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Story told by Fr. David Convertino, Mar 22 2018

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Easter greetings from The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province. The Easter Season is a time when we celebrate life, as well as death in many ways.

Today, the Franciscan Friars are unfortunately introducing a new program. I use the word “unfortunately” because the purpose of this program is to bury the forgotten dead. Unfortunately, we have a need for this type of program today.

Forgotten in life and often forgotten in death, these are the babies, children, women, and men whom the new program “Remember Them…” remembers in death.  These are the ones who have no one to bury them. “Remember Them. . .”  is a program sponsored by the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province and is administered by our Office of Development. 

The Franciscans, through the “Remember Them…” program:

  • will contribute financially to the cost of a burial when requested by any Holy Name Province Franciscan ministerial site;
  • and requests that some dignified and proper funeral ceremony, either before or at the gravesite, take place which would enhance the dignity of a human life lived among us. 

“Remember Them. . .” is a non-denominational program which will assist in the burial of anyone regardless of age, ethnicity, lifestyle, or spiritual or non-spiritual beliefs.

The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province needs your financial assistance and
support this Easter Sunday in order to carry out this corporal work of mercy -burying the forgotten dead. 

“Remember Them…” believes that even though these people may have been forgotten in life, the Franciscans will remember them in death.

Many Blessings this Easter Sunday,  

Fr. David Convertino, OFM
Executive Director