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Balduinus Brandeburgensis (OFM, late thirteenth cent.)

Balduinus de Jonghe (Junius Balduinus van Dordrecht, c. 1583-1634)

Baldus de Montenovo (15th cent.)

Baltasar de Alarcón

Baltasar de Baños

Balthasar de Carrera (Baltasar de la Carrera, fl. c. 1730?)

Balthasar de Conceptione (Baltasar de la Concepción, fl. c. 1764)

Balthasar de Draguignan (1607-1678)

Balthasar del Castillo (Baltasar del Castillo, fl. second half 17th cent.)

Balthasar de Medina (17th cent.)

Balthasar de Riez (d. 1678)

Balthasar de Sancto Josepho (Baltasar de San José y Peña, fl. late 17th cent.)

Balthasar de Victoria (Baltasar de Vitoria, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Balthasar Florentinus (d. 1493)

Balthasar Herrera (Baltasar Herrera, d. 1675)

Balthasar Lopez (Baltasar López, fl. c. 1600)

Balthasar Olimpo (Baldassare Olimpo degli Alessandri di Sassoferrato, fl. early 16th cent.)

Balthasar Pacheco (Baltasar Pacheco, fl. c. 1605)

Baptista de Levanto (d. 1469)

Baptista de Poppi (fl. 1385)

Baptista de Salis (Baptista Trovamala de Salis, † after 1494)

Baptista de Saxoferrato (Battista da Sassoferrato)

Baptista Varani, see: Battista Varani

Barbadino (Pseud. For Luiz Antonio Verney, mid 18th cent.)

Barbatus (fifteenth century)

Barnabas Antonius de Pardina (Bernabé Antonio de Pardiñas, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Barnabas de Bailleul (Barnabé d’Armentières, ca. 1616-1677)

Barnabas de Gambellara (1605-1660)

Barnabas de Caprile (d. 1797)

Barnabas de Palma d. 1530

Barnabas de Terni (Manassei, d. 1477)

Barnabas Kirchhuber (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Barnabas Saladin (d. after 1702)

Barnabas Underberger (d. 1727)

Baronius, see: Bonaventura Baronius

Bartholinus de Mantova (fl. 1314)

Bartholinus de Perugia (fl. 1339)

Bartholomaeus (fl. 13th cent.)

Bartholomaeus Adalid Hurtado (Bartolomé Adalid Hurtado, fl. c. 1730)

Bartholomaeus Albizi, See Barthomomaeus de Pisa

Bartholomaeus Anglicus (late 12th century, England - ca 1270)

Bartholomaeus Anglicus II f. 1360 [??]

Bartholomaeus Anleo (Bartolomé Anleo), see: Bartholomaeus de Anleo

Bartholomaeus Baffi (d. 1579)

Bartholomaeus Barbieri (1, 01, 1615 - 24, 08, 1697)

Bartholomaeus Bellati (Bartholomaeus Feltrensis d. 1479)

Bartholomaeus Bergomensis (Bartolomeo di Bergamo/Bartolomeo Carminati, d. 1684)

Bartholomaeus Borrás (fl. 1413)

Bartholomaeus Cambi (de Salutio, d. 1617)

Bartholomaeus Catany (d. 1462)

Bartholomaeus de Alverna (fl. late 14th cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Amelia (d. 1291)

Bartholomaeus de Anleo (Bartolomé de Anleo, d. 1692)

Bartholomaeus de Assisi (?>)

Bartholomaeus de Barberiis, see: Bartholomaeus Barbieri

Bartholomaeus de Bohemia (d. 1257)

Bartholomaeus de Bononia († after 1294)

Bartholomaeus de Bononia, see: Bartholomaeus de Vecchis

Bartholomaeus de Burquillis (Bartolomeo de Burquillos, d. 1638)

Bartholomaeus de Bydgoszcz d. 1548

Bartholomaeus de Castello (Cordoni/1471-1535) beatus

Bartholomaeus de Chaimis († ca. 1496)

Bartholomaeus de Cherracio (Bartolomeo Charracio, fl. later 14th cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Civitate Rodrigensis (Bartolomeo de Ciudad Rodrigo, d. 1448)

Bartholomaeus de Colle (d. 1484)

Bartholomaeus de Cothurno (Bartolomeo da Cucurno, d. 1386)

Bartholomaeus de Cremona (fl. 1254)

Bartholomaeus de la Verna (d. 1407)

Bartholomaeus de Feltre (Bellati, d. 1479)

Bartholomaeus de Grassis (de Grosse, fl. 1371)

Bartholomaeus de Jano (Bartolomeo di Giano/Bartolomeo Apona, d. 1483)

Bartolomaeus de la Haye, see: Bartholomaeus Parisiensis

Bartholomaeus de Letona (Bartolomé de Letona, fl. c. 1660)

Bartholomaeus de Mainardis (fl. 1380)

Bartholomaeus de Malacria (d. 1316)

Bartholomaeus de Middelburg (1484-1564)

Bartholomaeus de Molina (Bartolomé de Molina, fl. early 17th cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Monte (Bartolomeo Maria dal Monte, d. 1778)

Bartholomaeus della Pergola (fl. c. 1560)

Bartholomeus de Petroio (1488-after 1539)

Bartholomaeus de Pisa (Bartholomeo Albisi/Albizzi de Vico, † 10-12, 1361)

Bartholomaeus de Pisa, see also: Bartholomaeus de Rinoncio

Bartholomaeus de Platea (Bartolomeo de la Plaza, d. ca. 1598)

Bartholomaeus de Puliola (eind 14e eeuw)

Bartholomaeus de Repps (early fourteenth cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Rinonico (Bartholomeo da Pisa, before 1338-1401)

Bartholomaeus de Tauris (fl. early 14th cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Tolomaeus (fl. 14th cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Tuderco (Bartolomeo da Todi, d. 1391/93)

Bartholomaeus de Vecchis (Bartolomeo da Bologna, d. 1628)

Bartholomaeus de Villalba (Bartolomé de Villalba, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Bartholomaeus de Villanova (Bartolomé de Villanueva, fl. mid 18th cent.)

Bartholomaeus Durandus (Bartélemy Durand, fl. late seventeenth cent.)

Bartholomaeus Escarrer (Bartolomé Escarrer, d. 1784)

Bartholomaeus Fontius (Bartolomeo Fonzio, 1502-1562)

Bartholomaeus Fornesius (Bartolomeo Fornés, 1691-1788)

Bartholomaeus Gaius (Bartolomeo Gay, ca. 1340-ca. 1410)

Bartholomaeus Garcia (Bartolomé García, fl. 1670)

Bartholomaeus García (Bartholomé García, d. 1767)

Bartholomaeus Garcia de Escanuela (Bartolomé García de Escañuela, d. 1684)

Bartholomaeus Guisculus (fl. 13th cent.)

Bartholomaeus Longo (Bartolomeo Longo)

Bartholomaeus Luxemburgensis (fl. mid 18th cent.)

Bartholomaeus Mascara (de Padova/de Sancto Andrea, fl. 1302)

Bartholomaeus Mastrius de Meldola (17th cent.)

Bartholomaeus Mediolanensis

Bartholomaeus Montalbano (fl. 1629)

Bartholomaeus Otranto (fl. 1231)

Bartholomaeus Parisiensis (Barthélemy de la Haye, d. 1660)

Bartholomaeus Parodi Genuensis (Bartolomeo Parodi da Genova/Dionisio Parodi, 1731-1809)

Bartholomaeus Pelegri (fl. 1333)

Bartholomaeus Rico (d. 1642)

Bartholomaeus Ruys (ca. 1530-1600)

Bartholomaeus Salutio (1558-1617)

Bartholomaeus Sarmentero (Bartolomeo Sarmentero, fl. mid eighteenth cent.)

Bartholomaeus Senensis (later fourteenth cent.)

Bartholomaeus Senensis (d. 1454/55)

Bartholomaeus Sicardi (14th century)

Bartholomaeus de Stalam (Bartol Minor)

Bartholomaeus Ursinis (de Ursinis, 15th century)

Bartolus Bompedoni (1228, San Geminiano - 12, 12, 1300, San Geminiano), beatus

Basilide d’Ath (Jean de la Place, fl. ca. 1620)

Basilius Brollo, see: Basilius de Gemona

Basilius Brugensis (Basile de Bruges/Gaspar Melinck, fl. 17th cent.)

Basilius d’Aire (Basile d’Aire/Étienne Godin, ca. 1591-ca. 1640)

Basilius d’Aire (d. 1667)

Basilius d’Angri (Basilio d’Angri, d. ca. 1680)

Basilius de Cambrai (fl. mid 17th cent.)

Basilius de Gemona (Basilio Brollo da Gemona, 1648-1704)

Basilius de Lyon (Basile de Lyon, d. 1628)

Basilius de Nola (Basilio da Nola/Basilio Lettieri, d. 1667)

Basilius de Portella (Basilio da Portella, d. 1634)

Basilius de Roncal, see: Basilius Iturri

Basilius de Salon (Basile de Salon, d. 1625)

Basilius de San-Severino (Basilio di San-Severino, d. 1641)

Basilius de Soissons (Basile de Soissons, d. 1698)

Basilius de Sorrente (Basilio di Sorento, d. May 1678)

Basilius de Teruel (Basile de Téruel, d. after 1679)

Basilius de Zamora (d. August 9, 1696)

Basilius Iturri (Basilio Iturri del Roncal, fl. early 18th cent.)

Basinus de Parma (Franciscan friar?)

Battista Varani (Camilla Varani, fl. late 15th cent.) beatus (1843)

B. Combasson (17th cent.)

Beatrice de la Concepción (d. 1646)

Beatrice de Silva Menezes (c. 1424-1490)

Beda de Soyen (Beda Von Soyen, 1663-1724)

Benet de Canfield, see Benedictus de Canfield

Benedictus Aegidius Becerra (Benito Gil Becerra, fl. 18th cent.)

Benedictus Antonius Ortega (Benito Antonio Ortega, fl. ca. 1750)

Benedictus de Alignan († 11, 07, 1268)

Benedictus Benkovi_ (ca. 1460, Zadar - 1522, Judenburg)

Benedictus Bernal (Benito Bernal de Pinós, fl. c. 1760)

Benedictus Bonelli (Benedetto Bonelli, fl. 18th cent.)

Benedictus de Canfield (Benet of Canfield/William Fitch, 1562–1610)

Benedictus de Haarlem (Franciscus van der Plasse, d. 1651)

Benedictus de Liège (d. 1660)

Benedictus de Locarno (16th century?)

Benedictus de Loewenberg (Löwenberg, fl. early 16th century)

Benedictus de Lohr (Benedikt von Lohr, d. 1719)

Benedictus de Montesarchia (Benedetto da Montesarchia, d. 1671)

Benedictus de Scandriglia (Benedetto da Scandriglia/Benedetto Palocci, d. 1659)

Benedictus de Seminara (Benedetto da Seminari/Benedetto Leoni, 1564-1627)

Benedictus de Urbino (Benedetto Passionei da Urbino, 1560-1625) beatus

Benedictus de Toul (Benoît de Toul/Benoît Picart, 1663-1720)

Benedictus Gaeta (Benedetto Gaeta, ca. 1559-15 March 1630)

Benedictus Gualdinus (Benedict Kelsternbasset, 1625-1698)

Benedictus Genuensis (Benedetto de’Barbieri, d. 1795)

Benedictus Leomontanis (Benedictus von Löwenberg, ca. 1450 - 1543)

Benedictus Mediolanensis (Benedetto da Milano/Sanbenedetti, 1605-1679)

Benedictus Niger (Benedictis a Sancto Philadelphio/Benedetto Niger/Moro, d. 1589)

Benedictus Parisiensis (Benoît de Paris/Benoît Laugeois, 1689)

Benedictus Polonus (mid 13th cent.)

Benedictus Sigl (d. 1764)

Benedictus Sinigardi (Benedetto Sinigardi Aretino)

Benignus de Salviatis, see: Georgius Benignus Salviati (Jurai Dragisic)

Benignus Fremaldus (Bénigne Fremaut, 1654-1723)

Benignus Maria a. S. Alosio>>?

Benito Bernal de Pinós, see: Benedictus Bernal

Benito Gil Becerra, see: Benedictus Aegidius Becerra

Benignus de Condom (Bénigne de Condom, d. 1697)

Benjamin de Carcassonne (d. 1708)

Benno de Stans (Benno von Stans/Benno Lussi, 1679-1755)

Benno Mayr (fl. seventeenth century)

Bentivenga de Bentivenghi (d. 1289/90)

Benvenuto Silvola da Milano (d. 1778)

Berard Müller

Berengarius de Bardaxi (Berenguer de Bardaxi, d. 1616)

Berengarius de Malabosco (late thirteenth-early fourteenth cent.)

Bernardettus Vercellensis (late 15th cent.)

Bernardinus Amicus (Bernardino Amico)

Bernardinus Aquilani (Bernardino da Fossa, 1420-1503) beatus

Bernardino Burocco, see Guisseppe Bernardino Burocco

Bernardinus Caimi da Milano (late fifteenth century)

Bernardinus Campi, see: Bernardinus de Pontremoli

Bernardinus Catastini (1636-1718)

Bernardinus Corvera, see: Bernardinus de Corbera

Bernardinus Cristinus (Bernardino Cristini da Giovellina Corso, fl. 17th cent.)

Bernardinus d’Alento (Bernardino Cilento/d’Alento , 1513-1576)

Bernardinus d’Alhama (Bernardino d’Alhalma, d. 1593)

Bernardinus d’Arezzo (Bernardino d’Arezzo 1632-1718)

Bernardinus d'Asti (1483, Rinco d'Asti - 12, 05, 1557, Rome)

Bernardinus de Arevalo (1492-1553)

Bernardinus de Avolio (Bernardino d’Avolio, 1758-1821)

Bernardino de Balbano (d. ca. 1570)

Bernardinus de Barducis (Bernardinus de Florentia, fl. late fifteenth cent.)

Bernardinus de Busti († 8, 05, 1513, Mallegnano)

Bernardinus de Capurso (fl. ca. 1650)

Bernardinus de Cárdenas (1579, La Paz-1668, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

Bernardinus de Carpentras (Bernardin de Carpentras, d. 1714)

Bernardinus de Chaimis, see: Bernardinus Caimi de Milano

Bernardino della Chiesa (1644, Venice - 1721, Linqing)

Bernardinus de Colpatrazzo (25, 11, 1514 - 1594, Aquasparta)

Bernardinus de Condom (Bernardin de Condom, d. 1651)

Bernardinus de Corbera (1581-1652)

Bernardinus de Cuneo (Bernardino da Cuneo, d. 1823)

Bernardinus de Fasano (Bernardino da Fasano, fl. 17th cent.)

Bernardinus de Feltre (Tomitanus; 1439 Feltre - 1494, Pavia) beatus

Bernardinus de Flandria (Bernardin de Flandre, d. 1621)

Bernardinus de Foligno d. 1515

Bernardinus de Fondagno (Bernardino di Fondagno, d. 1704)

Bernardinus de Fossa, see: Bernardinus Aquilani

Bernardinus de Hungaria (Bernardino di Ungaro, d. 1664)

Bernardinus de Inurrigarro (Bernardino de Inurrigarro, fl. c. 1660)

Bernardinus de Jesi (Bernardino da Jesi, d. 1726)

Bernardinus de Laredo (1482, Sevilla - 1540, Sevilla)

Bernardinus de Madrid (Bernardino de Madrid, fl. late 17th cent.)

Bernardinus de Manlleu (Bernardino de Manlleu/Manlieu, 1585-1645)

Bernardinus de Montolmo (1492-1565)

Bernardinus de Nuceria (Bernardino da Nocera, d. 1635)

Bernardinus de Orciano (d. 1622)

Bernardinus de Paris (ca. 1605-1685, S. Jacques de Paris)

Bernardinus de Picquigny (Piconio, 1633-1709)

Bernardinus de Poitiers (Bernardin de Poitiers, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Bernardinus de Pontremoli (Bernardino Campi/Bernardino da Pontremoli, d. 1716)

Bernardinus de Rechanato (late fifteenth century)

Bernardinus de Reggio (`Giorgio', ca. 1476-1535)

Bernardinus de Sahagún (1499, Sahagún - 1590, Mexico)

Bernardinus de Saluzzo (1638-1710)

Bernardinus de Sancto Angelo in Vado (Bernardino de Sant’Angelo in Vado/Bernardino Franceschini, d. 1752)

Bernardinus de Treviso (fl. late 15th cent.)

Bernardinus de Valladolid (d. 1652)

Bernardinus Gandensis (Bernardus van Gent/Jakob de Caesteker, d. 1732)

Bernardinus Gonzalez (Bernardino González, fl. c. 1700)

Bernardinus Guslino (fl. late fifteenth century)

Bernardinus Jiménez (Bernardino Jiménez, fl. second half 17th cent.)

Bernardinus Leakovic (d. 1815)

Bernardinus Ochino (1487-1564)

Bernardinus Parisiensis, see: Bernardinus de Paris

Bernardus Perez (Bernardo Pérez, fl. early 18th cent.)

Bernardinus Senensis (1380-1444)

Bernardinus Siculus (Bernardino Siculo, fl. early 16th cent.)

Bernardinus Silvestris (second half 17th century)

Bernardinus Surius (fl. 17th century)

Bernardinus Vetweis (d. 1668)

Bernardus Antonius Gassmann (Polychronius, 1740-1821)

Bernardus Bernardi (Bernardo Bernardi, 1687-1758)

Bernardus Dappens (fl. first half 16th cent.)

Bernardus d’Arras (d. after ca. 1760?)

Bernardus de Agnati (Bernardo di Agnati, d. 1737)

Bernardus de Andrea?>> Antonio Paolillo, ‘Umanità e umanesimo in Bernardo d’Andrea’, Studi e ricerche francescana 1 (1972), 55-70.

Bernardus de Arezzo (first half fourteenth century)>>

Bernardus de Bessa († 1300/1304, Cahors)

Bernardus de Bononia (1699-1768)

Bernardus de Bordeaux (Bernardin/Bernard Fustier, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Bernardus de Bourges (fl. early 17th cent.)

Bernardus de Cammarata (d. 1711)

Bernardus de Carpo (d. 1425)

Bernardus de Castelvetere (Luciano Ferraro, 1708-1756)

Bernardus de Castrogiovanni (d. c. 1730)

Bernardus de Corleone (Filippo latino, m. 1667)

Bernardus de Deo (Bernard von Gott, fl. early fourteenth cent.)

Bernardus de Fresneda (Bernardo de Fresneda, ca. 1500-1577)

Bernardus de Gallo (d. 1717)

Bernardus de Genua, see: Bernardus Genuensis

Bernardus de Grottaminarda (1583-1653)

Bernardus de Guasconibus (fl. second half 14th cent.)

Bernardus de Incarnatione (Bernardo de la Encarnación, d. 1719)

Bernardus de Jesu Escamilla (Bernardo de Jesús Escamilla, fl. early 18th cent.)

Bernardus de Jesus Maria (Bernardo de Jesus Maria/Bernardo de Lima/Bernardo de Lima e Mello Bacellar/Bernardo Bacellar de Lima e Mello, 1736-ca. 1784)

Bernardus Delitiosi (Bernard Délicieux/Berardo del Litioso, † after 25, 02, 1320, Avignon)

Bernardus de Lizana (Bernardo de Lizana, fl. early 17th cent.)

Bernardus de Minervo (Bernardo di Minervo da Lecce, d. 1653)

Bernardus de Monteto (Bernard de Monteto/Montesco, 1343-1359)

Bernardus de Osimo (c. 1527-1590)

Bernardus de Pampeluna (Bernardo de Pamplona, d. 1739)

Bernardus de Parma, see: Bernardus de Carpo

Bernardus de Pesaro (Bernardo da Pesaro/Bernardo Emiliani, d. 1706)

Bernardus de Portomauritio (Bernardo da Portomaurizio/Bernardo Lanteri, 1567-1614)

Bernardus de Portomauritio (Bernardo da Portomaurizio/Bernardo da Acquarone, 1618-1684)

Bernardus de Quintavalle, see my section on vita & miracula

Bernardus de Salisburgo (Bernhardt von Salzburg/Bernhardt Zehenter, 1640-1704)

Bernardus de Sancto Florentino (Bernard de Saint-Florentin, fl. 18th cent.)

Bernardus de Urbino (Bernhardo di Urbino, fl. 16th cent.)

Bernardus de Urbino (Bernardo di Urbino/Catelani, fl. 16th cent.)

Bernardus Doppenn (16th century)>>

Bernardus Emilianus de Pesaro (c. 1626-1706)

Bernardus Fuster (Bernat Fuster, fl. ca. 1300)

Bernardus Genuensis (Bernardo di Genova/Strozzi/Il Cappuccino Genovese, d. 1644)

Bernardus Glecki

Bernardo Italiano (fl. early 17th cent.)

Bernardus Lavandera (Bernardo Lavandeira, fl. c. 1770)

Bernardus Maria de Canicatti (Bernardo-Maria da Canicati, d. 1834)

Bernardus Maria de Lantiano (Bernardo-Maria di Lanciano Valera/Bernardo-Maria da Giugliano, 1711-1783)

Bernardus Maria Giacco (Bernardo M. Giacco, 1672-1744)

Bernardus Maria Neapolensis (Bernardo-Maria da Napoli/‘Cioffi’ da Napoli, d. 1707)

Bernardus Maria Neapolensis (Bernardo-Maria da Napoli, ‘Giacco’ da Napoli, 1672-1744)

Bernardus Neapolensis (Bernardo da Napoli/Bernardo Scarpitto/Bernardo da Capece-Minutolo, d. 1753)

Bernardus Oliver (d. 1348)

Bernardus Parisiensis (Bernard de Paris, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Bernardus Ribas (Bernard Ribas, fl. early 18th cent.)

Bernardus Sannig>>

Bernardus Strozzi (1581-1644)

Bernardus Scarlatti (Bernardo Scarlatti, d. 1496)

Bernat, see: Bernardus

Bertholdus de Wiesbaden

Berthold Hipp (fl. 18th cent.)

Bertholdus Kule (late fourteenth-early fifteenth century?)

Bertholdus Ratisponensis (Berthold von Regensburg, ca. 1210, Regensburg - 14, 12, 1272, Regensburg)

Bertramus de Ahlen (early fourteenth century)

Bertrandus Atgerius (later fourteenth century)

Bertrandus Bellac (Bertrand de Bayonne)

Bertrand de Turre (born in Camboulit - † 1332, Avignon)

Bindus Senensis (fl. ca. 1300)

Blasco Benjumea (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Blasius Caleron (Blas Calderón, fl. c. 1760)

Blasius de Bononia [de Barbaria] (later thirteenth-early fourteenth century)

Blasius de Buiza (Blasio de Buiza/Buyza, fl. early 17th cent.)

Blasius de Castro (Blas de Castro, fl. c. 1651)

Blasius de Foligno (d. after 1385)

Blasius de Manzanares (Blas de Manzanarez, fl. later 18th cent.)

Blasius de Novara (d. ca. 1426)

Blasius Hidalgus de Morali (Blas Hidalgo de Moreales, d. 1646)

Boari Gregorius de Marrara (1745-1817), see: Gregorius Boaru (letter G)

Bonafortuna, see: Bonaventura Parisiensis

Bonagratia Bergamensis (Bonagrazia Boncortese/da Bergamo, ca. 1265 - 19, 06, 1340)

Bonagratia de Bononia, see: Bonagratia de Sancto Johanno de Persiceto

Bonagratia de Sancto Johanno de Persiceto (Bonagratia da San Giovanni in Persiceto/Bonagratia Fielci, d. 1283)

Bonagratia Habsensis (ca. 1604 - 13, 03, 1672)

Bonaventura (fl. c. 1440)

Bonaventura Acosta (Buenaventura Acosta, fl. third quarter 17th cent.)

Bonaventura Aesinus (de Jesi, d. ca. 1270)

Bonaventura Angelus (Buenaventura Angel, fl. later 17th cent.)

Bonaventura Armengual (Buenaventura Armengual, d. 1645)

Bonaventura Bachmilski (d. 1809)

Bonaventura Barberini (30, 10, 1674, Ferrara - 15, 10, 1743, Ferrara)

Bonaventura Baronius (Bartholomew Baron, 1610-ca. 1680)

Bonaventura Belleni (later 16th cent.)

Bonaventura Belluto (1600-1676)

Bonaventura Beretta (1594-1687)

Bonaventura Bisi (1612-1659)

Bonaventura Brochard (fl. 16th cent.)

Bonaventura Bruxellensis (Bonaventure de Bruxelles/Bonaventura van Brussel/Speeckaert, 1570-1633)

Bonaventura Colombo (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Bonaventura Costacciaro (mid 16th cent.)

Bonaventura de Arenys de Mare (Bonaventura d’Arenys de Mar, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Bonaventura de Arezzo (Bonaventura d’Arezzo, 1648-1708)

Bonaventura da Bagnoreggio (ca. 1217, Bagnoreggio - 15, 07, 1274) sanctus

Bonaventura de Barcelona (fl. 17th cent.)

Bonaventura de Beaumont (Bonaventure de Beaumont/Bellomontanus, c. 1640-1711)

Bonaventura de Brescia (Bonaventura da Brescia, fl. 15th cent.)

Bonaventura de Burgo (fl. c. 1600)

Bonaventura de Casale (Bonaventura da Casale/Bonaventura Lupano, 1567-1641)

Bonaventura de Catanzaro (Bonaventura da Catanzaro/Bonaventura Ajerbo, d. 1605)

Bonaventura de Cedo (18th cent.)

Bonaventura de Cinerbus>>?

Bonaventura de Coccaglio (Bonaventura da Coccaglio/Bonaventura Bianchi, 1713-1778)

Bonaventura de Fasano (Bonaventura da Fasano, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Bonaventura de Imola (Bonaventura da Imola/Bonaventura Mongardi, 1725-1802)

Bonaventura d’Imst (Bonaventura von Imst/Paul-Joseph Brunold, 1739-1807)

Bonaventura de Iseo (Bonaventura da Iseo/da Brescia/da Ivreo, before 1200-ca 1273)

Bonaventura de la Bassée (Bonaventure de la Bassée/Louis de Pippre, 1577-1650)

Bonaventura de Lama (Bonaventura da Lama, 1649-1739)

Bonaventura de Langres (Bonaventure de Langres, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Bonaventura de Lude (Bonaventure de Lude, d. 1645)

Bonavantura de Luxemburg, see: Bonaventura Luxemburgensis

Bonaventura de Manresa (1650-1720)

Bonaventura de Montereale (d. 1604)

Bonaventura de Oldenzaal (Jean Lubberti, ca. 1594-1653)

Bonaventura de Ostende (1709-1771)

Bonaventura de Parma (thirteenth century, † after 1296)

Bonaventura de Potenza (Bonaventura da Potenza)

Bonaventura de Recanati (Bonaventura da Recanati/Carolo-Tommaso Massari, 1614-1691)

Bonaventura de Reggio (Bonaventura da Reggio/Bonaventura Schimizzi, ca. 1512-1572)

Bonaventura de Reggio de Calabria (Bonaventura da Reggio Calabria/Bonaventura Campana, d. 1655)

Bonaventura Dernoye (c. 1583-1653)

Bonaventura de Rutiliano (early 18th cent.)

Bonaventura de Sorrento (Palomba, 1604-1663)

Bonaventura de Vich (fl. 18th cent.)

Bonaventura Engelberts (Bonaventura Engelberts van Oldenzaal/Bonaventura de Losser, d. c. 1540)

?>> Bonaventura Gargiulo> check: Antonio Illibato, ‘Lettere inedite di Mons. Bonaventura Gargiulo a Mons. Gennaro Aspreno Galante’, Studi e ricerche Francescane 7 ,1-3 (1978), 177-191.

Bonaventura Hocquardus (Bonaventure Hocquard, fl. 17th cent.)

Bonaventura Ibanez (1610-1691)

Bonaventura Le Grand (Antoine Le Grand, 1629-1699)

Bonaventura Leonard (Bonaventure Léonard, 1692—ca. 1768)

Bonaventura Lieurin (d. 1629)

Bonaventura Luchi (1700 - 1785)

Bonaventura Luxemburgensis (Bonaventura de Luxembourg/Henri-Rémi Micherout, 1691-1756)

Bonaventura Maginnis (fl. c. 1620)

Bonaventura Magister (Buenaventura Maestro, fl. c. 1740)

Bonaventura Makowski (d. 1795)

Bonaventura Parisiensis (fl. second quarter 13th cent.)

Bonaventura Rubino (fl. 1655)

Bonaventura Salinas (Bonaventura Salinas y Córdova, 1592-1653)

Bonaventura Schimizzi, see: Bonaventura de Reggio

Bonaventura Secusi (1558-1618)

Bonaventura de Sisteron (Bonaventure de Sisteron, fl. 18th cent.)

Bonaventura Speeckaert (d. 1624)

Bonaventura Tellado (Buenaventura Tellado, d. c. 1750)

Bonaventura Teuli (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Bonaventura Van den Dijcke (fl. 17th cent.)

Bonhomme de Paris (d. after 1770)

Bonifatius de Cerva (Ceva/Bonaventura Gallus??, d. ca. 1515)

Bonifatius de Luri (Bonifacio da Luri/Giuseppe Bernardi, d. 1814)

Bonifatius de Nicea (Bonifacio da Nizza, d. 1815)

Bonifatius de Sezze (Bonifacio da Sezze, d. 1799)

Bonifatius de Stephanis (Bonifazio Stivanic/Drakoliza/Ragusina, d. 1582)

Bonifatius Pisanus (Bonifatio de Pisa, d. 1340/1341)

Bonitius Combasson >>

Bonitius de Augusta Treverorum (Bonitius von Trier, d. 1680)

Bonvesin della Riva (fl. second half thirteenth century)

Bothale (late 13th century)

Branca (eind 13e eeuw)

Brancati de Lauria (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Brechtius/Brechtus/Brechtanus, see: Livinus Brechtius (letter L)

Bricius Rennensis (Brictius/Brice de Rennes, d. ca. 1670)

Bridia, C. de

Check: Bruno de Osimo: A. Nave, ‘Bruno da Osimo un artista francescano’, Frate Francesco n.s. 71/1 (2005), 149-166.

Bruno de Patti (Bruno da Patti, d. 1677)

Bruno de Verona (fl. early 17th cent.)

Brunon Neusser (18th century)

Bruno Schmitz (fl. early 18th century)

Burgardus de Monte Sion

Burgardus Waldis (Burkard Waldis, fl. first half 16th cent.)

  



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manuscripts

Sermo de Gratia: Naples Naz., VIII.AA.20 f. 26b-28d

 

 

 

 

 

Balduinus Brandeburgensis (Balduin von Brandenburg, fl. late thirteenth cent.)

German friar, who might have studied in Magdeburg (Ertl) and apparently also spent some years at the Franciscan studium of Paris. Author of the Summa Titulorum super Decretalibus Gregorii IX (finished by 1270), which to some extent resembles the work of Heinrich von Merseburg, and was used by the friar that compiled the second supplement to Heinrich’s Summa. Balduinus’ work is substantially longer that the Summa of Heinrich. Moreover it resembles in its reach the more famous Summa aurea of the canonist Heinrich von Segusio (Hostiensis). yet Balduin seems to have elaborated his materials independently. The work was meant to instruct regular and secular clerics alike in the basics of canon law necessary for their pastoral obligations. Kurtscheid (1927), 179: ‘…licet intentio auctoris fuerit utrique clero exhibere practicum commentarium iuris canonici, tamen Summa Balduini inter praestantiores huius generis libros saeculi XIII recensenda est. Per totam Summam praevalet indoles iuridica. Auctor in utroque iure est bene versatus; frequenter fontes iuris allegat, et in subsidium tantum argumentorum ad canonistas et theologos recurrit.’ Although Balduinus’ work was solid and extensive, it soon was overshadowed by the Tabula Utriusque Iuris and the Summa Casuum of Johann von Erfurt. He seems to be the same Balduinus Brandeburgensis who convinced Giordano da Giano to write his Chronica and subsequently acted as the chronicler's scribe/secretary, prior to his studies at Paris.

manuscripts

Summa Titulorum super Decretalibus Gregorii IX: Danzig Stadtbibliothek MS 1873 (XVIII.A.f. 51) ff. 1-278 & MS 1874 (XVIII.B. f. 101) ff. 1-204.

literature

Analecta Franciscana 1 (Quaracchi, 1885), 1-19; Chronica Fratris Jordani, ed. H. Boehmer, Collection d’études et de documents, VI (Paris, 1908), lxvii & 1; Bertrandus Kurtscheid, ‘De studio iuris canonici in ordine fratrum minorum saeculo XIII’, Antonianum 2 (1927), 174-182.; CF 5, p. 110 & 112; 7 p. 523; 8, p. 290; 12, p. 185; Thomas Ertl, ‘Kanonistik als angewandte Wissenschaft. Balduin von Brandenburg und der Streit um die Brandenburger Bischofswahl’, in: Handschriften, Historiographie und Recht. Winfried Stelzer zum 60. Geburtstag, ed. Gustav Pfeiffer (Vienna-Munich, 2002), 9-37; Thomas Ertl, ‘Balduin von Brandenburg und seine Summe zum Liber Extra. Autor – Genese – Gedanken zur Edition’, in: Quellenvielfalt und editorische Methoden, ed. Matthias Thumser & Janusz Tandecki, Publikationen des Deutsch-Polnischen Gesprächskreises für Quellenedition, 2 (Torun, 2003), 271-306; Volker Honemann, ‘Das mittelalterliche Schrifttum der Franziskaner der Sächsischen Ordensprovinz unter besonderer Berücksichtigung deutschsprachiger Zeugnisse’, in: Geschichte der Sächsischen Franziskanerprovinz, 1: Von den Anfängen bis zur Reformation, ed. Volker Honemann (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2015), 660-661.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balduinus de Jonghe (Junius Balduinus van Dordrecht, c. 1583-1634)

Dutch Observant friar, active in the Southern Low Countries. Author. At least one of his sermon collections hit the printing press. >>>> to be continued

editions

Conciones super Evangelia festorum totius anni (Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1613). This edition is available via Google Books.

literature

Nieuw Nederlands Biografisch Woordenboek VII, 385; DSpir III, 116-117.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baldus de Montenovo (15th cent.)

OMConv.>> CF Bibl. 10, n. 2838

 

 

 

 

 

Baltasar de Alarcón

Franciscan friar, general procurator, preacher and sermon collector in Guatemala.

manuscripts

Sermones en lengua Cakchiquel escritos por varios padres de la Orden de San Francisco, y recogidos por el M.R.M. Padre Fr. Baltasar de Alarcon, procurador general de la misma orden de la provincia del Dulce Nombre de Jesús, de Guatemala: MS Paris BN>> This would be a collection of 23 sermons, written by different authors.

literature

C. Muñoz y Manzano Conde de la Viñaza, Bibliografía española de lenguas indígenas de América (Madrid, 1892), 242; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 5

 

 

 

 

Baltasar de Baños (d. 1654)

Spanish friar from Belmonte. Joined the order in the Carthagena province near the end of the sixteenth century. Came to Guatemala around 1610/14. Active as theology teacher and as a preacher. Hailed by Francisco Vázquez for his homiletic and theological prowess. Baltasar was apparently appointed chronicler for his order province shortly before his death on December 8, 1654.

editions

Tratado de Conceptione (apparently unpublished?)

literature

Francisco Vázques, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd ed., ed. Lázaro Lamadrid, 4 Vols. (Guatemala, 1937-1944) III, 275; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 16-17.

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Draguignan (Joseph Carbonnel, 1607-1678)

OFMCap. Born at Draguignan. Took the habit on 20 October 1624, taking the name Balthasar. Fulfilled several times the charge of guardian in convents of the Provence province, and wrote a large number of historical works (history of towns and convents in the Provence region), only one of which saw the printing press. He worked together with Balthasar de Riez on a work of Capuchin saints and beati, as well as illustrious tertiaries of the Provence. On top of that, he ordered and inventarised the Capuchin archives of the Provence province, as well as the archives of the individual convents.

manuscripts

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editions

Descriptio Omnium Provinciarum, Conventum ac Missionum, Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum (Marseille, 1661).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 35; Histoire des hommes illustres de la Provence (Marseille, 1786), 58-60; Henri de Grézes, Archives Capucines, province de Provence, couvent de Tarascon (Lérins, 1891); Paul Calendini, ‘Balthasar de Draguignan’, DHGE VI, 426.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Carrera (Baltasar de la Carrera, fl. c. 1730?)

OFM. Active as a preacher in Mexico.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 246; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 98 (no. 199).

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Conceptione (Baltasar de la Concepción, fl. c. 1764)

OFMDisc. Member of the San pablo province.

literature/editions

AIA 28 (1927), 366

 

 

 

 

Balthasar del Castillo (Baltasar del Castillo, fl. second half 17th cent.)

Mexican friar, member of the Santo Evangelio province. Preacher and minister of Huextla. His works have been described in Vetancurt's Menologio, 144.

editions

Moro de ayudar a bien morir a los indos, y las preguntas de la doctrina cristiana en lengua mexicana (Mexico, 1677). Mentioned in Beristain II, 77.

Cartilla mayor en la lengua castellana, latina y mexicana. Nuevamente corregida y enmendada y reformada en esta última impresión (Mexico: Vda de Bernardo Calderón, 1683)

Luz y guia de los ministros evangélicos para navegar por el mar proceloso deste mundo hasta llegar al puerto de la salvación y gozar eternamente de los theosoros de la gloria. Dedícala el P. Balthasar del Castillo predicador y ministro que fue de el convento de San Luis obispo y pueblo de Uexotlán, a sus devotos... (Mexico: Juan Joseph Guillena Carrasco, 1694).

literature

Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 445-446.

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Medina (17th cent.)

OFMDisc. Mexican friar from the San Diego province. Became a theology professor and provincial definitor for the San Gregorio province in the Philippines. Wrote various geographical and religious works.

editions

Chronica de la santa provincia de San Diego de Mexico (Mexico: Juan de Ribera, 1682).

Centuria Scriptorum Strictioris Observantiae Discalceatorum (Mexico, ca. 1690).

Contentio Sacra Provinciae (Mexico, 1698).

De Vita, Mrtyrio ac Beatificatione Protomartyris Japonensis B. Philippo a Jesu (Manilla?, 1685).

Miraculorum Volumina Duo (>>>>>).

literature

Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732) I, 77; AIA 27 (1927), 82-83; AIA 15 (1955), 343-344; J. Goyens, ‘Balthasar de Médina’, DHGE VI, 427; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 146 (no. 562).

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Riez/Regiensis (Caseneuve, d. 1678)

OFMCap. Born at Riez, near the French Alps. Entered the order in the Saint Louis province. Taught philosophy as well as biblical and doctrinal theology in the order’s schools and took up the charge of provincial minister. Late in life, he started out as a missionary. He died on 22 October 1678.

editions

L’éminent privilège de la très saincte Mère de Dieu, qu’il a préservée du péché originel en son Immaculée Conception, 2 Vols. (Paris-Aix, 1663-1665).

Les justes louanges de la très auguste mère de Dieu, appuyées sur l’authorité des SS. Pères et docteurs de l’Église (Aix, 1675).

L’incomparable piété des très chrestiens roys de France et les admirables prérogatives qu’elle a méritées à leurs Majestez, tant pour leur royaume en général, que pour leurs personnes sacrées en particulier, 2 Vols. (Paris-Aix, 1672).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis Sancti Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 35; Eduard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 10; A. Teetaert, ‘Balthasar de Riez’, DHGE VI, 428-9; Lexicon Capuccinum, 166.

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Sancto Josepho (Baltasar de San José y Peña, fl. late 17th cent.)

Probably a creole friar who took the habit in Guatemala in 1678. By 1690, he resided at the Santiago de Cotzumalguapa friary. In his surviving work from 1714, he mentions that the was a preacher, ex-provincial, advisor of the inquisition and guardian of the San Francisco de Panahachel friary.

editions

Delicioso Thabor, Sermon panegyrico en que delineaba las glorias de el Principe de los Apostoles el Señor San Pedro, El dia octavo de la Festividad que le consagra la muy Illustre, y Venerable Congregacion, en la Sancta Iglesia Cathedral de la Nobilissima, y muy Real Ciudad de Santiago de los Cavalleros de Guatemala (…) (Mexico, 1714). Cf. Medina III, 495-496.

literature

J.T. Medina, Biblioteca Hispano-Americana, 7 Vols. (Santiago de Chile, 1898-1907) III, 495f; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 72.

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar de Victoria (Baltasar de Vitoria, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFM. Friar from Salamanca. Member of the Santiago province. Preacher.

editions

Theatro de los dioses de la gentilidad (Salamanca: Antonia Ramirez, 1620). This edition is accessible via Google Books.

Primera parte del teatro de los dioses de la gentilidad (Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1676)/Primera parte del Theatro de los dioses de la gentilidad (...) Aora nuevamente corregido (Madrid: Juan de Ariztia, 1738). Both of these editions are accessible via Google Books.

Segunda parte del Teatro de los Dioses de la Gentilidad (Madrid: Juan de S. Vicente, 1657)/Segunda parte del Theatro de los dioses de la gentilidad (...) Aora nuevamente corregido (Madrid: Juan de Ariztia, 1738). Both of these editions are accessible via Google Books.

literature

AIA 28 (1927), 350-363; Raimundo Pérez y Sosa, ‘Un buen libro del siglo XVI. Y su autor también se apellidó Vitoria’, Lectura 159 (Mexico, 11964), 119-122; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 191 (no. 876).

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar Florentinus (d. 1493)

OMObs. >>CF Bibl. 9, n. 53

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar Herrera (Baltasar Herrera, d. 1675)

OFM. Missionary in the Philippines and bishop of Nueva Cáceres. Died in Manilla in 1675.

literature

AIA 28 (1968), 195-196; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) XI, no. 4208; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 127 (no. 410).

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar Lopez (Baltasar López, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscan missionary in Florida (1599). Sent a letter of complaint to King Philip III concerning the abuses of the givernment of Gonzalo Méndez de Cañizo.

editions

A. López, ‘Cuatro cartas sobre las misiones de la Florida’, Archivo Ibero-Americano 1 (1914), 362-364. Cf. also Archivo Ibero-Americano 48 (1988), 177-178.

literature

Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 439.

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar Olimpo (Baldassare Olimpo degli Alessandri di Sassoferrato, fl. early 16th cent.)

OFMConv. Published several sermon collections (Sermoni (1519) and Problemi (1522)) for the use of preachers. These collections circulated widely, not only in conventual, but also in capuchin circles.

literature

R. Avesani, ‘Alessandri Caio Baldassare Olimpo da Sassoferrato’, DBI II, 162-166.

 

 

 

 

 

Balthasar Pacheco (Baltasar Pacheco, fl. c. 1605)

OFM. Friar from the San Miguel province.

literature

AIA 27 (1927), 83-86; AIA 15 (1955), 387-389; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 159 (no. 653).

 

 

 

 

 

Baptista de Levanto (d. 1469)

OMObs.>> CF Bibl. 11 n. 2124

 

 

 

 

 

Baptista de Poppi (fl. 1385)

CF 6 p. 471

 

 

 

 

 

Baptista de Salis (Baptista Trovamala de Salis, † after 1494) 

Born in Piemonte and member of the Observantist province of Genua. For some year provincial vicar. In 1483 he completed in Levanto a Summa Casuum conscientiae (Baptistiana), a manual for confessors. Was printed several times. In 1489 he came with a completely revised version, the Rosella Casuum (also known as the Summa Rosella), printed in Venice. These works were reprinted and widely used far into the 16th century.

editions:

Summa Casuum Conscientiae (Novi Ligure: Nicolaus Girardengus, 1484; Nürnberg: Anthonius Koberger, 1488; Speyer: Peter Drach, 1488) [See also: Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke III. 359-363; E. Bellone, Appunti su Battista Trovamala di Sale O.F.M. e la sua `Summa Casuum Studi Francescani 74 (1977) 375-402; L. Babbini, Tre `summa casuum' composte da tre francescani piemontesi della provincia di Genova Studi Francescani 78 (1981) 163-165.

 Rosella Casuum [= expanded re-issue of the Summa Casuum] (Pavia: Franciscus Girandengus & Johannes Antonius Birretta, 1489; Venice: Georgius Arrivabene, 1489 & 1495) The edition of 1495 has also been published as an electronic edition: Graz, Akad. Druck- und Verl. Anstadt, ca. 1996, 2 CDRom. [See also: Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke III. 359-366, and E. Bellone, Appunti su Battista Trovamala di Sale O.F.M. e la sua `Summa Casuum Studi Francescani 74 (1977) 375-402; L. Babbini, Tre `summa casuum' composte da tre francescani piemontesi della provincia di Genova Studi Francescani 78 (1981) 163-165. 

literature:

Trithemius, De Script. Eccl. (Cologne, 1531), 170; Sbaralea, Suppl. ad Scriptores, II, 113; DHGE, VI, 528; A. Teetaert, in: Dict. de Droit Canonique, 2 (Paris, 1937), 201-3; LThK, I², 1229; LThK, I³, 1394; J. Dieterle, ZKG, 24-27 (1903-6);E. Bellone, `Appunti su Battista Trovamala di Sale O.F.M. e la sua `Summa Casuum', Studi Francescani, 74 (1977), 375-402; L. Babbini, `Tre `summa casuum' composte da tre francescani piemontesi della provincia di Genova', Studi Francescani, 78 (1981), 159ff.; J.A. Brundage, `The Rise of Professional Canonists and Development of the Ius Commune', Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgschichte, kanonistische Abteilung, 81 (1995), 26-63; G.R. Dolezalek, `Lexiques de droit et autres outils pour le `ius commune'', in: Les manuscrits des lexiques et glossaires de l'Antiquité tardive à la fin du Moyen Age, ed. J. Hamesse (Textes et études du Moyen Age, 4 (Louvain-la-Neuve-Turnhout, 1996), 353-376.>> See also CF 1, p. 408; 5, p. 296, 14. Pp. 315, 322,; 32, p. 337; 8, p. 453; 27, p. 219; 40, p. 441; Bibl. 10 n. 35; Bibl. 11, n. 100

  

 

 

 

 

 

Baptista de Saxoferrato (Battista da Sassoferrato)

Franciscan theologian.

literature

Francesca Coltrinari, ‘Note sulla devozione di un artista del Quattrocento: una lettera di indulgenza del teologo francescano Battista da Sassoferrato all’orafo Giacomo di Marino di Tolentino’, Picenum Seraphicum 24 (2005), 293-309.

 

 

 

 

 

Baptista Varani (Battista Varani/Camille Varani, 1458-1524) Beata (1843)

Poor Clare. Daughter of the Prince of Camerino (Giuglio Caesario de Varano). She received a thorough education and entered the Poor Clares at Urbino in 1481. In 1484, she established a convent of Poor Clares at Camerino, where she became abbess. Battista was renowned for her ascetical lifestyle, her exuberant Passion devotion and her devotion towards the Sacred Heart. She also was an acknowledged visionary and mystic. After her death (31 May 1524?), her grave became a cult site. She was officially beatified in 1843 (by Pope Gregory XVI). Battista was a prolific author of spiritual treatises, religious exercices, spiritual letters etc., in which she stressed the importance of a purity of heart, self-mortification, humility, charity and the love of God. She also elaborates on the methods and significance of contemplation in the road towards mystical union. her best-known work is a spiritual treatise entitled Dolori mentali di Gesù nella sua Passione (1488). This work is regarded as one of the master-pieces of Franciscan ascetical writings. She dedicated it to her spiritual counsellor Pietro de Mogliano OFMObs. After the death of the latter, she composed in July 1491 the Del felice transito del beato Pietro da Mogliano, relating Pietro’s last weeks and saintly death.

editions

All her works have been edited in: Le opere spirituali della Beata Battista Varani, ed. M. Santoni (Camerino, 1894); Beata Battista Varano, ed. Venanzio della Vergiliana, Biblioteca dei Santi (Milan, 1926). See also: Battista da Varano, Opere Spirituali, ed. G. Boccanera (Iesi, 1958).

Among the individual works, we can single out:

I dolori mentali di Gesù nell sua Passione (Naples, 1490/Milan, 1515/etc.) [This work, written in 1488, deals with Battista’s visions and revelations, through which she had received from Jesus Christ an insight in the sorrows of Christ’s heart. I dolori had a considerable impact on the devoton to the sorrows of the Sacred Heart in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries.]

I Ricordi di Gesù [A work in which ‘Christ’ lists all the spiritual gifts granted to Battista from her birth onwards, in which he exhorts her to meditate on the Passion, to prepare for the spiritual tribulations that she will have to endure in the future, and in which he teaches her the ways to arrive at a perfect union with God.]

La condotta della vita spirituale [An autobiography (1491) in which Battista describes for her confessor her spiritual journey between her eighteenth and thirty-third year.]

Le istruzioni al discepolo [A manual written for a disciple, in which Battista teaches what should be done to arrive at a life of evangelical perfection. See for more information also A. Saudreau, La piété à travers les âges (Antwerp-Paris, 1927), 540-543]

Dichiarazione fatta sopra i capitoli della regola delle Sore Povere dell’Ordine di S. Chiara [A spiritual commentary on the Rule of Clare.]

Trattato della purità di cuore [Describes the various stages and degrees through which the soul or the heart arrives at the summit of mystical union.]

Considerazioni divote sopra la Passione di N.S. Gesù Cristo [Sixteen meditations on the physical sufferings of Christ during his Passion. There still is some doubt concerning the authenticity of this work.]

