Faith transforms. It heals wounds, and it heals cultures. Faith gives life, joy, strength, peace, compassion, and courage. Faith makes all things new. This is why putting faith into action is the great task of every Christian’s life. It’s how we show our love for Christ. It’s how we thank him, praise him, glorify him, and honor him. It’s how, with the help of grace, we become saints. This is also why, at Franciscan University, we don’t just teach the Faith in our classrooms. Rather we strive to live it everyday, in a thousand little ways. That holds true on campus, where the Faith comes alive in our chapel, bonds men and women together as brothers and sisters in faith households, and informs the cutting edge research that takes place in the laboratories of the Franciscan Institute for World Health and the Franciscan Institute for Science and Health. Franciscan University’s desire to translate our Catholic Faith into action also propels both students and faculty off-campus to serve the poor at home and abroad through Missions of Peace and Works of Mercy. Our faith likewise calls us into the public square to engage in the most pressing debates of the day through the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life. And it charges us to use all the tools of modern communication—from television shows (Franciscan University Presents), magazines (Franciscan Way), and scholarly journals (The Catechetical Review) to Facebook and our online media portal FaithandReason.com —to bring the Good News to the highways and byways of the culture. Through conferences, pilgrimages, media, social outreach, and cultural engagement, Franciscan University strives to leave no corner of the culture untouched by the love of Christ. During their time here, our students partner with us in that mission, and when they leave Franciscan University, they continue to make it their own, putting their faith into action wherever Christ calls them. That’s the Franciscan legacy: a lived faith, a shared faith, a faith alive.