FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS for Br. Peter Mankins will take place at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake, 7330 S. Lovers Lane Road, Franklin, WI. The wake will be on Friday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. and the Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m. (Central).
Br. Peter Mankins, SCJ, died this morning with his community at Sacred Heart at Monastery Lake in Franklin, WI. He had been anointed shortly before his death. Br. Peter was 93, professed his first vows with the Priests of the Sacred Heart (Dehonians) in 1963 and made his perpetual profession in 1967.
A Chicago native, Br. Peter’s first assignment was at Divine Heart Seminary in Donaldson, IN. It became a stepping stone to a lifetime devoted to formation ministry, the preparation of men for religious life as a priest or brother. Br. Peter served at the province’s seminaries in Massachusetts and was on the formation team with the province’s undergraduate program when it was located in San Antonio. His last full-time assignment was with the combined formation program in his hometown of Chicago where he worked with our candidates and as assistant novice master. He was also responsible for the community’s bookkeeping.