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From Our President and Rector

Junípero Serra’s heritage as a friar minor is one of Christian humanism. See Father Joe’s very special meditation on the Gospel life and Franciscan heritage of Junípero Serra, on the occasion of Serra’s September 24 canonization.

Peace and all good! It is with great excitement and joy that we welcome our returning friends and new community of students to the Franciscan School of Theology.  You can read Father Joe’s Opening Letter to the FST community here. “Come Holy Spirit, dwell in our hearts and lead us throughout this coming academic year!”

On September 11th 2015 the Franciscan School of Theology celebrated its Fall 2015 opening liturgy. Click here to read Fr. Joe's homily.

Share in other homilies and addresses from our President.

Franciscan Vision Series

Free lectures open to the public. Come hear scholars and ministerial practitioners discuss the many ways our Franciscan tradition interacts with the needs of the world today. All lectures are held Mondays from 7 - 8pm on the FST campus. Contact Donna Foley dfoley@fst.edu  760-547-1800 ext.224. 

December 7: “Francis, Creation, and the Gospel of John.” Michael Guinan, OFM, Professor Emeritus of Old Testament and Semitic Languages [Hebrew and Aramaic].  In his encyclical, Laudato Si, Pope Francis has appealed to the example of St Francis as a model for a Christian care for creation and for others. In this talk, we will explore some deeper aspects of a biblical theology of creation which under gird the vision of these two leaders named Francis.

2015 safety and security report

The Franciscan School of Theology’s 2015 Annual Safety Report is now available. This report contains information about the school’s safety and security policies, procedures, and programs, as well as policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.