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Winter Franciscan Zoom Lectures

Sheltering in place has brought to light the significant value of bringing experts in the vibrant Franciscan tradition to public view on a global scale. To this end, 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 the winter of 2021 as more speaking engagements are arranged via Zoom.

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.


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