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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

Frank Critch’s aunt, and brothers of Kevin Mackin and Valerian Vaverchak have died

Five Franciscan Novices Profess First Vows

Kevin Mullen receives vows of three HNP members at ceremony at Old Mission Santa Barbara

This Month in Provincial History

Notable August events include 800th anniversary of the birth of St. Clare

Justice and Peace Retreat Focuses on Hope and on Value of Francis in Trying Times

Friars and laypeople gather in North Carolina to exchange ideas on political reality and creating a new paradigm in footsteps of Jesus and Francis

Friars Participate in Brazil Anniversary Celebration

75 years of ministry marked in jubilee Mass

‘Clouds and Sun’ Podcast Series Reaches 200th Installment

Dan Riley collaborates electronically with SBU graduate to reach people around the globe, spreading message of God in Mt. Irenaeus style

Reflection: St. Clare and the Wisdom of Lady Poverty

Daniel Lanahan writes about the freedom we find when we are released from the desire to possess

Summer Reflections from Holy Name Friary

Ringwood resident Philip O’Shea shares thoughts on recent events and the need for prayer

Franciscan Influences: Developing Relationships through Shared Meals

Former FVM and missioner shares lessons learned from cooking, prison ministry and work at SBU

Friar News Briefs

Updates about Michael Calabria, Ross Chamberland, Casey Cole, James Vacco and others