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HNP Today

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

Allegany Church Reopens After Renovations

St. Bonaventure Parish in Western New York holds dedication and dinner marking the opening of refreshed historic building, called by pastor a ‘family home’ for prayer and fellowship


New assignments announced for Peter Fiore, Steve Pavignano

Province Communities Observe Martin Luther King Holiday

Benedict Taylor recalls inspiring conversation with civil rights leader, as other friars and ministries remember Dr. King’s message with special events

Franciscan Volunteer Ministry Welcomes New Staff Member

Emma Edwards describes admiration for FVMs as 2019-20 volunteers immerse themselves in service at Durham, Philadelphia and Silver Spring ministries

Friars Extend Sympathy to Families of Deceased

A former friar and relatives of Timothy Dauenhauer, Michael Harlan, Brian Smail have died

Franciscan Influences: Community, Generosity and Prudence on a Small Campus

SBU alumnus describes how friars’ welcoming spirit affected a decision and his life

Minister General Returns to Rome and Other News Around the Order

Christmas message from minister general, recent publications, participation in UN Climate Conference and other OFM updates

Lithuanian Friars Commemorate 30 Years of Resumed Ministry

ESC secretary Patrick McCloskey describes recent celebratory events

Franciscans International Marks Three Decades of Human Rights Work

Franciscans International Marks 30th Anniversary

Friars Celebrate Christmas With Prayer, Parties

Photos display holiday festivities around Province