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Bagnoregio, Italy: Cathedral of Saint Bonaventure

About the Cathedral of Saint Bonaventure (Cattedrale San Bonaventura) in Bagnoregio:

Saint Bonaventure was born around 1217 AD in the hill city of Civita di Bagnoregio and was a leading medieval theologian, minister general of the Franciscan order, and cardinal bishop of Albano. So it is fitting that the only remaining relic of this saint is found here.  His tomb had originally been in Lyon, France but in 1562 that church was plundered by the Hugenots and his remains were burned in the public square.  At the time he was incorrupt, and his head was reported to be saved, but later disappeared during the French Revolution.

So we know have his only remaining relic….his right arm, preserved here in this church.

Many schools have been named after him in addition to Saint Bonaventure University in New York State.

We celebrate the Feast of Saint Bonaventure on July 15.

Finding the Cathedral of Saint Bonaventure:

Address:  Piazza Cavour, 01022 Bagnoregio, Italy

We are unaware of any website or other information available online.  Please let us know if you find anything..we would appreciate it.

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