With the goal of offering a more dynamic formation, attentive to the reality and mission of the Church in the time we are living, the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum) in Rome has added two specific courses of higher education to its roster of traditional academic courses. The new courses are entitled “Fratelli Tutti” [Brothers All] and “Journalism and Ethics.” In addition, a two-year course in Franciscanism is being offered, entitled: “In the Footsteps of Francis and Clare.”

The “Fratelli Tutti” course, under the direction of the Dean, Friar Raffaele DI MURO, has been organized in collaboration with the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Economy of Communion Project. Its aim is to study Pope Francis’ encyclical through the lens of three specific areas: ecclesiology, theology of religions and political economy.
The “Journalism and Ethics” course, coordinated by Father Alfonso D’ALESSIO, includes direct participation from the Dicastery for Communication of the Holy See, L’Osservatore Romano and the Eleusis Group. The aim of the course is to offer participants (aspiring journalists, communicators, freelance journalists and professionals) specific training in journalism from the essential perspective of ethics, with careful attention given to ecclesiology.
Finally, the two-year course in Franciscanism, “In the Footsteps of Francis and Clare,” directed by Sister Daniela DEL GAUDIO, offers sections on dogmatic theology, spirituality, Franciscanism, theology of consecrated life and pedagogical pastoral ministry. It is a valuable opportunity to learn more about Franciscan and Clarian spirituality, the development of Franciscanism and the mission of the Franciscans in the Church and in the world.  Notably, the course provides workshops for integrated study and experience in order to help students make Franciscanism a practice in their lives.
For more details on the new courses and on attaining traditional academic degrees, go to the website of the Faculty at: www.sanbonaventuraseraphicum.org. For other inquiries, please contact the Secretariat by calling 06 51503206, or send an email to: segreteria@seraphicum.org.

Elisabetta LO IACONO, Seraphicum Press Office