Ministerial Development Directorate Meeting

Andrew Reitz In the Headlines

On Jan. 31, the Ministerial Development Directorate met at the Provincial Offices for its third meeting of the year. As you may know, members of our directorate had investigated the possibility of the Province’s taking over the pastoral care of the ministry connected with Clemson University. However, during our meeting John O’Connorannounced that he had just been talking with the Director …

Five Receive Francis Award in Pompton Lakes

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The Francis Award was presented to 5 individuals by John O’Connor on the weekend of Jan. 28. He was there to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of St. Mary’s as a parish. These five individuals have all played a significant role in the history of St. Mary’s. They are individuals who contributed in those areas of the parish that we are known for …

The Grace of Our Origins

Roy Gasnick Features

St. Petersburg 2006 Provincial Retreat 1209. The Lateran Basilica. Pope Innocent III, the most powerful man in the world, presiding at his Papal Court. In front of him, a trifling matter to be dismissed easily. A small, beggarly man with companions obviously out of place among the grand churchmen present with the Pope. The dismissal never happens. The grace of …

Audience with the Holy Father

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ROME – I was received by the Holy Father, Benedict XVI on Jan 26. We spoke about the process being carried out by the Order as a preparation for the celebration of the VIII Centenary of its foundation during the personal meeting. We spoke about the priorities which the Order has at the moment: giving a better quality to our …

Friar Update

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Christopher Dunn‘s hernia surgery went well and he will be recuperating for the next 10 days. Linh Hoang’s mother, Chinh Hoang, underwent triple by-pass surgery Feb. 1, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Please keep her and the Hoang family in your prayers. Robert Mayer has withdrawn from the formation program at Holy Name College. He has moved to the student residence at Washington …

Siena Panelists to Discuss Frank McCourt’s Latest Memoir

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Panelists will iscuss Frank McCourt Teacher Man: A Memoir. Portions of Frank McCourt’s life have been provocatively told in previous memoirs, ‘Tis, and the Pulitzer Prize winning Angela’s Ashes. But according to novelist Phillip Lopate, Teacher Man is the best book in the trilogy, an enthralling work of autobiography and storytelling. Panelists will examine multiple themes in McCourt’s collective memoirs. They tell the story …

Friar Wins “OTTY Award”

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Angelo Gambatese received the OTTY Award from Our Town, a community newspaper covering the upper East Side of Manhattan. The award is given out annually and recipients include organizational and civic leaders who work specifically within the neighborhood or East Side residents who make special contributions to the greater New York City community. OTTY means “our town thanks you” and was given …

Clemson Ministry Given to Diocese

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As many of you know, the Province has been in discussion with the Diocese of Charleston for several months, investigating the possibility of our staffing the Clemson, S.C., ministry which has been served by the Paulist Fathers up to now. Bishop Baker has now communicated his decision to staff that ministry in the future with diocesan clergy.

JPIC Congress in Brazil

Jame McIntosh In the Headlines

UBERLANDIA, Brazil – The Second International JPIC Congress opened here on Jan. 30 as part of the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Order. A Congress is when friars from each entity of the Order are invited to attend a meeting to reflect on a particular issue. For this Congress, almost 100 friars have gathered from over 36 different …

Provincial Schedule

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Provincial schedule for the next few weeks: Feb. 8-12 at the Washington Theological Union for meetings with the Vatican Seminary Visitation team and a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the WTU. Feb. 13-18, Los Angeles, California for a meeting of the executive committee of the English-speaking Conference of Provincials. Feb. 19-21, St Petersburg, Fla., for the 75th anniversary …

Some Reflections on My Visit to Rome

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I arrived on Sunday, Jan. 14, and was greeted at the airport by the Guardian of the Curia Friary, Rick Martignetti, from the Immaculate Conception Province. Our meetings began on Monday morning at 7a.m. with morning prayer and the celebration of Mass. Most days we went from 7a.m. to 7p.m. We had evening prayer followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. …