Notable events for the month of September include:
One Year Ago
Sept. 6-10, 2016 — Friars from Holy Name and other provinces participated in a Vocation Mega-Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Five Years Ago
Sept. 5, 2012 — Holy Name friars were notified that the General Minister and his council had decided to consolidate the Order’s presence in Peru, affecting nine members who were part of the HNP foundation.
Sept. 7, 2012 — Immaculata Catholic School in Durham, N.C., received the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, a prestigious honor that recognizes the highest performing schools in America. Two other Province-affiliated schools have received this honor: The Franciscan School in Raleigh, N.C., and St. Camillus School in Silver Spring, Md.
Ten Years Ago
Sept. 9, 2007 — The founder of Bolivia’s Justice and Peace movement presented the Province with a plaque as the Province celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Coroico prelacy in South America.
Sept. 13, 2007 — The St. Francis Friary and Provincial Office building at 129 West 31st Street in New York City was dedicated. Approximately 200 guests — including New York Cardinal Edward Egan and Mayor Michael Bloomberg — attended the festivities.
30 Years Ago
Sept. 11, 1987 — F. Edwin Robinson, OFM, and Paul Williams, OFM, acted as masters of ceremony at an ecumenical prayer service presided over by Pope John Paul II in Columbia, S.C.
80 Years Ago
Sept. 22, 1937 — Siena College opened in Loudonville, N.Y., just outside of Albany. Thomas Plassmann, OFM, former president of St. Bonaventure College, sent seven friars from his faculty to establish a satellite campus in the New York State Capital Region.
- “This Month in Provincial History” – Aug. 1, 2017, HNP Today
- Immaculata Catholic School Website
- Siena College Website
- “Siena College Celebrates 75th Anniversary” – Sept. 26, 2012, HNP Today