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JUBILARIANS | Franciscan Friars

Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province (OFM)

65th Reception

Father Michael Crosby

Birth place: Dunkirk (Buffalo) New York

Entrance: June 21, 1956

Education: Western Reserve University, Cleveland

Service in the archdiocese: Pastor and vicar, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Oakville, 1985-86

Pastor and vicar, St. Anthony Parish, St. Louis, 1993-94

Director of Office of Friar Formation, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 1994-99

Provincial and spiritual assistant for Secular Franciscans, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 1994-97

Sabbatical, 1999-2000

St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2002-05

Preaching ministry and director of Il Ritiro, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2005-10

Supply ministry, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2010-15

Service outside the archdiocese: Pastoral formation, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1964-65

Student at Western Reserve University, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1965-67

Quincy University, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Quincy, Illinois, 1967-69

Assistant dean of discipline and student religious, Quincy University, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Quincy, Illinois, 1969-71

Quincy University, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Quincy, Illinois, 1971-78

Academic dean, Quincy University, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Quincy, Illinois, 1972-75

Associate pastor, St. Jude Parish, New Lenox, Illinois, 1978-80

Associate pastor, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1980-81

Administrator, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1981

Guardian, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1981-84

Pastor, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1981-84

Parochial vicar, St. Francis Friary, Petoskey, Michigan, 1985

Confessor and guardian, St. Peter Friary, Chicago, 1987-93

Director of Friars Legion, St. Peter Friary, Chicago, 1991-93

Sabbatical, Washington Theological Union in Silver Spring, Maryland

Spiritual direction and formation for the Diocese of Honolulu, St. Theresa Friary, Honolulu, 2000-02

Retired, St. Clare's, Alton, Illinois, 2015-20

Retired, Blessed Giles, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 2020-present

Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart Province (OFM)

65th Reception

Father Bertin Miller

Birth place: Joliet, Illinois

Entrance: June 21, 1956

Service in the archdiocese: Assistant chaplain of St. Anthony Hospital and Instructor at St. Elizabeth Academy, St. Anthony Friary, St. Louis, 1965-66

Assistant provincial director of the Third Order, St. Anthony Friary, St. Louis, 1969-70

Special assignment for the Paracletes, 1970-73

Director, Evergreen Hills Homes, Dittmer, 1973-89

Director of Il Ritiro, St. Anthony Friary, St. Louis, 1989-91

Director of Office of Friar Formation, St. Anthony Friary, St. Louis, 1991-93

Director of Wounded Brothers Program and guardian, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 1999-2002

Provincial council, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2002-05

Vicar, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2005-11

Guardian, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2011-14

Vicar, St. Germain Friary, Dittmer, 2017-present

Service outside the archdiocese: Pastoral formation, Our Lady of Angels Friary, Cleveland, 1964

Assistant, St. John the Baptist Friary, Jordan, 1964-65

Assistant provincial director of the Third Order, St. Augustine Friary, Chicago, 1966-68

Assistant provincial director of the Third Order, Our Lady of the Angels Friary, Quincy, Illinois, 1968-69

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