Friar Tom Reist, a friar-priest of the Conventual Franciscan
Order, earned a BA in Philosophy from St. Hyacinth College and Seminary,
Granby, Massachusetts, USA, the former studium of his home Franciscan
province. He received an STL from the
University of Fribourg in Switzerland and an STD from the same in 1983. The areas of concentration of these degrees
are Scripture and St. Bonaventure, and they remain the focal points of his
Tom has spend the greater part of his religious life in the
ministry of formation and academic administration.
Currently Tom is exploring the writings of Peter Olivi.