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Fr. Don Miller, OFM, Peoria native, former Franciscan vocation director, dies at 72

Father Donald Miller, OFM

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Father Donald Miller, OFM, a Peoria native and former vocation director for the Order of Friars Minor of the St. John the Baptist Province, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at St. Margaret Hall here. He was 72. Father Don’s body was to be received at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at […]

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Sister Marcelina Casandro, OSF, dies; funeral Friday at West Peoria convent

Sister Marcelina Casandro, OSF

WEST PEORIA — Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial are planned for Friday, July 14, for Sister Marcelina Casandro, OSF. A member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception, she died July 11, 2017, at the community’s Mother of Peace Home. She was 89. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to […]

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All invited to Corpus Christi Procession this Sunday at Franciscan motherhouse

A scene from a past Corpus Christi procession at the motherhouse of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis in East Peoria. Bishop Jenky has encouraged wide participation in this year's procession, which begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. (The Catholic Post file/Jennifer Willems)

EAST PEORIA — One of the longest running annual public celebrations of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ in the Diocese of Peoria will be even more special this Sunday, June 18. While encouraging Eucharistic devotion at parishes around the diocese on Sunday, Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, has given […]

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Sister Mary Dolores Kirchgessner, OSF, longtime teacher, dies at age 103

WEST PEORIA — Sister Mary Dolores Kirchgessner, OSF, died June 6, 2016, at Mother of Peace Home. She was 103 and was in her 72nd year of religious profession as a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Conception. Visitation is planned for Friday, June 10, from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at […]

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