Welcome to my website. I’m Fr. Charles, and I am a vowed religious solitary (hermit). I retired from the active priesthood due to various health conditions. I operate this website to serve as the online home of Sacred Heart Hermitage and as a means to publish articles, studies, and other information about various topics. Materials on this site espouse traditional, Orthodox and Catholic practices. I am Catholic and Orthodox. This ministry is affiliated with the Franciscan Priests of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, as well as the Russian Orthodox Church in Communion with Rome (Old Believers), and is not directly connected to any particular parish or diocese.
Topics include: The Holy Scriptures, Bible studies, historic beliefs and articles of faith, monasticism, lectionary, articles on Christian beliefs, early Church, Franciscan vowed religious life, Catholicism, etc.