We are a place of Franciscan culture and learning, located in the historic English pilgrim city of Canterbury, catering to an international religious and lay student body. We teach and research Franciscan Studies, theology and spirituality, host sabbaticals and offer spiritual direction. Our motto of “Holiness and Learning” exemplifies the combination of academic excellence and spiritual renewal within a warm community life that we seek to build here.

We welcome with especial joy the publication of the Encyclical Laudato Si', which can be viewed here. Its two concluding prayers are available here

A Prayer for Our Earth

A Christian Prayer in Union with Creation. 

We invite you to visit our blog, https://agnellusmirror.wordpress.com. 

We are now accepting applications for 2016-17 for our Certificate in Franciscan StudiesCertificate in Franciscan FormationPart-Time Ecumenical Training Programme in Spiritual Direction, and Sabbatical Programme. For more information see the appropriate pages of this website (the Certificates are accessed via 'Study Programmes').

On Monday 3 October we celebrate THE TRANSITUS OF ST FRANCIS. The FISC community warmly welcome you to join us for this Vigil of St Francis. Time 7.00 or 7.30, tbc.

Forthcoming Events
  Michaelmas Term Evening Talks by Fr Austin McCormick OFM, Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Thursdays 7-9, starting 13 October. 1. Can Church teaching change? 2. What did God really reveal? 3. What about papal infallibility? 4. Explain the Eucharist. 5. Who is Jesus Christ? 6. What difference does grace make? 7. Have we forgotten Original Sin? 8. What morality did Jesus teach? 9. Renounce the world, or change it? 10. Is there salvation in other religions?    

'Mercy in the Gospel of Luke': A series of four talks by Fr Tom Herbst OFM, Wednesday evenings at St Thomas' Hall, Iron Bar Lane, Canterbury, 7.30-9; starting 21 September, then 28 September, 5 October, and 12 October


Canterbury Food Bank and SVP Collections A collection bin for the Canterbury Food Bank is available on Sundays in the foyer and on other days in the refectory. We also have a collection point for donations of clothing for the SVP.

  The FISC website is always a work in progress. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions concerning it please address them to the webmaster, Monica Tobon, monica.t@franciscans.ac.uk.