This statue of Saint Francis of Assisi with a Saint Bernard (USF’s mascot) is a scale version of the actual statue that will be part of the new Centennial Gateway on the north end of the main USF campus in Joliet. The statue is 12.5” tall and is made from weighted fiberglass, is painted metallic bronze and is mounted on a black wooden base. The piece will be a beautiful addition to your home or office. Statues cost $500 and are available on a limited basis and for a limited time.

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About the Artists

Kathleen Farrell, Kathleen Scarboro and Dante DiBartolo were commissioned to create the full-sized sculpture that will stand prominently atop the new Centennial Gateway at the corner of Plainfield Road and Wilcox Street.

About the Centennial Gateway

The new Centennial Gateway will honor the university’s 100-year heritage, recognize USF supporters and provide a warm welcome to campus. The landscape design features a stone gateway and signage, a stone patio and seating area, a bronze statue of Saint Francis of Assisi with a Saint Bernard (USF’s mascot), and thriving plants and trees. These special features will welcome current students, faculty, staff, alumni and visitors to campus. Statues on college campuses become an important way to communicate heritage, pride and tradition. USF believes the statue of Saint Francis and the area around it will enhance the campus environment and help bolster recruitment efforts. The university also believes the charm, color, and beauty of the landscaping will be a fitting remembrance of USF’s patron, who was known for his love of nature and creation. Spaces, such as this one, will be the heart of USF’s mission as a welcoming community of learners.

The University of St. Francis gratefully recognizes James R. Sefcik, Jr., who through his faith and generosity, made the creation of the statue of Saint Francis of Assisi with a Saint Bernard possible.

Learn more about the Centennial Gateway and the Centennial Campaign at

How to Order

There are two ways to place an order:

  1. Online: Click here to place an online order.
  2. By Mail: Click here to download an order form to complete and return it to the USF Advancement Office by mail.

Orders will be accepted from now through October 1, 2020. Delivery date is to be determined.

Contact Kristin Short with questions at

USF Centennial Information

Visit to learn more about the 100-year history of the University of St. Francis.