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
Sacred Heart Province 
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From Cleveland, OH
Reception: August 12,1968
Temporary Profession: August 16, 1969
Solemn Profession: September 2, 1972
Ordination: June 7, 1975
Fr. John Eaton, OFM, Vicar
From Ashland, WI
Reception: August 29, 1971
Temporary Profession: August 13, 1972
Solemn Profession: September 27, 1975
Ordination: June 3, 1978
We are the OFM Province of the Sacred Heart in the United States.  We are to be instruments of change and heralds of peace in a broken world, serving all people, especially the poor and marginalized, through reconciliation and healing.  Our mission is to permeate our society with Gospel values.  Please remember us in your prayers as we seek to do God's will.  
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Sacred Heart Province.
Franciscan Charities
Saint Anthony Bread 
3140 Meramec Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

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phone: 314-655-0530
fax: 314-655-0562
Fr. Tom, Nairn, OFM, Provincial
Provincial Councilors
From Red Bud, IL
Reception: June 24, 1976
Temporary Profession: August 11, 1977
Solemn Profession: October 11, 1980
Ordination: June 5, 1982
Fr. Gerald Bleem, OFM
From Omaha, NE
Reception: June 25, 1977
Temporary Profession: August 11, 1978
Solemn Profession: October 9, 1982
Ordination: June 2, 1984
Bro. Doug Collins, OFM
From Vietnam
Reception: June 19, 1991
Temporary Profession: August 15, 1992
Solemn Profession: August 17, 1996
Ordination: May 5, 2012
Fr. Ducanh (Duc) Pham, OFM
From Cleveland, OH
Reception: June 22, 1995
Temporary Profession: June 6, 1996
Solemn Profession: August 19, 2000
Deacon: June 10, 2006

Bro. Michael Ward, OFM
From Cleveland, OH
Reception: August 29, 1971
Temporary Profession: August 13, 1972
Solemn Profession: September 20, 1975
​Ordination: June 7, 1980
Fr. Dennis Schafer, OFM
From Quincy, IL
Reception: June 21,1966
Temporary Profession: June 22, 1967
Solemn Profession: June 22, 1970
​Ordination: May 26, 1973
Fr. Bill Burton, OFM