The T.O.R. Endowment in Franciscan Studies and Roman Catholic Theology was established to reach out to those who share affinity with the distinct mission of the University's patron saints, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare, as well as Dorothy Day.
View video and photos from past events sponsored by the endowment.
To learn how you may support this endowment, contact the Office of Advancement at 814-472-3021 or visit
This endowment has been made possible through the generous support of Lou DiCerbo, CLU, ChFC, of Manhasset, New York, a graduate of the Class of 1959, Distinguished Alumnus 1997, and Hall of Fame member of GAMA International and the American College. Lou made a $1 million commitment to begin this fund.
Each year, through the Saint Francis Forum, the University recognizes a male and female whose acts of charity, love and care for all of creation, along with service to the needy, exemplifies the Peace Prayer of St. Francis. This recognition enhances the existing Assisi Award to honor those whose lives follow an example of St. Francis, St. Clare and Dorothy Day.
Exploration of the Saint and The Pope presented by Dr. William Cook, Professor Emeritus of Medieval History, SUNY Geneseo. The event is part of the The Rev. Gabriel J. Zeis, T.O.R. Endowment in Franciscan Studies and Roman Catholic Theology.
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, visited Saint Francis University on March 30, 2017.
View photos and video
View the video from the lecture: A Franciscan Response to Racism & Fear if the "Other" in Today's World by Dr. Dan Horan, OFM.
View the video here
And the 2016 St. Francis of Assisi Spiritus Paenitentiae (Spirit of Penance) Award goes to ... Project HOME.
Read about Project Home
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