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Seven Received into Postulancy Program

SILVER SPRING, Md. — In a chapel filled with friars and Franciscan Volunteer Ministers, seven men were welcomed into Holy Name Province’s postulancy program on Aug. 30 during evening prayer at Holy Name College. During the prayer service, Crawford Bennett, James Bernard, Nicholas...
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General Minister Encourages Creation of Organic Discernment Communities

The friars of Holy Name Province are witnessing many exciting developments in vocation. Recently, they welcomed seven new postulants — an increase from previous years. Now, regional organic discernment communities are being formed by friars throughout the Province, inviting men...
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New Discernment Communities Growing in Holy Name Province

  Hot off the press! HNP Communications Director covers a new and growing trend in Holy Name Province Vocations: local discernment groups hosted by individual friaries. Could God be calling YOU to join a local discernment group? Are being called to be a Franciscan Friar?...
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From HNP Today, the official newsletter of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, a wonderful review of Br. Basil’s recent pilgrimage to Franciscan Italy! We invite you to join us once again to reflect on these Sacred Spaces and consider the question: is God calling...
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Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston, Oversees Ordination at St. Anthony Shrine, Boston

(Ross Chamberland, OFM -left- and Jeffrey Jordan, OFM -right- with Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston)   For only the second time in its 60 year history, Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley ordained Ross Chamberland, OFM and Jeffrey Jordan, OFM to the...
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My First 24 Hours

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM Vacation is over and it’s on to the next thing: summer assignment at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Camden, N.J. If the first 24 hours here are any indication of how the summer is going to go, it’s going to be a full summer. I hit the ground running the...
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Seasonal Reflection: Integrity of Creation

By Fr. Joseph Rozansky, OFM In honor of Earth Day, which was April 22, and in anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the naming of St. Francis as patron of ecology this fall, the director of the Order’s Office for Justice, Peace and integrity of Creation (JPIC) encourages...
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My Franciscan Journey

By Br. Paul O’Keeffe, OFM My Franciscan journey began with a trip to Italy that my parents gave me as a high school graduation present. I grew up with images and statues of St. Francis all around me at home and at the Catholic School I attended. Yet, like many people, I had...
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Kensington Friars Serve Dignity with Dinner

By Dan Geringer Fred Dilger was a big-time residential designer in Manhattan and Atlanta when, he said, “You get to the end of the rainbow and you ask, ‘Is this all there is?’ I wanted something more.” Seven years ago, he found that something. He suddenly...
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Formation Update: Postulants Visit New York, New Jersey Ministries

By Fr. Ronald Pecci, OFM Postulancy is a unique year in the journey to Franciscan life. During this first stage of formation, men live in community at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., to acclimate to the rhythms of religious life. They also travel throughout the province...
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