As the largest Franciscan institution of higher education
in North America, Cardinal Stritch University continually strives to cultivate
a fuller and deeper understanding of St. Francis of Assisi among our community.
Each year, students, faculty, and staff take part in
pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy that visit the major sanctuaries associated with
both St. Francis and St. Clare. One sanctuary that is especially relevant this
time of year is in Greccio, Italy, where Francis created the world’s first
On behalf of the entire
Cardinal Stritch University community, we wish you a holiday season
filled with the spirit of St. Francis: forgiveness, healing,
reconciliation, and peace.
Merry Christmas and happy
holidays to all of you.
President James P. and Irene
During this holiday season, please consider including
Stritch on your gift list. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Annual Fund helps support student scholarships and important
initiatives like the Franciscan Pilgrimage program. To make a
thanks to Tim Abler, associate professor and chair of the Visual Art Department; and
Dr. Eun-Joo Kwak, associate professor and chair of the Music Department, for their assistance in the creation of this Christmas