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Holy Name Province

Formation Update: ‘The Habit Doesn’t Make the Franciscan’

By Br. Abraham Joseph, OFM The novices at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate of the United States OFM provinces are roughly halfway through their yearlong stay in Burlington, Wis. In the reflection below, Holy Name Province’s student friar, originally from Haiti, writes...
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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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Guidelines for Discerning Your Vocation

By Fr. Dan Lackie, OFM How do I know what God is calling me to do with my life? Here are some suggestions for discerning God’s call and becoming the person God created you to be. God’s call to a particular path or lifestyle — look simple. Yet our faith conviction challenges...
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Formation Update: Interfaith Dialogue Highlights Annual Gathering

By Br. John Aherne, OFM Seventeen friars in initial formation, along with six solemnly-professed friars, hunkered down during the recent polar vortex to take part in the annual formation intersession, held from Jan. 4 to 8 at the Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville,...
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Friars Gather for Discussion and Support

Each year in early January, a group of friars who are relatively early in their ministerial lives gather together to support each other and discuss topics of interest and concern. This year’s meeting of SPUFY (Solemnly Professed Friars Under Five Years) took place Jan. 6 to...
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A Day in the Life of a Friar: The Blessings and Challenges of Being a Pastor

By Fr. Christopher VanHaight, OFM I was asked to write an article on what a typical day is like for me as a friar and pastor of Saint Bonaventure Church in Paterson, NJ. One of the great things about being in a parish is that there is no such thing as a typical day. How boring...
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Seasonal Reflection: Faith, Knowledge and Service

By Br. Paul Santoro, OFM ) As educators and students around the country prepare for Catholic Schools Week, a friar with nearly 28 years of experience in Catholic education, writes about the ways Catholic schools strengthen faith, knowledge and service, and prepare students for...
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Resolutions and Insanity

By Fr. John Anglin, OFM Unless you happen to be like my muse, Calvin, in the comic strip, I suspect you are about to make some New Year’s resolutions. How did you do on last year’s resolutions?  About the same as the rest of us? One ad hominem wisdom saying defines “insanity”...
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Christmas Has Only Just Begun!

By Fr. Dan Horan, OFM Christmas is much more than a one-day event. While many people are familiar with the multi-week length of liturgical seasons throughout the Christian calendar — Ordinary Time, Advent and Lent, for example — few realize that Christmas is not just the...
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