Bonaventure, bishop and doctor - July 15th
St Bonaventure (d. 1274, Lyon, France) (Relics: Bagnoregio, Italy)
First Class Relics
Cattedrale San Bonaventura (Cathedral of Saint Bonaventure)
01022 Bagnoregio, Italy
*The only remaining relic of St Bonaventure, his right arm, rests within a chapel on the right side of the nave of this church. This relic was brought to Bagnoregio in 1491 as a gift since the saint’s birth home is in the nearby hill city of Civita di Bagnoregio. This transfer was providential because a little less than a century later, in 1562, his tomb in Lyon, France was plundered by French Huguenots and his remains were burned in the public square. During this event his incorrupt head was preserved; however, several centuries later during the French Revolution it disappeared and has remained missing ever since.
Churches of Honor in Rome
San Bonaventura al Palatino
(Saint Bonaventure at the Palatine)
Via San Bonaventura 7
*This church is in the Roman Forum. It is not open often.
*Within this small church are a number of paintings by Giovanni Battista Benaschi from the 17th century.
Santi Apostoli (Holy Apostles)
Piazza dei Santi Apostoli 51
*This church is just east of Piazza Venezia.
*The first chapel on the right side of the nave is dedicated to St Bonaventure.
*Relics of St Philip and St James the Less (d. 62) rest within the confessio.
Santa Maria della Concezione
(Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)
Via Veneto 27
*This church is just north of the Barberini metro stop.
*The fifth chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Bonaventure. The altarpiece within this chapel was completed by Andrea Sacchi.
Santa Croce e San Bonaventura dei Lucchesi
(Holy Cross and St Bonaventure of the Lucchesi)
Via dei Lucchesi 3
*This church is near the Trevi Fountain. It is not open often.
*The first chapel on the left side of the nave is dedicated to St Bonaventure.