Lenten Quote of the Week: St. Bonaventure

March 28, 2015 Comments Off on Lenten Quote of the Week: St. Bonaventure

"Vittore Crivelli - Saint Bonaventure" by Vittorio Crivelli - Livre Primitifs italiens, Paris : Éditions Noesis, octobre 2000. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vittore_Crivelli_-_Saint_Bonaventure.jpg#/media/File:Vittore_Crivelli_-_Saint_Bonaventure.jpg

[Editor’s Note: St. Bonaventure offers what he calls the “pathway to salvation” in his homily Six Days Before the Passover. Jesus Went to Bethany, which reflects on John 12:1. He offers three considerations: (1) the directness of the journey, the “six days before”, (2) the benefit of achieving the goal, “Passover”, and (3) the good sense of the guide, “Jesus”. ]

“[R]eflect that the “six days” are to be understood as that spiritual training…which the spiritual sun shining in through the presence of grace, accomplishes in our spirit.”

– St. Bonaventure, Six Days Before the Passover. Jesus Went to Bethany, translated by Marigiwen Schumachaer in Rooted in Faith: Homilies to a Contemporary World (Franciscan Herald Press, 1974)

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