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literature

M. Pascucci, Vita della Beata Battista Varani (Macerata, 1680); Vicenzo da Porto S. Giorgio, Vita della Beata Battista Varani (Bologna, 1874); A.M. Marini, Vita della Beata Battista Varani (Camerino, 1882); L. de Clary, L’Auréole Séraphique (Paris, 1892) II, 367-408; D. Puliti, Un’asceta del Rinascimento, La Beata Camilla Battista Varani da Camerino (Florence-Rome, 1915); B. Feliciangeli, ‘Notizie e documenti sulla Vita della B. Camilla Battista Varano da Camerino’, Picenum Seraphicum 15 (1915), 581-621, 721-741; D. Aringoli, La Beata Battista da Varano (Fabriano, 1928); J. Heerinckx, ‘Devotio Sacratissimi Cordis in scriptis B. Baptistae Varani’, Antonianum 10 (1935), >>; DSpir I, 1240-1242; G. Boccanera, ‘L’Osservanza francescana nella vita e nelle opere della B. Camilla Battista da Varano (1458-1524)’, Picenum Seraphicum 12 (1975), 154-158; Paul Lachange, ‘Tout commença par une petite larme…’, in: Claire d’Assise. Féminité et spiritualité, 185-204; Ippolito Brandozzi, Il beato Pietro da Mogliano Minore Osservante, Studi e Testi Francescani, 38 (Rome, 1967). For more up-to-date references, see our Franciscan Women Internet Database (http://franwomen.sbu.edu/franwomen/default.aspx)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbadino (Pseud. For Luiz Antonio Verney, mid 18th cent.)

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editions

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literature

DHGE, VI, 574;>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Barbatus (fifteenth century)

Franciscan author famous for his sermons on Franciscan saints>>>> further info will be sought

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas Antonius de Pardina (Bernabé Antonio de Pardiñas, fl. first half 18th cent.)

OFM. Friar from Santiagués in the Cantabria province.

literature

AIA 32 (1929), 54-58; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 160 (no. 663).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas de Caprile (d. 1797)

OFMCap. Entered the order in the Venetian province. Famous preacher, whose published sermon collections for a long time were used in Italian theological training seminaries.

editions

Orazioni Sacre divise in due deche. Opera posthuma, 2 Vols. (Venice: P. Sola, 1799). This work was re-issued in Collezione delle opere de’ piu insigni e recenti predicatori, VI, Nuovo Gabinetto litterario (Naples, 18333).

Prediche Quaresimali. Opera Posthuma (Venice: A Santini, 1800/2nd ed. in 3 Vols. Naples: A. Marotta, 1834). This work was re-issued in Collezione delle opere de’ piu insigni e recenti predicatori, VII, VIII & IX, Nuovo Gabinetto litterario (Naples, 1834).

The Orazioni Sacre divise in due deche and the Prediche Quaresimali were published together in the Quaresimale e panegirici (Livorno, 1837).

literature

Johann Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Capuccinorum a. P. Bernardo Bononiensi Editam (Rome, 1852), 15; Necrologio dei Frati Minori Cappuccini della Provincia Veneta (Venice, 1910) I, 26; A. Teetaert, ‘Barnabé de Caprile’, DHGE VI, 851; Lexicon Capuccinum, 172  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas de Bailleul (Barnabé d’Armentières, ca. 1616-1677)

OFMCap. Took the Capuchin habit at Ypres, on 14 November 1638. Took up positions as a guardian at the convents of Bourbourg (1654-1657) and Menin (1657-1660). One year before his death, Barnabé published at Lille (Rijssel) a treatise entitled Nostre Dame de Messines. L’antiquité déclarée de l’image, abbaye, pèlerinage, avec des exercises de dévotion. He died at the Ypres on 7 September 1677.

editions

Nostre Dame de Messines. L’antiquité déclarée de l’image, abbaye, pèlerinage, avec des exercises de dévotion (Lille, 1676).

literature

Lambertus van Velp, Necrologium seraphicum (Tilburg, 1897), 39; H. Terrier, Histoire de l’ancienne abbaye de Messines (Ypres, 1912), 247-456; P. Hildebrand, ‘Barnabé d’Armentières’, DHGE VI, 849.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas de Gambellara (1605-1660)

OFMCap. Friar from the Venetian province. Entered the order on October 27, 1626. Developed into a staunch defender of the immaculate conception. In 1653, Barnabas became an almoner in the Venetian army, which engaged the Turkish troops. Barnabas was killed during an attack by the Turks on the Island of Crete (Creta) seven years later.

manuscripts

Contrarietà favorevoli all’Immacolata Concezione della gran Madre di Dio: >>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 35; Pellegrino da Forli, Annali dell’Ordine dei cappuccini (Milan, 1883) II, 547-552; Eduard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 10; A. Teetaert, ‘Barnabé de Gambellara’, DHGE VI, 851; Lexicon Capuccinum, 172-173 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Barnabas de Palma (1469-1532)

OMObs. Born at Palma del Rio in a family from Sicilian descent. Active as gardener before his entry in the order (1491) in the Observant Los Angeles Province. He stayed a lay brother throughout his life. Spent the first years of his religious life as a hermit in the secluded mountain convents of the Sierra Morena. Became quickly renowned and even infamous for his raptures and his ‘elevations’ during Mass, as well as for his extreme (and ‘miraculous’) examples of charity as doorkeeper of the Belén de Palma convent. After ca. 20 years of experimenting with various modes of prayer and meditation, he found spiritual relief with the so-called ‘via del recogimiento,’ focusing on a purification of the soul and a direct (ecstatic) loving contemplation of the Divine. To underscore his contemplation experiences and provide information to others, Barnabas produced a series of spiritual writings, which testify to his self-made style of contemplation and are relatively free from a wider theological context. His most important work is the Via Spiritus/ Via Espiritus, which saw several complete and abridged editions in the sixteenth century. According to Andrés de Guadalupe, he wrote at least six other works. Maybe (some of) these should be ascribed to Francisco de Borja or to Juan de Cazalla.

manuscripts/editions

Via Spiritus, edited in: Bernabé de Palma, Via Spiritus - Bernardino de Laredo, Subida del Monte Sión, ed. Teodoro H. Martín, Clasicos de Espiritualidad (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1998). For an initial introduction to the work (esp. on the various stages of man in his road of contemplation, from the bodily state, via the mixed state of body and spirit, and the spiritual state to the supernatural state), and its relationship with other fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Spanish mystic developments, see also the analysis of Saturnino López Santidrián, DSpir XII, 133-139. The following sixteenth-century editions are known: Via Espiritus (Sevilla, 1532/Antwerp, 1533-1534 [sponsored by the Duke of Bejar on request of Pedro Barrientos, the brother of Pedro de Alcantara]/Salamanca, 1541/Valencia, 1546 [abridged]/Barcelona, 1549/Toledo, 1550 [together with the Soliloquio of Ortiz]/Toledo, 1553 [abridgment by Juan de Borja, and published together with the Soliloquio of Ortiz]). See also Isaías Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles (1500-1700)’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias eclesiasticas en España 3 (siglos xiii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1971), 554-555.)

Centiloquio del Alma; Doctrina Christiana; Grados de la Oración y contemplación; Declaración de los misterios de la Misa; De los cuatro Novissimos y Postrimerias del Hombre; Vida de Christo. These six works (which according to Andrés should be ascribed to Barnabas de Palma) seem to have been published together (maybe reworked?) in the anonymous Libro llamado fuente de vida, hecho por un fraile de la Orden de nuestro seráfico padre San Francisco (Valencia, 1527/Burgos, 1528/Medina del Campo, 1542). On the Vida de Christo see also D. de Courcelles, `L'Espagne de 1450 à 1550', in: Hagiographies. Histoire internationale de la littérature hagiographique latine et vernaculaire en Occident des origines à 1550, ed. G. Philippart , Vol. I (Brepols, 1994), 155-188 (esp. p. 161). De los cuatro Novissimos y Postrimerias del Hombre also appeared in the Segunda Parte de las Obras del (…) Francisco de Borja (Alcalá, 1550).

Epistolae Spirituales ad Devotas Personas>>?

De Ascensu Mentis in Deum>>? Signalled by Sbaralea.

>>?Vita Beatae Virginis (Valencia, 1527) & ed. P. de Castro (Medina del Campo, 1542)

literature

Wadding, Script., 36; Francisco Gonzaga, De Origine Seraphicae Religionis (Rome, 1587), 936; Andrés de Guadelupe, Historia de la Santa Provincia de Los Angeles (Madrid, 1642/Madrid, 1662), 313-322 [Liber VII, Chapter 22-26]; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732) I, 181; Sbaralea, Suppl. I, 114; DSpir I, 1247; Bernardo Bravo, ‘La ‘Via spiritus’ de Fr. Bernabé de Palma’, Manresa 31 (1959), 35-74, 235-260; ECATT, II, 867; P. Sáinz Rodríguez, Espiritualidad española (Madrid, 1961), 143-186; José M. Madurell y Marimón, ‘La edición de la ‘Via spiritus’ de 1549’, Analecta Sacra Tarraconensia 35 (1962), 283-285; M. Andrés Martin, Los recogidos (Madrid, 1975), 176-192; Saturnino López Santidrián, ‘Palma’, DSpir XII, 132-139; Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales (…)’, Repertorio de historia de las ciencias eclesiásticas en España 3 (Salamanca, 1970), 554-555; Manuel de Castro, Verdad y Vida, 53 (1995), 187-192.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas de Terni (Barnaba Manassei da Terni, d. 1477)

OMObs. Born at Terni, as the son of Giovanni Manassei. Studied medicine and practiced as a doctor before his entrance into the Observant branch of the Franciscan order in 1430. After he was ordained priest, he began to preach, singling out usury. Together with his fellow Franciscan friar Fortunato Coppoli he founded at Perugia a Monte di Pietà, where Christians could borrow money against low interest. After severe discussions in front of cardinal Berard Beruli with theologians who thought this was against Christian doctrine, Barnaba and Fortunato were able to proceed. Subsequently, Monte di Pietà were establishd at Assisi, Foligno, Terni, and in other towns. Barnaba was several times guardian of the Porziuncola, and took up the charge of provincial minister for three successive terms, assisting in this function in the organisation of the general chapter of the Observants at Aquila (1432). Barnaba died, after a short illness in the Carceri hermitage, on February 17, 1474.

manuscripts/editions

De Licita et Justa Montis Pietatis Erectione (1450)>>>

>> CF 5, p. 701f; 13, p. 187; 31, p. 241; 34, p. 431; 35, p. 220; Bib. 11, n. 3471etc. >>; Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum, AFH 4 (1911), 323; Wadding, Annales Minorum, ad. an. 1461, n. 17 & and an. 1474, n. 9-13; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908), 114; Bernardino de l’Aquila, Chronica Fratrum Minorum Observantiae, ed. L. Lemmens (Rome, 1902), 43; H. Holzapfel, Le origine dei monte di pietà (1462-1515) (Rocca S. Casciano, 1905); Alberto Ghinato, AFH, 50 (1957), 231-36 & 379-440

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas Kirchhuber (Kirchhueber, fl. seventeenth cent.)

OFM. Bavarian friar, order administrator and religious author with some Scotist leanings. Born at Tölz (Upper Bavaria). After he entered the order, he went through the order’s school programme and served two times as a provincial minister for the Bavaria province (1680-1682, 1695-1697). He also served as general visitator of the Bohemian province (1687). He retired to the Munich convent, where he provided spiritual counsel to the Poor Clares of the Am Anger convent and served as the confessor of  urban patriciate families. He died at Munich in 1705.

editions

Summum Bonum Materiae Primae Forma Substantialis (Amberg, 1670).

Praerogativae B.V. Mariae (1674).

Expositio Brevis et Dilucida in Tres Regulas S. Francisci. Isagoge Confessarii Priviligiati (1676).

Vita et Passio Martyrum Gorcumiensium (1676) [In German? On the martyrs of Gorcum in the Netherlands. See: Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts, *VD17 12:119068B*]

Indulgentia Portiunculana (Munich, 1687).

Gratiae et Indulgentiae Parthenoni Monacensi in Anger Clarissarum Impensae (Munich, 1687).

Kurzer Begriff des Lebens des hl. Johann von Capistran und Paschalis Baylon (Munich, 1691).

Monumenta Angerensia oder Beschreibung vom Kloster Anger (Munich, 1701).

Compendium Indulgentiarum (Munich, 1703).

literature

V. Greiderer, Germania Franciscana (Augsburg, 1777-1781) I, 602, II, 261, 394, 422-424; H.W. Rotermund, Fortsetzung und Ergänzungen zu Jöchers allgemeinen Gelehrtenlexikon (Bremen, 1810-1820) III, 385-386; A.M. Kobolt, Lexikon baierischer Gelehrten und Schriftsteller bis zum Ende des 17. Jahrhunderts (Landshut, 1825), 378; R. Aubert, ‘Kirchhueber (Barnabas)’, DHGE XXIX, 146.

Dr. Roy Tepe has informed us that more information on Barnabas and editions of his work can be found in the Verzeichnis der im deutschen Sprachraum erschienenen Drucke des 17. Jahrhunderts. We will check that out as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

Barnabas Saladin (d. after 1702)

OFMRec. Religious author…. To be continued

literature

DSpir XIV, 232-234.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barnabas Underberger (d. 1727)

OFM. German friar. Wrote several works on obtaining the perfect Christian life.

editions

Perfectio Vitae Christiano-Religiosae, Eiusque Obtinendae Obligatio, Theologice Considerata et Ascetice Explicata (Ingolstadt, 1720).

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literature

V. Greiderer, Germania Franciscana II (Vienna, 1781), 262, 424-425; DSpir V, 1400; DSpir XVI, 36-37.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholinus de Mantova (fl. 1314)

CF 35, p. 177f; C. Cenci, Verona minore ai tempi di Dante (Francescani, uomini di cultura, artisti, libri), Estratto da Le Venezie Francescane (Venice, 1966); M. d'Alatri, `Rileggendo gli atti del processo trentino dell'iverno 1332-1333', Coll. Franc., 35 (1965), 1177-189 [against the Dulcians]>> not a real author..

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholinus de Perugia (fl. 1339)

CF 33 p. 267-281, 287-301, 305-326; Bib. 11 n. 1290; Majic Timotheus, `Die apostolische Pönitentiarie im 14. Kahrhundert', Röm. Quartalschrift, 50 (1955), 129-177.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus (fl. 13th cent.)>>Bartholomaeus de Viterbo?

CF 23 pp. 60f, 65f, 80f, 91, 140, 159-61; Bib 11 n. 110

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Adalid Hurtado (Bartolomé Adalid Hurtado, fl. c. 1730)

Provincial definitor of the Andalusia province.

editions/literature

AIA 24 (1925), 190.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew Glanville, late 12th century, England - c. 1270) Magister de Proprietatibus

English friar, born in Suffolk in the late 12th century or in any case before 1203. John Leland's connection of Bartholomew with the Glanville family from Suffolk is only corroborated by a late fourteenth-century colophon in Cambridge, Peterhouse, MS 67. Studied natural sciences and theology at Oxford under Robert Grosseteste. Thereafter studies at the U. of Paris, possibly from 1225 onwards: 1230 bacc. biblicus (he is known to have given cursory lectures on the Bible. Cf. Salimbene, Chronica, ed. Holder-Egger, 94). Not known to have reached the magisterium. In 1231, he came to Magdenburg in the Saxony province (where a Franciscan studium had been created in 1228) as lector, at the request of minister general John Parenti and the Franciscan general chapter of 1230. Aside from biblical studies and the production of sermons, he composed as lector in Magdeburg after ca. 1235 (and probably between 1242 and 1247) his famous De proprietatibus Rerum, a comprehensive treatise on the natural sciences organized as an encyclopedia, surviving in many mss, early printings and several translations (into Spanish, French, Dutch, English etc.). Bartholomew apparently wrote this work for fellow friars and theology students, who needed a wide, encyclopaedic knowledge of many disciplines but did not have access to or time to study the individual disciplines in depth, and could make do with at times superficial treatments of the topics at hand. The work was inspired by the idea (elaborated by Isidore, and the Victorines (and subsequently by Bonaventure)) that the knowledge of the properties of visible things would lead the inquisitive mind towards contemplation of God (Invisibilia enim Dei per ea quae facta sunt intellecta conspiciuntur (Rom. 1:20)) and first and foremost would help students of theology/theologians to better understand the difficulties in the allegorical understanding of Scripture (a clear testimony to Bartholomew’s overall exegetical interests behind his choice of subjects and mode of procedure). Due to its wide scope, the work quickly became a best-seller, with many possible functions in the fields of exegesis, homeletics, education etc. In addition, De Proprietatibus Rerum soon became the basis for a wide range of Latin and vernacular reworkings. Several of these were basic (systhematically or alphabetically organized) reworkings of Bartholomew’s Latin text, sometimes with specific (theological, medical, scientific etc.) interests in mind (cf. Meyer (2000), 149-280). On top of this, De Proprietatibus Rerum soon became the basis for several moralized preaching encyclopedias, either through the inclusion (in the margin or the body of the text) of moralizations of the naturalia presented, or through complete reworkings of those elements of the text that were most suited for preaching purposes. See for instance the Tractatus Septiformis de Moralitatibus of Marcus of Orvieto (see on this in particular the studies of Heinz Meyer (2000), 281-324 and Baudouin van den Abeele). The influence of De Proprietatibus Rerum can also be traced in the Franciscan Tabula Exemplorum (although Meyer (2000), 320-321 is cautious) and (more securely) in the Contes Moralisés of Nicholas Bozon OFM. In 1247, Bartholomaeus Anglicus was elected provincial minister of the Austria province. He fulfilled this office for one or two terms and then moved to the Bohemia province, where he again fulfilled the post of provincial minister. In this quality, he resolved a dispute between Duke Boleslaw and the cathedral chapter of Crakow. In 1256, Bartholomaeus was appointed papal legate north of the Carpathians by Alexander IV, with the added task to engage in crusade preaching in Bohemia, Moravia, Poland, and Austria. Early 1257, he was in Rome, and he received the appointment of bishop of Lukow (North of Cracow), but it is not known whether Bartholomaeus ever made it there. It is quite probable that he stayed in Rome, and did not experience first-hand the Mongol attack on Sandomierz, Lublin, and Crakow and other towns/villages in northern Poland in 1259. The Franciscan provincial chapter of Halberstadt elected him in his absence to the position of provincial minister of Saxony in 1262. To take up this position, Bartholomaeus returned to Magdeburg. He retained the office until his death in 1272. Some copies of letters by and to him from this period (one from 16 October 1262 about the right to hear confession, and a copy of a letter sent to him by Bonaventure in 1266) still survive.

manuscripts

De Proprietatibus Rerum [in all at least 240 Latin manuscripts, fragments not included] a.o. Madrid, Nac. 930; 3316; 12739; 12803; Autun, Bibl. Municip. Sém. 36; Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum 15; Oxford, Bodl. Bodley 965b & 749; Oxford, Bodl. Ashmole 1512; Oxford, Bodl. e. Mus. 16; London, British Library Add. 8929 ff. 1-267vb; (an. 1443); London, Inst. of Electrical Ingineers Thompson Collection 3 (15th cent.); London, Wellcome Historical Medical Library 114 & 115; Clermont Ferrand Bibl. Muncip. 172 (an. 1321); Reims, Bibl. Municip. 992 (an. 1325); Verona, Bibl. Capit. CCLXXIII (1245) ff. 101r-126v (fragment of book 16); Florence, Laurenz. Calci 41 ff. 1r-198v; Florence, Laur. Plut. 18 Sin 9 & Plut 21 Sin 2; Florence, Laurenz. Conv. Soppr. 462; Basel, UB D III.2; Novarra BC 75 (LVIII); Pisa Cateriniana 30; Pommersvelden Schlossbibl. 239; Prague Metrop. Kap. L.LV.1 & L.LV.2; Narodni Knihova V.A. 16; Reims BM, 992; Rome, BNC Sessor. 24; Washington Library of Congress 129; Madrid BN, 12803; Vat.Reg.Lat. 1951 ff. 1-286va (14th cent.); Brussels, Bibl. Royale, 213 & 9094 [French]; Jena, Univ. Libr. El. F. 80 [French]; Paris, BN. Fr, 216 [French]; Ste. Geneviève 1029 [Provencal]; Wolfenbüttel HAB, 1.5.3.1 Aug. [French]; Frankfurt a. M. Dominikanerkloster 14 (book 14-16) ff. 316va-438va. See also MSS 22 (ff. 437vb-438va) and 96 (ff. 52r-151r) of the same library for excerpts; Kraków, Jagell. 813 ff. 39-79, 85-90 [Fragments of books IV, VIII, IX]; Kraków, Jagell. 836 (ca. 1400) ff. 1-147v, 155-57; Uppsala Univ. Libr. C.594 (14th cent.); Uppsala, Univ. Libr. C. 654 ff. 89-99; Verona, Bibl. Cap. CCLXXIII (245) (early 16th cent.) ff. 101-126v; Lüneburg Ratsbücherei MS Hist. C 2° 45 ff. 1ra-12va (14th-15th c., excerpts from book XV); Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei MS Hist. 9 & C. 45 (extracts); Paris, BN Lat. 16099 (Sigla P); Vienna, Österr. Nationalbibl. 2287 (Books 3-19) & 16098; Hereford Cathedral Library O.V. 15 (early 14th cent.) ff. 1-303v; Olomouc, SVK MI 247 (15th cent.) ff. 84-110 (fragments). [For a full list of the manuscripts, see M.C. Seymour et.al., Bartholomaeus Anglicus and his Encyclopaedia (Aldershot, 1992), 257-261, with corrections and additions in Manuscripta 37/1 (1993), 94-5 and by B. van den Abeele, in Scriptorium, 48 (1994), 167-9; Meyer (2000), 41-137 (on pp. 137-148 info. on manuscript origins). For copies documented in English ownership during the MA, see M.C. Seymour, 'Some Medieval English Owners of De Proprietatibus Rerum', Bodl. Library Record, 9 (1973-8), 156-165.

Allegoriae Veteris et Novi Testamenti: Assisi, Bibl. Comun. 148 [?>check!, Stegmüller, II, 1561]

Chronicon de Sanctis? [REF: Wadding, 38; Sbar., Suppl., I, 122; DTC, VI/2, 1384]

Commentaria in Evangelia Marci et Matthei? [REF: Stegmüller, II, 1562-3 & Suppl., 1562-3]

Postillae Sacrae Scripturae? [REF: Stegmüller, II, 1561,1 & Suppl., 1561,1]

Sermones? [REF: Schneyer, I, 435; ]

editions:

Twelve printed editions of De Proprietatibus Rerum before the end of the fifteenth century. Cf. Hain, Repertorium Bibliographicum I, no. 2498-2523; Copinger, Supplement I, n. 2498-2523 & II, n. 884. See also the 1998 study of Quarg):

Liber de Proprietatibus Rerum (a.o. Basel, Berthold Ruppel, 1470/Lyon, M. Huss, 1482/Cologne, 1472/Frankfurt, Richter, 1601 (reprint Frankfurt a.M., Minerva, 1964))[Bartholomaei Anglici de Genuinis Rerum Coelestium Terrestrium et Inferarium Proprietatibus Libri XVIII]; Bartholomaeus Anglicus, Batman vppon Bartholome. His Booke De Proprietatibus Rerum (1582/Reprint with introduction and index by Jürgen Scher, Anglistica & Americana 161, Hildesheim-New York, 1976); On the Properties of Soul and Body. De proprietatibus rerum Libri III et IV, Edited from Bibliothèque nationale MS Latin 16098, ed. R.J. Long (Toronto, PIMS, 1979); S.M.M. Clinton, The Latin Manuscript Tradition in England of the De Proprietatibus Rerum of Bartholomaeus Anglicus: An Analysis Based on Book X, PhD Diss (Northwestern Univ., 1982); Bartholomaeus Anglicus de Proprietatibus Rerum. Book XIX. A Critical Edition of the Latin Text in England, ed. J.G. Litaka, PhD Diss. (N. Illinois Univ., 1987); De proprietatibus Rerum. Texte latin et réception vernaculaire – Lateinischer Text und volkssprachige Rezeption, ed. B. van den Abeele et al. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2006); Bartholomaeus Anglicus, De proprietatibus rerum, I: Prohemium, Libri I-IV, ed. Baudouin van den Abeele, Heinz Meyer, Michael W. Twomey, Bernd Roling & R. James Long, De diversis artibus, 78 (n.s. 41) (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007); Bartholomaeus Anglicus, De proprietatibus rerum, VI: Liber XVII, ed. Iolanda Ventura, De diversis artibus, 79 (n.s. 42) (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007).

For an edition of the English version by John of Trévise (1398), see: On the Properties of Things: John of Trevisa's Translations of Bartholomaeus Anglicus: De Proprietatibus Rerum: A Critical Edition, ed. M.C. Seymour, 2 Vols. (Oxford, 1975) [See review, AFH, 69 (1976), 285]; M.H. Blechner, An Edition of Book 4 of John Trevisa’s Translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’ De Proprietatibus Rerum, Diss. (Princeton, 1971); M.C. Gaumer, John Trevisa’s Translation of De Proprietatibus Rerum of Bartholomew Anglicus. An Edition of the Plimpton Manuscript, Diss. (Washington, 1971) [for more of these partial editions of Treviso’s edition, see Meyer (2000), Einleitung, note 13]; There exist a number of other editions of vernacular reworkings. Some of these date from the medieval period. Hence there exists a late fourteenth-century edition of the Spanish version by Vincente de Burgos. An incunable edition of an anonymous translation into Dutch appeared in 1485. An modern edition of Jean Corbechon’s French translation has been prepared by Baudouin van den Abeele, Bernard Ribémont and Heinz Meyer (see above). a partial Anglo-Norman version has been edited as Barthélemy l’Anglais, ‘Le livre des regions’, ed. Brent A. Pitts, Plain Texts Series, 15 (London: Anglo-Norman Text Society, 2006). Cf. review in Speculum 83 (2008), 170-171. For more information on vernacularizations, and late medieval and modern editions of them, see Meyer (2000), 325-396 and other works in the bibliography below. A modern French translation appeared in 1999: Le livre des propriétés des choses. Une encyclopédie au XIIIe siècle, trans. B. Ribémont (Paris, 1999).

Allegoriae Simul et Tropologiae in Utrumque Testamentum (Paris, 1574) [>Check!]

Sermones [?] (Strasbourg, 1491/1494)

literature (short selection. For a more extensive overview, see Meyer (2000), Einleitung, passim):

Wadding, Script., 115-7; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1806) I, 115-117; AF I (Quaracchi, 1885), 17; P.H. Plassmann, ‘Bartholomaeus Anglicus’, AFH 12 (1919), 58-109; A.E. Schönbach, ‘Des Bartholomaeus Anglicus Beschreibung Deutschlands gegen 1240’, Mitteilungen des Instituts für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung, 27 (1906), 61-90; A. Schneider, ‘Metaphysische Begriffe des Bartholom.A.’, in: Studien zur Geschichte der Philosophie. Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstag Clemens Baeumker gewidmet, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie des MA, Suppl. (Münster i. W. 1913); L. Thorndike, A History of Magic and Experimental Science (New York, 1923) II, 401-435; W. Lampen, ‘De re liturgica in opere Bartholomei Anglici’, Ephemerides Liturgicae 42 (1928), 269-284; J. Goyens, ‘Barthélemy l’Anglais’, DHGE VI, 975-977; H. Lübbing, ‘Zur Biographie des Bartholomaeus Anglicus’, Franziskanische Studien 12 (1925), 254-257; Schneyer, I, 435; Bloomfield no. 1428; Stegmüller, Bibl. 1564; Michael E. Goodich, ‘Bartholomaeus Anglicus on child-rearing’, History of Childhood Quarterly 3 (1975), 75-84 [English translation of sections of De Proprietatibus Rerum on infants, children, girls, mothers, nurses and fathers. Later reprinted in: Idem, Lives and Miracles of the Saints. Variorum Collected Studies (Ashgate, 2004) II, 75-84]; D.C. Greetman, ‘The Concept of Nature in Bartholomaeus Anglicus (fl. 1230)’, JHI 41 (1980), 663-377; J. Desobry, ‘Le Livre des Propriétés des choses de Barthélemi l’Anglais’, in: Les quatre éléments dans la nature médiévale, Actes du colloque du Centre d'études médiévales de l'Université de Picardie, ed. D. Buschinger & A. Crépin (Göppingen, 1983), 299-308; Michael E. Goodich, ‘Encyclopaedic litterature: child-rearing in the Middle Ages’, History of Education 12 (1983), 1-8 (reprinted in Idem, Lives and Miracles of the Saints, Variorum Collected Studies (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)); B. Hughes, ‘Franciscans and Mathematics’, AFH 77 (1984), 13-15; LMA, I, 1492-3; M. Salvat, ‘Le Traité des couleurs de Barthélemy l’Anglais’, in: Les couleurs au moyen âge, Sénéfiance, 21 (Aix-en Provence, 1988), 153-172; H. Meyer, ‘Bartholomäus Anglicus, `De Proprietatibus Rerum'. Selbstverständnis und rezeption', ZDADL, 117 (1988), 237-274; Idem, `Die Zielsetzung des Bartholomaus Anglicus in `De Proprietatibus Rerum', in: Geistliche Aspekte mittelalterlicher Naturlehre, Symposion 30. Nov.- 2 Dez. 1990, ed. B. Konrad Vollmann, Schriften des Sonderforschungsbereichs 226, Würzburg/Eichstätt, 15 (Wiesbaden, 1993), 86-98; B. van den Abeele, in: Reinardus, 7 (1994), 224ff.; Le divin, discours enciclopédique. Actes du colloque de Mortagne-au-Perche, 3-5 avril 1993, ed. D. Hüe (Caen, 1994); Michel Salvat, ‘Les incursions de l’histoire chez Barthelemy l’Anglais et ses traducteurs’, in: L’histoire, le savoir, le temps: Discours encyclopédiques (Rennes, 1995); Geneviève Sodigné-Costes, ‘La botanique de Barthélemi l’Anglais mise en français par Jean Corbechon: traduction ou adaptation?’, in: Traduction, transposition, adaptation au Moyen Age: Actes du colloque du Centre d’Etudes Médiévales et Dialectales de Lille, 3, Bien dire et bien aprendre: Revue de Médiévistique, 13 (Lille: Presses de l’Université Charles-de-Gaulle, 1996), 249-261; H. Meyer, `Die illustrierten lateinischen Handschriften im Rahmen der Gesamtüberlieferung der Enzyklopädie des Bartholomäus Anglicus', Frühmittelalterliche Studien, 30 (1996), 368-395; G.Juris Lidaka, `Bartholomaeus Anglicus in the Thirteenth Century', in: Pre-Modern Encyclopaedic Texts, ed. Peter Binkley, Proceedings of the Second COMERS Congress, Groningen, 1-4 July 1996 (Leiden etc., 1997), 393-406; Bernard Ribémont, ‘L’inconnu géographique des encyclopédies médiévales: fermeture et étrangeté’, Cahiers de recherches médiévales (XIIIe-XVe siècles) 3 (1997), 101-111; F. Hernández Martín & M. Eugenia Pinaar García, ‘Acerca de l salud. Orientaciones para una vida saludable en un texto del siglo XIII’, Archivo Dominicano 18 (1997), 305-319 [on a incunabula containing a Castilian translation byVincent of Burgos of De Proprietatibus Rerum]; Sue Ellen Holbrook, ‘A Medieval Scientific Encyclopedia ‘Renewed by Goodly Printing’: Wynkyn de Worde’s English ‘De proprietatibus Rerum’, Early Science and Medicine 3 (1998), 119-156;Jerry Stannard, ‘Bartholomaeus Anglicus and thirteenth century botanical nomenclature’, in: Idem, Pristina Medicamenta: Ancient and Medieval Medical Botany, ed. Katherine E. Stannard & Richard Kay, Variorum Collected Studies Series 646 (Aldershot, 1999), XVI, 191-194; Baudouin van den Abeele, Heinz Meyer & Bernard Ribémont, ‘En guise d’avant propos. Editer l’encyclopédie de Barthélemy l’Anglais. Vers une édition bilingue du ‘De proprietatibus rerum’’, Cahiers de Recherches Médiévales 6 (1999), 7-18; Heinz Meyer, Die Enzylopädie des Bartholomaeus Anglicus. Untersuchungen zur Überlieferungs- und Rezeptionsgeschichte von ‘De Proprietatibus Rerum’, Münstersche Mittelalterschriften, 77 (Munich, 2000) [See also the review in Wissenschaft & Weisheit 65 (2002), 150-154]; Johannes Benedictus Voorbij, ‘Purpose and Audience: Perspectives on the Thirteenth-Century Encyclopedias of Alexander Neckam, Bartholomaeus Anglicus, Thomas of Cantimpré and Vincent of Beauvais’, in: The Medieval Hebrew Encyclopedias of Science and Philosophy: Proceedings of the Bar-Ilan University Conference, ed. Steven Harvey (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2000), 31-45; Christel Meier-Staubach, ‘La matérialité et l’immatérialité des couleurs. A propos du traité ‘De coloribus’ d’Avranches 235’, in: Science antique, science médiévale (autour d’Avranches 235). Actes du colloque international (Mont-Saint-Michel, 4-7 septembre 1998, ed. Louis Callabat & Olivier Desbordes (Paderborn-Munich: Olms-Weidmann, 2000), 451-469; Saskia Boogaart, ‘Bartholomaeus Anglicus over kleuren’, Madoc 15:4 (2001), 238-245; Libby Keen, ‘Under the cover of stories: Bartholomew the Englishman and the world of land and sea’, in: Our Medieval Heritage: Essays in Honour of John Tillotson for his 60th Birthday, ed. Linda Rasmussen, Valerie Spear and Diane Tillotson (Cardiff: Merton Priory Press, 2002), 94-108; Klaus Bitterling, ‘Sprachkontakt und Übersetzungsliteratur in spätenglischer Zeit’, Anglia 120:2 (2002), 200-227; David Moses, ‘John Trevisa’s translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus’ De proprietatibus rerum’, Notes and Queries n.s. 50:1 (2003), 11-13; Sue Ellen Holbrook, ‘Picturing time in Bartholomew’s encyclopaedia on the property of things’, in: Time and Eternity: The Medieval Discourse, ed. Gerhard Jaritz & Gerson Moreno-Raiño, International Medieval Research, 9 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003), 451-575; M. C. Seymour, ‘Bartholomaeus Anglicus (b. before 1203, d. 1272)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004); David Moses, ‘Why is a cow below a lettuce? The anomalous placement of the animal of Bartolomeus Anglicus’ De Proprietatibus Rerum’, Notes and Queries n.s. 51:1 (2004), 17-19; Saskia Bogaart, Geleerde Kennis in de Volkstaal: Van den Proprieteyten der Dingen (Haarlem 1458) in Cultuurhistorisch Perspectief (Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, 2004); Rosa Casapullo, ‘Segmentazione del testo e modalità d’uso delle enciclopedie tra latino e volgare’, in: Le parole della scienza. Scritture tecniche e scientifiche in volgari (secoli XIII-XV). Atti del convegno (Lecce, 16-18 aprile 1999), ed. R. Gualdo (Galatina: Congedo: 2005), 153-185; Rosa Casapullo, ‘Il volgarizzamento mantovano del ‘De proprietatibus rerum’: il londinese Add. 8785 e i suoi descritti quattrocenteschi’, in: Lo scaffale della biblioteca, 123-140; Giuseppa Zita Zanichelli, ‘Tradurre le immagini: le scelte illustrative della traduzione in volgare mantovano di Bartolomeo Anglico’, in: Lo scaffale della biblioteca, 141-157; Marek Tamm, ‘Les signes d'alterité. La représentation de la Baltique orientale dans le ‘De proprietatibus rerum’ de Barhélemy l'Anglais (vers 1245)’, in: Frontiers in the Middle Ages, 147-170; Elizabeth Keen, The Journey of a Book: Bartholomew the Englisgman and the Properties of Things (Canberra, 2007); Sue Ellen Holbrook, ‘The properties of things and textual power: Illustrating the French translation of ‘De proprietatibus rerum’ and a Latin precursor’, in: Patrons, Authors and Workshops, 367-403; Nathalie Bouloux, ‘Ressources naturelles et géographie: le cas de Barthélemy l’Anglais’, in: La nature em partage. Connaître et exploiter les ressources naturelles, ed. Philippe Bernardi & Didier Boisseuil [=Médiévales 53 (2007)] (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Vincennes, 2007), 11-22; Jérémy Loncke, ‘Approche comparative de la diffusion et de la transmission des différents états manuscrits du ‘De proprietatibus rerum’ de Barthélémy l’Anglais’, in: Une lumière venue d’ailleurs. Héritages et ouvertures dans les encyclopédies d’Orient et d’Occident au Moyen Âge, éd. Godefroy de Callataÿ et Baudouin Van den Abeele (Turnhout: Brepols, 2008), 177-198; Harm von Seggern, ‘Gab es ein Hauptstadtbewusstsein im Hochmittelalter?: eine Beobachtung zu ‘metropolis’ bei Bartholomäus Anglicus’, Jahrbuch für Regionalgeschichte 26 (2008),15-35; Saskia Bogaart, ‘De onderste steen boven. Het lapidarium in de Middelnederlandse vertaling van Bartholomaeus Anglicus’ ‘De proprietatibus rerum’, in: Kennis-maken. Een bloemlezing uit de middelnederlandse artesliteratuur, ed. Orlanda S. Lie & Lenny M. Veltman (Hilversum: Verloren, 2008), 27-48; Patrick Gautier Dalché, ‘Représentations géographiques de l’Europe – septentrionale, centrale et orientale – au Moyen Age’, in: Europa im Weltbild des Mittelalters. Kartographische Konzepte, ed. I. Baumgärtner & H. Kugler (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2008), also on Bartholomaeus Anglicus; Peter Riethe, ‘Zur Quellengeschichte des ‘Steinkatalogs’ der Hildegard von Bingen: Die Abhängigkeit des IV. Buches der Brüsseler Handschrift von Bartholomaeus Anglicus’, Scriptorium 64 (2010), 95-108; Elmar Eggert, ‘Die Farbwörter in zwei spanischen Übersetzungen der Enzyklopädie DPR des Bartholomaeus Anglicus’, in: Farbe im Mittelalter, ed. Ingrid Bennewitz & Andrea Schindler, 2 Vols. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2011) I, 351-366; I francescani e le scienze. Atti del XXXIX Convegno internazionale di studio. Assisi, 6-8 ottobre 2011, Convegni S.I.S.F, XXXIX, n.s. 22 (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 2012) [cf. review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 490-495]; Noemi Barrera-Gomez, ‘Bartholomaeus Anglicus como compilador. Fuentes y autoridades en el Líber de Deo del De proprietatibus rerum’, in: La compilación del saber en la Edad Media: actas del coloquio anual de la FIDEM 2012, 20 al 22 de junio de 2012, ed. María José Muñoz Jiménez, Patricia Cañizares Ferriz & Cristina Martin, Textes et études du Moyen-Age, 69 (Porto, 2013), 85-104.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Anglicus II f. 1360 [??]

Yorkshire friar, allegedly the compiler of a Liber Sermonum (ed. Strasbourg, 1491/95)

literature

Zawart, 308

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Baffi (Bartolomeo da Lusignano, d. 1579)

OFMConv & OFMCap. Italian friar from Lucignano (near Siena). First joined the Conventual Franciscans. Studied philosophy, classical literature (including Greek and Hebrew), and theology. Eventually he reached the doctorate in Theology at the University of Bologia (probably in 1561). Already during his formative years he was recognized as a gifted preacher, and several times he functioned as official preacher for his order during general chapter meetings (Assisi (1559), Milan (1562), Florence (1564), and Rome (1568)), and on other important occasions. Also active as a theologian and preacher at the final sessions of the council of Trente. His sermon held at the council on 6 December 1562 was subsequently published in Bressanone. Wrote about the council, church reform and related religious matters, and presented the works of providence in the history of the Roman church and the papacy. In 1569, he was appointed lector of scholastic theology at the Studium of Pavia, where he worked until 1572, and returned for another year of teaching in 1572/73. While teaching, he experienced a religious crisis of some sort, and eventually obtained permission to join the Capuchins. After his noviciate in the Capuchin order, he functioned as a lector generalis in theology and sacred eloquence (preaching techniques) and engaged in labors of spiritual assistance. He died in Milan in 1579. (some older sources, such as Bernardino da Colpetrazzo's Historia ordinis fratrum minorum cappuccinorum II, 168 , while treating plague victims, but that seems incorrect).

editions

Oratio de religone eiusque Praefecto deligendo (Bologna, 1559). Written and preached at the occasion of the Conventual general chapter of Assisi of the same year.

De nobilitate Urbis Mediolani (Bologna, 1562). Written and preached at the occasion of the general chapter of Milan of the same year and dedicated to the Conventual master general. It amounts to a history of Milan from the Insubri to Sforza rule.

De felicitate Urbis Florentiae oratio (Bologna, 1565). Preached on 11 June 1565 and dedicated to Cardinal Ferdinando de'Medici. This work exhibits a large knowledge of Italian vernacular literature.

Oratio B.B. Lucinianensis (...) habita in oecumenico Concilio Tridentino ad Reip. Christianae Patres secunda Dominica adventus Dominini (...) anno MDLXII (Bressanone: apud L. Sabiensem, 1563). In this, Bartolomeo urges the council fathers to take appropriate measures to combat the ills of their times and to restore pontifical authority.

Oratio ad Populum Romanum in comitiis generalibus habita (Milan, 1567).

De admirabili Dei O.M. in urbem Romam charitate (Milan, 1569). Dedicated to Cardinal M.A. Colonna and written in the context of the general chapter of Rome (1568). Bartolomeo used a large number of Greek and Latin sources, notably Orosius and Eusebius to elaborate on the role of providence in the history of Rome, and to call on heretics and schismatics to return to the Church.

De sacrosanctae Theologiae praestantia oratio (Pavia, s.l.). Based on his Pavia theology courses.

Orationum variarum volumen (Bressanone/Brixen, 1570).

literature

Wadding, Annales Ordinis Minorum V, 302; Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 37; Sbaraglia, Supplementum et castigatio ad Scriptores... I (Rome, 1908), 117; Bernardino da Colpetrazzo, Historia ordinis fratrum minorum capuccinorum (Assisi, 1940) II, 168; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum Ord. min. capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 36; Boverio, Annales Ordinis minorum capuccinorum (1525-1612) (Lyon, 1632) I, 848; J. Goyens, ‘Baffi’, DHGE VI, 186-187; G. Odoardi, I francescani minori conventuali al concilio di Trento', in: Il concilio di Trento 3:1 (1947), 41; Lexicon Capuccinum, 174-175; Nicola Raponi, 'Baffi, Bartolomeo', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 5 (1963) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/bartolomeo-baffi_%28Dizionario-Biografico%29/ ], with additional references;

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Barbieri (Bartolomeo Barbieri da Castelvetro/Castrovetro, 1, 01, 1615 - 24, 08, 1697)

OFMCap. Entered Capuchin order in the Bologna province in 1631. Later we find him in the Capuchin province of Parma (which was split off from the Bologna province by 1679). Active as a preacher, lector and definitor. Was particularly successful as a teacher of theology to young Capuchin friars (for ca. 50 years!). To this purpose he wrote a complete Cursus of philosophy and theology on the basis of the works of Bonaventure. Tried to turn Bonaventure into the teacher of the order, by linking him to Scotus and Thomas of Aquino. Wrote also glossaries on the biblical works of Bonaventure (for preaching purposes), and several minor expository works. Bartolomeo died at Modena, on August 24, 1697.

editions:

Flores et Fructus Philosophici ex Seraphico Paradiso Excerpti seu Cursus Philosophiae ad Mentem S. Bonaventurae Seraphici Doctoris, 3 Vols. (Lyon: L. Arnaud & P. Borde, 1677/reprint 1787).

Cursus Theologicus ad mentem Serafici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae, 2 Vols. (Lyon: Comba, 1687).

Glossa seu Summa ex Omnibus S. Bonaventurae Expositionibus in S. Scripturam Exacte Collecta et in facilem Usum Studiosis ac concionatoribus Secundum Ordinem Biblicum Concinnata, 4 Vols. (Lyon: J. Pousel, 1681-1685).

Tabula Generalis in Opera Omnia D. Bonaventurae, in Qua Alphabetico Ordine Compendiose Proponuntur Omnia Verba, Sententiae et Conclusiones Quae Continentur in Ejusdem Seraphici Doctoris Scriptis et Operibus. Printed? This tabula apparently was used by the Quaracchi editors when collecting and constituting the texts of Bonaventura da Bagnoreggio’s Opera Omnia.

Esercizio della Presenza di dio (Modena: Cassiani, 1673); Esercizio della presenza di Dio (1673), ed. Sabrina Stroppa (Parma: Curia provinciale Cappuccini, 1997).

Teologia mistica del serafico dottore S. Bonaventurae, ovvero Pratica della presenza di Gesù Cristo Dio ed Uomo. This work was apparently never printed.

literature:

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 36; Domenico da Montecuccolo, ‘Un insigne teologo cappuccino’, Frate Francesco 6 (1928), 103-104; A. Teetaert, ‘Barberi’, DHGE VI, 639-640; Lexicon Capuccinum, 174; H. Borak, ‘De bonaventurismo Bartholomaei Barbieri’, Laurentianum 4 91963), 252-264; Andreas Speer, ‘Barbieri’, LThK 1 (1993), 1405; Bartolomeo Barbieri da Castelvetro (1615-1697). Un cappuccino alla scuola di san Bonaventura nell’ Emilia del’600, ed. Andrea Maggioli & Pietro Maranesi, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 55 (Rome, 1998) [with ca. 11 essays by various specialists. Review AFH 96 (2003), 266-267]; B. de Armellada, ‘El Sobrenatural. Visíon místico-escoticaa de Bartolomé Barbieri’, Naturaleza y Gracia 45,1 (1998); Eugeniusz Sakowicz, ‘Barbieri Bartolomeo’, in: Powszechna encyklopedia filozofii, 483; Fabio Gambetti, Biografia intellettuale di Bartolomeo Barbieri, cappuccino del ’600 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2002); Andrea Maggioli, ‘P. Bartolomeo Barbieri da Castelvetro’, in: 300 anni tra noi – I Cappuccini di Vignola dal 1698 ad oggi (Vignola, 2006), 27-30; Vincenzo Criscuolo, ‘San Bonaventura all’Indice? La ‘Theologia mistica’ bonaventuriana compilata da Bartolomeo da Castelvetro: ‘dictus liber non imprimatur nec restituatur’, in: Religioni e doctrina. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2009), 533-584.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Bellati (Bartholomaeus Feltrensis/Bartolomeo Bellati, d. 1479)

OFMConv. Italian friar from Feltre. Born at the beginning of the fifteenth century. Became master of theology. Was appointed papal legate for Venice by Sixtus IV. Defended the immaculate conception at the Franciscan general chapter of Ferrara (1472). His defense was printed in P. Bandello, Liber Recollectarius de Veritate Conceptionis B. Mariae (Bologna, 1481), 100-109. Bartolomeo also was involved with a revised re-issue of the famous Summa Astesana (Venice, 1478 /Lyon, 1519). He also published John Duns Scotus’ Liber Primus Lecturae Parisiensis sive Reportatorum Scoti (Bologna, 1478) and an introductory work to Scotus’ commentary on the second book of the Sententiae, namely the Opusculum or the Ianua Scoti.

manuscripts

Ianua Scoti: Uppsala, Univ. Libr. C.632 (an. 1470) ff. 10-73v [Compendium de VI tract.: finis deest]

editions

Opusculum in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Scoti (Venice, 1481/ 1497/ 1503).

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908), 118; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (Leipzig, 1928) III, no. 3238; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bellati’, DHGE VII, 827. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Bergomensis (Bartolomeo di Bergamo/Bartolomeo Carminati, d. 1684)

OFMCap. Entered the order in the Bergamo province. Several times guardian and definitor. Best-known for his anti-calvinist and ant-Lutheran preaching rallies. Wrote at least two (as yet unpublished) works.

manuscripts

Opera contro i luterani e calvinisti, nella quale sono condannati i loro errori: >>>

La vita del Padre Lorenzo Olmo da Bergamo, acppuccino, ministro, provinciale della Bresciana provincia dei santi Faustino e Giovita, uomo di grandissima perfezione, morto in aprile del 1674 in bergamo: >>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 36; Valdemiro da Bergamo, I conventi ed i cappuccini bergamaschi (Milan, 1883), 70; A. Teetaert, ‘Barthélemy de Bergame’, DHGE VI, 980. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Borrás (fl. 1413)

CF 6, p. 441

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Cambi (de Salutio, d. 1617) beatus

Tuscan friar. Entered the order in 1575. After his studies he became lector of the arts and theology. Predominantly known as spiritual author and itinerant preacher. Travelled through Italy, preaching penance. The last 15 years of his life he spent in the convent of S. Peter in Montorio (Rome).

