Missions of Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Serve - Inspire - Evangelize

Saint Junipero Serra

Image by Amber Pitts -SENT Missionary & FUS Alumni

Missions of Peace, a student outreach of Franciscan University, sponsors domestic and international mission trips during breaks. Students generously share their time and talent while on mission through various service outreaches—youth ministries, chastity presentations, prayer services, home improvement projects, village ministries, medical outreaches, and other apostolic endeavors.

Through those activities, but also through their personal witness of the love of Christ, students seek to be instruments of the Lord in promoting the culture of life. These missionary efforts are one way the university lives out the mandate of Ex Corde Ecclesiae that Catholic universities serve as “a living institutional witness to Christ and his message.”

The trips are organized, planned, and funded by the students themselves, but they must be approved by the director of Missionary Outreach in order to advertise, fund raise, or operate on campus.

Mission trips across the U.S. and throughout the Western Hemisphere

Spring Mission Trips:
Spring Mission

Arizona Mission

This mission focuses on working in a Catholic school just inside the US border with Hispanic students who cross the border each day to attend the school. We collaborate with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.

Spring Mission

Belize Mission

This mission focuses on bringing Christ to students in middle and high schools of villages and cities. The ministry includes using Theology of the Body to teach the students how to live out their faith, how to practice chastity and how to build each other up as the body of Christ while collaborating with SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) priests at Mt. Carmel High School in Benque.

Spring Mission

New York City (Bronx) Mission

This mission focuses on ministry in the inner city. This includes work in soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and working with Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Grade School on Mulberry Street by sharing the Joy of the Gospel with K-8th graders.

Spring Mission

Chicago Mission

This mission focuses on working with homeless men in the inner city who struggle with male street prostitution, generational poverty, homelessness, drug addiction and HIV/AIDS. Our students serve along side Emmaus Ministries in the inner city.

Spring Mission

Son Life (Panama City, Florida) Mission

This is a Spring Break evangelization trip to the beaches of Panama City, Florida bringing Christ's love to other college students, the marginalized, and non-believers.

Spring Mission

Ecuador Spring Mission

This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.

Spring Mission

Honduras Mission

This mission focuses on bringing Christ to the poorest of the poor in Honduras through the sacraments, prayer, music, and ministering to children and families.

Spring Mission

New Mexico Mission

This mission focuses on ministering to the Navajo and other people in the area. Work is done at St. Francis of Assisi Parish Grade School, High School youth group and St. Michael's Special Education school in collaboration with the Missionaries of Charity and Little Sisters of the Poor.

Spring Mission

Nicaragua Mission

This mission focuses on providing personal testimonies and retreats focused on the teachings of St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and working with orphans and the poorest of the poor in collaboration with the Lincoln Academy, Missionaries of Charity and the Abandoned Children’s Center.

Spring Mission

North Dakota Mission

This mission focuses on ministering to the Chippewa Indians on Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation. The ministry includes retreats, work in the schools, door-to-door ministry collaborating with SOLT (Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity) priests and sisters.

Spring Mission

Los Angeles Mission

This is a NEW mission focused on bringing Christ to the people of Los Angeles alongside the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles. It includes work in youth ministry, grade school catechetics, as well as nursing home and homeless ministry.

Spring Mission

San Diego Mission

This mission focuses on uniting all to Christ through retreat ministry sharing the awesome truth of St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to junior high and high school students at local parish youth groups and high schools.

Spring Mission

Steubenville Mission

This mission focuses on bringing the Light of Christ into the downtown areas of Steubenville through: door-to-door evangelization, street ministry, soup kitchen, homeless ministry and various service projects.

Summer Mission Trips:
Summer Mission

Steubenville Mission

This mission focuses on bringing the Light of Christ into the downtown areas of Steubenville through: door-to-door evangelization, street ministry, soup kitchen, homeless ministry and various service projects.

Summer Mission

Ecuador Summer Mission

This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.This mission focuses on caring for the whole person by bringing the sacraments and basic medical care to rural Ecuadorian communities.

SUmmer Mission

San Diego Mission

The goal of the summer mission is to share the love of Christ with those we will be serving. Student missionaries will be serving in either a hospital, special needs school or parish sharing their faith. Located in Quito, Ecuador we will be staying at Portiuncula Foundation Retreat Center operated by FUS alumni for a three week mission. You do not need to speak Spanish to serve on this mission but it is strongly encourage that you have taken Spanish 101 and 102 prior to serving on this mission.

Christmas Mission Trip:
Christmas Mission

Jamaica Mission

This mission focuses on ministering to people of all ages through various types of evangelization. The team is of service to the Bishop and local priests serving him by providing sacramental preparation to the people of the Montego Bay Diocese.

Prayer of On-Going Conversion

Image by Amber Pitts -SENT Missionary & FUS Alumni

Austria Program-Mission Trips:
Austria-Program Mission

Hungary Mission

Students serve in orphanages, schools and teach Chastity through the wisdom of St. Pope John-Paul II’s Theology of the Body in Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

Austria-Program Mission

Romania Mission

Students serve in orphanages, schools and teach Chastity through the wisdom of St. Pope John-Paul II’s Theology of the Body in Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

Austria-Program Mission

Slovakia Mission

Students serve in orphanages, schools and teach Chastity through the wisdom of St. Pope John-Paul II’s Theology of the Body in Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

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