Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series 2022-2023

Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series 2022-2023

Do you want to enrich your knowledge of the Franciscan Tradition and find inspiration for living the gospel in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi and his many followers?

Then view the 2022 Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series hosted by the Franciscan School of Theology.

The first two installments of the Franciscan Zoom Lecture Series for the 2022-2023 school year are posted on YouTube:  

 “Genesis and the Franciscan Tradition”

FST Zoom Lecture 2022 Garrett Galvin OFM

“St. Francis and Clare of Assisi and the Cross with Open Eyes” 

FST Zoom Lecture 2022 Michael Blastic OFM

“Lay Franciscans and Their Tradition of Caregiving”

The next Franciscan School of Theology Zoom Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 3, at 7:00 PM (PT), when Dr. Darleen Pryds, one of the core faculty members at Franciscan School of Theology, will explore “A Spirituality of Interdependence: Lay Franciscans and their Tradition of Caregiving.”

Dr. Pryds will unpackage how, in the process of caregiving for others who are ill and/or dying, many lay Franciscans have discovered that the very people they are ministering to have revealed back to them the very love of Christ. Register now.  

Dr. Darleen Pryds is a laywoman who has been exploring the Franciscan spiritual tradition since she was 18 as a freshman in college. Since then, she has found her academic research on the lay Franciscan tradition buoys her faith. Her focus on lay Franciscans has analyzed the tradition of lay preaching as a form of “Somatic Theology” or theology expressed through lived experience. You can find her research in her many books and articles. Currently, her work explores Franciscan Laity as Co-Creators of the Franciscan Tradition and Emotional Range in the Franciscan tradition.


Main image: Dr. Darleen Pryds, Franciscan School of Theology


Dominic Monti

Dominic Monti

Dominic V. Monti, OFM, is a Franciscan Friar of Holy Name Province (USA) and currently professor of Franciscan Research in the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University. A native of nearby Bradford, PA, he was educated at St. Bonaventure (BA); after joining the Order, he attended the Catholic University of America (STB), Union Theological Seminary, NY (STM), and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago (PhD). He devoted the greater part of his ministry to teaching the History of Christianity, in particular the history of the Franciscan movement. He has contributed two volumes to the Works of St. Bonaventure series and is author of Francis & His Brothers, a popular history of the Friars Minor. He is spiritual assistant to a federation of Poor Clares and the Franciscan Secular Institute, the Missionaries of the Kingship of Christ.