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The Mystical Journey in St. Bonaventure's Tree of Life

The Mystical Journey in St. Bonaventure's Tree of Life

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“Fr. Rick provides us with the stethoscope to pick up Saint Bonaventure’s heartbeat in a work that can help us in our own affective journey into God. This volume would be most useful to Franciscan formation directors in all branches of the Order. It is a Franciscan prism through which an individual might personally come to better see and know Jesus Christ.”
- Fr. André Cirino, OFM
Author and Editor of Franciscan Solitude and The Journey into God by St. Bonaventure 

“In this excellent study, Martignetti ably assists readers in appreciating and applying the truths of this mystical gem to their own lives. Key to his analysis is his understanding of the workings of Bonaventure’s coincidence of opposites, which allows the Seraphic Doctor to probe the divinity and humanity, the humility and power of the Lamb that was slain and yet reigns from the heavenly throne. This study is a superb entry into the heart of Bonaventure who fell in love with the Christ who brought about life through The Tree of Life.” 
- Fr. Robert J. Karris, OFM
Professor at St. Bonaventure University, New York; Editor of Works of Bonaventure Volume VIII: Commentary on the Gospel of Luke 

Fr. Rick Martignetti is a Franciscan priest in the Immaculate Conception Province of the Order of Friars Minor. In 2002, he was awarded a doctorate in Sacred Theology with a concentration in Franciscan Spirituality from the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome. He has done years of teaching, campus ministry, spiritual direction, formation work, pilgrimage ministry, and youth ministry. In 2014, he published Hidden Beauty: Reflections on Saint Bonaventure’s Tree of Life. 

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