This course examines the historical development of the three Orders of the Franciscan Family from c. 1650 to the present. Particular attention will be given to the institutional development, pastoral contributions and missionary work of the threebranches of the First Order (Observants, Conventuals and Capuchins). Where materials are available, the course will also treat the historical development of the Poor Clares and the wide-ranging apostolic work of the male and female expressions of the Third Order Regular and Third Order Secular, with special emphasis upon their presence in North America.
- Prerequisite: SFS508.
- Credits: 3