As friars begin summer assignments and yearlong internships, five prepare for new Brothers Walking Together program
Updates about John Anglin, Thomas Hartle, Dan Horan, Francis Kim, Steven Kuehn, Dominic Monti, Emmet Murphy, Joe Nangle, Dan Riley, Peter Schneible
When he learned that his year-long pastoral internship assignment in preparation of solemn profession would be at St. Anthony Shrine, the New York native was eager to dive into the dynamic urban ministry and be part of a friary with a large fraternity of solemnly professed and ordained Holy Name Province friars.
The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for two friars and the withdrawal of a friar from the Province’s formation program.
The priestly ordination of two young friars caused John Heffernan to reflect on his own 30-plus years of vocation and changes in the Church during these three decades
Postulants, novices, and student friars from across the country took time during April and early May to gather for a virtual inter-formation jamboree, an event formerly known as intersession. Although it was previously planned to be held in-person in Oceanside, California, during the last week of May, the event’s format needed to be revised because of pandemic restrictions and it turned out to be a success.
Recent friar activities include a podcast interview, a video welcoming returning parishioners, the announcement of an upcoming book, an appointment as chair of a committee of the Buffalo diocese, a presentation on Christian-Muslim relations, and the renewal of vows by simply-professed friars.
Long before thoughts of becoming a friar or Holy Name Province entered his consciousness, Carlos Sarmiento had a front-row seat to the Franciscan ideals of outreach to the needy and service among the people – when, as a child, he witnessed his mother’s participation in their parish’s Neocatechumenal Way, a Christian formation program that brings the presence of the Church to impoverished communities.
The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for five friars — Ignatius Harding, Abraham Joseph, Ronald Pecci, Bernard Splawski, Jay Woods
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.
Although he frequently contributes articles to academic journals and faith-based blogs, Jim Sabak became a first-time book author with last month’s release of “‘Vigilemus et Oremus’: The Theological Significance of ‘Keeping Vigil’ in Rome from the Fourth to the Eighth Centuries.”
The New England native is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood next month at a Mass that will be live-streamed from St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in Hartford, where he completed his one-year pastoral internship and professed his solemn vows last year.