This Month in Provincial History

Rebecca Doel Features

NEW YORK — Some notable January events that took place around Holy Name Province:

One Year Ago
Jan. 19, 2009 — Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM, made his first trip to Peru to visit six Holy Name friars who serve two parishes in the southern outskirts of Lima.

Jan. 27, 2009 — Cardinal Edward Egan visited St. Stephen of Hungary School on East 82nd Street in New York during Catholic Schools Week. The school was chosen from 200 Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of New York.

Five Years Ago
Jan. 30, 2005 — Holy Name Province announced it would be assuming the administration of Sacred Heart Parish in Tampa, Fla. (Recently, pastor Andrew Reitz, OFM, helped launch the parish’s bookstore and gift shop, and currently, he is helping to plan this year’s commemorations of Sacred Heart’s 150th anniversary.)

10 Years Ago
Jan. 28, 2000 — The late Joel Campbell, OFM, began serving as president of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in Buffalo, N.Y.

35 Years Ago
Jan. 10, 1975 — Five friars moved into the convent of the former Christ the King Seminary in Allegany, N.Y., to begin an experimental satellite fraternity called the Ockham House Community. After several years, it was referred to as the St. Thomas More community. The satellite was eventually disbanded.

Jan. 28, 1975 — The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University received an $80,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

— Compiled by Rebecca Doel, who invites readers to submit to the Communications Office ideas of the most important Provincial events and developments of 2009. A list of these with accompanying Web links and HNP Todaystories will appear in the next issue of this newsletter. The communications staff can be reached and 646-473-0265 ext. 311.