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Experience a meaningful, personal encounter with the Lord through Bible study, attending mass, prayer groups, spiritual guidance and retreats. Our campus also offers a sacred space that students can use for prayer or reflection. The Walking with St. Francis Pilgrimage to Assisi/Rome is another way students connect with their faith.

    Bible Study

    Campus Ministry offers Bible Study for students to gather for prayer, reflection on scripture, and dialogue. Please check the university calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

    For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

    Romans 15:4


    Mass offered Wednesdays at 11:30 at Rosary Chapel, located at OLOL Hospital, first floor of main entrance. Specialty Masses on campus throughout the year (see calendar for dates). Mass offered every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at The Chapel of St. Francis at La Verna.

    Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

    Colossians 3:16


    Join FranU as we pray for our city, country & world. Please check the University calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

    ...do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. An the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

    Philippians 4:6-7

    Spiritual Direction

    Need some help with your spiritual walk? Our staff at FranU is here to help. Contact Tammy Vidrine, Tammy.Vidrine@franu.edu, for more info.

    And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

    Isaiah 30:21


    Campus Ministry offers opportunities for the students, faculty, and staff to deepen their spirituality through retreat experiences. Two retreats a year will be offered.

    For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

    Isaiah 54:10

    The Busy Person’s Retreat is offered in the fall. It is ideal for students, faculty, and staff with busy schedules looking for spiritual experiences while on campus. It is designed to engage participants in personal scripture reflection and prayer, provides one-on-one spiritual direction for 30 minutes with a spiritual director, over a five-day period.

    Discovery I AM is offered in the spring. It is an opportunity for deeper spiritual reflection Students searching for a time to reflect on their spirituality through talks and guided reflection will benefit from this experience. It is designed to help students realize their gifts and their vocational call, while developing their spirituality.

    Pilgrimage to Assisi/Rome

    Walking with St. Francis Pilgrimage is an immersion into the life, spirituality, and culture of St. Francis and St. Clare. Students, faculty/staff travel for twelve days in Italy exploring the story of St. Francis in Assisi and Rome.

    Your statutes have been my songs in the house of my sojourning.

    Psalm 119:54

    Sacred Space

    The Reflection Oratory is interfaith room where student can come to experience God and have place of peace on Campus. Located in the Administration Building.

    Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

    Matthew 11:28