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HNP Today

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

Retiree Bernardine Kessing Balances Different Books These Days

Ringwood resident looks back on fulfilling pastoral work, cherishing the fraternity that defines Franciscans

A New Kind of Popular Preaching: ‘Icons Singing’ Now Available Online

Original music by Kevin McGoff, combined with iconography by Robert Lentz and Michael Reyes, can be accessed on YouTube

Two 2019 Interprovincial Retreats Announced

Richard Rohr to present at events in January in Arizona and February in Florida

Young Friars Gather in Maryland

Four-day SPUTY event at Holy Name College includes prayer, fellowship and presentation

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

St. John the Baptist Province friar, two Franciscan sisters have died

Friar News Briefs

Updates about Abraham Joseph, Jim McIntosh, Russel Murray, Ramon Razon, Patrick Tuttle and others

Order Update: General Minister Releases Follow-up Letter to Plenary Council

Curia news includes preparation for 2018 synod

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Frank Critch’s aunt, and brothers of Kevin Mackin and Valerian Vaverchak have died

Five Franciscan Novices Profess First Vows

Kevin Mullen receives vows of three HNP members at ceremony at Old Mission Santa Barbara

This Month in Provincial History

Notable August events include 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Clare