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Fontbonne Centennial Celebration

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Celebrating 100 years of serving the dear neighbor without distinction.

Fontbonne University President Dr. Nancy Blattner shares what we can look forward to celebrating during this landmark year. We hope you'll join us as we honor the past and embrace the future.

The centennial celebration in the history of a university is a special time, one that allows both reflection upon the institution’s past while envisioning the future. For Fontbonne, the academic year of 2022-2023 marks that significant anniversary with a full schedule of religious, academic, athletic and social gatherings. Many of the planned activities center around our Catholic identity and the relationship Fontbonne shares with its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ).

Throughout the year. guest speakers from across the United States as well as current and emeriti faculty will give lectures on campus. Student organizations, clubs, and athletic teams will be highlighted and honored. The year will conclude with a festive gala; a heritage trip to France, the home of Mother St. John Fontbonne, and a student service encounter in Peru where the CSJs live out their charism of serving the dear neighbor without distinction.

Join us for one or all of these as Fontbonne honors the past while embracing the future!

Centennial Gala

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Saturday, May 13, 2023, The Ritz Carlton, St. Louis

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Centennial Events

Fontbonne has a robust schedule of events to celebrate its milestone year! 

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Saint John's Bible

Fontbonne is honored to have on campus the 6th volume of the Saint John’s Bible, the first handwritten, hand-illuminated Bible in over 500 years. Learn more about the inspiration behind the illuminated manuscript and how you can view it in person!

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History of Fontbonne

While the university was founded a century ago, Fontbonne’s rich history and namesake began much earlier.

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Centennial Book

We are excited to share the release of our Centennial book, a beautiful tribute to Fontbonne’s past and present. Books are available for purchase at select campus events and online.

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Looking for a holiday gift or a commemorative item for yourself? Our online bookstore offers a variety of Fontbonne and Centennial merchandise for purchase.

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Campus Map

A campus map may be helpful as you join us for events and activities. View or download it here!

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