Franciscan Friar to Bike in 13th Annual Charity Ride

University Communications & Marketing | 05/12/2023
Brother Shamus McGrenra, a 76-year-old stage IV colon cancer survivor and a Franciscan Friar, will embark on his 13th Annual #GoBroShamus Charity Bike Ride on June 3, 2023. Cycling the local Rails to Trails in Pennsylvania and Maryland, Brother Shamus will complete the ride over the course of two back-to-back weekends.

41st Annual Red Mass and Law Day celebrated

University Marketing & Communications | 05/01/2023
Keynote speaker Noel Francisco focused on the importance of religion to a free society, what lawyers can do to protect religious freedom, and why it is essential that Catholic lawyers do this important work in a principled way but with the utmost civility and compassion towards their fellow citizens.

Bell Ringing Ceremony

University Communications & Marketing | 03/31/2023
On March 28, 2023, faculty and staff gathered to officially "ring-in" the latest campus bell: one that will be placed within the Immaculate Conception Chapel Bell Tower when renovations are complete this August.

2023 March on the Mountain

University Communications & Marketing | 01/24/2023
Saint Francis University students, faculty, and staff gathered amongst local community members on the campus mall for the 10th annual March on the Mountain, held Monday, January 23, 2023.

Recorded session available for A Journey in Becoming Anti-Racist

Saint Francis University is pleased to release the recorded session from the latest Franciscan Endowment Lecture Series: A Journey in Becoming Anti-Racist: A Franciscan Call held on Feb. 4, 2021. TOR Endowment Speaker Dr Vanessa White from Saint Francis University on Vimeo.

SFU Holds 8th Annual March for Life on the Mountain

Students and staff from Saint Francis University held the 8th annual March for Life on the Mountain, Friday, January 29th. The SFU Knights of Columbus, the Students for Life organization, and Campus Ministry members gathered to unite in prayer and proclaim the sanctity of all human life. The day’s events included a march around the campus mall as well as a mass and rosary. History of the march Each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates, from across the United States, gather in Washington D.C. marching through the nation’s capital at the annual

Saint Francis University Friar Raises Over 100k for Charity

Saint Francis University is proud to announce that the Brother Shamus McGrenra Charity Bike Ride has raised $113,439 for local residents struggling with rural poverty. On September 14, 2020, Brother Shamus McGrenra, a 73-year-old, stage 4 colon cancer survivor and Franciscan Friar embarked on his 10th Annual #GoBroShamus Charity Bike Ride. Brother Shamus cycled nearly 400 miles following the Erie Canal, starting his journey in Buffalo, NY and concluded his ride in Albany, NY. All the money raised will be used to support the Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University. Donations

Faith and Franciscanism in Athletics

The Catholic Franciscan faith creates the foundation of all things Saint Francis University, including the University’s approach to collegiate athletics. Saint Francis University proudly has a team chaplain for each of its 22 Division I intercollegiate athletic teams, as well as its marching band and cheerleading programs. SFU is one of the only schools in the nation that has a Sports Chaplain program, and the only one where every program has its own chaplain to represent their respective team. "Student-Athlete Development’s Chaplain Program is designed to round out the overall experience and