Thursday, November 29, 2012

Brother Zachary, RIP

The Province of Saint Mary has lost a member of its family. Fr. Zachary Grant, OFM Cap., died yesterday evening at the age of 82.

I do not have a biography of Brother Zachary's life. This is ironic, because he was our province's official necrologer, that is, the writer of the lives of our deceased brothers. Most everything I know about our departed brothers in the Capuchin Franciscan family, apart from anecdotes from brothers who knew the deceased directly, come from Brother Zachary's knowingly, lovingly crafted biographies.

I will post a fuller obituary once it becomes available to me. In the meantime, here are the merest details of Brother Zachary's life in religion:

Date of birth: June 21, 1930
Investiture: August 31, 1948
First Profession: September 1, 1949
Perpetual Profession: September 1, 1953
Ordination: June 23, 1956

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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