Franciscan International Study Centre

Welcome to the Franciscan International Study Centre website. We are a place of Franciscan Christian culture and learning, catering to an international religious and lay student body, teaching theology and Franciscan Studies at undergraduate, graduate and research degree level. Our motto of “Holiness and Learning” exemplifies the combination of a spiritually enriching community life with academic excellence that we seek to build here at the Centre. We also offer conferences, occasional retreats, the Ex Corde lecture series and distance learning in Franciscan spirituality. We hope you enjoy visiting this site and, please, do not hesitate to contact us for further information.


This term’s Ex Corde lecture will take place on Thursday 28 May. We welcome Viktoria von Arburg of the University of Lucerne, who will speak about ‘Thinking Salvation with Saint Anselm: God’s ‘Other‘ Mercy’. More details here.

In Trinity Term we are offering a variety of sabbatical courses. The timetable can be viewed here. All are open to the public, subject to arrangement with the Course Tutor.

The brochure and application form for the Ecumenical Training Programme in Spiritual Direction 2015-16 is available here. For information about the programme or spiritual direction at FISC please email Sr Margaret McGrath at

A collection bin for the Canterbury Food Bank is available on Sundays in the foyer and on other days in the refectory.The FISC website is a work in progress: if you have any questions, comments or suggestions please address them to Monica Tobon,

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