Saint Bonaventure, an Italian theologian and monk, is widely considered the greatest Franciscan mystic after St. Francis himself. Commissioned by the Franciscan Order, Bonaventure wrote this official biography of St. Francis of Assisi in 1260. This account of the life of St. Francis is both riveting and inspiring; an essential read for those looking to understand the remarkable life and spirituality of this revered saint.
St. Bonaventure's Biography:
St. Bonaventure was an Italian medieval Franciscan, scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonised on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1588 by Pope Sixtus V.