Friday, July 15, 2011

Saint Bonaventure

Today, July 15th, the Church honors Saint Bonaventure, Bishop and Doctor of the Church.

From The Liturgy of the Hours:

Saint Bonaventure was born about the year 1218 at Banorea in Tuscany. He studied philosophy and theology at Paris and, having earned the title Master, he taught his fellow members of the Order of Friars Minor with great success. He was elected Minister General of the Order, a position he filled with prudence and wisdom. After being made Cardinal-Bishop of Albano, he died at the Council of Lyons in 1274. His writings did much to illuminate the study of both theology and philosophy.

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