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Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series

The Franciscan School of Theology has been asking experts to present their research and findings to the FST Community and beyond. Please look to our News and YouTube section for details on upcoming lectures throughout 2021 as more speaking engagements are arranged via Zoom and in person. To register for all upcoming lectures, email indicating that you would like to be automatically registered for ALL upcoming lectures (note that if you register and then unsubscribe, you will not be able to attend any lectures moving forward without resubscribing yourself).

The Zoom lectures are recorded and available on the FST YouTube Channel of FST EDU1. Please subscribe to this channel to see these lectures and more. Subscription is free and you may cancel at any time. This ongoing, free opportunity is brought to you by the FST Development Office and available via free will offerings via check, credit card, and more. If you are interested in finding long-term ways to support these endeavors, please see our planned giving page for more information.

Videos coming in 2021

Dr. Diane Tomkinson, OSF 10/07

Dr. William Short, OFM 09/09

Franciscan Wisdom in an Age of Science by Dr. Ilia Delio, OSF 08/12


2021 Posted Videos on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

Preaching in a Franciscan Key by Dr. C. Michael Weldon, OFM 07/01

A Franciscan Sense of Place and Vocation by Dr. Donna Foley, OFS 06/03

Transformative Education According to Hugh of Saint Victor and Bonaventure by Dr. Juliet Mousseau, RSCJ 05/13

Into God: The Other Side of the Tapestry by Dr. Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap. 04/22

Saint Francis and Fratelli Tutti: Shattering Boundaries by Bishop Robert McElroy 04/08

“Everything is connected” – Thomas of Celano on Creation and Incarnation by Br. Michael Blastic 03/25

Imagining a Post-COVID World: Thoughts from the Franciscan Tradition by Dr. Maureen Day 03/11

Studying St. Clare: Doors Opened and Closed by Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D. 02/25

Laity as Co-Creators of the Franciscan Spiritual Tradition by Darleen Pryds 02/11

1 Peter 2: The Most Important Chapter of the Bible for St. Francis? by Garrett Galvin, OFM, Ph.D. 01/28

The Prologue of John’s Gospel, Creation, and St. Francis by Fr. Michael Guinan, OFM, Ph.D. 01/14


2020-2021 Winter Special

Book of Genesis Lecture Series by Garrett Galvinl, OFM Ph.D.

Introduction, Creation, Primeval History, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph


2020 Fall series videos posted on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

Why Did God Become Human? Renewing our Understanding of the ‘Reason for the Season’ by Dr. Daniel P. Horan, OFM 12/17

The Culture of Encounter in the Spirituality of Pope Francis and Fratelli Tutti by Dr. Keith Warner, OFM 12/3

Does Pope Francis’ Encyclical Address the Political Culture of the United States? by Dr. Joseph Chinnici, OFM 11/19

The Damietta Dialogue – An Extraordinary Encounter by Dr. Kathleen Warren, OSF 11/12

The Psalms as Antidote to Indifference and Discouragement by Dr. Garrett Galvin, OFM and FST President 10/29

Eucharist and the Holy Spirit by J.A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv. 10/15

The Franciscan Path of Beauty: A Via Pulchritudinis by Dr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ 10/1

Beholding Saint Francis of Assisi: The Wounded, Beautiful Saint by Dr. Stephen King, OFM Conv. 09/17

Rebuild My Church: What Franciscan Spirituality Has to Say to the Church Today by Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. 9/3


University of San Diego and Franciscan School of Theology partnership video presentation

The American Catholic Church in the Shadow of Slavery by Chancellor Dr. Constance Carroll, San Diego Community College District 9/3


2020 Summer lecture series posted videos on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

What Makes Pope Francis so Franciscan and Why Now? by Dr. Joseph Chinnici, OFM 8/13

Young Adult Catholics: Why Questions are Better Than Answers by Dr. Maureen Day 7/30

Emotional Range and On-Going Conversion: Franciscan Joy by Dr. Darleen Pryds 07/16

Calls for a Wider Moral Vision by Thomas Nairn, OFM 7/2

Franciscan Contemplative Prayer by Dr. Garrett Galvin, OFM 6/18