Dr. Alan Schreck—St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy

Dr. Alan Schreck, Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, delivers his talk entitled “St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy.” Dr. Schreck’s talk was sponsored by the Theology Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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For more on this topic, refer to Dr. Alan Schreck’s book: “St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy”, published by Our Sunday Visitor.

Seeking St. Francis in Italy: A Scholar’s Journey

A Franciscan University theologian reflects on his studies in the homeland of St. Francis of Assisi.

St. Francis of Assisi is a fascinating person to study, especially for those who aspire, as I do, to be “Franciscans”—followers of Jesus Christ who model themselves on St. Francis. But this past summer I learned that this 13th-century saint holds a curious attraction even for those who don’t see him primarily as a witness to faith and example of holiness.

In July, I joined a group of 15 college and university professors for a six-week seminar in Italy, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) on “St. Francis of Assisi in the 13th Century.”

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