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

Dan Sulmasy Presents Report on Human Dignity

A Report was presented to the US President's Council on Bioethics on the concept of human dignity as it is applied to bioethics on Feb. 2 in Washington D.C

May Bonfils-Stanton Fund

All recipients of grants from the May Bonfils-Stanton Fund are reminded that progress reports are due no later than Feb. 28.

Days of Reflection and Renewal 2006: “The Grace of Our Origins”

A reminder that all friars are asked to register for one of the Days of Reflection and Renewal - "The Grace of Our Origins" program scheduled at one of these locations.

Visioning and Planning Committee

The newly formed Visioning and Planning Committee met a third time for an all day brainstorming meeting on January 27th at Holy Name Church on 96th Street.

Ministerial Development Directorate Meeting

On Jan. 31 the Ministerial Development Directorate met at the Provincial Offices for its third meeting of the year.

Five Receive Francis Award in Pompton Lakes

The Francis Award was presented to 5 individuals by John O'Connor on the weekend of Jan. 28. He was there to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary's as a parish.

The Grace of Our Origins

The grace of God intervenes. The Franciscan movement has begun.

Audience with the Holy Father

I was received by the Holy Father, Benedict XVI on the 26th of January. We spoke about the process being carried out by the Order as a preparation for the celebration of the VIII Centenary of its foundation during the personal meeting.

Friar Update

Christopher Dunn and Linh Hoang's mother have had surgery, and Robert Mayer withdraws from the formation program.

Siena Panelists to Discuss Frank McCourt’s Latest Memoir

Panelists at Siena College will examine multiple themes in McCourts collective memoirs which tell the story of an impoverished Irish Catholic immigrant to America.