The Basilica of St. Francis

Franciscan Pilgrimage

All rising sophomores and juniors at St. Francis College have the opportunity to apply for the Student Franciscan Pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome and other places associated with St. Francis and St. Clare.

The College offers students two 10-day opportunities to experience pilgrimage to Assisi & Rome. One takes place during the College’s winter break and includes a New Year’s Eve celebration in Assisi; while other takes place in late May. This second pilgrimage is a 3 credit course that begins online each March prior to the trip.

Participants travel and spend time with students from other Franciscan Colleges and Universities under the guidance of pilgrimage staffThese pilgrimages offer the opportunity to learn more about our Franciscan values and traditions. The pilgrimage begins in Rome, where for three days we will visit major religious and historic churches and monuments. Then we travel to the town of Greccio to visit the place where St. Francis began the tradition of the Christmas crèche. From there we go to Assisi and spend the next six days in the 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 dates of the next winter pilgrimage are December 27, 2021 to January 6, 2022. The dates for next spring pilgrimage for credit have yet to be determined but interested students can email Dr. Egler in the Mission, Ministry & Interfaith Dialogue Office for information.

For more information on these opportunities please contact
Alexandria M. Egler, PhD:

Alexandria Egler


Executive Director, St. Clare Lounge