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HNP Today

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

Profile of the Order Today

The membership data for the Order, as of Dec. 31, 2005, has been published. This shows that the Order as a whole is continuing to lose membership.

Father Theodore Blackowski Dies

Theodore Anthony (Stanislaus) Blackowski, 87 years of age, a professed Franciscan friar for 65 years and a priest for 60 years, died on June 8 at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

June Fraternitas Available

The Order's newsletter, Fraternitas, is now available at

Poor Clares Recovering from Accident

On May 6, four sisters from the Wappingers Falls Poor Clare Community were in a car accident.

SBU Vocation Journey Project Receives Grant

The initiative supports church-related, liberal arts colleges and universities in order to identify and nurture a new generation of highly talented and religiously committed leaders for church and society.

E-Mail Address Changes

Martin Bednar has a new e-mail address.

Embracing the Excluded of Today

The proceedings of the Second International JPIC Congress held in Uberlândia, Brazil, are now available online.

Instrumentum Laboris Available

The Instrumentum Laboris for the Order's Extraordinary General Chapter next September is also available there.

As Seen through the Eyes of Four Children

To raise public awareness of the global AIDS pandemic on the 25th anniversary of the Centers for Disease Control report that identified the disease, an African village is being re-created June 20-24 in New York's Grand Central Terminal.

St. Anthony Shrine Adds Legal Clinic

St. Anthony Shrine is adding a new ministry this week. The legal advice center will open on June 7.