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

Mt. Irenaeus Begins Web Site Enhancements

The Web site of Mr. Irenaeus, the Franciscan Retreat Center in Western New York, is being redesigned by a group of alumni, professionals and a graduate intern from St. Bonaventure University to feature more interactive ways of servicing its visitors.

Arch Street Players Premier The Francis Story

The Arch Street Players of St. Anthony Shrine in Boston premiered The Francis Story,' a dramatic one-act musical on the life of St. Francis of Assisi, on Oct. 1. Well attended by more than a hundred people, the musical drew rave reviews.

Siena’s Saints Enrich Community

Siena College's Athletic Department involves itself in the Capital Region community through student-athletes and coaches making appearances in local classrooms and hospitals and volunteering of hundreds of hours helping in area organizations. The Adopt-a School program is especially successful.

SBU Commemorates National Disability Awareness Month

St. Bonaventure University is celebrating the 18th annual National Disability Awareness Month in October with several events including a family fun walk, a children's contest and a forum. The theme this year is "Positive Images of People with Disabilities."

Ground Zero’s T-Beam Cross Relocated, Reblessed

For Christians, the cross has always been a symbol of hope, but the cross found under the rubble of debris of the World Trade Center is also a symbol of perseverance, especially for those who spent long days searching round the clock for signs of life after the towers collapsed on Sept.11.

Province Celebrates Transitus of St. Francis

The Transitus was celebrated in honor of the feast of St. Francis at many of HNP's chuches last week. This article features the events held in Providence, Boston, Butler and New York.

FI Reps Meet With Iranian President

Michael Perry, OFM, coordinator of the Africa Desk of Franciscans International, and Elias Mallon, SA, were invited to be part of a 40-member delegation that met with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Midwest Provinces Study Restructuring

The leadership team of the Franciscan Friars of Sacred Heart Province in the Archdiocese of St. Louis met last month with three other Franciscan provinces to continue discussions on restructuring.

Siena Poll Predicts Democratic Sweep in NY

Democrats, led by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, could be positioned for an electoral sweep in New York that would leave them in control of every statewide elected office for the first time in more than six decades, according to Siena College's Research Institute.

HNP Hispanic Committee Researches Needs

Members of the Hispanic Committee met last week to listen to the observations and concerns of Raleigh/Durham friars and their partners in ministry regarding Hispanic ministry.