Call for Papers – Marked With the Wounds of Christ

“Marked With the Wounds of Christ”
An Academic Conference on the Stigmatization of St. Francis
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Steubenville, OH
September 12-14, 2024


In celebration of the eighth centenary of St. Francis of Assisi’s reception of the stigmata on Mount La Verna, Franciscan University of Steubenville and Saint Francis University will host a weekend-long academic conference on the topic of this historic event. All those interested in the life of St. Francis and the legacy of his stigmatization from every discipline and field are invited to submit paper proposals. Suggestions for paper topics include but are not limited to:

  • Francis’s stigmata in the early Franciscan sources
  • Theology of St. Francis’ stigmata / theology of Christ’s Passion
  • Franciscan spirituality and mysticism
  • Implications of St. Francis’s stigmata for Christian ethics / professional ethics
  • Depictions of the stigmata in art and culture
  • Science of stigmata
  • Other examples of stigmata in history
  • Legacy of St. Francis’ stigmata in the life of the Church

If interested, please send a 400-word proposal and a one-page CV to:

Deadline: March 1, 2024

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