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
Eremo-della-Carcieri
Hermitage near Assisi
Friar Retirement
The Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart has just under 200 members. Of those, about half are over 70 years old. Quite a few of our senior friars continue working in a variety of ministries, but there are some who, because of age or infirmity, are no longer able to engage in active Church service.

Some retired friars, like Fr. Bernardine Hahn (101 years old) or Fr. Irenaeus Kimminau (95), continue to live in one of the province’s friaries. Others, like Fr. Louis Antl (93), are residents in extended care facilities. But more and more of our senior friars live in one of our retirement homes in Manitowoc, WI, or Alton, IL, or Crowley, TX.

Your contribution to our Friar Retirement will help us provide appropriate care for these men who have dedicated their lives to the service of God’s People.