JULY 12 – 15, 2017
2017 marks the beginning of the 800th anniversary celebration of Saint Bonaventure’s birth. The Franciscan Institute intends to celebrate this festive occasion with a symposium dedicated to the cultural and religious dynamics that shaped the Seraphic Doctor’s theology and spirituality as teacher, bishop and leader.
Raised in the ancient Etruscan city of Bagnoregio, Bonaventure set out for Paris in his youth, found a home in this intellectual center of Christianity in the West, yet traveled throughout Europe like no other previous Franciscan leader.
The subsequent workshop intends to promote an understanding of how culture and religion form individuals and communities, and what elements of Bonaventure’s own experience and written work may be retrieved in the contemporary world.
Please follow this link to the School of Franciscan Studies’ Conference page.