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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.

Alumni Hall Near Completion

by Amber Ferrari | Jun 25, 2014

Alumni Hall construction continues to move along quickly as we approach the end of June. The recent stretch of good weather has allowed both inside and outside work on the building to remain consistent.

Inside Projects:

  • The bookstore is close to being finished and is anticipated to be the first fully completed space.
  • Inside framing is complete.
  • Drywall installation is well underway.
  • Electrical work and plumbing are nearly finished.
  • Paint, flooring, and ceilings are set to be installed next.

Outside Projects:

  • 90 percent of glass around the building is installed.

Marian University will officially open Alumni Hall in time for classes to begin in August.

 Remember that the Alumni Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony takes place on Saturday, October 18 at 10:30 a.m. as a part of Marian University Homecoming festivities. 

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