Franciscan Flyers Run for the Needy

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

WASHINGTON — What wears brown and white, and runs all over? Several Holy Name Province friars are lacing up their sneakers and taking their ministry and Franciscan presence on the road. Six demonstrated their interest in social justice and fitness last week by running in a road race to benefit needy families in the nation’s capital. Two others in Upstate New …

Encountering God’s Presence Through Ministry Assignments

John Aherne, OFM Friar News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Ministry is an integral part of the formation program at Holy Name College. As we, the simply professed friars, find ourselves in the midst of our new ministerial assignments, we are also finding new ways of encountering the presence of God in our midst. Discovering God’s Grace Three of us serve as hospital chaplain interns. George …

Student Friars Grow Through Summer Assignments

Maria Hayes Friar News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Four friars in initial formation have returned to Holy Name College, after spending their summer at ministries around the Province and outside of the country. From June to August, the four friars served at a location of their choosing in Florida, New Jersey, New York and Guatemala. Experiencing Parish Life in Florida John Aherne, OFM, deepened …

Student Friars Prepare for Summer Assignments

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

SILVER SPRING, Md. — From New York City to Florida — that is where seven of the Province’s student friars will be stationed this summer. Joseph Nangle, OFM, director of post-novitiate formation, announced the following assignments: John Aherne, OFM, will serve at Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa, Fla. Dennis Bennett, OFM, will be in Guatemala and Nicaragua for language study. George Camacho, OFM, will …

Formation Update: Interfaith Dialogue Highlights Annual Gathering

John Aherne, OFM Friar News

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. — Seventeen friars in initial formation, along with six solemnly-professed friars, hunkered down during the recent polar vortex to take part in the annual formation intersession, held from Jan. 4 to 8 at the Bon Secours Spiritual Center. As in years past, the gathering was marked by a great building up of fraternity among the men in initial …