Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I am very excited to assume my new role as president of Franciscan University of Steubenville. Our students pour their hearts into their education and their prayer life; they desire to fall in love with God and the Church, and strive to become saints. Through their witness, they encourage me to become a better friar and priest—and all of us at Franciscan to respond without reservation to the many invitations that God extends.
In fall 2013, we began to implement our Catholic Core, a newly revised curriculum that immerses our students in the treasures of Western Civilization and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. They study the best minds of the past and present—Augustine and Aristotle to Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis. At Franciscan, academic excellence means producing Catholic graduates as ready for the challenges of a secular culture as they are for their careers.
If you desire an academically excellent education rooted in passionate Catholicism, if you want to be prepared to meet the challenges of the secular world, I invite you to learn more about Franciscan University . . .where you will also learn more about yourself and the person God created you to be.
In Christ and St. Francis,
Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR
Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR
Franciscan University of Steubenville