Franciscan Zoom Lecture – June 27

Franciscan Zoom Lecture – June 27
Event Date:
June 27, 2024 7:00 PM
- 8:00 PM

St. Francis ‘Lived the Scriptures’ (2 Cel 104): Saint Francis’s Creative Reception of Scripture and the Biblical Roots of Franciscan Spirituality

One of St. Francis’s earliest biographers, Thomas of Celano, tells us that Francis “lived in the Scriptures.” Francis’s innovations have been described as bringing Christ out of the cloister in the Middle Ages. We will discover how much St. Francis was motivated by a biblical vision through looking at five elements of Franciscan spirituality and discovering their scriptural basis within the writings of St. Francis. The retrieval of St. Francis’s writings leads those interested in Franciscan spirituality to renew Franciscan foundations through the Bible.


By: Garrett Galvin, OFM, PhD

Garrett Galvin, OFM, holds a doctorate in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America. He is President at the Franciscan School of Theology where he has taught a variety of courses on Sacred Scripture. He has written two books and a number of articles including chapters on 1 Samuel in the Paulist Biblical Commentary and on 2 Kings in the Jerome Biblical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century.

Franciscan Zoom Lecture – June 27
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