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

66th Commencement at Siena College

Siena College anticipates awarding more than 800 baccalaureate degrees at the college's 66th annual commencement ceremony May 21.

Ken Himes Protests Honorary Degree for Rice

Kenneth Himes and another faculty member at Boston College have written a letter denouncing the decision to invite Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at the school's graduation and give her an honorary degree.

Solemn Profession Scheduled

The solemn profession of George Corrigan, Zachary Elliott, Emerson Rodriguez-Delgado and Gonzalo de Jesus Torres has been scheduled for noon on Saturday, Sept. 9, at St. Francis, West 31st Street, New York.

Francis Medals to be Presented

In gratitude for their selfless work on the HNP sexual misconduct compliance board, Martha Keener (former chair) and Bob Hazlett are going to be honored with Francis Medals at a Mass at St. Bonaventure's in Paterson at 4 p.m. on May 21. If any friars are interested in attending and/or concelebrating, please let Jim Kelly know at (201) 791-1499 so that enough food can be ordered for the celebratory dinner that follows.

Major Transition Announced for Friars’ Ministry in Providence

As a result of discussions that have taken place over the past several months between the Province and the Diocese of Providence, the friars' ministry there will be entering a major transition.

Become a ‘Virtual Marcher’ to End Genocide in Darfur!

Even if you were not able to march this past Sunday, you can become a "virtual marcher."

Louis Vitale Released from Jail

Louis Vitale, OFM, former provincial of the St. Barbara Province, in jail for protests at the School of the Americas, was released April 30.

FI Newsletter Available

The latest issue of the Franciscan International newsletter is now available on the Web.

May Fraternitas Available

The May issue of the Order's newsletter, Fraternitas, is now available on the Web.

Update on Immigration Reform

This week saw the next step in the efforts to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. Several HNP ministries participated in prayer and rallies on May 1.