Brother Wind Blows Out Lights at Georgia Easter Vigil

Maria Hayes In the Headlines

On a breezy night, Catholics at the University of Georgia gathered for the Easter Vigil service. The beginning of the Mass went as planned — candles were lit, 20 RCIA candidates were welcomed into the Church, and the Gospel was proclaimed. Then the lights went out. A strong gust of wind had cut the power to the Catholic Center. Because …

Ongoing Formation Committee Welcomes Friars to Feb. 13 Phone Workshop

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

NEW YORK – A phone discussion has been set up for next Thursday, Feb. 13, as part of a series of conference calls organized by the HNP Ongoing Formation Committee to enable friars to share information and ideas. The program, “Looking Toward Holy Week and Easter: Connecting the Paschal Mystery,” will be led by Richard Husted, OFM, of St. Mary’s Parish, Pompton Lakes, …

General Curia’s March Update

HNP Communications Franciscan World

ROME — It was 800 years ago that St. Francis was given La Verna, an isolated mountain in Tuscany, as a retreat for contemplation. This anniversary is featured in the March issue of Fraternitas, the monthly newsletter of the Order of Friars Minor, with photos of the Mount La Verna region of Italy. “Thanks to the generosity of Count Orlando, Francis …