The Holy Eucharist on an Altar

Five Key Truths About Ongoing Conversion

Long ago, a young man walked up to Jesus and put a question to him: “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered him, “You know the commandments: Do not kill. Do not commit adultery. Do not steal. Do not bear false witness. Do not defraud. Honor your father and mother.”…

Franciscan University Christ the King Chapel rooftop

Holy Week Schedule 2020

All Holy Week liturgies will be live streamed at All times are Eastern.   Holy Thursday, April 9: Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:00 p.m.   Good Friday, April 10: Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion: 3:00 p.m.   Holy Saturday, April 11: Easter Vigil: 8:00 p.m.   Easter Sunday, April 12: Regina Caeli (replaces…

Praying Through Mass-less Sundays

Sunday Mass cancellations and dispensations are now ubiquitous throughout the Catholic Church in the United States. During the weekend of March 14-15, over 20 archdioceses and dioceses experienced Sunday Mass cancellations, including in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York, San Diego, Boston, Newark, San Antonio, and Detroit.


Lenten Podcasts

Listen to Lenten-themed episodes from theology professor Dr. Regis Martin’s pithy and witty podcast, “In Search of the Still Point.” “On Love and Forgiveness” “Body of Christ, you miserable wretch…” “On Being Given and Forgiven” “Having a lovely Lent, are we?” “Be worthy of the flame consuming you” “The hour is coming” “Happy Feast Day,…

From My Window

I love the view out my office window. I think it’s one of the best views of campus. When I first arrived at Franciscan University as a student, a road ran down this part of campus and Starvaggi Hall faced a large, unattractive parking lot. But that changed years ago. Now, it is an area full of grass and beautiful trees that serves as the main throughway of the students.

wall of rosaries

The Franciscan Crown Rosary for Lent

Catholics are familiar with the five-decade Rosary given to us by the Dominicans, but did you know the Franciscans also pray a seven-decade Rosary known as the Franciscan Crown? The Franciscan Crown Rosary dates back the 15th century when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Assisi to a Franciscan friar named James. As a child,…