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Employment Opportunities

The Franciscan School of Theology currently has two job openings:
- Associate Development Director
- Clerical Assistant to the President and Vice President
See our employment page for more details and application instructions for each position.

From Our President and Rector

On May 16th, 2015 we celebrated our first Commencement at Mission San Luis Rey. Fr. Joe's address to this special graduating class can be read here.
Read Timing Is Everything - a recent homily from Fr. Joseph P. Chinnici, OFM
Here is an earlier reflection from Fr. Joe to the FST community: Does the Gospel Make a Difference
Share in other homilies from our school liturgies

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 at the FST campus located at Old Mission San Luis Rey. Contact Donna Foley dfoley@fst.edu  760-547-1800 ext.224. 

September 21: “Understanding the Transitus: Francis of Assisi and the Spiritual Path of Dying” With Dr. Darleen Pryds, Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality, has extensive experience as a hospice volunteer, hospice volunteer training facilitator, and hospice lay chaplain. A historian by training, her scholarship focuses on lay leadership in the Franciscan tradition.

October 7:Praised Be! Pope Francis and the Environment: Care for Our Common Home.” Dan Misleh, FST alumnus and founding Director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, will speak on Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, “Laudato Si” and suggest some practical applications.

2014 safety and security report