Happy Birthday!

l to r: Fr. David Lenz, Fr. Maurus, and Fr. Simon Sauer at Fr. Maurus 97th birthday party
l to r: Fr. David Lenz, Fr. Maurus, and Fr. Simon Sauer at Fr. Maurus 97th birthday party

This week, Fr. Maurus Hauer, OFM Conv. celebrates 98 years of life. The oldest Conventual Franciscan in the English-speaking Provinces, Fr. Maurus continues to pray and study daily. He remains self-sufficient and, though his brothers offer to help him, even insists on doing his own laundry. His smile and laughter grace our friary, and his closeness to the Lord inspires us each day.

And even though he gets around pretty well, Fr. Maurus and the other senior friars living at Mount St. Francis are thankful to everyone who helped get the new elevator installed in the Friary.

Thank you to Fr. Maurus for  76 years of ministry as a Conventual Franciscan Friar!