His spiritual works are still heavily inspired by Bonaventure and additional Pseudo-Bonaventurean works, David of Augsburg's De Exterioris et Interioris Hominis Compositione, Hugh of Balma's Theologia Mystica, and works of Henry of Herp.

editions

Testamento dell'anima a Dio (Siena, 1604)

Luce dell'anima desiderosa per ascendere alla perfettione (Rome, 1605) [8 editions between 1605 and 1629, also several translations into French, Latin and Spnish]

Paradiso de'contemplativi (Rome, 1607) [principal spiritual work of the author, heavily dependent on Henry of Herp's work Eden seu paradisus Contemplativorum. Bartholomew's Paradiso received a Latin translation in 1614 (Cologne) and a Portugese translation in 1739 (Lissabon)]

Scuola del divino amore (Milan, 1609)

Inventioni d'amore (Venice, 1611) [New editions in 1621, 1628 and 1645]

L'innamoratio di Gesù (Genua, 1611) [Six editions between 1611 and 626, another edition in Venice, 1664]

Le sette trombe per isvegliare il peccatore a penitenza (Bergamo, 1612) [18 editions between 612 and 1900, also several French editions. Latin edition in 1620 (Freiburg in Breisgau), English translation in 1628]

Porta della salute (Turin, 1621) [confession manual for the lay believer. Latin translation in Cologne, 1627]

Lo scrupuloso (Rome, 1620)

Lettere spirituali (Rome, 1629)

Poetry: Alfabeto del divino amore (Venice, 1609/1622); Praticello del divino amore (Venice, 1611/1621); Musa spirituale (Venice, 1611); Conforto del peccatore (Pavia, 1620/Venice, 1621/Rome, 1628); Vita dell'anima (Rome, 1614) [and 5 subsequent editions until 1673]

A complete edition of his works was published as: Opere spirituali del R.P.F. Bartolomeo da Salutio, Min. Osserv. Riformato (Venice, 1639). A partial modern edition of his works appeared as Il sacro cignno, prose e poesie del Ven. Bartolomeo da Salutio. Scelta e prefazione del P. Fr. Sarri (Florence, 1924). [For the works that are in need of new edition, see F. Sarri, Il venerabile Bartolomeo Cambi da Salutio (Florence, 1925), xlix-liv]

Bartolomeo da Salutio, Dichiarazione sopra il Pater Noster, ed. C. Cipriani, Frate Francesco 65,2 (1999).

literature

CF BIB>>>>>>check!; Wadding, Script., 39; Joh. a S. Antonio, BUF, I, 91-3; Sbaralea, Suppl., I, 125f; F. Sarri, Il venerabile Bartolomeo Cambi da Salutio (Florence, 1925); A. van den Wyngaert, `Barthélemy de Salutio', DHGE (1925), 1025f; Dict.Spir. I, 1264-1266;

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Catany (d. 1462)

OFMObs. Friar from Mallorca. Founded the convent of Jesús extramuros near the town of Palma (1441), as well as the convents of Sóller (1458), and Mahón (1459). Custos of the Mallorca Observants (1459). See on this also the Monumenta Seraphica Ordinis Minorum Observantium Sti Francisci Majoricarum Provinciae Praesertim ab anno 1540 usque ad annum 1750 (MS Madrid, Bib. Nac. 18339 pp. 78-92). Active preacher. Many of his sermons survived.

manuscripts

Homiliae et sermones multiplices pro universis anni diebus in quibus praedicari solet: MS Biblioteca Provincial de Palma de Mallorca>>>>

editions

Homiliae et Sermones Multiplices pro Universis Anni Diebus

Sermones de S. Francisco, see S. d'Algaida, `Tres sermons de Bartomeu Catany fra-menor de Mallorca (s. XV)', Estudis Franciscans, 43 (1931), 407-421.

literature

Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca universa franciscana (Madrid, 1732) I, 185; J.M. Bover, Biblioteca de escritos baleares (Palma, 1868) I, 178-179; I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de historia de las ciencias eclesiasticas en españa 1 (siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 295; >>Courcelles, 164

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Alverna (fl. late 14th cent.)

Franciscan missionary from Tuscany. Vicar of the Bosnian vicariate. Was given the charge (at the general chapter of Aquilea, 1376) to rework the statutes for the Holy Land province. His regulations were ratified at the general chapter of 1414.

manuscripts/editions

Tractatus Quomodo Debemus Nos Ponere ad Recipiendum Corpus Christi: MS Rome, Vat.Lat.>>>

Statutae>>

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1906), 117; Bullarium Franciscanum VII, no. 405; B. Sderci, ‘Fra Bartolomeo della Verna e le Missioni Balkaniche’, La Verna 11 (1913), 173-188; J. Goyens, ‘Barthélemy de l’Alverne’, DHGE VI, 974.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Amelia (d. 1291)

Bishop of Grossetanus>> CF 7, p. 525; 23, p. 51, 65f, 80-3, 160; 32, p. 348

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Anleo (Bartolomé de Anleo, d. 1692)

Friar from Guatemala. Took the habit there in 1648. Held a number of offices in the order: novice master, choir master, preacher, lector/professor of indigenous languages, guardian, custos etc. He died at Sanayac.

manuscripts

Sermones para toda la Cuaresma

Arte de la lengua Quiché: MS Paris, BN>>.

Comentario sobre la Pasión y Muerte del Redentor, en lengua kiché

De la gravedad del pecado, en lengua de los indios de Guatenmala

editions

Arte de la lengua Quiché o utlateca, compuesto por N.M.R.P. Fr. Bartolomé Anleo, religioso menor de N.S.P. S. Francisco, ed. (with an Essay on the quichés) by E.G. Squier (London, 1865). See on the manuscript dissemination of this work the remarks of Adams and of Castro y Castro. It would be good to know whether there is a connection with the sixteenth-century Quiché grammar and catechism, composed by the Dominican friar Fray Marcos Martínez in Totonicapan.

literature

Francisco Vázquez, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd Ed., Bibliotea “Goathemala”, 14-17, 4 Vols (Guatemala, 1937-1944) III, 317; J.M. Beristain y Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Septentrional, 5 Vols (Mexico, 1816-1821/Amecameca, 1883/Mexico, 1947), I, 146; Eleanor B. Adams, A Bio-bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America (Washingthon D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 9-10 & note 7; Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 461

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Assisi (?>)

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manuscripts

Casus (?): Naples Naz., XII.F.23, ff. 130-1.

literature

Cenci, Napoli, II, 900.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Bohemia (d. 1257)

Bohemian friar, probably born in or near Prague. Very active in the Polish mission and involved with crusade preaching against the pagans. No extant works.

literature

D. Cambiaso, ‘Barthélemy’, DHGE VI, 1011-1013. 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Bononia (Bartolomeo di Bologna, † after 1294)

Franciscan theologian. Studied at the arts faculty of Bologna University before his entrance in the Franciscan order. Ca. 1256-9, he is to be found at the papal court of Alexander IV (Anagni). There are some indications that he was active as inquisitor in the neighbourhood of Anagni and later in the Roman province of the order (but there might be a confusion with Bartholomew of Amelia, another Franciscan friar known to be active as inquisitor in that same province). Studied at Paris for a degree in the later 1260s. We have a Sentences commentary from this period, and some of his sermons can be dated as being held during the academic year 1267-8. He probably must be identified with the Bartholomew who between 1275-76 (or maybe between 1275-1277) appeared as regent master of theology in Paris, as precursor of Matthew of Aquasparta, and followed the teachings of Bonaventure and Pecham over and against Thomas Aquinas in his disputed quaestions. In 1278, Pope Nicholas III asked him to lead a committee for the unification of the Greek and Latin churches. It is not known whether Bartholomew became involved with this issue. He was, in any case, present at the general chapter at Assisi as master of theology (1279), and became involved in settling the correctorium issue, as well as in drafting up the bull Exiit qui Seminat of Nicholas III (together with John pecham and Walther of Bruges). Active in Bologna between 1282 and 1285, where he, probably as regent lector, produced a series of sermons de sanctis and de tempore and several quaestiones on the glorified Virgin Mary. In 1285 he was elected provincial minister of the province of Bologna, a position he held until 1289. Bartholomew was still in Bologna in July 1294.

manuscripts

Sermones: Troyes 951; 1298; 1868 (nine sermons held in Paris> or more: for other manuscripts see Schneyer)

In I-IV Sent.: Paris, BN Lat. 16407 [autograph, a bacc. Text, as basis for possible future reworking. See Doucet, 137.]

Quaestiones Disputatae de Primo Principio et Creatione [12]:

Quaestiones Disputatae de Fide [5]: Florence, Laurenziana, Plut. XVII, sin.cod. 8

Quaestiones Disputatae de Anima [5]: Florence, Laurenziana, Plut. XVII, sin.cod. 8

Quaestiones Disputatae de Assumptione Virginis [2]: Florence, Laurenziana, Plut. XVII, sin.cod. 8

Tractatus de Luce [used to be ascribed to Pecham]:

editions:

Tractatus de luce fr. Bartholomaei de Bononia, ed. I. Squadrani, Antonianum, 7 (1932), 139-238, 337-376, 465-494 [a spiritual work around the saying of Christ `I am the light of this world', John 8, 12. The work makes use of the Oxford physical theories of light and attaches moral considerations to them. It amounts to a concept of affective spirituality aiming at transforming the soul by means of the incarnated word]

Gualteri Cancellarii et Bartholomaei de Bononia OFM Quaestiones Ineditae de Assumptione Beatae Virginis Mariae, ed. A. Deneffe & H. Weisweiler, Opuscula et Textus IX (Münster, 1952); C. Piana, `Le questione inedite `De Glorificatione B. M. Virginis' di Bartolomeo da Bologna O.F.M. e le concezioni del Paradiso Dantesco', L'Archiginnassio, 33 (1938), 247-262.

Quaestiones Disputatae de Fide, ed. M. Mückshoff, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, 24/4 (Münster, 1940), 3-104

Quaestiones Disputatae de Corporali B.M.V. Assumptione [On mariology], ed. A. Deneffe & H. Weisweiler, Opuscula et textus Historiam Ecclesie. Series Scholastica 9 (Münster, 1922/1952), 23-88

Sermo in Nativitate Domini, ed. I. Squadrani, Antonianum, 7 (1932), 488-494.

Sermo de Maria, in: A. Fries, `Eine Marienpredigt des Bartholomäus von Bologna', Franz. Stud., 35 (1953), 385-400.

Literature

AF, II, 94 & AF, IX, 58, 96, 104, 107-8, 120, 146-7, 148, 169-171, 185-6, 271-273, 311-2, 670; AFH, 10 (1917), 340; Dict. Spir., I, 1263-4; LThK, II², 10-11; Salimbene, Chronica, MGH, Scriptores XXXII, 593, 650; Serie cronologico-biografica dei ministri e vicari provinciali della minoritica provincia di Bologna, ed. G. Picconi da Cantalupo (Parma, 1908), 58-60; Les registres de Nicolas III (1277-1280), ed. J. Gay & S. Vitte (Paris, 1938), V, 394; Schneyer, I, 386-389; Diz.Biogr. degli Ital., VI, 686-690; Dict. de Spir, I, 263-264; E. Longpré, `Bartolomeo da Bologna, un maestro francescano del sec. XIII', Studi Francescani, n.s. 9 (1923), 365-384 & 4 (1932), 365-384; I. Squadrani, `Tractatus de Luce fr. Bartholomaei de Bononia', Antonianum 7 (1932), 139-238, 338-376, 465-487, 488-494; Glorieux, Répertoire des maîtres en théologie de Paris zu XIIIe siècle (Paris, 1934), II, 108-109 [no. 319].; Doucet, Suppl., 137; Glorieux, `D'Alexandre de Halès à Pierre Auriol. La suite des maître franciscains de Paris au XIIIe siècle', AFH, 26 (1933), 264f, 270, 274; V. Doucet, `Notulae bibliographicae de Quibusdam Operibus fr. J. Pecham', Antonianum, 8 (1933), 323-326; G. Piana, `Le questioni inedite `De Glorificatione B.M.Virginis di Bartolomeo da Bologna', L`Archiginnasio, 33 (1938), 247-262; Idem, Studi Francescani, 13 (1941), 3ff; Idem, in: Bibliotheca Mariana Medii Aevi, IV (Sibenice-Rome, 9422), xix-xxii, 134ff; Idem, AFH, 46 (1953), 385-400; M. d'Alatri, L'Inquisizione francescana nell'Italia centrale nel secolo XIII (Rome, 1954), 143f; Albert Fries, `Eine Marienpredigt des Barthomomaus von Bologna O.F.M.', Franziskanische Studien, 35 (1953), 385-400; P. Glorieux, `Sermons universitaires (…)', RThAM, 16 (1949), 40-71; A. Fries, `Eine Marienpredigt des Bartholomäus von Bologna OFM', Franziskanische Studien 35 (1953), 385-400; P. Glorieux, `Nouvelle candidature pour le commentaire sur les Sentences de Paris Nat. Lat. 16407', Recherches de Théologie Anciènne et Médiévale, 22 (1955), 312-322; T. Käppeli, `Eine Prothemata-Sammlung aus Pariser Predigten des 13. Jahrhunderts in Cod. Ottob. Lat. 505', in: Miscellanea Giovanni Mercati, Studi e Testi, 122 (Vatican City, 1946), Vol. 2, 417ff; Idem, `Praedicator Monoculus. Sermons Parisiens de la fin du xiiie siècle', AFP, 27 (1957), 137; C. Piana, Chartularium, AF, 11 (1970), 4-6, no. 5; N. Manukyan, ‘The Role of Bartolomeo of Bologna's Sermonary in Medieval Armenian Literature', Museon 115 (1992), 321-325; Jòsef Lizun, La dottrina della luce in Bartolomeo da Bologna, O.Min (Rome, 1993); F.-X. Putallaz, Figures franciscaines. De Bonaventure à duns Scot, Initiations au Moyen Age (Paris, 1997), 155; L. Sileo & F. Zanatta, `I maestri di teologia della seconda metà del Duecento', in: Storia della teologia nel Medioevo, III: la teologia delle scuole, ed. G. d'Onofrio (Casale Monferrato, 1996), 26-27, 136; Józef Lizun,  ‘Bartlomiej z Bolonii’, in: Powszechna encyklopedia filozofii, 491-493..>> Check the CF Bib numbers!; Józef Lizun, ‘Bartlomieja z Bolonii (zm. Po 1294 r.) koncepcja iluminacji’, W Nurcie Franciskanskim 14 (2005), 205-221; Jósef Lizun, ‘ Poglady Bartlomieja z Bolonii jako przyklad ‘metafizyki swiatla’’, in: Filozofia franciszkanów, ed. Stanislaw Celestyn Napiorkówski & Edward Iwo Zielinski, 3 Vols., Biblioteka Instytutu Franciszkanskiego, 18 (Niepokalanów, 2005) I, 283-309

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Burquillis (Bartolomeo de Burquillos, d. 1638)

OFM. Spanish friar. Entered the order in the St. Gabriel province. Was sent to Mexico, where he worked as an inquisitorial preacher and as the confessor of the marquis of Geloès. At the request of Philip III, Bartolomeo departed for Japan, where he worked with Diego de Santa Catarina. Eventually, Bartolomeo was elected provincial minister of the Mexican San Diego province. Author.

editions

Constitutiones Provinciales una cum Privilegiis SS. Patrum (Mexico, 1696).

De Emptione et Venditione Argenti et Catenarum Auri>>>

De Contractibus Variis Indiarum Tractatus Duo>>>

Quaestiones Regulares>>>

De Justitia Indorum Liber I>>>

Apologeticum pro Authoritate Pro-regum>>>

literature

Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732) I, 184; AIA 6 (1916), 4-31; J. Goyens, ‘Barthélemy de Burquillos’, DHGE VI 988-989.  

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Bydgoszcz d. 1548

OMObs. Lexicographer.

editions

Slownik Bartlomieja z Bydgoszczy. Wersja polsko-lacinska, Czesc II: H-M. – Czesc III: N-Plec, ed. E. Kedelska, I. Kwilecka, A. Luczak (Warchaw, 2003-2005).> A Glossary on the works of Bartholomaeus.

literature

Studia Filologii Polskieji Slowianskiej, 25 (1989), 31-45 & 30 (1993), 59-67

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Castello (Bartolomeo Cordoni da Città di Castello, 1471-1535) beatus

OMObs & OFMCap. Born in Città di Castello as member of the noble Cordoni family. Studies in Florence under Poliziano, and thereafter (492) a member of the ‘magistratura dei Sedici’ in his town of birth. After the death of his wife Margherita di Guido de' Baldovini, with whom he had two daughters, he entered the Franciscan convent S. Maria degli Angeli (1504). Previously, from 1502 onwards, he was already involved in the Fraternita dei disciplinati di S. Sebastiano. After his religious formation, he became active as missionary in Marocco and Algeria. Between 1526 and 1530, he was back in Italy, trying to seek martyrdom by taking care of plague victims in Gubbio (1526) and Temi (1527-30). He left the Observants for the new Capuchin branch (one of the first disciples of Matteo da Bascio). Took part in the expedition of Charles V against North-African pirates, and died on the African coast (9 August, 1535). Venerated as confessor in Italy and in the order, who regards him as a beatus. Although Bartolomeo had been exposed to humanist literary and philosophical studies, partly under the apprenticeship of Angelo Poliziano, in Florence, he became in teh wake of his religious conversion very negative about all ‘mangiarie, cianciarie, berlengarie [=tables of games], truffarie, storie e novelle’ [cf. De Unione Anime cum supereminenti lumine (Perugia, 1538), f. 88v] as well as about the popular ficinian form of platonism and the related pia philosophia of Pica della Mirandola. Before Bartolomeo departed for Africa, he composed for the friars of the Monteripido friary (near Perugia) his spiritual treatise Dyalogo dell’unione spirituale de Dio con l’anima/De Unione Animae cum Supereminenti Lumine (partly in Latin, partly in Italian). It appeared in print after his death, in an edition made by his disciple Hilarius Pichi (Pico) in 1538. Another edition (1539) with an epilogue by Girolamo da Molfetta, an Observant friar who first became Capuccin and later (1542) transferred to Calvinism, aroused the suspicion of the ecclesiastical authorities. The book was placed on Roman Catholic Index on March 8, 1584, yet seems to have escaped the list of prohibited books issues by Clement VIII in 1596. The second edition of Bartolomeo’s work is included in a list of suspected or forbidden books from 1603 (made by the Magister Sacri Palatii). The same condemnation of this second edition is found in the Elenchus Librorum Omnium tum in Tridentino Clementinoque indice, tum in aliis omnibus sacrae Indicis Congregationis particularibus decretis hactenus prohibitorum from 1632 (the work of Maddaleno Capiferreus OP). Eventually, this second edition was placed on the official index of forbidden books issued by order of pope Alexander VII in 1664. Thereafter, this condemnation was repeated in every issue of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum until the last one, issued by Pius XI in 1929.

editions

Unione Animae cum Supereminenti Lumine, ed. Hilarius Pichi (Perugia: Girolamo Cartolaro, 1538); Unione Animae cum Supereminenti Lumine, ed. Hieronymus de Molfetta (Milan: Francesco e Innocentio da Cicognara, 1539). [It amounts to a predominantly Italian (!) dialogue between Divine Love, the soul (as spouse), and human reason. The work apparently is heavily indebted to the writings of Ubertino of Casala and Jacopone da Todi. The first seven chapters in particular provide a lengthy exposition on the character of Divine Love and its workings in man. The second part of the work deals with the roads towards union with the Divine (the roads of humility, faith, the Eucharist (and frequent communion), renunciation of self-love, and the help of infused grace). The third and last part of the work describes the workings of love in the soul that already has reached union with the Divine, which can be compared with the status of the blessed Heaven. There are some remarable parallels with the Mirror of Simple Souls of Marguarita Porete! See on this work in particular: Stanislao da Campagnola, ‘Bartolomeo Cordoni da Città di Castello e le due primi edizioni del suo ‘Dialogo’’, Boll. deput. Storia patria Umbria 80 (1983 [published 1985]), 89-152.]

literature

Giacomo Oddi, La Franceschina (Florence, 1932), V, Append. 456-473; Wadding, Annales Minorum, XVI Quaracchi, 1933³), ad annum 1535, p. 464; Wadding, Scriptores, 37; Sbaralea, Supplementum, I, 118; N. Santinelli, Il beato Bartolomeo Cordoni e le fonti della sua mistica (Città di Castello, 1930); A. Teetaert, ‘Barthélemy de Castello’, DHGE VI, 992-993; DSpir I, 1266-1267; Paola Zambelli, ‘Bartolomeo di Castello’, DBI 6 (1964), 707a-708b [nog checken]; P. Simoncelli, ‘Il ‘Dialogo dell’unione spirituale di Dio con l’anima’ tra alumbradismo spagnolo e prequietismo italiano’, Annuario dell’Istituto storico italiano per l’età moderna e contemporanea 29-30 (1977-1978), 600ff.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Chaimis (Bartolomeo Caimi, † ca. 1496, Milan)

OFMObs. Friar from Milan. Preacher and confessor, as well as commissioner of the Observant Milan province. Author of the popular Interrogatorium sive Confessionale (1474), organized according to the schemata of Antoninus of Florence and inspired by the Summa of Angelus Carleti de Chivasso OFM. The work gives exact definitions of sins. It was recommended to the clergy on the synods of Basel (1503) and Augsburg (1548).

manuscripts

Confessionale: a.o. Washington D.C., Holy Name College, no. 26; Vat. Palat. Lat. 713

editions:

Interrogatorium seu Confessionale (Milan, 1474/1478/ca. 1480/1482/Venice, 1480/1486/after 1500/Basel, ca. 1475/Strasbourg, 1476-8/Nuremberg, 1477/1480/1482/Mainz, 1478/s.l. 1482, together with the Manuale Sacerdotum by Herman de Schilditz/Heidelberg, ca. 1488/ca. 1490/Augsburg, 1491)

literature:

Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum, (ed. Quaracchi, 1911), 129; AFH 7 (1914), 110; Wadding, Annales Minorum XV (ed. Quaracchi, 1933), 144; Waddding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 37’ Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 119; DDCan II, 207-211; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke VI, 411-418, 830-846; DHGE XI, 226; Emanuelle Boaga, `Bartholomaeus de Chaimis', LThK, 2 (1994), 41.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Cherracio (Bartolomeo Charracio, fl. later 14th cent.)

Master of theology. Papally appointed visitator and reformer of the Franciscan convent of Avignon (see bulls of Gregory IX, 26 March 1374). Thereafter, the pope sent him to Constantinople, to argue the case for religious unification with the Byzantine Emperor and the orthodox clergy, and to organise European support for the Byzantines against the advancing Turcs. During his stay at Constantinople, Bartolomeo also campained for the improvement of the Latin Christians in Byzantine society. After his return from Constantinople, Bartolomeo once again was sent on an ambassadorial journey, this time to Queen Giovanna of Sicily, to ask for her military support against the Turcs. No extant works.

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum, ad an. 1374, n.1-5 & ad an. 1375, n. 1-2; Golubovich, Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della terra santa V, 200-202; Bullarium Franciscanum, ed. Eubel, VI, 530-531, 536-537, 538; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Barthélemy Charracio’, DHGE VI, 994.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Civitate Rodrigensis (Bartolomeo de Ciudad Rodrigo, d. 1448)

Bachelor of theology. Appointed bishop of Marocco after the death of Pero de San Cipriano. He probably was the bishop who accorded an indulgence of 40 days to the confraternity of Santo Domingo de Silos. Author?

manuscripts/editions

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literature 

A. Lopez, Memoria historica de los obispos de Marruecos desde el siglo XIII (Madrid, 1920), 80-81; C. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica (Munich, 1914) II, 186; A. Lambert, ‘Barthélemy de Ciudad Rodrigo’, DHGE VI, 1015.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Cothurno (Bartolomeo da Cucurno, d. 1386)

Cardinal of Genoa and cardinal preacher of St. Lawrence at Damaso (21 December 1381). Initially a staunch supporter of pope Urban VI, he became dissatisfied with the pope’s extravagance and church policies. Together with other cardinals involved with a conspiracy to subdue the pope, he was emprisoned by Urban VI at Nocera (11 January 1385). The pope had them tortured. When urban VI had to leave Nocera, due the pressure from the armies of the king of Naples, he took the insubordinate cardinals with him to Genoa, where he had them executed. No extant works.

literature

C. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica, 2nd Ed. (1913) I, 24, 43, 282; S. Baluze, Vitae Paparum Avenionensium, ed. G. Mollat (Paris, 1928) II, 472-473, 804, 806 & IV, 299-301; F. Baix, ‘Barthélemy de Cucurno’, DHGE VI, 1000-1001. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Colle (1421-1484)

OMObs. Born at Colle di Val d’'Elsa. Joined the Observant branch of the order while studying at the arts faculty of Perugia in 1440, influenced by the preaching of Giovanni da Capistrano. Studied at the Observant study house at the Monteripido convent (Perugia). In 1446, at the general chapter held at Rome under Givanni da Capistrano, Bartolomeo was elected guardian of the Aracoeli convent; a position he was to keep for three terms. Apostlic nuntius in 1455, in which function, Bartolomeo preached the crusade against the Turcs. Provincial vicar of the Candia vicariate and that of the Holy Land in 1458. In reality only administrator of the Candia Vicariate. Further crusade preaching rallies as apostolic preacher, full quadragesimal cycles and sermon rallies against usury and in support of the Monti di Pieta between 1459 and 1475. Elected guardian of the S. Lucchese convent near Poggibonsi in april of 1475. During these last years at S. Lucchese, Bartolomeo mad a full copy of Dante’s Comedia, adding comments and creating a more lengthy Latin commentary on the Paradiso part. Most of his sermons are lost.

manuscripts

Tractatus de Fide sive Explicatio Symboli Niceni/Credo (1461) Rome, BAV Vat. Lat. 7618 ff. 1r-359v (in this autograph manuscript, the text is followed by a thematical index on ff. 360r-366r, an index of citations on ff. 366r-368v and a set of incipits of pericopes taken from the works of Dante and Virgil on ff. 369r); Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.F.I ff. 17ra-44vb; Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale XII.F.40 ff. 139va-147va; Rome, BAV Urb. Lat. 626 ff. 1r [14r]-348v [361v] (in this manuscript following the treatise De Veritate et Firmitate Christiane Fidei of Bernardino da Siena on ff. 1-13 (Barolomeo’s Tractatus starts afresh with folio nr. 1). [Long learned catechistic manual/theology manual, containing a series of thematic explanations in sermon format for religious instruction of friars and educated lay people by preachers and confessors, dealing at length with God and His attributes, predestination, the condemnation of the damnes, the sins by which good men can be tempted, the spread of evil in the world, Divine mercy and justice, creation (describing heaven, earth, the visible reality and the realm of the angels), the fall of Lucifer, temptations, and the place of free will in the rational soul.  

Tractatus de Confessione: Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, Lat. 2713 ff. 17r-29v (autograph); Florence, Riccardiana  1637 ff. 50r-68v

Flores S. Hieronymi: Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale, Conv. Soppr. J.I.40; Metz, Bibl. Municip. 1267 (an. 1470), ff. 2r-213v; Oxford, Bodleian Canon. Lat. Script. Eccles. 161.

Flores S. Augustini: Rome, BAV Vat. Lat. 7643 (autograph manuscript).

Translation of the Divina Comedia: Rome, BAV Vat. Lat. 7566-7568 (autograph manuscript)

Flores S. Cipriano & Gregorii Magni: Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana 4086 (autograph manuscript)

Epistola Contra Iudeos: Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense 8 ff. 13r-30r (this same autograph manuscript contains Bartolomeo’s transcription of the Epistola ad Damasum of Pseudo Eusebius of Cremona (ff. 39r-78r), the Epistola ad Cyrillum of Pseudo Augustine (ff. 78v-85v), the Epistola ad beatum Augustinum de Mirabilibus Beati Jeronimi Doctoris Eximinii of Pseudo Cyrillus (ff. 86r-118v), the Epistola ad Marcellam de Urbe Recedendum of Jerome (f. 119r), the Legenda Minor of Bonaventure (ff. 134r-160r), an the Epistola ad Eremitas of Pseudo Augustine (ff. 161r-162v).

Sermones (only two of his sermons, held at Santa Croce in Florence in April 1474, and respectively dealing with the resurrection and with the Gospel of John, have survived in the form of schematic Italian reportations): Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana 1186 C f. 111rv.

Epistolae (some letters on financial matters in refined rhetorical style to Lorenzo de’Medici, written as guardian between May 1475 and April 1478): Archivio di Stato di Firenze, Mediceo avanti il Principato, XXXII, 207 (XXXII, 212); XXXII, 559 (XXXII, 567); XXII, 408 (XXII, 416).

editions

Latin Verses: AFH, 10 (1917), 252.

E. Mattone-Vezzi, Fra Bartolomeo da Colle commentatore della Divina Comedia. Notizie storiche col testo dantesco e commento (Siena, 1922). [Cf also the editions of the Dante commentaries of Giovanni da Serravalle]

literature

Cenci, Napoli, I, 529/30 & II, 909.>> Check de CF Bibl. numbers!; Marco Arosio, ‘Bartolomeo da Colle (1421-1484), predicatore dell’Osservanza francescana e dantista minore’, in AA.VV., Gli Ordini mendicanti in Val d’Elsa, Atti del convegno di studio Gli Ordini mendicanti in Val d’Elsa organizzato dalla Società Storica della Valdelsa. Colle Val d’Elsa, Teatro dei Varii; Poggibonsi, Convento di San Lucchese; San Gimignano, Biblioteca Comunale, 6-8 giugno 1996, Biblioteca della ‘Miscellanea Storica della Valdelsa’ 15 (Castelfiorentino, 1999 (2000)), 73-189; Arianna Terzi, ‘Lippi Bartolomeo (Bartolomeo da Colle)’, DBI 65, 186-189.

With thanks to Marco Arosio

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Cremona (fl. 1254)

Franciscan missionary and papal ambassador. First sent out (together with friar Thomas and John of Parma) to emperor John III. Later, he was the companion of William of Rubruck on a papal ambassadorial and missionary journey to the Great Khan of the Mongols in 1254. Due to a decline in his health, Bartolomeo was not able to return back to Europe and spent the rest of his life in China. He figures (not always in a very flattering way) in the travel account of William of Rubruck.

literature

Marcelino da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni francescane I, 457; Golubovich, Biblioteca bio-bibliografica delle Terra santa I, 103, 229, II, 388-389; Lemmens, Geschichte der Franziskanermissionen (Munster, 1929), 79; Van den Wyngaert, Sinica franciscana (Quaracchi, 1929) I, 247, 309-310; CF 7 p. 525, bib. 8, n. 1929, bib 11, n. 3811, 3852; DBI VI, 711-712; Soldi Fiorino, Undicesima ora. La missione di Bartolomeo da Cremona al Gran Khan di Karakorum nel 1254 (Cremona, 1954); Soldi Fiorino, ‘Fra Bartolomeo da Cremona, precursore di Marco Polo’, Frate Francesco, n.s. 2 (1955), 27-30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de la Verna (d. 1407)

CF 16-17, pp. 305, 310

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Feltre (Bellati, d. 1479)

OMConv. Studied theology at the studium generale of Bologna. Taught at this same studium as lector of theology ca. 1475. Strong defender of Scotist positions, and active preacher. Beforehand pontifical legate in Venice between 1471 and 1478. Defended in a public debate (Ferrara, 1477) the immaculate conception of Mary against the Dominican theologian Vincent Bandelli. Present at the general chapter of Perugia in 1478. CF 5, p. 701f; 26, p. 290; 34, p. 418; Bib. 8 n. 742

manuscripts and editions

Ianua Scoti: MS Uppsala UB C. 632 (an. 1470) ff. 10-73v.

De Immaculata Conceptionis V. Mariae, edited in: P. Bandello, Liber Recollectarius de Veritate Conceptionis B. Marie (Bologna, 1481), 100-109. [REF: DBI, VII, 614-6; ECATT., II, 1184; DHGE, VII, 827; Sbar., Suppl. I, 118]

In I-II Sent. Scoti: Liber Primus Lecturae Parisiensis, Sive Reportatorum Scoti (Bologna, 1478) [DHGE, VII, 827; Sbaralea, I, 118] >> Study: C. Piana, `Gli inizi e lo sviluppo dello scotismo a Bologna e nella regione romagnolo-flaminia', AFH, 40 (1947)>>; Opusculum in Secundum Librum Sententiarum Scoti (Venice, 1481) [REF: DBI, VII, 614-6; ECATT., II, 1184; DHGE, VII, 827; Sbar., Suppl. I, 118]

VIII Rationes, edited in: V. Bandelli De Singulari Puritate et Praerogativa Conceptionis Salvatoris Nostri Iesu Christi (Bologna, 1481), 102r-112v [REF: DBI, VII, 614-6; ECATT., II, 1184]

literature

Sbaralea, Suppl., I, 118; DBI, VII, 614-6; DHGE, VII, 827; ECATT., 1184; C. Piana, `Gli inizi e lo sviluppo dello scotismo (…)', AFH, 40 (1947), 55, 65f.; Idem, AFH, 47 (1954), 453

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Grassis (de Grosse, fl. 1371)

CF 2, p. 276; bib 8, n. 321. See for more information under Bartholomaeus Mediolanensis.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Villalba (Bartolomé de Villalba, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFM. Friar from the Castilia province.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 487-488; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 190 (no. 870).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Villanova (Bartolomé de Villanueva, fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFM. Preacher and provincial of the Santa Cruz province, Caracas.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 488-489; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 191 (no. 871).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Durandus (Bartélemy Durand, fl. late seventeenth cent.)

OFMObs. French friar from the Saint-Louis province. Scotist.

editions

Clypeus Scotisticae Theologiae Contra Novos Eius Impugnatores (Marseille, 1685; 1700; Venice, 1709; 1746).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Garcia (Bartolomé García, fl. 1670)

OFM. Preacher in the Aragon province.

literature

AIA 22 (1962), 281-282; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, no. 4101; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 119 (no. 341).

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus García (Bartholomé García, d. 1767)

Spanish friar and missionary originating from Valencia (Spain). Travelled to New Spain, where he became a member of the Holy Cross Mission station and college at Querétaro, Mexico around 1743. He remained there for a number of years. Yet in 1750, he is found in the Candelaria mission (Texas), and a year later he is active in San Antonio de Valero (Texas). Five years later, in 1756, he is working in the San Francisco de la Espada mission. There he dies on 9 July 1767. In 1760 he published his Manual para administrar los santos sacramentos. At that very moment in time, he might have returned for several years to Querétaro, for he took part in the guardian election there of 29 January 1763, and was for a while counsellor of the elected official. Shortly before his death, he probably had returned to San Francisco de la Espada.

editions

Manual para administrar los santos sacramentos de penitencia, eucharistía, extrema-unción y matrimonio; dar gracias a Dios después de comulgar y ayudar a bien morir a los indios de las naciones pajalates, orejones, pacaos, tilijayas, alasapas, pausanes, y otras muchas diferentes que se hallan en las Missiones del Rio de San Antonio y Rio Grande pertenecientes a el Colegio de la Santissima Cruz de la Ciudad de Querétaro, como son: los pacuaches, mescales, pampopas, tácames, chayopines, venados, pamaques, y toda la juventud de pihuiques por el P. Fr. Bartholomé García, predicator apostólico y actual missionero de la Mission de N.S.P.S. Francisco de dicho Colegio, y Rio de San Antonio, en la Provincia de Texas. Impresso con las licencias necessarias en le imprenta de los herederos de Doña María de Rivera en la calle de San Barnardo y esquina de la Plaza de el Volador (1760). Cf. J.T. Medina, La imprenta en México (Sevilla, 1893) V, no. 4621. It is a bilingual work, with Spanish in one column and a local language in the other column, with explanatory Latin expressions in the margin. The text of this work was reproduced in Nicolás León, Bibliografía Mexicana (Mexico, 1926), Volume V.

literature

 J.T. Medina, La imprenta en México (Sevilla, 1893) V, no. 4621; L. Gómez Canedo, ‘García’. DHGE XIX, 1170-1171.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Escarrer (Bartolomé Escarrer, d. 1784)

Observant friar from Porreras. Lector of theology in the San Francisco de Asis friary of Palma, custos and provincial definitor. he also was a respected Lenten preacher. He allegedly wrote in or before 1767 a Poema dramático de San Buenaventura y Santo Tomas de Aquino, which in the nineteenth century was kept in the archive of the Los Angeles confraternity of Palma.

literature

Biblioteca de Autores Baleares, ed. Joaquin María Bover (Palma: P.J. Gelabert, 1868) I, 258 (no. 372).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Fontius (Bartolomeo Fonzio, 1502-1562)

OFMConv. and later ‘Lutheran‘ heteric. Born in Venice in 1502, he entered the Conventual Franciscans at an early age. Received a thorough theological and also humanist education in the order and became a respected lector and preacher. As early as 1528, he preached doctrines that were considered Lutheran. Three years later in 1531, the authorities ordered him to be arrested. With the help of several high placed Venetians, he was able to escape and to find refuge in Germany. He lived and worked in several German cities, such as Augsburg, Ulm, Nuremberg, Basel, Konstanz and Strasbourg. In this period, he became better acquainted with Lutheran positions, and he translated into Italian Luther’s appeal to the Princes of the German nation, which found significant circulation in the Venetian regions in and afetr 1534. In Strasbourg Bartolomeo also became acquainted with Bucer and with Zwinglian doctrines. He still considered himself to be a Catholic, however, and in 1533, he returned to Venice, hoping to help bring about a reconciliation between the parties. Bartolomeo was no longer living in a Franciscan community (he might already have been disavowed by 1531), but in a house of his own, where he began to hold religious gatherings in 1537. Following accusations of Lutheranism, Bartolomeo moved to Rome, where he was arrested at the instigation of the Pope Paul III, who ordered an inquisitorial investigation, but this did not lead to a conviction. In this context, Bartolomeo redacted a first version of his Fidei et doctrinae ratio, consisting of 175 thesis. He was released and lived and worked for a while in Aquila (1537-1541). He worked in the Farfa monastery on his catechism, and later worked in Modena (1544, where he took part in the discussions of the Accademia modenese, which had been founded by the medic and humanist Giovanni Grillenzoni, pupil of Pietro Pomponazzi), the Marches, again in Rome (1546-1547) and Padua (1548). By 1551 he was a school master in Cittadella, a position he more or less kept for seven years, also teaching Scripture. Gradually, the accusations of heresy became stronger. He fled and for a short while and led an ambulatory life. Yet he returned to Cittadella and, on May 27, 1558, he was arrested in or near his school, transferred to Venice, and handed over to the inquisition. The inquisition found 44 heretical passages in his writings, and he was interrogated repeatedly. He remained in prison for four years. Notwithstanding attempts by a faction of the venetian Senate to have him released, Bartolomeo was condemned to death on June 26, 1562. In this context, Bartolomeo created the second version of his Fidei et doctrinae ratio. The condemnation ordered him to be strangled in his celle and thereafter to be burned in public. To avoid public protests, the authorities of Venice decided to drown him at night with a heavy stone around his neck in the lagoon.

editions

Italian translation of Luther's appeal to the German princes (1520): Appello alla nobiltà cristiana di nazione tedesca (1534), which circulated widely in Venice and its neighbourhood.

Instruttione fanciulesca cerca le cose della religione nomata altrimenti con vocabulo greco Cathechismo (1546-47). This is a catechism. It has been edited in Olivieri (1967), 362-368.

Epistola Camilli Cautii ad Bernardinum Scardeonium detta anche Apologia (1557). See for the edition Olivieri (1966-67), 499-535.

Fidei et doctrinae Bartolomei Fontii ratio. 284 Latin theses, written during his final weeks in prison in Venice, before his execution, was based on an earlier defense against inquisitorial accusations against him from 1540, and dealt in an Augustinian fashion with predestination, justification, the nature of the sacraments as signifyers of grace, and a plea for a universal restoration of Christianity along more ecumenical lines, expressing the hope that the Council of Trent would move in that direction instead of fostering division and a punitive atmosphere. The text has been edited in Olivieri (1967), 368-452.

literature

Achille Olivieri, ‘Una polemica ereticale nella Padova del Cinquecento: l‘"Epistola Camilli Cautii ad Bernardinum Scardonium" di Bartolomeo Fonzio‘, Atti dell‘Istituto veneto di scienze, lettere ed arti 225 (1966-67), 489-535 (with on pp. 499-535 the edition of the letter); Achille Olivieri, ‘Il "Cathechismo" e la "Fidei et doctrinae … ratio" di Bartolomeo Fonzio, eretico veneziano del Cinquecento‘, Studi veneziani 9 (1967), 339-452 (edition of the Catechism on pp. 362-368 and of the Fidei et doctrinae Bartolomei Fontii ratio on pp. 368-452); Achille Olivieri, ‘"Ortodossia" ed "eresia" in Bartolomeo Fonzio‘, Bollettino della Società di studi valdesi 128 (1970), 39-55Gigliola Fragnito, ‘Fonzio, Bartolomeo‘, DBI 48 (1997); Jurij Bardini, ‘Quella maledetta nidiata. Frati minori conventuali perseguiti per eresia agli inizi del Cinquecento‘, Il Santo 47 (2007), 451-480; Daniele Santarelli, ‘Bartolomeo Fonzio‘, in: Ereticopedia, www.ereticopedia.org/bartolomeo-fonzio [consulted on June 1st, 2014]; ‘Fonzio, Bartolomeo (1502-1562)‘, in: Dizionario del pensiero cristiano alternativo, http://www.eresie.it/it/Fonzio.htm [consulted on June 1st, 2014]

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Fornesius (Bartolomeo Fornés, 1691-1788)

Observant friar from Palma de Mallorca. Joined the Franciscans at the age of 18 in the San Francisco de Asis friary of Palma. Went through the order's school and college programs and studied theology at Mainz and Salamanca. Taught theology at the latter and obtained a reputation as theologian and apostolic preacher. Known specialist in the work of Ramon Llull. Died in the San Francisco de Asis friary of Palma on November 18, 1788 at the age of 97.

editions

Liber apologeticus artis magnae B. Raymondi Lullii doctoris illuminati (...) (Salamanca: Nicolaus Josephus Villargordo, 1746). A second, much enlarged revised two-volume edition was prepared but apparently never saw the printing press.

Sermon de iluminado y mártir de Jesucristo el B. Raymundo Lulio, predicado el dia 25 de enero de 1774 (...) (Palma: Sarrá, s.a.). This sermon apparently led to trouble and Fornés was temporarily transferred to another friary.

Libro de oro en que se dan armas defensivas para todo cuanto se objete al culto inmemorial, doctrina y martirio del illuminado Dr. y martir el B. Raymundo Lulio, en ocasion de haber salido en 1761 un libelo infamatorio contra el Santo MS?

Respuesta al libelo infamatorio de la Santidad, martirio, doctrina y culto del inclito martir de Cristo y Dr. iluminado el B. Raymundo Lulio (...) MS?

literature

Biblioteca de Autores Baleares, ed. Joaquin María Bover (Palma: P.J. Gelabert, 1868) I, 309f (no. 474).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Gaius (Bartolomaeo Gay, ca. 1340-ca. 1410)

Italian friar from Perugia, preacher and bishop of Limassol (Cyprus).  Lector of philosophy and theology in the Franciscan studia network, as well as a renowned preacher active throughout the Italian peninsula in the 1360s and 1370s. In a papal document from 30 July 1379, he appears as a legate/negociator for pope Urban VI in a diplomatic mission to Perugia. In October 1384, the Franciscan bishop of Sarsina (Romagna), Marco da Montefalco, asks him to govern his diocese in his absence as general vicar. On 15 October 1390, pope Boniface IX appoints Bartolomeo to the see of Limassol on Cyprus (BF VII, no. 37). As bishop of Limassol, he can be traced in Perugia in August 1399, and in October 1400, when Boniface IX authorizes him to excommunicate people who had illegally appropriated possessions pertaining to the Benedictine San Pietro monastery at Perugia. Bartolomeo’s successor as bishop of Limassol was appointed on 30 may 1411, hence Bartolomeo is likely to have died some time beforehand. Bartolomeo apparently left behind a large number of sermons for Advent, Lent and the feasts of Saints, as well as philosophical and theological works, the whereabouts of which have not yet been traced.

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum I (ed. Rome, 1908), 120; Eubel, Hierachia I, 368; Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della Terra Santa e dell’Oriente francescano, ed. Golubovich (Quaracchi, 1927) V, 278-280; Mostra documentaria e iconografica dell’abbazia benedettina di S. Pietro in Perugia, Catalogo (Perugia, 1966), 20-21 (no. 56);  Claude Schmitt, ‘Gai ou Gay’, DHGE XIX, 664; >>>

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Garcia de Escanuela (Bartolomé García de Escañuela, d. 1684)

OFM. Member of the Granada province. Bishop of Puerto Rico and Durango (Mexico)

literature

AIA 25 (1926), 209-210; AIA 5 (1945), 221; AIA 15 (1955), 257; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 4314-4321, 6150; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 119-120 (no. 349).

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Guisculus (fl. 13th cent.)

CF 11, p. 319; 35, p. 436; Fabio Troncarelli, ‘‘Ke la malonta ve don Dé’. Herneis le Romanceur, Bartolomeo Guiscolo e lo scandalo dell’‘Evangelium aeternum’’, Quaderni Medievali 51 (2001), 6-34.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Luxemburgensis (fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Missionary in Louisiana (America) in 1751. Author?

literature

P. Hildebrand, ‘Barthélemy de Luxembourg’, DHGE VI, 1013.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Jano (Bartolomeo da Giano/de Abano/dBartolomeo Apona, d. 1483) beatus

Friar from Giano (Yano) in the Spoleto diocese. Entered the Conventuals and went through the order’s degree programme, to become master of theology. Went over to the Observants, following the example of Bernardin of Siena. Preached social peace in Foligno (ca. 1435) and many other Italian towns. Also preached in Greece and the Near East, where he became a propagandist for church unification under the aegis of Rome. Active as the papal ambassador in Constantinople (together with Albert of Sarteano, John of Capistran and some other friars) to establish a union with the Greek church. Present at the eucumenical meetings held to this purpose at Constantinople-Venice, 1437-38 and Ferrara-Florence, 1438-41. Between 1441-45 active in Constantinople, where he constructed a Franciscan convent and became general vicar for the Eastern province of the Observant order. Probably spent his last years in Perugia (S. Francesco del Monte).

manuscripts/editions

Epistola de Crudelitate Turcorum: MS Venice, S. Michele di Murano 1130. Edited in: Migne, PG, CLVIII, 1055-68; Orbis Seraphicus, Historia de Tribus Ordinibus, ed. De Gubernatis (Quaracchi, 1886), 837-841.

Littera, surviving in French on the sufferings of Christians under Ottoman rule, directed at the prior of the S. John convent at Jerusalem: Paris, BN, Manuscr. Franç. 1278, edited in: Anchiennes chroniques del Wavrin, ed. Dupont, Anciennes chroniques d'Angleterre, II (Paris, 1931), 196.

Sermones>> mentioned by Mariano of Florence

Summa Casuum Conscientiae (Seu Interrogatorium pro Confessione) [?], mentioned by Mariano of Florence. Might be (as Teetaert assumes) the work of Bartholomew of Milan.

literature

Bernardino dell'Aquila, Chronica fratrum minorum observantiae, ed. L. Lemmens (Rome, 1902), 17ff; Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum FF. Minorum , in AFH, 3 (1910), 710-715 & 4 (1911), 128; Marco of Lissabon, Delle croniche de' frati minori del serafico p.s. Francesco, traduz. Ital. (Venice, 1612), III, 30; Fabricius, I, 182; Wadding, Annales, XIV, 405 etc. [ad an. 1426, n. 12; ad an. 1441, n. 34; ad an. 1444, n. 47); Wadding, Scriptores, 37, 39-49; Sbaralea, Supplementum, I, 112, 117, 121, 126; Zawart, 325; J. Goyens, ‘Berthélemy de Giano’, DHGE VI, 1005; >CF 5, p. 701f; 8, p. 453; Bib. 6, n. 330; LMA, I, 1495; DBI, VI, 723-724; G. Hofmann, in: Orient. Christiana Period., 5 (1939), 155f; A. du Monstier, Martyr. Franciscanum (Vicenza, 1939); Idem, Martirologo francescano (Vatican City, 1946), 243; A. Ghinato, `Apostolato religioso e sociale in S. Giacomo della Marca a Terni', AFH, 49 (1956), 121; Teetaert, Dict. du droit canon., II, 212-213.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Letona (Bartolomé de Letona, fl. c. 1660)

OFM. Member of the Cantabria province. Missionary in the Santo Evangelio province in Mexico.

literature

AIA 28 (1927), 41-43; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 138 (no. 494).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Mainardis (fl. 1380)

CF Bib. 11 n. 3461

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Malacria (d. 1316)

Friar from Pisa, where he entered the order. Provincial of Tuscany. Bishop of Ampurias between 1301 and 1316. No works extant.

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum VI (Rome, 1733), 4 & IX (Rome, 1734), 191; C. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica (1898) I, 86; L. Jadin, ‘Barthélemy de Malagrue, Malacria ou Malaga’, DHGE VI, 974-975

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Middelburg (Bartholomaeus Adriaensz, 1484-1564)

Friar from Midelburg (Zeeland, the Low Countries). Worked as a trader until the age of thirty. Then entered the arts faculty at the university of Louvain. Became master of arts. Took the Franciscan habit at Amsterdam in 1516, and returned to Louvain to study theology. Was ordained priest in 1517. In 1532, he is found preaching in Brussels. In 1540, he was in Utrecht, and in 1551 he was preaching in Amsterdam, He was sent back to that town in 1556 by his provincial Matthias Weynssen, to preach against the Anabaptists. In 1564, he still preached during Lent at Utrecht, yet he died on 11 April of that year. His reputation  as an anti-heretical preacher was very great. All his sermons (Sermones de Adventu, Sermones Quadragesimales, Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis) were gathered after his death into seven foliants. Their fate is unknown.

manuscripts

Sermoen (Dutch): Brussels, Archives des Hospices Civils H. 1570 f. 6 (‘Hier volghen sommige pointkens ghenomen ut een sermoon dwelck den eerweerdighen heer Bruer Bartholomeus, toen tertyd minnebruer in Zeelandt die hier voormaels gardiaen van Bruessel hier in ons godshuys van der Cameren preekte den xi dach van september XVclxj’)

Epistola: MS Brussels, Royal Library 2647 ff. 174-178.

literature

S. Breitfeld, ‘P. Bartholomaeus van Middelburg’, Archief van het Bisdom van Utrecht, 28 (1902), 301-315; S. Dirks, Histoire littéraire et bibliographique des frères mineurs (Antwerp, 1885), 40-41;  W. Schmitz, Het aandeel der minderbroeders, 97-98; J. Goyens, ‘Barthélemy de Middelbourg’, DHGE VI, 1016; Nieuw Nederlandsche Biographie III, 859; Archief van het Aartsbisdom Utrecht 28 (1902), 301-315; OGE 5 (1931), 471-485

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Molina (Bartolomé de Molina, fl. ca. 1500)

Franciscan friar and bachelor of theology.

editions

Arte del canto llano. Lux videnti (Valladolid: Diego de Gumiel, 1503)/Valladolid: Diego de Gumiel 1506).

literature

Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, ed. José Simón Díaz XV (Madrid: Editorial CSIC, 1992) XV, 110 (nos. 839 & 840).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Molina (Bartolomé de Molina, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province.

editions

Breve tratado de las Virtudes de don Iuan García Alvarez de Toledo, Monroy, y Ayala, Quinto Conde de Oropesa, y Deleytosa (Madrid: Viuda de Cosme Delgado, 1621).

literature

AIA 22 (1962), 312-313; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 149 (no. 580).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Monte (Bartolomeo Maria dal Monte, d. 1778)

OFS>>>>

literature 

Luciana Maria Mirri, ‘Il metodo missionario di s. Leonardo da Porto Maurizio, del b. Bartolomeo Dal Monte e di s. Elia Facchini’, Vita Minorum 60 (2000), 226-244.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus della Pergola (Bartolomeo Golfi, fl. ca. 1530-1563)

OFMConv. Entered the order at a young age and received a thorough theological education. Active as preacher, order administrator (elected provincial of the Marca province in 1536) and inquisitor (1535, also in the March of Ancona). Around 1540, he was in Southern Italy, where he became acquainted with Valdensian factions, where he preached during Lent 1540, and entered in discussions with Valdensian spokesmen, such as Andrea Ghetti da Volterra. Later in the same year, he was made leading lector/rector of the Franciscan conventual studium of Ferrara, and he obtained the title of master of theology at Bologna in 1543. Preached during Lent 1543 and 1544 at Modena (at the request of Cardinal Morone) and there he came to the attention of the inquisition. He was forced to retract a number of positions on June 15 & 15, 1544, and was forbidden to preach. Bertolomeo retired to the Pergola friary. In time, Bartolomeo tried to convince the ecclesiastical authorities that he was again fully orthodox. But a request to be re-instated as a preacher led to a renewed arrest and he found himself in the inquisitorial prison in Ripetta and later in Pergola between 1556 and 1562. He was finally released in January 1562 and allowed to participate in the Council of Trent in 1562-63.

literature

C. Corvisieri, ‘Compendio dei processi del Sant& Uffizio di Roma da Paolo III a Paolo IV‘,Arch. d. Soc. romana di storia Patria 3 (1880), 271f, 275, 290, 454f, 459; G. Buschbell, Reformation und Inquisition in Italien um die Mitte des XVI. Jahrhunderts (Paderborn, 1910), 208f, 315ff; Luigi Carcereri, Riforma e Inquisizione nel Ducato d‘Urbino verso la metà nel sec. XVI (Verona, 1911), 13-20; Ludwig Freiherr von Pastor, Storia dei papi dalla fine del Medio Evo. Compilata col sussidio dell'Archivio segreto pontificio di molti altri archivi, trans. Pio Cenci, 16 Vols. (Rome: Desclée, 1912-1934) VI, 654-658; Matteo Al Kalak, ‘Della Pergola, Bartolomeo‘, DSI III, 1193; Antonio Rotondò, ‘Bartolomeo della Pergola’, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani VI (1964); Cesare Bianco, ‘Bartolomeo della Pergola e la sua predicazione eterodossa a Modena nel 1544‘, Bollettino della Società di Studi Valdesi 151 (1982), 3-49; Massimo Firpo & Dario Marcatto, Il processo inquisitoriale del cardinal Giovanni Morone. Nuova edizione critica, 2 Vols. (Rome: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2011) II, 318-321; Daniele Santarelli, ‘Bartolomeo Golfi della Pergola‘, Ereticopedia (2013), in: http://www.ereticopedia.org/bartolomeo-della-pergola [consulted on June 1st, 2014].

