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

Friar Assignments

Frederick McKeever, Bernardine Kessing and William Fitzgerald have new assignments.

A New Hungarian Province Erected

The General Minister erected a new province in Hungary on June 24, the result of a merger of the provinces of St. Mary and of St. John Capistran.

Fire Guts California Retreat Center

A 100-year-old building at St. Francis Retreat Center just south of San Juan Bautista Mission in California burned June 23.

Siena Students Restore Cemetery

Siena students took part in an inter-faith trip to restore long-abandoned graves of a Belarus Jewish community massacred by Nazis during World War II.

New Baseball Complex at SBU

Ground has been broken for the new $900,000 baseball complex at St. Bonaventure University.

Friar Speaks at World Urban Forum

Jacques LaPointe was selected to be part of the official Canadian delegation at the U.N. World Urban Forum 3, in Vancouver, Canada.

Franciscan Institute to honor Alcuin Coyle

Alcuin Coyle and Luigi Pellegrini, OFM Cap, are the honorees for the 2006 festivities celebrating the feast of St. Bonaventure July 15-July 16 at St. Bonaventure University.

‘Topping Off’ Ceremony at New Building

John O'Connor, Jerome Massimino, members of the Provincial Office staff and friars from the St. Francis community made an inspection tour of the unfinished building on 31st Street. The tour was part of the "Topping Off" ceremonies that marked the completion of the 58-story structure.

Poor Clares Gather at SBU

Poor Clare nuns have gathered at St. Bonaventure University for the Poor Clare Enrichment Program, which runs from June 26 to July 14.

SBU Embraces Diversity with New Multicultural Center

St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney announced plans to open a new university center this August destined to serve as a place of community, collaboration and pro-active problem solving for students, faculty and staff.