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

Ministerial Development Directorate Meets

On March 14 the directorate met at 31st Street in New York to continue its discussion on the state of partnership in Holy Name Province.

Pilgrimage of the San Damiano Crucifix

The Crucifix which spoke to St. Francis is now making its way through Italy. This pilgrimage initiated from the chapel of San Damiano in Assisi on September 24, 2005, following a celebration presided over by the General Minster General, Br. José Rodriguez Carballo.

Recent Franciscan Martyrs

On the March 24, the day of prayer and fasting instituted by John Paul II to remember all those who gave their life for Christ, the Order remembered all the friar martyrs of the 800 years of our history.

Immigration Reform Moves in Right Direction

On March 27, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Senate sent an immigration reform bill for consideration to the entire Senate. This bill is clearly a marked improvement over previous legislative efforts that were more concerned about punishing immigrants than addressing the reality of the current situation.

Raleigh Parish Responds to Immigration Reform

During the months of January and February, the JPIC Ministries here at St. Francis of Assisi in Raleigh, N.C., held a four-part workshop of the state and status of immigration and its impact nationally and locally.

HNP Ministers to Latino Prisoners

The friars of Holy Name Province are well known for their long and dedicated service to prisoners, and the Cephas Program is one expression of that.

HNP Announces Financial Support to St. Bonaventure

At the recent St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees meeting on campus, trustees and guests attended a festive evening reception hosted by the friars on St. Patrick's Day. During the course of that reception, John O'Connor took the opportunity to express the friars' on-going appreciation and support for the University and announce the province's gift to the University's campaign.

New or Changed Addresses

Robert Lynch has new e-mail address

Ministry of the Word on TV

Kevin Cronin will be presenting a three-part "Lenten Retreat Special" on Telecare, the television station of the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

HNP Wellness Subcommittee Meets

The fundamental philosophy emerging is that, as a committee, we wish to "empower the friars to be responsible for their own health care."