This course elaborates the contribution of women to the Franciscan charism. Special emphasis will be given to the life and influence of Clare of Assisi and other women whose lives have affected the mystical and missionary vitality of the Franciscan Family. In addition to identifying primary and secondary sources for the study of Franciscan women of specific periods, participants will develop an understanding of prominent and recurring issues affecting the lives of Franciscan/Catholic women. Class methods will prepare students to develop further research for themselves, or for their religious congregations or lay associations.
- Prerequisite: SFS507.
- Credits: 3