Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, California

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Photographs by Brandon Ortega, Santiago Moratto, and Gary Francisco Keller

The Franciscan School of Theology (FST) is a Roman Catholic graduate theological school, owned and operated by the Province of Saint Barbara of the Order of Friars Minor. Rooted in 800 years of Franciscan tradition, FST is a place where the issues and concerns of society intersect theological education. FST is a member school of the Graduate Theological Union, an ecumenical consortium of nine schools.

The mission of the school is to prepare candidates for professional ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, for careers in theological education, and to provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge of Christian faith and the practice of ministry.

For more information, visit FST's web site at