A Communications Update

HNP Communications Around the Province

NEW YORK — The Provincial Office has announced several recent publications, as well as additions to the HNP Web site, according to Jocelyn Thomas, director of communications.

New Books on Franciscan History
Last month, two books were published by Holy Name friars.

  1. Francis and his Brothers by Provincial Vicar Dominic Monti, OFM, arrived at the Provincial office on Jan. 27. Read more about the book in the story from the Dec. 3, 2008 issue of HNP Today.
  2. A Study of the Rule of 1223: History, Exegesis and Reflection by Michael Blastic, OFM, of St. Bonaventure University, was also published.

A copy of each book has been sent to all HNP friars.

In addition, the book, Franciscans Without Frontiers, The Missions of the Friars Minor in the World, was distributed to friars. It was published by Editions du Signe, in commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Order. It contains a letter from General Minister Jose Rodriguez Carballo, OFM, in which he says, “Mission is our raison d’etre.” The 10-inch-by-10-inch book is filled with colorful photographs.

Two annual Province publications were also recently distributed to friars. They are (1) Memorial Days of the Deceased Friars and (2) Provincial Annals 2008.

Web Site News
The Province’s Web site is a good source of updated information, according to Thomas. Since Jan. 1, the following news has been posted:

  • Resources on the Justice and Peace page that guide friars in ways to include justice and peace themes in their homilies. Visit Homily Tips.
  • More links to newspaper articles featuring HNP friars. Click on Friars in the News.

Friars are encouraged to use the expanding HNP Web site to locate information about the Province. The extranet is especially useful since it contains many documents of use to friars and administrators of their ministries.

Upcoming Deadlines
Information is welcomed for future issues of HNP Today. Deadlines for submission:

  • Feb. 11 for Feb. 18 issue
  • Feb. 25 for March 4 issue
  • March 14 for March 21 issue
  • March 25 for April 1 issue

Readers are reminded that when sending information to the Communications Office (CO), to include two elements — a subject line in the e-mail and contact information of the person submitting the news. The CO receives many emails, and these details make it easier to follow up.

HNP’s Communications Office welcomes comments, questions and suggestions about this newsletter and about the Province’s Web site. To provide feedback, send an e-mail or give a phone call to Jocelyn Thomas at 646-473-0265 ext. 321.