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HNP Today

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

Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans

Friar from English-speaking Conference province, two Franciscan sisters have died

Retreats Provide Friars Setting for Facing Fraternal Ecology Transitions

Eighteen friars find comfort, support and resources at gatherings designed to help them through Province’s decision to withdraw from nine Fraternities-in-Mission

Profile: Scott Brookbank Marks 25 Years as a Friar

A weekend retreat changed everything for Rochester, New York, native after leaving behind a career as a special education teacher to pursue religious vocation

Franciscan Influences: Catholic Education

Two students at The Franciscan School express gratitude for impact of friars, teachers, and unique spirit of community

Kyle Haden Writes Book on Christian Nationalism

What began as a self-reflection leads SBU instructor to second book as a friar, a literary work in which he characterizes Christian nationalism as a betrayal of Jesus’ teachings.


Rodolfo Ramon-Cabrera accepted into Province

Province Extends Sympathy to Families of Deceased

Wife of former friar Fred McCarthy and relatives of Dominic Monti, Chris Possh have died

‘Laudato Si’’ Week Promoted by Curia

Coronavirus educational videos, JPIC programs, St. Barbara Province’s Franciscan Legacy Day, and other news around the Order

SPUFY Friars Gather to Share and Learn

Six friars professed under five years spend time together, deepening connections and encouraging one another

Working for Those at the Border — from Arizona and New York

Secular Franciscan describes Joe Kotula’s efforts to help migrants and educate others