Happy feast of St. Bonaventure! On today’s show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson and Kris McGregor to discuss the life and thought of this Franciscan Doctor of the Church. Other guests include Br. Guy Consolmagno from the Vatican Observatory to discuss the latest images from the Webb space telescope, and Fr. Jonathan Duncan from the Diocese of Charleston and Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo from the Institute of Catholic Culture to preview the Sunday Mass readings. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more…
Fr. Robert Nixon, editor of Meditations on the Holy Angels
Br. Guy Consolmagno is online at vaticanobservatory.org.
Kris McGregor is online at discerninghearts.com.
Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo is online at instituteofcatholicculture.org.
Dr. Matthew Bunson is online at doctorsofthechurch.com.
Bill Schmitt is online at onword.net.
Cy Kellett is online at catholic.com.
Fr. Jonathan Duncan tweets at frjduncan.
Mike Aquilina is online at fathersofthechurch.com.
Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra, author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life
Deacon Steven Greydanus is online at decentfilms.com.
Prayer of St. Bonaventure
Pierce, O most sweet Lord Jesus, my inmost soul with the most joyous and healthful wound of Thy love, and with true, calm and most holy apostolic charity, that my soul may ever languish and melt with entire love and longing for Thee, may yearn for Thee and for thy courts, may long to be dissolved and to be with Thee.
Grant that my soul may hunger after Thee, the Bread of Angels, the refreshment of holy souls, our daily and super substantial bread, having all sweetness and savor and every delightful taste.
May my heart ever hunger after and feed upon Thee, Whom the angels desire to look upon, and may my inmost soul be filled with the sweetness of Thy savor; may it ever thirst for Thee, the fountain of life, the fountain of wisdom and knowledge, the fountain of eternal light, the torrent of pleasure, the fullness of the house of God.
May it ever compass Thee, seek Thee, find Thee, run to Thee, come up to Thee, meditate on Thee, speak of Thee, and do all for the praise and glory of Thy name, with humility and discretion, with love and delight, with ease and affection, with perseverance to the end; and be Thou alone ever my hope, my entire confidence, my riches, my delight, my pleasure, my joy, my rest and tranquility, my peace, my sweetness, my food, my refreshment, my refuge, my help, my wisdom, my portion, my possession, my treasure; in Whom may my mind and my heart be ever fixed and firm and rooted immovably. Amen.