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  • [Conferences on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit] Collationes de Septem Donis Spiritus Sancti, by St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Doctor of the Church. May be read at the Franciscan Archive: 1st Conference on grace, 2nd Conference on fear of the Lord, 3rd Conference on piety, 4th Conference, on knowledge, 5th Conference on fortitude, 6th Conference on the fortitude of Mary, 7th Conference on counsel, 8th Conference on understanding, 9th Conference on wisdom. With the Latin-English texts in parallel.
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  • According to the Franciscan Archive: “These 7 conferences on the gifts of the Holy Spirit are a succinct exposition of the Seraphic Doctor’s teaching on grace. Long used as a handbook on the theology of grace in the Order of Friars Minor, it has had a profound influence on the theology of all Franciscans during the last 800 years.”

Posted for the memorial of St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Minister-General of the Franciscan Order and Seraphic Doctor of the Church, in the Extraordinary Form (14 July) and the Ordinary Form (15 July) of the Roman Rite. See also the summary of his thought at the Jacques Maritain Institute, in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and at the Five Franciscan Martyrs Region of the Secular Franciscan Order, and the indexes of his works at the Franciscan Archive and at the Crossroads Initiative.