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HNP Today

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

Francis Medal Presented to Three at Manhattan Parish

Larry Ford honors Jacqueline Espinal, Jack Gherity and Mary Widhalm on feast of St. Bonaventure

Sharing Stories from Frontlines of Healthcare

HNP health and wellness director and friars James O'Connell and Matthew Pravetz describe what it’s like to do healthcare work during coronavirus outbreak

Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans

Members of Sacred Heart, Ireland and Sr. Casimir provinces, and four Franciscans sisters have died

General Chapter Change and Other OFM News

2021 meeting moved to Rome; Franciscans embrace renewable energy, Michael Perry releases letters related to feasts of Portiuncola and Clare

Province Announces New Leaders

Kevin Mullen and Larry Hayes re-elected as Provincial Minister and Vicar, one new councilor appointed

Formation: Interprovincial Novitiate Receives Ten

Five HNP members living as novices at Old Mission Santa Barbara after July 15 reception


New assignments for Xavier de la Huerta and Robert Frazzetta

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Relatives of Frank Critch, Bill McIntyre and the late Robert Nee have died

Body of John Lambert Rowan Moved to Allegany

James Vacco oversees reburial of friar who died nearly 50 years ago

Order Offers Integral Ecology Course — Free and Online

Register for Laudato Si’ course, coordinated by Jacek Orzechowski, that begins Sept. 7 and features varied Franciscan speakers