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

Retirement Workshop

An ad hoc committee of the sick and retired directorate is studying retirement programs developed by other religious communities and working on a proposal for a workshop for Holy Name Province friars who are transitioning into retirement.

31st Street Building Update

The general contractor now believes the friars will be able to move in by the end of February 2007.

Chief Financial Officer Sought

The Franciscan friars of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio, are seeking a qualified person to assume full time administration of the community's finances.

Friar in Peace Delegation

Louis Vitale, OFM, former provincial of St. Barbara Province, was part of a 12-person peace delegation which met with Iraqi parliamentarians here.

Franciscans House 2,300 Mideast Conflict Refugees

The Franciscans in the Holy Land housed some 2,300 persons displaced by the recent Lebanese-Israeli conflict, saying that it is what St. Francis would have done,

Mea Culpa, Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa!

Yoshio Sato, a "Hibakusha" (atomic bomb survivor), began simply:"On August 6, 1945, I was exposed to the atomic bomb at just one kilometer away from ground zero in Hiroshima."

Sister Margaret Carney Honored with a Festschrift

The high point of the year for the Franciscan Institute is the feast of St. Bonaventure, the patron saint of SBU, recognized during a two-day celebration, marked by a feast day liturgy, dinner and academic convocation.

Open Ears, Electric Faith

"Music, energy, faith, and hope pulsated within the Notre Dame University field house and ricocheted off the walls," declared Monsignor Hugh Shields, vicar for Hispanic ministry in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Remembering Creation in October

During the month of October, many of our ministries take time to consider the impact and call of the life of St. Francis for our world today.

Commemorating September 11th

The fourth annual "9-11 Father Mychal Judge Walk of Remembrance" will be held on Sunday, Sept. 10, beginning at 8 a.m. at St. Francis Church on West 31st Street in New York City.