Francis was a true lover of Christ, according to Bonaventure, because he was perfectly conformed to the Crucified Christ both in spirit and in flesh. The stigmatized Francis signifies to Bonaventure that if one desires happiness and peace, one must contemplate God and strive for mystical union through conformity to Christ Crucified, the Word of God.

~ Ilia Delio, Crucified Love Bonaventure’s Mysticism of the Crucified Christ
2016-03-28T09:10:13+00:00 March 28th, 2016|St. Francis of Assisi (about him), suffering|1 Comment

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  1. John Siple April 9, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    St. Bonaventure was a little kid when St. Francis actually healed him of which I forget. He later, Bonaventure came to be the head of the Order.
    St. Dominic was contemporary and Bona. taught concurrently at the University of (France).

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