(Chapter 2017) Lawrence Jagdfeld and Bill Burton (Chapter 2017) A Break in the Session Jack Hardesty, Thinh Tran, and Andre Schludecker (Chapter 2017) John Dombrowski and Ted Haag (Chapter 2017) Maury Smith and Ken Rosswog (Chapter 2017) Mike Haney, Guilermo Morales, and Pio Jackson Ken Rosswog (Chapter 2017) Justin Belitz and Kurt Hartrich (Chapter 2017) Bob Barko and Mike Ward Ray Shuhert and Adrian Fischer Michael Jennrich and Bob Hutmacher Bishop Ferd Cheri III exits St. Louis Cathedral after his episcopal ordination. (Chapter 2017) Table Four (Chapter 2017) Chris Neuman and Jim Lammers Friars at Prayer (Chapter 2017) Macario Torres Torres, Mike Jennrich, Edward-Marc Arambasich, John Abts Deacon Bob Barko with Bishop Ferd Cheri (Chapter 2017) Rogelio Martinez Ruteaga, Juan Carlos Ruiz Guerrero and Pepe Martinez Valenzuela (Chapter 2017) Guests from Brazil and Five American Provinces (Chapter 2017) Short Stuff - Mario DiCicco, Bert Miller, and Nick Baxter (Chapter 2017) New Councilors take oath of office. (Chapter 2017) Jubilarians (2015-2017) Terry Santiapillai and Ed Shea Rommel Perez and Herb Jones (Chapter 2017) Joe Condren ratifies John Eaton's election (Chapter 2017) Friars view "The Sultan and the Saint." (Chapter 2017) Albert Haase, homilist for Monday Eucharist (Chapter 2017) Luis Runde and Lambert Leykam Bishop Ferd Cheri imposes hands on Deacon Bob Barko (Chapter 2017) New and Old: Tom Nairn and John Doctor


    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.


    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.


    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.