Faith

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

02/09/2021
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

02/01/2021
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

01/28/2021
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

07/24/2019
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

70-Year-Old Stage 4 Cancer Survivor to Cycle 10 States for Charity

07/10/2017
On September 8, 2017, 70-year-old Brother Shamus McGrenra T.O.R., a stage 4 colon cancer survivor, will tackle his toughest route in the history of the annual #GoBroShamus Charity Bike Ride. The journey will begin in Bar Harbor, Maine and cover roughly 1,000 miles of mountainous terrain, taking Bro. Shamus through 10 states and several major cities before coming to an end in Jamestown, Virginia. Bro. Shamus’s goal is to raise $45,000 for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University, a volunteer-based charity that provides food and necessities to members of the local Loretto, PA

4th annual March on Mountain held

01/30/2017
Saint Francis University and the surrounding communities turned out for the fourth annual "March on the Mountain" Pro-Life rally on Friday, January 27, 2017. About 75 people participated in the local version of the D.C. March for Life that is held on each year on the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Roe vs. Wade.

SFU student selected for World Youth Day

05/24/2016
Saint Francis University student Matthew Fraley of Frederick, Md, will be traveling to Poland in July as part of the College Knights Pilgrimage to Krakow and World Youth Day. World Youth Day is an international event started by Saint John Paul II in 1985, celebrated annually at the diocesan level and every two to three years in a major city with millions of youth and young adults who come to be with the Holy Father and to celebrate the Catholic faith. World Youth Day 2016 will be held July 26-31 in Krakow, Poland. For its theme, Pope Francis has chosen a line from the Beatitudes, “Blessed are