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Category: Friar News

Friar News Briefs

Click here for news about activities of Holy Name friars, including Matthew Conlin, Daniel Lanahan, John Maganzini, William McIntyre, John O’Connor, Steven Pavignano, Brian Smail, and Gonzalo Torres.

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Postulants Interviewed on Boston Radio

Holy Name postulants Scott Carey, Gerald Hopeck and Michael Reyes were interviewed last month on a radio show about why they chose a religious vocation. They described why they selected the Franciscans and what they are enjoying most about life and ministryat St. Anthony Shrine.

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Friars Celebrate at Deaf SFO Profession

Hugh Macsherry and Francis Di Spigno were on hand in December when St. Francis of Assisi Deaf Secular Franciscan Fraternity received six members at a Mass in Maryland. Hugh, deacon for the deaf community in the Washington, D.C., area, preached and provided a report.

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St. Petersburg Friars Spread Christmas Cheer

“I never expected that the Advent and Christmas seasons would be so pastorally busy in a retirement friary,” said James Toal, in his first term as guardian of St. Anthony’s Friary in St. Petersburg. Former HNP communications director Roy Gasnick describes the diverse ministry of the friar priests.

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A Glimpse into the Life of a Novice

The three men in Holy Name Province’s novitiate program are settling back into their focused and structured lives after participating in two out-of-town trips before Christmas.

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Friar News Briefs

Click here for news about activities of Holy Name friars, including Christopher Coccia, Thomas Hartle, Hugh Hines, J. Patrick Kelly, Anthony LoGalbo, Kevin Mackin, Kenneth Paulli, Joseph Rozanski, Kevin Tortorelli, and James Vacco.

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Mathias Doyle Presides Over Indian Province Chapter

Mathias Doyle was in India early this month, presiding over a special Chapter of the Franciscan Province of St. Thomas the Apostle in Palmaner. This is his seventh trip abroad in two years, as part of this assignment.

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Ringwood Friars Enjoy Holiday Festivities

Residents of Holy Name Friary in northern New Jersey have been enjoying the Christmas season with a variety of activities including movies, music, Santa Claus, and a visit from the Provincial Minister.

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Friar Transitions

Fr. Brian V. Flynn, OFM, a member of St. Barbara Province, will begin living at St. Anthony Residence in Boston, beginning Jan. 1. He began his Franciscan journey with Holy Name Province in 1953.

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