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HNP Today

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

Observing Life and Culture in Cuba

Jim McIntosh describes recent visit to OFM mission

Journeying Through Lent Around the Province

George Corrigan, John O'Connor, Patrick Tuttle, Jim Vacco and other describe highlights of season

Order Update: Kenyan Friar’s Teaching Award

Curia news includes webinar dates, 2021 General Chapter secretary choice, and visit by General Minister to Peru


Administration announces retirement of Ignatius Smith

Reflecting on Hope and Resurrection

Daniel Murray shares ways to pray and fast during “a springtime of hope”

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Relatives of Zachary Elliott, Thomas Kornacki have died

Vincent Laviano Marks 50 Years as a Friar

Hospitality and camaraderie have been common thread during 50 years of Franciscan life for guardian of St. Petersburg friary

Friar News Briefs

Updates about James Bernard, Paul Chelus, Steven Kuehn, Joseph Nangle, Luis Manuel Rosado, Frank Sevola, Jud Weiksnar and others

April History of Holy Name Province

Notable events include International Chapter of Mats, appreciation luncheon for Ringwood staff, celebration of Order’s 800th anniversary

An Evolving Perspective on Lent

Kevin Daly writes about how his views on Lenten season have evolved