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.

St. Bonaventure University

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.



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 next Padua Program, Cohort V, is a series of eight monthly virtual sessions (November 2023 through June 2024) followed by a program on the St. Bonaventure University campus in July of 2024.

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