This Month in Provincial History

HNP Communications Features

One Year Ago
June 1, 2011 — Julian Riester, OFM, and his twin brother, Adrian Riester, OFM, died in Florida at the age of 92. The twins’ death attracted international media attention. One article was written by Dan Barry, a New York Timescolumnist and alumnus of St. Bonaventure University, where the brothers had lived for many years.

June 26, 2011 — The Province withdrew from St. Joseph Parish in East Rutherford, N.J., at a farewell Mass. (Earlier this year, the Province withdrew from St. Mary Parish in Providence, R.I.)

Five Years Ago
June 1, 2007 — Kevin Mullen, OFM, became the president of Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. (He was formally inaugurated in October of that year.)

June 5, 2007 — The friars of Holy Name Province gathered at Siena College for their second Chapter of Mats.

10 Years Ago
June 1, 2002 — Holy Name Province formally relinquished St. Joseph’s Church in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and St. Joseph’s Church in Winsted, Conn. (In July 2009, the Wilkes-Barre parish was closed by the Diocese of Scranton.)

June 5, 2002 — John Felice, OFM, and Charles Miller, OFM, were re-elected to their positions as Provincial Minister and Provincial Vicar, respectively, at the Holy Name Provincial Chapter. The following day, John O’Connor, OFM and David Hyman, OFM, were re-elected to the Provincial Council and Christopher Coccia, OFM,Dominic Monti, OFM, Kevin Mullen, OFM, and Andrew Reitz, OFM, were elected to the Provincial Council. In 2005, John O’Connor was elected Provincial Minister.)

25 Years Ago
June 11, 1987 — The Immaculate Conception Shrine in Atlanta was returned to the Archdiocese of Atlanta after 29 years of service by the friars.

— Compiled by Ryan McDonald