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HNP Today

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

Ecumenical Advocacy Days: A Huge Success

For the second year, friars and ministries of Holy Name Province joined with nearly 1,000 people from more than 33 denominations in the Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice in Washington, D.C., March 10-13.

Cancelled Stamp Program Cancelled

Tom Fox reports that the Poor Clares are no longer collecting cancelled stamps as a way to raise money.

‘Franciscan Idol’

The Antoniano - a Franciscan media ministry in Bologna, Italy - each year organizes a concert for Italian and European television called Zecchino d'Oro (Golden Coin). The Antoniano is searching for a child singer and an original song to be sung as the U.S. contribution.

Immigration Successes and Failures in Camden

One of our St. Anthony's parishioners, Camden City Council President Angel Fuentes, introduced a resolution that was unanimously passed by the Council denouncing H.R. 4437.

News from the Novitiate

Two weeks ago, the novices came back from a very special retreat in Aston, Pa. We had followed the Rule of St. Francis for Hermitages for 10 days.

Update on 31st Street Building Project

Construction continues to go well on the new building at 31st Street. They are currently getting ready to pour the 26th floor.

Francis de Paul Kealy Passes Away

Father Francis de Paul Kealy, OFM, 83 years of age, a professed friar for 60 years and a priest for 55 years, died on March 11 at Holy Name Friary, Ringwood, N.J.

Bishop John Burke Dies Suddenly

Most Reverend John J. Burke, OFM, bishop of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil, an alumnus of Holy Name Province, died March 14 in Brazil, during surgery to stop massive internal bleeding. John would have been 71 years of age on March 16. He has been a professed Franciscan friar for 50 years, a priest for 45 years, and a Bbishop for 10 years. John would have celebrated his 11th anniversary of ordination to the episcopate on March 25.

Conventuals Release Soup Kitchen Documentary

The Conventual Friars announced the release of a short documentary film from three-time Emmy Award winning filmmaker Mary K. Fields Korfhage. The Franciscan Shelter House is an outreach program located in the Smoketown neighborhood of Louisville.

Visit to the Province of Vietnam

The General Minister, José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM, visited the Province of St. Francis in Vietnam Feb. 23-28. It is the first time that a General Minister of the Order officially visited the Province, thanks to a special visa given by the government of Vietnam.