Exploring the Franciscan Moral Vision

moral vision

Responding to God’s Love:
Exploring the Franciscan Moral Vision

Program Description
Five scholars came together to present key elements of the Franciscan Moral
Vision in a new book entitled Responding to God’s Love (Franciscan Institute
Pub., 2013). Their primary goal was to make the contemporary implications of
the Franciscan moral vision more accessible to English-language readers and to
demonstrate how the characteristics of that tradition are rooted in the life and
spirituality of Francis and Clare, especially their profound understanding of
God’s love for each individual and all of creation.

In their theological reflection on this spirituality the early Franciscan Masters,
Bonaventure and Scotus in particular, understood Christian morality as a
response to the extravagant love of God. Without denying human limitations and
sin, the Franciscan tradition offers the contemporary Church an aesthetic moral
vision in which humanity is called to reflect the beauty and goodness of God.

Franciscan Forum X offers a unique opportunity in which participants will
have an opportunity to explore the characteristics of the Franciscan Moral vision
in mentored conversation with three of the volumes authors—Thomas Nairn,
OFM Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ, and Joseph Chinnici, OFM.

March 27-30, 2014
(Thursday 4 PM — Sunday AM)

Franciscan Retreat Center
at Mt. St. Francis
Colorado Springs, CO
For more information:
www.sbu.edu/moralvisionforum

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