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.

Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR — Speaks on St. Francis

Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, President of Franciscan University of Steubenville, shares his insights about the charisms of St. Francis and how they continue to shape the identity of Franciscan University.

Duncan G. Stroik — Francis, Rebuild My Church: The Franciscan Tradition of Sacred Architecture

Duncan G. Stroik, Professor of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame, delivers his talk entitled “Francis, Rebuild My Church: the Franciscan Tradition of Sacred Architecture.”  Professor Stroik’s talk was sponsored by the Theology Department and the Fine Arts Department at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR — The Works of Mercy and St. Francis

Fr. Andrew Apostoli, CFR, Co-Founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, discusses the Franciscan charism of performing works of mercy, in this excerpt from his talk entitled “What to Do When Jesus is Hungry”.  Fr. Apostoli’s talk was part of the Missionary Outreach Lecture Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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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