 

 

 

 

Bartholomeus de Petroio (Brandano, 1488-after 1539)

OFMObs. >>

literature

Diz. Biogr. Ital., VI, 752.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Mascara (de Padova/de Sancto Andrea, fl. 1302)

Inquisitor. CF 5, p. 191f, 611-20; 13, p. 344; 22, p. 232; 30, p. 413, 483; 34, p. 173, 183

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Mastrius de Meldola (Mastrio, 1602-1673)

OFMConv. Published several Scotist compilations>>> to be continued

editions

Philosophia ad Mentem Scoti Cursus Integer (Venice, 1678) [Earlier editions of parts of this work: Venice, 1637& 1647

Scotus et Scotistae Bellutus et Mastrius Expurgati a Probrosis Querelis Ferchialis (1650).

Disputationes Theologicae in Quattuor Libros Sententiarum  (Venice, 1675 [Written and first published between 1655-1664]

Theologia Moralis (Venice, 1671).

More information will follow soon.

See also Marco Forlevi's research on the various editions of his works

literature

B. de Armellada, El problema del sobrenatural en la Escuela Escotista del siglo XVII, in De doctrina… cit., IV, pp. 727-820; O. Becker, Die Gnadenlehre des Duns Scotus nach den Theologischen Disputationen des Bartholomaeus Mastrius, Druck und Verlag Fritz Nohr und Söhne K.-G., Oberlahnstein 1949; Fr. Bottin, L’opera logica di Giacomo Zabarella e gli scotisti padovani del XVII secolo, in Regnum... cit., II, pp. 283-288; B. A. Brown, The numerical distinction of sins according to the franciscan school of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, (Studies in sacred theology, Second series, 10), The Catholic University of America Press, Washington D.C., 1948; E. Caruso, Pedro Hurtado de Mendoza e la rinascita del nominalismo nella Scolastica del Seicento, (Pubblicazioni del "Centro di studi del pensiero filosofico del cinquecento e del seicento in relazione ai problemi della scienza" del Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche, Serie I, 15), La nuova Italia editrice, Firenze 1979; L. Conti, L’"univocatio" della concezione aristotelica dell’essere in Bartolomeo Mastri, in Regnum… cit., II, pp. 331-335; J. Coombs, The possibility of created entities in seventeenth-century scotism, in "The philosophical quarterly", 43 (1993), pp. 447-457; Fr. Costa, Bonaventura Belluto e le scienze fisico-astronomiche nel "De coelo et metheoris", in Storia e cultura… cit., pp. 313-323; Fr. Costa, Il p. Bonaventura Belluto, OFMConv (1603-1676), in "Miscellanea francescana", 73 (1973), pp. 81-136.387-437; 76 (1976), pp. 125-208; Fr. Costa, Motivi filosofici nel dissenso tra lo scotista B. Belluto e Scoto in merito alla "somma" grazia di Cristo, in Regnum… cit., II, pp. 113-133; De doctrina Ioannis Duns Scoti. Acta congressus scotistici internationalis Oxonii et Edimburgi 11-17 septembris 1966 celebrati, a cura della Commissione scotistica, IV Scotismus decursu saeculorum, (Studia scholastico-scotistica, 4), Commissione scotistica, Romae 1968; P. Di Vona, I concetti trascendenti in Sebastiàn Izquierdo e nella scolastica del Seicento, (Libertà della mente, 3), Loffredo editore, Napoli 1994; P. Di Vona, Studi sulla scolastica della controriforma. L’esistenza e la sua distinzione metafisica dall’essenza, (Pubblicazioni della facoltà di lettere e filosofia dell’Università di Milano, 48; Sezione a cura dell’Istituto di storia della filosofia, 14), La nuova Italia editrice, Firenze 1968; P. Di Vona, Studi sull’ontologia di Spinoza, II "Res" ed "ens" – La necessità – Le divisioni dell’essere, La nuova Italia editrice, Firenze 1969; M. Forlivesi, Bartolomeo Mastri OFMConv (1602-1673) e il suo tempo, pro manuscripto, Bologna 1997 (copia depositata presso la Biblioteca del Convento di S. Francesco di Bologna; in attesa di pubblicazione); M. Forlivesi, L’ontologia di Bartolomeo Mastri nelle "Disputationes in XII libros methaphysicorum", diss. dott. Università cattolica di Milano 1999; B. Jansen, Zur Philosophie der Skotisten des 17 Jahrunderts, in "Franziskanische Studien", 23 (1936), pp. 28-58.150-175; S. E. Klöckner, Die Lehre vom ewigen Gesetz bei Bartholomäus Mastrius von Meldola. Die Prinzipien der lex aeterna, (Franziskanische Forschungen, 18), Dietrich-Coelde-Verlag, Werl/Westfalia 1964; S. Knuuttila, Duns Scotus and the foundations of logical modalities, in John… cit., pp. 127-143; Th. Kobusch, Das Seiende als transzendentaler oder supertranzendentaler Begriff. Deutungen der Univozität des Begriff bei Scotus und den Scotisten, in John… cit., pp. 345-366; Ch. H. Lohr, Metaphysics, in The Cambridge history of Renaissance philosophy, a cura di Ch. B. Schmitt, Q. Skinner, E. Kessler, J. Kraie, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 1988, pp. 537-638; H. de Lubac, Augustinisme et théologie moderne, (Théologie, 63), Aubier, Paris 1965; C. Natali, La metafisica e i limiti della teologia naturale in Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673), in Regnum… cit., II, pp. 321-29; F. Ossanna, Bartolomeo Mastrio OFMConv. (1602-1673) teologo dell’Incarnazione, diss. Pontificia facoltà teologica "S. Bonaventura", Roma 1950; G. Panteghini, La teologia speculativa al Santo dal Concilio di Trento al secolo XX, in Storia e cultura… cit., pp. 415-483; Ang. Poppi, La tradizione biblica al Santo, in Storia e cultura… cit., pp. 369-413; Ant. Poppi, Il contributo dei formalisti padovani al problema delle distinzioni, in Problemi… cit., pp. 601-790;Ant. Poppi, La natura della logica negli scotisti padovani del Seicento, in Storia e cultura… cit., pp. 539-546; Ant. Poppi, L’articolazione delle scienze nei commenti aristotelici degli scotisti padovani del Seicento, in Idem, La filosofia nello studio francescano del Santo a Padova, (Centro studi antoniani, 12), Centro studi antoniani, Padova 1989, pp. 169-178; Problemi e figure della scuola scotista del Santo, (Pubblicazioni della Provincia patavina dei frati Minori conventuali, 5), Edizioni Messaggero - Basilica del Santo, Padova 1966; Regnum hominis et regnum Dei. Acta quarti congressus scotistici internationalis. Patavii, 24-29 septembris 1976, a cura di C. Bérubé, I Sectio generalis, (Studia scholastico-scotistica, 6) e II Sectio specialis. La tradizione scotista veneto-padovana, (Studia scholastico-scotistica, 7), Societas internationalis scotistica, Romae 1978; V. Rodriguez, ‘El ser que es objeto de la metafisica segun la interpretacion tomista clasica’, Estudios filosóficos 14 (1965), pp. 283-312.461-492; A. L. Santoro, Saggio sulla filosofia di Bartolomeo Mastrio, Diss. Università cattolica di Milano, anno acc. 1943/44; P. Scapin, ‘La metafisica scotista a Padova dal XV al XVII secolo’, in: Storia e cultura… cit., pp. 485-538; P. Scapin, ‘Necessità e contingenza in Mastri-Belluti’, in: Problemi… cit., pp. 791-822; St. Sousedík, ‘Der Streit um den wahren Sinn der scotischen Possibilienlehre’, in: John… cit., pp. 191-204; Cr. Squarise, Il concetto di coscienza nella teologia morale di Bartolomeo Mastri, in Storia e cultura… cit., pp. 325-336;L. Thorndike, A history of magic and experimental science, VII-VIII The seventeenth century, VII, Columbia University press, New York 1958; Jacob Schmutz, ‘Mastri da Meldola Bartolomeo’, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon XVII, 905-909; Bernardino de Armellada‚ ‘El sobrenatural. Visión místico-escotista de Bartolomé Barbieri’, Naturalezza y Gracia  45 (1998), 333-358; Faustino Ossanna, ‘Le conseguenze dell’unione ipostatica secondo Bartolomeo Mastri OFMConv.’, Miscellanea Franciscana 100 (2000), 532-582; Faustino Ossanna, ‘L’incarnazione del Verbo nel pensiero di Bartolomeo Mastri OFMConv.’, Misc. Franc. 100 (2000), 93-136; Tobias Hoffmann, Creatura intellecta. Die Ideen und Possibilien bei Duns Scotus mit Ausblick auf Franz von Mayronis, Poncius und Mastrius, Beiträge zur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters. Neue Folge, 60 (Münster: Aschendorff Verlag, 2000) [cf. review in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 386f]; Faustino Ossana, ‘I motivi dell’unione ipostatica in Bartolomeo Mastri OFMConv (1602-1673), Miscellanea Francescana 1011 (2001), 196-224; Marco Forlivesi, ‘Scotistarum princeps’. Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673) e il suo tempo, Fonti e studi francescani, 11, Studi 1 (Padua, 2002) [cf. review in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 738ff.; AFH 98 (2005), 840-841]; Miscellanea Francescana 103 (2003), 814-818]; Marco Forlivesi, Bartolomeo Mastri da Meldola (1602-1673) ‘riformatore’ dell’Accademia degli Imperfetti (Meldola: Accademia degli Imperfetti di Meldola, 2002) [cf. review in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 743f]; Tullio Faustino Ossanna, Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673) OFMConv. Teologo dell’Incarnazione, I Maestri francescani, 12 (Rome, 2002) [cf. review in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 741ff]; Marco Forlivesi, ‘La distinction entre concept formel et concept objectif: Suárez, Pasqualigo, Mastri’, Études Philosophiques 1 (2002), 3-30; Paul-Richard Blum, ‘La métaphysique comme théologie naturelle: Bartolomeo Mastri’, Études Philosophiques 57 (2002), 31-47; Francesco Costa, ‘‘Maculista’ Bartolomeo Mastri da Meldola (d. 1673), OFMConv. ‘Principe degli scotisti’?’, Miscellanea Francescana 102 (2002), 72-83; Bernardino de Armellada, ‘Gracia santificante y aceptación divina según Bartolomé Mastri, ofmconv’, Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 251-271; Rem in seipsa cernere. Saggi sul pensiero filosofico di Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673). Atti del Convegno di studi sul pensiero filosofico di Bartolomeo Mastri da Mendola (1602-1673), ed. Marco Forlivesi, Subsidia Mediaevalia Patavina, 8 (Padua: Il Poligrafo, 2006) [An important volume with a large number of interesting essays]; Norman Wells, ‘Masrius on ‘Esse cognitum’’, in: ‘Laudemus viros gloriosos'. Essays in Honor of Armand Maurer, CS, ed. R. E. Houser (Notre Dame IN: U. of Notre Dame Press, 2007), 327-361; Daniel D. Novotny, ‘Forty-Two years after Suárez: Mastri and Belluto’s development of he ‘classical’ theory of ‘entia rationis”, Quaestio 8 (2008 [2009]), 473-498; Paolo Falzone, ‘Mastri, Bartolomeo’, DBI 72 (2009), 38-41; Claus A. Andersen, ‘Intuitive and abstractive cognition, “praecisiones obiectivae“, and the Formal Distinction in Mastri and Belluto and later scotist authors’, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 108:1-2 (2015), 183-247; Claus A. Andersen, Metaphysik im Barockscotismus: Untersuchungen zum Metaphysikwerk des Bartholomaeus Mastrius. Mit Dokumentation der Metaphysik in der scotistischen Tradition ca. 1620-1750 (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2016).

With many thanks to dr. Marco Forlivesi of Milan, Italy.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Mediolanensis (Bartholomaeus de Grassis/de Breda, fl. ca. 1371)

Magister of theology in Bologna in 1371. According to Sbaralea the author of a Summa de Casibus.

manuscripts

Summula Fratris Bartholomaei Mediolanensis de Testamentis Faciendis: Paris BN Nouv. Aqc. Lat. 1905 ff. 145v [See: Pergamo AFH 27 (1934) 14; H. Omont, Nouvelles acquisitions du département des manuscrits de la Bibliothèque Nationale pendant les années 1905-1906. Bibiothèque de l'École des Chartes 68 (1907) 30.]

Interrogatorium seu Confessionale/Summa de Casibus secundum fr. Bartholomaeum:  Assisi Com. 645 ff. 130r-159v. [Inc.: Et primo. de peccatis que ad episcopum debet mitti.; Expl.: Explicit summa de casibus secundum Fratrem Bartholomaeum Mediolanensem de ord. fr. Minorum. See: Sbaralea Supplementum I.124; B. Pergamo AFH 27 (1934) 14; Bibliotheca Manuscripta ad Sacrum Conventum Assisiensem, cur. Cesare Cenci (Assisi 1981) I.280,376, II.510.

literature

Sbaralea, Suppl., I, 124; B. Pergamo, I francescani alla facoltà teologia di Bologna. AFH 27 (1934) 14; C. Piana, Chartularium Studii Bononiensis S. Francisci (saec. XIII-XVI), Analecta Franciscana, XI (Quaracchi, 1970) 88*,93*, 124*-126*, 36s.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Montalbano (fl. 1629)

OFMConv. Composer and musician.

editions/literature

Sbartolomeo Montalbano OFMConv, Sinfonie, Motetti e messaa (1629), ed. G. Collisani & Daniele Ficola, Musiche Rinascimentali Siciliane XIV (Florence, 1994).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Otranto (fl. 1231)

Author? CF Bib 10 n. 402, 1996, 3249-51; Bib 11, n. 3811

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Parisiensis (Barthélemy de la Haye, ca. 1590-1660)

OFMCap. French friar from the Parisian province. Theologian, exegete and preacher. Prolific author. Died at Paris at the age of 70.

manuscripts/editions

Opus Perfectum Concionatorum, in quo plurima ad conciones et pro concionatoribus proficua recensentur (Paris, 1648).

Milleloquium Bibliothecae SS. Patrum (Paris, 1650).

Milleloquium SS. Ecclesiae Doctorum Gregorii Papae et Hieronymi, 2 Vols.: MSS>>>

Pathologia Qudragesimalis seu Conciones pro Tempore Quadragesimae, 2 Vols.: MSS>>>

Corona Ecclesiastica seu Conciones de SS. Eucharistiae Sacramento:>>>

Commentaria in Cantica Canticorum: >>>

Expositiones in Evangelia: >>>

Expositiones in Epistolas B. Petri Apostoli:>>>

Summa Bibliorum Alphonsi Tostati Redevivi:>>>

Triumphus Trium Crucifixorum jesu, Mariae et Francisci:>>>

literature

L. Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 38; Bernardus a Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum O.M.S. Francisci Capucc. (Venice, 1747), 36-37; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 123; A. Teetaert, ‘Barthélemy de Paris’, DHGE VI, 1018; Lexicon Capuccinum, 175.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Parodi Genuensis (Bartolomeo Parodi da Genova/Dionisio Parodi, 1731-1809)

OFMRef. Italian friar

literature

Gian Luigi Bruzzone, ‘Fra’ Bartolomeo Parodi da Genova dei Minori Osservanti Riformati, al secoli: Dionisio Parodi (1731-1809)’, Nobiltà. Rivista di araldica, genealogia, Ordini cavallereschi 10 (2002), 621-624.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Pelegri (fl. 1333)

CF 2, p. 403

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Pisa (Bartolomeo Albisi/Albizzi de Vico, † 10, 12, 1361)

Active as preacher and guardian in Pisa between 1341-61. Wrote a biography of the beatified Gerard of Valencia (d. 1342 in Palermo), which the more famous Bartholomaeus de Rinoncio incorporated in his De Conformitate. Died in Pisa on 10 December 1361 (1360?). Bartolomeo Albizzi’s grave became a cult site.

manuscripts

Legenda S. Gerardi de Valencia (Cagnoli): BAV Vat.Lat. 7660 (an. 1347?). See Etzkorn, 223-224.

In I-IV Sent.??

editions

Legenda S. Gerardi de Valencia, edited as: Legenda Sancti Gerardi de Valencia (Cagnoli) in: Bartholomaeus de Renoncio, De Conformitate, in: Analecta Franciscana 4 (Quaracchi 1906), 297-301; La leggenda del B. Gerardo Cagnoli O. Min. (1267-1342) di Frà Bartolomeo Albizi, O. Min. (d. 1351), cur. F. Rotolo, Misc. Franc. 57 (1957) 368-446.

Tractatus de Miraculis S. Gerardi de Valencia (Cagnoli), edited as: Il tratato dei miracoli del B. Gerardo Cagnoli, O. Min. (1267-1342) di Frà Bartolomeo Albizi, O. Min. (d. 1351), cur. F. Rotolo, Misc. Franc. 66 (1966) 128-192.

literature

Wadding, Scriptores 36-37; Fabricius, I, 176; Anscar Zawart, The History of Franciscan Preaching and of Franciscan Preachers (1209-1927), A Bio-bibliographical Study, Franciscan Studies 7 (New York 1928) 287; Legenda Sancti Gerardi de Valencia (Cagnoli): Analecta Franciscana, 4, 297-301; Bibl.Sanct., 2, 727f.; ‘La leggenda del B. Gerardo Cagnoli O. Min. (1267-1342) di Frà Bartolomeo Albizi, O. Min. (d. 1351)’, ed. F. Rotolo, Miscellanea Franciscana 57 (1957), 368-446; ‘Il tratato dei miracoli del B. Gerardo Cagnoli, O. Min. (1267-1342) di Frà Bartolomeo Albizi, O. Min. (d. 1351)’, ed. F. Rotolo, Miscellanea Franciscana 66 (1966), 128-192; Giulietta Giangrasso, ‘L’Opera agiografica di fra Bartolomeo Albizi: tipologia dei miracoli e struttura narrativa’, Hagiographica 4 (1997), 221-252; Mariella Nannipieri, ‘Pisa nell’opera agiografica di Fra Bartolomeo Albizi’, Schede Medievale 32-33 (1997), 83-90; Bruno W. Häuptli, ‘Bartholomaeus von Pisa (Albizi de Vico)’, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon 26 (2006) 123-124.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Platea (Bartolomeo de la Plaza, d. ca. 1598)

Made bishop of Cuba in 1597, as the successor of Antonio Diaz (who was transferred to Nicaragua). Not sure whether Bartolomeo was able to take up his position. No extant works.

literature

L. Jadin, ‘Barthélemy de la Plaza’, DHGE VI, 1000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Repps (early fourteenth cent.)

Active at Norwich in the 1330s

manucripts

Determinatio Bartholomaei de Reps aupud Norvicum de Ord. Minorum, ex Reportatione: Vat.Chigi B.V. 66 pt. 3 (Norwich 1337-9) ff. 126r-v

literature

Tractatus Fratris Thomae Vulgo Dicti de Eccleston, De Adventu Fratrum Minorum in Angliam, ed. A.G. Little, collection d'Études et de documents, VII (Paris, 1909), 73f; V. Doucet, `Le Studium franciscain de Norwich en 1337 d'après le ms. Chigi B.V. 66 de la Bibliothèque vaticane', AFH, 46 (1953), 87-98 (p. 95-6); J.R.H. Moorman, The Grey Friars in Cambridge, 1225-1538 (Cambridge, 1952), x, 145, 204.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Rico (d. 1642)

OFM. Lay brother in the province of Aragon, porter of the San Francisco friary in Zaragosa. Mathematician. Not known as to whether his works actually did survive.

Manuscripts/editions

Logistica et Arithmetica Practica, Ars Numerica, una cum Lectionibus Regularum Simplicium et Compositarum (1627)

literature

BUF, I, 191; Sbaralea, Suppl., I, 125; B. Hughes, `Franciscans and Mathematics', AFH, 77 (1984), 15.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Ruys (ca. 1530-1600)

Mexican friar. Born at Cabra (Mexico). Joined the Franciscans in the Holy Gospel province. Joined the Franciscan missionaries to the Philippines in 1578, and from there also embarked on missionary activities in Asia and Japan. Died at Manilla. Well-known for his linguistic prowess (well-versed in Bicol, Tagale, Mandarin, Japanese, and Cambodian languages). Author?

editions 

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literature

Gomez Plato, Catalogo biografico de los religiosos franciscanos (Manilla, 1880), 22-23; L. Pérez, ‘Origen de las misiones franciscanas en el Extremo Oriente’, AIA 3 (1915), 24-31, 390, 6 (1916), 225, 257-258, 10 (1918), 27, 18 (1922), 305-307; Marcellina da Civezza, Storia delle missioni francescane VII, ii, 922-994-995; O. Maas, Die Wiedereröffnung der Franziskanermissionen in China (Munster, 1926), 37; Lemmens, Geschichte der Franziskanermissionen, 111, 157; L. Pérez, ‘Memoriales y otros documentos del P. Francisco de Montilla’, AFH 13 (1920), 186; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Barthélemy Ruys’, DHGE VI, 1022-1023.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Rinonico (Bartoleomo da Pisa/Bartolomeo de Rinonichi, before 1338-1401)

Born at Rinonico near the Arno river, and in the region of Pisa. Entered the order before 1352 in Pisa. Studied in the order’s school network, and reached the degree of Baccalaureus Theologiae by 1373, and functioned as lector in various studia generalia (a.o. Padua and Florence). At the general chapter of Toulouse (1373), he was designated to go to Cambridge, to go up for his master degree. Yet the military campaigns of the 100 years war made this impossible. Studied for some time at the Bologna studium and received by papal bull of 27 April 1375 the master title. Does not seemed to have been regent master at a theology faculty itself thereafter. Active as lector at Pisa and Florence. Present at the general chapter of Assissi, 1399, where he presented on 2 August for official approval his magnum opus, De Conformitate Vitae Beati Francisci ad Vitam Domini Iesu (composed between ca 1385 and 1390). This work had an astounding succes in the order during the fifteenth and early sixteenth century, not in the least because it contained many materials from important sources of Franciscan hagiography, history and spirituality (including full blown catalogues of Franciscan saints, masters of theology and minister generals). Work was one of the major sources of inspiration for the Franceschina of Jac. Oddi of Perugia. De Conformitate became the object of humanist and reformation ridicule. Famous in this regard is the Alcoranus Franciscanorum of Erasmus Alberus (1542), which was translated in several languages (German, French, Dutch). Aside from the De Conformitate, Bartolomeo is known for several other works, such as a treatise De Vita et Laudibus Beatae Mariae Virginis Libri Sex and a double series of Lenten sermon cycles. Concerning these sermon collections, Roberto Rusconi (1986), 159 tells us (with reference to studies of Carlo Delcorno) that: ‘…Bartolomeo sembra avere costituito anche un rilevante anello di giunzione tra la predicazione minoritica della prima metà del secolo XIV e la predicazione di Bernardino da Siena agli inizi del secolo XV, sul piano sia della struttura dei sermoni latini sia degli orientamenti di fondo della pastorale. Infatti, nel Quadragesimale de contemptu mundi sive de triplici mundo sensibili scilicet microcosmo et archetypo, che prende le mosse da un corso di predicazione tenuto a Pisa nel 1397, si introducono distinzioni nel racconto biblico, da cui è tolto il thema del sermone, con una tecnica riscontrabile nell’Ars faciendi sermones di Géraud du Pescher da un lato e nei sermoni bernardiniani dall’altro. Inoltro, nei Sermones lucidissimi et insignes dubiorum et casuum conscientialium conptemptivi et elucidativi super evangeliis quadragesimalibus, redatti per una quaresima predicata a Firenze nel 1390, vi è una connessione tra casus penitenziali e predicazione che certo rimanda alla ‘scolastica penitenziale’ el Duecento e del Trecento, ma in una certa misura pare anticipare la predicazione catechetica e morale dell’Osservanza minoritica quattrocentesca.’ Besides, Bartolomeo is known for other saints catalogues, a Sentences commentary etc. Not all of these works seem to have survived, others are just parts of his De Conformitate.

manuscripts

De Conformitate Vitae B. Francisci ad Vitam Domini Ihesu: a.o. Vat. Chigi C.VIII.219 (15th cent.) ff. 1ra-437rb; Vat.Lat. 7600 (15th cent.), ff. 2ra-437rb; Terni BC 231 (15th cent.) ff, 12rb-12v (fragment); >>>>>>>>>>>endless list, Also many mss with parts/extracts, with saints lives etc. [a.o. De Laudibus Sanctorum>>; De Laudibus S. Pauli Apostoli>>; De Vita et Laudibus S. Benedicti>>]

De Vita et Laudibus beatae Mariae Virginis: >> [large ‘biography’ of the virgin, interspersed with theological discussions in which the author tries to create parallels between the life of the virgin and that of Christ

In I-IV Sent.>>?

Sermones Quadragesimales [Sermones Quadragesimales de Casibus Conscientiae]: Quadragesimale: Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibl. Extravagantes 68 ff. 1r-89v (an. 1468); Olomouc, SVK MI 155 (15th cent.) ff. 271-328v (with an index on ff. 327v-328v)

Sermones Quadragesimales de Contemptu Mundi:>>

editions

Liber de Conformitate Vitae Beati Francisci ad Vitam Domini Nostri Jesu Christi. in: Analecta Franciscana 4-5 (Quaracchi, 1906-1912); Previous editions came out in Milan, 1510 (as an initiative of the Observant general vicar Francesco Zeno) & 1513 (on the initiative of the Conventual friar and cardinal Vigier); Bologna, 1590 (a revised version produced by the Conventual friars Jeremias Buchius and Lucius Anguissola). [The work itself was composed between ca. 1385 and 1390. It is divided in three large books and makes use of almost all major biographical and hagiographical sources on Francis and his early companions, as well as of most larger medieval Franciscan order chronicles and legislative texts. Bartolomeo does not hesitate using spiritual sources (a.o. Olivi, Angelo Clareno, Ubertino da Casale). The work not only tries to deliver an exhaustive biography of Francis (proving the conformitas between the life of Francis an the life of Christ), but also includes a full-blown rule commentary, exhaustive listings of Franciscan philosophers, theologians, exegetes, and saints, Franciscan provinces, custodies and convents. In fact, it amounts to an encyclopaedia of and for late medieval Franciscanism. It was ridiculed and attacked by the Protestant author Erasmus Alvarus (Alcoranus Franciscanorum (1542), which in turn lead to a defense of the De Conformitate by the Observant friar Henricus Sedulius (Hendrik de Vroom), entitled Apologeticus adversus Alcoranum Franciscanorum pro Libro Conformitatum Libri Tres, Antwerp: Plantijn, 1607). See on all this the Quaracchi edition, as well as: Carolly Erickson, ‘Bartholomew of Pisa, Francis exalted: De conformitate’, Mediaeval Studies. 34 (1972) 253-274; Mariano d’Alatri, ‘L’immagine di San Francesco nel ‘De Conformitate’’, in: Francesco d’Assisi nella storia: secoli XIII-XV, I (Roma, 1983), 227-237; K. Reblin, Freund und Feind. Franziskus in der protestantischen Theologiegeschichte (Göttingen, 1988)]

Quadragesimale de Casibus Conscientiae (1390), edited (two times) as: Sermones (…) Dubiorum et Casuum Conscientialium Contemptivi et Elucidativi super Evangeliis Quadragesimalibus (…) (Lyon, 1519). [Sermon cycle for the period of Lent, held at Florence in 1390, containing 88 sermons] REF: ; Diz. Biogr. Ital., VI, 758; Dict. Spir., I, 1268-1269; LThK, 2 (1994³), 44.

Quadragesimale Magistri Bartholomaei de Pisis Ordinis Minorum de Contemptu Mundi, sive de triplici Mundo [1397], edited as: Quadragesimale Magistri Bartholomaei de Pisis (…), cur. Johannes Maria Mapellus (Milano: Ulrich Scinzenzeler, 1498) [58 sermons for the Lenten period, first held at Pisa, in 1397]

De Vita et Laudibus Beatae Mariae Virginis Libri Sex (Venice,1596) [Work composed in 1382. Bartolomaeo defends the immaculate conception, and Mary is depicted as a tree bearing the fruits of many virtues.]

literature

Miscellanea Francescana 8 (1901), 137-148; Miscellanea Francescana 10 (1906), 126-127 & 4 (1913), 66-68; Analecta Franciscana V (1912), Praefatio, xi-cxxiii; AFH 16 (1923), 191-199; B. Bughetti, ‘Una nuova compilazione di testi intorno alla vita di s. Francesco’, AFH 20 (1927), 525-527, 534, 562; J. Goyens, ‘Barthélemy de Rinoncio’, DHGE VI, 1022; DSpir I, 1268-1269; Raoul Manselli, ‘Bartolomeo da Pisa (da Rinonico, de Rinonichi)’, Diz. Biogr. Ital. VI, 756-758; Marienlexikon I, 383; Carolly Erickson, ‘Bartholomew of Pisa, Francis exalted: De conformitate’, Mediaeval Studies 34 (1972) 253-274; Etzkorn, IVF, 214-5 (info on mss in the Vatican library); Diz.Enc.Med. I, 205; Roberto Rusconi, ‘La predicazione minoritica in Europa nei secoli XIII-XV’, in: Francesco, il Francescanesimo e la cultura della nuova Europa (Florence, 1986), 141-165 (159); Bruno W. Häuptli, ‘Bartholomaeus de Rinonico’, Bio-Bibliogr. Kirchenlexikon 26 (2006), 125-127 (see: www.bbkl.de); Alessandro Mastromatteo, Similem illum fecit in gloria sanctorum. Il profilo cristiforme di Francesco d’Assisi nel De Conformitate di Bartolomeo da Pisa (Rome: Antonianum, 2012) [Review in Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 107:1-2 (2014), 198-201]; A. Mastromatteo, ‘La predicazione di Francesco d’Assisi nel «De conformitate» di Bartolomeo da Pisa’, Italia Francescana 88:2-3 (2013), 377-387; Alessandro Mastromatteo, 'Il De conformitate vitae beati Francisci ad vitam Domini Iesu di Bartolomeo da Pisa. Ridefinizione della propria identità', in: Storia della spiritualità francescana, I: secoli XIII-XVI, ed. M. Bartoli, W. Block & A. Mastromatteo (Bologna: Edizione Dehoniane, 2017), 437-450.

With thanks to Dr. Bruno W. Häuptli.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Tauris (fl. early 14th cent.)

Custos of the Taurus custody. In this charge he finished on May 29 1321 an account of the martyrdom at Tana (Salsetta) of four Franciscan missionaries who were on their way to China.

editions

Relatio, edited in: G. Golubovich, Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della Terra santa (Florence, 1913), II, 110-112.

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. 1806), 721; G. Golubovich, Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della Terra santa (Florence, 1913) II, 65, 135, 141 & III, 213-214; M. Bihl & >> Moule, ‘De duabus epistolis fratrum minorum Tartariae aquilonaris, an. 1323’, AFH 16 (1923), 96-103.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Tolomaeus (fl. 14th cent.)

literature

Repertorium fontium historiae medii aevi primum ab Augusto Potthast digestum, nunc cura collegii historicum e pluribus nationibus emendatum et auctum, XI Vols (Rome: Istituto Storico Italiano per il Medio Evo, 1962-2007) XI/3-4, 205.

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Tuderco (Bartolomeo da Todi, d. 1391/93)

Master of theology and bishop of Cajozzo (1378). No extant works

literature

C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica (1913) I, 155; A. Versteylen, ‘Barthélemy de Todi’, DHGE VI, 991-992. 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Vecchis (Bartolomeo da Bologna/dei Vecchi, d. 1628)

OFMCap. Entered the order in the Bologna province. Convent preacher, lector of theology and definitor. For many years, he worked as a novice master, and in this capacity he wrote a number of works on the rule of Francis and on the way to live a Franciscan life.

manuscripts/editions

Disputatio in Caput Sextum Regulae Seraphici Patris Francisci: >>>

Expositio Regulae Fratrum Minorum: >>>

Dubia Moralia super Regulam Fratrum Minorum, 3 Vols.:>>>

Della perfezione cristiana: >>>

Compilazioni di scelte memorie circa la provincia dei cappuccini di Bologna: >>> This was envisaged as a conmplementary volume to the history of the Capuchin Bologna province compiled by Andrea di Castel Bolognese.

Praxis Observanda in Admittendis ad Religionis Statum Novitiis (Forlì, 1627).

literature

L. Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906) 39; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 126; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 37; Silvestro da Milano, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum, Appendix ad Tomum Tertium, Pars 2 (Milan, 1737), 497-498; A. Teetaert, ‘Barthélemy de Bologne’, DHGE VI, 982; Lexicon Capuccinum, 174.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Puliola (end 14th cent.)

Franciscan friar from Bologna. Was sent out by his Bolognese convent to study theology at the studium in Florence. (1378). Vicar/guardian of his Bolognese convent in 1397. Compiled/reworked in the vernacular part of the so-called Cronica Rampona, which itself depends on a non-surviving Latin chronicle of Jacopo Bianchetti. The reworking of Bartholomew itself formed the basis for the manuscripts of the Cronica Rampona versions now present in the university libraries of Bologna, the Estense library of Modena and the Riccardiana of Florence. The Estense manuscript was used by Muratori together with an Estense manuscript of another, related chronicle (now known as the Varignana) for a conflated edition of a Chronicon Breve Bononiense. Muratori writes: 'Historia Miscella Bononiensis ab anno MCIV usque ad annum MCCCXCIV auctore praesertim Fratre Bartholomaeo della Pugliola Ordinis Minorum; accedit ejusdem continuatio usque ad annum MCCCCLXXI ab aliis auctoribus synchronis facta. Omnia nunc primum in lucem prodeunt e codicibus MStis Bibliothecae Estensis.' A. Sorbelli re-edited this Chronicon Breve Bononiense, splitting up the texts oif the Rampona and Varignana versions (in this edition respectively version A and B of the Corpus Chronic. Bononiensium).

editions

Chronicon Breve Bononiense, ed. L. Muratori, in: Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, XVIII, 237-792.

Corpus Chronic. Bononiensium, ed. A. Sorbelli, in: Rerum Italicarum Scriptores, XVIII, Riedizione. (1905-1940).

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum. I, 125; A. Sorbelli, La cronache bolognesi del secolo XIV (Bologna, 1900); L. Signinolfi, `Notizi su Giacomo Bianchetti cronista bolognese', Atti e Mem. Magna, s. 4, 12 (1921), 183f; G. Orlandelli, La supplica a Taddeo Pepoli (Bologna, 1962), 3-29; Diz. Biogr. Ital., VI, 760-761.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Longo (Bartolomeo Longo)

Mariologist.

literature

Testi mariani del Secondo Millennio, Vol. 6: Autori moderni dell’Occidente (secc. XVIII-XIX), ed. S. De Fiores & L. Gambero (Rome: Cità Nuova, 2005). Deals with Franciscus Anthonius Fasani, Bartholomaeus Longo, Johannes M. Vianney et al.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Salutio (Bartomomeo Cambi, 1558-1617)

>>>prolific author>>

editions

Dichiarazione sopra il Pater Noster, ed. Celso Cipriano, in: Frate Francesco 65/2 (1999), 5-8.

literature

DHGE, VI, 1025-6;

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Sarmentero (Bartolomeo Sarmentero, fl. mid eighteenth cent.)

OFM. Spanish Scotist. Published with Francisco de la Lanza a Scotist multi-volume Cursus Theologiae. Later Bishop of Vich between 1752-1775.

editions

Cursus theologiae scholasticae in via... Joannis Duns Scoti : de cursus per quatuor ejusdem sententiarum libros (Valladolid, 1750).

literature

AIA 2 (1942), 455-462; AIA 39 (1979), 391; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 178 (no. 784).

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Senensis (d. 1396)

Appointed bishop of Castellaneta on November 16, 1386. Governed his diocese until his deat in 1396. No extant works. The Sermones Festivi attributed to a friar with the same name are probably the work of the younger lector and provincial minister Bartolomeo da Siena (d. 1454/5).

literature

C. Eubel, Hierarchia catholica (1913) I, 172; A. Versteylen, ‘Barthélemy de Sienne’, DHGE VI, 992. 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Senensis (d. 1454/55)

Lector of theology in Bologna in 1412. Professor of theology in the gen. Stud. of Pisa in 1418. Inquisitor in Siena and provincial minister of Romania in 1421. Visitator and comm. gen. of Toscane in 1454

manuscripts

Sermones Festivi: Serrasanquirico 24 (233) (dated 1448)

literature

B. Pergamo, AFH, 27 (1934), 32-33.

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Sicardi (14th century)

Disciple of Peter John Olivi. Definitor of the province of Provence in 1310. Wrote several biblical commentaries. A commentary on Daniel is still extant (MS Vat.Lat 11433 (XIV), ff.2r-99v; Florence, Laurenziana, VIII dext. 9 (written before 1406?); Munich Clm. 3813, ff. 143-295 (15th cent.)

manuscripts

Postilla super Danielem: BAV Vat.Lat 11433 (XIV), ff.2r-99v; Firenze, Biblioteca Laurenziana, VIII.dext. 9 (ante 1406); München Clm. 3813, ff. 143-295 (XV° s.); Olomouc, Knihovna Metropolitní Kapituly, cod. 291, fol. 88ra-127vb (slightly abbreviated, followed by some extracts taken from Olivi. Mentioned in Stegmüller VI, 478, no. 10036 (ascribed by him to an anonymus friar. For info on this manuscript, I would like to thank Sylvain Piron). See further Stegmüller, Repertorium Biblicum Medii Aevi II. 30-31, no. 971 [sub Albertino], 171.; Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae Codices Manu Scripti Recensiti (…) Codices Vaticani Latini Codices 11414-11709, cur. José Ruysschaert, Vaticano, 1959, 25.] INC: Incipit postilla super Danielem B[artholomaei] Si[cardi](…) Suscitavit Deus Spiritum Sanctum pueri iunionis cui nomen Daniel…; EXPL: Explicit postilla super Daniel. Christo grates infinitas Virgini et Francisco.

editions

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literature

Wadding, Annales ad. An. 1310, no. 3; B. Hauréau, Histoire Littéraire de la France, 28 (1881), 469-470; Sylvain Piron, ‘La critique de l'Eglise chez les Spirituels languedociens’, L'anticléricalisme en France méridionale, milieu XIIe- début XIVe siècle, Cahiers de Fanjeaux, 38 (Toulouse: Privat, 2003), 77-109. [Presents the Lectura super Danielem of Bartholomaeus Sicardus.]

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus de Stalam (Bartholomaeus Minor)

Friar from Stalam in Norfolk. Eighteenth Franciscan master at Cambridge. Little and Pelster identify him with the Bartol Minor who responded to Thomas of Bungay at the versperies of Robert of Worsted or Henry of Apeltre (Thomas Bungay’s immediate successors as masters of the Franciscan studium generale).

manuscripts

Quaestio: MS Assisi 158 quaestio 37

literature

A.G. Little & F. Pelster, Oxford Theology and Theologians c.a.d. 1282-1302 (Oxford, 1934), 73.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bartholomaeus Ursinis (de Ursinis, 15th century)

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editions

Quadragesimale quod Dicitur Gratia Dei (Napoli: Sisto Riessinger, 1473)

literature

Catalogo degli incunaboli della Biblioteca comunale di Assisi, ed. Giuseppe Zaccaria, Biblioteca di bibliografia italiana, XXXVIII (Firenze, 1961), Inconabolo no. 81

 

 

 

 

Bartolus Bompedoni (1228, San Geminiano - 12, 12, 1300, San Geminiano), beatus

Tertiary and priest. Spent the last 20 years of his life in the leprosy of San Geminiano. venerated as an example of patientia and as a patron against infectuous dieases. His cult confirmed in 1480 and 1910. Author?

editions:

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vitae:

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literature:

Bibl.Sanct.,2, 845-848; Johannes Schlageter, `Bartolus Bompedoni', LThK, 2 (1994), 4

 

 

 

 

 

Basilide d’Ath (Jean de la Place, fl. ca. 1620)

OFMCap. Belgian friar. Entered the order in 1606. In 1622, he published anonymously the Histoire de la vie, mort et miracles de sainte Aldegonde .

editions

Histoire de la vie, mort et miracles de sainte Aldegonde (Douai, 1622/Arras, 1622/Arras, 1623)

literature

MS Brussels, Royal Library 17599 t. I, p. 130; Annuarium prov. SS. Trinitatis hollando-belgicae FF.MM. CC. 2 (Brussels, 1871), 120; Biographie nationale de Belgique V, 323-324; U. Chevalier, Bio-bibliographie I (Paris, 1903-1904), 126; DHGE VI, 1176.

 

 

 

 

Basilius Brugensis (Basile de Bruges/Gaspar Melinck, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMCap>>>

literature

DHGE VI, 1110-1111.

 

 

 

 

Basilius d’Aire (Basile d’Aire/Étienne Godin, ca. 1591-ca. 1640)

OFMCap. Born at Aire-sur-la-Lys. Took his profession at Douai on 21 September 1614. After his formation period, he became acquainted with Hyacinth of Casale, becoming one of his undercover collaborators. In 1612, both clerics are found in Rome. Soon thereafter, Basile is involved with the Italian translation of Flemish Capuchin Constitutions, in order to have them approved by the leadership of the order and the papacy.

manuscripts/editions

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literature

Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni dei cappuccini (Rome, 1872) II, 292, 595, 600, 628; Apollinaire de Valence, Histoire des Capucins de Flandre (Paris, 1878) I, 233; Bulletin de l’institut historique belge de Rome 3 (Rome, 1924) 108; P. Hildebrand, ‘Basile d’Aire’, Collectanea Franciscana 1 (1931), 81-83.

 

 

 

 

Basilius d’Aire (d. 1667)

OFMCap. Bohemian friar. Took the habit at Brünn on September 20, 1616, receiving his formation possibly together with friar Valerianus Magnus. After a theological training, Basilius laboured as order theologian, preacher and anti-Protestant controversialist. He became a member of the consistorial council of the Cardinal of Harrach, and functioned for a while as apostolic visitator of the Order of St. Paul.

manuscripts/editions

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literature

Bullarium Capucinorum, ed. Michael Tugiensis (Rome, 1748) V, 265-266; Pellegrino da Forlì, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini 3 (Milan, 1884), 112-114; P. Hildebrand, ‘Basile d’Aire’, Collectanea Franciscana 1 (Assisi, 1931), 81-83; P. Hildebrand, ‘Basile d’Aire II’, DHGE VI, 1102.

 

 

 

 

 

Basilius d’Angri (Basilio d’Angri, d. ca. 1680)

OFMCap. Member of the Capuchin province of Naples. Composed several treatises on issues pertaining to canon law, all of which have survived in an autograph manuscript now kept in the Biblioteca Nazionale of Naples.

manuscripts

Lux Veritatis, continens dubia quaedam preambula ad quodnam forum se extendat juridictio praelati regularis factionarii per factiones electi, et modos quibus a religione in partes divisa factiones eradicari possint: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII C 112, ff.>>

De quodam regulari clerico, dispensatione subreptitia, apud saeculum commorante, an sit apostata?: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII C 112, ff.>>

Discorso informativo e defensivo insieme sopra dell’incolpato innocenza di frat. Andrea da Castellovetere, laico cappuccino della provincia di Reggio: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII C 112, ff.>>

An injuriatus possit sibi injuriantem accusare: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII C 112, ff.>>

literature

Apollinaris de Valencia, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum capuccinorum provinciae Neapolitanae (Rome, 1886), 157-158, 174.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Cambrai (fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Missionary, sent to Congo on June 8, 1651. Author?

literature

G.-A. Cavazzi & F. Alamandini, Istoria descrizione de’tre Regni Congo, Matamba et Angola (Milan, 1690), 434.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Gemona (Basilio Brollo da Gemona/Ye Tsung-Hien, 1648-1704)

OFM. Born at Gemona (Venice), on 25 March 1648. Entered the Franciscan order at the Bassano convent (St. Anthony province, 10 June 1666). After his entrance into the order, he received a sacerdotal and theological training and taught for some time at Treviso and Padua. After further training as a missionary, he was sent to China (1680), via Siam. Arrived at Siam in 1682 and worked there for some tie until he departed for Kanton in 1684. Worked as a missionary for more than twelve years before he received the apointment (by pope Innocent XII) to the position of apostolic vicar of Xen-si and Xan-si (Shaanxi, 1696). Was involved in several disputes with the Jesuites over the rites used in Chinese churches. Basilio was an accomplished linguist and wrote several linguistic and catechetical works for Chinese Christians. He died at Singanfou on July 16, 1704.

manuscripts/editions

Directorium Confessariorum (in Chinese):>>>

Methodus Confessionis Instituendae, non solum Confessariis ad Linguam Erudiendam utilis, sed et Necessaria, edited in: Arte de la lengua mandarina de Varo (Kanton, 1703).

Exhortación para hazar un acto de contrición, edited in: Arte de la lengua mandarina de Varo (Kanton, 1703).

Catéchisme de la doctrine chrétienne>>>

Explication succincte des mystères de la foi à l’usage de ceux qui veulent être baptisés>>>>

Tsang Youen Tche Tchi>>>> A proof of God’s existence written in Chinese.

Kien Ciu Sung Sei Kuei i>>>>A Chinese treatise on confirmation procedures.

Several grammatical and lexographical works on the Chinese language>>>>

Dictionnarium Sinico-Latinum/Dictionnaire chinois-français et latin publié d’après l’ordre de Sa majesté l’empereur et roi Napoléon le Grand, ed. Guignes (Paris, 1813). Guignes published the work under his own name. This was soon discovered and caused some turmoil among Sinologists. One of these came out with a supplement to Guignes’edition: Hán tsú sy y pou ou supplément au Dictionnaire chinois-latin du P. Basile de Glemona, publié d’après l’ordre du roi de Prusse Fréderic-Guillaume III (Paris, 1819). Further editions of Basilio’s dictionary appeared in 1853 and 1877 (see the account of A. Van den Wyngaert). The Chinese Latin autograph manuscript of Basilio’s dictionary can be found in MS Florence, Biblioteca Laurenziana Rinuccini 369.

Vocabularium Latinum Ordine Alphabetico Dispositum, Quo Quilibet Faciliter Scire et Invenire Possit Significationem Cuiuslibet Litterae Sinensis: MS Rome, Biblioteca Casanatense A.G.III.1

Novelle, edited in Antonio da Venezia, Giardino serafico (Venice, 1710) I, 101-154.

