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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.

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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