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HNP Today

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

Province Prepares for Structural Change

After two years of studying and evaluating the sustainability of HNP’s 30 Fraternities in Mission, the Provincial Administration sets Jan. 3 as date when it will announce which ministerial sites will be sustained by friars and those from which Province will withdraw in 2020.

Eleven Parishioners in Anderson Honored for Service with Francis Medals

Michael Jones honors volunteers who live Franciscan charism through ministry and community projects at parish in northwest South Carolina

Franciscan Influences: Trusting in God’s Greater Plan

School principal recently professed as Secular Franciscans describes journey that led him from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin to Maryland

Reflection: Season of Creation

Student friar Aaron Richardson describes his ecological conversion, highlighting the threats of global climate change and the hope he feels in the young generation

Rite of Investiture Takes Place at Interprovincial Novitiate in California

Eleven novices receive Franciscan habits

New Missioners Experience Season of Beginnings

FMS formation includes involvement of HNP friars

Communities Mark Feast with Prayer, Festivals and Pet Blessings

St. Francis recognized around Province with celebrations of parish anniversaries and excellence in education

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Relatives of four friars and recipient of HNP Francis Medal recipient have died

Friars Thank Former Ringwood Employees 

Emotional videotaped testimonials of former residents brought ex-employees of shuttered Holy Name Friary to tears at family reunion-like reception hosted by Province in an expression of gratitude for the staff’s service.

Friar News Briefs

Updates about Frank Critch, Larry Hayes, Erick Lopez, Frank McHugh, Mark Reamer, Joe Rozansky, James Vacco, Kenneth Himes and others