Sr. Kathy Warren, OSF
Franciscan Sister Kathy Warren is a member of the Rochester, Minnesota Franciscans.
Kathy is a scholar of interreligious dialogue, particularly Muslim-Christian interaction, from a Franciscan perspective.
She holds a master’s degree in Religious Studies from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois as well as a master’s degree in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure University. She is the author of Daring to Cross the Threshold: Francis of Assisi Encounters Sultan Malek al-Kamil, a book which grew out of her thesis. When 9-11 happened in the middle of her studies focused on Muslim-Christian interaction, she pursued further work in this area. She holds a doctorate in ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation in South Bend, Indiana. Her doctoral project is a pilgrimage for Muslims, Christians and Jews entitled: Muslims, Christians and Jews Encounter Francis of Assisi and Each Other: A Paradigm for Doing Peace and Rebuilding the World.
Along with Jaysari (Joyce) Hart of Los Angeles, CA, Kathy is co-producer of the DVD: In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan: A Model for Peacemaking (2013). In October 2015, Kathy showed the film at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Kathy is one of the Franciscan scholars interviewed for the Unity Productions Foundation film, The Sultan and the Saint, released in November, 2016.
Kathy also serves as a guide for the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs of Franklin, WI. She currently serves as the Director for the Office for Women Religious in the Diocese of San Diego.