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University Ministry

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2023 Announcement

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Affirming the human dignity of each and every person

University Ministry provides many different options for spiritual growth. We strive to live spiritually-enriched lives by praising the Creator, affirming the human dignity of each and every person, working for justice, protecting equality and peace, engaging in conversation, exploring our religious and faith traditions and beliefs, celebrating creation, diversity and creativity, recognizing the sacramental nature of all life, and praying consistently for love to overcome our hearts.

#4 in Wisconsin for Most Prestigious Faith-Based College or University

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Stritch Franciscan Value of the Year

The Franciscan Value of the Year is ''Showing Compassion'.

We do this through:

  • Serving and caring for the poor and oppressed
  • Working for justice
  • Taking responsible social action Offering unselfish service
Franciscan Values

Interfaith Prayer

Stritch provides an interfaith prayer room that can be used at anytime by students of any faith, as a place for prayer or reflection.

Faith and Fellowship/Spiritual Development Celebrations are held throughout the year acknowledging the influence of St. Francis, St. Clare and other Franciscans who have inspired us.

Anyone is welcome at any University Ministry sponsored event regardless of their faith tradition.


One way we assist with spiritual growth is gathering as a community to grow and explore our spirituality, faith and fellowship through retreats. A retreat is an event where a group of people withdraw from their daily lives to pray, fellowship, rest and reflect so that they can focus on God, themselves and one another.

Social Justice

Working for social justice is an essential component of a life of faith. Our Catholic tradition articulates this call through Catholic Social Teaching. We invite you to join as we commit acts of service, advocacy and learning so that our faith may be truly authentic. University Ministry offers Mission Trips as a way to facilitate opportunities for students.

Franciscan Servant Scholars

Franciscan Servant Scholars

The Franciscan Servant Scholars (FSS) program is designed for full-time undergraduate students of all faiths and majors who seek to develop their faith and grow in service as they discern a career path. The FSS program is rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan values of Cardinal Stritch University.

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Learn about retreat opportunties throughout the year.

Mission Trips

Mission Trips

Opportunities to Grow in Faith and Fellowship

St. Francis of Assisi Chapel

All are welcome!


Mondays and Thursdays at 12:20 p.m. 

All University Liturgies 

  • The Mass of the Holy Spirit
  • Transitus
  • The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
  • All Saints Day
  • Thanksgiving Prayer Service 
  • Graduation Mass
sacred spaces

Sacred spaces

There are a number of spaces available on campus for prayer and reflection; find them on the campus map.

Sacred Spaces on Campus
University Ministry contacts:

Gino G. Grivetti

Director of University Ministry

Barb S. Spies

Director of Mission Integration

Mission Integration

(414) 410-4691