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.

1. First Annual Franciscan Connections Virtual Conference

Sponsored by The Franciscan Study Center at Tilburg University and The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University

Graphic depiction of St. FrancisLesser Ethics: Retrieving the Good Life in the Franciscan Tradition


Thursday, & Friday
June 24 & 25


2. Rule of 1221 Conference

Capuchin, Conventual and OFM friars are invited to a special gathering to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Earlier Rule of 1221.

Jay Hammond and Bishop John CorriveauTime to renew fraternal relationships and share our hopes for a renewed Franciscan life


Tuesday - Thursday
July 13 - 15


3. 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.