Mission Integration

Mission Integration is charged with exploring how the University engages its Catholic, Franciscan identity in all facets with programming for students, staff and faculty. It includes functions such as University Ministry, LDRS Initiative, Franciscan Servant Scholars, and Employee Services, along with a yearly pilgrimage to Rome/Assisi. We partner with the academy to infuse the Catholic, Franciscan Identity into the CORE curriculum through consultation, resourcing, and ongoing systematic formation.


Sacred Space

The University provides sacred spaces on campus for prayer and reflection including:

 

The Saint Francis of Assisi Chapel

Located on the second floor of Bonaventure Hall, the chapel accommodates 160 and is the central place for prayer and worship on campus. It is open 24 hours a day for personal prayer and reflection. It is the current location of our Daily Mass at noon Monday through Friday.

 

The Labyrinth

Located outside on the Northeast lawn, the Labyrinth uses the ancient symbol of the spiral to encourage meditation and prayer along its path. Instructions are located in a covered container at the entrance to the Labyrith.
 

Peace Garden

Located between the Board Room and the Blue Room, this courtyard garden is a quiet space that features lush plant life and benches for quiet prayer and reflection.
 

Heritage Park

Located on the east lawn, Heritage Park provides a beautiful reflection space in honor of St. Clare. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the campus and provides an opportunity for reflection and a place honor our those who have gone before us to build our wonderful community,
 

St. Francis Terrace Garden

Located on the southeast lawn outside Bonaventure Hall’s Northwestern Mutual Lobby, this are honors St. Francis and is a wonderful place to sit with a friend.
 

Interfaith Prayer Room

Located next to Serra Hall Dining Room next to Clare Hall, the Interfaith prayer room is a quiet place for spiritual reading, relaxation, and prayer for people of all faiths.