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

About the Photo

The photo this week is of Brennan Connelly distributing ashes at Holy Cross Church in the Bronx, N.Y. It was taken by Octavio Duran.

SBU Commissions Katrina Volunteers on Ash Wednesday

Bonas will have a special service to invite those gathered to undertake the inner journey of spirit that is the essence of the Lenten season and to commission for service those who have volunteered to spend their Spring Break helping the victims of Katrina.

News from Siena College

Student donation to area soup kitchen; Lenten music program scheduled; Summer renovations are planned.

John Heffernan Moves to Lima

John Heffernan moved to Lima, Peru, on Feb. 27. He can be reached at the address of the friars in Lima.

Arch Street Friars Begin the Lenten Journey

On Feb. 27, the friars had their Day of Prayer in preparation for Lent at Miramar Retreat House in Duxbury, Massachusetts.

‘Ethics of Physician Participation in Military Interrogations’

Dan Sulmasy spoke on "The Ethics of Physician Participation in Military Interrogations" at the military's medical school in Bethesda, Md., on Feb. 23.

Bernardine Ward Dies at 93

Bernardine Ward, 93 years of age, a professed Franciscan Friar for 68 years and a priest for 63 years, died on Feb. 25 at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

Provincial Directory Available On-line

The 2006 Provincial Directory is on its way to the printers and should soon be in the mail to all friars.

Note from the Provincial

We have received an invitation from Bishop Joseph Gossman of Raleigh, North Carolina, to consider staffing the university parish and hospital ministry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Franciscan Presence at World Peace Forum

The National Council of the Secular Franciscan Order in Canada is hosting a gathering of the Franciscan Family in Vancouver in conjunction with the World Peace Forum from June 23-28.