This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Around the Province

Some notable July events that took place around Holy Name Province are listed below.

One Year Ago
July 18, 2012 — The provincial councils of eight provinces of the OFM English-speaking Conference — including Holy Name Province — gathered for a retreat in Malibu, Calif., as a prelude to the joint meeting of the councils with General Minister Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM. (The HNP Provincial Administration met with Fr. José and other provincial administrations of the ESC this past December to discuss interprovincial collaboration in the United States.)

Five Years Ago
July 4, 2008 — St. Bonaventure Parish in Paterson, N.J., commemorated its 130th anniversary. Bishop Arthur Seratelli of Paterson celebrated a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving with Daniel Grigassy, OFM, then-pastor, concelebrating.

July 23, 2008 — The Province released its first DVD, a showcase of the organization’s valuable work. (The video — as well as more recent productions — are viewable on the Province’s website and the HNP Vocation Office YouTube channel. The Province continues to enhance its digital communications through social media, electronic newsletters, and regular updates to its website.)

10 Years Ago
July 14-15, 2003 — St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., celebrated the feast of its patron saint with a two-day celebration, featuring a keynote address by Fr. Robert Karris, OFM, head of the research faculty for the Franciscan Institute.

20 Years Ago
July 17, 1993 — The friars of the Vice Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in Brazil began a yearlong jubilee celebration to mark 50 years of ministry.

30 Years Ago
July 1, 1983 — The care of St. Elizabeth’s Parish, Denver, was transferred to the Capuchin Province of Mid-America.

July 22, 1983 — Sacred Heart Friary, East Rutherford, N.J., was opened to house friars formerly stationed in Paterson, N.J.

50 Years Ago
July 14, 1963 — The Most Rev. Eustace Smith, Latin Rite Patriarch of Beirut, Lebanon, arrived at St. Francis College in Rye Beach, N.H., to bring the clerics up to date on the Second Vatican Council.

July 15, 1963 — A class of 30 novices — including Louis Canino, OFM, Bernard Creighton, OFM, John Felice, OFM, Richard James, OFM, Michael Madden, OFM, Emeric Meier, OFM, Michael Putich, OFM, and William Scully, OFM — were professed in Lafayette, N.J. (These friars marked their 50th anniversary this year and were honored at a Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church, New York City, on June 20.)

— Compiled by Maria Hayes