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Franciscan Study Centers

The educational and research institutions in this section encompass a broad range of programs from research only to those that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in the arts, sciences, business, theology and Franciscan studies.

Franciscan Research Institutes
Franciscan Sponsored Programs:  Graduate Degree or Certificate in Franciscan Studies
Franciscan Sponsored Centers offering Theological Education on Seminary and Graduate Levels
Franciscan Sponsored Non-Degree Study Programs
Franciscan Sponsored Universities & Colleges offering Programs to Bachelor/Graduate Degrees


Franciscan Research Institutes

The following Institutes are mainly research oriented but occasionally sponsor workshops, symposia, and/or publications.


Asociacion Hispanica de Estudios Franciscanos
C/Santalo 80
08021 Barcelona, Espana

Sponsors symposia on various aspects of Franciscan presence in Spain and publishes a bulletin informing of the speaking and publishing activities of its associates, and news sent from other Franciscan oriented research centers.

Collegio S. Bonaventura
Via Vecchia per Marino, 28-30
00046 Grottaferrata (Roma) Italia

Focuses research on critical editions of Medieval Franciscan authors and publishes scholarly articles in its publication, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum.

Hermanos Franciscanos
Instituto Teologico de Murcia
Plaza Beato Andres Hiberon, 4
30003 Murcia, Espana

Focuses investigation on Franciscan presence in Spain and publishes articles on Theology , Franciscan history in Spain in its publication, Carthaginensia.

Instituut voor Franciscaanse Geschiednis
B-3800 Sint-Truiden, Belgium

Publishes research on various topics in Franciscanism in its journal, Franciscana, and also monographs.

Societa Internazionale di Studi Francescani
C/o Centro Italiano di Studi Sull'alto MedioevoPiazza Liberta, 12
06049 Spoleto, Italia

Sponsors an annual symposium where scholarly presentations are given on a general theme of interest to Franciscan scholars and then published together. Another publication separate from the congress proceedings is Studi Medievali which publishes scholarly articles on a broad range of medieval topics.

Studium Biblicum
St. Anthony Friary and Seminary
Seta 4-16-1
Tokyo 158 Japan

This research institution was established in 1957 with the primary purpose of translating the Bible into Japanese.


Franciscan Sponsored Programs: Graduate Degree or Certificate in Franciscan Studies.

Collegio S. Antonio (Antonianum)
Via Merulana 124
Roma, Italia

The Antonianum was founded in 1890 as an international college for the Order of Friars Minor. It now accepts women and lay students. It publishes scholarly articles in its periodical, Antonianum, and also dissertations and theses in monographic series.

The Franciscan Institute
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, New York 14778 (U.S.A.)

The Franciscan Institute has a threefold focus in publication, academic studies and research. The Franciscan Institute offers an academic program leading to a Master of Arts in Franciscan Studies, a Certificate in Franciscan Formation, and a non-degree sabbatical program.

It also publishes three journals: The Cord, Franciscan Studies, and Greyfriars Review. Other works are published as monographs in its Spirit and Life Series, Texts Series, Theology Series, etc.

Franciscan International Study Centre
Giles Lane
Canterbury CT2 7NA England

The Franciscan Study Centre was founded in 1974 and offers sabbatical, degree and non-degree programs.


Franciscan Sponsored Centers offering Theological Education on Seminary and Graduate levels.

Catholic Theological Union at Chicago
5401 South Cornell Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615-5603

The Franciscan Friars along with several other religious orders founded the Catholic Theological Union in 1968. It co-publishes with the Washington Theological Union the periodical, New Theology Review.

Franciscan School of Theology
1712 Euclid Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94709

The Franciscan School of Theology is a member of the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, CA.

Washington Theological Union
6896 Laurel Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20012

The Washington Theological Union was established in 1967 and co-publishes with the Catholic Theological Union the periodical, New Theology Review.

Collegio S. Bonaventura (Seraphicum)
Via del Serafico, 1
0142 Roma, Italia

This institution was founded by the O.F.M. Conventuals in 1885 to replace the former International College of St. Bonaventure which had been closed in 1873.

It publishes the periodical, Miscellanea Francescana.

Collegio San Lorenzo
Circonvallazione Occidentale
00163 Roma, Italia

The O.F.M. Capuchins founded the Collegio San Lorenzo in 1908 and publish the periodical, Laurentianum.

