CFIT has a number of accomplishments under its belt in the first decade of its existence, but as a “think tank” founded for the purpose of reclaiming the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual heritage, there is still much to do.

 

CFIT has a number of accomplishments under its belt in the first decade of its existence, but as “think tank” founded for the purpose of reclaiming the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual heritage and reframing that heritage in terms that contemporary men and women understand, there is still much to do.

We plan on continuing our efforts to communicate the value of the Franciscan intellectual tradition and its implications for people today through publishing new volumes in our Franciscan Heritage and Custodian series, but especially through increased development of this website as a portal for all interested in learning more about the Franciscan tradition. In a particular way, we hope to serve better those Franciscan men and women who are engaged in the work of formation, both initial and ongoing, within the Franciscan family.

We also intend to build stronger links among the various Franciscan study centers as well as with the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities, forming partnerships for collaborative scholarship and promoting the teaching of the Franciscan intellectual tradition within these schools.

Finally, we wish to support men and women who are engaged in studying the Franciscan tradition, especially though hosting conferences where these scholars can share their research and gain new insight into the meaning of that tradition.

The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

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