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.