St. Bonaventure University has announced its summer line-up of formation offerings.  Many will be offered through Zoom.  A detailed description of all the courses is available on the St. Bonaventure conference website.

“The Crib, the Cross, the Eucharist:  A Secular Franciscan Spirituality” is one of several courses available. Beginning Saturday, May 14, this series of sessions will be presented monthly on Zoom.  Attendees will learn how these three great mysteries of Christ’s life became the foundational mysteries of the Franciscan movement.  Other sessions will be held on June 11 and July 9.   Each will be held from noon to 2 p.m. EST.

The Franciscan Connections Conference will feature “Trust and the Franciscan Tradition will be presented on Zoom from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 23 and 24.  The conference will seek to provide fresh resources for conceiving of and developing trust. Keynote speakers include Dr. Benjamin Ho, associate professor of economics at Vassar College, and Dr. Gary Macy, John Nobili S.J. Professor of Theology (emeritus) at Santa Clara University.

National Minister Jan Parker, OFS, and many other Secular Franciscans have enjoyed attending these courses in the past.

“These are not only wonderful opportunities for ongoing formation and education but also offer the opportunity to build relationships with the wider Franciscan family,” Jan said.

Other featured programs include:

  Ignatius Brady Lecture Series: Last series lecture: April 20.  All are available on website

  Summer of 2022 Master Class: Bonaventure’s Itinerarium: June 21-23, June 28-30, July 5-7

  Academic Roger Bacon Conference: July 21-24

  The Padua Program: New cohort begins in the fall of 2022

  Rule of 1221 Conference: July 13-15