Three Franciscan friars – Brothers James Bernard, OFM, Steven Kuehn, OFM, and Aaron Richardson, OFM – are scheduled to profess their final, or solemn, vows as Franciscans during a Mass on Aug. 21 at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi on West 31st Street.
Franciscan Friar to be Ordained to Priesthood June 12 in Hartford
For interview and photo requests, contact Jocelyn Thomas, director of communications, at 646-473-0265 or JThomas@HNP.org. HARTFORD, Conn. — June 1, 2021 — Br. Jay Woods, OFM, a member of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church on Saturday, June 12. The liturgy will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartosic, …
Two Franciscans to be Ordained to Priesthood May 29 in Silver Spring, Maryland
Br. Javier Del Angel De Los Santos and Br. Juan de la Cruz Turcios are scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood at a May 29 Mass at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring. The liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Wilton Gregory, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Franciscan Leaders Urge President Biden to Take Action for Peace in Holy Land
Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, and five other leaders of provinces in the United States belonging to the Order of Friars Minor recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden imploring him to increase the United States’ efforts to end the violence in the Holy Land and address the causes of the conflict. Add your voice to this effort …
Franciscan Friars Reaffirm Support for AAPI Community
In response to the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province released a statement.
Franciscan Leadership Joins Catholic Bishops in Condemning Bullying, Violence Toward LGBT Youth
March 8, 2021 — In accordance with the Catholic-Franciscan tradition, which recognizes and celebrates the God-given dignity of every human being, the leadership of six provinces belonging to the Order of Friars Minor in the United States has added their support to a statement signed by Catholic bishops and dozens of religious orders and institutions that condemns bullying and other …
Franciscan Fr. Benedict Taylor, 88, Dies in New York City
Fr. Taylor spent most of his religious life focusing on social justice issues and creating programs that helped the marginalized in New York City – including a Harlem-based initiative he founded in the early 1970s that continues to provide housing and social services to families and individuals, among them the homeless and formerly incarcerated, who are struggling with hunger, unemployment, addiction and other issues.
Franciscan Roberto Serrano Ordained to the Priesthood
Life experience, religious training and early ministry assignments came together for Fr. Roberto “Tito” Serrano, OFM, when the Franciscan friar was ordained to the priesthood earlier this month at a church he attended as a high school student in Phoenix, Arizona.
Franciscan Brother Glenn Humphrey, 76, Dies
Br. Glenn Humphrey spent most of his life in academic and counseling work.
Bishop Capistran Heim, OFM, 86, Dies in Albany
Funeral services for the friar, who spent his religious life in Brazil, are planned for Sept. 26 at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
Franciscans Announce Departure from 9 Ministry Sites in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the U.S.
The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province (HNP) are withdrawing from nine Fraternities-in-Mission in the northeast and southeast regions of the United States. Ministerial responsibilities and administrative operations of each of the nine ministry sites will be turned over to their respective dioceses this summer.
Franciscans Announce Departure from Pair of Ministries in Diocese of Charleston
Ministerial responsibilities and administrative operations of St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Anderson and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Greenville will be turned over to the diocese this summer, ending 77 and 81 years, respectively, of pastoral service by the friars at these parishes.