Eight men from three U.S. provinces professed first vows as Franciscan friars at Old Mission Santa Barbara on July 2. A small gathering in the novitiate chapel at the 18th-century mission included leadership from Holy Name, St. Barbara, and St. John the Baptist provinces, who formally witnessed vows and received the new friars. faculty.
In recent weeks, relatives of Abraham Joseph, Russel Murray, Dan Nelson, and John O’Connor have died
A video series featuring the Province’s senior friars is making its debut this summer. Produced by the HNP Sick, Aged and Retired Directorate, the series – called “A Moment with…” – is designed to introduce younger friars to senior friars they may not have met, and to give the subjects of the videos the opportunity to share how they are aging with grace.
(Photo courtesy of John Coughlin)
A week spent as a volunteer at St. Francis Inn seven years ago helped Aaron Richardson in his decision to pursue a Franciscan vocation, so it was fitting that he returned for his one-year internship in preparation of solemn profession
Paul Sinnema, OFM, 86, a professed Franciscan friar for 63 years and a priest for 58, died on Aug. 4 in Calvary Hospital.
The energy of a campus environment, coupled with the encouragement of friars, made St. Bonaventure University ideal for Steven Kuehn, when he was deciding on a destination for his year-long internship in preparation of solemn profession this summer. His 12 months at SBU taught him that faith and Franciscan ministry stop for no one or nothing – not even the worst global pandemic in more than a century.
Buffalo native Juvenal Leahy, 96, a professed Franciscan friar for 68 years and a priest for 63, died on July 17 in Brazil where he had lived for more than six decades. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated the next day at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi in Anapolis that was followed by burial at Regina Minorum Seminary. Juvenal was an alumnus of Holy Name Province, having ministered in Brazil for 61 years
On Sunday, Aug. 1, St. Francis of Assisi Friary in New York City welcomed and hosted the province’s two newest postulants-to-be, John Paul Kashmer and Martin Tran, who are scheduled to be welcomed into the interprovincial postulancy program at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., later this month. The postulants enjoyed three days of fraternity with the friars. On Sunday evening, …
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Eight friars will profess their first vows as Franciscans. The livestream of the Mass will begin at 5 p.m. EST.
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
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