Quincy University celebrating Franciscan Heritage Week

Franciscan Heritage Week

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QUINCY – Quincy University is celebrating Franciscan Heritage Week through Friday. The public is encouraged to join faculty, staff and students at the events hosted by QU Campus Ministry. Masks are required at all events.

The week-long celebration began Sunday night with the Transitus Service in the QU Chapel. Transitus, Latin for passage, interactively depicts and commemorates the final years of Saint Francis, from the moment he received the wounds of Christ up to his death.

Several activities are planned for Monday, starting with cappuccino and Brother Jacoba’s Cookies from 9:30-10:30 a.m. outside the Campus Ministry house, 823 N. 20th. Listen to a reading and discuss the meaning of St. Francis’s famous poem “Canticle of the Sun,” from 3-4 p.m. Share a simple prayer in thanksgiving for the blessing of pets and other animals in our lives with any member of the Quincy University community at 7 p.m. at Friars Field. Pets and other animals do not need to be present for the prayer.

Watch the award-winning documentary “Outcasts” at 7:15 p.m. Monday outside of the Campus Ministry house. “Outcasts,” a film by Joe Campo, owner and producer of Grassroots Films, documents the hard, dark struggle of the poor living in New York and New Jersey, Nicaragua, Honduras, England and Ireland, and the light and hope of Christ brought to them through the ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. This documentary is for mature audiences only.

Stop at the QU tent behind the cafeteria, 18th and Lind, at noon Tuesday and receive a special blessing from a priest using a bone of St. Francis. Honor St. Francis, who created the practice of the Stations of the Cross, at 7 p.m. Tuesday outside the Campus Ministry house.

For information, contact the Campus Ministry office at cministry@quincy.edu.

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