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HNP Today

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

Welcoming the Stranger: Franciscans and Immigration

In December 2005, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill calling for severe border enforcement and punishing measures for immigrants. Many of you may have recently heard about this bill when Cardinal Roger Mahony of Los Angeles spoke out about it.

Lenten Statement

As we begin our Lenten observance this year, we would do well to fix our eyes on Jesus, to enter with him into the spirit of those 40 days in preparation for the celebration of the Easter mysteries.

Lenten Beginnings at Saint Anthony Shrine

John Maganzini and Gregory Day, as members of the Religious Brothers Conference, were guests of Divine Word Brother Donald Champagne, superior and director of Miramar Retreat House in Duxbury, Mass., at their annual Mardi Gras celebration for diocesan and religious priests and brothers in the area.

Bona Responds to Katrina Disaster

St. Bonaventure University students and faculty have organized a major Hurricane Katrina relief effort - BonaResponds - to the Gulf Region. Over 200 students have volunteered - 10% of the total student population.

Ministry of the Word Report to the Provincial

We offered the Provincial a brief overview of the Ministry of the Word since 1984 when Roderic Petrie and Brennan Connelly renewed the ministry of the itinerant preacher and changed the name from the Mission Band to the Ministry of the Word.

Address and Telephone Changes

Paul Osborne has a new address in Brazil; Khoa Nguyen has a new address in Vietnam; Robert Lynch has a new e-mail address; Richard Biasiotto has a new telephone number.

EPA Seeks Award Applicants

The hunt is on for congregations ready to serve as examples and receive recognition for their energy cost-cutting efforts.

Resources for Third Anniversary of War

As you may be aware, March 20 marks the third anniversary of the beginning of hostilities in Iraq. The on-going war in Iraq continues to be a subject of much division and heartache.

SBU Graduate Scholarships Offered

St. Bonaventure University will be offering Dean's Graduate Scholarships for the summer and fall of 2006. Among those who can apply for these scholarships are students beginning work on graduate degrees in Franciscan Studies.

Still Saving Souls

This picture is from Kevin Cronin's last mission, which he did in February in Florida. It was his biggest mission in 13 years!