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HNP Today

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

Commemorating Jubilarians and Remembering Deceased Brothers

Province congratulates friars marking anniversaries of profession in 2020

Berard Hanlon Dies in Brazil

Massachusetts native served 50+ years as missionary

HNP Today’s Top Stories of 2019

Chapter of Mats, ordination, fraternal ecology process among top stories of 2019

Province Announces Departure from Nine Locations

Fraternal Ecology process to result in withdrawal from parishes in six states, chapel near Albany, and ministry at UGA

Franciscan Influences: Jumping in and Trusting the Spirit

Outgoing FAN director Patrick Carolan describes how a unique interview led to nine years of working toward peace and advocating for the earth and for the marginalized

Thanksgiving and Advent Activities from Florida to New England

Friars, parishioners, students and ministries around the Province busy with outreach and service projects, traditions, events and retreats

Friar News Briefs

Updates about John Aherne, David Convertino, Mike Johnson, Kevin Kriso, Emmet Murphy, Andrew Reitz, Xavier Seubert, Edgardo Zea, and others


New assignments announced for Francis Di Spigno, Lawrence Hayes, Erick Lopez, Kevin McGoff, Emmet Murphy, Jim Nero

Saints Win Coughlin Franciscan Cup at Game Honoring Siena’s Late President

Students, friars, friends pay tribute to basketball fan Ed Coughlin who valued Franciscan education and had ties to both HNP-sponsored colleges

It’s Not Merry and It’s Not Happy

Province launches Blue Advent initiative, inviting prayers on Dec. 21