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HNP Today

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

Dennis Tamburello Posts on Religion

Dennis Tamburello has begun a new venture this week as one of the religion bloggers for the Albany Times Union. He will post comments regularly on religious and moral topics in the news, and occasionally about his own experiences as a friar. His blog can be accessed at

Friar in the News

Dan Dwyer was interviewed in a story about the pope on Channel 9 News in Albany, N.Y.

Motorcyclists Blessed in the Bronx

Motorcyclists converged on Holy Cross Church in the Bronx for the annual Blessing of the Motorcycles on April 1.

Provincial Council Meets

The Provicial Council met March 15-16 at the Provincial Offices in New York City. These are the highlights of that meeting.

Ministerial Development Directorate Meets

On March 14 the directorate met at 31st Street in New York to continue its discussion on the state of partnership in Holy Name Province.

Pilgrimage of the San Damiano Crucifix

The Crucifix which spoke to St. Francis is now making its way through Italy. This pilgrimage initiated from the chapel of San Damiano in Assisi on September 24, 2005, following a celebration presided over by the General Minster General, Br. José Rodriguez Carballo.

Recent Franciscan Martyrs

On the March 24, the day of prayer and fasting instituted by John Paul II to remember all those who gave their life for Christ, the Order remembered all the friar martyrs of the 800 years of our history.

Immigration Reform Moves in Right Direction

On March 27, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate sent an immigration reform bill for consideration to the entire Senate. This bill is clearly a marked improvement over previous legislative efforts that were more concerned about punishing immigrants than addressing the reality of the current situation.

Raleigh Parish Responds to Immigration Reform

During the months of January and February, the JPIC Ministries here at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, N.C., held a four-part workshop of the state and status of immigration and its impact nationally and locally.

HNP Ministers to Latino Prisoners

The friars of Holy Name Province are well known for their long and dedicated service to prisoners, and the Cephas Program is one expression of that.