Colleges and Universities
When Catholic women religious launched colleges in the 19th and 20th centuries, they helped change the face of American higher education for a new generation. Now, they are addressing how to ensure that they have created a distinctive religious heritage that endures — even when they may not be around to nurture it.
Related: At Neumann University: Tea and Franciscan identity
Founded as Our Lady of Angels in 1965 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Neumann University maintains its Franciscan identity. Sr. Patricia Hutchison is director of the Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies, which has a central role in crafting a curriculum that incorporates a perspective that is uniquely Franciscan.