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By Bonaventure | Comments: ( 715 ) | Date: ( Oct 15, 2019 )

Bonaventure 1221 1274 , an Italian theologian and monk, is widely considered the greatest Franciscan mystic after St Francis himself Commissioned by the Franciscan Order, Bonaventure wrote this official biography of St Francis of Assisi in 1260 his riveting account is simple yet inspiring, and essential reading for those looking to understand the remarkable life andBonaventure 1221 1274 , an Italian theologian and monk, is widely considered the greatest Franciscan mystic after St Francis himself Commissioned by the Franciscan Order, Bonaventure wrote this official biography of St Francis of Assisi in 1260 his riveting account is simple yet inspiring, and essential reading for those looking to understand the remarkable life and spirituality of this revered saint.


  • Title: The Life of St. Francis
  • Author: Bonaventure
  • ISBN: 9780060576523
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Bonaventure

Bonaventure b 1221 as John of Fidanza was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher, the eighth Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor He was a Cardinal Bishop of Albano He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V He is known as the Seraphic Doctor Latin Doctor Seraphicus Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo Bonaventura.



Comments The Life of St. Francis

  • K.D. Absolutely

    A book about a saint written by another saint. How can I dislike this book?I have always been fascinated by St. Francis of Assisi. Well, prior to this book, the little that I knew about him are due to his images in the Church like the one feeding pigeons and the beautiful song "Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi" that pleads about making oneself an instrument of Thy peace. So, when I saw this book at Totus Bookstore, I bought this book over the others that talk about more serious subjects such as h [...]


  • Fariba

    Incredible work! How ironic though that Francis, who celebrated radical poverty and despised recognition was buried in a basilica built in his honor and was canonized in a lavish ceremony. The irony is clearly lost on Bonaventure who not only was a scholastic (Francis was suspicious of the universities) but a cardinal as well. Francis clearly forbade the brothers from becoming cardinals. Maybe Francis' rule is impossible to follow. Maybe we must place glosses on the Sermon on the Mount, but Fran [...]


  • Jacqueline Brown

    A book written by a saint about a saint that he knew personally. Such an interesting read.


  • Celia

    As I continue on my journey to learn more about the Franciscans, and St. Francis in particular, I was so happy to come across this book by St. Bonaventure. This is the life of Francis, written by another holy man who came just after him. It is written in a beautiful and spiritual way. Bonaventure allows us to see what made Francis so special, and how his order came to have such an impact on the Church. This is a must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the Franciscans, and especially the ho [...]


  • Gennaro Sollazzo

    Grazie San Francesco, grazie San Bonaventura.


  • Christina Boyle

    The edition I am reading was translated in 1867 so clearly, this was a tough read! Slogging through the differences in Victorian English especially. I actually had to abort mission and put the book down. There's probably another way to get a bit of background on St. Francis.I was reading the book because of a recommendation from Danudhara Swami. St. Francis was one of the original Bhaktis - by his philosophies. It's funny. I was chatting with one of the lecturers at the exhibit who is a Francisc [...]


  • Eric

    For a biography written almost 800 years ago this book reads like it was written just yesterday. This translation of the life of St Francis is wonderful. The best biography of the great saint that I have written. The awe Bonaventure had for this man was incredible and the reader gets to feel that awe too. As I continue the learn about this man and his purpose in life I to wish to have that same purpose. In the exploration of Bonaventure's biography not only do we learn of St Fancis life but also [...]


  • David Joseph

    Super-mysterious?Hagiographical effort continues to strike me as an exceedingly odd activity.It's an impression more strongly reinforced now by the queer and childish forward prepared for this particular printing.Bonaventure provides something like a serviceable snapshot of whatever century he was living in. So, I guess I should look up which century that was and write it down or something. Weird.Somebody handed me a copy of this. She pushed it into my hand like we were sitting in a movie theate [...]


  • Christine

    Saint Francis is amazing. His life is amazing. His example is amazing. His love for God is amazing. There have been SO MANY miracles through his intercession! We should try to be more like him. That does not mean we need to hug trees and talk to animals. He did a lot more than people tend to credit him for. Lastly, there was not much in the way of editing in the days of Saint Bonaventure. He knows how to write an incredibly long sentence. :)


  • Mckinley

    I enjoyed this very readable religious biography of the life of St. Francis written by a contemporary- St. Bonaventure. It is an example of what it means to die and be reborn to a life in relationship with Godke the foreword by Donna Tartt. While she's written award winning books, her connection to this volume is not explained. She read about St. Francis and liked him. So perhaps it was an attempt to broaden the apple of the book?


  • Rachel

    I read it for one of my college courses. I'm not Catholic so going in I new virtually nothing about Francis of Assisi. Post read I think he's pretty sweet. He was super dedicated to Christ and his calling. Sometimes you buy a book for a course and can't wait to be rid of it. This one though, I think I'll keep.


  • Jared Longoria

    St. Francis sang and preached in the vernacular before it was cool ;) A great biography of Francis, though quite romanticized. Francis is one of my greatest role models and should be known be Catholics and Protestants alike ever, his occasional taste for asceticism is something I try not to emulate.


  • Jason

    Excellent read. Great description of this beloved saint. A lot of facts about the way he lived his life, his miracles and his works. I had previously spent a good deal of time studying St Francis and I still learned much from this book. I will continue to keep and and refer back to reading it as there were many great sections.


  • Abraham

    Found a remaindered copy at the CHPL book sale I read a chapter many evenings in Lent. The introduction is vacuous, but the text remains as frightening as I remembered. Bonaventure somehow renders Francis as an ordinary miracle, as if this was the life we all could live.


  • Melissa Michelle

    What a great read! I loved reading and learning more about St. Francis of Assisi.


  • Nick Fernandez

    One of the holiest souls in history described by another saint, with clarity and devotion. Every Catholic should read this life of Francis to understand better what it means to be a Christian.


  • Catherine Corman

    Happy are they who will persevere in what they have begun.-Last words of St. Francis of Assisi


  • Joshua Duffy

    Possibly the greatest book I have ever read. This book makes me want to do crazy crazy things.


  • Brian

    I like how Bonaventure organized this biography, but categories of miracles instead of chronologically or some other way


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