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HNP Today

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

U.S. Friars Find Common Ground at Interprovincial Gatherings

Participants at four meetings -- held around the country – describe experience as fraternal, informational, inspiring and prayerful

JPIC Retreat Offers Education, Prayer and Fraternity

Participant from Durham parish describes “meeting God” at gathering at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center of nearly 30 ministry representatives


New assignment for Ronald Pecci and Juan Turcios

Reflection: Feast of the Portiuncola

Friar experienced in pilgrimages to Assisi describes “the Franciscan equivalent” to Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement – commemorated on August 2

Friar News Briefs

News about Martin Bednar, Michael Calabria, Edward Coughlin, Brian Cullinane, Kevin Mullen, Daniel Murray, John O’Connor, Jud Weiksnar and others

Franciscan Communities Come Together to Pray for Peace

Prayer of St. Francis provides comfort and hope at events responding to violence across U.S.

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

18 Friars Participate in Solemn Vows Retreat, Other ESC News

Three HNP members among those traveling to Franciscan sites in Italy

Construction and Building Enhancements Underway at SBU and Siena

Projects include campus ministry center and athletic complex

Feast of St. Bonaventure a Festive Occasion in Western NY, Florida

SBU, ‘Little Bona’s’ & Tampa hold celebrations honoring saint