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MICHAEL W. KRAMER Senior Major Gifts Officer New York Metro Area – Regina A. Quick Arts Center Focus Office phone: (732) 774-2776 Cell phone: (716) 307-5499 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friars walk by the ivy-laced arch of Devereux Hall, heading to teach the first day of classes. They surprise the students, medieval men on a modern campus, and the students can’t help but notice these modern images of St. Francis.
Since the founding of St. Bonaventure University, the Order of the Friars Minor have represented the Franciscan mission and tradition on our campus. The friars bring unique skills to academic programs, offer Masses, and provide spiritual and personal guidance to students, faculty, staff, and alumni. They preside over the births, marriages, and funerals of our loved ones. They engage us informally or as religious-in-residence. They are here for us.
The decline in members of vowed religious is evident nationally and is true of St. Bonaventure. In the ’70s and ’80s, there were more than 30 friars on campus. Today, our campus is home to a smaller group of friars who reside in the friary.
Likewise, a decrease in the number of friars corresponds to a decrease in the income to support the friary. To affirm this 150-year-old Franciscan presence, the friars need your help.
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