ST. LOUIS — Br. Bruce Michalek, OFM, has been appointed general visitor of Sacred Heart Province, based here. The appointment was announced by Fr. William Spencer, OFM, Provincial Minister of Sacred Heart, in the May 27 issue of Sacred Heart’s weekly newsletter, Around the Province.
In addition to this new role, Br. Bruce is development and mission director for Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, director of the OLG’s Franciscan Partners Volunteer Program and chairman of the Interprovincial Secretaries for Missionary Evangelization of the English-speaking Conference.
The role of the visitor is to interview all friars of a province to see how they are doing personally and to get a picture of fraternal life and ministry in the province as well as uncover any issues that might need attention at the upcoming provincial chapter. A general visitor serves as president of the chapter.