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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.

Marian University Sponsors WTHR Health and Fitness Expo

by Katie Bradley | Apr 16, 2014

For the second year, Marian University will sponsor WTHR’s Health and Fitness Expo happening April 26-27 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

The expo will include a Health Screening Zone with students from the Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) and the Alan and Sue Leighton School of Nursing performing adult health screenings for blood pressure, body mass index, glucose, cholesterol.

Stop by the Marian University booth to learn more about children’s health, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and many other health-related activities. MU-COM will also sponsor the “Celebration of Wellness 5K” on April 26, at 8:30 a.m. at the fairgrounds. Register online.

Featured guests include: Andrew Luck, quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts; Bret Michaels, legendary rocker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist; Nick Goepper, 2014 Olympic Winter Games bronze medalist skier; and Sarah Fisher, Verizon IndyCar team owner. For a complete list of events, visit the WTHR website.

At the door, tickets to the Health and Fitness Expo are $5 each, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross. For free admission, register early using the promotional code “FREE TICKETS”.
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