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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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Novices Make Simple Profession

This past weekend, Franciscan Friars in the United States, Canada, and Ireland joined the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington to celebrate the Simple Profession of nine novices, who have taken the next step in their Franciscan journey as Friars Minor!...
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Father Roy Gasnick, ‘Superhero,’ Dies

Father Roy Gasnick, a Franciscan priest bred in North Jersey, was a superhero to the Order and Holy Name Province. While heading the communications office of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, he plunged into a venture that was as wildly successful as it was improbable:...
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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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Sacred Spaces: the Spirituality of Place

Exploring the idea of Spirituality of Place, Br. Basil Valente, OFM, Vocation Director, reflects on various places from Franciscan history and heritage to explore the inspiring spirituality of St Francis, St Clare, St Anthony, and St Bonaventure. Is God be calling YOU to be a...
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Be a Franciscan Video Series: Discerning a Vocation

Br. Casey Cole, OFM discusses discerning a vocation to religious life. Br. Casey Cole, OFM invites the participants of the February, 2015 Come and See Discernment Retreat to reflect on the 40 days of Lent and what they mean in relation to discerning a call to religious life.
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‘Trailblazers’ Host Vocation Weekend in Florida

This article was originally posted on Holy Name Province’s official blog, which can be found here: http://www.hnp.org/trailblazers-host-vocation-weekend-in-florida/ ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Seven men interested in becoming Franciscan friars spent the weekend learning from...
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Southern Friars Hold Vocation Retreat

More than 35 Men and 6 Friars attended a Come & See Vocational Information Evening hosted by the University of Georgia Catholic Center. From HNP Today: Southern Friars Host Vocation Retreat
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Seasonal Reflection: A Year of Renewal

As the Year of Consecrated Life officially begins, our own Br. Basil Valente, OFM, Director of Vocations, offers his thoughts on discerning a vocation to religious life. A Year of Renewal, from HNP Today.  
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