Great Prayers Series – Saint Bonaventure

Praying another great and classic prayer of the church this morning… this one is perfect for Sunday morning.  Saint Bonaventure, a Franciscan monk of the 13th century was a Cardinal Bishop, a contemporary of Bacon and Aquinas, and one of the most educated men of his age.

Contemplate his prayer of longing below.  His plea for the overwhelming love of Christ moved me…

Pierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul with the most joyous and healthful wound of your love, and with true, calm, and most holy apostolic charity, that my sould may ever languish and melt with love and longing for you; that it may yearn for you and for your courts, that it may long be dissolved and to be with you.

Grant that my soul may hunger after you, the Bread of Angels, the refreshment of holy souls, our daily and supesubstantial Bread, having all sweetness and savor and every delightful taste.

– Saint Bonaventure


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