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HNP Today

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

College-based Friars Describe Remote Teaching Experience

As school year closes, instructors in Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and Ohio reflected on adapting to unique needs of spring semester

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Relatives of Michael Carnevale and Ambrose Donehue, brother of a staff member have died


New assignment for Greg Jakubowicz and announcement of departure of student friar

Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans – May 2020 Update

Members of four English-speaking Conference provinces and three Franciscan sisters have died

Friar News Briefs – May 2020

Updates about Casey Cole, David Convertino, Dan Horan, Brian Jordan, Ciduoane Joseph, Christopher Keenan, Kevin Mackin, Jim Sabak, Roberto Serrano, Jay Woods and others

Distance Teaching and Learning at SBU, Siena Concluding with Virtual Commencements

St. Bonaventure University and Siena College were among higher educational institutions that moved quickly to remote teaching when pandemic shut down the country

Through St. Francis Builds, St. Camillus Parishioners Help Puerto Rico

January trip to Maunabo – community devastated by Hurricane Maria --gives opportunity to clean “major messes” while seeing beauty

Getting Creative: Friars Sustain and Strengthen Fraternity

Virtual get-togethers, new seating logistics for prayer and meals, and other creative ways friars are maintaining fraternity – and distance

Serving Food to Needy Communities During the Pandemic

Formation students in Chicago provide hundreds of sandwiches to Port Ministries, while postulants help struggling people in Langley Park, Maryland

The Order During the Pandemic

Updates about General Curia life from Caoimhín Ó Laoide, Franciscans International, Ramadan, Brazil’s Franciscan Tent, The Book of the Conformity