Catholic Identity

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In keeping with Catholic tradition and our Franciscan heritage, Viterbo University incorporates the following Franciscan and Catholic values into the life and work of the university community:

  • Reverences the unique dignity of individual persons. 
  • Provides service to one another, society, and the church.
  • Fosters a humble and generous spirit of hospitality.
  • Respects all creation as good stewards of the earth’s resources.
  • Sustains a Franciscan, eucharistic presence in our community.
  • Values the compatibility of faith and reason as integral to truth.
  • Pursues and shares truth for its own sake.
  • Encounters the invisible God in the whole of the visible world.
  • Celebrates with joy the world as redeemed by Christ.

Above,student Sadie Williams doing the second reading at mass in St. Peter's Basilica. She was in Rome as part of a pilgrimage sponsored by Viterbo University.