Paul Rout OFM is a member of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor. He is a Visiting Lecturer to YTU and lectures in Franciscan Spirituality. He also lectures in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality at Heythrop College, University of London.

Paul’s main area of interest is the Franciscan spiritual Tradition and its relevance for the contemporary world. He is the author of the book Francis and Bonaventure.