The Ave Maria Hour Radio Show
About This Show
This show is hosted by Fr. Bob Warren S.A., of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. Since its inception in 1898, reconciliation and healing through at-one-ment — the unity of men and women with God and one another — has been the mission of the Friars' work and ministries to people of every race, religion, and walk of life.
The social ministries of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement serve the poor, the needy, and the homeless, people living with HIV/AIDS, those in hospitals and prisons, and people seeking recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency. The ecumenical work makes them leaders of the international movement to heal the divisions within Christianity, and among all faiths. Finally, their pastoral ministry is the vigorous outreach that brings atonement to diverse peoples worldwide.
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St. Bonaventure - Friar, Theologian and Philosopher
7 days ago
Rebroadcast of the long-running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour," a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org
St. Bonaventure was born in 1217. He was a gifted teacher of philosophy and theology and an eloquent speaker who was recognized in his day for his wisdom and ability to reconcile opposing views. In 1256 he successfully defended the Franciscan ideal of the Christian life against a fellow university professor who sought to bar mendicants (friars who begged for a living) from attaining teaching positions.
At the age of 35, St. Bonaventure was chosen as the seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. During his tenure, St. Bonaventure composed the definitive biography of St. Francis of Assisi. He was named Cardinal Bishop of Albano, Italy by Pope Gregory X in 1273.
Saint Bonaventure died on July 15, 1274. He was canonized in 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1588 by Pope Sixtus V.