July 16, 2010

Feast of St. Bonaventure Blog Roundup

Some posts to check out:

Fr. Longenecker posted the beautiful section of The Journey of the Soul to God found in the Office of Readings today.

Fr. Z presents on Bonaventure and the Bonaventuran-ness of Benedict XVI.

Taming the Wolf posts on how the mysticism of The Journey and the Tree of Life draw us to a mediating stance amidst the conflicts in our lives and in the world.

Enlarging the Heart presents some good stuff from the Collations on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Daughter of the King and the Magdalene Sisters have portraits, prayers, and great sections from The Journey.


Karinann said...

Thanks for the mention and for the other links, Br. Charles.
Prayers as you prepare for your move and your return to student life.
God bless!

Greg said...

Thanks for the nod.

I look forward to news regarding your theology studies...

You are breath of fresh air that wafts from coast to coast in your posts and tweets.

May peace and all joy be yours,


Anonymous said...

Can you recommend a book by St. Bonaventure or about him (or both)?

Brother Charles said...

Dear Anonymous,

There are a few texts of Bonaventure readily available in trade paperback. Check them out. If you read his life of St. Francis, read it as a spiritual treatise rather than a biography.

For secondary sources, check out Ilia Delio's Simply Bonaventure. Be on the lookout as well for classic introductions by E. Gilson and J. G. Bougerol.