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Friday, July 15, 2011

St. Lucky

Today is the feast of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio (San Bonaventura). He was a Franciscan Friar who studied in Paris where he became friends with a fellow student who was also destined to become a Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas. He is also known for writing the definative biography of St Francis.


Now why do I call him St. Lucky. St. Bonaventure was born Giovanni Di Fidanza & received the name Bonaventure when he became a Franciscan. His name is derived from the Italiano phrase "buona ventura" which means "good luck". A legend says that he received that name because St. Francis is supposed to have healed him as an infant exclaiming "O buona ventura!"



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