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 …

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 …