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

Francis Medals Presented to Lay Partners

John O'Connor presented Francis Medals to Robert Hazlett and Martha O'Reilly Keener at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., on May 21.

Hispanic Ministry Committee to Head South

We discussed immigration issues, the challenges facing Hispanic candidates for the diaconate, the change whereby friars in initial formation will go to Cochabamba after their first year of theology at HNC, and the improvement of frequency and quality of Spanish classes during initial formation.

JPIC Directorate Meets

Discussions ranged from strategizing about influencing the immigration debate in Congress to developing the plans to assist HNP ministries in twining with other ministries.

‘Archbishop Becomes Referee’

In an article with the headline "Archbishop Becomes Referee," the Sun Sentinel of South Florida reported that Archbishop Roberto González was instrumental in bringing political leaders together to resolve the recent fiscal crisis in Puerto Rico.

Heavenly Intervention?

At the running of the Preakness this past Saturday, the favored horse, Barbaro, the winner of the Kentucky Derby, suffered a major injury and was unable to complete the race. The winner was Bernardini, whose victory came on the feast of St. Bernardine of Siena.

New E-Mail Address

Edward Higgins has a new e-mail adress:

New Web Site for St. Francis Residences

St. Francis Friends of the Poor has a new Web site:

Wellness Committee ‘Meets’

The Wellness Committee met virtually through a conference call on May 15. They continued to flesh-out their role, operating philosophy, and future working plans.

Wellness Center at Shrine Hosts Clinic

The Wellness Center hosted a special health clinic at St. Anthony Shrine on May 20 for a local organization working primarily with African refugees in the Boston area.

Jubilee Celebrations at Arch Street

Members of the Province's profession class of 1956 gathered at St. Anthony Shrine in Boston to celebrate their golden jubilee with a Mass.