Sacred Heart Province News

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Sacred Heart Province announced earlier this month that itswebsite was newly re-launched. The updated site includes a fresh look, featuring stylized drawings of St. Francis against a red background that change each time the site is visited.

It also features the peace prayer of St. Francis and says on the home page: “God give you peace. We welcome you to the Franciscan vision of the world, a world where love is more powerful than hate; forgiveness more powerful than revenge, hope more powerful than despair; community more powerful than isolation; and God is more powerful than all that mitigates against goodness and hope.”

Sacred Heart’s communications coordinator Fr. Benet Fonck, OFM, distributed an e-bulletin from Br. Jack Carnaghi, OFM, of Sacred Heart’s Tau Productions announcing that the website “is up and running.”

Fr. Benet added, “There is still a lot to do with it, and it is a work in progress. We are still working on the friar login and other areas, but now, we again have a presence on the World Wide Web. We’re not finished, but I feel it’s a good start.”

The site also includes links to the province’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Other news about Sacred Heart Province was distributed in recent issues of Around the Province newsletter. The updates include:

• The Order’s General Vicar, Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, of Sacred Heart Province, presided and preached for the Transitus of St. Francis at the General Curia in Rome on Oct. 3. The text of his message was included in the Oct. 5 All Friars Info bulletin, distributed by Fr. Benet.

• Br. Juan Rommel Perez, OFM, was professed on Aug. 28 in Illinois.

• St. Francis Solanus Parish in Quincy, Ill., is celebrating is 150th anniversary this year. The parish was founded by German friars in 1860.

• Four postulants were welcomed to the province during evening prayer on Aug. 22. The men are Bob Barko, a  chemist, teacher, office manager and small-business owner; Adam Megge, a travel enthusiast; Christopher Stone, a criminal lawyer; and Joel Schroeder, a Catholic school teacher.