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HNP Today

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

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

Religious Brothers Day Highlights Workers

Friars Brian Belanger, Fred Dilger, Karl Koenig, Kevin McGoff, Richard McFeely and Juan Turcios describe their appreciation for lives as brothers

Summer Franciscan Courses to Be Held Online

Franciscan Institute, Franciscan School of Theology accepting registrants for 2020 summer sessions

Province Establishes Franciscan Relief Fund

Initiative helps workers in food, hospitality and service industries during pandemic

Earth Day Reflections on Environment and Pandemic

Friars Tom Gallagher, Ignatius Harding, Joe Nangle, Gene Pistacchio, Patrick Tuttle and five partners-in-ministry comment on recent statement by Pope Francis