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Franciscan Pilgrims' Progress

Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Reverence for the dignity of every individual stands out as the first, and perhaps most treasured, Franciscan value. Meeting Francis and Clare as we have done—intimately and in amazing detail—has shown us how different they were from each other and from us. But we have also witnessed how much they cared for each other and for others, especially the poor and the sick, the outcast and the vulnerable. Through their eyes we see that every man and woman is made in God’s image, a wonder to behold, no matter how different from us. Marian’s commitment to serve a diverse student body has been reaffirmed as an incredibly important feature of who we are and what we stand for as a Catholic Franciscan community...read more

Pilgrims - Susan Jennifer Ellen

Five days into our time in Assisi, the pilgrims from Marian University have all experienced in new ways what our Franciscan sponsorship values mean—for us as individuals and for the Marian community.

Prayer has been a constant for us. Daily Eucharist—whether in small chapels, large basilicas or our hotel--has become the centering experience of our journey. More than half of us are not Catholic, but this most significant of all Catholic rituals has embraced all and engaged us in the formation of a community of individuals renewed in our commitment to the mission of Marian University—to be a great Catholic university dedicated to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts tradition.

Indy Talks Social Media Photography and Nature Workshop

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  • Dates: 27 – 27 Apr, 2013
  • 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Location: indianapolis, Indiana, United States
  • Address: 3200 cold spring road
  • Contact: David Benson
  • Email: dbenson@marian.edu
  • Phone: 3179556028

On Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 a.m. - noon, the EcoLab will present a photography workshop geared especially toward those who enjoy posting pictures on social media sites and who would like to learn how to make those pictures better. Pulitzer prize-winning photographer, Bill Foley will lead the photography workshop with the EcoLab as the primary subject as part of the IndyTalks series.  It will be fun for the whole family, but we especially encourage you to bring your middle and high school age kids who spend a good deal of time on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Bring your Apple or other photo-enabled portable devices and plan to spend time outside.  Meet at the Nina Mason Pulliam Nature Center in the Basement of Allison Mansion. Family: $10, Individual: $3 and Under 6: free.  To register, contact Janice Hicks Slaughter at jhslaughter@marian.edu, or 317-524-7701.  We hope you will join us and tell your friends too!

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