- Sunday | February 21, 2021
- All Day
Fr. Benedict La Volpe, OFM Conv., will visit St. Francis Borgia again the weekend of Feb. 20-21. We were honored to have Fr. Benedict here last year as we expanded our parish’s Eucharistic Adoration. Fr. Benedict will preach on the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament at all Masses on Feb. 20-21.
Fr. Benedict Maria La Volpe was born in 1971 in Australia and entered the Conventual Franciscan Order in 1995. After completing his Theological studies in Melbourne, he studied in Rome, writing his thesis on The Contemplative Dimension of the Conventual Franciscan Order. In July 2005 he was ordained to the priesthood. Fr. Benedict served in the Archdiocese of Melbourne offering parish missions, retreats, conferences, and was Spiritual Director for the seminarians. In 2018 he was elected Provincial Councilor at the St. Bonaventure Province in Chicago. He became Rector of the National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown and elected Guardian of the Our Lady of Fatima Friary. He also is a Spiritual Director to seminarians and priests.