Re-Imagining the World: Saint Francis and Pope Francis

January 27-28, 2023

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5 Exciting Featured Speakers!


Cardinal Robert McElroy,

Bishop of San Diego

“The Vision of Pope Francis for the Church of Today”


Dr. Daniel Horan, OFM

Professor of Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology, Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind.

“From Assisi to America and Beyond: The Global Significance of Saint Francis for Today and Tomorrow”


Dr. William Short, OFM

Professor of Spirituality, Franciscan School of Theology, San Diego, CA

“Re-Imagining the Image of God: From the Human to the Cosmos”


Dr. Mary Elizabeth Ingham, CSJ

General Superior, Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange

“The Harmony of Goodness: An Ethical Vision Inspired by St. Francis”


Dr. Linh Ngoc Hoang, OFM

Associate Professor, Religious Studies, Siena College, Loudonville, NY

“Global Cultures in Encounter”


Join Us!

Gather with friends from across the globe for an exhilarating two-day conference to explore how the vision of St. Francis and St. Clare opens a new way of looking at contemporary struggles and how Franciscans use technology to spread the good news. Hear from inspirational speakers including Cardinal Robert McElroy and Dr. Daniel Horan. Also, take advantage of this year's immersion opportunity with a visit to local organizations serving migrants and refugees on the border with Mexico.

Conference Information



Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park,
San Diego, CA 92110

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Dates and Times

January 27, 9-4:30pm: Immersion Program
January 27, 6-8:30pm: Opening Session and Reception
January 28, 9-5:30pm: All-Day Conference


Attendance is free with registration.
*Lunch is available for purchase during the registration process.


Accommodations Info

Special hotel rates at The Dana on Mission Bay. To make a reservation call 1-800-445-3339 and mention the “Franciscan School of Theology” or click here to book online.

About the Immersion Program


Encounter at the Border

9-4:30pm Friday, January 27

This immersion will begin by visiting Casa de Misericordia in the Barrio Logan neighborhood of San Diego. Casa de Misericordia, an intentional community whose purpose is to respond to the needs of migrant persons at the USA/Mexico border in Southern California, will orient us to the reality of recent migrants, and arrange for testimonios from recent migrant neighbors about their experience. After lunch we will take the San Diego trolley to the San Ysidro Port of Entry to give witness to the militarization of the border and learn about the Zero Tolerance policy and Remain in Mexico policy. We will observe the workings of the border, but not cross the border. We will take the trolley and USD shuttle back to campus in time for a light dinner and the beginning of the conference.

Public transportation with a day pass or taxis from hotels or campus will be arranged in advance to arrive at Casa de Misericordia. This trip will use public transportation and require walking. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited to 24 participants, with advanced registration required.

Participants are requested to pay $20 to cover costs of transportation and food. It will be led by Dr. Keith Douglass Warner, OFM, the Director of the Franciscan Renewal Project, Franciscan School of Theology, and Mary Waskowiak, RSM, of Casa de Misericordia.

The conference is almost at capacity. Register Today!


(619) 574-5800