1. Franciscan Week

2023 Franciscan Week


Monday, October 2

Welcome Online: Dr. Holland

Student Prayer Online: Miranda Landry

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Grab & Go Breakfast ( Chick-Fil-a )

Honey Dew Sips and Savory | coffee truck


Location: Liberal Arts parking portico

9:00 AM

Divine Mercy

Location: Chapel, SFH 2nd floor

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Sno Cones, Art Project, Therapy Dogs, lawn games

Location: SFH Green Space

3:00 PM |

Prayer and Share, Chapel,

Location: SFH 2nd floor

Tuesday, October 3

Student Prayer Online: Bryce Cormier

9:30 AM – 10:15 AM |

Pilgrim Panel: Emily Marcotte and Emerson Perraul

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM |

Campus Federal Jambalya: Lunch, and Activities

Service Learning Community Partners (10:30 to 12:30) *See bottom of page for list of partners

Location: SFH Green Space

11:30 AM |


Location: Chapel SFH 2nd floor

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM |

Student Affairs, “Thrive at FranU: Body, Mind, Spirit"

Presented by

Laine Thornburg, LPC | Director of Counseling
Tammy Vidrine, MRE | Director of Campus Ministry
Miriam Holmes, BSN RN | Asst. Director of Health & Wellness

Location SFH 3rd floor, Board Room.

6:00 PM |


Location: Maryville Convent, St Francis Chapel, 4200 Essen Lane

Transitus is the annual celebration by Franciscans throughout the world of the passing of St. Francis from this life to his eternal life with God. It is celebrated the night of October 3, the eve of his feast day. The word “transitus” comes from the Latin, meaning passage or crossing. The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Sisters have invited the University community to celebrate the Transitus with them.

Wednesday, October 4

Student Prayer Online: Laura Chaney

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM |


Location: Campus Ministry Office, SFH 2nd floor

12:15 PM | Mass

Location: Chapel, SFH 2nd floor

12:45 PM – 2:45 PM Snacks and Games

  • Pretzel/Nacho
  • Popcorn Machine (SGA)
  • State Farm
  • Food Pantry Drive
  • Games (SGA)

Location: SFH Green Space

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM |

The Alumni Speaker Series

Location: The Biological Learning and Research Building (BLRB) at 5222 Brittany Drive Suite B.

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM |

Bible Study: Revelations, God’s Book of Hope

Location: SFH, Room 203A

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM |

Dr. Joe Vukov from Loyola University Chicago.

The topic is "Humanizing Artificial Intelligence".

Reception to follow.

Location: SFH 1st floor

Thursday, October 5

Student Prayer Online: Ignazio Landry

9:00 AM |

Dr. Joe Vukov from Loyola University Chicago,

Topic is: "Navigating Faith and Science: From Conflict to Dialogue With Humility".

Breakfast served.

Location: SFH Board Room, 3rd floor.

11:00 AM | Catholic Ask Me Anything: Dr. Christopher Ragusa,

Location: SFH Chapel, 2nd floor.

Submit Questions HERE!

3:00 PM-4:00 PM |


Chapel, SFH 2nd floor

Friday, October 6

Student Prayer Online: Joshua Theil

Online: Sr. Martha Abshire Blessing over Intentions

Online: President Tina Holland Closing Remarks

Saturday, October 7

8:30am – 12:30pm

Missionaries of Charity Soup Kitchen and Shelter