Your Gift in Action


Your gift allows FST students go out and share the Franciscan vision with the world. FST students are lay and religious men and women who work at retreat centers, parishes, as hospital chaplains, health care and social service workers and religious education teachers. They have many stories to tell.

Faith in Action

“The academic skills and spiritual development I gained while at the Franciscan School of Theology have translated to professional efficacy in my current work as a high school Campus Minister and Religious Studies teacher at Holy Names High School. In addition to academics, I matured as a woman of faith at FST. I underwent a spiritual transformation because of the assurance of grace and the reinforcement of my belovedness in the eyes of God that I received through coursework”

–Brianna Marron, 2014

The Franciscan Future

“Since I was a young boy, I knew God was calling me, and this calling has led me to join the Franciscan Friars of the Province of Saint Barbara.  The Franciscan School of Theology is preparing me to minister to God’s people in the Spirit of Saints Francis and Clare, challenging me intellectually, and transforming my heart so I could be a source of God’s love to those I minister.”

–Bro. Phillip Polk, OFM, 2018

Educating the Future

“I came to FST to learn more about my faith, but since beginning my studies I have received so much more than an education. Previously I had a basic knowledge of the Franciscan perspective, but my studies at FST have opened my eyes to this beautiful spiritual and intellectual tradition which sees the good in all things. After graduation, I will be continuing on to further graduate education in Biblical Studies, so that I can teach at the university level.”

–Angela Zautcke, 2016

Transforming Heart and Mind

“As a member of FST community, I have witnessed the abundance of transformation of “the heart and mind”. Roots are cultivated here that will give each of us tools to discern and engage with the world. In the classroom environment and through spiritual enrichment offerings of the school, intellectual and pastoral exchange is supported by kindness and a passion for active participation as minister in Creation.”

–Rebecca Freeman, 2016


“My original list of graduate theology schools had 52 schools on it ranging from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Berkeley, California, but once I walked in through the doors of OMSLR I knew FST was the school for me. When I decided that I wanted to get more involved in my parish as a faith formation instructor, I knew if I wanted the children that I taught to be great followers of Christ I had to myself be an example of that.   As it states in Mt 15:14 “If a blind man guides a blind man, both will fall into a pit.” Other than a degree, I would like to receive a deeper understanding of my faith, a greater love for God, and achieve lifelong relationships with students, faculty, and staff. I hope that once I receive my MTS I will be able to teach at a High school level. I currently teach at Blessed Sacrament Parish School grades 3-8.”

–Kerwin Molina, 2018