Free USF lecture explores subject of stigmata of St. Francis

Feb. 20, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Philosophy and Theology will sponsor a free public lecture, “The Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi: Fact, Fiction or Fallacy?” on Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m. in the North Campus auditorium.

Inconsistent accounts of the wounds of Christ—the stigmata—appearing on St. Francis’ body are found in 13th century Franciscan sources. Were the stigmata authentic? Sister Anita Holzmer, OSF, instructor in theology and Franciscan studies, will use those sources to explore the mysterious and mystical phenomenon.

For more information, contact Angie Springer at or (260) 399-8066.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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