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

St. Francis Legacy Commemorated in Song

Kevin McGoff sings with CONCORA, Connecticut’s premiere all-professional chorus, as part of a traveling musical program celebrating the life and legacy of St. Francis of Assisi.

Franciscan Center Participates in Day of Peace

The Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry sponsored two services on Sept. 21 to commemorate the International Day of Peace.

State Grant Strengthens SBU’s Quick Center as Cultural Resource

State Senator Catharine Young (R-Olean) announced earlier this month the award of a major grant to The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University.

St. Francis Hunger Banquet Raises Awareness and Funds

Nearly 500 persons participated in the fourth annual Hunger Banquet held by St. Francis Chapel and City Ministry Center on Sept. 20 to benefit The Poverello Center programs.

St. Anthony Shrine Named Best in Boston

The following quotes summarize the honor given to the Shrine . . .

Farewell to Editor Jim McIntosh

Jim McIntosh, who has gathered, edited and published the news of the friars for more than a year, is leaving his position with HNP Today after this week.

Provincial Council Highlights

At its September meeting, the Provincial Council voted unanimously to approve the request of the friar community at All Saints Church to be recognized as a formed community in Holy Name Province. Other topics were discussed.

Paul Slaby Dies

Brother Paul (Cyril) Slaby, OFM, 86, and a professed friar for 65 years, passed away early Wednesday morning, Sept. 27, at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J. An article about Paul will be available next week. At this time, funeral arrangements are incomplete. An Article about Paul will be available next week.

Long Beach Island Friars Seek Assistance

In our Rule, Francis exhorts us as brothers: “Let each one confidently make known his need to the others. . . “It is in that spirit that the friars in Beach Haven request assistance in their ministry.

Frederick McKeever Dies

Frederick McKeever, 79 years of age, a professed Franciscan for 57 years and a priest for 52 years, died unexpectedly on Sept. 22, at his family’s home in Valley Cottage (Rockland County), N.Y.