Current Students


Our students are lay and religious men and women who are excited to study and share the Franciscan vision with the world. Find information here about some of the spiritual and practical resources available to current students.

Spiritual Formation

The Spiritual Formation program is viewed through the lens of Franciscan spirituality, and includes the Rule of Life program, faith sharing groups, retreats, liturgical prayer, and referrals for spiritual direction. The Spiritual Formation Director advises students about individual formation plans that will nourish spiritual growth, a spirit of justice and peace, and the relationship between culture and faith. For students in the professional ministry degree program (MDiv), creating a spiritual formation plan is an integral part of their program.


Handbooks and Forms

Handbooks, forms, and the FST Catalog can be found here. Additional forms and worksheets for members of the FST community are available through the MyFST portal.



Blackboard Olé is the learning management system used at the Franciscan School of Theology. Blackboard provides a set of online tools to enhance student learning. Faculty can provide digital content for courses including syllabi, lectures, announcements and videos. Students can access and download digital resources, participate in discussions, and submit assignments. Other tools are also available. Login to Blackboard here, using your USDOne credentials.



USD Information & Services

The Franciscan School of Theology is proud to be in service and curricular affiliation with the University of San Diego. Our relationship broadens the educational, research and extracurricular opportunities available to our students, and provides us with the latest in educational technology.


Student Life

Career development, health insurance, bookstore, Blackboard training, links to local places of interest,  and more. If you haven’t found it elsewhere, it might be here.


“Rooted in Franciscan tradition, the programs and services at FST foster an integration of students’ spiritual growth along with their intellectual development. At this school, both academic and spiritual formation are experiential, relational and communal. Support services, prayer life and Franciscan conviviality are all present to meet the particular needs of each student in ministry and in life. Religious or lay, full-time or part-time, you will find a warm welcome and individual attention at FST. It is in keeping with our Franciscan theological tradition that we honor the unique revelation of God in every person, in every culture and in all creation.

Sr. Kathy Flood, OSF, Director of Student Services and Spiritual Formation at USD

Pat Julian, Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at OMSLR