The Friends of Father Aloysius

Bringing together the friends of Father Aloysius Ellacuria, C.M.F.

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Fr. Kevin Manion posted a status
Oct 19, 2015
Fr. Kevin Manion posted a status
"The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (the USCCB) has included Fr. Aloysius on their agenda:"
Oct 19, 2015
Rosemary Taggart commented on Rosemary Taggart's photo

Painting of Immaculate Heart of Mary

"Hello Fr. Manion I look forward to seeing the picture of the painting as soon as you are able to post it.  Thank you, Rosemary"
Sep 13, 2014
Fr. Kevin Manion left a comment for Fr. David Sereno
Sep 7, 2014
Fr. Kevin Manion commented on Rosemary Taggart's photo

Painting of Immaculate Heart of Mary

"I may have located the picture. I attended the Claretian Alumni Association Mass and picnic on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and I found a picture which may be the one you are holding up. I'll post it shortly. Thank you, Fr. Kevin"
Sep 3, 2014
Mary Mingo commented on Mary Mingo's album

Secular Discalced Carmelite 1ST. Promise Day. November 21st. 2010.

"+++ Blessings all, praying for you all Fr. and for the cause of Father Aloysius, but my First Promise Day was November 21st. 2009, Not 2010.  Please continue to keep me and mine in all of your prayers; so the we all as well as I remain faithful…"
Aug 1, 2014
Rosemary Taggart posted a photo

Painting of Immaculate Heart of Mary

My name is Rosemary Taggart and I was commissioned by Fr. Aloysius to paint this painting in 1964. Its last location was in Phoenix, AZ. Does anyone recognize this painting. Please do not confuse it for the one that is on the Fr. Aloysius website.…
May 4, 2014
Fr. Kevin Manion shared their photo on Facebook
Mar 15, 2014

Blog Posts

Lack of Funds and Canon Law Experts by Los Angeles Archdiocese Won't Deter Fr. Aloysius Sainthood Cause.

(LOS ANGELES, California March 10, 2013) Two weeks ago Archbishop Jose Gomez disclosed that the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles "lacks funds and canon law experts for a sainthood cause." While disappointing, this admission by the…


Posted by Fr. Kevin Manion on March 10, 2013 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

February 9, 1972 - Under Obedience to Superior General

Actually, what Father Aloysius did is quite remarkable. Under obedience to his General Superior in Rome he founded a new religious order in Fatima, Portugal. The date of the General's letter is February 9, 1972. The order consisted of two branches - the religious and the laity. In 1976 Father went with pilgrims to the Holy Land. He had an audience with the Latin Patriarch, and dedicated his work at the place known as the Holy Sepulcher. In 1978 a formal agreement was reached with the…


Posted by Fr. Kevin Manion on March 4, 2013 at 2:00am

Great Monarch and Father Aloysius - Parallels

I've been studying the life of Fr. Aloysius Ellacuria, CMF. Some have pointed out certain parallels in Father's life and references to the great monarch.

1. Both are identified with France. Fr. Aloysius is from the Basque provinces. Three are located in France. In his time, Napoleon, he was considering a completely separate status, as a separate nation, for the Basques. They are unified with their language and culture.

2. The Fleur-de-Lis as a…


Posted by Fr. Kevin Manion on March 4, 2013 at 2:00am

We are inviting those who knew Father Aloysius personally, and those interested in knowing more about this well-known Claretian to join us.



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