Franciscan Pilgrimage

Stritch takes part in a variety of pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy that visit the major sanctuaries associated with Sts. Francis and Clare. Pilgrims participate in rituals, prayers, Eucharistic celebrations, historical visits and lectures.


Cardinal Stritch University is dedicated to deepening the Franciscan charism within the very foundation of the University. In an effort to broaden and enrich the understanding of the Franciscan Values important to the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, and to the world including...

Making Peace
Reverencing Creation
Showing Compassion
and Creating a Caring Community,

Cardinal Stritch University provides yearly funding for staff, faculty and administrators to participate in the Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage. In recent years, nearly 125 employees have been afforded this opportunity.

On Being a Pilgrim

Pilgrims are not tourists. Pilgrims are people who are on a journey designed to take them outside their ordinary, familiar lives into an unfamiliar environment where they have the opportunity to search beyond the ordinary in order to come to know God.

The Leadership Pilgrimage brings together leaders of various faith traditions from Franciscan Institutions across the world to reflect on and learn from the vision and values of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. The Pilgrimage includes time for reflection, study, conversation, leisure, relaxation and visits to sacred Franciscan places in Assisi and Rome.

For more information, visit the Franciscan Pilgrimages website.

Applications for the 2015 Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage are due December 12, 2014.
Student Application Information
Staff/Faculty Application Information

2014 Franciscan Pilgrims

Faculty/Staff
Sarah Blake
Tammy Howard
Eva-Maria and Matthew Nitka
T.J. and Aisha Rains
Amber and Thomas Sanders
Maria Von Arx
Matthew Weiss

Students
Anne Gates
Mary Jane Jorgensen
Kristen Landaal
Rebecca Meleski
Matthew Stemwell
Jedidiah Wardecke
Sarah Werner

For a full roster of past Cardinal Stritch University Pilgrims click here.