Special Congratulations to our dear friend Fr. Svetozar as he celebrates 40 years as a faithful servant of Our Lord.

Fr. Svetozar was born in September 1951 in Kocerin, Herzegovina. He finished elementary school in his birthplace and high school in Split. He entered the Franciscan Order on 28th November 1972. He studied philosophy and theology in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Washington DC. Fr. Svetozar arrived in America on June 16, 1975

Fr. Svetozar was ordained in Chicago, USA, on the 3rd September 1977

May the Lord bless Fr. Svetozar especially today and pour out a abundance of graces & blessings upon him as he humbly serves Him everyday. May Our Blessed Mother, Queen of Peace wrap Her heavenly mantle around him always and protect him. AMEN