Summer Franciscan Courses

HNP Communications Around the Province


The chapel at St. Bonaventure University.

A variety of summer programs are being offered this summer at the two major Franciscan schools in the United States. All are welcome to review course descriptions and enhance their knowledge of Franciscan history, people and perspectives.

At the Franciscan Institute on the campus of St. Bonaventure University in Western New York, nine courses are scheduled for the July session. Among them are several being taught by Holy Name Province friars. Michael Calabria, OFM, will teach “Women and Gender in Islam: From Revelation to Revolution,” Kyle Haden, OFM, is teaching “Anti-Catholic Bias in America – Yesterday and Today: A Franciscan Perspective,” and Dominic Monti, OFM, is teaching “Survey of Franciscan History.”

Information about SBU’s School of Franciscan Studies can be found on St. Bonaventure’s website.

In southern California, the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside is offering four courses as part of its July summer session. Classes are held every morning, Monday through Friday. Information is available from Jackie Gamble, registrar, at and on an informational flyer.

Located in the grounds of historic Old Mission San Luis Rey, roughly 30 miles north of San Diego, FST is affiliated with the University of San Diego.

A complete list of the courses at both schools can be found on

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