Bonaventure’s Complete Works Online

You may know from viewing the persons in my blog’s sidebar that I am a fan of the Seraphic Doctor, St. Bonaventure. You may not know that his complete works (his opera omnia, if you will) has been scanned by Google and placed online in Google books and on the new Hathi Trust Digital Library where you can download PDF’s of the full non-critical Quaracchi Latin edition of his works. These books are very expensive and hard to find and it is an absolute joy to me that they are now online and freely available to all. Of course, if you don’t read Latin, you’ll still have to buy a translation, but perhaps, Google translate will come out with a Latin-English function. 🙂 We can all hope.

Bonaventure published several commentaries on Scripture. Recently, the very diligent friars at St. Bonaventure College in Pennsylvania, the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University have been translating Bonaventure’s scripture commentaries and his other works into English. They are up to 14 volumes now!

[Updated 9/1/14]

5 thoughts on “Bonaventure’s Complete Works Online

  1. Daniel Ellis

    Just a quick note–the university translating Bonaventure’s works is The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University in western NY. Nevertheless, thanks for the link!

  2. Jim

    Hi, I am interested in reading works by St. Bonaventure, but cannot read Latin. Are there any English translations of his works that are on-line? I found Lombard’s Sentences. I wondered if the Seraphic doctor’s Commentary on the Sentences might be available somewhere?


  3. Br. Alexis Bugnolo

    The link above is not to the Quaracchi edition, but to the French edition published 15 years before. Thus it is not the critical Latin edition…

    And if you cannot read Latin, and want to read the Quaracchi edition, we are publishing the first 4 volumes in English translation, the first of which is out this fall


    Br. Alexis Bugnolo
    The Franciscan Archive

  4. mark valencia

    Dear friars, could you please, reccomend as list of study for someone who wishes to learn from St. Bonaventure. I would be most grateful! AVE MARIA con PAX CHRISTE!
    I especially love sermons on the Liturgical year and Matins.
    thank you!!!

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