HNP Today’s Top Stories of 2009

Rebecca Doel Features

NEW YORK — Last year was a milestone for the Order, with the 800th anniversary of its founding, and a full one for the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. 

From January, when the Provincial Council members reviewed their leadership training plans, through the summer season of profession jubilee celebration to the annual guardians meeting in the fall, Holy Name friars strengthened their ministries and celebrated their achievements. 

A review of the most-read stories of HNP Today provides a glimpse of the events that most interested readers of this newsletter. Below are links to the most widely-read articles, of each of the 24 issues produced in 2009.

Jan. 7 Province Congratulates Jubilarians, Remembers the Deceased
A Glimpse into the Life of a Novice
Jan. 21 Council Members Meet in New Jersey
Feb. 4 St. Stephen of Hungary Parish Hosts Cardinal
Feb. 18 Thomas Sullivan Has Died
Vocation Director Builds Momentum Promoting Friar Life
March 4 St. Anthony’s Guild Director Dies
Eight HNP Friars to Participate in Assisi Chapter
March 18 Men in Formation Meet in Pennsylvania
April 1 Evan Banks Dies
HNP Guardians Meet for Leadership Workshop
April 22 Friars Welcome New Archbishop
May 6 Washington Theological Union Graduates Five Friars
Holy Name Friars Participate in International Chapter
May 20 Four Friars Ordained Priests
June 3 Holy Name Friar Speaks at NYMC Commencement
June 17 Friars Mark Ordination Anniversaries
Province Receives Three Novices
July 1 Friars Commemorate Profession Jubilees
July 15 Justin Bailey Dies
July 29 Solemn Profession Set for Aug. 22
Aug. 12 Former HNP Parish Closes
Aug. 26 Three Received as Postulants
Sept. 16 Two Friars Ordained as Deacons
Sept. 30 Services Held for Thaddeus Sapio
Oct. 14 Province Affiliates Archbishop
Oct. 28 OFM Provinces Study Novitiate Options
Nov. 11 Friars Welcome N.Y. Archbishop
Nov. 25 Guardians Gather in Florida
Dec. 9 Honoring Juniper Capece
Dec. 23 Rosario Vieira Dies

The Communications Office strives to include articles about topics that interest friars and friends of Holy Name Province. Readers of HNP Today can suggest a topic by e-mailing

— Compiled by Rebecca Doel