1. The Franciscan Experience - Summer Institute

Who Are You Called To Be?

Rising high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend The Franciscan Experience (TFE) and embrace God’s call to service and be inspired towards their vocation. Come together in community to be challenged intellectually, physically, and spiritually as we seek to encounter Christ through the heart of St. Francis.


TFE 2021 — July 12-16, 2021

30 rising juniors and seniors gather for a 5-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!

Is God Calling You to Dig Deeper?

The Franciscan Experience is a unique opportunity to build community while cultivating the seed that Christ has planted within each one of us. Participants of TFE 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 in Christ that will last
  • Developing your prayer life to truly connect your heart to that of Christ and sustain it
  • Being genuine witnesses of what is true, good, and beautiful
  • Learning how to effectively discern your vocation and your universal call to holiness
  • Becoming servant leaders in your schools, churches, communities, and in your vocations
  • Exemplifying the Franciscan charisms and core values of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University