The Franciscan Experience is a 6-day overnight summer theology institute in Baton Rouge, LA that unites theological formation, service in the community, and participation in liturgical and personal prayer to assist participants in their own vocational discernment. With St. Francis as their guide, participants will take up the call of rebuilding the Church as missionary disciples. Building community is at the heart of TFE, and during these 6 days, participants can build relationships not only with each other, but with those whom they serve and with faculty, staff, and college mentors from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.
Participants can expect fruitful times of prayer, encouragement in small groups, new opportunities of service, daily Mass, time spent before the Blessed Sacrament, interactive and engaging speakers, greater knowledge of the faith, Christ-centered friendships, and so much more!
The 3 pillars serve as the core themes of TFE and give a firm foundation to our mission. Advancing in the 3 pillars allows participants to grow into the best version of themselves — to be more passionate Catholics and servant leaders. At TFE, these 3 pillars work together to help participants discern their vocations in the midst of a supportive community.