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St. Bonaventure

Also known as Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Seraphic Doctor of the Church , the Devout Doctor

Memorial 15 July

Profile Healed from a childhood disease by the prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi. Joined the Order of Friars Minor at 22. Studied theology and philosophy in Paris. Friend of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Doctor of Theology. Friend of King Saint Louis. General of the Franciscan Order at 35. Bishop of Albano. Cardinal. Spoke at the Council of Lyons, but died before its close. Writer. Biographer of Saint Francis. Doctor of the Church.

Born 1221 at Bagnoregio, Tuscany, Italy Died 15 July 1274 at Lyon, France of natural causes

Canonized 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV

Name Meaning good fortune (= bona venture)

Patronage against bowel disorders Cochiti Indian Pueblo Saint Bonaventure University, New York Prayers Prayer by... Representation cardinal's hat ,ciborium, Holy Communion ,cardinal in Franciscan robes, usually reading or writing

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