NEW YORK — Over the past year, the Provincial newsletter covered a variety of topics, including friar celebrations and milestones, the loss of several brothers, the state of Holy Name Province, Hurricane Sandy.
One of the most widely-read stories of the past year was the January tribute to friars celebrating their anniversaries of profession and ordination.
A review of this and other popular stories in HNP Today provides a glimpse of the events that most interest the more than 1,400 subscribers to HNP Today. Below are the most-read articles of each of the newsletter’s 26 issues produced in 2012.
|Jan. 4||Province Announces 2012 Jubilarians, Remembers Deceased|
|Jan. 18||Student Friars Gather for Annual Formation Intersession|
|Feb. 1||Secular Franciscans Change Acronym|
|Feb. 15||Parishioners, Friars Honor Reginald Redlon for 90th Birthday|
|Feb. 29||Friars Bid Farewell to Rhode Island Parish|
|March 14||Province Announces Closing of Boston Retirement Friary|
|March 28||Jubilee Celebration Set for June 21|
|April 11||SBU Formalizes Relationship with Holy Name Province|
|April 25||Province Accepts Friar Joseph Cavoto on April 16|
|May 9||Council Approves Four Friars for Solemn Profession|
|May 23||Formation Update: Postulants, Novices Learn at Workshops|
|June 6||Franciscan Friars Release Letter Supporting Sisters|
|June 20||First Lady Comes to North Jersey Parish to Support Bodyguard’s Family|
|July 4||Twelve Friars Honored for Profession Anniversaries|
|July 18||Poor Clares Gather at SBU to Commemorate 800th Anniversary|
|Aug. 1||St. Petersburg Friary Builds a Chapel|
|Aug. 15||Holy Name Province Now Sixth Largest in Order|
|Aug. 29||Beginning a Year of Prayer and Study|
|Sept. 12||Services Held for Jude Murphy|
|Sept. 26||Retirement Residences Welcome Renovations|
|Oct. 10||Commemoration of Patron Saint Features Friar Lectures|
|Oct. 24||Services Held for Flavian Walsh|
|Nov. 7||‘Superstorm’ Sandy Slams East Coast Ministries|
|Nov. 21||For Jersey Shore Friars, Displacements and Community Help Abound|
|Dec. 5||Funeral Services Set for Brennan Connelly|
|Dec. 19||Historic Meeting Focuses on Future of Franciscan Life, Mission in U.S.|
Data used to determine the top stories was collected from the Province’s email distribution system, which tracks reader activity on HNP.org.
The Communications Office strives to offer articles that interest friars as well as friends of Holy Name Province. Readers of HNP Today can suggest a topic by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Non-HNP members who wish to receive the biweekly newsletter by email should fill out the subscription form.
The distribution dates of upcoming issues of HNP Today — along with deadlines for submission of information — are:
· Jan. 30 by Jan. 23
· Feb. 13 by Feb. 6
· Feb. 27 by Feb. 20
· March 13 by March 6
— Compiled by Maria Hayes