Spiritual Growth

Celebrations are held throughout the year acknowledging the influence of Sts. Francis and Clare and other Franciscans who have inspired us.


St. Francis of Assisi was an important religious leader whose life is still having an impact hundreds of years after his death. Events include creative prayer services, intellectual studies, and story telling from students, faculty, and staff.

National Catholic Student Conference (NCSC)

This is an annual event that students choose to attend at various locations throughout the United states. Hundreds of Catholic college students gather for four days of workshops, creative prayer, dancing and other events that energize and affirm all in fully living their faith. Students conduct fund raising to attend the conference.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

Formation in preparation for reception of Sacraments (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation). Learn more about the Christian/Catholic faith and church.

Book Discussions

Small group discussions to consider questions of faith.

Franciscan Leadership Pilgrimage

Students, faculty, staff, and administrators are encouraged to participate in the discernment process. Contact Sean Lansing, stlansing@stritch.edu, (414) 410-4583.


The Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated each semester. For individual reconciliation options, please contact Sean Lansing, stlansing@stritch.edu, (414) 410-4583.