With bittersweet emotions, the staff and board of the Franciscan Action Network gathered on November 7th, 2019 at St. Francis Hall to celebrate Patrick Carolan, our Executive Director for the past 9 years and honored him with the FAN award at our annual benefit.

Throughout the night, attendees heard about Patrick’s accomplishments over these last nine years as executive director, his strong faith, and his Franciscan heart. Patrick has lived and loved FAN: nurturing, growing, and building it in to the well-respected organization we are today.

Staff members introduced him each in turn, recalling their experiences with Patrick’s humor, enthusiasm and, at times, his stubbornness. We were able to give him a celebration send-off that was light-hearted, commemorative, and fun. To see photos of the evening, click here.

The night would not have been a success without the generous support of the Franciscan family, including these major sponsors:

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land
Vote Common Good
Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of St. Mary
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
Unite Here
Center for Action and Contemplation
Faith in Public Life
Franciscan Mission Service
Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
Holy Name Province OFM’s
Mt. St. Sepulchre Fraternity of Secular Franciscans
Secular Franciscan Order – USA
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

At the end of the year, Patrick will head off for a new challenge. We wish him all the best and always “Peace and All Good.”

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