Welcome to The Academy of American Franciscan History!










The Academy of American Franciscan History is a research institute affiliated with the Franciscan School of Theology in Oceanside, CA. 
We are dedicated to the encouragement of the study of the
 Franciscan Order in the Americas primarily through the publication of monographs, documents, a scholarly journal, as well as sponsoring seminars, conferences, & public lectures.
Academy of American Franciscan History
Pax et Bonum

New Releases
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Press

"Serra's Sainthood: A Cause for Healing or Controversy?"

An article written by Academy Director Jeffery M. Burns on the recent Canonization of Father Junipero Serra. http://americamagazine.org/issue/serras-sainthood

Upcoming Events
Free Public Lecture​

Monday, May 9 at 7pm
The Franciscan School of Theology, Oceanside

Join us for the Franciscan Vision Series featuring Professor Jaime Lara, PhD, "When the Incas met Francis of Assisi: Culture and Conflict in Latin American Franciscanism." 
Sponsored by: The Academy of American Franciscan History and the Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture 
For more information, please visit: http://fst.edu/franciscan-vision-series-feb-11/