I grew up number three in a family of seven children. My parents met as students at Franciscan, married, and never left. I’ve always thought of myself as a ‘traditional Catholic”—no hand-raising, speaking in tongues, etc. All that was somewhat foreign, even though, as kids, we saw a great deal of charismatic worship on campus.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’?