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HNP Today

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

Installation Mass at Sacred Heart in Tampa

Even though the friars have been at Sacred Heart Church in Tampa since last July, this Jan. 8 was the day when Bishop Robert Lynch of the Diocese of St. Petersburg was able to come to install Andrew Reitz as the first Franciscan pastor of Sacred Heart Church and officially welcome the friars to Tampa.

Peace in the Truth

Peace is an irrepressible yearning present in the heart of each person, regardless of his or her particular cultural identity.

Martin Luther King Remembered

On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King was shot by James Earl Ray, while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., where he was to lead a march of sanitation workers protesting against low wages and poor working conditions. He was only 39 at the time of his death.

New E-Mail Address

Tom Vigliotta has a new e-mail address.

Phil’s Chortle

One day while he was at the track betting on the ponies and nearly losing his shirt, Mitch noticed a priest who stepped out onto the track and blessed the forehead of one of the horses lining up for the fourth race.

Wanting to Dance

A friend of the Province is alluded to in an article in today's New York Times concerning the role of drinking in English culture.

Conventual Minister General Responds to Critics of Assisi Friars

The General Minister of the Conventuals has responded to critics of the friars in Assisi after the recent publication of Pope Benedict's motu proprio.

Assisi Pilgrimage

Quincy University is organizing a pilgrimage to Assisi for students and faculty between May 15-26. Two spots are still available. All friars are welcome to join the group.

College Group Spends Break Helping Poor

Kevin Daly accompanied a van-load of Siena College students on a journey to Philadelphia, where they assisted at St. Francis Inn for a week during Christmas break.

The Three Kings

At St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Camden, on Epiphany weekend, John Coughlin, Jud Weiksnar and their deacon Tito Miranda, blessed 66 houses.