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

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.

Friar Assignments

Francis Storms has been assigned to Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

The Provincial’s Schedule

John O'Connor's schedule for the next few weeks.

Provincial Council Meeting

The highlights of the February Provincial Council meeting.

New Orleans Parish to Reopen

St. Mary of the Angels Church in New Orleans, staffed by the friars of St. John Baptist Province, will reopen under the care of the friars but its school will not, according to a "Pastoral Plan for the Next Stage of Recovery" announced Feb. 9 by Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans.

News from the Poor Clares of Wappingers Falls

Sister Mary Michael was elected Abbess of the Poor Clare Community in Wappingers Falls, N.Y.

A Friar Goes Before the Judge

Our trial began Jan. 30. Since I was still at Muscogee County Jail, we were taken in custody (hand-cuffs and leg shackles) to court. The group of 37 defendants had been broken down, as it was not a large courtroom.

Pope Appoints Pontifical Legate

On Feb. 21, the Pope appointed Cardinal Attilio Nicora, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, as Pontifical Legate for the Basilicas of St. Francis and of St. Mary of the Angels in Assisi.

General Definitorium Meets

A report on the January meeting of the OFM General Definitorium is available on-line.

Franciscan Solidarity Experience and World Social Forum

During the last two weeks in January, Franciscan men and women, both religious and seculars, gathered together in Caracas, Venezuela to promote Franciscan solidarity. We did this so that together we could inspire a Franciscan response of peace in a world where injustice, violence, and war are ever present.