The Word Among Us

November 2016 Issue

Into the Fray-Peacefully

How St. Bonaventure found God in the midst of turmoil.

By: Fr. Robert Barbato, OFM CAP

Into the Fray-Peacefully: How St. Bonaventure found God in the midst of turmoil. by Fr. Robert Barbato, OFM CAP

We all know that our lives can change dramatically in an instant. Without warning, all our plans and dreams for the future can be turned upside down. This is what happened to John Fidanza, known to us as St. Bonaventure, in February 1257. 

John was from a small city north of Rome called Bagnoregio. Drawn to the intellectual life from early on, this son of a physician came to...

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