Mass for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Mass for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Come celebrate the Eucharist for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 4
Time: 12:05 p.m.
Location: Cor Jesu Chapel

On Thursday, Oct. 4,  the Catholic Church celebrates one of its most well-known saints, St. Francis of Assisi. He was born in Assisi Italy in 1181 and died Oct 3, 1226. Francis is the founder of the Franciscan Order and the inspiration of many Franciscan brothers and sisters around the world. Francis sought to imitate Christ in his life and in his body. He is known for his filial embrace of the world. Calling the Sun his brother, and the Moon his sister, as well as many other realities in life, Francis sought to express his experience of communion with everything under the one God. There is an ancient tradition between Franciscans and Dominicans to invite one another to the celebration of the feasts of “our Fathers,” Dominic and Francis. At Barry University, a member of the great Dominican Family, we wish to invite everyone to celebrate the Mass for the Feast of Saint Francis with us.

About the Painting: The artwork (above) is part of a larger piece by Fra Angelico (a Dominican Friar). It is the meeting of Dominic and Francis at the Lateran Council in Rome. It reflects the sentiment between the two great “Mendicant” Orders born in the 13th Century. Dominican and Franciscan men and women around the world consider themselves “cousins.”

For more information, please contact the Department of Campus Ministry at and/or 305-899-3650 or visit our offices behind Cor Jesu Chapel.