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

Conrad Harkins, Educator, Dies in New York

Pennsylvania native served 26 years at SBU’s Franciscan Institute, taught at Franciscan University, and worked for sainthood for Georgia martyrs

Friars Reflect on Labor Day During a Pandemic

Michael Blastic, Michael Duffy, Julian Jagudilla, Daniel McLellan, Sean O’Brien, and John O’Connor share thoughts on Labor Day 2020 and how pandemic has changed the employment landscape

A 2020 Snapshot of the Order of Friars Minor

Historian Dominic Monti gives membership update on Order’s provinces, with perspectives on trends

Angel Vázquez, Jay Woods Make Solemn Profession

Despite COVID safety protocols, friars, visitors ill Hartford church with pure joy at Province’s first-ever live-streamed celebration of solemn profession— viewed by many at other locations

Zachary Elliott’s New Venture at Tampa Parish Is All the Buzz

Established before the pandemic, friar’s beekeeping enterprise provides welcome distraction – and new life to the parish’s school grounds

Valerian Vaverchak, 87, Dies in Florida

Pennsylvania native lived and worked in Brazil, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island

SBU, Siena College Set for Fall Semester

Province-sponsored institutions lead the way with new paradigm in academics in age of COVID-19

With COVID-19 Halting Road Ministries, Friars Shift Gears

Friars John Anglin, Peter Chepaitis, Casey Cole, Kevin Cronin, Tom Hartle, Dan Horan, Dan Riley, and Francis Pompei, share how ministerial lives have been affected by the pandemic

Friar News Briefs

Updates about John Anglin, Fred Dilger, Tom Donovan, Dan Dwyer, Larry Ford, Robert Frazzetta, Kevin Mackin, Jacek Orzechowski, Steven Patti, Christopher Posch, Sebastian Tobin, and others

Greenville Community Thanks Friars for 85+ Years

South Carolina mayor proclaims July 11 as “Franciscans of Holy Name Province Day,” tribute video to Patrick Tuttle shares messages of gratitude