On September 19-23, 2022, the Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure (Seraphicum) in Rome conducted its annual Franciscan formation and refresher course for Conventual Franciscan doctoral students.

This year, the participants explored selected topics in the History of Franciscanism. They discussed prayer, the different families of friars, poverty, and clericalization—all key issues in the journey of the sons of St. Francis of Assisi.
Friars Felice AUTIERI, Emil KUMKA, Adam MĄCZKA and Raffaele DI MURO guided the doctoral students in rediscovering important events that occurred in the centuries-old story of the Seraphic Order.
At the end of the course, the participants said they were satisfied and had gained more knowledge, thanks in part to the laboratory work they carried out.
This formation initiative was commissioned by the Grand Chancellor of the Faculty, Friar Carlos A. TROVARELLI, and by the Vice Grand Chancellor, Friar Jan MACIEJOWSKI. The purpose of the initiative is to update the Order’ s future teachers on Franciscan issues. The faculty is fully involved in this project, which is proving to be very productive and will be repeated in the future.