HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for two friars and the withdrawal of a friar from the Province’s formation program.

A liturgy for Laudato Si’ Week was celebrated at the General Curia by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. (Photo from the website)

Minister General’s Pentecost Message and Other OFM News

Jim McIntosh OFM Franciscan World

The June issue of Fraternitas, the Order’s international newsletter, features news about the Franciscan participation in Laudato Si’ Week at the General Curia; an article about the friars in in Libya looking for new missionaries to work there; and new Franciscan books, including one by Murray Bodo, OFM, of St. John the Baptist Province. It also publicizes upcoming events, among them next month’s General Chapter that will be attended by leaders of OFM provinces from around the world. A prayer for the success of the 2021 General Chapter is included.

Seeing Christ in All We Serve

Emma Henderschedt Features

Emma Henderschedt reflects on how her four years at Siena College and one year of service as an FVM have led to a lifetime of service woven by Franciscan values and traditions.

Virtual Jamboree Brings Together Friars in Formation

Mike Specht, OFM Friar News

Postulants, novices, and student friars from across the country took time during April and early May to gather for a virtual inter-formation jamboree, an event formerly known as intersession. Although it was previously planned to be held in-person in Oceanside, California, during the last week of May, the event’s format needed to be revised because of pandemic restrictions and it turned out to be a success.

Laudato Si’ Week, ESC Meeting and Other News of the Order

Jim McIntosh OFM Franciscan World

The May issue of Fraternitas features a Ramadan message from the Commission for Dialog with Islam written by Michael Calabria, as well as reports on the new Nagasaki Project, whose fundamental goal is to promote lasting peace in the city of Nagasaki and throughout the world; the 50th anniversary of the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality at the Antonianum; a Poor Clare monastery in the Philippines promoting renewable energy; and new Franciscan books, while website reports on release of Acta and other updates.

Carlos with a parishioner at Santa Ana. (Photo courtesy of Tony Wilson)

Carlos Sarmiento Marks 25 Years as a Professed Friar

Stephen Mangione Friar News

Long before thoughts of becoming a friar or Holy Name Province entered his consciousness, Carlos Sarmiento had a front-row seat to the Franciscan ideals of outreach to the needy and service among the people – when, as a child, he witnessed his mother’s participation in their parish’s Neocatechumenal Way, a Christian formation program that brings the presence of the Church to impoverished communities.


HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced new assignments for five friars — Ignatius Harding, Abraham Joseph, Ronald Pecci, Bernard Splawski, Jay Woods