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urney ney with Us FRANCISCAN FRIARS, TOR Jo Jour G od’s call to St. Francis nearly 800 years ago to “rebuild “rebuil ld my Church” reverberates in nour our hearts today. We go forth as Franciscan priests and brothers, brothhers, bringing Christ’s message messag ge of mercy and love to a modern, yet hurting world. Our many work works ks are focused not on simply maintaining mmaintaining buildings but on transforming lives into deeper relationship ip with Jesus Christ. We fi nd renewal for this important work by living in vibrant communities, with prayer and the ongoing conversion of our own hearts at the center of our communal l llife. f “Come Journey with Us” as a Franciscan Friar, Third Order Regular, priest or brother. The TOR Friars are proud to serve at Franciscan University of Steubenville and St. Francis University, Loretto, PA. Franciscan Friars, TOR Province of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus LORETTO, PENNSYLVANIA Franciscan Friars, T.O.R., Vocation Offi ce • PO Box 104, Loretto, PA 15940 Phone: 814-472-8060 E-mail: Web: The Gift of a Lifetime Scripture. Tradition. Mary. The saints. The sacraments. God’s own Son. These are the gifts we’ve received as Catholics. And these are the gifts we must pass on to future generations. But how? The San Damiano Society can help. The San Damiano Society passes on the gifts of the faith through fi nancially supporting the mission of Franciscan University. By including Franciscan University in their will or by making a life income gift, Society members help prepare young people to be a transforming presence in the Church and the culture. To learn more about becoming a member of the San Damiano Society and making a planned gift to Franciscan University, call 740-284-5845 or e-mail The San Damiano Society…Giving the gifts of a lifetime.

page 12 page 18 page 22 Franciscan Way Staff: Editor: Lisa Ferguson ’84 Assistant Editor: Tom Sofi o Staff Writer: Emily Stimpson Design Director/Production: Brian Mick Class Notes: Nancy Ross Photographers: Andy Bonjour, Peter Bortz, Emily Fogarty, Seth Harbaugh FEATURES 12 . . . Mission Impossible? By Emily Stimpson Franciscan alumni lay out a mission plan for carrying out the new evangelization in America today. 18 . . . The Summer of Our (Economic) Discontent By Tom Sofi o Business professors Michael Welker and Joseph Zoric say we shouldn’t be alarmed by the ups and downs of the economy. 20 . . . Changing Lives By Lisa Ferguson Three people tell how Franciscan University Summer Conferences transformed their lives. 22 . . . “What God Has Done” By Maura Colleen McKeegan The humble beginnings and Franciscan University roots of a religious order that turns 20 this year. 30 . . . Inseparable By Lisa Ferguson Two boyhood friends who helped one another into professional sports are now helping fi nd support for Franciscan’s athletes. 32 . . . iPod Evangelizers By Tom Sofi o St. Francis took to the streets. These evangelizers take to the Internet. 33 . . . Assisi Heights By Tom Sofi o 36 . . . The Power of Pure Love By Thomas Crowe Jason Evert MA ’98 explains why chastity makes sense. DEPARTMENTS 4 . . . . From the President 5 . . . . Franciscan Faces 6 . . . . In Brief News, Baron Athletics, Remember When?, Coming Events, Franciscan Saints 24 . . . Class Notes Alma Matters, Alumni Profi les, Giants of the Past 34 . . . Prof Profi le 35 . . . Why I Love Franciscan 38 . . . Photo Finish Franciscan Way • Autumn 2008 3

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