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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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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Chapter 2011: Where Our Deepest Longest Meets the World’s Great Need

The Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province gathered in Cambridge, Md., for their 2011 Chapter.  The Chapter took place from January 3-7, 2011, under the theme of “Crossroads 2011: Where our deepest longing meets the world’s great need.” With a series of keynote...
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Celebrating the “Yes” of One of Our Own

I remember when I met Juan de la Cruz Turcios, on a frigid December night in 1997. A group was gathered here at St. Camillus for Las Posadas, the traditional Latin American reenactment of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem, a key part of their preparation for the coming...
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