Fr. Leonard Mary
About Fr. Leonard Mary
Community Servant (Superior), Director of Temporary Professed Friars, Director of MFVA Communications
Fr. Leonard Mary, MFVA comes from East Los Angeles, California. Before religious life, he attended community college part-time, worked for a department store for seven years, served as a lay missionary and was active at his local parish. He entered the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word in October 2002 and professed final vows on August 14, 2008. He was ordained to the diaconate on May 21, 2011 and completed his theological studies at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary on May 4, 2012 earning a Masters in Divinity. He also has a Masters in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Fr. Leonard was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 2012 and serves primarily in Irondale, Alabama. He is Director of Communications and Director of Formation for Temporary Professed Brothers.