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Graduate Certificate in Franciscan Spirituality

by Catholic Theological Union

Catholic Theological Union 18 Credit Hours

Since it’s founding in 1968, the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) has been blessed with the Franciscan presence of the Friars Minor, the Capuchins, the Conventuals, Franciscan Sisters and Secular Franciscans.

CTU’s commitment to the Franciscan Family has been constant throughout the years and especially in the Endowed John Duns Scotus Chair of Franciscan Spirituality. In this Spirit CTU happily announces a Graduate Certificate in Franciscan Spirituality that can stand alone or be combined with our degree programs. The courses for this certificate can also be used by students of the general and research MA in Theology with a concentration in spirituality to focus on Franciscan Spirituality.

Franciscan religious, leaders of Secular Franciscan Fraternities, and people who work for Franciscan institutions like schools and universities, hospitals and health centers and social service centers can enhance their work and ministry at these centers and enrich their own spirituality as well.

The Certificate in Franciscan Spirituality is especially helpful for those who want a theological/historical/spiritual background for a directing an institution’s Franciscan mission and identity or for a Franciscan ministry of religious formation, spiritual direction, retreat ministry, or other types of spiritual accompaniment.

The certificate can be completed in one or more years and involves taking 18 credit hours:

  • 3 required credits in either Spiritual Formation or the Methods for the Study of Spirituality
  • 6 credits in interdisciplinary spirituality courses (Biblical, Historical, Liturgical, Intercultural, etc)
  • 9 credits in the theological study of Franciscan Spirituality

The courses taken for this certificate are graduate level courses and can be applied to the MA, MAPS or MDiv degrees.

This certificate may also be completed partially or completely online.

For more information contact Gilberto Cavazos-González:

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