HNP Today’s Top Stories of 2014

Maria Hayes Friar News

NEW YORK — Last year was filled with change for the friars of Holy Name Province. The Provincial Chapter of 2014 brought new leadership and new ways to share the Franciscan message, as talks of future collaboration continued among the American OFM provinces.

The Communications Office covered these and a wide variety of other topics, including friar celebrations and milestones, and the loss of several brothers. Below are the most popular articles of each of HNP Today‘s 25 e-letters produced last year.

Jan. 8 Province Celebrates 2014 Jubilarians
Jan. 22 Province to Withdraw from New York City Parish
Feb. 5 From the Provincial Minister’s Desk (regarding planning of 2014 Provincial Chapter)
Feb. 19 Future Collaboration Discussed at February U.S. Provincials Meeting
March 5 From the Provincial Minister’s Desk (regarding restructuring of American OFM provinces)
March 19 Formation Update: ‘The Habit Doesn’t Make the Franciscan’
April 2 Joseph Cavoto Professes Final Vows
April 16 Cardinal Discusses with Provincials Implications of ‘Franciscan’ Papacy
April 30 Mount Saint Mary College Celebrates Kevin Mackin
May 14 Student Friars Prepare for Summer Assignments
May 28 Class of 1964 Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Ordination
June 11 Kevin Mullen Elected Provincial Minister
June 25 Administration Announces New Officers, Guardians
July 9 Three Friars to Profess Solemn Vows August 23
July 23 Province’s Website, Newsletter Being Enhanced
Aug. 13 OFM Membership Statistics Released
Aug. 27 Friars Get Soaked for Good Cause
Sept. 10 Five Welcomed Into Postulant Program
Sept. 24 Michael Putich Dies in Hometown
Oct. 8 Province Commemorates St. Francis
Oct. 22 New Vocation Staff Seeks to Broaden Office’s Reach
Nov. 5 Guardians Gather to Learn, Share Experiences
Nov. 19 F. Edward Coughlin Elected 11th President of Siena College
Dec. 4 U.S. Provincials Greet Immigration Changes with Hope, Caution
Dec. 17 Provincial Minister’s Desk (regarding upcoming events)

Data used to determine the top stories was collected from the Province’s email distribution system, which tracks reader activity. HNP Today reaches more than 1,500 subscribers.

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— Compiled by Maria Hayes