This Month in Provincial History

Maria Hayes Features

Notable events for the month of March include:

One Year Ago
March 4, 2015 — The provincial leaders of the seven OFM provinces in the United States approved a three-year process proposed by the Franciscan Interprovincial Team that will result in a plan to restructure the more than 1,000 friars serving the country.

March 12, 2015 — More than 70 Franciscans from the OFM, Capuchin, Conventual, TOR, and Atonement friar families came together at Capuchin College, Washington, to commemorate the Year of Consecrated Life. Friars from Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., participated in the event.

Five Years Ago
March 19, 2011 – An “Evangelizing Youth and Young Adults” workshop was held in New York City to discuss ways to increase understanding of youth and what they see from the Church and to develop strategies to help ministries better invite and involve youth and young adults. (Recently, the HNP Young Adult Ministry Committee launched a Facebook group to gather and provide information about events and programs around the Province.)

March 20, 2011 — Holy Name Province announced that the Franciscan friars would no longer be able to staff St. Joseph Parish in East Rutherford, N.J. The friars had served there for 99 years.

10 Years Ago
March 14, 2006 — John Burke, OFM, bishop of Miracema do Tocantins, Brazil, an alumnus of Holy Name Province, died suddenly during surgery. He would have celebrated his 11th anniversary of ordination to the Episcopate on March 25 of that year.

Compiled by Maria Hayes

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