Father Peter Farrington visited the Franciscan International Study Centre in Giles Lane, Canterbury on Tuesday, 31st August. He was welcomed by Brother Philippe Yates, the Director of FISC, with whom he was able to have an enjoyable and fruitful conversation throughout the morning. Brother Philippe escorted Father Peter on a tour of the centre, which teaches theology and Franciscan Studies at undergraduate, graduate and research degree level. Brother Philippe described many aspects of the early Franciscan ethos, and provided some helpful direction for Father Peter in his reading and study of the Franciscan tradition. Father Peter is particularly interested in exploring the common features between the ideals of Francis of Assisi and those of some of the Orthodox monastic Fathers. Brother Philippe provided Father Peter with a tour of the substantial library at the Centre, and he was able to meet some of the staff and volunteers. The Centre has kindly allowed Father Peter to become a member of the library and he looks forward to making much use of it.