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

Pope Appoints Pontifical Legate

On Feb. 21, the Pope appointed Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, as Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi.

General Definitorium Meets

A report on the January meeting of the OFM General Definitorium is available on-line.

Franciscan Solidarity Experience and World Social Forum

During the last two weeks in January, Franciscan men and women, both religious and seculars, gathered together in Caracas, Venezuela to promote Franciscan solidarity. We did this so that together we could inspire a Franciscan response of peace in a world where injustice, violence, and war are ever present.

About the Photo

The photo this week is of Brennan Connelly distributing ashes at Holy Cross Church in the Bronx, N.Y. It was taken by Octavio Duran.

SBU Commissions Katrina Volunteers on Ash Wednesday

Bonas will have a special service to invite those gathered to undertake the inner journey of spirit that is the essence of the Lenten season and to commission for service those who have volunteered to spend their Spring Break helping the victims of Katrina.

News from Siena College

Student donation to area soup kitchen; Lenten music program scheduled; Summer renovations are planned.

John Heffernan Moves to Lima

John Heffernan moved to Lima, Peru, on Feb. 27. He can be reached at the address of the friars in Lima.

Arch Street Friars Begin the Lenten Journey

On Feb. 27, the friars had their Day of Prayer in preparation for Lent at Miramar Retreat House in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

‘Ethics of Physician Participation in Military Interrogations’

Dan Sulmasy spoke on "The Ethics of Physician Participation in Military Interrogations" at the military's medical school in Bethesda, Md., on Feb. 23.

Bernardine Ward Dies at 93

Bernardine Ward, 93 years of age, a professed Franciscan Friar for 68 years and a priest for 63 years, died on Feb. 25 at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.