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Next Lecture - June 27

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Join FST Liturgies in person or online - Wednesdays at 4:30 PM PST

Weekly liturgies will resume in September for the 2024-2025 school year.

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.

2024 Posted Videos on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

Mercy and Compassion in Francis of Assisi by Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM Conv. 5/20

Laudato Si’ the Energy Transition: Perspectives from Front Line Communities in New Mexico by Sr. Joan Brown 4/23

Franciscan Influence on Militant Catholic Reform: The Case of Francis de Sales by Dr. Thomas Donlan 3/20

Weaving the Franciscan Threads: Engaging the Imagination, Constructing Ladauto Si’ Bridges by Br. Michael Perry, OFM 2/15

The Long Path of Renewal: Guided by Laudato Si’ by Br. Keith Warner, OFM 1/18

2023 Posted Videos on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

John Duns Scotus and Human Dignity: The Immaculate Conception  by Sr. Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ 11/09

Catechesis of Laudato Si’  by Christina Slentz, Ph.D. Cand. 10/12

Wisdom Literature and the Franciscan Vision by Angela Zautcke, Ph.D. Cand. 9/14

Paul Farmer: Moral Exemplar — Saint? by Dr. Roger Bergman 4/13

Benet of Canfield and 17th Century Capuchin Mysticism by Prof. Bernard McGinn 2/9

Reading Bonaventure’s Most Popular Text: The Many Versions of the Triple Way by Dr. Joshua Benson 1/19


2022 Posted Videos on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

A Spirituality of Interdependence: Lay Franciscans and their Tradition of Caregiving by Dr. Darleen Pryds 11/3

Genesis 1 and the Franciscan Tradition by Dr. Garrett Galvin, OFM 10/3

Francis and Clare of Assisi and the Cross with Open Eyes by Dr. Michael Blastic, OFM 9/22

A Franciscan Spirituality of Discernment by Dr. Thomas Nairn, OFM 6/2

The Kingdom of God is like an impulsively compassionate Samaritan teaming up with a scorned lady innkeeper to save an ordinary bloke who is half-dead by Dr. Robert Karris, OFM, ThD. 5/19

Franciscans Reading Scripture: Minores and Minor Characters in the Bible by Dr. Sarah Kohles, OSF 5/5

Two Francises by Wendy M. Wright 4/7

Mary Magdalene and the Risen Christ by Steven McMichael, OFM Conv 3/3

St. Francis and the Song of Brotherhood and Sisterhood: Contemplation, Identity and Advocacy by Sr. Fuhr 2/3

Witnessing Joy: Catholic Sisters Today by Dr. Mousseau 1/13


2021 Posted Videos on YouTube Channel FST EDU1

Renewal in a Franciscan By Dr. Garrett Galvin, OFM 11/4

A world pregnant with God? Insights from St. Angela of Foligno toward 21st Century Ecological Conversion by Dr. Diane Tomkinson, OSF, 10/7

Francis Transfigured: Bellini’s painting of “Saint Francis in the Desert” as Franciscan Theology by Dr. William Short, OFM 09/09

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

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 Galvin, OFM, Ph.D.

IntroductionCreationPrimeval HistoryAbrahamJacob, 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


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 Ongoing 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

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



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