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HNP Today

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

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Relatives of Kevin Mullen and Frank Sevola have died

Celebrating St. Anthony Shrine’s Friars and Outreach to Those in Need

Tom Conway says team of 20+ friars at Boston’s Church on Arch Street was humbled by the support at the fourth annual Franciscan Dinner, the largest fundraising event of the year that helps sustain 30 ministries and outreach initiatives serving the poor, homeless and marginalized, as well as those who seek peace, prayer and reconciliation

Remembering Well: The Healing Journey of Grief

For November, the month of the dead, Joe Quinn – a friar with many years’ experience working with the terminally ill and their loved ones -- describes importance of confronting the mystery of death

Friars Meet in California to Discuss Hispanic Ministry

Participants of 7th Juntos como Hermanos gathering at Mission San Luis Rey listen to two speakers share trends and recommendations

Friar News Briefs

Updates about David Convertino, Francis Di Spigno, Dan Dwyer, Mario Gomez, Kevin Mackin, Dominic Monti, James Sabak, Paul Santoro, Frank Sevola, Patrick Tuttle and others

Vocation Efforts Expand at Siena

Dinner, prayer and conversation on a Wednesday evening at friary in Loudonville, N.Y., proved to be the largest vocation discernment event in Siena College history – thanks to collaborate friar effort

Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans

Friar from Immaculate Conception Province and four Franciscan sisters have died

Film Festival Highlights Challenges of Migrants and Cry of the Poor

Gospel messages evident in 25+ movies showcased at Migrant Center’s 6th independent and foreign films festival that featured Joe Nangle as speaker and attracted large numbers of attendees during the three-day event

NYC Parish Concludes 175th Anniversary Commemoration on Feast Day of St. Francis

With trumpets blaring and voices lifted in song, Cardinal Timothy Dolan celebrates Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church on 31st Street to close 12 months of festivities for its 175th anniversary

Province Prepares for Structural Change

After two years of studying the sustainability of HNP’s 30 Fraternities in Mission, the Provincial Administration sets Jan. 3 as date when it will announce which ministerial sites will be sustained by friars and those from which Province will withdraw in 2020