Friars Serve Family Dinner, Community – and Great Recipes – in Friar Chef Videos

Stephen Mangione Friar News

…s that have passed the test of some of the most experienced palates: other friars. The friary kitchen is truly a melting pot of cultures, according to Michael Reyes. “Our house is very diverse – we have friars who are Peruvian, Filipino, Irish, Italian. Food is one of the things that ties us together and keeps us connected. Food helps us appreciate our differences. Everyone has their own specialties and style in the kitchen. It’s a way for us to s…

How Do I Become a Friar?

…cernment process. In addition, you may enjoy the opportunity to meet local friars and gain insight into everyday friar life. Arrangements can be made for you to talk to one of our regional vocation directors rooted throughout our ministries on the East Coast, visit a friary near you, and/or engage with the friars online or by Zoom. We also offer a variety of opportunities for you to experience our way of life and visit some of our ministries, eith…

Friar News Briefs

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

…ce, or visit links to the parishes and organizations mentioned. To provide news briefs for future articles, email information to communications director Jocelyn Thomas at communications@hnp.org. From the Administration The Provincial Administration is preparing a series of six fraternal gatherings for the members of the Province. From Feb. 5 through April 6, friars will meet at sites from New England to Florida to discuss issues related to elder c…

Friar News Briefs

HNP Communications Friar News

…ce, or visit links to the parishes and organizations mentioned. To provide news briefs for future articles, email information to communications director Jocelyn Thomas at communications@hnp.org. From the Administration A report on the Provincial Council’s October meeting was emailed to friars on Oct. 23. It contains information about the autumn English-speaking Conference meeting, the R+R initiative, an update about the care of elder friars, imple…

Friar News Briefs

HNP Communications Friar News

…ce, or visit links to the parishes and organizations mentioned. To provide news briefs for future articles, email information to communications director Jocelyn Thomas at communications@hnp.org. From the Administration Friars have been asked to complete and return by July 28 the directorate and committee volunteer form to the Provincial Office. “As part of our post-Chapter responsibilities, the Provincial Council appoints friars and lay people to…

Friar News Briefs

HNP Communications Friar News

…ce, or visit links to the parishes and organizations mentioned. To provide news briefs for future articles, email information to communications director Jocelyn Thomas at communications@hnp.org. The next issue of the HNP Today newsletter is scheduled for distribution on Jan. 15. From the Administration The Provincial Councilors met on Nov. 21 and 22 in St. Petersburg, Florida, after the conclusion of the 2019 guardians and pastors meeting. Among t…

Administration Updates

…as well as updates regarding the fraternal ecology process, Care for Elder Friars/Holy Name Friary Task Force, and other topics PDF April 2018 Provincial Council Highlights Updates regarding the Care of Elder Friars/Holy Name Friary Task Force, the English-speaking Conference meeting in London, the future of the Committee for the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, and the R&R process, as well as other topics PDF March 2018 Provincial Council Highl…

Friar News Briefs – July 2020

HNP Communications Friar News

…letter include: Reception of new novices and postulants Solemn profession of two friars on Aug. 29 Presentations of the HNP Francis Medal The next newsletter issue is scheduled for distribution on Aug. 12. — Compiled by Jocelyn Thomas Related “Friar News Briefs” – June 10, 2020, HNP Today “Peter Chepaitis Marks 50 Years as a Friar” – March 6, 2018, HNP Today “Profile: John Anglin Marks 50 Years as a Friar” – Feb. 15, 2014, HNP Today “Profile: Fran…

News & Events

…9Franciscan Friar Alexander Di Lella Dies in New JerseyMarch 26, 2019 View News ReleasesFriars in the News Our provincial newsletter focuses on the fraternal and ministerial activities of Holy Name Province and the Order of Friars Minor. Friar Blogs and Podcasts Follow the activities and reflections of our friars to gain a glimpse of the life and values of the Franciscans. Read More View BlogsFriars in the News Our provincial newsletter focuses on…

Javier Del Angel De los Santos, Juan de la Cruz Turcios, and Jay Woods have been scheduled for ordination in May and June of this year. (Photos from the Provincial archives)

Friar News Briefs

HNP Communications Friar News

…ny Shrine’s Women’s Medical Clinic Addition to the friary in Butler, New Jersey Profile of silver jubilarian Steven Patti, OFM A tribute to Michael Blastic, OFM Editor’s note: Past HNP Today stories can be found on the News & Events page of the Holy Name Province website. Related “Friar News Briefs” – Feb. 18, 2021, HNP Today “Angel Vazquez, Jay Woods Make Solemn Profession” – Sept. 2, 2020, HNP Today “Kevin Cronin Marks 50 Years as a Friar” – Mar…

Friar News Briefs

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

…ce, or visit links to the parishes and organizations mentioned. To provide news briefs for future articles, email information to communications director Jocelyn Thomas at communications@hnp.org. From the Provincial Administration A report on the Provincial Council’s April meeting was distributed to friars last week. It included the date of the 2017 Provincial Chapter, information about the fall fraternal gatherings, reports from several HNP direct…

Fr. Thomas Gallagher, OFM

…director of novices for the Province. I find in the community of professed friars and friar novices the image of the “Good Friar Minor” of whom St. Francis spoke. My journey with the Franciscans of Holy Name Province continues to be one of wonderful grace and the constant discovery of God’s presence in the lives of the friars and the many people who share our life and ministry. —This essay was written in 2000 when Fr. Tom was serving as Director o…