For the past 50 years St. Francis seminary students in San Diego have attended undergraduate classes at the University of San Diego. Then they go on to St. John’s in Camarillo, Mount Angel in Oregon, or the North American College in Rome.
But this past summer, the Franciscan School of Theology, which had moved from Berkeley to Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, relocated from Oceanside to the University of San Diego campus and will provide graduate-level theology for San Diego seminarians.
Father Matthew Spahr, present rector of the San Diego seminary, will oversee the new theology program, assisted by Father Lauro Minimo, vice rector; Father Michael Sinor, director of spiritual formation, Laura Martin-Spencer, director of pastoral formation, and Father Gil Gentile, S.J., and Father Joaquin “Boom” Martinez, S.J. assisting with spiritual formation.
The above comes from a story in the Southern Cross, diocese paper for San Diego.