1. The Franciscan Experience - Summer Institute

Your Moment Is Now!

Join us to embrace God's call to radical service and be inspired towards God's call for you - your vocation. Rising high school juniors and seniors will form a faith-filled community and be challenged intellectually, physically, and spiritually as we encounter Christ through the heart of St. Francis of Assisi.

TFE Summer 2025

June 14 - 19

30-35 rising juniors and seniors gather for a 6-day immersive experience into the Word of God, the rich and beautiful Catholic tradition, and service as the hands and feet of Christ in the community!

Who Are You Called To Be?

The Franciscan Experience is a unique opportunity to build community while cultivating the seed that Christ has planted within each one of us. TFE participants can take that next step in their faith by...

  • Engaging with our esteemed University theology faculty through theological study and discussion
  • Participating in service opportunities in our local community through the eyes and heart of St. Francis
  • Growing together with your peers to forge authentic friendships
  • Discovering what it means to encounter Christ and learn what it takes to discern vocation
  • Developing your prayer life to truly connect your heart to Christ and sustain it