In casual conversations with friends at Franciscan, you’ll often hear stories about saints with crazy heroic virtue. Francis of Assisi threw himself into thorns at the first inkling of temptation. Teresa of Avila levitated during her deep conversations and unions with the Lord. Padre Pio, well, Padre Pio once woke up…Details
The student life community at Franciscan University has a unique element that saturates the residence halls, the cafeteria, Christ the King Chapel, and even the sports fields. This one-of-a-kind element is households. You see signs of households everywhere–a group of young men or women wearing the same color sweatshirt at Mass or getting a meal. Many of them live on the same floor, and often gather in their common room to talk, study, and pray. But what draws them together? What makes one different from another? And what does it mean to ‘intent’?