We received word that, Maria Grazia (D'Aguanno) Nardoianni, beloved mother of our brother, Friar Antonio Naroianni, O.F.M., passed into eternal life in the early morning hours of April 26, 2018. Details concerning her Wake, Mass of Christian Burial and Interment are still being finalized, however I can inform you at this time, that all services will take place in Villa S. Lucia, (FR), Italy where she died. Our brother, Friar Antonio, presently serves the Church and our Province as Pastor of St. Leonard Church, Boston, Massachusetts. " For the deceased parents of our professed religious and novices, the community of which the bereaved religious is a member, shall celebrate the Eucharist five times, and all other communities twice." PS 8-4
We commend to your prayers the soul of our brother, Friar Robert Artman, OFM, (61) who passed into eternal life on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 21, 2018, while fighting valiantly against the debilitating effects caused by an inoperable tumor in his brain. At the time of his passing, he was receiving hospice care at St. Christopher Friary, Boston, Massachusetts, where he also served as Guardian and Director of Health Care.