HNP Today’s Top Stories of 2017

Maria Hayes Around the Province

NEW YORK – The year 2017 included many beginnings for Holy Name Province. The friars returned to the Diocese of Orlando for the first time since 1996 when they began ministering at the parishes of St. Joseph and St. Maximilian Kolbe, as well as Saints Peter and Paul. The post-novitiate community moved from Washington, D.C., to Chicago, and 15 postulants from around the United States came together at Holy Name College in Washington to form the first interprovincial postulancy program for the U.S. Friars Minor. And, during the Provincial Chapter in June, a new Provincial Council was elected.

The Province also celebrated personal milestones of many brothers, including two friars who were ordained to the priesthood, two who professed their solemn vows, and six novices who received the Franciscan habit. One friar even celebrated his 100th birthday.

The Communications Office covered these and a wide variety of other topics. Below are the most popular articles of each of HNP Today’s 25 e-newsletters produced last year.

Jan. 4 Province Congratulates Friars Marking Anniversaries in 2017
Jan. 18 Post-novitiate Community Settles into Chicago
Feb. 1 Transitioning to a New President
Feb. 15 ‘The Best is Yet to Come’: Advice from HNP’s Senior Friars
March 1 Friars Mario Gómez, Edgardo Jara Ordained to Priesthood
March 15 Profile: John Capozzi Marks 50 Years as a Friar
March 29 ‘Pilgrims, Not Strangers’ Chosen as Theme for Provincial Chapter
April 12 Two Friars to Profess Solemn Vows in August
April 26 Profile: William McConville Marks 50 Years as a Friar
May 10 On Inaugural Religious Brothers Day, 10 Friars Share Joy of Their Vocations
May 24 Summer Assignments for Student Friars
June 21 New Provincial Leaders Chosen
July 5 Seven Jubilarians Honored at Mass in New York City
July 19 Holy Name Friary Honors Jubilarians
Aug. 2 Vocation Update: Office Plans for 2017-18 Year
Aug. 16 Nine Franciscans Profess First Vows
Aug. 30 9/11 Walk of Remembrance to Honor Late Founder Steven McDonald
Sept. 13 Sixteen Men Begin OFM Postulancy Program
Sept. 27 New Ministry Center Dedicated at St. Bonaventure University
Oct. 12 Friars Settle into New Florida Community
Oct. 25 Funeral Services Planned for Roderic Petrie
Nov. 8 A Heroic World War II Religious Order Chaplain, Brooklyn Born and Raised
Nov. 22 Six Novices Receive Habits
Dec. 6 Aubrey McNeil Dies in Massachusetts
Dec. 20 Emeric Szlezak Celebrates 100th Birthday












Data used to determine the top stories was collected from Google Analytics.

The Communications Office strives to offer articles that interest friars as well as friends of Holy Name Province. Readers of HNP Today can suggest a topic by emailing Articles are posted in the Provincial News section of throughout each week.

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— Maria Hayes is communications coordinator for Holy Name Province.

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