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July 15th: St. Bonaventure, Franciscan Doctor of the Church

One Minute Meditation

Christ on the Cross
bows His head,
waiting for you,
that He may kiss you;
He stretches out His arms,
that He may embrace you;
His hands are open,
that He may enrich you;
His body is spread out,
that He may give
Himself totally;
his feet are nailed,
that He may stay there;
His side is open for you,
that He may let you enter there.

+St. Bonaventure


For more information on some of St. Bonaventure’s writings, see:

The Sense of Marian Coredemption in
St. Bonaventure and Blessed John Duns Scotus

 by Fr. Peter Damian Fehlner, FI, STD:

Sr. JosephMary f.t.i.

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Our Lady found this unworthy lukewarm person and obtained for her the grace to enter the Third Order of the Franciscans of the Immaculate. May this person spend all eternity in showing her gratitude.

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