Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017!

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017!

On Saturday May 20, family, friends, music and prayer filled the Historic Church of Mission San Luís Rey as the Franciscan School of Theology celebrated its 49th Commencement ceremony. The men and women of this year’s graduating class came from as far as Vietnam and as nearby as Oceanside to study at the Franciscan School of Theology. FST wishes them the best as they advance into new careers, new studies, and new roles in their religious communities.

“Graduates, this light is at the heart of compassion. Your education here has taught you that the most important privilege that your Franciscan degree carries is that of compassion. Hold that privilege close to your heart. Practice it and cultivate it because this most of all is what our world needs from you. God bless you on your journey.”
Dr. Darleen Pryds, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality and History, Commencement address

Transforming Heart and Mind. Changing the World.


The Franciscan School of Theology offers graduate degrees in theology (Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies) for men and women, lay and religious, preparing for many different forms of ministry in the Catholic Church today.

For more information about our graduate programs contact our Department of Admissions:

Gigi Betancourt
(760) 547-1800 ext. 204

Christine Avella
(760) 547-1800 ext. 226

Office of Admissions
Fax: (760) 547-1807

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