The College Theology Society

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two-week online Franciscan Studies Summer School (Centre for Catholic Studies @ Durham U)

  • February 24, 2021 8:25 PM
    Message # 10135194
    George Faithful (Administrator)

    In partnership with key Franciscan congregations, Durham University’s Centre for Catholic Studies (CCS) is delighted to be launching a two-week online Franciscan Studies Summer School. An exciting opportunity to encounter the riches of Franciscan theology, history and spirituality and explore their relevance for today. Learn from world experts in Franciscan studies through video lectures and live Zoom sessions, and interact with participants from across the globe in small group seminars.


    The flexible online format means that you can take part from anywhere, and fit the courses around your schedule, with the option to take one or more courses as you choose. Two public lectures by leading scholars are open to all, whether or not you are registered on a course. (Registration for lecture-only tickets (£5) will open on 19 April.)


    The main modules:

    • Week 1, 17-21 May 2021: Francis and Clare with Br William Short OFM (£75). A week-long introductory course introducing the foundational figures of Francis and Clare, including a public lecture by Prof. Jacques Dalarun on Clare of Assisi and Thomas of Celano.
    • Week 2, 24-28 May 2021: Franciscan Global Vision with Dan Horan OFM (£75). A week-long course focusing on Franciscan contributions to the development of Christian theologies and spiritualities of creation in the age of global climate change, including a public lecture by Sr Ilia Delio OSF on Evolution, Artificial Intelligence, and the Body of Christ.

    In addition to the main modules, we are offering an Advanced Seminar on Bonaventure: Love and Knowledge with William Crozier, 17-28 May 2021 (£100). This two-week seminar explores the theme of love and knowledge in St Bonaventure’s work. Places are limited for this advanced seminar. For more details and how to apply, see here.


    For more information about the Franciscan Studies Summer School and how it is taught please visit our website - If you have any questions please email


    To register for one or more of the above modules, please go to The registration deadline is 17 April 2021. 


    Bursaries: The CCS would like participation in the Franciscan Studies Summer School to be open to all. If you need financial assistance to help cover the cost of the course fees, there are a number of subsidised bursary places available. To enquire about bursary places, please email and wait for a response before registering.


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