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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.

Third Annual Bishop Simon Bruté Lecture to Feature St. Meinrad Professor

by Katie Bradley | Jan 30, 2014

The Department of Theology and Philosophy in partnership with the Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary will host the Third Annual Bishop Simon Bruté Lecture on Monday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences room 150.

Fr. Denis Robinson, O.S.B., the president-rector and associate professor of systematic theology at St. Meinrad Seminary, will present, “What does Athens have to do with Jerusalem? Theology and Politics in a New Millennium.”  This event is free and open to the public. Fr. Robinson is a theologian with special interest in the work of John Henry Newman. He also teaches and writes in the areas of Reformation theology, Anglican studies, theology, literature, and priesthood. 

“The Bishop Simon Bruté Lectures are wonderful opportunities for the Marian University community and the general public to learn about key issues in Christian identity.  The Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary has been a wonderful partner in co-sponsoring these lectures with us each year. This year the Bishop Simon Bruté Lecture also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II document on the Church, Lumen Gentium. We look forward to a wonderful evening of reflection on theology and politics with Fr. Robinson,” said Mark Reasoner, associate professor of biblical theology at Marian University. 

This event is free and open to the public. There will be a reception immediately following the lecture.

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