November 30, -0001 - July 23, 2009
PAX, Fr. Bart L., O.F.M., age 67, died Thursday, July 23, 2009 at St. Margaret Hall. A Franciscan Friar of the Province of St John the Baptist for 48 years and a Priest for 41 years. Friends are invited to join the friars and family for the reception of the body (Prayer Service) on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at 9:30 A.M with Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. at St. Clement Church, 4536 Vine St., St. Bernard, OH. Burial will follow in the friar’s plot at St Mary Cemetery, St Bernard, OH. Memorials are welcomed to the Franciscan Friars, 1615 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45201-6400.
We’re fortunate to meet people throughout our lives. Some make such a strong impression on you and Fr Bart did that for me. Most days I will remember a slice of wisdom that Fr Bart passed on to me, or I’ll think of his gentleness that I admired. The angels are rejoicing, but a part of me is very sad today. On my worst day Fr Bart could make me smile. On my best day Fr Bart would impart wisdom. He taught me about true freedom in Christ.