This Month in Provincial History

Rebecca Doel Features

Below are highlights of notable December events that took place around Holy Name Province:

One Year Ago
Dec. 11, 2009 — St. Bonaventure University president Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, and Provincial Vicar Dominic Monti, OFM, presented the first in a series of lectures. The discussion in New York City, attended by alumni and friends of the university, was titled “Angels, Demons and Dilemmas: Catholic Life in the 21st Century.”

10 Years Ago
Dec. 1, 2000 — Joseph Rozansky, OFM, was named an animator for the International Committee of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation of the Order. (He is currently director of the Order’s JPIC office.)

35 Years Ago
Dec. 31, 1975 — Alcuin Coyle, OFM, was appointed General Visitor to the Custodies of St. Casimir and the Holy Savior. (Alcuin died in December 2008. Dominic Monti, General Visitor to the Assumption Province, recently traveled to Rome for a gathering of all general visitors. Read more in “General Visitors Meet in Rome.”)

65 Years Ago
Dec. 11, 1945 — Julius Dillon, OFM, (pictured) a missionary in Shasi, China, wrote in a letter: “Our main mission is again in our possession after five years of Jap occupation. We are happy to be back and at work again. The people have responded heartily to our return, and are showing a faithful spirit and attendance. Our hopes are bright.”

— Compiled by Rebecca Doel