Fr. Capistran J. Hanlon, O.F.M.

Fr. Capistran photoFather Capistran J. Hanlon, O.F.M., a native of Rutherford, N.J., entered the Franciscan Order in 1953 and was ordained to the priesthood on March 12, 1960. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Colorado and is a retired Professor of Sociology at Siena. He has published widely in his field and is well known for his work with the native peoples in Arizona. 

Along with his teaching ministry, Capistran helps in parishes in the Albany Diocese by celebrating liturgy and preaching; he has been Vicar in the Siena Friary for eight years, and has been Chaplain for many years for the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Currently he is Chaplain to the Colonie Police Department.

Favorite pastime: photography. Capistran has presented three photography shows and has had his work published in books, magazines, calendars, and postcards.

Capistran retired from full-time teaching in Fall 2009 but will continue to pursue scholarship and to teach as a guest lecturer at Siena.