Franciscan Value of the Year

Showing Compassion

Each year, Stritch focuses on one of the four Franciscan values we cherish. This year, we are focusing on the value of Showing Compassion


This Franciscan value invites us to: 

  • Serve and care for the poor and oppressed
  • Work for justice always
  • Take responsible social action
  • Offer unselfish service wherever we may be

Our challenge is to say "yes" to this value in a spirit of goodness that is inclusive and diverse, as St. Francis and St. Clare of Assisi did so many years ago. To say "yes" to a sense of compassion with kindess, sharing our gifts and talents, at Stritch and elsewhere.