Get a unique window into Franciscan thought and practice with Franciscan Richard Rohr. Step outside your comfortable ideas and habits. Move into new experiences of God, self, and others.
A 7-week online course on Franciscan thought and practice with Franciscan Richard Rohr. Learn more about concepts like the Alternative Orthodoxy and how to cultivate Franciscan wisdom through reflection and engagement with the teaching.
The Franciscan Way offers a unique window into Franciscan thought and practice. St. Francis of Assisi, an icon of gentleness and compassion, is also a radical prophet who challenges people of many faiths. His path closely adheres to Jesus’ way of simplicity, justice, and inclusivity through a counter-cultural movement — an “alternative orthodoxy” that values vulnerability and union over power and independence.
Step outside your comfortable ideas and habits and get a unique window into Franciscan thought and practice. Move into new experiences of God, self, and others. Dive into the ocean of God’s love that knows no boundaries or limitations.
Students will learn about the history, persons, and themes of the Franciscan Way, including the Alternative Orthodoxy, Univocity of Being, and the Great Chain of Being. Students will also develop contemplative practices to support freedom from the dominant ego self.
Below you will find the course schedule for all upcoming offerings. You can register or sign up to be notified of an upcoming course by clicking the buttons below.
The Franciscan Way is a 7-week online course. Students should expect to invest 4–6 hours of work each week on course material, reading assignments, online discussions with other students, and time for personal reflection.
Students will have access to course content for the duration of the course. Course content will be available one week after the course ends, or until Midnight (MT) on the Tuesday following the course end date.
Some of the videos used in this course have degraded audio quality that can be difficult to hear at times. To improve understanding of the video content, all the videos with Fr. Richard teaching have transcripts and closed captioning available.
To apply for financial assistance, please complete the online Financial Assistance Form at least 1 week before registration is scheduled to close. Please do not register for the online course until your request for financial assistance has been processed.
This is a sample video from the course.
Each week students will explore a new topic of study through teaching material, a contemplative practice, and student discussions. Students can progress through each week at their own pace.
This 7-week online course is designed so you can bring the teachings, contemplative practices, and conscious work into your own routine and deepen its impact on your life.