CANTERBURY, England &mdash Friars seeking ongoing formation as well as those seeking a course to prepare as a formator are offered at the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury, England,
The 35-year old institution provides a setting for study, sabbatical and formation. Founded in 1972, the center continues a long tradition of Franciscan education in England that was started with the friars’ school at Oxford in 1229.
According to Phillipe Yates, OFM, St. Francis exhorted his followers to study in such a way that the spirit of prayer and devotion was not extinguished and the center continues that tradition by enabling students to keep a healthy balance of prayer, community life and study.
Information about the center’s programs is available on the center’s Web site.