Custodians of the Tradition

Reclaiming the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Those like ourselves who are immediate heirs of the tradition inspired by the spirituality of Francis [and Clare] might better see ourselves as responsible stewards of a treasure that has much to offer for the healing of humanity and of the world at large.

Zachary Hayes OFM, Bonaventure Fest, 2003, Aston, PA

A project of the Commission on Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT),
a Secretariat of the English Speaking Conference (ESP) of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM). This Custodians edition will be accessible from,
and also from the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (AFCU)

General Editor:
Kathleen Moffatt OSF, Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, Aston, PA

With gratitude for the hospitality of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, Hamburg, NY.