Summer 2017 Franciscan Courses in the US

The Franciscan School of Theology

In July 2017, The Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, CA is offering the following Continuing Education Courses:

  • Francis, Poverty, and the Franciscan Moment 
    • July 3-7 : Dr. Joseph Chinnici, OFM
  • A Life Of Peace, A Life of Justice: Lay Franciscans and their Vocations of Social Engagement 
    • July 10-14 : Dr. Darleen Pryds
  • The Challenges and Blessings of Catholic Family Life Today 
    • July 17-21 : Dr. Maureen Day
  • Francis and Peace-Making 
    • July 24-28 : Dr. William Short, OFM

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Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University

From 26 June –  28 July, the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University, New York is offering an international symposium along with several lectures and new summer courses to mark the beginning of the 800th anniversary celebration of St. BonaAventure’s birth.

A three-day St. Bonaventure Conference, featuring keynote speakers Fr. J.A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv., and Emmanuel Falque, will begin the summer program. On July 14 – the day before the feast of St. Bonaventure – Sr. Ilia Delio, OSF, will give the Ignatius Brady Lecture, exploring “Bonaventure and the Centrality of Love.” The following week, the Institute will present the Secular Franciscan Conference, a forum exploring how one comes to understand the Franciscan identity and how one can develop as a Franciscan person. For more information on these and the other courses being offered this year visit: