Holy Name Province Now Sixth Largest In Order

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"Decrease in HNP Membership
Older friars recall that back in the 1950s and 1960s, Holy Name Province was the second largest in the Order, after the Dutch province, finally overtaking it in the 1970s to become the largest OFM entity in the world. Then, for some years, Holy Name and the Province of St. Anthony (Venice, Italy) alternated in the number 1 spot. But, in the 1990s, both were gradually overtaken, as vocations in Western Europe and North America declined sharply, in comparison to Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and, to some extent, Eastern Europe"

Interesting "back in he sixties and seventies".

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