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Alternative Break Inspires Ministry, Service

Chris Lytle

For many students, spring break is a vacation, a chance to step away from the stresses of daily life. But last year, Mary Carper and Kaylee Bluethmann (now sophomores) embarked on Marian University’s alternative spring break to Campton, Kentucky, and their experience wasn’t exactly a walk on the beach. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, the young women witnessed abject poverty - hungry people, living in a food desert, their lives oftentimes made even more complicated by a lack of education, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse.

Enter Sr. Susan Pleiss, OSF, pastoral associate at Good Shepherd Parish, the only Catholic Church in Campton, and all of Wolfe County. Both Mary and Kaylee were inspired by Sr. Susan’s outreach efforts...

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Tour Religious Art on Campus

by Sync User | Apr 03, 2014

St. Francis StatueA new brochure produced by the Office of Mission Effectiveness serves as a guide to religious art on campus, listing each piece and mapping out where it is located on display.

“Marian University’s Catholic and Franciscan heritage is seen in the religious artwork throughout campus. You are invited to visit our sacred spaces and be inspired by what you will find on your journey,” said Sr. Jean Marie Cleveland, OSF ’64, vice president for mission effectiveness.

Artwork includes everything from the Saint Francis statue which arrived on campus in 1941, to the Mosaics of the Franciscan Sponsorship Values, which were complete in 2013 as a part of the new Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences.      

For more information, contact Sr. Jean Marie Cleveland, OSF '64 at jeanm@marian.edu

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