You’d never know it to look at him, but Fr. Hilarion Kistner just turned 90. March 31, parishioners at St. Stephen Church in Cincinnati, where Hilarion has helped out for years, surprised him with a birthday celebration. See how they spilled the beans during Mass.
“One memory of Joe was powerful,” remembers Fr. Roger Lopez, the sight of him putting up his breviary with a rosary dangling from his hand. “This older friar still had this devotion to prayer.”
Brian Menezes with enter the Franciscan Interprovincial Postulancy at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland on August 14.
Fr. Cliff Hennings, Director of Shrine Ministry, has plans to encourage pilgrims to the St. Anthony Shrine in Cincinnati.
Staged near the site where friars first settled in Cincinnati, the Reds’ parade is a circus in the streets. It’s always chaotic, as humans and animals scramble to find their places among almost 200 entries. This year, the 100th anniversary of the event, the chaos starts early.