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Francesco e Francisco: Influence of a Medieval Saint on a Contemporary Pope

March 22, 2023 @ 3:30 PM CT - March 22, 2023 @ 5:00 PM CT

Sister Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF

Dawn M. Nothwehr, O.S.F., Ph.D., (Rochester, MN Franciscans) teaches ethics courses concerning ecology, racial justice, feminism, CST, and fundamental moral theology. 

Friar Michael Perry, OFM, Former OFM General Minister

CTU Alumnus Michael A. Perry, OFM, PhD has served the Franciscans and the Church in variety of capacities. He worked in the formation of its candidates, with the Office of Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation, he worked as a missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was provincial Minister of the Sacred Heart Province, general Vicar and then general Minister of the OFM (2013-2021).

Michael has a doctorate in religious anthropology and served as a resource for Catholic Relief Services and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is presently working at Siena College in New York

In celebration of Pope Francis’s 10th Anniversary as pope join us in welcoming

Friar Michael Perry, OFM, and Sister Dawn M. Nothwehr, OSF,  as they reflect on San Francesco’s influence of Pope Francisco and the pope’s influence on the Franciscan family.


At the end of the event a reception will be held in honor of Friar Gilbert Ostdiek to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Ad multos annos Gil!!!


This event will be available in person and online.

Location: 5416 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615

Room 339 and virtual


The reception for Friar Gil Ostdiek’s Birthday begins at 5:00 p.m. CT.