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FiNews: Happy Silver Jubilee Fr Angelo!


On the silver jubilee of his religious profession as a Franciscan of the Immaculate the confrere’s of Fr. Angelo Mary Geiger at AirMaria congratulate him and thank him for he has done in serving Our Lord and His Holy Mother and for all the support and good guidance he has given to the friars of the American-Australian Delegation of the Order, including the organization and inauguration of AirMaria.  May our dear Savior bless him and give him many more years of service in our midst.  Ad multos annos!

Biodata: Father Angelo was born, May 7, 1962, Los Angeles, California and graduated High School from Don Bosco Technical Institute, Rosemead, California, 1979.

Work History: 1979-81, Petrochemical Designer, C.F Braun, Alhambra, California; 1981-85, Director of Parts Department, Ice Machine Sales and Service, City of Commerce, California.

Religious Life: Father Angelo entered formation in the Order of Friars Minor, Conventual in the Philippines on November 1, 1985, and made his canonical novitiate in Tagaytay, between May 30, 1987 and May 31, 1988. He professed simple vows on May 31, 1988 in Tagaytay, Philippines, and solemn vows in the Institute of Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate on June 23, 1991 in Benevento, Italy.

Holy Orders: He was ordained a priest on December 8, 1991 at the Cathedral of Benevento (Italy), Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, by the hands of His Excellency Carlo Minchiatti.

Studies: Fr. Angelo completed his philosophical studies (1987-89) at San Carlos Seminary, Makati-Manila, Philippines, and at the Rogationist Seminary, Paranque-Manila, Philippines. He completed his theological studies (1989-92) at St. Vincent Seminary, Quezon City, Philippines, at the Angelicum Rome, Italy, at Holy Apostles Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut USA.

Assignments as a Religious: 1991-96, vicar and postulant master, Baltic, Connecticut; 1996-2005, guardian and novice master, Baltic and Griswold, Connecticut; 2002-12 General Delegate of US Delegation; 2002 and 2008, Delegate to the General Chapter; 2002-12 National Director of the Mission of the Immaculate Mediatrix, USA; 1992-2012 Director of Media Apostolate, USA.

Other Pastoral Ministry: 1991-2012, Assistance of local pastors in the diocese of Norwich, Connecticut, especially of Fr. Joseph Tito, Baltic, Connecticut; 2000-12, part time chaplain for the Sisters of Charity, Mary Mother of the Church, Baltic, Connecticut; 2002-10, monthly Mass and confession for inmates of Gates Correctional Facility, Niantic, Connecticut; 1991-2012, various preaching assignments: days of recollection, retreats, parish missions; 2000-12, various speaking engagements, especially on topics of Marian Consecration, Marian Mediation and Coredemption, and Marian Chivalry.

Publications: Contributor to the series, Mary at the Foot of the Cross (New Bedford: Academy of the Immaculate) 2000-2002, 2005, 2009; Regular contributor to the monthly magazine, Missio Immaculatae; contributed also an article to the international magazine, Inside the Vatican, June-July, 2011.


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  • Terry says:

    Dear Fr. Angelo,

    Congratulation on your silver jubilee of religious profession with the FI!
    With many prayers for you until your golden jubilee. Thank you for all of your direction while in Griswold, especially the consecration in the little St. Joseph chapel.

    I hope you are enjoying the UK and their beautiful gardens.

    May God continue bless you abundantly,


  • rebuildmychurch says:

    Ave Maria!

    Fr. Angelo, thank you for the gift of your religious life and priesthood!

    Ad maximam Dei gloriam!!

    with gratitude and prayers through Our Lady, Queen of the Seraphic Order,
    Br. Francis de Sales Mary

  • Marian says:

    Congratulations, Fr. Angelo!
    What a beautiful way to glorify God through your many years of faithful service as a priest. May God continue to bless you in your Sacred ministry and may our Blessed Mother always protect you.

  • Bill Cloonan says:

    Congratulations Fr. Angelo! You are a wonderful priests and I am greatly indebted to your teaching and example as a follower of Christ and a shepherd of his flock.

    God bless you and keep you! May our Lady be always there to comfort you in your labors!

    Sincerely in Christ,
    Bill Cloonan

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