Franciscan Center

The Franciscan Center at Stritch fosters the study of Sts. Francis and Clare and promotes research on the history, spirituality and values of the Franciscan tradition.


It serves the University and wider community, as well as the Franciscan family, through scholarships, dialogue and activities that bring Franciscan ideals and values to bear on contemporary issues and problems, both local and global.

The Franciscan Center serves as a conference site for pursuing spiritual and educational enrichment about St. Francis, St. Clare, Franciscan men and women, and the Franciscan tradition.

Educational Opportunities

It offers credit and non-credit courses, in conjunction with the Department of Religious Studies; workshops and seminars; lectures and conferences on a host of issues from the Franciscan perspective.

For more information on any upcoming conferences or on the Center, please contact:

Sister Margaret Klotz Director (414) 410-4275 or (800) 347-8822, ext. 4275 mklotz@stritch.edu