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HNP Today

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

Still Saving Souls

This picture is from Kevin Cronin's last mission, which he did in February in Florida. It was his biggest mission in 13 years!

Friars on the Move at Arch Street

Philip O'Shea and Raphael Bonanno begin Lenten retreats, and updates on Brian Smail, John Maganzini and Gene Pistacchio.

Khoa Nguyen Defends Doctoral Thesis

Khoa Nguyen reports that he successfully defended his Doctor of Ministry thesis at the Catholic University of America last month. The Provincial Council has given him permission to return to Vietnam to teach.

Mathias Doyle Featured in St. Anthony Messenger

The March 2006 issue of St. Anthony Messenger features Mathias Doyle and his ministry in the Saint Anthony Shrine Lazarus Program.

Friar Assignments

Francis Storms has been assigned to Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

The Provincial’s Schedule

John O'Connor's schedule for the next few weeks.

Provincial Council Meeting

The highlights of the February Provincial Council meeting.

New Orleans Parish to Reopen

St. Mary of the Angels Church in New Orleans, staffed by the friars of St. John Baptist Province, will reopen under the care of the friars but its school will not, according to a "Pastoral Plan for the Next Stage of Recovery" announced Feb. 9 by Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans.

News from the Poor Clares of Wappingers Falls

Sister Mary Michael was elected Abbess of the Poor Clare Community in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

A Friar Goes Before the Judge

Our trial began Jan. 30. Since I was still at Muscogee County Jail, we were taken in custody (hand-cuffs and leg shackles) to court. The group of 37 defendants had been broken down, as it was not a large courtroom.