Epistolae/Lettere. A variety of his letters from China, addressed to his order superiors, his family and fellos sinologists can be found in the Giardino Serafico (Venice, 1710) I, 101-154. Even more can be found in the archives of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fidei (Rome), the Biblioteca Fabroniana of Pistoia and the British Library.

literature

Memorie del Rmo P. Fr. Basilio da Gemona di S. Francesco, missionario e vicario apostolico della provincia di Ken-si nell’imperio della Cina, raccolta dall ab. Giovan-Pietro Stua (Udine, 1775); Marcellino da Civezza, Saggio di bibliografia Sanfrancescana (Prato, 1879), 208-209; Analecta Franciscana I (Quaracchi, 1887), 312-327, 336, 338, 350, 352, 364; V. Baldissera, Padre B. Basilio da Gemona (Udine, 1891); Marcellino da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni franciscane (Florence, 1895) VIII-XI, 501ff.; L. Tinti, Vita e missioni nell’Indo-Cina del P. Basilio Brollo da Gemona dei frati minori vic. apostolico del Xensi (1648-1704) (Udine, 1904); Bibliotheca Sinica (Paris, 1906-1907), 1589 & Supplementum (Paris 1922-1924), 3906-3907; Bibliotheca Missionum (Aix-la-Chapelle, 1929) V, 874-876 & passim; J. Goyens, ‘Basile de Gemona’, DHGE VI, 1135; F. Spimpolo, Storia dei frati minori della provincia di S. Francesco (Venice, 1933) I, 311-321; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Brollo’, DHGE X, 834-835; E. Patriarca, Il Padre Brollo Basilio da Gemona (S. Daniele del Friuli, 1945); E.A. Fox, Father Brollo Basilio (New York, 1946); C. Rachelli, in: Le Venezie Francescane, 15 (1948), 3-23; BiblMiss, 12, 450ff,; LThK, 2 (1994), 701; Simonetta Polmonari, ‘Padre Basilio Brollo da Gemona [ep., ref. D. 1704] in dialogo con la cultura cinese. L’evangelizzatore e il sinologo (Parte I)’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 437-482; Simonetta Polmonari, Padre Basilio Brollo da Gemona in dialogo con la cultura cinese, Biblioteca di Studi Ecumenici, 8 (Vicenza: Edizioni LIEF, 2009). [cf. review in CF 80 (2010), 723-725].

 

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Lyon (Basile de Lyon, d. 1628)

OFMCap. Active in the Lyon region as a preacher during the late sixteent and early seventeenth centuries. Published a number of meditative, catechistic and ascetical works, which condense his homiletic programme. Basile died at Grenoble at the age of 76.

editions

L’ordre du jour du véritabe chrétien (Lyon, 1617). This work went through more than ten editions, many of which without acknowledging the name of the author. Basile translated the work into Latin, and published this as the Diarium Veri Christiani (Lyon, 1617).

La pratique du véritable chrétien et serviteur de Dieu, donnant des conseils précieux pour mener une véritable vie chrétienne (Lyon, 1620).

Prières et humble recours à Dieu et aux saints pendant le temps de la peste (Lyon, 1620).

literature

Silvestro da Milano, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum. Appendix ad Tomum tertium (Milan, 1737), 483-484; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 37; Wadding, Scriptores (3rd. ed., Rome, 1905), 40; Sbaralea, Supplementum (2nd ed., Rome, 1908), 126; A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de Lyon’, DHGE VI, 1143.

 

 

 

Basilius de Nola (Basilio da Nola/Basilio Lettieri, d. 1667)

OFMCap. Entered the order in the Naples province at an early age, making his profession at the age of seventeen (September 4, 1622). After studies in philosophy, canon and civil law, theology and medicine, Basilio became guardian, custos general and definitor for his province. He also taught for many years in the schools of his order. In between, he embarked on several large preaching tours throughout the Italian peninsula. Many of his sermons still survive, as do a number of his philosophical and theological works. Basilio died at the age of 63, on 28 March, 1667.

manuscripts/editions

Prediche quaresimali:>>>

Panegirici e sacre orazione:>>>

Sacra Theologia Scolastica, 4 Vols:>>>

Corso della filosofia, 3 Vols.:>>>

Sermoni per tutti i giorni dell’anno, 3 Vols.: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VIII AA 56 (this manuscript contains the sermons of the third volume, and are presented in the manuscript with the following title: Prediche dalla Pentecoste inclusive, sin’all’avvento exclusive, col Mariale e le Prediche de’Signori politiche, della santissima Trinità. This series of sermons itself is divided into three parts, the last of which contains the Regole di predicare date da Fra Basilio a Nola a’ suoi studenti cappuccini della provincia di Napoli (1656).)

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 37-38; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 127; Apollinaris de Valencia, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum capuccinorum provinciae Neapolitanae (Rome, 1886), 47-48, 174-176; A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de Nola’, DHGE VI, 1149-1150.

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Portella (Basilio da Portella, d. 1634)

OFMCap. Missionary

Renato Raffaele Lupi, ‘Un missionario dimenticato: P. Basilio da Portella’, Voce Francescana 25:1 (2005), 19-23.

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Salon (Basile de Salon, d. 1625)

OFMCap. Friar from the Toulouse province. Famous preacher in the Marseille region, where he toured around, preaching in towns and villages, exhorting his audience to make public repentance for their sins. In the early 1610s, he was elected guardian of Pont-Saint-Esprit. The 1615 chapter of Aix appointed him guardian of Cavaillon. He died during a trip (administrative or homiletic?) to Italy. Unknown whether his sermons do survive.

literature

Bernardino da Bologna, Scriptores OFMCap, 39; Sbaralea, Supplementum I (ed. Paris, 1908), 127; Juan de San Antonio, BUF III, Appendix; Henry de Grèzes, Archives capucines, province de Provence (Bar-le-Duc, 1892), 35-36 (couvent de Tarascon), 259 (couvent de Cavaillon); Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle Missione II, 378f; P. Calendini, ‘Basile de Salon’, DHGE VI, 1155-1156; Lexicon Capuccinum, 176.

 

 

 

 

Basilius de San-Severino (Basilio di San-Severino, d. 1641)

OFMCap. Member of the Salerno province. Professor of theology and preacher. Produced two series of Conciones de Tempore and a Breviarium Theologicum. Neither of these works saw the printing press. Died at Bologna, in 1641, during a stint as the provincial minister for the Bologna province.

manuscripts

Conciones de Tempore:>>>

Breviarium Theologicum:>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 38; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 127; A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de San-Severino’, DHGE VI, 1156.

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Soissons (Basile de Soissons/Dubois, d. 1698)

OFMCap. Entered the the Capuchin convent of Faubourg Saint-Jacques (Paris) on April 20, 1635. Member of the apostolic mission council for England, established at Paris under the protection of Henriette-Marie, the sister of Louis XIII. Worked as a missionary in England and later, back in France, he devoted much of his time to the writing of anti-Protestant treatises, defending elements of Catholic doctrine and tradition. In addition, he published a few works of asceticism and moral theology.

editions

Defense invincible de la vérité orthodoxe de la présence réelle de Jésus-Christ en l’Eucharistie, où elle est prouvée par près de trois cents arguments, dont toutes les majeures sont prises dans l’Écriture (Paris, 1676). This work saw eight editions until 1682.

Défense invincible de l’Eucharistie et du saint sacrifice de la messe, tous deux clairement expliqués (Paris, 1682). A revised and enlarged version of the previous work. It also saw a range of editions.

La vraye religion clairement démonstrée et la fausseté des nouvelles sectes entièrement détruite avec la condemnation des novateurs par leu propre bouche, dans tous les points controversez entre eux et les catholiques romains (Paris, 1676). This work went through at least five editions and sometimes is also included in later editions of the Défense invincible de l’Eucharistie. In those instances La vraye religion is presented as the complementary second part to the Défense invincible de l’Eucharistie.

La condemnation de tous les protestants de l’Europe. This work is included in some editions of La vraye religion, replete with its own preface and independent page numbering.

Fondement inébranlable de la doctrine chrétienne où les principaux points de la foy sont clairement expliquez et prouvez par la parole de Dieu ecrite , 4 Vols. (Paris, 1680-1683). It saw its 13th edition in 1693. Some bibliographers, such as Bernardo di Bologna treat the four volumes of the work as independent treatises on the Credo (first volume), the sacraments (second volume), the commandments (third volume) and prayer (fourth volume) respectively.

Abrégé très clair de la doctrine chrétienne, avec les preuves de l’Écriture sainte, utile et nécessaire à tous ceux qui désirent être instruits parfaitement des mystères de notre religion (Paris, 1678). This is a condensation of the Fondement inébranlable and went itself through 20 editions until 1693.

La véritable décision de toutes les controverses par la résolution d’une seule question: Quel doit être le juge des controverses (Paris, 1685).

Les rapports admirables de l’institution de la sainte Eucharistie avec les six jours de la création du monde (Paris, 1686).

Reflexions morales sur ce passage de l’Écriture sainte: Utinam saperent et intelligerent et novissima providerent (Paris, 1686).

La science de bien mourir (Paris, 1686 & 1688).

La conduite du chrétien pour aller au ciel, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1686/Paris, 1689).

Explications morales et édifiantes de divers textes de l’Écriture sainte, tant de l’Ancien que du Nouveau Testament, 8 Vols. (Paris, 1689-1696).

Traité de l’existence de Dieu, où il est prouvé qu’il y a un Dieu ou qu’il n’y a rien du tout. This is a condensation of the teachings found in the first part of the Fondement inébranlable de la doctrine chrétienne and can sometimes be found independently. As yet not much information concernin its printed editions is available.

Explication du saint sacrifice de la messe. This appeared as an independent attachment to the 1682 augmented edition of the Défense invincible de l’Eucharistie.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 38; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 192; A. Rébelliau, Bossuet historien du protestantisme (Paris, 1909), 63; H. Hurter, Nomenclator literarius, 3rd. ed. (Innsbruck, 1910) IV, 435-436; A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de Soissons’, DHGE VI, 1157-1158; Lexicon Capuccinum, 175.

 

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Sorrente (Basilio di Sorento, d. May 1678)

OFMCap. Probably born in or around 1609. A descendant of the neapolitan Donnerso family, he entered the Capuchin order at Naples at the age of 18, taking his vows of profession on April 23, 1626. Went through the order’s school programme and himself became a teacher of theology and philosophy within the Capuchin school network. Subsequently, he also took on the charges of guardian, definitor and provincial of the Naples province (1672-1674). He died at the Cava convent, at the age of 69.

manuscripts

Cursus integer philosophicus, 2 Vols (manuscript)

Cursus integer theologicus, 3 Vols (manuscript.

The whereabouts of these manuscripts, mentioned in the works of Bernardo di Bologna and Apollinaris de Valencia, are as yet unknown.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 37; Apollinaris de Valencia, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum capuccinorum provinciae neapolitanae (Rome, 1886), 48; A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de Sorrente’, DHGE VI, 1158.

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Teruel (Basile de Téruel, d. after 1679)

OFMCap. Friar from the Valencian province, where he acted as a definitor and as provincial minister. In between his administrative assignments, he was active as a preacher and wrote a number of works of moral theology and historical/apologetical in which he defended and explained the Franciscan heritage.

editions

Collectanea Sacra (Madrid, 1658). [Sermon outlines]

Sumario de las indulgencias concedidas al orden del Padre S. Francisco, printed with the 1658 Madrid edition of the rule of Francis used by the Spanish Capuchins.

La vida del Padre Arángel Scoti, capuchino (Madrid, 1659).

Discurso historial, en que se prueba que el Padre S. Francisco no fue religioso, ni professo la regla del sagrado doctor S. Agustin, aquellos dos años que hizo vida heremetica, antes de fundar su religion de frayles menores (Naples, 1660Madrid, 1660).

Libro para ayudar a bien morir (Valencia, 1669).

Tratado de la tercera orden: >>>>

Suma o Compendio sobre la regla de los frayles menores, recopilada de la exposicion, que sobre ella hizo el R. P. Fr. Pedro Navarro (Valencia, 1679).

Notas que se deven guardar en leer el martirologio, segun su rubrica 4: >>>>>.

literature

F. Rattariazi, Apologema, espeio y excelencias de la serafica religion de menores capuchinos (Turin, 1673), 227-228; Juan de San Antonio, BUF, 38; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 38; A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de Téruel’, DHGE VI, 1159-1160; Lexicon Capuccinum, 177.

 

 

 

 

Basilius de Zamora (d. August 9, 1696)

OFMCap. Castilian friar. Took up several educational and administrative positions: lector, guardian, custos, definitor and provincial, as well as visitator of other Capuchin provinces in Spain. King Philip IV made him a court preacher, and had him appointed counsellor and judge of the inquisition tribunal. Basilius also obtained a position the University of Salamanca, and acted as the confessor of the Duke of Medina Celi. Basilius died at Naples during a trip with the latter to Italy. He wrote a variety of works, all of which seem to be connected with his work at Salamanca, and all of them have escaped the printing press.

manuscripts

Geografica descripción del mundo, en que se trata del mundo, cielos y elementos in genere y in specie, se explica sucintamente la esphera; despues se trata de los tres continentes (antiguo, novo e incognito) en que se divide la tierra del Africa, Asia, Europa y America, de los Chersonesos, siete maravillas del mundo, del paraiso terrenal, y del fluxo y refluxo del oceano, de los ritos y costumbres de todas las naciones del Orbe, de las particularidades y cosas raras que se han hallado en el mundo, de las singularidades de todos los elementos con otras muchas cosas: MS?

Breve epilogo de theologia moral: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.C.77, ff. >>>

Paracer del R.P. Basilio da Zamora: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.C.77, ff.>>>

Censura y paracer. A cerca de los proposiciones que salieron en Francia unas de la Sorbona año de 1663, y odras de la Assemblea de los obispos año de 1682: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.C.77, ff.>>>

Manual de advertencias y devotas aspiraciones mui provechosas para el articulo de la morte, recopilados de muchas auctores que de esta materia an escrito: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 ff. 1-69.

Christiano recuerdo para moverse el alma a contricion de sus culpas: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 ff. 70-81.

Sermon en que se trata del antechristo: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 ff. 83-89.

Sermon del dia del juicio en la 1a dominica de Adviento: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 ff. 90-96.

Sermon de la quarta dominica de Adviento: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 ff. 96-101.

Miercoles de Ceniça: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 ff. 103-110.

Primer Viernes de Quaresma: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71 f. 201.

Audistis quia dictum est antiquis: MS Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale VII.E.71, appendix

literature

F. Rattariazi, Apologema, espeio y excelencias de la serafica religion de menores capuchinos (Turin, 1673), 209-210; Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca scriptorum OFMCap, 38; Bullarium OFMCap V, 365; Apollinaris a Valentia, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum capuccinorum provinciae Neapolitanae (Rome, 1886), 48-50: A. Teetaert, ‘Basile de Zamora’, DHGE VI, 1163-1164; Lexicon Capuccinum, 177.

 

 

 

 

Basilius Iturri (Basilio Iturri del Roncal, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFM. Preacher in the Aragon province.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 321-322; AIA 22 (1962), 373; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 131 (no. 440).

 

 

 

 

Basinus de Parma (Franciscan friar?)

Hesperides, MS Oxford, Canon, Class. Lat. 81

 

 

 

 

Bonitius de Augusta Treverorum (Bonitius von Trier/Hoffmann?, d. 1680)

OFMCap. Lay friar and architect in the Rhine region, known for his designs for the renovation of German palaces/castles.

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum, 132, 248.

 

 

 

 

 

 

B. Combasson (17th cent.)

OFMConv. Historian.

editions

Vera e Dilucida Explicatio Praesentis Status Totius Seraphicae Fratrum Minorum Religionis, ed. in: I Frati Cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze (Rome-Perugia, 1988), I, 1240.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beatrice de la Concepción (d. 1646)

Poor Clare. Mystic and spiritual author…

literature

DSpir I, 1310.

 

 

 

 

 

Beatrice de Silva Menezes (c. 1424-1490)

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literature

Mistici Francescani. Secolo XV, 837-844.

 

 

 

 

Beda de Soyen (Beda Von Soyen, 1663-1724)

OFMCap. Bavarian friar. Entered the order on October 9, 1685. Active as a novice master, guardian and definitor. Wrote a ceremoniale for his Bavarian province.

editions

Ceremoniale Fratrum Minorm Capuccinorum Provinciae Bavaricae (Munich, 1720).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum (venice, 1747), 39; A. Eberl, Geschichte der bayrischen Kapuziner-Ordensprovinz (1593-1902) (Freiburg in Breisgau, 1902), 281, 293.

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Aegidius Becerra (Benito Gil Becerra, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFM. Spanish friar and spiritual author.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 238-239; DSpir VI, 366-367; AIA 26 (1966), 82-87; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 121 (no. 359).

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Antonius Ortega (Benito Antonio Ortega, fl. ca. 1750)

OFM. Acting provincial of the Cartagena province by 1750

literature

AIA 36 (1933), 100-102; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 156 (no. 637).

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Alignan († 11, 07, 1268)

Friar of noble descent, who entered the order after he had been a Benedictine for many years (Abbot of the benedictine house of Grasse in 1224, Bishop of Marseille in 1229?). Travelled with the army of Thibauld IV of Champagne to the Holy Land in 1239, and later as a pilgrim in 1260. Propagated the re-inforcement of the Templar fortifications of Safad (1241). Resigned his positions (including the episcopal see) and entered the Franciscan order in 1267. Protector of the `friars of the holy virgin', an order which was already abolished at the council of Lyon in 1274. His major work is known as De Summa Trinitate et Fide Catholica in Decretalibus

manuscripts and editions

De Summa Trinitate et Fide catholica [=Tractatus Fidei contra Diversos Errores, ca. 1260] 18 manoscripts in all, among which Paris BN Fonds Latin 4224 ff. 389v-392ra; Rome, Bibl. Alessandria Universitaria. 141 ff. 306va-307vb; Eichstätt, Universitätsbibliothek Cod. St. 221 (14° s.) ff. 5ra-290vb; Chartres, Bibliothèques Municipale 341 ff. 1v-21v; British Library, Arundel 458 ff. 109-230 (15th cent.). [See for a complete survey: Grabmann, Der Franziskanerbisschof 51-53; Jensen, War against the Muslims 189, n. 15.] The work received a partial edition by Kurt Villads Jensen, AFH 89 (1996) 181-195. A full edition by Alfredo Cocci is in progress.

Compendium [abbeviation of the former work by the author himself.]: MS Paris BN Lat. 4224 ff. 425-436 [See: Golubovich, Biblioteca I, 245]

Epistolae [See in general: Histoire littéraire de la France XIX.87-91; P.-A. Armargier, Benoît d'Alignan, évêque de Marseille (1229-1268). Le contexte et l'esprit d'une théologie. Le Moyen Age. Revue d'histoire et de philologie 72 (1966) 443-462.]

1. Epistola ad Innocentium Papam IV [1249], edited by Luc d'Achery, Spicilegium Veterum Aliquot Scriptorum qui in Galiae Bibliothecis Latuerant, XIII Vol. (Paris, 1655-1677) [whioch volume? Check!].

2. Epistolae Variae, edited by Baluze, Miscellanea II². 242, and also (some dedicatory letter) in Histoire littéraire de la France XIX.89-90; Golubovich, Bibliotheca I, 236-253; Gallia Christiana Novissima (Paris, 1715), I.no. 246, 247, 253, 254 & 266

Expositiones [on the Pater Noster and the Ave Maria]: MS: Paris, BN, Lat. 4224 ff. 436-467. [See: Golubovich, Bibliotheca I. 244-245]

Sententia Lata in Synodo super Decimas [24 october, 1263], edited in Baluze, Miscellanea II².244 & Gallia Christiana Novissima, (Paris, 1715), I, 651s. & VI, 947 [See: Golubovich, Bibliotheca I, 244-245

(?) De Constructione Castri Saphet [incertain attribution], edited in Golubovich, Bibliotheca I.246-53; R.B.C. Huygens, Un nouveau texte du traité `De constructione castri Saphet'. Studi Medievali, 3. ser. 6/1 (1965) 378-87; Itinera Hierosolymitana Crucesignatorum (Saec. XII-XIII), cur. S. de Sandalo, Studium Biblicum Franciscanum Collectio Major, 24 (Jerusalem, 1984), IV,11-13. [see: C. Huygens, Un nouveau texte du traité `De constructione castri Saphet'. Studi Medievali, 3. ser. 6/1 (1965), 355-377.]

literature:

M. Grabmann, `der Franziskanerbishof B. de Alignano († 1268) und seine Summa...', in: Festschrift P. Michael Bihl OFM, ed. I.-M. Freudenreich (Colmar, 1941), 50-64; P.-A. Amargier, ‘Benoît d’Alignan (…)’, Le Moyen Age 72 (1966), 443-462; K. Villads Jensen, ‘War against the Muslims according to B. of A.’, AFH 89 (1996), 181-195 [contains a partial edition of the Summa de Trinitate]; Alfredo Cocci, `Notizie su Benoît d'Alignan (d. 1268) ed il suo Tractatus Fidei contro Diversos Errores' in: Editori di Quaracchi, 100 anni dopo (Rome, 1997), 317-331 (info on editions and studies)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Benkovi (ca. 1460, Zadar - 1522, Judenburg)

Studied in Zadar and Rome. Taught in Rome and acquired a reputation of learning and expertise in scotism. Became definitor in 1520. mediated in the conflict between the Observantists and the Reformers in Breslau (1522). Wrote a course book on Scotean logic, the Scoticae Subtilitatis Epidiction, and works on the virgin Mary.

editions:

Navigium Divae Mariae Virginis (Lyon, 1498); Stella Clericorum (Lyon, 1538); Scoticae Subtilitatis Epidicton (Pavia, 1520)

literature:

F. Doelle, Die Observanzbewegung der Sächsischen OFM-Provinz (Munich, 1918).

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Bernal (Benito Bernal de Pinós, fl. c. 1760)

OFM. Preacher in the Aragon province.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 240.

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Bonelli (Benedetto Bonelli, fl. 18th cent.)

OFMRif. Born at Cavalesio (Tirol), on 26 December 1704. Became lector of philosophy and theology and thereafter general definitor and visitator of the Milan province for the Franciscan order. Later in his career, he became diocesan visitator of Trent. He died on 28 October 1773. Aside from writing several works of his own, he was asked by the Franciscan order leadership to publish an opera omnia edition of the works of Bonaventura da Bagnoreggio. He came to an inventarisation, which he published as the Prodromus ad Opera Omnia Sancti Bonaventurae, and an additional three volumes.

editions

Epitome qua Theoria Praxisque Exhibetur Sanioris Morum Doctrina (Trent, 1737).

Dissertazione apologetica sul martirio del beato Simone a Trento nell’anno 1475 (Trent, 1747).

Dissertazione intorno alla santità e martirio del beato Adelpreto (Trent, 1755).

Condemnatio Theologiae Moralis a P. Busenbaum et Lacroix Editae Anno 1757 (Trent, 1758/Venice, 1760).

Breves Notitiae ad Bonam Directionem Animae et Salutarem Instructionem Studiorum Morali Doctrinae Addictorum (Trent, 1758/Naples, 1762).

Dissertatio Adversus Sententiam de Sufficientia Servilis Attritionis (Venice, 1759).

Notizie istorico-antiche della Chiesa di Trento, 3 Vols. (Trent, 1762).

Prodromus ad Opera Omnia Sancti Bonaveturae (Bassano, 1767).

Sancti Bonaventura (…) Operum Omnium Supplementum, 3 Vols. (Trent, 1772-1774).

literature

Giovanni Crisostomo Tovazzi, Elenco delle epoche della vita e degli scritti del Padre Benedetto Bonelli da Cavallese, Francescano Riformato, ed. Fortunato Mandelli, in: Nuova raccolta di opuscoli scientifici e filologici, Vol. XLI (Venice, 1785), 1-52; Hurter, Nomenclator (ed. Innsbruck, 1911), 117-118; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 193-197; N. Tonneatti, Cenni intorno alla vita e scritti del P. B. Bonelli (Trento, 1861); Contributi alla storia dei Frati Minori della provincia di Trento (Trento, 1926), 67-93, 135-143, 153-162, 182-184.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Canfield (Benet of Canfield/Benedict the Englishman/William Fitch/Filch, 1561-1610)

OFMCap. Born at Little Canfield (Essex) as William Fitch, in a Puritan family. Studied law in London. In 1585 he converted to Catolicism. He left England for France and in 1587 entered the Capuchin order in Paris (St. Honoré friary), taking the name of Benedict. Studied theology, also in Italy (Venetian region), and embarked on a career in the French Capuchin provinces as a preacher, novice master, guardian (a.o. of the Saint-Honoré convent) and definitor. Involved with the reform of the Benedictines of Montmartre, and spiritual counselor of high placed court officials and nobles, as well as of Blessed Mary of the Incarnation and Marie de Beauviulliers (who reformed the monastery of Montmartre), which also caused his involvement in several controversies. In 1599, he traveled back to England, in an attempt to convert people from his native land to Catholicism. He was apprehended shortly after his arrival. After two years in prison, he was sent back to France, thanks to the mediation of Henri IV. Back in France, Benedict again took up several charges in the order (guardian, novice master and definitor), to die on 21 November 1610 in the Saint-Honoré friary. Benedict of Canfield is especially renowned for his The Rule of Perfection, a Christocentric work of spiritual edification reaching back to Bonaventurean notions, the first versions of which has been circulating in manuscript format from the time Benedict came back from Italy to France (early 1590s). Once printed, the book became a tremendous success and went through more than fifty editions in various languages. In 1689, the book was placed on the Index, but it remained one of the classics of Catholic spirituality of the sixteenth/seventeenth centuries.

manuscripts/editions

Le chevalier chrestien (1600-1609), written during his imprisonment in England. the first authorized edition appeared in Paris in 1609 or 1610, and it was printed frequently thereafter. It is a doctrinal and ascetical guide for secular Christians.

Règle de perfection contenant un bref et lucide abrégé de toute la vie spirituelle réduite à ce seul point de la volonté de Dieu, divisé en trois parties (Paris: Charles Chastelain, 1610). Many editons followed. A Latin version of this large work apparently appeared before 1610, and an English version might gave circulated as early as 1608 and maybe earlier. The work was reprinted several times in different languages between the seventeenth and the nineteenth century, although it was placed on the Index of Forbidden Books in 1689 because of its alleged quietist tendencies. A critical edition appeared as La Règle de perfectio/The Rule of Perfection, ed. J. Orcibal, Bibliothèque de l'Ecole des Hautes Etudes. Section des sciences religieuses, LXXXIII (París: P.U.F., 1982). See also: Benet of Canfield, The rule of perfection, ed. D.M. Rogers (1970); K. Emery, Renaissance dialectic and Renaissance piety: Benet of Canfield's Rule of perfection (1987), which included a modern English translation of the Rule of perfection. Several old editions and early translations can be accessed via the digital collections of the University Library of Ghent and via Google Books.

Selections of his works have been included in La vie mystique chez les franciscains du dix-septième siècle. Tome II: Florilège de figures mystiques de la réforme capucine, ed. Dominique Tronc, Collection Sources mystiques (Mers-sur-Indre: Paroisse et Famille-Centre Saint-Jean-de-la-Croix, 2014).

vitae

Sieur de Nantilly, Véritable et miraculeuse conversion du R.P. Benoist de Canfeld (Paris, 1622).

J. Brousse, La vie du Reverend Père Ange de Joyeuse, Prédicateur Capucin … ensemble Les vies des RR. PP. P. Benoist et P. Archange Escossois du même ordre (1621). Translated as: J. Brousse, The life of the Reverend Fa. Angel of Joyeuse with Lives of Father Benet Englishman, and Father Archangel Scotsman, trans. R. Rockwood (1623). A modern edition appeard as: J. Brousse, The lives of Ange de Joyeuse and Benet Canfield, ed. A. Birrell, trans. R. Rockwood (1959).

literature

Zacharia Boverio, Annales (Lyon, 1639) II, 843-862; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 39-40; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. ed. Rome, 1908) I, 128-129; DThCat II, 718-719; Ubald d’Alençon & Marie Benoît du Bourg d’Iré, ‘Le P. Benoît de Canfield’, Études franciscaines 42 (1930), 688-707; P. Hildebrand, ‘Benoit de Canfeld’, DHGE VIII, 196-198; DSpir I, 1446-1452; Lexicon Capuccinum, 192-193; Cassian of Stanley [=C.J. Reel], ‘Benet Canfield (William Fitch) Capuchin: the man and his writings’, BLitt Diss. (University of Oxford, 1948); Optat de Veghel, Benoît de Canfield (1562-1610). Sa vie, sa doctrine et son influence (Rome, 1949); L. Sheppard, ‘Benet of Canfield and his Rule of perfection’, Downside Review 69 (1951), 323-332; E. Gullick, ‘The life of Father Benet of Canfield’, Collectanea Franciscana 42 (1972), 39-67; J. Orcibal, Benoît de Canfield Le règle de perfection (1982); Kent Emery Jr. & Kent Emory Jr., ‘Another Book, Another Manner: Benet of Canfield's Le Chevalier Chrestien’, Mystics Quarterly 16:2 (June 1990), 83-92; Daniel Vidal, Critique de la raison mystique: Benoît de Canfield : possession et dépossession au XVIIe siècle (Grenoble: Editions Jérôme Millon, 1990); K. Emery junior, Monastic, scholastic and mystical theologies from the later Middle Ages (Notre Dame, 1996), passim; Sabrina Stroppia, ‘Riletture secentesche di Canfeld (etc.)…’, Arch. Ital. Storia Pietà 9 (1996), 177-279; Camille Bérubé, ‘L’amour de Dieu chez Benoît de Canfield’, in: Idem, L’amour de Dieu selon Jean Duns Scot, Porète, Eckhart, Benoît de Canfield et les Capucins, Bibl. Seraphico-Cappuccina 53 (Rome, 1997), 109-143; Jean Orcibal, ‘La divinisation selon Benoît de Canfield (1562-1610)’, in: Idem, Etudes d’histoire et de littérature religieuses (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles), ed. Jacques Le Brun & Jean Lesaulnier (Paris, 1997), 409-418; Stephen Innes, ‘Fitch, William [Benet of Canfield] (1562–1610)’, in: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004; http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/4550) [with much additional info on Canfield’s biography, and a listing of manuscripts]; La mistica parola per parola, ed. Luigi Borriello, Maria R. Del Genio & Tomás Spidlík (Milan: Ancora, 2007), 71f.

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Haarlem (Franciscus van der Plasse, d. 1651)

OFMCap. Dutch or Belgian friar. Entered the order at Brussels in 1609. He was guardian of the Hasselt friary before he became a missionary in the Protestant part of The Netherlands (the Dutch Republic). Was active as a missionary priest in Nijmegen for two years, as well as in Eemnes in 1629. That same year, he became involved in local political struggles and had to leave. He was forbidden to return to active missionary duty by the apostolic apostolic vicar for the Dutch mission (Philippus Rovenius). Thereafter, Benedictus became guardian at Furness and Dunkirck. He died in Mechelen (Malines) on 27 June 1651. Author?

literature

Archief van het Aartsbisdom Utrecht 27 (1901), 335, 341, 1 (1906), 333, 336, 350; J.D.M. Cornelissen, Romeinsche Bronnen voor den Kerkelijken Toestand der Nederlanden onder Apostolisch Vicarissen 1592-1727, deel I, Rijks Gesch. Publ. no. 77 (Den Haag, 1932) I, 370-372, 403, 414, 416, 419-423, 428, 534-536; P. Hildebrand, ‘Benoit de Harlem’, DHGE VIII, 211. With thanks to Dr. Jan Out for the information concerning Benedictus' activities in Eemnes.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Liège (d. 1660)

OFMCap. Three times provincial of the Rhine province (1632-1635, 1649-1652, 1655-1658). Confessor of Maria de Medici, Queen of France. Latin poet (several of his poems apparently survive). During a stay at Rome, in 1633, pope Urban VIII asked him to function as an ambassador for missions to the King of France and the Archbishops of Mainz, Cologne, Trier and Worms. Later, in 1649, he acted in Rome as the negotiator for the interests of the prince-elect of Mainz. In 1660, when visiting the Swiss Capuchin provice as general commissarius, he died at Luzern.

literature  

Bullarium Capuccinorum, ed. Michael Tugiensis (Rome, 1746) IV, 113-117, 331; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 40; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 129; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni (Rome, 1872) II, 520, 654-655, 657; Analecta Capuccinorum 16 (1900), 187-188 & 17 (1901), 611-62, 151, 154; P. Hildebrand, ‘Benot de Liège’, DHGE VIII, 218; Lexicon Capuccinum, 194.

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Locarno (16th century?)

Magister theologiae, lector in Bologna

literature

Piana, Chartularium, 61

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Loewenberg (Löwenberg, ca. 1450-1543)

Friar from the Saxony province. Chose late in life for the lutheran side.

literature

LThK II (1994), 203.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Lohr (Benedikt von Lohr, d. 1719)

OFMCap. Friar from the Rhine province; guardian of the convent of Mainz, lector and provincial definitor. He died in Mainz on April 10, 1719. Author of theological and order-historal and order-institutional works.

manuscripts

Breviarium Chronologicum de Institutione, Destitutione et Restitutione Ordinis Fratrum Minorum: MS>>>

Legalia et Judicalia Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Statui Accommodata ex Recentissimis et Probatissimis Auctoribus: MS>>>

Regularia Fratres Minores Concernantia ex Actis, Statutis, Decretis, Ordinationibus, Declarationibus Capitulorum Generalium ex Archivo Nostro Romano Aliisque Manuscriptis et Probatis Regulae Expositoribus Collecta: MS>>>

Forma Regendi Fratres Minores Capuccinos ex Actis, Statutis, Decretis, Declarationibus et Ordinationibus Capitulorum Generalium a Principio Ejusdem Ordinis Usque ad Annum 1702: MS>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 42; A. Zawart, ‘The history of franciscan preaching and of franciscan preachers (1209-1927), The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 9 (1927), 541; A. Teetaert, ‘Bénigne de Lohr’, DHGE VII, 1325-1326; Lexicon Capuccinum, 196.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Montesarchia (Benedetto da Montesarchia, d. 1671)

OFMCap. Friar in the Naples province. Took his profession on 18 October 1621. Guardian of several convents. Died on 25 December 1671. Biographer.

editions

L’angelo della pace (Naples, 1666). It is a biography of the Capuchin friar Ange de Joyeuse.

literature

Apollinaro da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Naples, 1886), 50-51; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit de Montesarchia’, DHGE VIII, 243-244.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Scandriglia (Benedetto da Scandriglia/Benedetto Palocci, d. 1659)

OFMCap. Friar from the Roman province. Lector, as well as guardian and definitor. Author of historical and ascetical works.

editions

Frutti serafici, ovvero laconismo delle vite dell’huomini piu illustri in santita e dottrina de’frati minori cappuccini dall’anno 1525 fin all’anno 1612 (Rome, 1656). It is an abbreviation/reworking of the annals written by Zacharia Boverio.

Apparizioni della Vergine santissima all’huomini illustri in santita della religione cappuccina (Rome, 1656).

Catalogo dell’huomini illustri in dottrina della religione de frati minori cappuccini (Rome, 1656).

Casi piu memorabili occorsi nella religione de’frati minori cappuccini (Rome, 1656).

Ordinazioni degli antichi Padri nella religione de’ frati minori, particolarmente del Dottore serafico S. Bonaventura circa la composizione dell’uomo esteriore (Viterbo, 1659).

Meditationi sopra la vita di N. Sig. Giesu Cristo, passione, morte, resurrettione et ascensione al cielo e venuta dello Spirito santo (Viterbo, 1661).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 41; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 129; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit de Scandriglia’, DHGE VIII, 260; DThCat XI, 1834; Italia Francescana 14 (1939), 215; Lexicon Capuccinum, 194.

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Seminara (Benedetto da Seminari/Benedetto Leoni, 1564-1627)

OFMCap. Born at Seminara (Reggio Calabria) as a member of the noble Leoni family (baptismal name Marco-Antonio). At the age of 18, he went to Naples, to study law. There he came under the influence of the Capuchins. He was received into the order by the provincial minister Basilio da Napoli. After his novitiate at Caserta (completed in March 1586), and after leaving all his worldly possessions to the establishment of a mons pietatis in his home region, he received a homiletic and theological training. Very successful preacher (earned the nickname apostle of Calabria). Around 1600, the minister general (Girolamo da Sorbo) asked him to work against Calvinist tendencies in Southern France. Yet he had only travelled as far as Brescia (where he apparently was to learn the French language), when this mission was aborted, due to plague epidemics in France. After his return to Calabria, he taught philosophy and theology and fulfilled several administrative functions (guardian, definitor, and provincial). He died at the age of 63 in his home town Seminara on 14 march 1627, during a Lent preaching tour.

manuscripts/editions

Dottrina Christiana/Catechismus in Commodum Parochorum pro Erudiendo Populo. A work divided into seven parts/treatises.

Prediche quaresimali

Sermoni

These works apparently used to be present in the Capuchin della Concezione convent at Napoli (see Teetaert).

literature

G.-C. Scarfo, Elogio del P. Benedetto Leoni de Seminara (Naples, 1714); Bernardo da Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 40-41; R. da Cesinale, Storia delle Missioni,II (Paris-Rome, 1873), 130; Apollinaro da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Rome-Naples, 1886), 51-52; Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini calabresi (Catanzaro, 1914), 13-16; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit de Seminara’, DHGE VIII, 261; LexCap, 194-195; DThC XIV, 1796; R. Liberti, ‘Il singolare caso di un religioso seminarese in nuove documentazioni. Il servo di Dio Benedetto Leone al secolo Marcantonio (1564-1627)‘, Incontri meridionali (1991), 253-260; DHGE XXXI, 741-742.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Sancto Florentino (Bernard de Saint-Florentin/Goudon, fl. 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Member of the Parisian province. Moralising exegete/religious author.

editions

Les Psaumes expliqués, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1766). This work was issued anonymously.

literature

Hurter, Nomenclator V, 100; Barbier, Dictionnaire des ouvrages anonymes 3rd Ed. (Paris, 1890?) III, 1103; Dictionnaire de la Bible III, 276; Lexicon Capuccinum, 214.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Urbino (Benedetto Passionei da Urbino, 1560-1625) beatus

OFMCap. Friar from the Marches of Ancona. After studies of law at Padua, leading to the doctorat in civil and canon law, he entered the Capuchin order in May 1584 at Fano. After his noviciate and theological and pastoral studies, he was appointed preacher by the Capuchin minister general Girolamo da Polizzi (1592). Became a renowned preacher and receive the consignment to preach against Protestantism in Bohemia. He departed on this mission after Easter 1600.. After two years, he is back in Italy (1602), probably travelling and working together with Lorenzo da Brindisi. Benedetto died at the Urbino convent on 29 April 1625. He was officially beatified by Pius IX on February 10, 1867. Several of Benedetto’s works still survive.

manuscripts

Tractatus de Paupertate Fratrum Minorum Secundum mentem Beati Patris Nostri Francisci

Lettere consolitaria alla cognata Eleonora afflitta per la sua sterilità

Inni, sonetti e lettere varie

De Libero Arbitrio S. Augustini, traduzzione italiana con lettera di accompagno

All these texts apparently can be found in: Fossombrone, Biblioteca Passionei.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 41-42; Lorenzo da Brindisi (Laurentius de Brundusio), De Rebus Austriae et Bohemiae Commentariolum, edited in: Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 25 (1909), 79-86, 136-141, 187-190; Eugenio da Potenza, Vita del beato Benedetto da Urbino (Castelplanio, 1920); Giusepe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini della Marche (Jesi, 1928), 15; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit d’Urbino’, DHGE VIII, 269-270; LexCap>>> ; Giovanni Leonardi, ‘Bienheureux Benoît d’Urbino, champion du renoncement et du service’, in : Visages de saints et bienheureux capucins, 139-153; Benedetto Passionei da Urbino (1560-1625), ed. G. Avarucci, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 95 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 431-436.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus of Löwenberg (ca. 1450 - 1543)

Franciscan who became supportive of the Lutheran cause, following in this the lead of his provincial minister Petrus Fontinus??

editions:

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literature:

Franciscan Studies, 19 (1923), 279-307; Wilhelm Forster, `Benedikt v. Löwenberg', LThK, 2 (1994), 203.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Mediolanensis (Benedetto da Milano/Sanbenedetti, 1605-1679)

OFMCap. Friar from the Milan province. For a long time, he kept a low profile in the order. Yet in 1643 his former lector Simplizio Visconti, at that time general procurator and commissioner for the Capuchins at Rome, made him his personal secretary. After Simplizio had become minister general, he made Benedetto his counsellor and charged him with visiting Capuchin provinces and provincial chapter meetings. The next Capuchin minister general, Marco-Antonio da Carpenedolo, made him a general commissioner and visitator of the Milan province. In 1666, Benedetto left his charges, retreating to the Milan Conception convent. He died there on 30 november 1679. Over the years, Benedetto unfolded historiographical and hagiographical activities. In addition, he edited and published a cycle of quaresimal sermons by Emanuele Orchi da Como: Quaresimale (Milan-Venice, 1650).

editions

Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini, 4 Vols. (Turin-Venice, 1641-1645). An Italian translation and correction of the latin annals produced by Zacharia Boverio.

Vita del venerabile servo di Dio fra Bernardo da Corleone siciliano religioso laico dell’ordine dei cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo, 1680/Genoa-Milan, 1683/Palermo, 1725 & 1737).

Vita e gesti di Maria Longa fondatrice dell’hospitale degli incurabili e delle cappuccine di S. Maria in Gerusalemme di Napoli (Naples, 1683/Naples, 1736/ Naples, 1834). This is an Italian translation of the Vita Beatae Mariae Longae written by Boverio.

literature

Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 40; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 41; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 130; Pellegrino da Forli, Annali Cappuccini (Milan, 1884) III, 284; V. Bonari, I cappuccini della provincia Milanese, I: Biografia dei piu distinti nei secoli XVI e XVII (Cremona, 1898), 106-109; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit de Milan’, DHGE VIII, 223-224; Lexicon Capuccinum, 194

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Niger (Benedictis a Sancto Philadelphio/Benedetto Niger/Moro, d. 1589)

OFMRif

G. Fiume, ‘Antonio Etiope e Benedetto il Moro: il Santo scavuzzo e il Nigro eremita’, in: Francescanesimo e cultura a Noto. Atti del convegno internazionale di studi, ed. Diego Ciccareli & Simona Sarzana, Francisana, 12 (Palermo: Biblioteca francescana, Officina di studi medievali, 2005), 67-100; Maria Vittoria Strazzeri, ‘I giudei di San Fratello’, in: Ubi neque aerugo neque tinea demolitur, 647-689.

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Parisiensis (Benoît de Paris/Benoît Laugeois, 1689)

OFMCap. Friar from the Parisian province. Major exegete

manuscripts/editions

Spiritus veteris ac Novi Testamenti >>>>

De Politica Christiana Contra Machiavellum >>>>

L’exposition littérale de toute la Bible (Paris, 1675).

Scientia Universalis Scripturae Sacrae seu Explicatio Litteralis Veteris ac Novi Testamenti Secundum Methodum Jesu Christi, Lucae, c. xxiv, v. 44 et Omnium SS. Patrum Doctrinam, 3 Vols. (Paris, 1685).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 40; DHGE VIII, 248; DThCat XI, 1834; B. Cuneo, ‘Biblical scholars in the Franciscan order’, The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 7 (1925), 108; Italia Francescana 14 (1939), 215; Lexicon Capuccinum, 194.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus de Toul (Benoît de Toul/Benoît Picart, 1663-1720)

OFMCap. Member of the old Lorraine province. Lector and guardian (of the Saint-Mansuy-les-Toul convent, 1705-1710/11), as well as general commissioner for the Capuchin convents of France and Lorraine (1712-1713). Provincial definitor thereafter. Died suddenly in January 1720. Active and productive historian, working on the history of the orde, on heraldic issues, regional history, concentrating especially on the diocese of Toul (on request of the bishop of Toul, Henri de Thiard de Bissy, who wanted to prove that the Saint-Dié chapter and the abbeys of the Vosges were not independent but dependent upon episcopal authority) and the Lorraine and Bar regions.

manuscripts/editions

a. works pertaining to the history of the Franciscan order:

Apologie de l’histoire de l’indulgence de Portioncule (Toul, 1714).

Réponse aux Lettres critiques sur l’apologie de l’histoire de l’indulgence de Portioncule (Toul, 1716). A reaction to criticisms raised by J.-J. Petitdier against Benoît’s Apologie.

Illustratio Sigilli et Contrasigilli Conradi, Cognomine Probi, Ordinis Sancti Francisci, Sacri Romani Imperii Principis et Episcopi Civitatis Leucorum>>>. A.o. dealing with the cap of the original franciscan habit.

Dissertatio Apologetica seu Vindiciae Conradi Minoritae et Episcopi Tullensis ab Injuriis Male in Eum Impactis, contra Eventinum et Centuriatores Magdeburgenses>>>>

Synopsis Historica Primae, Apud Leucos Eorumque Confines, Ordinis Sancti Francisci Institutionis ac Illius Progressus>>

b. works pertaining to the history of Toul, Lorraine and Bar

La vie de saint Gérard, évêque de Toul, avec des notes pour servir à l’histoire du pays (Toul, 1700). This is partly a translation/reworking of the Latin biography on this saint made by Widric, abbot of Saint-Épure.

Dissertation critique pour prouver que la ville de Toul était la capitale et le siège épiscopal des Leuquois, que Grand n’a pas été la capitale des Leuquois ni le siège épiscopal de saint Eucaire et que ce saint n’a pas été évêque des Leuquois. Contre le ‘Système chronologique des évêques de Toul’ et contre la préface mise en tête de ce livre (Toul, 1702). Directed against the Système chronologique written by Fr. de Riguet (and published by the Premonstratensian Louis Hugo at Nancy in 1701).

Défense de l’antiquité de la ville de Toul, contre la préface d’un livre qui a pour titre ‘Système chronologique et historique des évêques de Toul' (Paris, 1702).

Lettre écrite à Monsieur **** sur l’Histoire de saint Sigebert III, roi d’Austrasie (Toul, 1702). Ripping apart Vincent de Nancy’s Histoire fidèle de Saint Sigebert, XIIe roy d’Austrasie et IIIe du nom (Nancy, 1702), a work that had the support of Louis Hugo.

Lettre à Monsieur l’abbé XXX, sur l’‘Histoire de saint Sigebert, XIIe roi d’Austrasie’; Réplique à la réponse aux deux lettres écrites sur l’ ‘Histoire de saint Sigebert, IIIe du nom; Réponse aux observations sur la réplique de l’auteur anonime à la réponse aux deux lettres critiques contre l’ ‘Histoire de saint Sigebert, IIIe du nom, XIIe roi d’Austrasie’ (Toul, 1704). Cf. MS nancy, Bibliothèque municipale 468.

L’origine de la très illustre maison de Lorraine avec un abrégé de l’histoire de ses princes (Toul, 1704).

Histoire ecclésiastique et politique de la ville et du diocèse de Toul (Toul, 1707).

Pouillé ecclésiastique et civil du diocèse de Toul, 2 Vols. (Toul, 1711). As it did not suit the taste and policies of the living Duke of Lorraine, the latter obtained a royal decree forbidding the sale of the work in the Duchies of Lorraine and Bar. Already before that, the Duke of Lorraine had commissioned Louis Hugo to write a more favorable history of the Dukes of Lorraine, to counter the picture rising up from earlier works by Benoît.

Supplément à l’histoire de la maison de Lorraine et remarques sur le traité historique et critique de l’origine de la généalogie de la maison de Lorraine (Berlin, 1711). Disqualifying Hugo’s Traité historique et critique de l’origine de la généalogie de la maison de Lorraine.

Réplique aux deux lettres qui servent d’apologie du traité historique sur l’origine de la maison de Lorraine, avec la suite des remarques critiques sur le même traité (Toul, 1713). Yet another episode in the conflict between our Franciscan and Louis Hugo. In the end, the Duke of Lorraine dismissed Hugo as the official historian for his Duchy.

Histoire ecclésiastique et civile de la ville et du diocèse de Metz (1716)>>>>.

Histoire du diocèse de Verdun (incomplete)>>>>

Recueil des hommes illustres du diocèse de Toul (incomplete)>>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 41; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 197; Auguste Digot, 'Eloge historique du P. Benoit Picart', Mémoires de la Société Royale des Sciences (...) de Nancy (1844), 116-208; E. Martin, ‘Le P. Benoît de Toul’, Études franciscaines 41 (1929), 270-293, 392-415; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit de Toul’, DHGE VIII, 265-269; Lexicon Capuccinum, 195;  

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Gaeta (Benedetto Gaeta, ca. 1559-15 March 1630)

OFMRif. Friar of the Sicilian province. Born at Francroforte (Syracuse Diocese). Was already a secular priest when he decided to join the Riformati at the San Francesco friary of Agrigento. Took his profession on 27 November 1589. Novice master for ca. 38 years, as well as confessor of the Poor Clares of the royal Poor Clare monastery at Naples for more than three years. Productive spiritual author, yet none of his works seem to have been edited.

literature

DSpir VI, 30; >>>>

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Gualdinus (Benedict Kelsternbasset, 1625-1698)

OFMCap. Of English descent, he entered the order in the Normandy province. After a career in various French provinces, he died at Alençon on 28 May 1698. Author.

manuscripts/editions

Homo Sensatus, Secundum Illa Verba: ‘Homo Sensatus Credit Legi Dei et Lex Illi Fidelis’>>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 40; Pellegrino da Forli, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1884) III, 562-564; A. Teetaert, ‘Benoit Gualdinus’, DHGE VIII, 210-211; >>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Genuensis (Benedetto de’Barbieri, d. 1795)

OFMCap. Friar from the Genoa province. Author.

manuscripts/editions

Raccolta di alcune orazioni panegiriche (Genoa, 1787).

Triennium Philosophicum, 2 Vols.: MS Voltri, Biblioteca dei Cappuccini (unnumbered manuscript? Apparently only containing the first volume).

Orazioni panegiriche (Genoa, s.a.). This work can also be found in the 1787 editon of the Raccolta.

literature

Johannes Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 15; F. Molfino, Cappuccini liguri (Genoa, 1909), 32; Francesco Zaverio, I cappuccini Genovesi, I: Note biografiche (Genoa, 11912), 24; A. Teetaert, ‘Bénigne de Gênes’, DHGE VII, 1325.  

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Polonus (mid 13th cent.)

