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Saint of the Day: Bonaventure of Potenza

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Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza

Feast Day: October 26

Carlo Antonio Lavagna, born in Potenza in the Kingdom of Naples, took the name Bonaventure when he joined the Conventual Friars Minor.

Blessed Bonaventure (CNS)

Some of his actions, done in exact obedience to the friars’ rule, were seen as miracles.

Of his assignments, the most fruitful was eight years in Amalfi, where he focused on pastoral care and educating youths.

Humility kept him from positions of authority within his community, except for master of novices.

Especially devoted to the Immaculate Conception, he died at Ravello with Mary’s name on his lips.

He was beatified in 1775, and is among saints from the Neapolitan region whose blood has liquefied after death.

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