Franciscan Value of the Year

Creating a Caring Community

Each year, Stritch focuses on one of the four Franciscan values we cherish. This year, we are focusing on the value of Creating a Caring Community

To practice this value we will: 

  • Understand what it means to be in and live in a community
  • Learn new tools to help develop community
    • Affirm the lives and understand the concerns of people within our local and greater community
    • Challenge ideas and events that speak against the dignity of every human person
  • Explore through texts like Evangelii Gaudium which tells us that, “…at the very heart of the Gospel is life in community and engagement with others.”
  • Engage in a small group setting to pray, appreciate, and focus on our similarities instead of our differences
  • Collaborate with others in the community to learn about and create opportunities for care