This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of June include:

One Year Ago
June 4-5, 2014 — Kevin Mullen, OFM, and Lawrence Hayes, OFM, were elected Provincial Minister and Provincial Vicar respectively during the 2014 Provincial Chapter. Also during the chapter, Holy Name Province friars voted to approve a proposal to discuss the realignment of the U.S. OFM provinces.

Ten Years Ago
June 11, 2005 — St. Francis Chapel in Colonie, N.Y., celebrated its 35th anniversary.

June 11-12, 2005 — St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Camden, N.J., observed its 60th anniversary.

June 11-12, 2005 — St. Anne’s Parish in Fair Lawn, N.J., commemorated 95 years of Franciscan ministry. (The Province returned care of St. Anne’s to the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., one month later.)

June 21, 2005 — A monument memorializing the late Arnold Brown, OFM, who led pilgrims to the National Shrine of Mary in Canada for more than 47 years, was dedicated at Notre-Dame-du-Cap, Quebec.

June 26, 2005 — St. Leo’s Parish in Elmwood Park, N.J., celebrated 95 years of Franciscan presence. (The Province withdrew from St. Leo’s one month later.)

15 Years Ago
June 24, 2000 — Auxiliary Bishop Alberto Brazzini of Lima, Peru, solemnly dedicated the renovated church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Lima. (In December 2014, the milestone of 50 years of Franciscan ministry in Peru was celebrated.)

40 Years Ago
June 25, 1975 — Fifteen novices were received into the Province at St. Bonaventure University — the first group to be received in Allegany since 1901. (Today, novices are received into the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington, Wis.)

Compiled by Maria Hayes