Discover the Wisdom of St. Francis: September Lecture Series

The Church of the Immaculate Conception has long been a beacon of faith in this charming part of the city. This September, it will shine even brighter as it hosts a series of presentations that promise to ignite the soul and nourish the mind. The faithful and inquisitive alike are invited to embark on a journey of enlightenment as renowned Franciscan friars from the esteemed Franciscan School of Theology share their wisdom in a captivating series of lectures in Old Town San Diego.

What sets this lecture series apart is its accessibility and versatility. Each session is designed to stand on its own, making it the perfect opportunity for attendees to select topics that resonate with their interests or to immerse themselves fully in the entire series. Whether you are a long-standing member of the parish or a newcomer to the faith, there is something here for everyone.

The lectures are scheduled from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., allowing attendees to unwind after a long day and delve into the rich tapestry of spiritual insight. The parish hall, an inviting and communal space, will serve as the backdrop for these engaging discussions.


September 5:

Title: “St. Francis ‘lived in the Scriptures’: The Biblical Roots of Franciscan Spirituality”

Presented by: Garrett Galvin, OFM


September 12:

Title: “Pope Francis calls us to form missionary disciples, in the spirit of St. Francis”

Presented by: Keith Warner, OFM


September 19:

Title: “Francis and Clare of Assisi and the Cross with Open Eyes”

Presented by: Michael Blastic, OFM


September 26:

Title: “Franciscan Remedies for the Spirit in the Age of Tribulations”

Presented by: Joe Chinnici, OFM


But the invitation doesn’t stop at the church doors. The organizers encourage you to extend this warm welcome to your family and friends, inviting them to join in on this remarkable journey of discovery. It’s an opportunity to come together as a community, fostering deeper connections and sharing in the spiritual growth that these lectures promise.

As the whispers of September breezes rustle through Old Town San Diego, the Church of the Immaculate Conception beckons you to partake in this extraordinary series of lectures. The Franciscan friars’ wisdom awaits, promising an unforgettable blend of faith, knowledge, and community. So mark your calendars, and prepare for a September of enlightenment like no other.

Address – 2540 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

Phone – (619) 295 4141