Fr. Ljubo Krasic
Fr. KrasicFr. Ljubo was born in Citluk, Herzegovina on March 18, 1938. He completed his high school in Visoko and continued to study philosophy and theology in Sarajevo, Zagreb and Rome. He joined the Franciscan Order in 1957 in Kraljeva Sutjeska. His ordination took place in Siroki Brijeg on August 2, 1964 where he spent the next year. He then spent 4 years in Switzerland organizing a Croatian Mission from 1967-1971. Fr. Ljubo studied moral theology at the Alphonsianum in Rome from 1971-1974 He arrived in the United States in 1974 and began his pastoral duties as associate pastor SS.Cyril and Methodius in New York. The following year Fr. Ljubo was named Director of the Croatian Ethnic Institute in Chicago. He returned to Mostar in 1976 to work with students. He returned to the United States and was Director of the Croatian Ethnic Institute in Chicago (1977-1980) and at the same time assisted at St. Jerome's parish in Chicago. Fr. Ljubo was the pastor at St. Mark's in Sudbury (1980-1987) and then pastor and director of Our Lady of Peace Center in Norval (1987-1995). He then returned to Chicago to once again accept the position of Director of the Croatian Ethnic Institute and editor-in-chief of the Croatian Almanac. Fr. Krasic is the author of the book Die Schulung der Kinder verschiedener Nationalitäten aus Jugoslawien in den europäischen Ländern, co-author of Croatian Language I and II, Croatians in the Sudbury Centennial and Ilustrirani rjecnik za djecu: hrvatski-engleski-njemacki-francuski. Fr. Ljubo returned to Herzegovina in 2016.