Older Friars – Our Reserve of Wisdom

Matthew Pravetz, OFM, & Amy Stewart-Wilmarth, RN Features

Who are you calling old? Friar and nurse share perspectives on value of older friars’ wisdom for Pope Francis’ inaugural World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly.

Bishop Bartosic, Kevin Mullen, and Jay Woods. (Photo courtesy of Octavio Duran)

Jay Woods Ordained to Priesthood at Hartford Church

Stephen Mangione Home Page – News, In the Headlines

Punctuated by centuries of sacred Franciscan tradition, glorious music, triumphant applause, and a safely-distanced crowd of friars, family members and friends, Jay Woods, OFM, was ordained to the priesthood in the rite of presbyteral ordination at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church in downtown Hartford

The five U.S. friars who are approved to make their solemn vows this year are shown at their month-long retreat. Left to right: Henry Djojo of St. Barbara Province, Jim Bernard, Aaron Richardson, Joshua Critchley of Immaculate Conception Province, Steve Kuehn. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Kriso)

HNP Formation Program Announces Transitions

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News, Home Page – News

As friars begin summer assignments and yearlong internships, five prepare for new Brothers Walking Together program

Meeting the Franciscan Challenge

Stephen Mangione Around the Province

The Province’s annual appeal, a major source of funding for outreach ministries and programs throughout Holy Name Province, is underway – but don’t worry. You won’t be asked to plunge into frigid ocean waters or run a 5K race to meet this challenge, promises David Convertino.

Mourning the Deaths of Franciscans

HNP Communications Franciscan World

In recent weeks, friars from two provinces of the Order’s English-speaking Conference – Sacred Heart Province and the Province of Ireland – as well as several Franciscan sisters of communities connected to HNP have died.

Siena, St. Bonaventure Graduate 1,400+ Students – in Person

Jocelyn Thomas Around the Province

What a difference a year makes! Despite some pandemic-related modifications and continuing safety protocols, more than 1,400 students of the class of 2021 at two Holy Name Province-sponsored colleges were able to graduate in person

Putting Laudato Si’ into Practice

Russell Testa Features, Home Page – News, Justice and Peace

The Church concluded the five-year anniversary celebration of the release of Laudato Si’ – Pope Francis’s 2015 encyclical – with the launch on May 25 of the Laudato Si’ Action Platform by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Integral Human Development. This is an appropriate time to focus on the message and goals of the encyclical, and to implement them as Franciscans.