ALLEGANY, N. Y. — St. Bonaventure University here commemorated the feast of St. Bonaventure earlier this month.
A July 13 evening prayer service in the University Chapel began the celebration, followed by an academic roundtable in the Doyle Hall Trustees Room. The roundtable was a discussion of an important recent study by Dr. Jacques Dalarun, “Towards a Resolution of the Franciscan Questions: The Umbrian Legend of Thomas of Celano,” with prominent visiting scholars, according to Dominic Monti, OFM. They were Giles Constable of Princeton University and Timothy Johnson of Flagler College joining SBU’s Michael Blastic, OFM and Michael Cusato, OFM. Dr. Dalarun, a former Joseph Doino, OFM, Visiting Professor at the Franciscan Institute, who is teaching at the Institute again this summer, responded. A festive banquet followed in the Doyle Hall dining room.
On July 14, a tour of the new Rare Books Wing of the Friedsam Memorial Library was given, with a presentation by SBU President Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, and Dr. Paul Spaeth, library director.
On July 15, a Eucharistic Liturgy of the Feast of St. Bonaventure was celebrated by John Corriveau, OFM Cap, Bishop of Nelson, Canada, formerly General Minister of the Capuchin Friars. It was followed by a dessert reception in Cafe LaVerna.