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Franciscan Summer Institute Welcomes Over 30 High School Students

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ranciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s summer institute will welcome over 30 high school students, being the most the program has seen.

Posted: Jul 7, 2021 9:08 AM

Baton Rouge, LA—Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University’s summer institute will welcome over 30 high school students, being the most the program has seen.

The Franciscan Experience Summer Institute is for rising juniors and seniors in high school. The week is devoted to fostering a community of young people who are interested in going deeper into what it means to discern vocation through the eyes and heart of St. Francis of Assisi.

The weeklong event will begin July 12-16 and be held at The Tracy Center with the year’s theme as “Chosen.”

“Not only have we grown in participant number, but also in community partnerships and the staff and students who make up the team. We have some fantastic, mission-centered students representing FranU. Most of them are previous participants of TFE,” said Tyler Trahan, director of TFE.

Some of the events throughout the week include Mass, adoration and the TFE Olympics along with discussions on Franciscan Saints, marriage, vocation and Theology.

Trahan said that one of the highlights of the week is the closing gathering that will take place on the last day. “The participants’ families will be welcomed to join as we reflect on the past week through participant reflections, picture slideshows and the popular Witness Room video. This is a special time for all of us to remember all that we experienced and learned as newly formed community.”

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