Bonaventure suffered from a perilous sickness when a child, but the prayers of Saint Francis of Assisi saved him. He joined the Order of Friars Minor at the age of 22 and studied philosophy in France. As a friend to Thomas Aquinas and King Saint Louis IX, he became a doctor of theology.
b. 1221 Tuscany, Italy d. 7/15/1274 Lyon, France
Patronage: Against intestinal problems, Cochiti Indian Pueblo, Bagnoregio, Italy
Feast Day: July 15