On Monday, Feb. 28th at 11 a.m., the New York City Fire Museum will be hosting the grand opening of their new historical exhibit, “FDNY Franciscan Chaplain History,” which showcases the 40 year history of the Franciscan friars as FDNY chaplains.
Meet Holy Name Province’s Two New Postulants-To-Be
On Sunday, Aug. 1, St. Francis of Assisi Friary in New York City welcomed and hosted the province’s two newest postulants-to-be, John Paul Kashmer and Martin Tran, who are scheduled to be welcomed into the interprovincial postulancy program at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., later this month. The postulants enjoyed three days of fraternity with the friars. On Sunday evening, …
Join Us As The Novices Profess First Vows on July 2
Eight friars will profess their first vows as Franciscans. The livestream of the Mass will begin at 5 p.m. EST.
US-6 Vocation Office Produces Literature for Potential Applicants
The Vocation Office of the US-6 provinces last month released four new brochures in English and Spanish to help men in their discernment of a Franciscan vocation – and word is that the publications are being well-received by friars and those interested in friar life.
HNP Friars and Other US-6 OFM Vocation Directors Promote Franciscan Life at Virtual Conferences
A full selection of liturgies, presentations, musical performances, information booths, and small-group breakout sessions were among the highlights of two national Catholic conferences held virtually last month. Although the implementation of both events was anything but normal, these types of virtual experiences have quickly become the norm for the Holy Name Province and other US-6 OFM vocation offices – all of which collaboratively participated at the conferences to promote the Franciscan charism to men discerning religious life.
Virtual Advent Vocation Retreats Attract Nearly 30 Discerners
Men interested in Franciscan vocation had an opportunity to welcome Advent and talk and pray with a group of Holy Name Province friars during a “Come and See Vocation Retreat” that was held virtually earlier this month.
Franciscan Vocation Ministry Invites Discerners to Advent Events
As we light the first candle of the Advent wreath, may the hope of the season – especially during this global pandemic – fill our hearts, minds, and homes as we prepare the way of the Lord. The Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province invites you to celebrate Advent with the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on 31st …
Novices Receive Franciscan Habit
The traditional ritual of investiture was held at the Interprovincial Novitiate at Old Mission Santa Barbara on Oct. 20, when 10 novices representing four OFM provinces – and who completed three months of novitiate – each received the habit of the Order of Friars Minor.
“Love in Action”: A Reflection on Fratelli Tutti
The pope’s newest encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti,” provides us with a roadmap for how we might reimagine our society in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Discerners Participate in Retreat via Zoom to Learn about Franciscan Life
Nearly 40 men considering a religious vocation participated in a virtual “come and see” retreat last month to learn more about Franciscan life, connect with friars, and pray with them.
Abraham Joseph Ordained a Priest in Indiana
CEDAR LAKE, Ind. – The smiles were covered by facemasks, and relatives and friends had to witness from afar. But although it upended the original date, location, and plans, not even the global pandemic could contain the jubilation, music, and celebration that filled Holy Name of Jesus Church at last month’s ordination Mass of Abraham Joseph, OFM. “The most beautiful …
Discerning a Religious Vocation in Age of COVID-19
Sharing the joy of Franciscan life with those who are considering a vocation with the Order is continuing despite extreme changes in communication and social interaction driven by the COVID-19 outbreak across the United States and around the world. The Holy Name Province vocation ministry, like most organizations and the Province itself, has revised its methods to adapt to social …
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