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Franciscan Pilgrims' Progress

Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Reverence for the dignity of every individual stands out as the first, and perhaps most treasured, Franciscan value. Meeting Francis and Clare as we have done—intimately and in amazing detail—has shown us how different they were from each other and from us. But we have also witnessed how much they cared for each other and for others, especially the poor and the sick, the outcast and the vulnerable. Through their eyes we see that every man and woman is made in God’s image, a wonder to behold, no matter how different from us. Marian’s commitment to serve a diverse student body has been reaffirmed as an incredibly important feature of who we are and what we stand for as a Catholic Franciscan community...read more

Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

37th Annual Student Achievement Awards Happening Sunday, April 14

by Robin Buschner | Apr 04, 2013

Marian University will present the 37th annual Student Achievement Awards on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Marian University Theatre in Marian Hall. A reception will be held in Allison Mansion immediately following the awards presentation.

The awards program is designed to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Marian University students. In addition to the Alumni Distinguished Senior Award and John Sweany Maid and Knight of Marian Memorial Spirit Award, awards will be given in the areas of academics, student leadership, service learning, campus ministry, and others.

Thomas J. Enneking, Ph.D., provost and vice president for academic affairs, said, “We are very proud of our students and are happy to take some time from our busy schedules to recognize some of their academic and co-curricular achievements. These students serve as positive role models on campus and in the community.  They are the embodiment of our vision to provide an education that profoundly transforms lives, society, and the world.”

To register to attend the Student Achievement Awards, contact Dale Selbe at dselbe@marian.edu or 317.955.6014.

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