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Saint Bonaventure The Seraphic Doctor Minister-General of the Franciscan Order   By:

Saint Bonaventure The Seraphic Doctor Minister-General of the Franciscan Order by Laurence Costelloe

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[Transcriber's Notes] This text is derived from a copy in the Ave Maria University library, catalog number "B 765 .B74 C678 1911"

Footnotes have been renumbered to avoid ambiguity. [End Transcriber's Notes]

THE FRIAR SAINTS SERIES

Editors for the Franciscan Lives

The Very Rev. Fr. OSMUND. O.F.M., Provincial, and C. M. ANTONY

Editors for the Dominican Lives

The Rev. Fr. BEDE JARRETT. O.P., and C. M. ANTONY

ST. BONAVENTURE

Nihil Obstat: D. THOMAS BERGH, O.S.B., Censor Deputatus

Imprimatur: EDM. CAN. SURMONT, Vicarius Generalis

WESTMONASTERII, die 30 Martii, 1911.

[Illustration; ST. BONAVENTURE.

From an engraving by Eitel after the painting by Cavazzola (P. Morando) ]

SAINT BONAVENTURE

THE SERAPHIC DOCTOR MINISTER GENERAL OF THE FRANCISCAN ORDER CARDINAL BISHOP OF ALBANO

BY THE REV. FR. LAURENCE COSTELLOE, O.F.M.

[Illustration: Herald. "DEUS MEUS ET OMNIA"]

WITH SIX ILLUSTRATIONS

LONGMANS, GREEN AND CO.

FOURTH AVENUE AND 30TH STREET, NEW YORK LONDON, BOMBAY AND CALCUTTA

1911

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PREFATORY NOTICE.

The first two volumes of the "Friar Saints" Series now published will be followed at short intervals by four more "Lives," two at a time, Dominican and Franciscan together. Should the first six "Lives" prove successful they will be followed by a second set of six. The order of publication will probably be as follows:

Dominican .

(1) St. Thomas Aquinas. By Fr. PLACID CONWAY, O.P.

(2) St. Vincent Ferrer. By Fr. STANISLAUS HOGAN, O.P.

(3) St. Pius V. By C. M. ANTONY.

(4) St. Antoninus of Florence. By Fr. BEDE JARRETT, O.P.

(5) St. Raymond of Pennafort. By Fr. THOMAS SCHWERTNER, O.P

(6) St. Louis Bertrand. By the Rev. Mother MARY REGINALD,

Franciscan .

(1) St. Bonaventure. By Fr. LAURENCE COSTELLOE. O.F.M.

(2) St. Antony of Padua. By C. M. ANTONY.

(3) St. John Capistran. By Fr. VINCENT FITZGERALD, O.F.M.

(4) St. Bernardine of Siena. By Miss M. WARD.

(5) St. Leonard of Port Maurice. By Fr. ALEXANDER MURPHY, O.F.M.

(6) St. Peter of Alcantara. By Fr. EOBERT CARROL, O.F.M. O.S.D.

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The "Friar Saints" Series, which has received the warm approval of the authorities of both Orders in England, Ireland, and America, is earnestly recommended to Tertiaries, and to the Catholic public generally.

The Master General of the Dominicans at Rome, sending his blessing to the writers and readers of the "Friar Saints" Series, says: "The Lives should teach their readers not only to know the Saints, but also to imitate them ".

The Minister General of the Franciscans, Fr. Denis Schuler, sends his blessing and best wishes for the success of the "Lives of the Friar Saints".

F. OSMUND. O.F.M., PROVINCIAL, F. BEDE JARRETT, O.P., C. M. ANTONY, Editors .

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FOREWORD.

The life of Saint Bonaventure, the "Seraphic Doctor," is now appropriately presented to the public as the first of the Franciscan lives in this "Series of the Lives of the Friar Saints". Till the days of this "Second Founder of the Franciscan Order," the simplicity of our Holy Father St. Francis had been the salient feature of his institute: no successful effort had hitherto been made to organize the growing Order unto the full measure of its efficiency. Speaking generally, everything so far had been left to individual initiative, and the keynote of those early days is struck in the liberty enjoyed by the individual a liberty which, though charming to contemplate and of irresistible appeal to a democratic age, is yet incompatible with the distinctive work a corporate body must perforce fulfil if its deeds are to justify its {viii} existence. To effect this purpose a certain amount of that rigid uniformity attendant on all organization was imperatively demanded... Continue reading book >>




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