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HNP Today

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

ESC JPIC Animators Meet

The JPIC animators of the English-speaking Conference met in Washington, D.C., March 8-9 at the Franciscan Mission Service.

Brian Jordan Gives St. Pat’s Invocation

Brian Jordan delivered the invocation at the St. Patrick's Day Governor's Breakfast on March 17, hosted by Honorable George E. Pataki, governor of the state of New York, and the Ireland Chamber of Commerce in the U.S. The Governor's Breakfast was held in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

SPUFY Meets in St. Petersburg

Seven friars, all solemnly professed for less than five years, met in St. Petersburg for their semi-annual meeting.

News from Siena

John Van Hook is Emeritus Professor, Dennis Tamburello will have a sabbatical in Spring, 2007, and other news.

Innovative Lenten Programs at UGA

As part of its Lenten programs, the Catholic Center at the University of Georgia was pleased to host two special events during the week of March 5.

Web Page and Memorial Mass for John Burke

Deacon Andy Golden of St. Peter the Apostle Parish in River Edge, N.J. reports that they have created a memorial page for Bishop John Burke.

Humanitarian Aid Never a Crime

At last week's Provincial Council meeting, the Council added Holy Name Province's name to those in support of the "Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime" campaign being sponsored by the organization No More Deaths.

Dominic Monti and Fran Di Spigno in Peru

Dominic Monti and Francis Di Spigno are currently visiting our mission in Peru.

A Good Way to Go To Confession

"I was in Manhattan so I dropped into St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street, the home office for confession."

Franciscans Speak Out on Immigration

Between 40,000 and 50,000 people gathered on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on March 7 to demand comprehensive immigration reform and not the punitive anti-immigrant legislation going through now. Franciscans from several ministries were in full participation at this historic event.