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Franciscan Pilgrimage

All St. Francis College students have the opportunity to apply for the Assisi Pilgrimage. This opportunity is facilitated by Neumann University.

The Assisi Pilgrimage is a 10-day opportunity to experience a pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome. The pilgrimage is a 3-credit course that begins online each March prior to the trip which is typically scheduled for the middle of May. Credits earned from this course can be applied to meet various academic requirements - please discuss this with your Academic Advisor.

This pilgrimage offers the opportunity to learn more about our Franciscan values and traditions. The pilgrimage begins in Rome, where for three days, pilgrims will visit major religious sites, historic churches, and monuments. Then, the group travels to the town of Greccio to visit the place where St. Francis began the tradition of the Christmas crèche (Nativity). From there, the pilgrimage moves on to Assisi, and pilgrims spend the next six days in this town where St. Clare & St. Francis were born and began their joyful and radical response to the Gospel teachings.

These unique experiences afford students time for prayer, reflection and spiritual growth while learning about St. Francis and St. Clare as well as a deepening of their own relationship with God, family, society, and all of creation. The next Assisi Pilgrimage will take place in May of 2024. Interested students can email Brother Gregory Cellini ([email protected]) in the Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue Office for information.

QUICK FACTSDestinations: Rome and AssisiCost: $4,598 [Travel: $3,799; Tuition: $799]

$200 Deposit Due by

December 16, 2023

3 Credits

Contact: Dr. John Kruse

[email protected]

(610) 358-4226

Maeve Conlon '21 - Adolescent Education with Concentration in History

"The Study Abroad Course [Assisi Pilgrimage] allowed me to truly understand their lives as well as what it means to be a Franciscan. Through the course we explored various historical and religious sites and were guided with amazing facts and details about the significance of each place we visited. From having an audience with Pope Francis and touring the St. Peter’s Basilica, to the wonderful town of Assisi."

Participants will travel and spend time with students from other Franciscan Colleges and Universities under the guidance of pilgrimage staff.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact Brother Gregory Cellini, OSF:

Director, Office of Mission, Ministry and Interfaith Dialogue
[email protected]

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