Franciscan Intellectual Tradition Website


In March 2001, the English-speaking Conference (ESC), Order of Friars Minor (OFM), undertook an initiative for the contemporary retrieval of the Franciscan Tradition. The commision on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT) is the result of that initiative. It is composed of the Franciscan leaders from the English speaking provinces of the Order.

The Commission hopes, over time, to explore topics such as Creation, the Iconography of the Crucified, Christian Anthropology, Ecclesiology, Scriptural Themes, Evangelization, History, the Natural Sciences, the Arts as well as areas of contemporary concern, as seen through the Franciscan tradition.

This website serves as a portal to connect lay and religious Franciscan sholars, ministers, educators, and enthusiast.