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

Bona Responds to Katrina Disaster

St. Bonaventure University students and faculty have organized a major Hurricane Katrina relief effort - BonaResponds - to the Gulf Region. Over 200 students have volunteered - 10% of the total student population.

Ministry of the Word Report to the Provincial

We offered the Provincial a brief overview of the Ministry of the Word since 1984 when Roderic Petrie and Brennan Connelly renewed the ministry of the itinerant preacher and changed the name from the Mission Band to the Ministry of the Word.

Address and Telephone Changes

Paul Osborne has a new address in Brazil; Khoa Nguyen has a new address in Vietnam; Robert Lynch has a new e-mail address; Richard Biasiotto has a new telephone number.

EPA Seeks Award Applicants

The hunt is on for congregations ready to serve as examples and receive recognition for their energy cost-cutting efforts.

Resources for Third Anniversary of War

As you may be aware, March 20 marks the third anniversary of the beginning of hostilities in Iraq. The on-going war in Iraq continues to be a subject of much division and heartache.

SBU Graduate Scholarships Offered

St. Bonaventure University will be offering Dean's Graduate Scholarships for the summer and fall of 2006. Among those who can apply for these scholarships are students beginning work on graduate degrees in Franciscan Studies.

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.