Saint Bonaventure was a wise and holy man who devoted his life to the sharing of Christ’s love through mystical and Christian wisdom. His contributions to the Catholic Church – from his writings, teachings, restoration of the Franciscan Order and organization of the Council of Lyon – are immeasurable in their impact, and he is remembered as one of the most brilliant minds of his time.
What sets him apart among the other great minds of his time is how he reinforced that intellectual ability, while good and valid, is inferior to the direction and affections of the heart. One of his most famous quotes is, “If you learn everything except Christ, you learn nothing. If you learn nothing except Christ, you learn everything.”
Join Michael Gormley as he dives into Saint Bonaventure's life, and the much-needed bright spot in the Catholic Church that he provided with his holiness and love of Jesus Christ.Support Beyond the Bulletin