Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Priest Races Ultramarathon to Support Franciscan University Scholarships

Franciscan Father Gregory Plow, the chaplain of the cross country team at Franciscan University of Steubenville, ran a grueling 53.4-mile race to raise funds for a scholarship for poor students who wish to attend the faithful Catholic university.

Fr. Plow, coordinator of faith households at Franciscan, ran in the Wild Idaho Ultramarathon through Boise National Forest in 18 hours and 7 minutes.

“When the going got tough, I remembered I was running for the students who are too poor to come to Franciscan University,” said Father Plow in a press release from the University. “A lot of people were very generous, but we still need support for the scholarship. I do not want to have ‘run this race in vain,’ as St. Paul says, so I hope people will give to these students who need financial support to come to Franciscan.”

Money raised will go directly towards the Spirit of St. Francis Scholarship, a new, full-tuition scholarship which enables outstanding students of very limited means to receive an education grounded in the Faith.

Fr. Plow also wore a decal on his jersey to promote the national pro-life group Life Runners.

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