Solemn Profession, Friar Ed Tverdek New Province Affiliates Joe and Judy Claes Fr. John Eaton teaching music at Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School Newly-ordained Friar Bob Barko with Bishop Fernand Cheri III Fr. John Doctor, Quincy University, Quincy, IL Bishop Fernand Cheri, OFM, imposes hands on Deacon Bob Barko Mission San Jose in San Antonio St. Patrick Church, Kyokuk, Alaska Br. Tom Eisenmenger Prays for a Donor's Intention Fr. Allan DaCorte, Padua Franciscan H.S., Parma, OH Fr. Glenn Phillips (L) and Provincial Minister Tom Nairn visit the St. Louis Poor Clares Fr. Frank Kordek, Pastor, Hurley, WI Fr. Tom Nairn teaching a class in Zimbabwe New Well, Mulenga, DRC (Africa) Br. Edward-Marc Arambasich, Fire Department Chaplain Villagers of Kienge watch as a new well is dug. (Democratic Republic of Congo) Fr. Jesús Aguirre Garza while stationed in South Sudan Fr. Ed Shea greeting parishioners after Mass Christmas, St. John Church, Joliet, 2018 Fr. Jerry Bleem assisting with Baptisms in a Ugandan Village Fr. Dat Hoang, Baptism at St. Anthony Church, St. Louis Br. Tom Eaton, Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School, East St. Louis, IL Fr. Rogelio Martinez Ruteaga, Mission San Jose, San Antonio, TX Fr. Frank Coens, Outdoor Mass, St. Paschal Church, West Monroe, LA (with Fr. Aloys Jost) Br. Tom Eaton teaches at Sr. Thea Bowman Catholic School (the only Catholic grade school in East St. Louis, IL) Friar Ed McKenzie hones a new skill--baking bread Fr. Thinh Tran, new missionary to Alaska Our Lady of Guadalupe Liturgy, St. Patrick Church, Indianapolis Sr. Connie Probst at the St. Anthony Food Pantry Cross in the Woods Shrine, Indian River, MI

Mission Statement

We Franciscans of the Sacred Heart Province profess and live the Gospel within the Catholic Church. Living in fraternity and walking with God's people, especially those marginalized by society, we are heralds of peace and ministers of reconciliation.

Vision Statement

We Franciscans of the Sacred Heart Province will create communities of prayer and shared life, living the Gospel in the spirit of Francis and Clare as our life and mission, enlivening ourselves and others, respecting the circumstances and cultures in which we find ourselves.

Values

  1. Living a joyful life that is simple and itinerant.
  2. With reliance on God, deepening a spirit of prayer and devotion.
  3. Living together as fraternities in mission.
  4. In a spirit of collaboration, being brothers to all, especially the poor and those marginalized by society.
  5. Engendering respectful stewardship of God's creation and care for our common home.
  6. Serving the Church in the spirit of the Second Vatican Council.
  7. Recognizing the gifts all friars bring at each stage of their life.
  8. Lifelong formation in the Franciscan tradition.

 


Abstract Crozier 
Fr. Frank Folino, O.F.M.