Rooted in the Catholic and Franciscan traditions of Faith and Reason, the University of Saint Francis engages a diverse community in learning, leadership, and service.
At the university, you will experience Franciscan values that encourage us to:
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition is a 2000-year-old conversation between “faith and reason.” This tradition stresses the centrality and dignity of the human person in its search for God. Those who hold this tradition believe: “that humans can search for ultimate truth – that all life comes from God – and that the guarantee of this is the incarnation of Jesus Christ into this world. It is the Christian view that our destination is beyond this world, that sin interferes with our search, and that while on earth, we are called to care for the poor and for creation.”
The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition is rooted in the Catholic Tradition and based on the spiritual experience and of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Hallmarks of the Franciscan Intellectual tradition are:
With this in mind, the University of Saint Francis espouses the mission and Franciscan values above.