The Very Reverend Father Patrick Quinn, TORFather  Patrick Quinn, TOR

Welcome to the website of the Franciscan Friars, TOR, Province of the Immaculate Conception in the United States of America.

I am pleased to welcome you to our community website. I hope you take the a few moments to enjoy our site and learn more about our Province and the prayerful ministry we serve.

You may also wish to discover more information about the life of our patron and founder Saint Francis of Assisi, or more information about the Third Order Regular.

Please feel free to contact me through our prayer request form, our vocations pages or our development and Mass Association. I look forward to hearing from you.

May God bless you and grant you Peace and Good Things.


The Provincial Council of the Immaculate Conception Province.

Immaculate Conception Province Franciscan Friars TOR Provincial Council

On Sunday, January 24th, 2010, the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular (T.O.R.), Province of the Immaculate Conception, celebrated the installation of their newly elected Provincial Council.

The members of the Council are (from left to right, beginning with the top row): Rev. Raphael Eagle, T.O.R., Rev. Giles Schinelli, T.O.R., Rev. Ambrose Phillips, T.O.R., Rev. William Linhares, T.O.R., Rev. Frank Scornaienchi, T.O.R., (Vicar Provincial), and Very Rev. J. Patrick Quinn, T.O.R., (Minister Provincial). The installation was presided over by the Most Rev. Michael Higgins, T.O.R., (to the right of Very Rev. J. Patrick Quinn), Minister General of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular. Rev. David Kaczmarek, T.O.R.,  (to the right of Most Rev. Michael Higgins) was elected by the Provincial Council to serve as Provincial Secretary.

The friars comprising the Provincial Council come from varied ministerial backgrounds and bring a great deal of knowledge and experience to the task of governing the Province. May God bless them greatly during the their Provincial term!


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