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

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An Appeal for Help from the Philippines

When I arrived back from our II OFM JPIC International Congress, news of the mudslide disaster on Feb. 17 that affected several villages in St. Bernard, Southern Leyte, Philippines have been in the headlines the past few days. As of the latest count, 220 dead bodies have been recovered but it is believed that more than a thousand are feared to have suffered the same fate.

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Reflections on the OFM JPIC Congress: Some Next Steps

As I reflect upon my experience representing the Province in the Second International OFM Congress for JPIC in Brazil, I am left with a renewed sense of encouragement for our JPIC work in the Holy Name Province.

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The Second OFM International Congress for JPIC Ends

The Second OFM International Congress for JPIC Congress ended today as the participants approved the draft final report of the meeting. Yesterday, the General Minister, Jose Rodriguez Carballo, OFM, addressed the participants.

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Audience with the Holy Father

I was received by the Holy Father, Benedict XVI on the 26th of January. We spoke about the process being carried out by the Order as a preparation for the celebration of the VIII Centenary of its foundation during the personal meeting.

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Franciscan Institute Receives Anonymous Gift

An anonymous gift to the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University will create an endowment that will offer opportunities for women and men in the Franciscan family to learn about their own tradition and bring those values into their local communities, cities and ministries.

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