Rev. Regis J. Armstrong, O.F.M. Cap., Ph.D
Ordinary Professor of Spirituality
The John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies
Historical Theology and Spirituality
"What we are before God, that we are and nothing else.
- Admonition 19, St. Francis of Assisi
Born on Long Island, New York, Regis John Armstrong, a Capuchin Friar Minor and a world renowned expert on Saint Francis of Assisi and Saint Clare of Assisi has authored nine books and many journal and encyclopedia articles as well as edited a number of other books. He earned a PhD in Historical Theology and Spirituality from Fordham University, and served his confreres in various positions of formation and administration.
In addition to translating and editing Francis and Clare: The Complete Works, and three editions of Clare of Assisi: Early Documents, he was Editor-in-Chief of the four volume Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, and has written St. Francis of Assisi: Writings for a Gospel Life, True Joy, along with a large number of articles-many have been translated into Italian, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. He taught at the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome-where he was also Vice Rector, and at the Franciscan Institute of Saint Bonaventure University, Olean, New York, as well as, the Franciscan International Study Centre in Canterbury, England-where he served for ten years as a Governor. He is a co-founder of the Franciscan Institute of Asia, where he also taught. More recently, he has been a member of an international committee of eight Capuchins established to study and rewrite a proposed edition of the Capuchin Constitutions.