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HNP Communications Friar News

The Provincial Administration has announced a new assignment for Stephen Kluge, OFM. He has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Raleigh, N.C., effective Feb. 15. Additional news about HNP friars can be found in the Friar News Briefs series.

‘Meet the Friars’ Event Educates Audience Through Laughter

Steve Newton Friar News

The Franciscans of St. Joseph Parish in Anderson, S.C., held a “Meet the Friars” event last month to answer queries from parishioners about the men in brown. In this article, a participant recounts the humorous way the friars shared information about the Order, the Franciscan tradition, and their way of life. The following report originally appeared on Nov. 23 in The …

Reflection: Living Through a Superstorm — The Aftermath

Stephen Kluge, OFM Features

Superstorm Sandy caused extensive damage to Long Beach Island, N.J., a barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, home to the Province’s St. Francis of Assisi Parish. In the months following the storm, friars struggled to minister to displaced parishioners scattered across the coast. In part two of this reflection, Stephen Kluge, OFM, recounts the months after the storm and his time as …

Reflection: Superstorm Sandy — A Time of Beatitude

Stephen Kluge, OFM Features

In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy caused extensive damage to Long Beach Island, N.J., a barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean, home to the Province’s St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Friars struggled to minister to parishioners scattered across the coast in the months after the storm. In part one of a reflection, Stephen Kluge, OFM, recounts his experience with the storm and …