Travel companion of Giovanni di PianCarpine (Johannes de Plano Carpini) on the journey to Mongolia in 1245. Like Giovanni, Benedict produced an itinerary/history of his adventures. This work itself seemingly has not survived. An anonymous scribe from near Cologne reworked Bendicts’ account into a concise Relatio (1247).

editions

Relation des mongols ou tartares par Jean du Plan de Carpin. Première édition complète publiée d'Après les manuscrits de Leyde, de Paris, et de Londres, cur. M. d'Avezac (Paris, 1838), Appendix: De Itinere Fratrum Minorum ad Tartaros quae frater Benedictus Polonus viva voce retulit; Sinica Franciscana, cur, A. van den Wyngaert, I. (Florence/Quarracchi, 1929), 131-143.

literature

Pullé, Historia Mongolorum (Florence, 1913), 121-124; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Benoit de Pologne’, DHGE VIII, 250; B.Roest, Reading the Book of History. Intellecual contexts and educational functions of franciscan historiography (1226-ca. 1350) (Groningen, 1996), 114-115, 121; C. Fossati, ‘I Mongoli, Giovanni di Pian del Carpine e Benedetto Polonno’, Itineraria 8 (2009); Adriano Duque, ‘The Text as Map: Benedict the Pole’s Account of the Carpine Mission to Mongolia (1246-1247), in: Travels and Travelogues in the Middle Ages, ed. Jean-François Kosta-Théfaine, AMS Studies in the Middle Ages, 28 (AMS Press, 2009), 233-248; Franciszek M. Rosinski, ‘Franciszkanska legacja papieska z udzialem Polaka u Wielkiego Chana’, in: Observare Evangelium. Wroclawska Ksiega Jubileuszu 800-lecia Zakonu Braci Mniejszych, ed. Franciszek M. Rosinski (Wroclaw: Franciszkanskie Wydawnictwo sw. Antoniego, 2009), 385-407. [on Benedict of Poland and his legate journey to the Mongol Khan].

 

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Sinigardi (Benedetto Sinigardi Aretino)

First provincial minister of the Holy Land province

literature 

Jeryldine M. Wood, ‘Piero’s Legend of the True Cross and the friars of San Francesco [Sansepolcro]’, in: The Cambridge Companion to Piero della Francesca, 51-65, 205-214.

 

 

 

 

Benedictus Sigl (d. 1764)

OFMConv. Novice master in Luzern. Author of confession manuals, novice training treatises and related works, as well as polemical historical works.

literature

DSpir XIV, 827.

 

 

 

 

 

Benignus Fremaldus (Bénigne Fremaut, 1654-1723)

OFMRec. Belgian friar, spiritual reformer, hagiographer and historian. Entered the religious life as a Franciscan novice at Ypres (Ieper) in 1670 in Flanders. In 11680, the general of the order Joseph Ximenes Samaniego asked for several friars from Flanders to introduce Recollect reforms in Naples. Benignus was enthrusted with the coordination of this endeavour, which apparently did not succeed. After his fellow flemish friars had returned to Belgium, Benignus stayed for two years in Italy, working with the successor of Wadding, father Harold, and doing research in a number of Italian friaries. After his return to Belgium, Benignus began to write a number of works based on his research. His main publication is De geestelijke palmboom, 12 Vols. (Bruges (?), 1693-1720). Benignus also fulfilled several administrative and spiritual charges. He was, for instance, vicar at Eeklo and Diksmuiden (Dixmude), spiritual director and confessor (a.o. for the Urbanist Poor Clares of Ghent and tertiary sisters) etc.

editions

Den geestelicken palm-boom in elke maent nieuwe vruchten gevende, oft Generale legende vande levens der heyligen […] uyt de dry-vuldige orden vanden H. en Seraphinschen Vader Franciscus, bestaende in twaelf boecken, ed. Petrus Bouttats (Bruges: Jan Danckaert, 1693-1720). This work was re-edited between 1859-1871 by Ladislaus van den Berk and also appeared in a number of Italian and French adaptations. See for instance Paul Guérin, Le palmier séraphique (Malvoisin-Bar-le-Duc, 1872); Léon de Clary, L’auréole séraphique, 4 Vols. (1883-1884), itself translated into Italian as the L’aureola serafica, and first of all Mazzara’s Leggendario franciscano (1721).

literature

DHGE XVIII, 1240f

 

 

 

 

 

Benignus Maria a. S. Alosio>>?

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manuscripts

Theologiae Scholastico-Dogmaticae Praelectiones: Naples, Naz. VII.B.66 (sec. XVIII).

 

 

 

 

Benignus de Condom (Bénigne de Condom, d. 1697)

OFMCap. Friar from the Aquitanian province. Historian. His works, the Annales du couvent d’Auch, and the Registre des miracles de Notre-Dame de Médoux, seemingly are lost.

literature

Apollinaro di Valencia, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum capuccinorum provinciae Occitaniae et Aquitaniae (Nemours, 1894), 44; Eduard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 10; Irénée d’Aulon, Bibliographie des frères mineurs capuchins de la province de Toulouse (1582-1928) (Toulouse, 1928), 7; A. Teetaert, ‘Bénigne de Condom’, DHGE VII, 1321-1322.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin de Carcassonne (d. 1708)

OFMCap. Provincial of the Toulouse province. Historian.

editions

Histoire de l’église de Notre-Dame de Saint Sauveur, en laquelle fut fondé et establi le couvent des Pères capucins, l’an 1592. Mémoire historique de la fondation du couvent de Carcassonne depuis l’an 1592 jusqu’en l’an 1689, ed. D. Mahul, in: Cartulaire et archives des communes de l’ancien diocèse et de l’arrondissement de Carcassonne, Vols. V-VI (Paris, 1871).

literature

Apollinaro de Valencia, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum capuccinorum provinciae Occitaniae et Aquitaniae (Nemours, 1894), 44-45; Eduard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca mariana ordinis fratrum minorum capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 10; Irénée d’Aulon, Bibliographie des frères mineurs capuchins de la province de Toulouse (Toulouse, 1928), 8; A. Teetaert, ‘Benjamin de Carcassonne’, DHGE VII, 1343.

 

 

 

 

 

Benno de Stans (Benno von Stans/Benno Lussi/Lussy Benno de Stans, 1679-1755)

OFMCap. Swiss friar. Made a career as a lector, guardian, definitor, custos and provincial. Known for his commentary on the Third order rule and for his hagiographical biography of the Unterwalden hermit Nikolaus von Flue.

editions 

Wunder- und Tugendt-Stern, der in dem schweizerischen Alp-Gebürg entstanden, von sonderen göttlichen Gnadenstrahlen erleuchtet, mit Glantz sonderer Heiligkeit geschinen, dass ist Übernatürliches Leben, heiligster Wandel und grosse Wunder-Werck des Villseeligen Bruder Clausen von Unterwalden (Lucerna, 1732) 

Regelbüchlein des dritten Ordens (Stans, 1730 & 1734).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 42; L. Signer, ‘Pflege des Schrifttums in der Schweizer Provinz’, in: Die schweizerische Kapuzinerprovinz (Einsiedeln, 1928), 345-347; Christian Schweizer, ‘Lussy Benno de Stans, cap. (1679-1755)’, Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz 8 (2009), 109f.

 

 

 

 

Benno Mayr (fl. seventeenth century)

OFM. German friar and Scotist theologian

editions

Quaestiones Selectae ex Libro I Sententiarum de Scientia Dei ad Mentem Doctoris Subtilis (Ingolstadt, 1680).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bentivenga de Bentivenghi (Bentivenga da Bentivengis, d. 1289/90)

Born in Aquasparta. Became in 1276 bishop of Todi and in 1278 cardinal-archbishop of Albano and papal penitentiary. He was a prolific preacher and was involved with the redaction of the papal decree Exiit qui seminat of Nicholas III. No works seem to have survived, although he is mentioned as the author of a sermon collection and a Veritatis Theologicae Volumen.

literature

Salimbene, Cronica, ed. O. Holder-Egger, MGH Scriptores XXXII, 498; Wadding, Scriptores, 53 [check!]; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 125 (ed. 1806, p. 131); Der Registerband des Cardinal-Grosspänitentiars Bentivenga (Mainz, 1890); AF II, 91-92 105-106; AF III, 300-309-420; Eubel, Hierarchia catholica I, 9, 54; Zawart, 286; AFH, 2 (1909), 461 & 6 (1913), 10; A. Teetaert, ‘Bentivenga de Bentivengis’, DHGE VIII, 281; Schneyer, I, 39.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benvenuto Silvola da Milano (d. 1778)

Chronicler

literature

Anacleto Mosconi, `I cronisti delle provincie Osservante e Riformata di Milano: P. Bernardino Burocco da Monza (d. 1746) e P. Benvenuto Silvola da Milano (d. 1778)', AFH, 71 (1978), 130-149. (esp. 127-49); Anacleto Mosconi, ‘Un curioso cronista milanese del Settecento. Il francescano Benvenuto Silvola’, Civiltà Ambrosiana 15 (1998), 444-447.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Berard Müller

Historian of the Upper Germany province.

editions

De ortu et progressu Provinciae Argentinensis, ed. M. Sehi, in: Alemania Franciscana Antiqua XII (1964).

 

 

 

 

Berengarius de Bardaxi (Berenguer de Bardaxi, d. 1616)

OFM. Observant friar from Saragossa. Taught theology at the Sta Maria and San Francisco convents in his home town, before he became provincial of Aragon. King Philip III commended him for the episcopal see of Huesca, a position he obtained in 13 April 1608. Obtained great wealth for his diocese, combing this with great personal austerity. Organised a synod in 1611 and performed as the orator at the provincial council of Saragossa in 1614. He died on December 20, 1615.

editions

Proprium Sanctorum Diocesis Oscensis, Apostolicae Sedis Auctoritate (…) (Saragossa, 1610?). Later editions followed.

Diferentes oraciones sagrades (Huesca, 1608).

Sermones (Huesca, 1614).

literature 

F. de Latassa, Biblioteca nueva de los escritos aragoneses (Pamplona, 1789) II, 200-202; J. Coignet, ‘Bardaxi’, DHGE VI, 762. 

 

 

 

 

 

Berengarius de Malabosco (late thirteenth-early fourteenth cent.)

Custos of the Franciscan custody of Toulouse, canonist

manuscripts

Summa super Titulo de Actionibus (?): Seo de Urgel, Biblioteca Capitular 2042 ff. 125ra-135va (ca. 1300)

literature

AFH, 17 (1924), 335> check!

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardettus Vercellensis (late 15th cent.)

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manuscripts

Sermo de Bonaventura: MS Napoli, Biblioteca Naz. VIII.AA.30, ff. 112a-114c (dopo 1450) [Inc.: Volavit ad me unus de seraphim. Scribuntur hec verba Isaye 4c. Iesus Nazarenus crucifixus rex Iudeorum fratres carissimi…; Expl.: In hac vita gratiam et fidem. Amen.]

literature

Manoscritti francescani della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, ed. C. Cenci (Napoli 1971), II, 774

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Amicus (Bernardino Amico, fl. early 17th cent.)

Observant Franciscan friar, known for his works on the Holy Land which contains building plans and measurements of a significant number of buildings found in the Holy Land, based on measurements done by Amico during his sojourn in Palestine between 1593 and 1596.

editions

Trattato delle Piante & Immagini de Sacri Edifizi di Terra Santa (1609).

Bernardino Amico, Plans of the Sacred Edifices of the Holy Land, ed. & trans. Theophilus Bellorini and Eugene Hoade (Jerusalem: Franciscan Press, 1953).

literature

Zur Shalev, Sacred Words and Worlds: Geography, Religion, and Scholarship, 1550-1700 (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 121-139; Marianne Petra Ritsema van Eck, Custodians of Sacred Space: Constructing the Franciscan Holy Land through texts and sacri monti (ca. 1480-1650), PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2017), passim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Catastini (1636-1718)

OFMCap>>

literature

Giacomo Carlini, Bernardino Catastini (1636-1718). Un frate aretino tra papi, re e principi d'Europa (Florence, 1998). Cf. short review in AFH 96 (2003), 272.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Cristinus (Bernardino Cristini da Giovellina Corso, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMObs & Professor of medicine.

editions

Arcana Lazari Riverii: nusquam in lucem ed. Cum institutionibus medicis, & regulis, consultationibus, & observationibus P.F. Christini a Iuvellina (Venice, 1676).

Patris fratris Bernardini Christini a Iuuellina Cyrnei Ordinis minorum obser. Sancti Francisci (...) De lue, seu, Morbo venereo; De febre pestilentiali; De regulis astrologicis ad medicinam spectantibus; Arcana Lazari Riuerij (Venice: Bartolomeo Tramontino, 1676).

Patris fratris Bernardini Christini a Iuuellina Cyrnei Ordinis Minorum obser. Sancti Francisci et priuilegio senatus Veneti ciuis (...) obseruationum medicarum curationum insignium centuriae quinque (Venice: Bartolomeo Tramontino, 1676).

Pratica medicinale, & osseruationi del molto reuerendo padre F. Bernardino Christini da Giovellina Corso, dell'Ordine de' Minori Osservanti di S. Francesco. Professore di Medicina. Cittadino Veneto facto per meriti. Tradotta di latino, in italiano, e data in luce da Giuseppe Testori de Capitani. Diuisa in tre libri. Il Primo, Contiene breve Instituto, Trattato di Polso, e d'Orine, Natura de Medicamenti semplici & composti. Teorica, & Pratica in tute le specie de mali del Corpo humane, con 700 Osservationi. Il Secondo, hà in se 24 Capitoli de mali de Donne, con 400 Osservationi. Il Tertio, insegna la Teorica, & Pratica di tutte le Febri, con 400 Osservazioni (...) (Venice: Angelo Bodio, 1680). Accessible via Google Books.

Pratica medicinale, & osseruationi del molto reuerendo padre F. Bernardino Christini, da Giovellina Corso, Ord., de Min. Osserv. di S. Francesco - Professore di medicina. Cittadino Veneto facto per meriti. Tradotta di latino, in italiano, e data in luce da Giuseppe Testori de Capitani. Diuisa in tre libri. Libro secondo: De mali particolari delle donne, con 400 osser. (Venice: Angelo Bodio, 1681). This edition of the second book is available via Archive.org

literature

Angelo D’ambrosio, 'Dieta e salute nella tradizione francescana. I rimedi terapeutici di fra Bernardino Cristini (sec. XVII)', Miscellanea Francescana 116:3-4 (2016), 422-431.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus d’Alento (Bernardino Cilento/d’Alento , 1513-1576)

OFMCap. Neapolitan friar. Guardian, definitor and several times provincial of his province. He died at Naples in or around 1576. Wrote several works, all of which seem to have remained unedited.

manuscripts/editions

Ascetiche operette

Opere attenenti alle virtu dello stato de’ religioso

Enchiridion della religiosa perfezione, ossia delle virtu competenti ai religiosi

Vari sermoni/Panegirici

Quaresimale

literature

Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Lyon, 1639) II, 238; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 44; Apolinaro di Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Naples, 1886), 52-53; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin d’Alento’, DHGE VIII, 782; DBI>>>  

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus d’Alhama (Bernardino d’Alhalma, d. 1593)

OFMCap. Spanish friar. Travelled to Italy after his training in the liberal arts and the studia humanitatis. In Italy, he joined the Capuchins (Roman province). In 1578, Bernardino and several other friars were sent to Barcelona, to build up the Catelan Capuchin province (the first Capuchin province in Spain). Bernardino is known to have fulfilled the charges of novice master, guardian and provincial vicar (1582-1584, 1590-1592). He was fundamental in training the first generation of Spanish Capuchins. He also impressed his contemporaries with his service to the sufferers of the plague in Barcelona, in 1589. In 1592, Bernardino returned to Rome, to help prepare, as a general custos, the Capuchin general chapter. He fell ill and died on January 14, 1593. Works?

literature

Michel de Valladolid, Cronica de los Capuchinos de Cataluña, MS Barcelona, Biblioteca Universitaria 16.1.2 (16.1.4.); Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Lyon, 1639) II, 516; Biographia hispano-capuchina (Barcelona, 1891), 61-67; Martin de Barcelona, ‘Bernardin d’Alhama’, DHGE VIII, 782.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus d’Arezzo (Bernardino d’Arezzo/Bruni, 1632-1718)

OFMCap. Italian friar from Terra del Sole (Forli). Born on 8 January 1632 (?). Entered the Capuchins in the Tuscan province, in Cortona (26 May 1652). For some time lector and novice master/magister iuvenum. Provincial minister in 1671, 1678 and 1684. General definitor in 1685 and minister general in 1691. Was able to expand the order into Poland. Travelled around in the Capuchin order provinces. An account of his visitations was made by his secretary Filippo Bernardi da Firenze (Relazione del viaggio fatto dal P. Bernardino d’Arezzo e suoi compagni in occasione di visitare la religione dei cappuccini divisa in quatro parti: Spagna, Francia, Fiandra e Germania, Italia. This work apparently is to be found in the provincial archives of the Florentine Capuchins). Bernardino handed over his charge in 1687, after which pope Clement XI made him a consultant for the Congregatio Ritae and for the committee in charge of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. Bernardino eventually retired in the Arezzo convent, where he died on 11 March 1718. He left at least one work behind.

editions

Il systema o consistente governo delle repubbliche christiane (Lucca, 1672).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 42-43; Pellegrino da Forli, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1884), 441-446; Sisto da Pisa, Storia dei cappuccuni toscani (Florence, 1906-1909) I, 452, 504, 508, 527, 552, 564, 575, 584, 617, 619, 625, II, 12, 44, 53, 67, 72, 85, 90, 103, 127, 144, 198, 215, 222, 287, 299, 301, 329-331, 349; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin d’Arezzo’, DHGE VIII, 783; Lexicon Capuccinum 240; DBI>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardino de Cárdenas (1579, La Paz-1668, Santa Cruz, Bolivia)

OFM. Born at Paz, near Arequipa (Peru). Studies in Cuzco. Took the Franciscan habit in Lima. Lector of philosophy and theology. Subsequently provincial definitor, and visitator of the Franciscan Los Charcas province. From 1620 onwards, he embarked on a missionary career, showing a keen interest in the needs of the indigenous populations. Active in Peru, the Chaco area, Tucuman and Paraguay. The Spanish king appointed him bishop of of Paraguay, an appointment that only reached him in 1641. Due to troubles with the Jesuites and European settlers, Bernardino was chased from his diocese. He received another episcopal charge, that of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Colombia) in 1668, where he died shortly thereafter.

manucripts

Provisión sobre no vender vino ni chicha a los indios: Madrid, Nac., 3042 [Castro, Madrid, 179]

Memorial y relación (...) de Cosas del Reino de Perú: Madrid, Nac., 3198 [Castro, Madrid, no.90]

editions

Provisión, in: Collección de documentos inéditos relativos al descubrimiento (...) de América y Oceanía, I Serie, VII (Madrid, 1867), 496-574.

Dictamen de Fr. Bernardin de Cardenas sobre que no se venda chicha ne vino á los Indios (1 October October 1639), edited in: Colección de documentos inéditos relativos al descubrimiento (...) de América y Oceanía, I Serie, VIII (Madrid, 1867), 496-514.

Memorial y relación verdadera para el rey nostro señor y su real consejo de Indias de cosas de reyno de Perú (Madrid: Por Francisco Martínez, 1634).

Testimonio laudatorio dell’Illmo Cárdenas en favor de los misioneros, edited in: Hernandez, Organización social de las doctrinas guarantes, II (Barcelona, 1913), 708.

Grandes alabanzes que á las doctrines da el Illmo. Sr. Cárdenas, obispo de Paraguay en carta a P. José Cataldino, edited in: Hernandez, Organización social de las doctrinas guarantes, II (Barcelona, 1913), 709.

Juicio muy favorable del Illmo. Sr. Cárdenas, depues de visitar la recucción de los jesuitas llamada San Ignacio del Paraguay, edited in: Hernandez, Organización social de las doctrinas guarantes, II (Barcelona, 1913), 710.

Carta del Illmo. Sr. Cárdenas, obispo de Paraguay, en abono de las doctrinas y de todos los ministerios de los jesuitas en su obispado (May 6, 1644), edited in: Hernandez, Organización social de las doctrinas guarantes, II (Barcelona, 1913), 711-713 & also edited in: Pastells, Historia de la Compañia de Jesús en la provincia del Paraguay, II (Madrid, 1915), 87-88.

Carta de fray Bernardino de Cárdenas, dirigida a los PP. Adriano Silverio y Lúis y al superior de las misiones del Paraguay, edited in: Pastells, Historia de la Compañia de Jesús en la provincia del Paraguay, II (Madrid, 1915), 80.

Defensa que hace el Sr. Obispo Fr. Bernardino de Cárdemas al gobernador D. Jacinto de Laris, edited in: Pastells, Historia de la Compañia de Jesús en la provincia del Paraguay, II (Madrid, 1915), 168-169, 171.

Carta del obispo del Paraguay D. Fray Bernardino de Cárdenas al Virrei Conde de Salvatierra, edited in: Pastells, Historia de la Compañia de Jesús en la provincia del Paraguay, II (Madrid, 1915), 269-272.

literature:

Collección general de documentos tocantes a la persecucion que los regulares de la Compañia suscitaron y seguiron tenazmente por medio de sus jueces conservadores, y ganando algunos ministros seculares desde 1644 hasta 1660, contra el Illmo. y redmo. Sr. Fr. D. Bernardino de Cardenas, 4 Vols. (Madrid, 1768-1770); Juan de San Diego y Villaron, Discorso de la vida meritos y trabajos del Illmo. Sr. Obispo del Paraguay y verdaderas desnudas con las quales si prueva quan inocentemente ha padecido en defensa de la dignidad episcopal desde el año 1644 en lo que hecharon de su dioecesis hasta el de 1657 en que se halla fuera de ella (s.l. & s.a (Madrid, ca, 1700); Pedro Gual, Cuestion canonica entre el Ilmo senor obispo del Paraguay y los RR.PP. jesuitas (Lima, 1879); M. da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni francescane VII, 2nd part, 138-153; M. da Civezza, Saggio di bibliografia sanfrancescana, 81-82, n. 118, 541, 657; Lemmens, Geschichte der Franziskanermissionen, 317-318, 330-331; AIA, 33 (1930), 332; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bernardin de Cardenas’, DHGE VIII, 801-802; Fidel de Lejarza, ‘Las borracheras y el problema de las conversiones en India’, AIA, 1 (1941), 131-42, 229-50; LthK, 2 (1994), 943; Carlos García-Romeral Pérez, Bio-bibliografía de Viajeros Españoles (siglos XVI-XVII) (Madrid: Ollero & Ramos, 1998), 55-56 (no. 144); Wolfgang Priewasser, El Il.mo Don fray Bernardino de Cárdenas (Asunción, Fondo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artyes – Academia Paraguaya de la Historia, 2000).

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Capurso (fl. ca. 1650)

OFMCap. Friar from the Bari province. Elected provincial minister in 1650. Known for several letters and for a work on the spiritual affiliation of the various orders of Friars Minor, replete with lists of provincials and definitors.

manuscripts/editions

Epistolae/lettere: to be found in the Archives of the Capuchins at Rome

La figliuolanza spirituale della religione minoritica di san Francesco d’Assisi (Naples, 1644).

literature

Salvatore di Valenzano, I cappuccini nelle Puglie (Bari, 1926), 297-298; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Capurso’, DHGE VIII, 786; LexCap>>>; DBI>>>

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Carpentras (Bernardin de Carpentras, d. 1714)

OFMCap. Friar from the Vaucluse area and member of the Provence province. Active as a lector of philosophy and as definitor for his province.

editions

Antiqua Priscorum Hominum Philosophia Evidentibus Demonstrationibus cum Vera Scientiae Methodo Restituta, 4 Vols. (Lyon, 1694)

Fysica>>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 44; Pellegrino da Forli, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1885) IV, 371-373; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Carpentras’, DHGE VIII, 786-787; LexCap201.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardino della Chiesa (1644, Venice - 1721, Linqing)

OFM. Born on 8 May 1644 at Venice. Took the habit at Assisi in 1663. For some time guardian at Orvieto (1674-1680). Thereafter he departed for China to work as a missionary. Long and eventful missionary career. Author?

literature

M. da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni francescane VII, 3rd part, 61 ff; Acta Ordinis Minorum (Rome, 1921), 132-138 & Acta Ordinis Minorum (Rome, 1925), 283-285; Heeren, ‘Bishop della Chiesa and the story of his lost grave’, The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (The North China Branch) (1923), 182-199; Idem, ‘Some new light on the life and times of Bishop della Chiesa’, The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (The North China Branch) (1925), 87-109; L. Lemmens, Geschichte der Franziskanermissionen (Munster, 1929), 129-134; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bernardin della Chiesa’, DHGE VIII, 787-788; A. van den Wyngaert, AFH 31 (1938), 17-47; 35 (1942), 3-34; 38 (1945), 82-108; Antonianum, 22 (1947), 65-91.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Aquilanus (Bernardino di Fossa/Bernardino Amici, 1420-1503), beatus>>

OMObs. Born in Fossa, Italy. Studied law at Perugia. One day, he had a conversion experience after hearing a sermon by Giacomo della Marca. Joined the Observants in 1445. Spent most of his life in and near Aquila, where he died in 1503. Renowned preacher and historiographer. Received the position of apostolic preacher, was provincial vicar of the Observants of his province for 10 years (1460s), in which capacity he issued new provincial constitutions, and also general procurator of the Observants (1467). More than 300 of his sermons are extant, as well as several chronicles, quaestiones, and hagiographical works. In his Chronica Fratrum Minorum Observantiae, written ca. 1480, he sketches the origin and development of the Observant movement, tracing it back to the activities of Angelo Clareno and Paoluccio Trinci.

manuscripts

Centurio(Sermones): Venice, Marciana Z.L. LXXXIX Bess (autograph) ff. I-IX & 1-350 [Proemium, Inc: Centurio autem et qui cum eo erant custodientes Jesum viso terraemotu et his, quae fiebant, timmuerunt valde dicentes: vere filius Dei erat iste [Math. 28, 54] (…) Centurio a centenerio dicitur, et quia hoc volumen centenarios sermonum continet, merito centurio vocari potest et, ut vocetur, decerno.' ]

De Quolibet Statu Fidelium: Venice, Marciana Z.L. CXLIII Bess. ff. 1-216 [Deals with the life of the believer in his different states: The first part is called de statu fidelium laborioso. This part consists of the work consists of 52 sermones de tempore (a dominica septuagesimae usque ad feriam tertiam resurrectionis [Quadragesimale] (ff. 1-103). The second part, de statu fidelium periculoso, deals with the moment of death. This part consists of 40 Sermones de mortuis (ff. 104-126). It ends with the statement: `Cum plerique fratres minores me saepius incitaverint, ut pro praedicatione ad funera sermones aliquos ordinarem, eo maxime, quia in nostra civitate Aquilae saepissime ad ea praedicare contingit, eorum inclinatus sum precibus rem ipsam aggredi.' [This part was printed in 1572 as the Funerale] The third part, de statu fidelium glorioso (ff. 128-216) contains 53 sermones de sanctis. The last one deals with S. Bernardinus of Siena.

Questiones Duae [ff. 229-230: Quomodo liceat procuratori fratrum minorum recipere pecunias quae offeruntur in sepultura, ubi corpus S. bernardini requiescit, et in utilitate fratrum vel aliorum expendere? Inc.: Casus talis est. Corpus S. bernardinis ordinis minorum requiescit in sepultura per crates ferreas undique clausa (…) Expl. Praedicta scripsi ad hoc, ut conscientiae nostrae in bona pace remaneant & ff. 230-231: Utrum fratres eremitani S. Augustini sint fratribus minoribus praeferendi vel e contra? Inc: Primo videtur, quod nomen debet esse conveniens rei (…) Expl.: Haec scripsi , quia quandoque reperi me in talis contentionibus, plerique vero in hoc puncto claudicant.] Venice, Marciana Z.L. CXLIII Bess ff. 229-231.

Tractatus Praedicabilis Intitulatus de Floribus: Venice, Marciana Z.L. CXLIII Bess. ff. 218-223 [three sermons, two about good works and the third on the love for one's enemies]

Sermones Diversi: L'Aquila Archivio di Stato 11 (Autograph). [f. Vv:`Perlegi ego Antonius u.j.d. minimus de Fossa hujus beati patris Bernardini de Fossa itidem ex fratre pronepos opus hoc et pluries suspiravi et nonnullas lacrimas effudi, cum tot bona et sancta dicta hic considerarem annotata, quae jam conscripta et exemplata perfecta erant et ordinatissime in alio libro, dicto nempe Quodlibetum vel Centurio (…).' The manuscript contains 154 sermons/sermon outlines with praedicable materials `de Virgine gloriosa secundum dicta Dantis; de verbo Dei; de impedimentis omnium bonorum; de jejunio; de ludo; de peccato in communi; de honore parentum; de pace; de passione Domini; de resurrectione Domini; de quocumque sancto; de abdicatione saeculi; de obedientia; de oratione etc. The first sermon of this collection was edited twice: Un sermone del B. Bernardino Amici da fossa sulla Vergine Gloriosa, ed. Leosini (Aquila, 1865) & Beati Bernardini de Fossa super Laude ad Beatam Virginem in 33. Cantico Paradisi Dantis Alighieri (Florence, 1896).

De Conventu S. Angeli de Ocra: Venice, Marc. Z.L. CXLIII Bess. ff. 233-236. [Short work, written in the Italian

vernacular, about the way in which the convent s. Angelus de Ocra became observant in 1481.]

Chronica Fratrum Minorum de Observantia [written ca. 1480]: Naples, Naz. VIII.C.12

Modus Vivendi cum Conventualibus: Naples, Naz. XII.G.5 ff. 280-2; I.H.43 ff. 292-3.

(?) Vita B. Bernardini Senensis>> probably spurious.

editions

Chronica Fratrum Minorum Observantiae, ed. L. Lemmens, Fragmenta Franciscana (Rome, 1902)

Provinciae B. Bernardini Coenobia. Printed as an appendix of the Peregrinus, ed. Antonius Amicius (Venice, 1572 & 1612); Chronica Fratrum Minorum Observantiae, ed. L. Lemmens, Fragmenta Franciscana (Rome, 1902), 115-126

Admonitioni del beato Bernardino Aquilano da Fossa nell'anno 1491 composte, ed. Antonio D'Amici (Venice, Jacomo di Vidali et compagni, 1572) [A short cathechism, written in the Italian vernacular, concerning the articles of faith the Pater Noster, divine and ecclesiastical precepts and confession.]

Funerale B. Bernardini Aquilanae de Fossa (Venice, 1572) [=second part of De Quolibet Statu Fidelium]

Peregrinus, ed. Antonius Amicius (Venice, 1572). Treatise of sermons> 25 short sermons (sermones diaetae), dealing with different topics (starting with peregrinus and ending with ingratitudino). Work written by Bernardinus in 1498. On f. 1 of the edition, we find: `Cum diu desideraverim habere tractatulum unum de sermonibus brevibus et compendiosis, qui esset meus familiaris et socius, cogitavi imponere nomen peregrinus.']

Sermones Amici Dicti (Basel, 1495 & 1501/Lyon, 1503) [??]

Sermones beatae Virginis Mariae, partial edition by D. Bellardini (De sermonibus beatae Virginis Mariae di Bernardino da Fossa. Trascrizione dei Sermoni 18, 22, 23), in: Beati aquilani dell'osservanza: Bernardino da Fossa, Vincenzo Dell'Aquila, Timoteo da Monticchio, ed. A. Cacciotti and M. Melli (Padova, 2007), 177-200.

Tractatus de Nubere Volentium Doctrina[= three sermons from the Centurio collection, see MS ff. 46, 102, 103] in: Tractatus Universi Juris Illustrium in utraque tum Pontificii, tum Caesarei Juris Facultate Jureconsultorum de Matrimonio et Dote, IX, ed. Antonius Amucius (Venice, 1584), ff. 113r-v

Vita S. Bernardini Senensis, ed. Carolus de Darleriis in: Carolum de Darleriis Breviario Romano (Cremona, 1499)

Vita del venerabile p. fr. Filippo dell'Aquila (Rome, 1572); Vita del venerabile p. fr. Filippo dell'Aquila scritta nell'anno 1456 dal beato Bernardino da Fossa, ed. Ugo da Pescocostanzo (Rome, 1870). [Work written in the Italian vernacular]

literature

Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum, AFH 4 (1911), 334; Wadding, Scriptores, 40-1; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 131f.; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana [BUF], I. (Madrid, 1732); Ugo da Pescocostanza, Vita del beato Bernardino da Fossa (Naples, 1872); Coletti, Monografia del B. Bernardino da Fossa (Torino, 1909); Zawart, 317-8; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bernardin de Fossa’, DHGE VIII, 792; DBI, II, 778-780; ECATT II, 1404f; DictSpir, I, 1514; A. de Amicis, L'Araldo dell'amore. Bernardino da Fossa (Benevagienna, 1951); S. da Campagnola, Le origini francescane come problema storiografico (Perugia, 1974), 89ff; LMA, I, 973; LThK, II³, 278; G.G. Merlo, `Dal deserto alla folla: persistenti tensioni del francescanesimo', in: Predicazione francescana e società veneta nel Quattrocento: committenza, ascolto, ricezione, Atti del II Convegno internazionale di studi francescani, Padova, 26-27-28 Marzo 1987 (Padua, 1995²), 55-69; Roberto Zavalloni, ‘Bernardino da Fossa (1421-1503)’, in: Mistici francescani. Secolo XV, 845-848; Santa Casciani, ‘La ‘Passione’ del beato Bernardino da Fossa e il ‘topos’ del Christus patiens’, Bollettino Dep. Abruz. Storia Patria ser. 3 87 (1997), 95-137; Beati aquilani dell'osservanza: Bernardino da Fossa, Vincenzo Dell'Aquila, Timoteo da Monticchio, ed. A. Cacciotti and M. Melli (Padova, 2007) [includes for instance: L. Pellegrini, ‘Preparando una edizione. Un primo saggio di lettura della Chronica di Bernardino da Fossa’, 59-82; R. Corona, ‘La Madonna nei Sermoni del beato Bernardino da Fossa’, 83-122; D. Bellardini (ed.), De sermonibus beatae Virginis Mariae di Bernardino da Fossa. Trascrizione dei Sermoni 18, 22, 23’, 177-200]

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Arevalo (Bernardino de Arevallo, 1492-1553)

Spanish friar. Born in Valladolid. Took profession among the Franciscan friars of the Villacrecian reform in the Abrojo custody. Later, he could be found among the strict Recollect reform. Provincial minister of the Concepción province and superior of the Franciscan missions to Spanish America (West India). Renowned preacher. Left behind a sermon collection, as well as other works.

manuscripts and editions

Decisiones/Comiénzanse ciertas decisiones con sus probaciones acerca del estado y manera de vivir de los frailes Menores, compuestas por estilo de conclusiones por el muy reverendo y aprobado padre fray Bernardino de Arévalo, de esta provincia de la Concepción de nuestra Señora, y morador de la casa del Abrojo; y puestas por estilo de cuestiones por el padre fray Alonso de Covarrubias y romanzadas por el sobredicho padre que compuso el ‘Manual’ [namely the Manual per declarar la Regle en solos los preceptos obligatorios/Compendium de observantia Regulae Minorum, written around 1550 by García del Castillo, provincial minister of the Concepción province 1548-1551 and editor of several of Bernardino de Arévalo’s works. This Manual can be found in Burdeos, Biblioteca prov. 797 ff. 111r-433r, and some fragments have been edited in Isaac Vázquez Janeiro, ‘Conciencia eclesial e interpretación de la Regla Franciscana. Textos originales del siglo XVI. Introducción y edición’, Antonianum 57 (1982), 347-605: 593-604]; MS Burdeos, Biblioteca Prov. 797 ff. 436r-517r. Some fragments edited in Isaac Vázquez Janeiro, ‘Conciencia eclesial e interpretación de la Regla Franciscana. Textos originales del siglo XVI. Introducción y edición’, Antonianum 57 (1982), 347-605: 573-578. [a series of clarifications concerning the Franciscan made by Bernardino on the general chapter of Burgos (1523) on behalf of the Recollects of the Immaculada Concepción province]

Tratado muy provechoso/Síguese un tratado muy provechoso de muchos avisos que tocan a nuestra Regla y estado, el cual compuso el muy Dro. Padre fray Bernardino de Arévalo, de la Orden de nuestro seráfico padre san Francisco: MS Sevilla, Archivo del convento de San Buenaventura, sign. 122 2a pieza (Preámbulo ff. 1-3r; De la obediencia ff. 3r-6r; De la pobreza ff. 6r-24r; De la conversación externa ff. 24r-26r; De las monjas ff. 26r-28v; De andar a pie ff. 28v-31r; De spirituali observantia ff. 31r-33v; De la pobreza ff. 33v-36v). Some fragments edited in Isaac Vázquez Janeiro, ‘Conciencia eclesial e interpretación de la Regla Franciscana. Textos originales del siglo XVI. Introducción y edición’, Antonianum 57 (1982), 347-605: 585-592.

De Correptione Fraterna (Methymnae Campi, 1557 & 1571)

Expositio Regulae Seraphicae

De Perfecto Statu Paupertatis Religiosae Fr. Min. (Hispali, 1575)

De Libertate Indorum>>

Decisiones Dubiorum 18 circa Statum Fr. Minorum>>

Sermones>>

De Libertate Indiorum>>>?

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum IX (ad ann. 1415, n. xxxix) & XVI (ad ann, 1528, n. vi); Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908), 132; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732) I,>>>>; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bernardin d’Arevallo’, DHGE VIII, 782; DSpir I, 1514-15; AIA 29 (1928), 243-244; AIA ns 33 (1973), 40-41; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 88 (no. 122).

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Avolio (Bernardino d’Avolio, 1758-1821)

OFMCap. Entered the order in December 1774 (in the Foggia). Studied at Naples, and thereafter fulfilled positions in the Naples province as a vicar, guardian, lector, novice master, definitor and provincial (1816-1819). On December 8, 1819, he was appointed bishop of Trivento. He died on 18 July 1821. No works extant?

literature

B. Latiano, Memorie storiche dei conventi e dei cappuccini della monastica provincia di S. Angelo (Benevento, 1906), 347-350; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin d’Avolio’, DHGE VIII, 806. 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus d'Asti (Bernardinus Palladius; Bernardinus Palli; Bernardinus Pallido, 1483, Rinco d'Asti - 12, 05, 1557, Rome)

OFMObs (1500), later OFMCap (1533). Born near Asti in the castle of Rinco. Very devoted to humanist studies in his youth. Was sent to Rome for further studies at the age of fifteen. There he opted for a religious life and joined the Observants in 1499. He studied theology, and became well-known as an expositor of Scotist philosophy. Provincial minister, and later procurator of the order. End 1533, he switched to the Cappucin branch. There he became an important organiser or the young OFMCap branch as general vicar/minister general (1535-38, 1546-52) and as general procurator (1538-1546, 1552-1554). Responsible for a series of new constitutions. (1536). Tried to establish a studium generale in Milan for the OFMCap, yet this initative did not succeed, due to the oppositon of fellow Capuchins, who feared the loss of Capuchin simplicity. The last years of his life, he taught theology at Rome (1555-1557)

editions

Orationum Spiritualium (…) (Milan, 1535);Orazione devote, edited in AO 94 (1978), 380-383 and in I frati cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze del primo secolo, parte terza: Santitá e apostolato, ed. Costanzo Cargnoni (Perugia, 1991), 40-43, >>. [According to early Capuchin historiographical tradition, these were àlcune divote orationi per instruttione de’ frati, le quali egli usva e nelle quali si contengono alcuni essercitij i quali orando mentalmente egli era usato a fare…’, MOHC VI, 22. C. Cargnoni, 41 (Introduzione): ‘Il tema fondamentale di queste preghiere è infatti l’amore colto nella sua dimensione trinitaria, cristologica, mariana ed ecclesiale. In esso si risolve il significato profondo di ‘devozione’. Goal of this cultivation of spiritual love is a programme of interior reform and apostolic ‘elan’. Hence this differs from the mystical love of late medieval mystics, which is a programme towards mystical union for the elect,. C. Cargnoni, 42 (Introduzione): ‘Bernardino d’Asti manifesta in queste ‘orazioni devote’ sopratutto una vita ed esperienza di preghiera, ma non è difficile ravvisare, al di là delle diverse espressioni affettive, una vera dottrina, una ‘teoria’ di vita spirituale centrata ‘nel foco del divino amore’, nell’‘eccellentissimo sacramento’ dell’Eucaristia, e alimentata da un profondo sentimento di umiltà e di compunzione, dalla contemplazione dei misteri di Cristo e dei benefici di Dio e dalla devozione alla Vergine, agli angeli e ai santi, aperta ad una dimensione cattolica e apostolica, sempre in lotta contro ‘ogni vizioso amore di me medesimo, del mondo e della carne e de tutte le sue delettazioni e vanità’, in continuo esercizio delle virtù e della preghiera di lode nelle sue diverse sfumature.’

Litterae P. Bernardini Astensis Generalis Ordinis Nostri ad Fratres Provinciae Sancti Angeli, in: Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum, XXIV, 1 (1908), 20-21.

Epistola de Peculiaribus Fratris Minoris Capuccini Virtutibus Caritate Scilicet et Paupertate (6 June, 1548), edited in: Litterae Circulares Superiorum Generalium Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum (1548-1803), ed. Melchior a Pobladura, Monumenta Historica Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum VIII (Rome, 1960), 3-10. [General letter in Italian to friars of the Capuchin order, sent from the Capuchin convent at Castrogiovanni (Sicily), in which Bernardino discusses charity and poverty as the most beautiful adornments of the Capuchin religious life.]

Lettere de electione e de la reprensione, edited in: I frati cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze del primo secolo, parte terza: Santitá e apostolato, ed. Costanzo Cargnoni (Perugia, 1991), 44-45.[two ‘lettere circolare’ concerning the election of Capuchin superiors and their correction. These letters are found in the Biblioteca Provinciale de l’Aquila, Cod. 203, a manuscript that also contains Capuchin rule commentaries, general chapter ordinations, obedience formularies and related materials useful for provincial superiors

Iudicium de Minoritani Pallii Usu (Rome, 1550)

For more information, see also the literature below

literature

Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 41; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 132; Bernardo di Bologna, Historia Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Cappucinorum I (1525-1593), ed. C. di Melchiorre da Pobladura, in: Monumenta Historica Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum, III (Assisi, 1940), 180-194; Matteo da Salò, Historia Capuccina, ed. C. di Melchiorre da Pobladura (Rome. 1950), VI, 6-32; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Min. S. Francisci Capuccininorum (Venice, 1747), 45-46; Z. Boverio, Annalium seu Sacrarum Historiarum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci qui Capuccini Nuncupantur (…) I (Lyon, 1632), 202-220, 235-237, 272, 379-380, 426-428, 510-526; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin d’Asti’, DHGE VIII, 783-785; Diz. Biogr. Ital., 15, 197-198; Paolino da Casacalenda, ‘I Cappuccini nel Concilio di Trento’, Collectanea Franciscana 3 (1933), 396-409, 571-583; Ilarino da Milano, ‘I Frati Min. Cappuccini e il Concilio di Trento’, L’Italia francescana 19 (1944), 50-78; M. da Pobladura, Historia Generalis Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum (…) I (Rome, 1947), 41-48, 51-52, 214-222; Mariano d'Alatri, ‘Bernardino de Asti, padre della riforma Cappuccina’, Italia Francescana 32 (1957), 371-379; Costanzo Cargnoni, Figura eminens Bernardi de Asti (Rome: Curia Generalis O.F.M.cap., 1978); L. Iriarte, Der Franziskusorden (Altötting, 1984), 157ff; LThK, II³, 277;>>to be continued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Balbano (Bernardino da Balvano d. ca. 1569)

OFMCap. Italian friar. Born at the beginning of the sixteenth century in Balvano (Potenza). Active as (anti-heretical) preacher, especially in Apulia, Sicily and Calabria (against Valdensians and related 'evangelical' groups). During one of his anti-heretical campains, he suffered physical assault (1553, Lecce). Prolific author in Latin and Italian, esp. of mystical and devotional works. In 1543, he was elected provincial minister of the St. Jerome province. Guardian of the Potenza convent in 1554. Allegedly he was chosen provincial minister of the new Basilicata province in 1560 (until 1562 and again elected in 1568). Died in the odour of sanctity. Author of homiletic and devotional/instructional texts.

editions

Meditationes de Vita Christi et Eius Matris Virginis Mariae, 2 Vols. >>

Il mistero della flagellazione di N.S. Gesù Cristo ridotto in forma di meditazione per tutti i giorni della settimana (Venice, 1537, 1559 & 1589) [French version published in Paris, 1601/ Douai, 1605/Rouen, 1618; German version published in Trèves, 1618; Latin version Mysterium Flagellationis D.N.J.C. Pro Singulis Diebus Hebdomadae published in Cologna, 1625]

De Novem Effusionibus Sanguinis D.N.J.C. (Venice, 1559/Paris, 1601)

De Septem Regulis Bene Vivendi/Le sette regole di ben vivere, found as an attachment in several old editions of the Specchio d’Orazione. Amounts to a short guidebook for devout Christian life.

Tractatus de Gloria Paradisi/Trattao sulla Gloria del Paradiso>>>

Tractatus de Praedestinatione et Libero Hominis Arbitrio (Venice, 1593).

Operetta nuova, nella quale si contengono otto prediche dela predestinatione et una della conceptione della Vergine (Messina, 1561). [same work as the previous one?]

Specchio d'Orazione, nel quale con brevità si contengono la necessità, e i frutti di quella/Specchio di oratione nel quale con brevità si contiene d’essa sacrosanta oratione la necessità e utilità con l’ordine e regole si ha d’essercitare e gli suoi frutti, utile e necessario a tutti i fideli cristiani (Messina: per Pietro Spira, 1553 & 1573/Rome, 1556 & 1566/Parma, 1556 & 1566/Venice, 1564, 1566 & 1593/Carmagnola, 1581/Bologna, 1605). A corrected partial reprint of the 1553 Medina edition can be found in: I Frati Cappuccini. Documenti e testimoninze del primo secolo, III/1: Santità e apostolato, ed. C. Cargnoni (Rome, 1991), 555-636 [Also a Spanish translation, that came out in Zaragosa, 1604, a French translation in Paris, 1601, and a Latin translation, made by a Cartusian from Brescia (Monachii, 1627). Bernardino unfolded his treatise on prayer in the course of a quaresimal preaching tour at Messina in 1553. On request of his audience, it soon was printed by the local printing press of Pietro Spira, after which several other Italian editions folowed, making it one of the more succesful works of spiritual edification from the mid sixteenth century. It stands in the venerable late medieval tradition of Speculum literature. The work is meant to function as a mirror reflecting the light of prayer, as it shines in the word of God (the Bible). In its 33 short chapters the work unites and elucidates in an accessible fashion all biblical materials of interest for all those (lay and clerics alike) who want to engage in serious (mental or interior) prayer that moves from devout reading of the biblical text to meditation and to prayer in the strict sense of the word, opening the mind to a true contemplation of the biblical truths and the mysteries of Christ. Therewith the devout Christian has at his/hers disposal a complete and precise grasp of the activity of prayer, its various modes, preparations and conditions, as well as its necessity and usefulness according to the commands and the rules provided by the biblical text. Hence the introductory letter of Bernardino addressed at Vincenzo Gaza, inserted in I Frati Cappuccini. Documenti e testimoninze del primo secolo, III/1: Santità e apostolato, ed. C. Cargnoni (Rome, 1991), 103-104 states: ‘Sancta ex pagina quidquid fere quod orantis est sparsim insertum in unum redegi, veluti in speculum, in quo quidem qui prius tenebrarum caligine abtecti fuerunt, luce clarius speculari possint, quid sit oratio ipsa, quot eius species preparationesque ipsius et conditiones, quamve necessaria et utilis. Orandi etiam videtur et modus. Eodem insuper et ad Deum et ad sanctos qualiter orationes offerant, lucidissime cernitur. Unde et poterint oratores et imitari quod cupiant et fugere quod oportet.’ Clear that for Bernardino the Bible is the ultimate prayerbook and that the fundamental object of prayer are the mysteries of Christ suffering, Christ victorious and Christ divine.]

literature

Diz. Biogr. Ital., XV, 198-200; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Balbano’, DHGE VIII, 785-786; Dict.Spir, I, 1515; Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 41; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 132; Bullarium Ordinis FF. Minorum s.P. Francisci Capucinorum, III (Rome, 1745), 48ff.; Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum/Annalium seu Sacrarum Historiarum Ordinis Minorum s. Francisci qui Capuccini Nuncupantur, I (Lyon, 1632), 553f.; Frutti Serafici, Overo Laconismo delle Vite dell'Huomini più Illustri in Sanctità e Dottrina de' Frati Minori Capuccini (Rome, 1656), 59f.; Dionigi da Genova, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capucinorum (Genua, 1691), 56f, 239; Bernardo da Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 43ff., 185; Francesco da Vicenza, Appendice a gli scrittori cappuccini calabresi (Umbertide, 1916), 5-9; Stanislaus Grünewald, Franziskanische Mystik (1932), 127; Lexicon Capuccinorum (Rome, 1951), col. 201; Ottaviano Schmucki, ‘Lo ‘Specchio di oratione’ del P. Bernardino da Balvano, OFMCap.’, Italia Francescana 65 (1990), 5-32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Barducis (Bernardinus de Florentia, fl. late fifteenth cent.)

Regent lector of the St. Croce convent in Florence in 1473.

manuscripts/editions

Dialogus de Laudibus Castitatis et Virginitatis (1471)

Commentary on the Epistolae of Basil.

literature

Franciscan Studies, 23 (1963), 143ff.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Busti († 8, 05, 1513, Mallegnano)

OFMObs. Born in Milan (member of the important de Busti family). Entered the order in 1475, after receiving a profound education. Trained in homiletic techniques by Michele da Carcano. Important preacher, ascetical and homiletical author. Wrote an influential Mariale (63 sermons) with specific Franciscan mariologist positions. Defender of the so-called Montes Pietatis. Promoted the tertiary order and the veneration of St. Joseph.

manuscripts and editions

Sermo: Ansbach, Staatliche Bibl. Lat. 9 (ca. 1504) ff. 123-126v.

Mariala: a.o MS: Oldenburg, Landesbibliothek Cim I 25 (ini. 16c.) ff. 2-69v; Olomouc SVK MI 406/a (15th cent.) ff. 218v-223; Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Lat. 14053 (15th cent.) ff. 69ra-73va [many more mss]

Officium Immaculatae Conceptionis Gloriosae Virginis Mariae: Olomouc SVK MI 406/a (15th cent.) ff. 146-158.

