It is said that it isn’t a Franciscan celebration if there is no food, so we encourage all members of the community to gather at the dining hall for lunch following Mass. There is no charge, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be obtained at the Student Development Center.
The annual Pet Blessing by the Friars will begin at 5 p.m. at the Dancing Francis statue in Assisi Courtyard. It’s a fun time if you haven’t witnessed this eclectic gathering of dogs, cats, and other pets.
The Franciscan tradition also celebrates the Transitus of Francis (his entrance into heaven) on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 3. A campus Transitus service will be held in San Damiano Chapel at 7 p.m. with Italian desserts to follow. Alternatively, the Viterbo community is welcome to attend the Transitus service celebrated by the FSPA in Mary of the Angels Chapel at 6:30 p.m.
Viterbo’s Franciscan identity is likewise evident by the service and generosity of our employees toward the United Way and its sponsored agencies. Viterbo’s employee campaign will be announced soon and run through Thursday, Oct. 31. I am grateful to the following for their leadership and service to this year’s campaign: Kathy Duerwachter, Sonya Ganther, Dorothy Lenard, Denise Lorenz, and Jocelyn Mlsna.
Pax et Bonum,