Postulant Program Moves to Maryland

By Fr. Dominic Monti, OFM Following a decision by the Provincial Council at its June meeting, the postulancy program, or first stage of initial formation to friar life, has moved to Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The postulant program, once known as the “affiliate...
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Franciscan Life — Many Things, Never Dull

By Fr. Mike Johnson, OFM Last year, our friar community made the commitment to get out and monthly try something new together — something outside our collective comfort zone. A few months ago, it was a cooking class. Last month was demolition with Habitat for Humanity. This week,...
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A Life to Share

By Casey Cole Celibacy can be a bit of a deal breaker. Ask any young Catholic man or woman, active in their faith, why they are not considering some form of consecrated life, and I can almost guarantee that celibacy is one of the reasons. “I really want to get married,” you might...
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The Brothers That God Gave Me

By Fr. Mike Johnson, OFM Last week I was helping out at nearby St Michael’s Church, and I was preaching on the Gospel where the four men bring their paralytic friend to Jesus. When they find the door is blocked, they rip off the roof and lower him down. Jesus is so moved by their...
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Our Student Friars Gather for Fraternity, Education and Prayer

Each year, the student friars of Holy Name Province gather for a fraternal and educational experience of Franciscan life. This year, 17 men came together for the “Formation Intersession” program held at Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriotsville, Md. The group included five...
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Reconnecting With a Classmate

One of the great things about being a Franciscan is that you never say, “goodbye” to a friar who comes to visit because you are certain to see him again sooner than you expect! As you travel around the Province, you never know who you are going to run into! At the...
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