Rosarium Sermonum Praedicabilium: a.o. MS: Osnabrück, Gymnasium Carolinum, 22 (fine 15c.)

Mariale de Singulis Festivitatibus B.V.M [63 treatises/sermons, amounting to a mariological treatise] See: Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, V. no. 5802-5813. Edited as Mariale (Milano: U. Scinzenzeler, 1492) [only the first part of the work] Later editions: Milano: L. Pachel, 1493; Strasbourg: M. Flach, 1496 & 1498. Final edition: Cologne, 1607. See also: Bernardino de Busti e il Mariala, Busto, 1982.

Rosarium Sermonum Praedicabilium ad faciliorem predicantium commoditatem noviter compilatum (Venice: G. Arrivabene, 1498 & Lyon, 1502/1507/1513/1525/1625 & Brixiae, 1588 & Cologne, 1607). See: Catalogo degli incunaboli della biblioteca comunale di Assisi, cur. G. Zaccaria, Biblioteca di bibliografia Italia, XXXVIII (Florence, 1961), no. 119-122. [80 sermons for the quaresimal period and other days of the liturgical year, presented in a handy compilatory format (also indicated in the title: a real florilegium!), and furnished with three indices: one referring to the rubrics, one alphabetical index, and a table following the liturgical year. It has been remarked that Bernardino’s sermons develop their theme with recourse to rationes, auctoritates and exempla (in agreement with the exhortations found in the later medieval Artes praedicandi), and that the auctoritates in particular were favoured: not only patristic authors, medieval theologians, canonist materials, and medieval non-religous literature (Walter of Châtillon and Matthew of Vendôme) but also a wide range of literary and philosophical authoritates from (pagan) Antiquity, predominantly gathered via the Speculum Doctrinale of Vincent of Beauvais, and other popular compilations. One of the sermons, namely sermo 27: De imitatione Christi per assumptionem status tertii ordinis has also been published in Antonius de Sillis, Studia, originem, provectum atque complementum Tertii Ordinis de Poenitentia S. Francisci concernentia (Naples, 1621/reprint Rome, 1997), 68-85.]

Thesauro Spirituale. Corona della beatissima Vergine Maria (Milan: G.A. de Honate, 1488 & 1489; Milan: Ulderico Scinzenzeler, 1492; Brescia 1588 & Cologne 1588) [in last mentioned edition published as Opera Omnia Bernardini de Bustis] [The Thesauro consists of liturgical treatises on the Virgin and Christ, consisting of four liturgical works and in addition a series of 63 sermons or chapters, which als are sometimes found separately under the name Corona]

1. Officium et Missa Gloriosissimi Nominis Iesu Officium et Missa Immaculatae Conceptionis Beatae Mariae Virginis [received papal approbation by Sixtus IV, 4 October 1480]

2. Officium et Missa de Gaudiis Beatae Mariae Virginis

3. Officium et Missa Sanctae Crucis et Passionis Domini

4. Officium de Planctu Beatae Mariae Virginis.

See: Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, V. no. 5802-5813

The Officium et Missa Immaculatae Conceptionis Beatae Mariae Virginis has also been published in old editions of the Mariala (but non in the 1607 edition). [See also: G. Galli, Due ignote edizioni quattrocentine della `Corona della beatissima Vergine Maria' di fra' B. de Busti. in: Misc. Bibliografica in Mem. Don T. Accurti. cur. L. Donati (Rome, 1947), 103-124.

Defensorium Montis Pietatis Contra Figmenta Omnia Aemulae Falsitatis (Milano: Ulrich Scinzenzeler, 1497/Lyon, 1518) Several subsequent editions. [See: Catalogo degli incunaboli della biblioteca comunale di Assisi. cur. G. Zaccaria, Biblioteca di bibliografia Italia, XXXVIII, Firenze 1961, no. 117; Anna A. Villa, Bernardino de Busti e la polemica antiebreica. in: Il franciscanesimo in Lombardia (Milano, 1983), 49-52.]. Tractatus II, Pars V of the Defensorium has been edited with an Italian translation in Saverio Amadori, Nelle bisacce di Bernadino da Feltre. Gli scritti giuridici in difesa dei Monti di Pietà (Bologna: Editrice Compositori, 2007), 134-169.

Tractatus de Imitatione Christi (Napoli, 1621) [treatise on the excellence of the third order. Cf also his Rosarium sermonum, sermo 27: De imitatione Christi per assumptionem status tertii ordinis.]

(?) Consilium de Retrovendendo et de Pacto Retrovendendi. [mentioned in several old catalogues, such as Sbaralea, Supplementum I.133. It probably is a precursor of the Defensorium or the same work]

literature

E. Sedulio, Historia Seraphica, Antwerpen 1613, 115; Glassberger, Chronica, AF II.396f; Wadding, Scriptores, 38ff, 55; Wadding, Annales Minorum, XIII³.508; XIV³.107, 293; XV³.261s; Gubernatis, Orbis Seraphicus (Rome-Lyon, 1682-1685) III, 77; Sbaraglia, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I,133-134; Anscar Zawart, The History of Franciscan Preaching and of Franciscan Preachers (1209-1927), A Bio-bibliographical Study [= Franciscan Studies, 7] (New York, 1928), 318; P.M Sevesi, S. Maria della Misericordia in Melegnano, Melegnano 1932, 57-66; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, no. 5803-5806; F. Cucchi, La meditazione universale della Sanctissima Vergine negli scritti di Bernardino de Busti (Milan 1945); J. Goyens, ‘Bernardin de’Busti’, DHGE VIII, 786; Dict.Spir, I, 1515 & V, 1346; ECatt.II.1405s; LThK II², 251 & LThK II³. 278; LMA I.1972; Bibliotheca Sanctorum III.616-618; A. Emmen, Einführung in die Mariologie der Oxforder Franziskanerschule. Franz. Stud. 39 (1957) 116s, 120, 146, 196s, 202s; K. Balic, Die Corredemptrixfrage innerhalb der Franzisk. Theologie. Franz. Stud. 39 (1957) 219, 238-44, 255, 262, 265; M, Mückshoff, Die mariologische Prädestination im Denken der franzisk. Theologie. Franz. Stud. 39 (1957) 449s; M. Petrocchi, La devozione all Vergine negli scritti di pietà del cinquecento italiano. in: Problemi di vita relig. in Italia nel Cinquecento (Padua, 1960), 281s; DBI XV.593-595; R. Rusconi, ‘La predicazione francescana sulla penitenza alla fine del Quattrocento nel `Rosarium Sermonum' di Bernardino Busti’, Studia Patavina 22 (1975), 68-95; Bernardino de Busti e il Mariala (Busto, 1982); Anna A. Villa, `Bernardino de Busti e la polemica antiebreica', in: Il franciscanesimo in Lombardia (Milan, 1983), 49-52; H.-M. Kirn, ‘Antijudaismus und spätmittelalerliche Bussfrömmigkeit: die Predigten des Franziskaners Bernhardin von Busti’, Zeitschrift für Kirchengschichte 108 (1997), 147-175; María Elisa Lage Cotos, ‘‘Auctoritates’ clásicas para la salvación humana: el ‘Rosarium sermonum’ de Bernardino de Bustis’, Euphrosyne 27 (1999), 165-177; Costanzo Cargnoni, ‘Frati minori osservanti e letteratura spirituale nel ’400 e primo `500. Fra pietà e devozione’, in: Il beato Antonio da Stroncone. III Atti delle giornate di studio. Stroncone, 4 maggio 1996 e 29 novembre 1997, ed. Mario Sensi (Perugia, Ed. Porziuncola 1999); Roberto Zavalloni, ‘Bernardino de Bustis’, in: Mistici francescani. Secolo XV, 849-852; Roberto Ferrari, L’azione dei Minori Osservanti nei Monti di Pietà. Il “Defensorium” di Bernardino de Bustis, Diss. (Roma, Alfonsiana, 2000/1); María Elisa Lage Cotos, Poesía y predicación, latín y vulgar en el ‘Rosarium sermonum’ de Bernardino de Bustis’, in: Poesía latina medieval, 369-384 [cf. Medioevo Latino 27 (2006), 100 (no. 692];

Fabrizio Conti, ‘Grids for Confessing Sins: Notes on Instruments for Pastoral Care in Late Medieval Milan’, in: Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420–1620: Discourses and Strategies of Observance and Pastoral Engagement, ed. Bert Roest & Johanneke Uphoff (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016), 201-213.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Caimi da Milano (Bernardino Caimi da Milano, fl. ca. 1470, beatus)

OMObs. Brother of friar Bartolomeo Caimi. Active in Milan in 1474. Guardian of the Lodi convent in 1475 and custos of the Holy Land in 1478. Later he apparently is guardian of the Milan S. Angelo convent (ca. 1479-81). In 1483 he was appointed crusade preacher against the Turcs by Angelo Carletti da Chivasso, with the authorisation of pope Sixtus IV. Later that yar, the same pope appointed him to the position of papal nuntius in Spain (Castille), and in 1483-4 he is found as the provincial vicar of the Observants in Milan, and as commissioner in Calabria to solve poblems resulting from the ambitions of Francesco da Filocastri, the viar of the Calabrian province. Once more custos of the Holy Land in 1487-9. Chosen as definitor general of the Observants at the general chapter of 1490, and provincial vicar of the Observants of Milan between 1490-3. Established the convent S. Maria delle Grazie (Sacro Monte di Varallo), where he erected a reproduction of the Holy Land Passion sanctuary, to commemorate the passion of Christ (cf. the study of Galloni mentioned below). Again definitor general in 1495 and guardian of S. Angelo in Milan in 1497. Again provincial vicar in 1498-1499. In his sermons, he is heavily dependent upon Bernardino da Siena (See for his reception of the Franciscan tradition the article of Piana).

manuscripts

Sermones de Tempore [109 sermons for the sundays and principal feast days of the liturgical year]: MS Como, Biblioteca Comunale cod. I.3.17, prima parte del manoscritto ff. 1r-266a (missing ff. 2231-240) [Inc: Voca operarios et redde illis mercedem; expl.: Deum videre et Deum habere in eternum [et]ultra. Quod nobis concedat ipse benedictus [Deus] qui vivit. See for an in-depth description C. Piana, 1971, 307-310, 312ff. Interesting in particular are some of his sermons for Passion Sunday (Sermo de Morte (f. 71d) and Sermo de octo remediis contra mortem (ff. 77a)), a sermon held on Palm Sunday (Sermo de pace et remissione iniuriarum, f. 96d), and a Sermo de preparatione ad suscipiendum comunionem sacratissimam (f. 113c) meant for the feria quinta]

Quadragesimale de articulis fidei [79 sermons, produced ca. 1488]: MS Como, Bibl. Comunale I.3.17. seconda parte del manoscritto ff. 1r-224d [inc.: Incipit XL.le de articulis fidei et primo de fide…; expl.: Et per exemplum quod habes in vita S. Francisci […] de latrone illo. Finis. Frater Bernardinus de Mediolano de Caymis. See: Piana, 1971, 307, 309, 310ff. These 79 sermons together can be divided in i.) twelve catechistic sermons on Christian faith, and ii.) a series of sermons explaining the Credo according to its twelve articles, interspersed with sermons with more moral instruction. The sermons were clearly written by Bernardino to help him with his preaching activities, and draw on a wealth of sources. Strong influence of Bernardino da Siena’s Sermones de Christianae Religione (cf. Piana, 1971, 316ff. ]

Responsio Facta per fr. Bernardinum de Caymis:MS Milano, Archivio dell'E.C.A., cartella di Giovanni Rottole [See: C. Piana, 307; G. Barbieri, Origini del capitalismo Lombardo. Studi e documenti sull'economia Milanese del periodo ducale (Milano, 1961), 184 & tav. 44 [photographical reproduction of the Responsio]

literature

Petrus Rodulphius Tossianensis, Historiarum Seraphicae Religionis Libri Tres (Venezia, 1586), 311; Wadding, Scriptores, 42a; Ioannes a S. Antonio, BUF, I, 209; Sbaralea, Supplementum I (Roma, 1908), 134; E. Motta, Il B. Bernardino Caimi predicatore. Documenti e lettere inedite (Milano, 1891)[parecche lettere Italiane]; E. Motta, Il beato Bernardino Caimi, fondatore del santuario di Varallo (Milan, 1891); P. Galloni, Sacro Monte di Varallo. Origine e svolgimento delle opere d’arte (Varallo, 1914); P.M. Sevesi, `Il B. Bernardino Caimi da Milano predicatore della Crociata', AFH, 19 (1926), 300; A. Salsa, Biografia del B. Bernardino Caimi (Varallo Sesia, 1928); J. Goyens, ‘Bernardin de Chaimis’, DHGE VIII, 787; P.M. Sevesi, ‘Il B. Michele Carcano e il Consorzio della Carità di Milano’, AFH 46 (1953), 270; C. Piana, ‘Il Beato Bernardino Caimi da Milano. Un epigono della predicazione Bernardiniana nell'ultimo Quattrocento’, AFH 64 (1971), 303-336; P.G. Longo, ‘Alle origini del Sacro Monte di Varallo: la proposta religiosa di Bernardino Caimi’, Novarien 14 (1984), 19-98; P.G. Longo, ‘Fonti documentarie sui francescani a Varallo Sesia tra XV e XVI secolo’, Sacro Monte di Varallo Sesia. Quaderno di Studio 5 (1987), 29-108 (contains several letters exchanged between Ludovico il Moro and Bernardino Caimi); Luisa Gatti-Perer, ‘Gli studi sulle origini del Sacro Monte di Varallo e sulla personalità di Bernardino Caimi’, in: Arte, religione, comunità nell’Italia rinascimentale e barocca. Atti del Convegno di studi in occasione del V centenario di fondazione del santuario della Beata Vergine dei Miracoli di Saronno (1498-1998) (Saronno, 9 maggio 1998), ed. Lucia Saccardo & Danilo Zardin (Milano, Vita e Pensiero, 2000), 95-119; Pier Giorgio Longo, ‘Bernardino Caimi, francescano osservante: tra ‘eremitorio’ e città’, Novarien 29 (2000), 9-26; R. Panzanelli, “Hic Hierusalem videat…’ Ipotesi per il progetto di Bernardino Caimi al Sacro Monte di Varallo’, Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa 39 (2003), 409-440 (Villata (2004) states that this article exaggerates in judging Caimi’s artistic elements to be irrelevant); Edoardo Villata, ‘Gaudenzio Ferrari. Gli anni dell’apprendistato’, in: Un avvio di percorso, ed. E. Villata, Simone Baiocco, Gaudenzio Ferrari & Gerolamo Giovenone (Turin et al.: Umberto Allemandi & C., 2004), 11-143 (with a vast bibliography on Benardino Caimi’s involvement with the Sacro Monte di Varallo and his relationship with Ludovico il Moro); Gaudenzio Ferrari, La Crocifissione del Sacro Monte di Varallo, ed. Elena De Filippis (Torino: U. Allemandi, 2006) (with essays on the Franciscan involvement with the Sacro Monte di Varallo); Marianne Petra Ritsema van Eck, Custodians of Sacred Space: Constructing the Franciscan Holy Land through texts and sacri monti (ca. 1480-1650), PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2017), passim.

With thanks to Pietro Delcorno for his bibliographical support.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Colpatrazzo (Bernardinus Cioli de Colpetrazzo/Bernardino Croli da Colpetrazzo: 25, 11, 1514 - 1594, Aquasparta)

OFMObs (1532), OFMCap (1534). Born at 25 November 1514. Entered the Observants in the Umbrian province. After he made his profession, he soon switched to the Capuchins. Several times guardian and novice master. Provincial minister between 1558-1561. Promoted the establishment of a ‘Monte frumentario’ (1570-5) in Colpetrazzo, to help poor citizens. Preacher, as well as historian of the order, after he wrote the Vita di alcuni santi frati cappuccini (1580). His main work is the Semplice et divota historia dell'origine della Congregazione de'Frati Cappuccini (1525-1593), a rather objective form of contemporary historiography, which he wrote on request of cardinal protector Giulio Antonio Sartori after 1578. There are several versions/reworkings of this work, in several manuscript copies (see DBI, IX, 204). In 1585, the general vicar Girolamo di Mercato Saraceno asked Bernardino and Mario da Mercato Saraceno to revise their various historical works for publication. After the death of Mario, the general chapter and Girolamo’s successor (Apollonio da Brescia) were less impressed with Bernardino’s work (not eulogical enough towards the order). They wanted him to stop and to have everything reworked by Matteo Bellintani di Salo (who around 1787 was asked to write a completely new work). Yet on request of Federico Cesi, the duke of Aquasparta, Bernardino nevertheless finished his chronicle in 1594, and dedicated it to Federico Cesi. It was edited and published in 1939-41

editions:

Semplice e divota historia dell'origine della Congregazione de'Frati Cappuccini (1525-1593), ed. Melchior de Pobladura/ Historia Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Cappuccinorum (1525-1593), ed. Melchior de Pobladura, 3 Vols., Monumenta Historica Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 2-4 (Assisi-Rome, 1939/1941).

Vita di alcuni santi frati cappuccini, see: Liber memorialis Ordinis Frarum Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum quarto jam pleno saeculo ab Ordine condito (1528-1928), Analecta Ordinis XLIV Supplementum (Rome, 1928), 131-173. It was the vicar general Girolamo di Montefiori, who asked Bernardino in 1575 to compile edificatory lives of important Capuchins. This resulted in the Raccolta, which eventually was amplified and complete by Girolamo himself (adding 24 biographical lemmata after 1581).

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 134; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 44; Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini della provincia serafica (Foligno, 1922), 27-36; Francesco da Vicenza, `Il P. Bernardino da Colpetrazzo e i Monti Frumentari', L'Italia Francescana, II,2 (1927), 131-137; Fredegando d’Anversa, ‘La vita dei primi frati minori cappuccini secondo la cronica di Bernardino da Colpetrazzo’, in: Liber Memorialis Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1928), 131-136; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Colpetrazzo’, DHGE VIII, 788-789; Melchior de Pobladura, ‘Disquisitio critica de vita et scriptis P. Bernardini a Colpetrazzo’, Collectanea Franciscana 9, 1 (1939), 34-72 [See also his prolegomena in the edition of the Semplice e divota historia]; Lexicon Capuccinum, 202; L. Perni, ‘Bernardino da Colpetrazzo’, Diz. Biogr. Ital., IX, 203-4; M. D’Alatri, ‘La riforma cappuccina vista da due cronisti del Cinquecento’, Collectanea Franciscana 48 (1978), 399-411; C. Cargnoni, ‘Sviluppo della riforma cappuccina nella storiografia dei primi cronisti’, L’Italia francescana 54 (1979), 389-408; LThK, II³, 278.; L'historia cappuccina vissuta e raccontata nel Cinquecento: Bernardino da Colpetrazzo (1594), Raniero da Sansepolcro (1589), Atti del convegno tenuto a Todi 13.-15. Maggio 1994, ed. C. Amadei (Todi, 1995); S. Vacca, ‘Le ‘Vitae Fratrum’ di Bernardino da Colpetrazzo (1514-1594). Storia, struttura ed intenzionalità di una raccolta agiografica’, Laurentianum 37 (1996), 3-120; Christopher John Popravak, Desire extinguished, desire enflamed. Ascetical construction of a capuchin subjectivity (1552-1628), Phil. Diss. (Michigan, 1998).

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Condom (Bernardin de Condom, d. 1651)

OFMCap. Member of the Aquitaine province. Was asked by his provincial (Simon de Mont-de-Marsan) in 1645 to write the Annales or Memorabilia of the Capuchin Aquitaine province. The result was quite a solid work of chronography, which later found some continuations of lesser caliber.

editions

Annales/Memorabilia

literature

Apolinaro de Valencia, Histoire des capucins de la province de Toulouse (Toulouse, 1897) II, 321; Irénée d’Aulon, Bibliographie des frères mineurs capucins de la province de Toulouse (1582-1928) (Toulouse, 1928), 8; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Condom’, DHGE VIII, 789.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Corbera (1581-1652)

OFM. Born in Marón and friar of the Andalusian province. Guardian of the Mt. Calvary convent near Osuna. Died in Sevilla. Spiritual author and popular confessor. Died on 16 November 1652.

editions

Espejo de perfectiòn y ejercicios de virtud para Religiosas y Esposas de Jesucristo (Sevilla, 1647).

literature

AIA, 5 (1916), 44-45; AIA 21 (1924), 330-331; Dict.Spir, I, 1515-1516; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) IX, no. 923; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 105 (no. 248).

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Cuneo (Bernardino da Cuneo/Caligaris, d. 1823)

OFMCap. Friar from the Piemont area. Taught philosophy and theology in the order. Also active as a preacher. Author.

editions

Istruzioni oratorie ovvero conferenze intorno all’arte rettorica (Florence, 1808).

Riflessioni cristiane intorno alla divina Provvidenza (Cuneo, 1805 & 1815).

Orazioni sacre disposte in decadi, 2 Vols. (Cuneo, 1817) [includes at the end the Ottavario di discorsi per i morti, sermoni di professione religiosa e di altre occorrenze]

Prediche quaresimali con parecchi esordi suppletivi ad altre solennità dell’anno, 2 Vols. (Cuneo, 1817).

Dissertatio Historico-Scholastico-Dogmatica, in Qua Libertas Humanae Mentis a Triplici Errore, Triplici Propositione Vindicatur, Adduntur Quaestiones Adiaphorae de Regimine Ecclesiae, de Intentione Ministri Sacramentorum Aliaque (Cuneo, 1821).

literature 

Johann von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 15-16; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Cuneo’, DHGE VIII, 789-790; Lexicon Capuccinum, 202.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Fasano (Bernardino da Fasano, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMCap.

literature

Rosario Jurlaro, ‘Bernardino da Fasano cappuccino e gli ‘Schiavi di Maria’ in Puglia nel XVII secolo’, Miscellanea Francescana Salent. 22 (2006), 71-82.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Feltre (Martino Tomitano/Bernardinus Feltrensis; 1439 Feltre - 1494, Pavia) beatus

(feast 28 september)

OMObs. Born in Feltre. In 1456, at the age of 17, when student of law at the university of Padua, he was converted to the religious life, after hearning a sermon by Giovanni della Marca. Entered the Observants in the Venetian province, taking on the name Bernardino. Ordained priest in 1463. At first foremost active as a convent lector. On 19 May 1469, he received the nomination to preach (during the Chapter of Verona). To overcome his reluctance to preach publicly, he immediately was asked to preach publicly on the Feast day of Bernardino da Siena. After this, Bernardino da Feltre developed into a renowned Lent preacher and popular missionary, working in nearly all the important urban centres of Italy. Received the title of ‘apostolic preacher’ in 1481. Preached against usury and involved in the foundation of Montes Pietatis. Through his sermons (‘sermoni mescidati’) and exhortations, he became an important promotor of Eucharist devotions, the devotion towards the holy name of Jesus, the immaculate conception of Mary, and the cult of St. Joseph. Like his fellow Franciscan Observant colleagues, but more harsh than some of them, strong emphasis on social themes (celibacy, matrimony (fighting the ‘mortal sin’ of extra-marital fornication), family life (hierarchical relation man-woman-children), behaviour and obligations of women as maidens, wives, mothers and widows (stong misogynist streaks), the moral and religious education of children inside and outside the family, damnation of games, plays and other forms of entertainment, the responsibility of urban authorities for social and religious ‘peace and justice’ [cf. Semo de Re Publica per feria sexta post Pascha in Pavia, Sermoni II, 147-163]). Also expressed a vehement hatred towards the Jews and repeatedly roused his public to take action against them (to such an extent that local authorities saw themselves forced to appeal to Bernardino's superiors, in order to keep him in check. Cf. Vian (1970), 196f). Bernardino da Feltre died in Pavia, on 28 September 1494. His local cult in the dioceses of Feltre and Pavia and in the Franciscan order was approved by Innocent X (1654). Officially beatifed by Benedict XIII (1728). Although Bernardino’s preaching was renowned (and depicted in various cities (Cf. Vian (1970), 201)), most of his sermons for a long time seemed lost. In 1937, Carlo Varischi da Milano unearthed two full sermon cycles (with additional sermons): a Quadragesimale based on Bernardino’s preaching in Pavia (1493) and an Advent cycle based on Bernardino’s preaching in Brescia (1493). The scriptor of these manuscripts, which formed the basis of the editions mentioned below, was friar minor Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia. The scholarly of work of Meneghin (1964 & 1966) has established that Bernardino Bulgarino cannot in all instances be seen as the direct witness of the sermons he copied down, but probably also worked on the basis of older manuscript copies that represented reportations of the actual sermons. These reportations might have been the work of the Franciscan preacher and copyist Giacomo da Grumello.

manuscripts and editions of Latin works

Sermones Quadragesimales quos predicavit in Civitatem Papie anno Domini MCCCCLXXXXIII [78 sermons] Edited in: Sermoni del beato Bernardino Tomitano da Feltre nella redazione di fra Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia, minore osservante. Il Quaresimale di Pavia del 1493, cur. Carlo Varischi da Milano, I (Milano, 1940) [27 sermons, from Domenica in Quinquagesima to Sabbato post tertiam dominicam Quadragesime] & Sermoni del beato Bernardinus Tomatino da Feltre nella redazione di fra Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia, minore osservante, 3 Vols, ed. Carlo Varischi (Milan, 1964), Vol. I & II, 7-460 [Based on the manuscript produced by Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia from earlier reportationes (maybe by Giacomo da Grumello). See for manuscript variants and their edition also V. Meneghin, `Due sermoni inediti del B. Bernardino da Feltre', Studi Francescani, 61 (1964), 212-261. Cf. V. Meneghin, `I Sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella loro recente edizione', AFH, 59 (1966), 141-157; P. de Alcántara Martinez, `Dos sermones inéditos sobre S. José del beato Bernardino de Feltre', AFH, 71 (1978), 65-111 (Studio ed edizione dei Sermones de S. Joseph, trovati nella bibioteca Naz di Napoli, V.H. 125 ff. 14r-21v); F. Casolini, `Sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella monumentale edizione milanese', Frate Francescano, 32 (1965), 82-84; V. Meneghin, `I sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella loro recente edizione', AFH, 59 (1966), 141-157; N. Vian, `Il beato bernardino da Feltre in edizione e studi recenti', Riv. Storia Chiesa Italia, 24 (1970), 193-203. It is clear that many of Bernardino’s sermons deal with issues of confession and preparation towards it.]

Sermoni varii [8 sermons] Edited as: Sermoni del beato bernardinus Tomatino da Feltre nella redazione di fra Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia, minore osservante, 3 Vols, ed. C. Varischi (Milan, 1964), Vol.II, 461-537 [See: F. Casolini, `Sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella monumentale edizione milanese', Frate Francescano, 32 (1965), 82-84; V. Meneghin, `I sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella loro recente edizione', AFH, 59 (1966), 141-157; N. Vian, `Il beato bernardino da Feltre in edizione e studi recenti', Riv. Storia Chiesa Italia, 24 (1970), 193-203.]

Notae variae Edited as: Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia, minore osservante, 3 Vols, ed. C. Varischi (Milan, 1964), Vol.II, 539-548.

Sermones de Adventu [33 sermons, Brescia, 1493] Edited as: Sermoni del beato bernardinus Tomatino da Feltre nella redazione di fra Bernardino Bulgarino da Brescia, minore osservante, 3 Vols, ed. C. Varischi (Milan, 1964), III. [See: F. Casolini, `Sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella monumentale edizione milanese', Frate Francescano, 32 (1965), 82-84; V. Meneghin, `I sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella loro recente edizione', AFH, 59 (1966), 141-157; N. Vian, `Il beato bernardino da Feltre in edizione e studi recenti', Riv. Storia Chiesa Italia, 24 (1970), 193-203.

Sermo ‘Fulcite me Floribus’ Edited as: Cinque prediche a monache di due celebri Francescani del sec. XV (Prato,. 1881)

Sermo de sacratissima Virgine Dei Genetrice Maria: MS Pavia, Bib. Univ., 2094 f. 235r [Prologus] [See: V. Doucet, ‘De operibus manuscriptis fr. Petri Joan. Olivi in Bibliotheca Universitatis Patavinae Asservatis’, AFH, 28 (1935), 181.]

Eulogical sermon on Bernardino da Siena, edited in Carlo da Milano, ‘Panegirico inedito in onore di S. Bernardino tenuto a Firenze il 21 maggio 1493 dal B. Bernardino da Feltre’, Bulletino di studi bernardiniani 3 (1937), 99-118.

Sermones de seraphico P.N. Francisco [2 sermons]: MS: Pavia, Bib. Univ., 2094 ff, 342r-3r & 343v-4v [See: V. Doucet, ‘De operibus manuscriptis fr. Petri Joan. Olivi in Bibliotheca Universitatis Patavinae Asservatis’, AFH, 28 (1935), 181.

Litterae

1. 5 letters to the ruling council of Reggio, 1487-1492. Edited in: G. Saccani,`La predicazione del B. Bernardino da Feltre in Reggio Emilia', AFH, 19 (1926), 226-246. [ed. 230-246.]

2. 3 autograph letters, edited in: Miscellanea Francescana (1910), 96

? De perfectione Christiana (Venice, 1533)

? De Expugnatione Paradisi (Venice, 1554)

non latin works

(?) Predica alle persone che desiderano imparara la via del Paradiso: MS Roma Biblioteca Vallicelliana E.I.3, 4 & edited in: Predica devotissima del B. Bernardino Tomatino da Feltre (Venezia, 1557)

Sermo [volgare]: MS: Bologna, Archivio arcivescovile>> [See: C. Piana, `Un sermone sconosciuto del B. Bernardino da Feltre, tenuto a religiose' Studi francescani, 12/37 (1940), 53-71.

Confessione generale del beato Bernardino da Feltre molto utílissima (a.o. Milan, 1510/Venice, 1520) [Widely distributed confession manual for use by penitents. The first lines of the proemium give the aim of the work: ‘Considerando molte volte quanto la humana fragilitate sia facile al peccare & quanti errori per ignorantia commettono: deliberai ordinare questa breve & utile forma di confessione: accio che lo indotto peccatore legendola cognosca & so aricordi piu aptamente li suoi peccati & possa redurseli a memoria: & de quelli dolendose possa meglio a Dio satisfar: confessarsi ordinamente & con divotione secondo che in questo libreto scripto trovarai.’/Tractatus de Modo Confitendi (Brescia, 1642 & Pavia, 1603). Also edited as Tractatus de Modo Confitendi (Brescia, 1542). Work also gives interesting list of possible sins in different ‘states’ of life: religious people, teachers, judges, lawyers, notaries, doctors, merchants etc.>> coheres with the new ‘ad status’ approach of the Observant preachers and educators, who wanted to arrive at an encompassing moral guide for all people in all walks of life in the community. This is also visible in sermons of Bernardino da Siena, in the Rosarium Sermonum of the Observant friar Bernardino Busti da Milano, and in the treatises of Cherubino da Spoleto]

(?) Discorsi della Natività di Nostro Signore Gesù Cristo: MS: Padova, Biblioteca del Museo Civico G.M. 448. Edited in : Vittorino da Feltre ed. A. dal Zotto (Feltre, 1898).

 >>>V. Meneghin, Un ritratto sconosciuto del beato Bernardino da Feltre, Estratto dell'Archivio storico di belluno, Feltre e Cadoro, 211-212, (1975) (Belluno, 1975)

>> De Ascensione Domini & Quod Christus non Potest Entrare Civitatem Mantuam [Sermones an. 1493, MS Padua UB, Cod, 2027 ff. 36v-38v & 433r-445v], edited in: V. Meneghin, `Due sermoni inediti del B. Bernardino da Feltre', Studi Franc., 61 (1964), 212-261.

Sermo de Religione: MS Naples Naz., V.H.125 ff. 64r-67v

vitae

Bernardino Goslino, Vita beati Bernardini (1523), ed. A. Ghinato, Le Venezie francescane 25 (1958), 1-43; 27 (1960), 1-24; 28 (1961), 1-24. [This vita makes use of the (now lost?) diary of Francesco Canali, for a long time Bernardino da Feltre’s socius.]; Bernardino Guslino, La vita del beato Bernardino da Feltre, ed. Ippolita Checcoli (Bologna: Editrice Compositori-Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, 2008); Vita del Beato Bernardino da Feltre detto il Piccolino, scritta da Bartolomeo Simoni da Marostica, ed. Francesco Ferrari (Archivio Storico Francescano Veneto, 2000); B. Simoni da Marostica, Vita del beato Bernardino da Feltre detto il Piccolino, ed. F. Ferraro (Venice: Archivio Storico Francescano Veneto, 2002). For these and other vitae, see also: Wadding, Annales Ordinis Minorum XI (Quaracchi, 1931), 509-511, XIII (Quaracchi, 1932), 507-508, 538-539, XIV (Quaracchi, 1933), passim; XV (Quaracchi, 1933), passim; AASS Sept. VII (Antwerp, 1760), 874-983.

literature

Sbaralea, Suppl., I, 140; DS I, 1516; LMA, I, 1972-3; LThK, II², 251 & LThK, II³, 278; DHGE, VIII, 790-791; Indice generale degli incunaboli delle biblioteche d'Italia, IV (Rome, 1965), no. 6693; Atti di beatificazione e canonizazione del beato Bernardino da Feltre (Rome, 1696); Vecellio, Lettere di uomini celebri al beato Bernardino Tomitano da Feltre (Feltre, 1894); P.L. da Besse, Le bienheureux Bernardinus de Feltre et son oeuvre, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1902); Corna, ‘I francescani e l’origine del monte di pietà di Piacenza’, AFH 2 (1909), 32-46, 216-231; Saccani, ‘La predicazione del beato Bernardino da Feltre in Reggio Emilia’, AFH 19 (1926), 226-246; Fausta Casolini, Bernardino da Feltre-il martello degli usurai, Vita e Pensiero (Milan, 1939); Alfonso M. Berengo, La predica su `l'umiltà' del b. Bernardino da Feltre (Verona, 1942); G. Ballardini, `I banchieri ebrei e le origini del monte di Pietà a Faenza', Studi Romagnoli, 5 (1954), 445-451; A. Ghinato, `Ebrei e predicatori francescani in Verona nel secolo XV', AFH, 50 (1957), 236-244; G. Barbieri, Il beato Bernardino da Feltre nella storia sociale del Rinascimento (Milan, 1962); G. Biasuz, `Precisazioni sulla data di composizione della vita del b. Bernardino scritto da b. Guslino', Archivio storico di Belluno, Feltre e Cadore, 36/172 (1965), 33-55; F. Casolini, `Sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella monumentale edizione milanese', Frate Francescano, 32 (1965), 82-84; L. Sbriziolo, ‘Una precisazione cronologica per il biografo principe di Bernardino da Feltre’, Ateneo veneto n.s. 4 (1966), 151-158; V. Meneghin, `I sermoni del B. Bernardino da Feltre nella loro recente edizione', AFH, 59 (1966), 141-157; V. Meneghin, Documenti vari intorno al beato B. da Feltre (Rome, 1966); Vittorino Meneghin, Iconografia del B. Bernardino Tomitano da Feltre (Venice, 1967); N. Vian, `Il beato bernardino da Feltre in edizione e studi recenti', Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia 24 (1970), 193-203; V. Meneghin, Bernardino da Feltre e i Monti di Pietà (Vicenza, 1974); Idem, Un ritratto sconosciuto del beato Bernardino da Feltre, Estratto dell'Archivio storico di belluno, Feltre e Cadoro, 211-212, (1975) (Belluno, 1975); M. Giuseppina Muzzarelli, `Appunti per un' analisi della struttura del `Sermones' di Bernardino da Feltre', Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia 32 (1978), 153-180; R. Segre, `Bernardino da feltre, i monti di Pietà e i banchi ebraici', Rivista Storica Italiana 90 (1978), 818-833; V. Meneghin, AFH, 73 (1980), 688-703; M. Monaco, ‘Aspetti di vita privata e pubblica nelle città italiane centro-settentrionale durante il XV secolo nelle prediche del beato Bernardino da Feltre francescano dell’Osservanza’, in: L’uomo e la storia. Studi storici in onore di Massimo Petrocchi (Rome, 1983) I, 77-196; G. Barbieri, `La funzione storica dei Monti di Pietà nei sermoni del beato Bernardino da Feltre', Economia e storia, 2a ser., 5 (Milan, 1984), 261-271; Michele Monaco, `I confessionali del beato Bernardino da Feltre: una rapida indagine storiografica e religiosa tra Quattrocento e Cinquecento', in: Cultura e società nell'Itali medievale. Studi per Paolo Brezzi, Studi storici, 184-192 (Rome, 1988), II, 519-533; P.L. Spaggiari, Bernardino da Feltre e le origini della Banca del Monte di Parma (Parma, 1993); V. Meneghin, Il convento di S. Spirito di Feltre e la sua biblioteca (Vicenza, 1993); Giampaolo Paludet, Bernardino da Feltre, piccolo e poverello. Nel quinto centenario del beato transito 1494-1994, Libreria Internazionale Edizioni Francescane (Venice, 1993); Luciano Orabona, Medioevo cristiano e pensiero economico (Aversa, 1993); A. Luise, Alza la voce come una bella tromba. Aspetti dell predicazione del beato Bernardino da Feltre (Belluno, 1994); Edoardo Marcellino Ripamonti, Bernardino da Feltre `Piccolino e poverello' (Feltre 1439-Pavia, 1494), Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana (Milan, 1994); Bernardino da Feltre a Pavia. La predicazione e la fondazione del Monte di Pietà, ed. R. Crotti Pasi. Atti della giornata di studio, Palazzo centrale dell'Università, Aula Foscoliana, Pavia, 30 ottobre 1993 (Como, 1994); Maria G. Muzzarelli, Penitenze nel Medioevo. Uomini e modelli a confronto (Bologna, 1994); Nazzareno Fabbretti, `Un piccolo frate flagello degli usurai', Vita Pastorale, 83/2 (1995), 131-133; L. Doglioni, `B. Tomatino de Feltre e il suo tempo', Riv. Stor. Chiesa Ital., 49 (1995), 596-599; G.P. Pacini, `Predicazione di minori osservanti a Vicenza: fondazioni, confraternite, devozioni', in: Predicazione francescana e società veneta nel Quattrocento: committenza, ascolto, ricezione, Atti del II Convegno internazionale di studi francescani, Padova, 26-27-28 marzo 1987 (Padua, 1995), 235-245; D. Gobi, `Presenze minoritiche nel Quattrocento trentino', in: Predicazione francescana e società veneta nel Quattrocento, 221-233; D. Gallo, `Predicatori francescani nella cattedrale di Padova durante il Quattrocento', in: Predicazione francescana e società veneta nel Quattrocento, 145-183; D. Rigaux, ‘Bernardino da Feltre’, Diz.Enc.Med. I, 231; Roberto Zavalloni, ‘Bernardino da Feltre (1439-1494)’, Mistici francescani. Secolo XV, 841-844; Luiz Pérez Simón, ‘Beato Bernardino de Feltre. Presbítero franciscano (1439-1494)’, in: Nuevo Año cristiano (Madrid: EDIBESA, 2001-2002) IX, 556-558 (28 Sept.); Francesco Santucci, ‘Una lauda dedicata al ‘Beato Bernardino da Feltro”, in: Monti di Pietà e Monti Frumentari tra Umbria e Marche (Foligno: Cassa di Risparmio di Foligno S.p.A., 2006); Saverio Amadori, Nelle bisacce di Bernardino da Feltre. Gli scritti giuridici in difesa dei Monti di Pietà (Bologna: Editrice Compositori, 2007); M. Melchiorre, A un cenno del suo dito: Fra Bernardino da Feltre (1439-1494) e gli ebrei (Milan: Unicopli, 2012); Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli, ‘The Years of the ‘Compossibile’’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 53-70; Ippolita Checcoli, ‘The Vitae of Leading Italian Preachers of the Franciscan Observance: Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Hagiographical Constructions’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 281-296; M. Muzzarelli, ‘Monti di pietà e Banchi ebraici nella predicazione osservante: il caso di Bernardino da Feltre’, Studi Francescani 110:3-4 (2013), 327-343; Pietro Delcorno, In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (ca. 1200-1550), PhD Thesis Radboud University (Nijmegen: Bookbuilders, 2015), 286-292 & passim; Matteo Melchiorre, ‘La propaganda antiebraica dell'osservanza nei centri minori. Frate Bernardino da Feltre nel distretto padovano (1491-1494)’, in: Camposampiero. La parabola del Francescanesimo osservante (secoli XV - XVI). Atti della giornata di studio, 23 maggio 2015, ed. Luciano Bertazzo & Elda Martellozzo Forin (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2016). See also Il Santo 56 (2016), 43-63.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Flandria (Bernardin de Flandre, d. 1621)

OFMCap. First a member of the Roman province. In 1584, he was sent to the new Toulouse province, and had an important role in etablishing the Capuchin network there, helping to found convents, and active as a definitor and a guardian for various different houses. In or after 1612, he was asked to start the Chronique de la province de Toulouse. This work, which found a continuation by Onophre de Bonnes (d. 1659) apparently has been lost around 1800, but before was an important source for other seventeenth century Capuchin chronicles.

literature

Apollinaire de Valence, Histoire des capuchins de la province de Toulouse (Toulouse, 1897) I, 33, 41, 48, 50, 57, 171, II, 212-214, III, 152, 155; Irénée d’Aulon, Bibliographie des frères mineurs capucins de la province de Toulouse (Toulouse, 1928), 8; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Flandre’, DHGE VIII, 791; >>> 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Foligno d. 1515

OMObs>>

manuscripts/editions

Sermonarium>>?

literature

Zawart, 318-9.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Fondagno (Bernardino di Fondagno, d. 1704)

OFMCap. Tuscan friar. Thomist theologian and order historian. Taught philosophy and theology in various Capuchin houses, to die at Lucca, on 11 October 1704. Wrote historical, and theological (mariological) works.

manuscripts/editions

Vita di Giovanni-Francesco Torre di Lucca: MS Florence, Archivo dei Cappuccini>>>>

Cronaca: MS Milan, Archivo di Stato Fondo religione, conventi cappuccini, atti storico religiosi, busta 22. [check!]. Bernardino took on this work during a stint as the provincial archivist and secretary.

Il tesoro di gratia di Maria vergine acquistato da lei con atti meritorii, si dimostra esser trascendente ogni peso, numero, misura e stima di qualunque creato naturale intendimento (Lucca, 1694). An appendix to this work is the Galeria spirituale di Maria Madre vergine. The Tesoro is a peculiar mix of theological and analoguous mathematical reasoning.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 444; Sisto da Pisa Storia dei cappuccini toscani (Florence, 1909) II, 239-241; Édouard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca mariana ordinis minorum capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 11; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Fondagno’, DHGE VIII, 791.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Hungaria (Bernardino di Ungaro, d. 1664)

OFMCap. Member of the Roman province. Active as a missionary, first in Hungary and later in the Loango kingdom (Africa). Died there on June 18, 1664. A history of his work in the shape of an itinery and missionary letters survive.

manuscripts/editions

Ausszug eines Missive oder Sendschreiben dess P. Bernardini von Ungaro Capucciner Ordens Missionarii in Bekehrung des Konigs von Loango und seiner Aethiopischen unglaubigen Mohren an die Capucciner zu Lyon in Frankreich, auss der Frantsosischen in die Teutsche Sprache Uebersetzt, edited in: Die Missionen des Franziskanerordens (Aschaffenburg, 1667), 93-98.

Historia Peregrinationis et Missionis P. Bernardini Hungari, addita relatione de moribus incolarum regni Loangi.>>>?

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 45; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Hongrie’, DHGE VIII, 793; LexCap, 203.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Inurrigarro (Bernardino de Inurrigarro, fl. c. 1660)

OFM. Member of the Cantabria province

literature

AIA 27 (1927), 50; AIA 15 (1955), 319-320; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 130 (no. 436).

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Jesi (Bernardino da Jesi, d. 1726)

OFMCap. Friar from the Marches. Entered the order on January 11, 1660. Active as provincial secretary/archivist and eulogic church historian.

manuscripts

Annali della provincia della Marca del sagro giardino religiosamente fiorito di virtu religiose raccolte e descritte, incominciando dall’anno di Cristo 1710 fino al 1715: MS Ascoli Piceno, Biblioteca Comunale>>

Serie cronologia di molte tra le altre azione fatte dagli imperatori e re di Francia, massime di quelli della rale stirpe dei Borboni con l’aggiunta dei soccorsi dei medesimi dati alla santa Chiesa, dei pontifici rifugiati in Francia e dei privilegi che godono i re di Francia: MS Jesi, Biblioteca Comunale, >>

I gigli triomfanti nelli croci segnati di Gerosolima, ovvero le sacre historie delle crociate e lega delle milizie cristiane delli croci segnati per la liberazione del Santo Sepolcro: MS Jesi, Biblioteca Comunale, >>

literature

Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche (Jesi, 1928), 17; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Jési’, DHGE VIII, 793; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Laredo (Bernardino de Laredo, 1482, Sevilla - 1540, Sevilla)

Friar from the Los Angeles province. Born at Sevilla in 1482 in a family of (low) noble descent. Studied (from c. 1495) Latin, the liberal arts, medicine and theology. Entered the order in 1510 in the Los Ángeles province as lay conversus. Spent large part of his religious life in the convent of San Franciso del Monte (Villaverde, ca. 30 km to the north of Sevilla). Functioned as medical consultant for the Franciscan convents in the province and cared for the sick in Andalusia. In the course of these activities, he composed two works of medicine (Metaphora Medicinae & Modus Faciendi Cum Ordine Medicandi, partly in Latin, partly in Castilian) that had considerable success. Due to his medical reputation, he also was called to the Portuguese royal court, where he treated in particular queen Catherina (sister of king/emperor Charles V, and wife of Juan III of Portugal). Aside from his medical works, Bernardino also composed several more spiritual works, notably the Subida del Monte Sion (two editions: 1535, and completely revised in 1538, with reprints in 1542 and after), and the Josephina. It seems that these spiritual works (both the Josephina and the second edition of the Subida del Monte Sion) had considerable impact on the spirituality of Theresa of Avila and John of the cross. Bernardino died in Villaverde del Río in 1540, and his grave became a cult sit.

editions:

Metaphora Medicinae (Sevilla, 1522, 1536)

Modus Faciendi cum ordine Medicandi (Sevilla, 1527, 1534, 1542/Alcalá, 1627)

Josephina. Was published as an appendix to sixteenth-century editions of the Subida. For a French translation of the work, see Josephina, trans. Michelangelo de Narbonne (Toulouse, 1925) [The work presents Joseph as the greatest saint after Mary and a most powerful intercessor. It reacts against the dominant idea that Saint Joseph was an old man. The work is much influenced by ideas derived from Gerson and Pelbartus de Temesvar OFM (d. 1504)]

Subida del Monte Sión (two main redactions: Sevilla, 1535 [first edition]; Sevilla,1538 [second edition]/Medina del Campo, 1542/Valencia: F. Mey, 1590/Alcalá de Henares, 1617). Modern re-issue of the second edition in: Misticos Franciscanos Tomo II, Biblioteca Autores Cristianos 44 (Madrid, 1948), 15-443 [does not contain the Josephina], in: Via Spiritus, edited in: Bernabé de Palma, Via Spiritus - Bernardino de Laredo, Subida del Monte Sión, ed. Teodoro H. Martín, Clasicos de Espiritualidad (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 1998), and in Bernardino de Laredo, Subida del Monte Sión, ed. Alegría Alonso González, Mercedes García Trascasas & Bertha Gutiérrez Rodilla, Colección Espirituales Españoles. Serie Mayor, 3 - Textos, 51 (Madrid, Fundación Universitaria Española - Salamanca, Universidad Pontificia, 2000). The second edition of the Subida (which presents more a mysticism of love (downplaying the intellectual faculties) than the first version, shows more terminological innovation, with the help of concepts from the Pseudo-Dionysian tradition, from Hugh of Balma, Hendrik Herp, and Francisco de Osuna) consists of three books, each of which elaborates an aspect of the exhortation of Christ: ‘Qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum, tollat crucem suam et sequatur me.’ [cf. Matthew 16, 24] Each book is divided in three weeks, with series of appropriate meditations. Book one focuses on self-knowledge. Book two centres on the humanity of Christ (and especially the mysteries of the Nativity, the Passion, and Christ’s glorification). Book three deals with the perfect kind of contemplation leading to unification with God. One could argue that Bernardino therewith follows the Bonaventurean division of the mystical ascent (cf. De Triplica Via) into the purgative, illuminative, and unifying way, and comes close to the mysticism put forward by Francisco de Osuna. Some scholars (notably Ros (1936-1937) & Ros (1948)) see in this kind of mysticism a typical Spanish Franciscan school of mystical thought (with as main protagonists Bernardino Laredo, Francisco de Osuna, Pedro de Alcantara, and Francisco Ortiz).

literature

B. Foronda, ‘Fray Bernardino de Laredo: su vida, sus escritos y su doctrina teológica ascético mística’, AIA 33 (1930), 213-250, 497-526; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bernardin de Laredo’, DHGE VIII, 794-795; F. de Ros, Le Père François d’Osuna (Paris, 1936-1937); Fidele de Ros, ‘Harpius et Laredo’, Revue d’Ascétique et de Mystique 20 (1939), 265-285; Fidel de Ros, Un inspirateur de S. Thérèse, le frère Bernardin de Laredo (Paris, 1948); Caballero Villadea, Fr. Bernardino de Laredo. Su vida, su época, sus obras (Madrid, 1948); R. Hoornaert, ‘Bernardin de Laredo et la Subida del Monte Sion’, Les Lettres Romanes 6 (1952), 233-239; R. Ricard & F. de Ros, ‘‘La Fonte’ de saint Jean de la Croix et un chapitre de Laredo’, Bulletin hispanique 58 (1956), 265-274; Santiago Alcaida, ‘La espiritualidad franciscana en fray Bernardino de Laredo’, Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Historia de la Farmacia 7:25-26 (Madrid, 1956), 32*, 33*-40*; Sebastián Folch Jou, ‘Fr. Bernardino de Laredo a través de sus obras científicas’, Boletín de la sociedad española de historia de la farmacia 7 (1956), 21-31; I. Behn, Spanische Mystik. Darstellung und Deutung (Düsseldorf, 1957), 125-160; Isaías Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles (1500-1700)’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias eclesiasticas en España 3 (siglos xiii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1971), 508-509; Cristóbal Cuevas Garcia, La prosa métrica, Teoria, Fray Bernardino de Laredo (Granada, 1972); Diego Gracia y Guillén, ‘La fisiología escolástica de Fr. Bernardino de Laredo’, Cuadernos de historia de la medicina española 12 (1973), 125-192; T.M. Hernández, Enrique Herp (Harpius) en las letras españolas (Avila, 1973), 65-81 & passim; DSpir IX, 277-281; LThK, II³, 278-9; José Damián Badia Pérez, Jesucristo en la vida y obra de Bernardino de Laredo, Diss. (Pamplona, 1998); Francisco de Asís Chavero Blanco, ‘Fray Bernardino de Laredo y su Subida al Monte Sión. Una visión cristiana del hombre’, in: El Franciscanismo en Andalucía. Conferencias del IV Curso de Verano. San Francisco en la cultura Andaluza e Hispano Americana. Priego de Córdoba, 30 de Julio a 8 de agosto de 1998, ed. M. Peláez del Rosal (Córdoba, Caja Sur. Obra Social y Cultural, 2000), 585-618; Enrique Llamas, ‘El siglo XVII, Siglo de Oro de la Corredención Mariana’, Salmanticensis 52 (2005), 213-253; Enrique Llamas, ‘El dolor salvífico de María. La ‘compassio Mariae’ en mariólogos españoles de los siglos XVI-XVII’, Estudios Marianos 72 (2006), 145-173; La mistica parola per parola, ed. Luigi Borriello, Maria R. Del Genio & Tomás Spidlík (Milan: Ancora, 2007), 74f.; Jessica A. Boon, ‘Medical bodies, mystical bodies: Medieval physiological theory in the recollection mysticism of Bernardino de Laredo’, Viator 39:2 (2009), 245-268; Jessica A. Boon, The Mystical Science of the Soul: Medieval Cognition in Bernardino de Laredo's Recollection Method (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Madrid (Bernardino de Madrid, fl. late 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Castilian friar. For some time active as missionary in Panama (in and after 1681). Later preacher at the Spanish Royal court. Also active as a guardian, definitor and provincial (1691-1695) of the Castilian order province. Three of his funerary sermons held at the funeral of Charles II of Spain apparently were printed at Madrid in 1700. He died in 1715.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 45; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle Missione III, 715; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Madrid’, DHGE VIII, 795-796; LexCap>>> 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Manlleu (Bernardino de Manlleu/Manlieu, 1585-1645)

OFMCap. Catelan friar. Entered the order at Barcelona (Sarrià convent), on 25 September 1605. Novice master, guardian, definitor and custodian within this recently erected Capuchin province. Involved as a negociator between the council of Barcelona and the Spanish king Filip IV (and his main representant, the Duke of Olivares) during the Catelan revolt of 1640-1642. A part of Bernardino’s diplomatic correspondence has been published. A number of his letters survived in manuscript format as well.

manuscripts/editions

Cartas diplomaticas, in: Josep Coroleu i Inglada, Claris y son temps (Barcelona: La Renaixensa, 1880) & in: Miguel de Parets, Memorial histórico español (Madrid, 1888) Vols. XX-XXI.

