We are a place of Franciscan culture and learning, located in the historic English pilgrim city of Canterbury, catering to an international religious and lay student body. We teach and research Franciscan Studies, theology and spirituality, host sabbaticals and offer spiritual direction. Our motto of “Holiness and Learning” exemplifies the combination of academic excellence and spiritual renewal within a warm community life that we seek to build here.

We welcome with especial joy the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si', which can be viewed here. Its two concluding prayers are available here

A Prayer for Our Earth

A Christian Prayer in Union with Creation. 

We invite you to visit our blog, https://agnellusmirror.wordpress.com. 

This website is currently under construction. If you have any questions or comments please contact Monica Tobon, monica.t@franciscans.ac.uk     
Forthcoming Events

The Theology, Life and Legacy of Fr Eric Doyle OFM A special short course presented by Dr Brenda Abbott over ten evenings from Monday 2 May to Friday 13 May. Eric was one of the founding members of the Franciscan International Study Centre and we hope you will be able to join us for this celebration of his life and work. For the poster please click on the picture of Fr Eric. For more information or to book a place email info@franciscans.ac.uk or call 01227 769349.

  Continuing Formation for Spiritual Directors On 28 May we are holding a day of Continuing Formation for Spiritual Directors, to include a lecture by Dr Monica Tobon on Evagrius, Spiritual Direction and the Desert Fathers, and workshops on The Labyrinth, Spiritual Direction with the Disadvantaged, Directed Retreats and Leading Supervision, Content and Training. For more information or to book a place email Trish Murphy at tmurphy14@aol.com or call Sr Margaret McGrath on 01227 769349.


Canterbury Food Bank and SVP Collections A collection bin for the Canterbury Food Bank is available on Sundays in the foyer and on other days in the refectory. We also have a collection point for donations of clothing for the SVP.

  The FISC website is always a work in progress. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions concerning it please address them to the webmaster, Monica Tobon, monica.t@franciscans.ac.uk