This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of April include: One Year Ago April 26, 2014 — A fire company in Lima, Peru, dedicated several pieces of equipment in memory of Mychal Judge, OFM, who died on Sept. 11. (Christopher Dunn, OFM, serves as chaplain of Company 120 and the 24th Division – Lima South, composed of five battalions and 18 companies.) …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of February include: One Year Ago Feb. 13-14, 2014 — The Province announced its decision to withdraw from two parishes in the Archdiocese of New York: St. Mary Parish, Obernburg, and St. Anthony Parish, Yulan. (The friars officially withdrew from both parishes later that summer.) Five Years Ago Feb. 14, 2010 — Sacred Heart Parish …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of January include: One Year Ago Jan. 19, 2014 — After 80 years of ministry, the Province announced it would return care of St. Stephen of Hungary Parish in New York City to the archdiocese. (This summer, the friars officially withdrew from the parish and on Dec. 7 Provincial Minister Kevin Mullen, OFM, and friars who …

This Month in Provincial History

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Notable events for the month of December include: One Year Ago Dec. 3, 2013 — Friars around the Province participated in an international “Franciscan Fast Day” to show solidarity with their immigrant brothers and sisters, and to encourage Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Five Years Ago Dec. 24, 2009 — The friars of St. Anthony Shrine in Boston celebrated …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable November events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago Nov. 2, 2013 — The Migrant Center at St. Francis Church in New York City opened with a free public forum on immigration. (The Migrant Center has served more than 200 people during its first year.) Nov. 9, 2013 — Paul Keenan, OFM, was ordained to the priesthood …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable October events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago Oct. 7-11, 2013 — The provincial ministers of the seven OFM provinces in the United States announced their goal to restructure Franciscan life to ensure future vitality. (The Provincial administrations of the U.S. provinces met in August to continue the national conversation regarding this goal.) Oct. 8, 2013 …

This Month in Provincial History

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Some notable September events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago Sept. 2013 — St. Bonaventure University and Siena College expanded their campuses with the addition of new, state-of-the art buildings. Friars blessed the facilities at the beginning of the school year. Sept. 15, 2013 — The “Tailor Shop,” a conference room at St. Bonaventure Church in Paterson, N.J., …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable August events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago Aug. 2, 2013 — Dennis Bennett, OFM, Casey Cole, OFM, Edgardo Jara Araya, OFM, and Ramon Razon, OFM, were among 13 novices from seven North American provinces who professed first vows at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington, Wis. (Abraham Joseph, OFM, is professing first vows Aug. 2.) …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable July events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago July 8, 2013 — Fr. Julio César Bunader, OFM, of Argentina, was elected to serve as General Vicar following the election of Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, as General Minister of the Order of Friars Minor. Five Years Ago July 1, 2009 — The Province joined Twitter, the popular …

This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Some notable June events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago June 14, 2013 — St. Francis of Assisi Church on Long Beach Island, N.J.,reopened nearly eight months after Hurricane Sandy damaged the building and much of the surrounding area. (An account of the storm and the months that followed, written by then-pastor Stephen Kluge, OFM, appears in this newsletter.) June 20, 2013 …

This Month in Provincial History

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Some notable May events around Holy Name Province include: One Year Ago May 3, 2013 — Jeffery Jordan, OFM, was among the last students to graduate from the Washington Theological Union. The ceremony took place at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring, Md. May 13, 2013 — Students of St. Anthony of Padua School in Greenville, S.C., were welcomed into their new state-of-the-art school building. …

Reminder to Submit News for Provincial Annals

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LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. — The editor of The Provincial Annals requests that all news and photos for the next edition be submitted to him by May 10. Julian Davies, OFM, asks guardians, pastors and directors to “compile an account of your ministry for the year 2013.  Be sure to include some photos.” Submissions can be made both electronically and by hard copy, said Julian, …