The Pauda Program at St. Bonaventure University helps Franciscan institutions and ministries transmit the values of Saints Francis and Clare to new generations of leaders. Infusing this mission into the daily operations of Franciscan schools, hospitals, retreat centers, and social service programs requires competent leaders. Individuals completing the program will… Continue Reading The Padua Program Opens Registration
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… Continue Reading Graduate Certificate in Franciscan Spirituality
Article by Brian McLaren and Patrick Carolan At AFC 2021, Brian McLaren, the keynote presenter, broke open the concept of a Franciscan Renaissance. In January of 2023, Brian McLaren and Patrick Carolan; former executive director of the Franciscan Action Network, cowrote an article that was published in Red Letter Christians.… Continue Reading It’s Time for a Franciscan Renaissance
This text has been provided by the working group of the Coordination Committee for the Franciscan Centenary. These experts have created an outline for learning more about our charism at each stage of the Centenary. This text lends itself to multifaceted use and will help us set out on this… Continue Reading 2023-2026: A Multifaceted Centenary in Which Several Centenaries Will be Celebrated
This series, provided by the Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual & Spiritual Tradition (CFIT), pulls together major themes discovered through the reclaiming of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition and presents them in a concise, yet profound, format. In addition, it provides readers with resources for further reading and exploration.
Above all else, the TAU meant mission for Francis: a mission to proclaim the Goodness of God by a wholehearted following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ because of whom all life is sacred. Tau Series This series presents the depth of the Franciscan Tradition in an easily digestible format.… Continue Reading Tau Series
Haversack, a Franciscan review, was started in 1977 by a group of Franciscan women and men who were living and working in Uptown Chicago. They felt the need to connect their own experience of working for God’s world and God’s justice with the experience of Francis, Clare and their early… Continue Reading Haversack: A Franciscan Review
Brewing Faith, is a podcast where younger Catholics ask the questions and, together with the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and through a Franciscan lens, we look at the future of our Church.
Are you restless or hungry for more in your life? Are you seeking wisdom or looking for inspiration? The Gospel gave guidance to Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi as they followed in the footprints of Jesus some 800 years ago. The witness of their lives and values continue to… Continue Reading Engaging Franciscan Wisdom Podcast
A Franciscan education offers a unique, Christ-centered viewpoint into Catholicism. Franciscan spirituality is faithful to the gospel and the Church, rooted in prayer, contemplation, and most importantly, service. Franciscans are committed to upholding the inherent dignity of creation, manifest a profound reverence for the human person as one made in… Continue Reading Franciscan School of Theology Youtube