Father Cassian A. Miles, OFM,
Jubilee Scholarship Fund
Combining Faith with Education
Father Cassian was born Francis Augustine Miles in Weekhawkin, NJ. He entered St. Joseph's Seminary in Callicoon, NY in 1951, was first professed as a friar in 1955, and entered the Order of Friars Minor in 1958. With an early interest in journalism, it's no surprise that Father Cassian then served the Holy Name Province Communications Office for 35 years, providing editorial direction for the award-wining The Anthonian magazine for much of that time. His service in the Order of Friars Minor also included teaching English, Religion, and Adult Education. He professed solemn vows in 1958, and was ordained to the priesthood on February 25, 1961 at Mount St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC.
It is evident to those who knew and loved Father Cassian that his steadfast faith and unwavering love of the Eucharist were integral parts of who he was: a daily communicant who celebrated Holy Mass each day since his ordination, a friar who dedicated his life to serving God and others, and a priest who devoted years to parochial ministry.
Father Cassian also shared a passion to educate, evidenced by his early interest in writing, years spent teaching, his work with the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Program, and endless hours spent proofreading and editing the works of others.
To mark his 50th jubilee anniversary to the priesthood, Mychal’s Message created this scholarship to combine the gifts of faith and education, both dear to Father Cassian’s heart. With your help, the Father Cassian A. Miles, OFM, Jubilee Scholarship will be awarded annually to help provide a Catholic education to a student in need.
Father Cassian died on August 20, 2015. He was 85. To honor his memory, the Father Cassian A. Miles Jubilee Scholarship continues to inspire and assist students in their education.
How You Can Help
Your tax-deductible donation will help fund a portion of a Catholic school education for a child in need. All donations will be gratefully accepted and donor cards will be supplied for donations made in memory or in honor of someone.
Checks should be mailed to:
P.O. Box 6404
Lancaster, PA 17607
Online donations are accepted through Network for Good. Please click the link below and specify "Scholarship Fund" in the "Designation" line on the Network for Good website.