HNP Today’s Top Stories of 2015

Maria Hayes Around the Province

NEW YORK — Last year, Holy Name Province shared in the nation’s joy as Pope Francis visited the United States. Many Franciscans were among those who welcomed the pontiff in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his historic tour of the Northeast region. Earlier in the year, they embraced the teachings emphasized in the pope’s encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’.

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 26 e-newsletters produced in 2015.

Jan. 7 Province Congratulates 2015 Jubilarians
Jan. 21 Peekskill Sisters Celebrate 150 Years
Feb. 4 Jubilarian Profile: Brian Cullinane Marks 50 Years as a Friar
Feb. 18 Jubilarian Profile: Xavier de la Huerta Marks 50 Years as a Friar
March 4 Franciscans Launch Plan for Revitalization
March 18 Jubilee Celebration Set for June 24
April 1 Xavier Seubert, NYC Art Museum Organize ‘Historic’ Performance of Palm Sunday Procession
April 15 Jubilarian Profile: James Patrick Kelly Marks 50 Years as a Friar
April 29 Friar Who Donated Body to Science to be Honored by Med Students
May 13 Student Friars Prepare for Summer Assignments
May 27 American Michael Perry Re-elected General Minister
June 10 Order’s General Chapter Concludes in Assisi
June 24 Franciscans to Leave Narrowsburg Parish
July 8 Celebrating 750 Years of Witness and Service
July 22 Buffalo Ministries Join Under New Entity
Aug. 5 Three Holy Name Friars Profess First Vows
Aug. 19 Province Announces New Ministry, Fraternity in Georgia
Sept. 2 Reflection: The Impact of Mychal Judge
Sept. 16 Holy Name Province Prepares to Welcome Pope Francis
Sept. 30 Reflection: Celebrating Mass with Pope Francis
Oct. 15 Siena Inaugurates Edward Coughlin as 11th College President
Oct. 28 #Give5forFood: Franciscans Launch Campaign to Eliminate Hunger
Nov. 12 Signs of the Times: A Franciscan Response to the Pope’s Encyclical
Nov. 20 New York City Parish Marks Franciscans’ Anniversary
Dec. 9 Signs of the Times: The Prophetic Role of the Church in America
Dec. 23 Love, Mercy Guide Vocation Retreat in Boston

Data used to determine the top stories was collected from both the Province’s email distribution system, which tracks reader activity, and Google Analytics. 

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— Compiled by Maria Hayes

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