BONAVENTURE

St. Bonaventure (AD 1221-1274) was a Franciscan friar, philosopher, theologian, cardinal, and a doctor of the Church. Thinking within the Augustinian tradition, Bonaventure considered Christ the “one true master” who offers us knowledge that begins with faith. This knowledge is developed through reason and perfected by mystical union with God. St. Bonaventure is of particular interest to our seminarians in the Capuchin Formation Program.