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November 27, 1920, to
June 13, 2012
Fr. Budovic was born on November 27, 1920 in Holic, Slovakia. He entered the Society of Jesus on July 30, 1938 in Rosenberg, Slovakia. He was ordained a priest on July 9, 1949 in Rome, Italy. He took final vows on February 2, 1977.
Fr. Budovic entered the Slovakia province. Because of WW II, he studied theology in Rome and then immigrated to the USA. For a while he worked in the Maryland province as a pastoral minister to Slovakian immigrants (missio excurr) and displaced people. He ministered in: Philadelphia, PA (1951-54), Scranton, PA (1955-58), and in Galt, Ontario (1969-72). Fr. Budovic also taught at the Maryland Novitiate at Wernersville (1954-55) and the University of Scranton (1958-68). Frank found his way to the Detroit Province in the early 1970′s and the Provincial, Paul Besanceney, discovered him and had Frank transcribed to the Detroit Province. In the Detroit Province Fr. Budovictaught at: Central Catholic High School in Cleveland (1976-79) and the University of Detroit High School (1979-83). He was a pastor at St. Simon Parish in Chicago (1983-94). Fr. Budovic was a pastoral minister at St. Joseph Home in Detroit (1994-2003) and at Colombiere Center (since 2003).
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