Celebrate St. Francis Week Sept. 30–Oct. 6

The St. Francis Week Committee, a group with representation from student affairs, religious studies and campus ministry, invites the Viterbo community to celebrate the university’s Franciscan tradition through a week of activities designed to share the spirit of St. Francis and St. Clare.

The annual St. Francis Day Mass (new location in San Damiano Chapel), a free lunch, and a Pet Blessing will still occur Wednesday, Oct. 4, but there will also be new additional offerings. To highlight a few, consider signing up for Service Saturday and Franny Fest; or participate in the Franciscan lecture, bread distribution to the community, or the day of contemplation.

The schedule of events is below. If you have any questions, email Emilio Alvarez, director of campus ministry and member of the St. Francis Week Committee.

Saturday, Sept. 30

8:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Feast of St. Francis Service Saturday, (Reinhart Center Lobby). Register to serve.  

Sunday, Oct. 1

11 a.m. Liturgy – San Damiano Chapel
6 p.m. Liturgy – San Damiano Chapel

Monday, Oct. 2

7 p.m., Francis Lecture – San Damiano Chapel. Required for all VUSM 100 courses but open to the Viterbo community.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

5:15 p.m.: Transitus Prayer Service – San Damiano Chapel
5:45 p.m.: Neighborhood Bread Distribution – San Damiano Chapel
6:15 p.m.: Cookies and Punch Reception – Brophy Center Patio

Wednesday, Oct. 4

11:15 a.m.: Feast of St. Francis Prelude and Mass – San Damiano Chapel. Note: classes are not in session from 11:15 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Noon–2:30 p.m.: Franny Fest – Assisi Courtyard. Rain location is the Mathy Center.

Click for information and booth registration.  

5:15 p.m.: Pet Blessing – Assisi Courtyard
9 p.m.: Taize Prayer – San Damiano Chapel

Thursday, Oct. 5

All Day: Day of Contemplation

Maps of contemplative activities can be picked up in student life, campus ministry, and the student affairs office.

Noon–1 p.m.: Lunch and Learn on Contemplation – Fine Arts Center Hospitality Suite
9 p.m.: Praise and Worship – San Damiano Chapel

Friday, Oct. 6

8:15 a.m.: First Friday Prayer – San Damiano Chapel