The Church of St. Francis of Assisi has long dedicated itself to ongoing faith formation of Adults through our Adult Education ministry.

Our Spring 2023 courses are now listed online and open for registration at:

Subjects range from theology, biblical studies, and liturgy to literature and poetry.  Here are the titles of the courses for this upcoming semester:

      • Affirming the Light: The Poetry of Joy Harjo
      • Catholicism 101: The Gospel of St. Matthew
      • The Celtic Bards
      • A Deeper Look at Catherine of Siena: Her Dialogue, Prayers, Spirituality, and Life
      • Elizabeth of the Trinity: Her Life, Letters, and Spirituality
      • Franciscan Short Stories: , a 5-week series on the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi
      • Great Music Inspired by the Old Testament
      • “I Shall Pour Out Water upon the Parched Land” (Isa 44:3): Second Isaiah as Story and Promise.
      • A Literary Walk through Dublin
      • Reconsiderations: Three Novels of the Bronte Sisters
      • The Queens of Hearts:  Women Saints Who Were Queens Throughout Church History


While we try to keep our registration fees low (generally about $10 per hour of instruction) we also understand that for some this can be a burden.  We do not want anyone who wants to attend a class to be prohibited by economic hardship.  Please contact Joseph Nuzzi, Director of Adult Education and Evangelization for information on scholarships: or 212-736-8500 x365.