Franciscan Institute Receives Anonymous Gift

Beth Eberth Features

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – An anonymous gift to the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University will create an endowment that will offer opportunities for women and men in the Franciscan family to learn about their own tradition and bring those values into their local communities, cities and ministries. The Endowment for the Celebration of The Third Order Regular of St. Francis …

Bonaventure Community Sponsors Hurricane Relief Service Trip

Suzanne Wilcox English Features

ALLEGANY, N.Y. – Alumni and members of the surrounding community are invited to join St. Bonaventure University students, faculty and staff as they mount a community-wide service effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Led by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the Finance Club, Alpha Phi Omega, and University Ministries, the trip, which may be the country’s largest hurricane …

Siena Students Journey to Guatemala

Vera Eccarius-Kelly Features

In the aftermath of Hurricane Stan this past fall, which devastated many impoverished, rural communities throughout Guatemala, 14 Siena students and I traveled to three remote Guatemalan highland locations in January and delivered desperately needed assistance. The township and mission of San Lucas Toliman, located on the shore of beautiful Lake Atitlan, received a donation check, generously sponsored by Siena’s …

Parishioners Learn About Immigration

Joan Conway Features

SILVER SPRING, Md. – At our Immigration Night on Jan. 19 at St. Camillus, 200 people gathered to listen to Bishop Francisco González and Kevin Appleby of the USCCB. We had a wonderful experience learning a new language that empowers us to speak on behalf of those among us who are suffering through this recent migration to the United States. …

Regis Duffy, Franciscan, Dies

Richard McBrien Features

ALLEGANY, N.Y. — Regis Duffy, a distinguished theologian who specialized in sacramental and liturgical theology, died on Jan. 4 at the Franciscan friary on the campus of St. Bonaventure University in upstate New York. He was 71. Father Duffy had suffered for years from acute migraine headaches and subsequently pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive and incurable disease which eventually caused his death. …

Poor Clare Address Change

HNP Communications Around the Province

We received a card from the Poor Clares Sisters asking to note the following address change. This address should no longer be used: Poor Clare Sisters Monastery of St. Clare P.O. Box 333 Lowell, MA 01853-0333 The Sisters have requested all correspondence be addressed as follows: Monastery of St. Clare Sister Clarissa Tanner, OSC 445 River Road Andover, MA 01810-4213

St. Petersburg Library Missing History Book

HNP Communications Around the Province

The library at St. Anthony’s Friary in St. Petersburg lacks a copy of Adalbert Callahan’s Medieval Francis in Modern America, the first history of Holy Name Province. If any friar knows of a spare copy, please send it along to us.

Help Win Money for the Guild

Roy Gasnick Around the Province

You can help win $5,000 for St. Anthony’s Guild by participating in the current Catholic Digest‘s “Love Your Neighbor” offering. Each copy of the Digest includes a postage-paid business reply post card on which you merely write in the Guild as your favorite charity and include your name and address. The Digest lists three pages of the member organizations of the National Catholic Development Conference. …

Photos of the New Provincials Meeting

HNP Communications Around the Province

John O’Connor has been attending a meeting of new Provincials at the General Curia in Rome. Photos from this meeting can be found on the General Curia’sweb site and using the links below.

Plaque Dedicated at Arch Street

John Maganzini Around the Province

BOSTON – On Jan. 22, the friar community welcomed Dorothy and Gene Greene and some of their family members for a special dedication. At 5 p.m., the Greene’s and their guests joined the friars in the fifth floor chapel for the dedication of a special plaque in memory of their aunt and uncle, John and Adele Bonner, donors to the …

Margate Window Dedicated

Boniface Hanley Around the Province

Margate, N.J. – The stained glass window depicting St. Francis’s “Canticle of the Sun” has added to our tiny chapel’s simple beauty and prayerful atmosphere. On Jan. 11, John O’Connor, accompanied by the Provincial Council, solemnly blessed and dedicated the window. Bernard Splawski assisted the Provincial. Boniface Hanley and “Brother Joe the Beagle” added their humble prayers. Brian Cullinane, pastor of Our Lady of …