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BonaventureBonaventure was born in 1221 at Bagnorea near Viterbo Italy.  He entered the Franciscan Order.  A friend of St Thomas Aquinas, he taught at the University of Paris and became Minister General of the Franciscan Order, a position he filled with prudence and wisdom.  He was chosen archbishop of York England in 1265 but never consecrated.  He was eventually created cardinal bishop of Albano and died during the Council of Lyons in 1274.  Remembered chiefly for his philosophical and theological works, he is known as the “Seraphic Doctor.” – CTS New Daily Roman Missal 2012, p 2831; Christian Prayer 1990, p 1171-72

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