Kathy Warren, OSF


Kathleen Warren, OSF is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester, Minnesota. She holds a MA in Religious Education from Loyola University, Chicago; a Master's in Franciscan Studies from the Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University; and a Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation, South Bend, Indiana.

Her doctoral course work was completed at the Gregorian University in Rome (2004) at the Institute for the Study of Religions and Cultures. The title of her (2006) dissertation is: Muslims, Christians and Jews Encounter Francis of Assisi and Each Other: A Paradigm for Doing Peace and Rebuilding the World.

Since 2002 Sr. Kathy, a specialist in interreligious dialogue, has been involved in Muslim-Christian interaction, offering workshops and retreats around the country on topics related to peacemaking and interreligious encounter, particularly from a Franciscan perspective. With independent film producer Joyce Hart (Los Angeles, California) Sr. Kathy is working as producer on a DVD project entitled "In the Footprints of Francis and the Sultan" about Muslim-Christian interaction in today's world (release in late 2012). Sr. Kathy also serves as a Guide for the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs, accompanying pilgrims of all faiths in exploring the message of Francis (and Clare) of Assisi by visiting the places where they lived and ministered in Italy.

Sr. Kathy has served as Coordinator for Continuing Education for the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University, as a member of the Executive Council for her Franciscan Congregation, and on the National Board of the Franciscan Federation.

"I believe that the vision of St. Francis offers a powerful tool for the rebuilding of a world in need of healing and hope. His is a message for our time: will it finally be heard?"

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