St. Bonaventure's Journey into God

 

Bagnoregio, IT

We invite you to join this retreat on St. Bonaventure’s masterpiece, Itinerarium Mentis in Deum, his Journey into God!

In 1259, St. Bonaventure, wanted “to satisfy the desire of his spirit for peace: ‘I was moved by a divine inspiration and withdrew to Mount LaVerna since it was a place of quiet.’” And there he experienced his JOURNEY INTO GOD.

The retreat opens with a presentation on the life of St. Bonaventure in order to provide a context for reflection on his work. Each of the eight days of the retreat is then dedicated to one of the chapters of THE JOURNEY. Each day is a balance of instruction on the text, periods for reading and personal and community participation in Eucharistic liturgy, morning and evening prayer. The liturgical and para-liturgical prayer is especially designed by the presenters to disclose the profound themes in a contemporary experience. This unique experience weaves St. Bonaventure’s masterpiece into the central sanctuaries of Assisi where we will celebrate liturgies: Basilicas of Santa Chiara and San Francesco, San Damiano, San Rufino D’Arce (Lepers), Porziuncola, Carceri.

 
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Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi, IT

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