Franciscan CORE

Franciscan CORE:

What is Franciscan CORE? Check out our video to learn more.

We believe it is important for young people to experience service and social justice issues personally in order to understand and be empathetic to those for whom these difficulties are their reality.

Awareness is the beginning, experience deepens that response.

A five-day summer, residential program for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students which offers education, reflection, and experience on Catholic Social Teaching themes and principles using St. Francis of Assisi as a model for action.

Each day will include;

  • Prayer,
  • Intentional learning,
  • Interaction with leaders in the field,
  • Direct service, and
  • Time to process experiences.

Viterbo’s residence halls will be home for the week and all meals will be furnished. Students arrive on Sunday late afternoon and depart on Friday afternoon. Space is limited to 30 participants. Cost is $375 which covers room and board for the week.

Our 2020 institute has been canceled due to restrictions in place around COVID-19. 

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