Franciscan Artisans and Authors

Franciscan Artisans and 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.

Franciscan Artists

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

Based in Butler, N.J.

Br. Robert Lentz, OFM

Based in Allegany, N.Y.

Br. David Haack, OFM

Died in Ringwood, N.J.

A painting of St. Francis gazing at the infant Jesus in the manager.
Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM

Based in New York City

Franciscan Authors

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.

Fr. John Anglin, OFM

Fr. Michael Blastic, OFM

Fr. Casey Cole, OFM

Br. F. Edward Coughlin, OFM

Fr. John J. Coughlin, OFM

Fr. Kevin Cronin, OFM

Fr. Julian Davies, OFM

Fr. William DeBiase, OFM

Fr. Alexander Di Lella, OFM

Fr. Peter Fiore, OFM

Fr. Roy Gasnick, OFM

Fr. Alfonso Guzman, OFM

Fr. Kyle Haden, OFM

Fr. Boniface Hanley, OFM

Fr. Kenneth Himes, OFM

Fr. Linh Ngoc Hoang, OFM

Fr. Daniel Horan, OFM

Books for a Scholarly Audience

Books for a General Audience

Independent Monographs and Essay Collections

Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM

Fr. Daniel Lanahan, OFM

Br. Robert Lentz, OFM

Fr. Kevin Mackin, OFM

Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM

Fr. Russel Murray, OFM

Fr. Joseph Nangle, OFM

Fr. Kenneth Paulli, OFM

Fr. Xavier Seubert, OFM

Fr. Robert Stewart, OFM

Fr. Dennis Tamburello, OFM

Fr. John Van Hook, OFM

Franciscan Musicians

Several friars use their talents as composers and lyricists to create beautiful music.

Br. Kevin McGoff, OFM