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Fr. Richard Husted OFM on St. Bonaventure

AnnetteMiller In this video, Fr. Richard Husted OFM shares his thoughts on the Franciscan saint. Saint Bonaventure Bishop and Doctor of the Church (1218-1274) Sanctity and learning raised Bonaventur…More
AnnetteMiller In this video, Fr. Richard Husted OFM shares his thoughts on the Franciscan saint. Saint Bonaventure
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
(1218-1274)

Sanctity and learning raised Bonaventure to the Church's highest honors, and from a child he was the companion of Saints. Yet at heart he was ever the poor Franciscan friar, and practised and taught humility and mortification.
St. Francis gave him his name; for, having miraculously cured him of a mortal sickness, he prophetically exclaimed of the child, "O bona ventura!"-good luck.
He is known also as the "Seraphic Doctor," from the fervor of divine love which breathes in his writings. He was the friend of St. Thomas Aquinas, who asked him one day whence he drew his great learning. He replied by pointing to his crucifix. At another time St. Thomas found him in ecstasy while writing the life of St. Francis, and exclaimed, "Let us leave a Saint to write of a Saint." They received the Doctor's cap together.
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