GUIDE TO CATHOLIC RECORDS ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE U.S.
Volume 2: Midwest United States
Conventual Franciscans. Our Lady of Consolation Province. Provincial Headquarters
101 St. Anthony Drive
Mount St. Francis, IN 47146
Email: See website
History: The Conventuals (a.k.a. Order of Franciscans Minor Conventual) are a Franciscan branch that self-identifies with the post-nominal initials, “O.F.M. Conv.” They made their first U.S. foundation in Texas, 1852, and they formed Our Lady of Consolation Province for the Midwest and Southwest, 1947, which has administered the following Native American parishes in New Mexico and Texas.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church and Shrine (Tortugas), Mesilla Park, New Mexico
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and School (Tiwa), Ysleta del Sur Reservation, El Paso, Texas
Holdings of Catholic records about Native Americans: Unknown.
Unless noted otherwise, the repository named above holds (or held) the records described and not the Marquette University Archives. However, Marquette’s holdings, e.g. Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions Records, include related records about these Native and Catholic groups and places.