry and staff parishes. We serve as chaplains in hospitals, nursing homes, military bases, and prisons (and even once in a while on cruise ships). We have theologians and scientists teaching in seminaries and universities.
Franciscans have always been active missionaries. Our Friars have served in Zambia, Russia, Central America, and in mission dioceses in the United States. We have built community centers, schools, and churches, and years ago one Friar even moved a church building 17 miles from a military base to his parish in New Mexico.