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St. Bonaventure University Students Visit Namesake’s Birthplace

For three students, this weekend’s optional trip to Civita’ di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Orvieto and Todi was especially meaningful. Three students from the Franciscan Heritage Program at Umbra along with Professor Micheal Chiariello and his wife, Judy, from St. Bonaventure University in New York state were among the group of Umbra students who embarked on this two-day excursion. Our first stop at Civita’ di Bagnoregio is the birthplace of St. Bonaventure after whom the university was named. “To be able to visit the birthplace of St. Bonaventure, while studying his philosophy, is only possible with this unique program,” said Professor Chiariello. St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, born Giovanni di Fidanza in 1221, was cured of a childhood illness by St. Francis of Assisi became a Franciscan friar and a Cardinal. St. Bonaventure is said to be one of the most prominent men in Latin Christianity.

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