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HNP Today

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

Buffalo Friars to Celebrate Jubilees

Three friars in Buffalo will be celebrating their jubilees during a Mass on June 25.

Franciscan Family Weighs In on Immigration

More than 50 leaders of the Franciscan Family in the United States sent a letter to the Senate requesting the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

‘Come to the Desert’ Retreat

This private directed retreat is jointly sponsored by the Assumption, Guadalupe, Sacred Heart and John the Baptist Provinces. Friars from any OFM provinces are invited to attend.

JPIC Retreat A Success

The second annual JPIC Local Contacts Retreat was a great success. Eighteen Partners-in-Ministry and four friars from 15 ministries of the Province gathered May 5-7 at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center near Greensboro, N.C.

Hispanic Ministry in Anderson

St. Mary's has been able to welcome and incorporate a new community, different in culture and language, forging a new multi-cultural, multi-racial identity, all within seven years.

Edwin Robinson Recognized for Work

During his many years as a Franciscan priest, Edwin Robinson has been a teacher, a prison chaplain, a parish priest, a certified home health aide, a scholar, a university chaplain, and director of pastoral care at St. Cabrini Nursing Home. But a single syllable word affectionately uttered by a resident reveals another beloved, but unofficial role he plays: friend.

Charles Finnegan Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Charles Finnegan was awarded an honorary doctorate at Neumann College during the academic awards convocation there on April 21.

New E-Mail Address

Raphael Bonanno has a new e-mail address:

New Holy Cross Web Site

Holy Cross Parish in the Bronx has a new Web site:

Siena Art Exhibit in Hartford

Greg Zoltowski of the Siena College Creative Arts Department will be having a one-person show at the Clare Gallery at the Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry in Hartford, Conn.