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Holy Name College

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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Meet Our Postulant Class of 2013

Get to know the men who have entered formation to become friars. Meet Patrick, Javier, Daniel, Deivis, Christian, Aaron and Andrew, We also welcome back Abel, who is continuing his studies in English. This diverse group of men represents six countries of birth – Colombia,...
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Province Welcomes Largest Group of Men in Ten Years

Seven men began their first year of formation to Franciscan life in August. During this time of discernment and transition to religious life, they will live in community, participating fully in prayer, Eucharist, meals and ministerial work. This year, the postulant program...
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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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Becoming a Friar: My Experiences in Formation

By Br. Edgardo Zea Laura, OFM I was born on Oct. 15, 1979, in Arequipa, Peru. Over a period of four years, I earned a certificate in clinical laboratory science from Cayetano Heredia Institute and worked as a lab hematologist in a clinic in Lima. In my spare time I enjoy walking,...
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A Day in the Life of a Student Friar

By Br. Gerald Hopeck, OFM If someone had asked me three years ago whether I would be returning to Catholic education, I would have told them that they were crazy. However, for my internship this summer, I was asked to serve as interim assistant principal of St. Francis...
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Confessions of a First-Year Student at Holy Name College

By Br. Michael Reyes, OFM In the middle of my bulletin board, above the pile of class schedules, liturgical and  ministry assignments, and many other items, is the icon St. Francis, Jongleur de Dieu. Written by Br. Robert Lentz, OFM on the occasion of his solemn profession last...
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Guests Visit Our Diverse Formation House

Five guys joined our friar community at Holy Name College in Silver Spring, Md., Jan. 21 to 23 for a Franciscan Experience Weekend. Casey, Todd, Chris, Kyle, and Ramon met with three of our friars and experienced the international flavor of our post-novitiate formation house....
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