Frannie Berigan ’18
- What are you doing currently?
- I am currently a junior studying Social Work with a minor in Spanish at Creighton University. I graduated from Visitation in 2018.
- How has your experience at Visitation shaped your life?
- Visitation was a space where I made mistakes, failed, and broke, yet also the place that I had some of my greatest successes, lessons, and relationships. Visitation’s ‘not for school but for life’ outlook holds true for me. After working with the Sisters in North Minneapolis, I chose social work to impact those facing injustice. Through Spanish classes, I experienced and language and was inspired to continue with a second language. Through my Visitation classmates, I experienced a real sisterhood and joined a sorority to be constantly surrounded by the highest type of womanhood. While I did not know it at the time, Vis was shaping the woman that I was striving to become, The school instilled the Salesian virtues in me and challenged me to be my best self and be that well simply by being present in the community with all of the incredible women that continue to walk the halls.
- What would your advice be to current students at Vis?
- I know how stressful Vis can be…. I was there not too long ago! But I challenge all of you to get involved in your community. Go out beyond the Visitation bubble and experience the world. Being with the Sisters in North Minneapolis is a great way to start (pandemic-permitting of course). There is so much to be gained from outside the comfort of Vis’ walls. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.