On-campus events utilize the St. Bonaventure Conference Center, which can be set up for various purposes and is equipped with the latest technological offerings.

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Programs & Conferences

Welcome to the Franciscan Institute's Programs and Conferences website. We look forward to welcoming you to the following events. All presentations and programs are being offered in virtual format only, utilizing Zoom or other web conferencing technology.

Summer of 2024 programming will be announced in the spring of 2024. Please return to this page often for updates.

Summer 2023 programs

Secular Franciscans:
From Gospel to Life: Jesus in the New Testament

June 3, 10 & 17, 2023
With Fr. David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap.

  • Toward a More Virtuous Economy:
    Financial Reforms in the Franciscan Tradition

    June 12-15, 2023
    A seminar for Franciscan leaders, mission officers, and treasurers of religions institutions with Dr. Rod Hewlett, professor of economics and Secular Franciscan.

  • The New Franciscan Moral Vision:
    A Seminar on Franciscan Ethics

    June 28-July 1, 2023
    A Seminar with Dr. Krijn Pansters and Fr. David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap., co-editors of "Lesser Ethics: Morality-as-Goodness-in-Relationship" (Franciscan Institute Publications, 2023).

  • The Padua Program

    The Padua Program at St. Bonaventure University helps Franciscan institutions and ministries transmit the values of Saints Francis and Clare to new generations of leaders.
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    Learn from specialists in Franciscan life and spirituality, leadership and management.

    The Padua Program's Cohort V is in progress. The next cohort will begin in the summer of 2024. The dates will be announced. Please return to this webpage often for updates.

    Learn more about The Padua Program