Artisans & Authors
Around Holy Name Province, many friars use creativity as a way to evangelize. These brothers and priests communicate Franciscan ideas and human insights through art, writing and other skills. Their products and itinerant ministry offer spirituality in a down-to-earth and timeless manner.
Several friars, based at a variety of locations along the East Coast, use their hands and eyes to create works of beauty.
- Br. Octavio Duran, OFM
Photographer, based in Butler, N.J.
- Br. Robert Lentz, OFM
Painter, based in Silver Spring, Md.
Throughout the history of the Province, countless men have shared their knowledge and love of God through written word. Recently published articles by friars often are mentioned in HNP Today or on the “Friars in the News” page. Several men also maintain blogs.
Those listed below have authored published books that are still in print.
- Fr. John Anglin, OFM
The Wandering Friar
Following Jesus in the Footsteps of Francis: A Guide to Living a Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone
- Fr. Michael Blastic, OFM
The Writings of Francis – Letters and Prayers
The Writings of Francis – Rules, Testament and Admonitions
The Writings of Clare – Letters, Form of Life, Testament and Blessing
- F. Edward Coughlin, OFM
The Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X
- Fr. John J. Coughlin, OFM
Law, Person and Community: Philosophical, Theological and Comparative Perspectives on Canon Law
Philosophical, Theological and Comparative Perspectives on Canon Law
Canon Law: A Comparative Study with Anglo-American Legal Theory
- Fr. Kevin Cronin, OFM
A Friar’s Joy: Magic Moments from Real Life
Kenosis: Emptying Self and the Path of Christian Service
- Fr. Peter Fiore, OFM
The Gospels Are Now: Timeless Gospel Themes and Life, Literature and the Arts
Personal Journeys: Essays on Dante, Donne, Milton, Hopkins, Waugh and Flannery O’Connor
More Personal Journeys: Essays on Chaucer, Shakespeare, Augustine, Newman, Chesterton and Greene
- Fr. Roy Gasnick, OFM
The Francis Book: 800 Years with the Saint from Assisi
- Fr. Boniface Hanley, OFM
The Last Human Face: Franz Stock, A Priest in Hitler’s Army
- Fr. Kenneth Himes, OFM
Responses to 101 Questions on Catholic Social Teaching
Modern Catholic Social Teaching
- Br. Daniel Horan, OFM
Dating God: Live and Love in the Way of St. Francis
- Fr. Daniel Lanahan, OFM
When God Says No: The Mystery of Suffering and the Dynamics of Prayer
- Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM
Francis & His Brothers: a Popular History of the Franciscan Friars
The Coming of the Frairs to Allegany: One College, Two Provinces, Many Lessons
Works of St Bonaventure Vol. V and Vol. IX
- Fr. Joseph Nangle, OFM
Engaged Spirituality: Faith Life in the Heart of the Empire
Birth of a Church
- Fr. Robert Stewart, OFM
Making Peace With Cancer: A Franciscan Journey
- Fr. Dennis Tamburello, OFM
Bernard of Clairvaux: Essential Writings, Ordinary Mysticism
Union with Christ: John Calvin
- Fr. John Van Hook, OFM
Systemic Philosophy: An Overview of Metaphysics Showing the Development from the Greeks to the Contemporaries with Specified Directions, Objections, and Projections
Several friars use their talents as composers and lyricists to create beautiful music.