St Bonaventure was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher, the seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor. He was a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He was a good friend of St. Thomas Aquinas and King Saint Louis IX. He is known as the “Seraphic Doctor.”
The St. Bonaventure house crest includes angel wings, representing St. Bonaventure’s nickname as the “Seraphic Doctor,” and the Tau Cross, the symbol of the Seraphic Order of St. Francis, of which Bonaventure was a member. Our house colors are crimson and white.
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