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A blog focusing on the fraternal and ministerial activities of Holy Name Province and the Order.

Category: Around the Province

Amanecer Founder Dies

Friars who studied Spanish in Cochabamba, Bolivia, may have come in contact with Amanecer and its founder, Hna. Estafanía Murray, who passed away Feb. 16 at the age of 85.

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The friars in AlverniA will have a workshop March 13-15, and their annual retreat May 21-24.

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Community Center Opens in Durham

Five years ago, David McBriar, then the pastor of Durham's Immaculate Conception Church, envisioned a gymnasium and community center, where the church's parochial school students and neighborhood families could learn and play.

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Siena Students Assist During Break

Twenty Siena College students and their advisor, Edward LaRow, plan to travel to Mississippi March 11-18, where they'll spend spring break assisting at a distribution center and helping with general debris cleanup in Biloxi, one of the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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Jersey Friars Weather Record Blizzard

Certainly other parishes in our Bergen County area were affected by Bizzard '06 this past weekend. But the following are some observations about our own experiences at the Church of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady in Wood-Ridge.

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Call for Photos

Stories become more interesting if a photo is included. If you have an event or meeting and someone has taken photos with a digital camera, please send a copy of a photo or two when you send in your story. We are also always on the lookout for photos for the "front page."

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About the Photo

Our photo this week is of Japanese friar Jun Hasegawa reflecting at a exibit at Arlington National Cemetery called Faces of the Fallen. It honors soldiers who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. The photo was taken by Octavio Duran.

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Our thanks to Phillip Jacobs of the Provincial Communications Office who edited HNP Today the last two weeks while Jim McIntosh was working at the OFM JPIC Congress in Uberlândia, Brazil.

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