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HNP Today

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

Friar News Briefs

Updates about Ross Chamberland, Steven DeWitt, Erick Lopez, Michael Reyes, Patrick Sieber, Brian Smail, others

Brian Smail Marks 25 Years as a Friar

Massachusetts native from family of 10 enjoys life as parochial vicar at large NYC parish

US-6 Provinces Plan Chapter of Mats

Summer event to include 400 friars for fraternal discussions as part of Revitalization and Restructuring Process

Franciscan Mission Service Commemorates Active Laity at World Care Benefit

Bishop John Stowe of Lexington, Ky., gives inspiring keynote address

May History of Holy Name Province

Ordinations, installation of a friar as archbishop, vote by provinces to restructure

Dilapidated Porch Turned Community Chapel in Athens Marks Anniversary

UGA Catholic Center donates time, talent and treasure to Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus project


Christian Seno no longer a member of the Order

Friar News Briefs

Updates about Ed Coughlin, Francis Di Spigno, Lawrence Ford, Kevin Kriso, Patrick Tuttle, Basil Valente and others

Franciscans Renew Vows

Friars around Province – and world -- commit again to lives of poverty, chastity and obedience, sharing photos and joy

Raleigh’s Resettlement Ministry Sponsors Families from North Africa

Opening doors to new homes provide hope and a new life for refugees