A partnership between the Franciscan Study Center at Tilburg University, NL and the Franciscan Institute at Saint Bonaventure University, NY
Essays in Honor of Michael W. Blastic, O.F.M.
Krijn Pansters   |   April 7, 2021
Church | Society | Spirituality

This volume is a collection of essays written by colleagues and friends in honor of Michael W. Blastic, O.F.M., on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Continue Reading
Francis of Assisi: A Patron Saint for Patients?
Krijn Pansters   |   March 31, 2021
Society | Spirituality | Care

As he himself endured horrific and ineffective medieval medical treatments, St. Francis of Assisi was credited with curing the sufferers of a disease that, like Covid-19, originated in animals.

Continue Reading
Follow Us On Social Media!

Franciscan Connections is an international Franciscan blog that connects, communicates, and conveys the best of Franciscan learning in the twenty-first century.

Continue Reading
St. Francis And Mental Health Challenges
Krijn Pansters   |   March 25, 2021
Spirituality | Care

St Francis of Assisi was once a person who was excluded, ostracized, and ridiculed. Eventually this turned to exaltation, glorification, and canonization.

Continue Reading
Center for Action and Contemplation
Krijn Pansters   |   March 24, 2021
Society | Spirituality

Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation.

Continue Reading