Friars Host Second Spanish Vocation Retreat

Lawrence Hayes, OFM Friar News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — From Sept. 5 to 7, the Province’s second Hispanic Franciscan Vocation Retreat was held at Holy Name College. Sponsored by the HNP Hispanic Ministry Committee, this discernment weekend welcomed 17 candidates — many from parishes staffed by Holy Name Province. The men hailed from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico and the United States, …

Spanish Vocation Retreat Set for September

Maria Hayes Friar News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Men aged 18 and older who would like to learn more about the Friars Minor are invited to attend a Franciscan Vocation Discernment Retreat in Spanish at Holy Name College. Members of the Province’s Hispanic Ministry Committee will lead the retreat. The Sept. 5 to 7 event is an encore of last year’s retreat, described as “an …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable April events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago April 6, 2013 — Pope Francis appointed General Minister Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM, to the Roman Curia as secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life.  (Fr. José is currently organizing the Year of Consecrated Life, which begins in November.) April …

Second National Gathering of Friars in Hispanic Ministry Announced

Maria Hayes Friar News

BURLINGTON, Wis. — Franciscan friars from the seven U.S. provinces are invited to the second national gathering of OFM friars in Hispanic ministry. This year’s “Juntos Como Hermanos — Together as Brothers” gathering will take place at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate from Oct. 6 to 8. Friars involved in Hispanic ministry will have the opportunity to share their experience, strength …

SPUFY Friars Gather for Discussions, Support

Stephen DeWitt, OFM Friar News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — This year’s meeting of the Solemnly Professed Friars Under Five Years (SPUFY) was held from Jan. 6 to 10. The meeting was attended by all 12 friars in this category, as well as our two mentors, Bill Beaudin, OFM, and David Hyman, OFM. This year, the gathering was coordinated by Stephen DeWitt, OFM, and Mario Gómez, OFM. We met for three extended discussions …