St. Francis of Assisi Week 2022


During the first week of October, the University of Notre Dame will join together to honor St. Francis of Assisi and his lasting contributions to environmental thought across the globe. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals and ecology, who saw the love of God manifested in the beauty of creation. Each year, partners across all facets of the University come together to pray, learn, and act in this tradition.

The full outline of events is as follows and may be updated as the event approaches. For full details, visit

Tuesday, October 4th - Green Mass, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Wednesday, October 5th - Global Day of Action, all day, activities vary by worldwide ND location. On the Main Campus, a BioBlitz will take place throughout the day around the campus lakes.

Thursday, October 6th - Native Plants & Natural Papermaking, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., St. Patrick’s Park, ND-LEEF pavilion 

Friday, October 7th - Signs of the Times | Parks as Islands of Opportunity: Stewardship, Innovation, and Public Service, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., McNeill Library, Geddes Hall

St. Francis of Assisi Week is sponsored by Campus Ministry, Center for Social Concerns, Environmental Change Initiative, Minor in Sustainability, ND Energy, Notre Dame International, and Office of Sustainability. 

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