Being Franciscan

Sacred Heart Church is a Catholic parish and part of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, staffed and served by Franciscan friars. But who are the Franciscan friars? Our friar priests bring with them the heritage, history, and hopefulness of their religious order, an order founded over 800 years ago by St. Francis of Assisi. This is a heritage and history written in the stories of St. Francis of Assisi, Franciscan Saints, Prayers, and Feast Day celebrations.

The friars invite you to learn more about the core values of what it means to be a “Franciscan” in the 21st century. St. Francis taught his brothers and sisters these values by stories, and so we, too, offer these to you. Enjoy.

Official Website of Holy Name Province
Official Website of the Order of Friars Minor