Reflection: St. Patrick’s Day as a Memory, a Celebration and a Challenge

John Anglin, OFM Features

In this seasonal reflection, John Anglin, OFM, a member of the Province’s Ministry of the Word, examines various aspects of the March 17 holiday. The author writes extensively through his blog The Wandering Friar. As an Irish-American Catholic who grew up in Boston, I have celebrated more than a few St. Paddy’s Days. At home, my Dad would play Irish …

Province Honors Seven Jubilarians

Jocelyn Thomas In the Headlines

NEW YORK — Seven friars marking their 25th and 50th anniversaries of profession this year were honored last week at the Province’s annual jubilee Mass. The men, who traveled to New York City from various states along the East Coast to celebrate their Franciscan heritage, were praised by Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM. He celebrated the Nov. 12 Mass at …

Jubilee Commemoration Set for Nov. 12

HNP Communications Friar News

NEW YORK — Seven friars marking 25th and 50th anniversaries of profession this year will be honored Nov. 12 with a special Mass celebrated by Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM. All are welcome to the 5:30 p.m. liturgy at St. Francis of Assisi Church on West 31st Street. Those marking 50 years are: John Anglin, OFM, of St. Petersburg, Fla. …

Ministry of the Word Friars Gather for Annual Meeting

Jocelyn Thomas Friar News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The friars of the Province’s Ministry of the Word held their annual meeting at St. Anthony Friary earlier this month to discuss the format of their missions, as well as the ministry’s role in future collaboration among the U.S. provinces Participating in the March 2 to 5 meeting were John Anglin, OFM, Raphael Bonanno, OFM, Roderic Petrie, OFM, …

Jubilarian Profile: John Anglin Marks 50 Years as a Friar

HNP Communications Friar News

This is the first in a series of profiles about friars commemorating major anniversaries of profession this year. The 2014 silver and golden jubilarians will be honored by the Province later this year. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A friar who evolved his preaching style to keep up with the times by including new media is commemorating his golden jubilee as a …

Southern Communities Feel Impact of Last Week’s Winter Weather

Maria Hayes In the Headlines

Several inches of snow snarled traffic and closed schools across the southeast region of the United States last week. HNP friars and partners-in-ministry were among 50 million people affected by the icy precipitation that began Tuesday, Jan. 28. The storm was part of a weather system that gathered moisture from the Gulf of Mexico before colliding with a cold front …

Province Celebrates 2014 Jubilarians

Maria Hayes In the Headlines

Last month, Pope Francis reminded the faithful of God’s great love for them, saying “God lowers himself, coming down to earth as little and poor, showing that in order to be similar to him we must not place ourselves above others, but rather lower ourselves, place ourselves in service, make ourselves small with the small, poor with the poor.” As 2014 …