Studium Biblicum Franciscanum
Via Dolorosa
P.O.B. 19424
91193 Jerusalem, Israel

The Studium was established in 1927 for the area of Biblical Studies and Biblical Archeology. It publishes Liber Annuus.

St. Bonaventure College
Cikupi Road (Hillview Road)
Makeni, Lusaka 10101 Africa


Capuchin Franciscan Institute of Philosophy and Theology
St. Francis Friary
P.O. Box 21322
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Yarra Thelogical Union
Saint Paschal College
90 Albion Road
P.O. Box 79
Box Hill (Victoria) 3128 Australia


Franciscan Sponsored Non-degree Study Programs

Familia Franciscana do Brasil
Centro Franciscano
Rua Coronel Veiga, 1705
Caixa Postal 90.174
25621-970 Petropolis - RJ - Brazil


Franciscan Institute of Asia
No. 83 K-9th Street
Kamias, Quezon City


Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of India (FISI)
Shanti Sadhana
R.V. College Post
Bangalore 560 056 India


Franciscan Sponsored Universities and Colleges Offering Programs to Bachelor / Graduate Degrees


Alvernia College
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, Pa. 19607-1799
(Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis)
Phone: (610) 796-8203


Alverno College
3401 South 39th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53234
(School Sisters of St. Francis)
Phone: (414) 382-6100


Briar Cliff University
P.O. Box 2100
3303 Rebecca Street
Sioux City, IA 51104-2100
(Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Family, Dubuque, Iowa)
Phone: (712) 279-5400


Cardinal Stritch University
6801 N. Yates Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217-3985
(Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi)
Phone: (414) 410-4001


Cupertino College
P.O. Box 820
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(O.F.M. Conventual)


Felician College
262 South Main Street
Lodi, N.J. 07644-2198
(Felician Sisters)
Phone: (201) 778-1029


Hilbert College
5200 South Park Avenue
Hamburg, N.Y. 14075-1597
(Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph)
Phone: (716) 649-7900


Lourdes College
6832 Convent Boulevard
Sylvania, OH 43560-2897
(Sisters of St. Francis of the Congregation of Our Lady of Lourdes)
Phone: (419) 885-3211 ext.1297


Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150-1173
(Felician Sisters)
Phone: (734) 432-5315


Marian College
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis)
Phone: (317) 955-6100


Neumann College
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298
(Sisters of St. Francis, Philadelphia, PA)
Phone: (610) 558-5501


Silver Lake College
2406 South Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220-9319
(Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity)
Phone: (920) 686-6138


St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, N.Y. 14778
(O.F.M., Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
Phone: (716) 375-2000


Saint Francis College
180 Remsen Street
Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. 11201-4389
(Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn)
Phone: (718) 522-2300


Saint Francis University
P.O. Box 600
Loretto, PA 15940-3001
(T.O.R. Franciscan Friars, Sacred Heart Province)
Phone: (814) 472-3001


University of St. Francis
2701 Spring Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46808-3994
(Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration)
Phone: (219) 434-3101


University of Saint Francis
500 North Wilcox Street
Joliet, IL 60435-6188
(Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate)
Phone : (815) 740-3369


Franciscan University of Steubenville
1235 University Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952
(T.O.R. Franciscan Friars, Sacred Heart Province)
Phone: (740) 283-6216


Quincy University
1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301-2699
(O.F.M., Province of the Sacred Heart of Jesus)
Phone: (217) 222-8020


Siena College
515 Loudon Road
Loudonville, N.Y. 12211-1462
(O.F.M., Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus)
Phone: (518) 7783-2302


Villa Maria College
240 Pine Ridge Road
Buffalo, N.Y. 14225-3999
(Felician Sisters)
Phone: (716) 896-7000


Viterbo College
815 South 9th Street
Lacrosse, WI 54601-4797
(Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration)
Phone: (608) 796-3001


Universidade Sao Francisco
Compos Sao Paulo
Rua Hannemann 352
Sao Paulo (SP) Brazil


Universidad de San Buenaventura
Transversal 26 no. 172-08
Apartado 75010
Bogota, Colombia


Franciscan College
Gormanston, County Meath


Terra Sancta College
Gebel Luweibdeh
P.O. Box 9114
Amman, Jordan

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