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HNP Today

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

Parishes Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Parishes Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast celebrations include street processions, Las Mañanitas, Mariachi bands, dramatic reenactments, dancers in regalia, Mass and traditional fare


Simon Scanlon Writing Awards Entries Sought

The Way of St. Francis has established the annual Simon Scanlon Writing Awards in memory of their longtime editor and publisher, Simon Scanlon, OFM.

SBU’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern Seeks Director

The Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) at St. Bonaventure University is looking for a new director.

About the Photo

Friars from Holy Name College and the Custody of the Holy Land gathered on the Washington mall with those seeking justice for immigrants on April 9. The photo was taken by Octavio Duran.

Margate Phone Out

High winds and rain have disabled the main phone number at Margate. The friars there can be contacted on Boniface's line at (609) 822-6678 or via the fax at (609) 822-0601.

Bishops Release Justice for Immigrants Kit

The U.S. Catholic bishops have published a kit to help Catholics engage in a Justice for Immigrants campaign. The kit offers resources for parishes, schools, religious education and youth programs, and is available at

Memorial Mass for John Burke at Fair Lawn

The Church of St. Anne in Fair Lawn, N.J., will have a Memorial Mass for Bishop John Burke on May 20.

Sick and Retired Directorate Meets

St. Anthony Friary in Butler, N.J., was the setting for the most recent convening of the sick and retired directorate on April 18.

A Special Baptism in Raleigh

The baptism of a special young woman at St. Francis Parish appeared on the front page of the Raleigh News & Observer on Easter Sunday.

SBU Settles Lawsuit

St. Bonaventure University and its former athletic director have reached an amicable settlement of a lawsuit filed against the university.

Jack Coffey to Retire from SBU

John "Jack" Coffey, an affiliate of the Province and head chef at the friary at St. Bonaventure University, will retire after 45 years of service.