Franciscan Charities
St. Anthony Bread
3140 Meramec Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63118
Phone: (314) 655-0530
Fax:     (314) 655-0562
Province of the Sacred Heart
Saint Anthony Bread
Year of Mercy Project
Beginning in the Year of Mercy proclaimed by Pope Francis, the Franciscans of Sacred Heart have been raising money to dig wells in Africa. Remembering that one of the Corporal Works of Mercy is “to give drink to the thirsty,” we hope to relieve the suffering of people  in the Democratic Republic of Congo where Fr. Damien Isabell, OFM, has been working for over 30 years.  In the past two years, over 900 donors have contributed over $131K.  Those contributions, to date, have allowed the Franciscans to underwrite the digging of four wells.  Two more wells and several smaller water projects are being planned.

Your contribution to our Year of Mercy Project will help to provide wells which will give the people of the DRC better access to safe drinking water.

For pictures of this life-changing project, see Fr. John's blog on this site.