Raphael Bonanno Receives Second M.A.

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Raphael Bonanno received a master’s degree from the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University May 14. The degree is in Franciscan studies, with emphasis on St. Francis and the theology of the body.

Rafe decided to pursue his second master’s degree to bolster the requests from Franciscan priests, seminarians, sisters and laypeople for more Franciscan spirituality in retreats and missions.

“They are no longer satisfied with St. Francis and the bird stories,” Rafe reports. “You can quote me on that.”