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HNP Today

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

Students Arrive at Colleges for New School Year

Siena community returns to campus with interim president, St. Bonaventure University starts year with events and new friar staff member

Order Update: Minister General Injured in Biking Accident and Other News

General vicar assumes Michael Perry’s responsibilities while he recovers in Chicago

Status of the Order Today

Dominic Monti provides update about OFM membership

Butler Parishioner Honored with Francis Medal

Michael Sciarra of St. Anthony’s Parish recognized on Aug. 18 for contributions by Knights of Columbus

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry Celebrates History, Seeks New Associate Director

FVM welcomes applicants, holds 30th anniversary celebration and orientation for 2019-20 participants

18 Years Later, Friar-FDNY Chaplain Shares 9/11 Reflections

Visits, spiritual counseling, funerals, and a ministry of presence make 9/11 a part of this friar’s daily life

Franciscan Influences: Embracing the Leper

Durham parish’s music director describes her reason for leaving a safe place to advocate for the “amazing gift of the world around us”

Five Friars Commemorate 65th Anniversary of Profession

Julian Davies, Hugh Hines, Bernardine Kessing, Emmet Murphy and Benedict Taylor renew vows at a Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Nursing Home in New Jersey

Reflection: Labor Day and the Breadline

Fr. Brian Jordan writes about a moment of encounter between the homeless and a group of construction workers

Friar News Briefs

Updates about David Blake, Michael Calabria, Dominic Monti, Patrick Sieber, Patrick Tuttle, James Vacco and others