May 15, 2009

Conventual Franciscan brother to celebrate jubilee of solemn vows

Conventual Franciscan Brother Larry Eberhardt will celebrate the 50th jubilee of his profession of solemn vows as a member of the Conventual Franciscans Province of Our Lady of Consolation, based in Mount St. Francis, during a Mass of Thanksgiving at 11 a.m. on May 24 at Incarnation of Our Lord Church, 2229 Lower Hunters Trace Road, in Louisville, Ky.

A native of Massillon, Ohio, Brother Larry was born on July 8, 1935, to the late Richard and Hilda Eberhardt.

He entered the province’s novitiate in 1954 after studying at the former Mount St. Francis Minor Seminary in 1950.

Brother Larry professed his simple vows in 1956 and solemn vows in 1959.

His ministries include teaching religion, working in formation of his province’s postulants and simple professed, and serving as office manager for several of the province’s ministries based at Mount St. Francis and other sites.

He currently serves as the province’s archivist, and is the guardian of the St. Francis of Assisi Friary in Louisville. †

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