Saint Bonaventure Quotes

Saint Bonaventure (1221 – 1274)

Saint Bonaventure (1221 – 1274), born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also Cardinal Bishop of Albano. Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo-Bonaventure. Much of St. Bonaventure’s philosophical thought shows the considerable influence of Saint Augustine of Hippo.

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Quotations by Saint Bonaventure…

The highest good can only be beheld by those who are very pure in spirit, and can only be tasted when the passions are as they should be. This is why Saint Augustine prays: “O Lord, let me taste in my will what I know in my mind, and feel through love what I grasp through awareness.”

Saint Bonaventure (1221 – 1274)