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

Vocation Efforts Expand at Siena

Dinner, prayer and conversation on a Wednesday evening at friary in Loudonville, N.Y., proved to be the largest vocation discernment event in Siena College history – thanks to collaborate friar effort

Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans

Friar from Immaculate Conception Province and four Franciscan sisters have died

Film Festival Highlights Challenges of Migrants and Cry of the Poor

Gospel messages evident in 25+ movies showcased at Migrant Center’s 6th independent and foreign films festival that featured Joe Nangle as speaker and attracted large numbers of attendees during the three-day event

NYC Parish Concludes 175th Anniversary Commemoration on Feast Day of St. Francis

With trumpets blaring and voices lifted in song, Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church on 31st Street to close 12 months of festivities for its 175th anniversary

Province Prepares for Structural Change

After two years of studying 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