This course examines the aims, achievements and wide-ranging apostolic work of the Franciscan Family from the time of the foundation of the early minorite community until c. 1650. Particular emphasis will be placed on the work of preaching, pastoral care, Papal diplomacy, works of mercy, etc. The course also explores the missionary endeavors of Franciscans outside of Europe, especially to the Baltic regions, the Middle and Far East, Africa as well as their early work in the Americas.
- Prerequisite: SFS 507.
- Credits: 3