Cartas: MS Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, Esp. & Port>>> Cf. Les manuscrits espagnols et portugais à la Bibliothèque nationale de Paris (Paris, 1892), 108.

literature

Miguel de Valladolid, Chronica de los capuchinos de Cataluña, MS Barcelona, Biblioteca universitaria cod. 16.1.4 ff.>>; Les manuscrits espagnols et portugais a la Bibliothèque nationale de Paris (Paris, 1892), 108; F. de Sagarra y Siscar, Sant Vicens de Sarrià (Barcelona, 1921), 191-192; Martin de Barcelona, ‘Bernardin de Manlleu’, DHGE VIII, 795-796; Lexicon Capuccinum, 203.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Montolmo (Bernardino Ducaina da Montolmo/Pausula, 1492-1565)

OFMConv & OFMCap. Renowned Scotist theologian as a conventual friar (nicknamed oculus Scoti). Experienced a spiritual crisis when reading the Liber de Conformitate during a sojourn at Pisa. After a spiritual retreat among reformist Conventuals in the hermitage S.Angelo in Vado, Bernardino entered the Capuchin order in 1534/5. Took part in the Capuchin general chapter of 1536, where he was elected general definitor. He was re-confirmed in this position in 1536, 1546, 1549, 1552, 1555. He also was active as a novice master and teacher of new Capuchin friars (a.o. the teacher of Mario da Mercato Saraceno and Bernardino da Colpetrazzo), and in 1540 he was appointed provincial vicar of the new Naples province. Both in his administrative charges and in other contexts, Bernardino lived and propagated an ascetical life of prayer with anti-intellectual overtones, in total contrast with his life as a Conventual friar. He died at Macerata, around 1565. As a Capuchin, Bernardino produced a concise Meditazione della Passione, meditating in 50 little ‘contemplazioni’ on episodes from the Passion, calling up the reader to combine each meditation with a small but intensive affective prayer. In this way, Bernardino provides an itinerary towards a conformity with the crucified Christ, starting in the introduction with the interior and exterior conditions conducive to meditating the Passion. Cargnoni, I fratri cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze del primo secolo, ed. Costanzo Cargnoni (Perugia, 1991) III, 531 suggests that the spirituality of the work is related to that found in Corona del Nome di Iesú of Molfetta, the meditations on the mysteries of Christ found in Bernardino da Balvano, Paolo Manassei and the Corone spirituali of Mattia Bellintani da Salò.

manuscripts/editions

Commentaria super IV Libros Sententiarum Juxta Mentem Scoti. This would have survived in manuscript. Cf. Lexicon Capuccinum, 204.

Meditazione della Passione del nostro Signor Iesu Cristo, edited in: I fratri cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze del primo secolo, ed. Costanzo Cargnoni (Perugia, 1991) III, 532-540.

literature

Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Lyon, 1632) I, 625-635; Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 5 (1889), 57, 73-77; Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 43 (1927), 282-286; Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche (Jesi, 1928), 15-16; Hilarin von Luzern, ‘Die Studien im I. Jahrhundert des Kapuzinerordens’, Liber Memorialis Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1928), 93; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Montolmo’, DHGE VIII, 796; LexCap. 204; C. Cargnoni, Bernardino da Montolmo’, DBI, IX (Rome, 1966), 208-9; C. Cargnoni, ‘Fonti, tendenze e sviluppi della letteratura spirituale cappuccina primitiva’, Collectanea Franciscana 48 (1978), 311-398 (esp. 325f);

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Nuceria (Bernardino da Nocera, d. 1635)

OFMCap. Umbrian friar. Active as a lector of philosophy and theology, preacher, and administrator (guardian, definitor). He died at the Bevagna convent, in July 1635.

manuscripts

Commentaria in Logicam Aristotelis, ex Toleto Praecipue necnon ex Aliis Auctoribus Collecta

Commentaria in Summulis

Commentaria in Aristotelis Philosophiam

Commentaria in Libros de Anima

Explanatio in D. Bonaventuram Doctorem Seraphicum super I-IV Sententiarum Librum

Tractatus Theologicus de Passione Christi et de Beata Virgine

Epistola de Immaculata B.V. Mariae Conceptione: MS BAV Barber. Lat. 1043 ff. 218-231. This letter, dated 26 May 1619, is adressed at Giovanni Rosa Davila, the prior of the regular canons at the monastery of San Giovani da Cavero.

Discorsi XL per le quarant’ore/Pro Oratione Quadraginta Horarum Fr. Bernardini de Nuceria: MS Assisi Archivo Provinziale dei Cappuccini>>

Angeleida, ovvero combattimento angelico, principiato in celo e proseguito in terra, dove, si spiegano con metodo oratorio tutte le materie che da sacri teologi e autori si disputano degli angeli, provati con esempi, scritture e sentenze de’Patri, 5 Vols.>>>

literature 

É. d’Alençon, Bibliotheca mariana ordinis minorum capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 11; Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini della provincia serafica (Foligno, 1922), 96-99; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Nocera’, DHGE VIII, 796-797; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Orciano (d. 1622)

OFMCap. Italian friars from the Marches. Entered the order at Camerino on May 20, 1588. He was engaged in several hagiographical and historical efforts. He died at Lorette in December 1622.

manuscripts

Vita e gesta dei frati morti in concetto di santità e delle cose piu rimarchevoli succeduta in provincia delle Marche dopo la morte del Padre Girolamo da Montefiore ultimo scrittore.>>>

Alcuni documenti relativi alla storia dell’ordine dei cappuccini, cioè lettere dirette al Padre Girolamo da Salo.>>>

Vita e gesta di S. Serafino da Montegranaro, laico cappuccino.>>>

Bernardino da Orciano, Chroniche. “Biografie” di cappuccini delle Marche nel primo secolo della Riforma, ed. Renato Raffaele Lupi, Miscellanea di Testi Cappuccini, 4 (Rome, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2004).

literature

Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche (Jesi, 1928), 16; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin d’Orciano’, DHGE VIII, 797.

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Paris (ca. 1605-1685, S. Jacques de Paris)

OFMCap. French friar from the Parisian province.. Entered the order in 1622 at Paris. Theologian. After his profession and his priest training, he was for a while involved in visiting prisoners. He also became active as a novice master during a large part of his religious life in several convents of his province, as well as a spiritual guidesman of several female religious communities. In 1640, he became guardian of the Étampes convent, a function that he kept for ca. 30 years. In the course of his life, he fought Jansenist tendencies.

manuscripts and editions

La Communion de Jésus-Christ au Cénacle, prenant son propre Corps avec ses Apostres, pour servir de modelle à la Communion des fidèles (Paris: Thierry, 1658)

Le céleste amour de Marie (Paris: Thierry, 1659)

Les entretiens intérieurs du Fils du Dieu au sein de sa Mère>>??

Le Pur esprit du Christianisme renouvelé en saint François d'Assise/L'esprit de S. François formé sur celuy de Jésus-Christ où ses Enfants sont instruicts des voyes qu'ils doivent tenir pour concevoir le premier esprit de leur saint Père (…) (Paris: Thierry, 1660 & 1662) New edition in two volumes by Apollinaire de Valence, in 1888.

Le journée intérieure du religieux (Paris: Thierry, 1661/1663).

L'esprit de la mendicité évangélique, ou les entretiens célestes et familiers des Enfans de saint François, avec une conduite pour la confession et la communion (Paris: Thierry, 1662).

L'Intérieur de Jésus-Christ en l'Eucharistie (…) 52 méditations (Paris: Thierry, 1671)

La communion de la Mère de Dieu Marie Vierge recevant le corps de son Fils en l'eucharistie, dédiée à la Reyne de France (Paris: Thierry, 1672); La Communion de Marie, ed. Théodose de Massat, Voix Franciscaines (Toulouse, 1914).

Le parfait novice instruit des voyes qu’il doit tenir pour arriver à la perfection de son estat (Paris: Thierry, 1668).

La sainteté de Dieu exprimée en Jésus-Christ, pour servir d’exemplaire à la sainteté de tous les états que les fidèles peuvent porter dans le Christ (Paris, 1674).

De Sanctitate Sacerdotum (paris: Thierry, 1675)

De Vita Interiori Filiorum s. François (Paris: Thierry, 1677).

Le religieux ou le chrétien en solitude (Paris, 1677).

Instructiones pro Missionariis (Paris: Thierry, 1677).

Regulae Interiores (Paris: Thierry, 1677).

La Réligieuse en son cloître (Paris:Thierry, 1677).

Vita Poenitens D.N.J.C. (Paris: Thierry, 1679).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 46; Édouard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca mariana ordinis minorum capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 12; Ubald d’Alençon, ‘La spiritualité franciscaine’, Études franciscaines 39 (1927), 468-469; Imerio da Castellanza, 'P. Bernardino da Parigi apostolo, scrittore', Italia Francescana 7 (1932), 315-334; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Paris’, DHGE VIII, 797-798; DictSpir, I, 1516-1517; C. Bérubé, L'amour de Dieu selon Jean Duns Scot, Porète, Eckhart, Benoît de Canfiel et les Capucins, Bibl. Seraphico-Cappuccina 53 (Rome, 1997); Camille Bérubé, ‘The early ‘Spirit of Saint Francis’ by Bernardine of Paris’, Greyfriars Review 18 (2004), 241-292.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Picquigny (Bernardin de Picquigny/Piconio, 1633-1709)

OFMCap. Friar from the Parisian province. Fulfilled several functions in the order (lector, guardian, provincial definitor). Spent the last years of his life in the city of Paris. Wrote several exegetical, spiritual and ascetical works which had quite a printing history.

editions

Epistolarum Pauli Triplex Expositio (Paris, 1703). This is Bernardin’s main work. It was reprinted several times. Bernardin also compiled an abbreviated French version: Explication des épîtres de saint Paul, 3 Vols (Paris, 1707). This abbreviation again appeared more than once. And both versions can now be accessed via Gallica & Google Books. [Hildebrand remarks that his fellow friar Georges Godier d’Amiens had published a comparable work between 1659 and 1664]

Triplex Expositio in Sacrosancta D.N.J.C. Evangelia (Paris , 1726). He wrote this work on request of the pope. It was published posthumously.

>>>various spiritual and ascetical works

Opera Omnia, ed. Vivès, 5 Vols. (Paris, 1870-1872). This contains the Epistolarum Pauli Triplex Expositio, the Triplex Expositio in Sacrosancta D.N.J.C. Evangelia, and several ascetical texts, but not the French Explication des épîtres de saint Paul.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 46; Estudios Franciscanos 14 (1915), 185, 333; 15 (1915), 193, 285; 16 (1916), 19, 280; Italia Francescana 17 (1942), 136-140; 18 (1943), 41-48; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bernardin de Picquigny’, DHGE VIII, 798; DSpir I, 1517-1518; Analecta OFMCap 40 (1924), 17-23.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Poitiers (Bernardin de Poitiers, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Friar from the Tours province. Engaged in anti-Protestant polemics.

editions

Thèses royales adressées aux messieurs de la religion prétendue réformée (Poitiers, 1660).

literature 

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 46; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Poitiers’, DHGE VIII, 798; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Pontremoli (Bernardino Campi/Bernardino da Pontremoli, d. 1716)

OFMCap. Friar from the Genoa province. Historian.

manuscripts

Successi memorabili della Lunigiana: MS Genoa, Biblioteca Comunale 31-2-43, cod. 228. It amounts to a history of the Lunigiana region (between Liguria and Tuscany), replete with lists of important religious people originating from there.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 46-47; Fr. Molfino, Cappuccini liguri (Genoa, 1909), 2; I cappuccini genovesi (genoa, 1912) I, 24-25; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Pontremoli’, DHGE VIII, 798; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Rechanato (late fifteenth century)

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editions

Aflaatbrief voor de leden van de broederschap van de heilige Franciscus en Anthonius van Padua verbonden aan de Franciscaanse kerk te Parijs ten gunste van het college voor ordestudenten (Gouda, ca. 1490 [single printed leaf]

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Reggio (`Giorgio', ca. 1476-1535)

OMObs & OFMCap. Italian friar from Calabria. Entered the Observant branch of the order together with Luigi Comi da Reggio, who was to become a close friend and companion. After studies at the order studium of Brescia under Francesco Lycheto, an exponent of late medieval Scotism (and later minister general), Bernardino was sent to Paris, to continue his studies. Became doctor of theology and returned to Italy to teach, earning the nickname ‘Giorgio’, an allusion to Francesco Giorgio Zorsi, a learned Franciscan friar renowned for his learning. Together with Luigi and other friars, Bernardino began to push for a more austere lifestyle, in accordance with the Rule of Francis. Due to opposition from his Observant order superiors, Bernardino, Luigi and ca. 30 other Calabrian friars eventually opted for the Capuchins (1532). The Capuchin vicar general Luigi da Fossombrone made first Luigi and after him Bernardino provincial vicar of the Capuchin Calabrian province. Bernardino died on 21 December 1536.

editions

Commentaria in Librum Primum Scripti Oxoniensis Joannis Duns Scoti, 3 Vols>>

Adnotationes in Sacram Divinam Scripturam>>

Conceptus Quadragesimalis>>

Chronicon Rhegii>>

Vita S. Eliae Abbatis Bozzettae (a translation from Greek into Latin)

literature

Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Lyon, 1632) I, 132-135, 178-179, 183-184, 226-232; L. Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906) 43; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 136; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 47; Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini calabresi (Catanzaro, 1914), 17-19; Dominique de Caylus, ‘ce que les capucins doivent au bienh. Matthieu de Basci et au P. Ludovic de Fossombrone’, Études franciscaines 38 (1926), 600-608; Édouard d’Alençon, ‘De capitulo generali O.M.Cap. 1535 celebrato et anno subsequente renovato nova et vetera’, Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 43 (1927), 286, n. 1; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Reggio’, DHGE VIII, 799; DBI XV, 213-215

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Sahagún (1499, Sahagún - 1590, Mexico)

OFMObs. Spanish friar. Born in Sahagun (Leon). Studied at Salamanca University (1512-1514) and entered the Franciscan order in the local San Francisco Convent (Santiago province). Travelled to Nueva España in 1529, in a group of 30 friars led by Antonio de Ciudad Rodrigo. Became teacher at the Santa Cruz collegium in Tlatelolco (near Mexico), founded for the sons of Aztek nobles (1536). Became one of the first experts in old Mexican languages (esp. Nahuatl) and history. Died on 23 October 1590 in Mexico. His main work is the Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, an encyclopaedia of indigenous cultures and their history. His allegedly objective stance as a historian/encyclopedist and ethnographer/linguist caused problems with his own order, as well as with Spanish conquistadores and the King of Spain. His Historia was confiscated in 1577. With the Psalmodia Cristiana (Mexico, 1583) as the major exception, most of his works - several of which apparently still are available in manuscript format, whereas others were lost over the centuries - have been published for the first time in the nineteenth century and after.

editions:

Evangelium, Epistolarium et Lectionarium Aztecum, sive Mexicanum, ex Antiquo Codice Mexiacno nuper Reperto Desumptum, cum Interpretatione Adnotationibus Glossario, ed. Bernardinus Bionelli (Milan: Jos. Bernardini Qm. Johannis, 1858). This work contains on pp. 429-553 also a Glossarium azteco-latinum.

Vida de San Bernardino de Sena (A Nahuatl translation of the Vita Bernardini Senensis, written by Marcus of Lisbon). This translation received its first edition by L. Oliger, in: Bulletino di Studi Bernardiniani 2 (1936), 207-212.

Psalmodia Christiana y Sermonario de los Sanctos del Año, en Lengua Mexican (…) Ordenada en Cantares o Psalmos para que canten los Indios en los Areitos que hacen en las Iglesias (Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, 1583).

Catecismo de la Doctrina Cristiana, en Lengua Mejicana (Mexico: Pedro Ocharte, 1583)?

Bernardino de Sahagún, Coloquios y doctrina cristiana con que los doce frailes de san Francisco enviados por el papa Adriana VI y por el emperador Carlos V convirtieron a los indios de la Nueva España, en lengua mexicana y española, ed. & trans. Miguel León Portilla (Mexico: UNAM, Fundación de Investigaciónes Sociales, 1986).

Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, ed. Carlos Bustamente, 4 Vols. (Mexico, 1829/1830); Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, Mexican Antiquities, 7 Vols. (London, 1841-1848); Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, ed. Ireneo Paz, 4 Vols. [=reproduction with annotation of the 1829/1830 edition] (Mexico, 1890-1895); Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, ed. Ángel María Garibay, Biblioteca Porrúa, 10, 4 Vols. (Mexico: Porrúa, 1956); Códice florentino de laHistoria general de las cosas de Nueva España’, ed. Giunti Barbèra, 3 Vols. (Florence, 1979); Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, 6 Vols. (Mexico, 1981); Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España, ed. Wigberto Jimenez Moreno, 2 Vols. (Mexico, 1938/Madrid, 1988); Historia General de las Cosas de Nueva España, ed. Carlos Maria de Bustamante, Cambridge Library Collection – History, 3 Vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2002); General History of the Things of New Spain: The Florentine Codex, transl. Arthur J.O. Anderson & Charles E. Dribble (Santa Fe, 1950); Cinzia Lodi, L’aparato illustrativo del Codice Fiorentino della ‘Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España de fra Bernardino de Sahagún, Diss University of Florence (Florence, 1995). The Historia general is in fact an encyclopedia, following the example of the natural history writings of Pliny and the De Proprietatibus Rerum of Bartholomeus Anglicus.

Breve Compendio de los Ritos Idolátricos de Nueva España, ed. L. Oliger, in: Antonianum, 17 (1942), 3-38, 133-174; Ritos y Costumbres Aztecas (Madrid, 1944); Sterbende Götter und Christliche Heilsbotschaft, ed. W. Lehmann (1949).

Cantares Mejicanos y Otros Opúscolos. Facsimile edition in: Cantares en idioma mexicano. Reproducción facsímile del manoscrito original existente en la Biblioteca Nacional, que se imprime por acuerdo del M. González Cosío, Secretario de Fomento, en el taller de fotolipia del mismo Ministerio bajo la dirección de A. Peñafiel (Mexico, 1904-1906).

Libro de la Venida de los Primeros Padres, y las Pláticas que tuvieron con los Sacerdotes de los Indios, en Español y Mejicano, ed. José M. Pou y Martí, Miscellanea Francesco Ehrle (Rome, 1924) III, 281-333. Re-edited separately as El Libro Perdido de las Pláticas o Coloquios de los Doce Primeros Misioneros de México (Mexico, 1944/Rome, 1962); Coloquios y Doctrina Cristiana, facsimile edition, introd. & annotation Miguel León-Portilla (Rome, 1924/Mexico, 1986); Christian Duverger, La conversión de los Indios de Nueva España con el texto de los ‘Coloquios de los Doce’ de Bernardino de Sahagún (1564) (Mexico, 1993).

Fray Bernardino de Sahagún, adiciones, apéndices a la postilla y ejercicio de lo cotidiano, ed. A.J.O. Anderson, Colección Facsímiles de lingüística y filología nahuas, 6 (México, 1993).

Primeros Memoriales, trans. Thelma D. Sullivan (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997).

Calendario Majicano, Latino y Castellano:>> no edition available

Vocabulario Trilingüe Castellano, Latino y Mejicano:>> no edition available

Doctrina Cristiana, en Mejicano:>> no edition available

Arte Divinatoria:>> no edition available

Sermones Dominicales y de Santos, en Lengua Mejicana:>> no edition available

Sermones de Adviento, Navididad, Cuaresma y Resurrección:>> no edition available

Ejercicios Cuotidianos, en Lengua Mejicana:>> no edition available

Manual del Cristiano:>> no edition available

Libro de Oro y Tesoro Índico:>> no edition available

Leche Espiritual:>> no edition available

Espiritual Manjar Sólido:>> no edition available

Vida de Jesucristo en Verso Mejicano:>> no edition available

Calepino o Diccionario Mejicano:>> no edition available

Regla de los Casados:>> no edition available

Declaración del Símbolo por Manera de Diálogo:>> no edition available

Tratado de las Virtudes Teologales, en Mejicano:>> no edition available

Lumbre Espiritual:>> no edition available

Los Mandamientos de los Casados:>> no edition available

Impedimentos del Matrimonio:>> no edition available

Doctrina Cristiana:>> no edition available?

Declaración Parafrástica y Símbolo ‘Quicumque Vult’:>> no edition available

Arte de la Lengua Mejicana:>> no edition available

Fruta Espiritual:>> no edition available

Regla de los Casados:>> no edition available

Pláticas para Después del Bautismo de los Niños: MS Viñaza, 256. >> no edition available

Bordón Espiritual:>> no edition available

Escalera Espiritual:>> no edition available

Espejo Espiritual:>> no edition available

literature

Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 137; J. Garcia Icazbalceta, Bibliografia mexicana del siglo XVI (Mexico, 1886), 247-322; J. Bauman, ‘Bernardino de Sahagun (d. 1590) en zijn wetenschappelijke missie-arbeid onder de Azteken’, Collectanea Franciscana Neerlandica 1 (1927), 241-266 [check: 3 (1929)?]; José M. Pou y Martí, ‘El libro perdido de las pláticas y coloquios de los doce primeros misioneros en Méjico’, in: Miscellanea Fr. Ehrle (Rome, 1924) III, 281-333; J. Goyens, ‘Bernardin de Sahagun’, DHGE VIII, 799-800; Livario Oliger, ‘Bernardino de Sahagún e una vita di s. Bernardino in lingue nathuatl’, Bolletino di studi Bernardiniani 2 (1936), 3-8; Wigberto Jiménez Moreno, Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún y su obra (Mexico: Porrúa e Hijos, 1938); Livario Oliger, ‘Breve compendio de los ritos idolátricos de Nueva España, auctore Bernardino de Sahagún, OFM, Pio V dicatum’, Antonianum 17 (1942), 3-38, 133-174; Conde de Castillo-Fiel, ‘La civilización azteca, según el franciscano Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún’, Verdad y Vida 2 (1944), 758-779 & 3 (1945), 596-619; Leonardo Gutiérrez-Colomer, Contribución al estudio fármaco-botánico de la flora de México que describe Sahagún en el siglo XVI (Madrid, 1948); Sterbende Gotter und christliche Heilsbotschaft: Wechselreden indianischer Vornehmer und spanischer Glaubensapostel in Mexiko 1524, ed. G. Kutscher, Spanischer und mexikanischer Text mit deutscher Übersetzung von Walter Lehmann, Quellenwerke zur alten Geschichte Amerikas aufgezeichnet in den Sprachen der Eingeborenen, III (Stuttgart, 1949); Luis Nicolau d’Olwer, Historiadores de América. Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590), Instituto Panamericano de Geografía e Historia. Comisión de Historia, 40, Historiadores de América, IX (Mexico: D.F. Editorial Cultura, 1952); Angel Maria Garibay K., Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún. Relación de los textos que no aprovechó en su obra. Su método de investigación, Aportaciones a la investigación folklórica de Méjico (Mexico: Sociedad Folklórica de Méjico, 1953); Luis M. Diéguez, ‘Nuevos estudios sobre Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún’, Liceo franciscano 8 (1955), 99-107; Miguel León-Portilla, ‘Los huaxtecos, según los informantes de Sahagún’, Estudios de cultura nahuatl 5 (Mexico, 1965), 15-29; M. León-Portilla, Significado de la obra de Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún, alumno de Salamanca, ‘Padre de la antropología en el Nuevo Mundo’ (Salamanca: U of Salamanca Press, 1966); Francisco Jordá Cerdá, ‘Homenaje a Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún’, Zephyrus 17 (Salamanca, 1966), 131-133; Luis Rubluo, Sahagún y los refranes de los antiguos mejicanos (S.L.: Dirección general de Prensa, Memorias y Publicaciones de la Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público, 1966); Manuel Ballesteros Gaibrois, Vida e Obra de Fray B. de Sahagún (Léon, 1973); Leandro Tormo, ‘Bernardino de Sahagún’, Diccionario de historia eclesiástica de España, 4 Vols. (Madrid, 1972-1975) IV, 2135; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 175-175 (no. 761); J. García Icazbalceta, Bibliografía Mexicana del siglo XVI (Mexico, 1981³), 322-387; H. Wissmann, Sind doch die Götter auch gestorben (Göttingen, 1981); Pilar Hernandez Aparicio, ‘Gramaticas, Vocabularios y Doctrinas Franciscanas en las Bibliothecas de Madrid', Actas del II Congresso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid: DEIMOS, 1988), 582; Manuel de Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas americanas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del siglo XVI’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid; DEIMOS, 1988), 505-509; José Sanchez Herrero, ‘Alfabetización y catequesis franciscana en America durante el siglo XVI’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid: DEIMOS, 1988), 613f; A.H. de Léon-Portilla (ed.), Bernardino de Sahagún (Mexico, 1990); LThK, 3rd ed. II, 279; Christian Duverger, La conversión de los Indios de Nueva España con el texto de los ‘Coloquios de los Doce’ de Bernardino de Sahagún (1564) (Mexico, 1993); R.M. Berrio, ‘Bernardino de Sahagún y la antropología cultural de los siglos XIX-XX’, in: Los castellanos y leoneses I (1996), 335-340; J. Llorente Resines, ‘Sobre el catecismo pictográfico atribuido a Bernardino de Sahagún’, Estudios de historia social y económica de América 12 (1995), 325-330. [Appeared in more detail in Estud. August. 31 (1996), 245-298, 449-548]; Luis Reyes Garcia, Documentos Nahuas de la Ciudad de México del siglo XVI (Mexico: Archivo General de la Nación-Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social, 1996) [also dealing with Sahagun’s Exercicio Quotidiano]; V.C. Renstrom, ‘Censoring Encyclopedic Knowledge: The case of Sahagun and Sixteenth Century Spanish America’, in: Pre-Modern Encyclopedic Texts, ed. Peter Brinkley (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 1997), 315-325; Fabio Trancarelli, ‘Da Sahagún alla Nuova Spagna. La coesistenza di culture nel Vecchio e nel Nuovo Mondo’, Flor. 12 (1998), 119-137; Miguel Leon-Portilla, Bernardino de Sahagún: pionero de la antropologia, Cultura Náhuatl, Monografias 24 (México, 1999); Ramón Pereira Somoza, Valoración de la cultura y la religión nahuas en relación con la Evangelización en la ‘Historia general de la Nueva España’ de fray Bernardino de Sahagún, Thesis ad Doctoratum in Sacra Theologia totaliter edita (Rome, 2001); David Carrasco, City of sacrifice. The Aztec Empire and the role of violence in civilization (Boston, 1999); Walden Browne, Sahagún and the transition to modernity (Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 2000); Representing Aztec Ritual: Performance, text, and image in the work of Sahagún, ed. Eliose Quiñones Keber (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2002) [cf. Americas 60 (2004), 467-469]; Miguel León-Portilla, Bernardino de Sahagún: First Anthropologist, trans. Mauricio J. Mixco, Academy of American Franciscan history, 11 (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2002) [cf. Americas 60 (2003), 144-145]; Javier Péres Gil, Juan José Sánchez Badiola & José R. Sola Alonso, ‘El convento de San Francisco de Sahagún y su iglesia de la Peregrina’, Archivo Ibero-Americano 62 (2002), 643-711; Sahagún at 500: Essays on the Quincentenary of the Birth of Fr. Bernardino de Sahagún, ed. John Frederick Schwaller, Publications of the Academy of American Franciscan History. Franciscan Publications in Nathuatl, Series 3 (Berkeley CA, 2003); Márcia Helena Alvim, ‘Um franciscano no Novo Mundo: frei Bernardino de Sahagún’, Estudos Ibero-Americanos 31 (2005), 51-60; Luis Martínez Ferrer, ‘Bernardino de Sahagún y la cultura azteca. Reflexiones en torno al ‘Prólogo’ de la ‘Historia general de las cosas de Nueva España’, o ‘Código Florentino”, Annales Theologici 20 (2006), 357-368; Miguel-Anxo Pena González, ‘Evangelismo franciscano: Una apuesta por el hombre’, Ciencia Tomistica 133 (2006), 267-293; Gilbert Joubertjean, ‘Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (1499-1590): Une vie au service du dialogue interculturel’, in: Le dialogue des Écritures, ed. Isabelle Chareire & Christian Salenson, L’Autre et les autres, 8 (Brussels: Lessius, 2007), 45-59; Felix Hinz, ‘Sahagún, Bernardino de, OFM’, in: Biographisch-Bibliographisch Kirchenlexikon XXIX (2008), 1217-1225; Malgorzata Kolankowska, ‘Fray Bernardino de Sahagún (…)’, in: Observare Evangelium. Wroclawska Ksiega Jubileuszu 800-lecia Zakonu Braci Mniejszych (Wroclaw: Franciszkanskie Wydawnictwo sw Antoniego, 2009), 345-353; Uta Berger, ‘Mission und Sprache – Bernardino de Sahagun als Autor’, Wissenschaft & Weisheit 74 (2011), 55-104 [with more in-depth information about Sahagun's written production in the Aztek vernacular and samples of his translations]; Gerhard Wolf & Joseph Connors, Colors Between Two Worlds: The Florentine Codex of Bernardino de Sahagún, Villa i Tatti: The Harvard University Center for the Italian Renaissance Studies, 28 (Florence: Kunsthistorisches Institut-Max-Planck-Institut, 2011); Laura Kilián, ‘A Missionary Manual: Fray Bernardino de Sahagún's Florentine Codex in Relationship to European Bestiaries’, in: The Book of Nature and Humanity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. Gordan Newhauser, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 29 (Turnhout, 2013), 41-68.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Saluzzo (Bernardino di Saluzzo, 1638-1710)

OFMCap. Minister general of the Capuchin order (1709-1710). Author?

literature

Pellegrino da Forlì, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1885) IV, 209-213; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Saluzzo’, DHGE VIII, 801.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Sancto Angelo in Vado (Bernardino de Sant’Angelo in Vado/Bernardino Franceschini, d. 1752)

OFMCap. Friar of the Marches. Active as a lector, guardian, definitor and provincial minister (1706-1709). Afterwards he became a colsultant for the Capuchin minister general Michelangelo da Ragusa. Elected general definitor and procurator at the 1719 chapter. On 21 September 1721, pope Innocent XIII suggested that he became the new vicar general of the Capuchin order, to succeed Giovanni Antonio di Firenze. Bernardino died at Ancona, in 1752. He wrote a number of theological and exegetical works, most of which apparently have not yet been edited.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 47-48; É. d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 12; Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche (Iesi, 1928), 18-10; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernardin de Sant’Angelo in Vado’, DHGE VIII, 801; Lex.Cap.,>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Treviso (fl. late 15th cent.)

Italian friar. Master of theology at Ferrara and active at Bologna. Active philosophocal author.

manuscripts

Comm. in Librum Meteororum Aristotelis (between 1491-1499): MS Boblogna, Biblioteca Universitaria Lat. 1664

De Iudicali Astronomia:>>>>>

literature

C. Piana, ‘Lo studio di S. Francesco a Ferrara’, AFH 61 (1968), 145-146.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus de Valladolid (Bernardino de Valladolid, c. 1617-1652)

Spanish friar from Toledo. Entered the order in the Castile province. He traveled to Yucatan in 1634 (mission led by Diego Pérez de Mérida). Renowned for his knowledge of and love for the Maya language. Preacher and secretary for his order province (San José de Yucatán province). He died as the result of an accident on October 10, 1652.

editions

Conclusiones Teológicas/Conclusiones de todas las materias de los sacramentos, en latín y en yucateco. Apparently an instrument to help preachers with the presentation of theological materials in their sermons to the natives. See on this the remarks in Diego López de Cogolludo, Historia de Yucatán, 3rd. Ed., 2 Vols. (Mérida, 1867-1868) II, 476. Not known whether the Conclusiones Teológicas were published.

Vocabulario en lengua Maya. See: A.M. Tozzer, A Maya Grammar with Bibliography and Appraisement of the Works Noted, Papers of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, 9 (Cambridge, Mass., 1921), 172, 273.

Dioscórides en lengua yucateca, con adiciones. A Mayan translation (with commentary and comparisons with plants in the Americas) of parts of the massive Materia Medica by the first-century Greek physician Dioscorides, based on a Spanish translation from the second half of the 16th cent. See: Diego López de Cogolludo, Historia de Yucatán, 3rd. Ed., 2 Vols. (Mérida, 1867-1868) II, 625.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 81-82; Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 443-444.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Gandensis (Bernardus van Gent/Jakob de Caesteker, d. 1732)

OFMCap. Flemish friar. Joined the order in 1678. Lector and guardian. During a stint as a lector of theology (1695-1699), he wrote a Dutch exposition of the Franciscan rule (Uytlegginghe op den reghel der Minder-Broeders). This work was very well-received within the Capuchin order, receiving French and German translations. Another of his works - a short instruction for the papal syndic-  also survives.

editions

Uytlegginghe op den reghel der Minder-Broeders (Ghent, 1705).

Korte onderrichtinghe voor den Pauselycken Syndicus (Ghent, 1718).

literature

Biographie nationale de Belgique IV, 861; Lambert van Velp, Necrologium (Tilburg, 1897), 72; Franciscaansch Leven XVII (Breda, 1934), 26-31; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bernardin de Gand’, DHGE VIII, 792. 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Gonzalez (Bernardino González, fl. c. 1700)

OFM. Friar of the Concepción province. Arabist.

literature

Atanasio López, ‘P. Fr. Bernardino González, insigne arabista’, El Eco Franciscano 34 (1917), 286-288; AIA 29 (1928), 361; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 122 (no. 367).

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Guslino (fl. late fifteenth century)

Biographer of Bernardinus de Feltre.

editions

Bernardino Guslino, La vita del beato Bernardino da Feltre, ed. Ippolita Checcoli (Bologna: Editrice Compositori-Fondazione del Mojte di Bologna e Ravenna, 2008).

literature

G. Biasuz, `Precizazione sulla data di composizione della vita del beato Bernardino, scritta dal Bernardino Guslino', Arch. Stor. Belluno, feltre e Cadore, 36 (1965), 33-55; Lia Sbriziolo, `Una precisazione cronologia per il biografo principe di Bernardino da Feltre', Ateneo Veneto, n.s. 4 (1966), 151-158. >>see also the lemma on Bernardinus de Feltre.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Jiménez (Bernardino Jiménez, fl. second half 17th cent.)

OFM. Preacher of the Cartagena province.

literature

AIA 36 (1933), 130-131; AIA 20 (1980), 132; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 131 (no. 446).

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Leakovic (Tomo Leakovi, d. 1815)

Observant Croation friar from Bosjnaci. Worked as a professed Franciscan friar after his ordination in Sarengrad as preacher/confessor. Later lector in the provincial school network. Three years active in Palestine. He returned to Croatio, to Šarengreb, where died in 1815.

editions

Govorenja sveta za soe neditje zodišnje (Efseg, 1795). Spiritual lectures/conferences for all the Sundays of the liturgical year.

Nauk ad poglavitih stvarik Krstjansko-Katolianskih (Ofen, 1798). A treatise on the principal Christian truths/doctrines.

Govorenjo za swetane dueve božje B.D. Marie i swetih a nikima priložitima parad položnoga obiaja (Efseg, 1802). A celebratory treatise on the feasts of Mary and the saints.

Kratak odgovor sorhu razdiljenia iztone i zapadne crkve i t.d. (Efseg, s.d.). A short work on the schism between the eastern and western churches.

literature

Pavel Josef Šafarik, Geschichte der südslawischen Literatur, 2 Vols. (Prague: F. Temsky, 1864-1865) II, 85, 226, 237-238; DHGE 30 (2010),1300.

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Ochino (1487-1564)

OFMObs, OFMCap, and Protestant. Born in Siena, entered the Observant branch of the Franciscan order in 1504 (Capriola convent), and studied Latin, Hebrew, theology and Medicine. For his medical studies, he probably temporarily left the order (before 1510). After re-entering the order, he made career in the Observant branch as provincial of Siena (1523), commissioner at Venice (1531), and Vicar general of the Cismontan provinces (1533). In 1534, he enters the Capuchin fold, where he becomes General Definitor in 1535 and General Vicar in 1538. By that time, he had become one of the most renowned preachers of his time, famous for his Lenten sermon tours in Rome (1534-5), Naples (1536), Perugia, Florence, and Venice (1538), Siena (1539), Modena, Lucca and Perugia (1540), and Naples (1541). Became very active in the production of legislative texts for the new Capuchin order (cf. his role in the wording of the constitutions of 1536 and his refusal to accept in the Capuchin world the existing culture of learning and the dominance of secular philosophy). After his re-election as General Vicar of the Capuchins around 1541, he continues to preach (Bologna and Venice, 1542, and special courses on the Pauline Epistles at Verona), but his increasingly reformist viewpoints draw the attention of Theatines and Dominicans, who accuse him of heresy. When the inquisition and pope Paul III invites him to Rome, Bernardinus eventually decides not to go (partly on the advice of his friend Pietro Martiro Vermigli) but, with the help of the Duchess of Camerino and the Duchess of Ferrara, he flees to Zürich, and from there to Geneva (1542). In Geneva, Bernardinus established a protestant Italian church, and receives from Calvin the authorisation to preach [This deed greatly discredited the Capuchin Order, which almost was disbanded by Pope Paul III, were it not for the defense put forward by Cardinal Severino]. In 1543, Bernardinus writes from Geneva a letter to Siena to justify his movements and decisions, the so-called Epistolla alli molti signori di Balia della Città di Sienna. This is followed by a series of other letters and apologies. In 1544, Bernardinus marries in Geneva an Italian woman from Lucca (with whom he has four sons and two daughters). In 1545, Bernardinus and his family travel via Basel and Strasbourg to Augsburg. When Charles V (after his victory over the Smalkald coalition) tries to obtain his extradition, Bernardinus and his family travel to England with their friend Pietro Martiro (invited by Cramner), where he again preaches to Protestant Italian exiles. In 1553, after Queen Mary has ascended the English throne, Bernardinus goes back via Strasbourg and Basel to Geneva (1553). There he disapproves of the Calvin’s persecution of Michel Servet and gets into trouble about his theological writings, which seem to undercut hard-line Calvinist conceptions of grace and predestination. He leaves Geneva, travelling via Chiavenna back to Basel. There he is invited by Italian Protestants to come to Zürich (1554/1555), where he is active until 1563 (in the circle of Pietro Martiro Vermigli, Sozzini, Francesco Betti, Lismanini, and Isabella Manriquez). In that year, he is accused of doctrinal errors against the Protestant faith and has to leave town, and - when Basel and Mulhouse do not want to take him in - travels to Neurenberg and from there to Cracow in Poland. In Cracow, where he receives protection from prince Radziwill, he gains authorisation to preach, but yet again arouses opposition towards his viewpoints, and falls victim to an edict of the papal nuntius, ordering all dissident foreigners to leave. This forces Bernardinus to go to Austerlitz (Slavkov), where he dies at the age of 76 of the plague in December 1564, in the house of the Venetian Anabaptist Niccolò Paruta. Three of his sons had succumbed to the same disease earlier on at Pinczow, whereas his wife had died as a result of an accident in 1563.

editions

I. from his catholic period

Dialogo in che modo la persona debbia reggere bene se stessa (Naples, 1536); Dialoghi quattro del R. Fr. Bernardino da Siena detto il Scapuzzino, ove si contengono del Ladrone in croce qual salvossi, del pentirsi presto, del peregrinaggio per andare al Paradiso, della divina professione con un spirituale testamento (Venice: Niccolò Aristotile detto Il Zoppino, 1540). These two works were combined in the Dialoghi Sette del reverendo Padre frate Bernardino Occhino Senese Generale de’ frati Capuzzini, dove si contiene: Nel primo dell’Innamorarsi di Dio, nel secondo il modo di diventar felice, nel terzo di conoscer se stesso, nel quarto del latrone buono, nel quinto del pelegrinaggio per andar al paradiso, nel sesto de la disputa di Christo con l’anima, nel settimo et ultimo della divina professione con un spirituale testamento (Venice: Niccolò Aristotile detto Il Zoppino, 1540 & 1542). The 1542 edition was reprinted by K. Benrath in the fifth volume of the series Biblioteca della Riforma Itliana (Rome-Florence, 1884). A new and critical edition appeared as: Bernardino Ochino, I ‘Dialogi sette’ e altri scritti del tempo della fuga, ed. Ugo Rozzo (Turin, 1985). The work has also been included (a corrected version of the 1542 edition) in I fratri cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze del primo secolo, ed. Costanzo Cargnoni (Perugia, 1991) III, testo VI (pp. 445-529)& sez. II, doc. 2. See also: R. Belladonna, ‘Bernardino Ochino’s Fourth Dialogue (‘Dialogo del Ladrone in Croce’) and Ubertino da Casale’s ‘Arbor vitae’: adaptation and ambiguity’, Bibliothèque de Human. Renaiss. 47 (1985), 125-165; R. Belladonna, ‘Motivi umanistici e ascetismo medievale nel Dialogo quarto di Bernardino Ochino’, in: Validità perenne dell’umanesimo. Atti dei Convegni internazionali del Centro di studi umanistici ‘Angelo Poliziano’, ed. G. Tarugi (Florence, 1986), 21-33; B. Nicolini, ‘D’una sconosciuta edizione di un dialogo dell’Ochino’, in: Idem, Ideali e passioni nell’Italia religiosa del Cinquecento (Bologna, 1962), 143-146. [These dialogues to a large extent reflect conversations held with the Duchess of Camerino (Catarina Cybo) in March 1538, and spiritual encounters Vittoria Colonna, Valdéz, Carnesecchi, Pietro Martyro Vermigli, Giberti, and other ‘spiritual friends. The first Dialogue sets the tone, indicating that the growth of divine love in the soul should be cultivated by contemplating the created world as a ladder towards the Divine, by a proper ‘lectio divina’ (devotional and hagiographical texts, and particularly works that help to contemplate Christ’s virtues and perfections, and especially Christ Passion, the contemplation of which is the golden road towards a proper love of God). The other dialogues develop the theme of the love of God in the soul, leading to penitence, proper happiness, self-control and self-knowledge, and a way of life as devout servant of God in conformity with the evangelical councils of obedience, poverty and chastity: ‘In prima prometto vivere sempre in povertà, cioè senza amore a cose create, e con vero lume di saper sempre ch’io non ho, non posso, non volgio, non so e non ho alcuna cosa. Prometto ancora a Dio somma obedienza di sempre essequire con tutte le mie forze tutte le divine inspirazioni, e mai non repugnare, e cosí allora per sempre mi determino fare. Prometto ancora a Dio somma castità d’essere sempre col core e con la mente immaculata e netta di sorte tale che non voglio mai pensare, desiderare, consentire, né volere cosa che dispiacia a Dio, imo ancora non macular la mente con pensare a creatura alcuna, overo amarla, ma sempre tutta stare unita e raccolta in Dio; e cosí prometto servir al mio Signor, sempre immacolata e pura, imo tirare al suo servizio, quanto mi sarà possibile, tutte le damigelle de la casa mia, cioè tutte le potenzie de l’anima.’ I fratri cappuccini. Documenti e testimonianze del primo secolo, ed. Costanzo Cargnoni (Perugia, 1991) III, 528.]

Prediche Nove Predicate (…) nella inclita Città di Vinegia del M.D.XXXIX (Venice: Niccolò Aristotile de Ferrara, 1541/Venice: Bindoni & Pasini, 1541/Venice: Bernardino de Viano de Lexona Vercellense, 1541) [Contains 8 sermons held at Venice (1539), and one sermon held at Perugia (1539). The edition by Bernardino de Viano also contains 5 Sermons held at Lucca (1538)]

II. from his protestant period

Epistola alli molti signori di Balia della Città di Sienna (Geneva, 1543).

Epistola magistri Hieronimi Lucensis ad Bernardinum Ochino cum Responsione Eiusdem Bernardini (Geneva, 1543).

Responsio Bernardini Ochino ad Marcum Brixiensem Abbatem Ordinis S. Benedicti (Geneva, 1543).

Bernardini Ochino Responsio ad Mutium Justinopolitanum qua Rationem Reddit Sui Discessu ab Italia (Geneva, 1543).

Prediche di Bernardino Ochino da Siena novellamente ristampate et con grande diligenza rivedute, 5 Vols. (Geneva & Basel, 1542-1562). [Volume one contains 50 sermons; Volume two contains 65 sermons; Volume three 79 sermons (della Fede, Speranza et Carità); Volume four 51 sermons (dell’anima et di diversi diverse cose utili et necessarie); Volume five 50 sermons (that were never published before)]

XX Predige (Geneva, 1545)

Espositione de Bernardino Ochino di Siena sopra la Epistola di S. Paolo alli Romani (Geneva, 1545) [later translations followed in Latin and German, which were printed at Augsburg]

Expositione sopra la Epistola di S. Paolo alli Galati (Geneva, 1546) [also a German translation]

Riposta alla false calumni di Fra Ambrosio Caterino (Augsburg, 1546).

A Tragoedie or Dialogue of the Injust Usurped Primacie of the Bishop of Rome and of All the Just Abolishing of the Same, made by Bernard Ochino an Italian and translated out of Latine into Englische by M. John Ponet (London, 1549)

Apologi nelli quali si scuoprono li abusi, schiocheze, superstitioni, errori, idolatrie e impietà della sinagoga del papa e specialmente de suoi preti, monaci e frati (Geneva, 1554) [A lenghty anti-catholic diatribe and apology, which also received a much-revised German edition in five volumes under the title: Des hochgelehrten und Gottsäligen mans Bernhard Ochino von Senis fünff Bücher siner Apologen (…) durch Christoff Wirsung verdeutscht (Augsburg, 1559)].

Dialogo del Purgatorio (Zürich, 1556) [with Latin and German translation by the Son of Zwingli. A French translation appeared in 1562]

Syncerae et Verae Doctrinae de Caena Domini Expositio & Defensio contra libros tres Joachimi Westphali Hamburgensis Ecclesiae Praedicatoris (Zürich, 1556) [Defense of Zwinglian ideas against Calvin]

Disputa di M. Bernardino Ochino intorno alla presenza del corpo di Gesu Christo nel sacramento della cena (Basel, 1561).

Prediche di M. Bernardino Ochino Senese, nomate Laberinti del libero o vero servo arbitrio, prescienza, predestinazione et libertà divina, et del modo per uscirne (Basel, 1561)

Tractatio de Conciliatione Controversiae inter Reformatas Ecclesias (Basel, 1561).

Il catechismo o vera institutione christiana di M. Bernardino Ochino da Siena, in forma di Dialogo , Interlocutori, il Ministro, et Illuminato (Basel, 1561/1562).

Bernardini Ochini Senensis Dialogi XXX, in duos libros divisi, quorum primus est de Messia, continetque dialogos XVIII. Secundus est, cum rebus variis, tum potissimum de Trinitate (Basel, 1563) [Translated from Italian into Latin by S. Castellione. This work caused much hostility in the Zurich reformed camp. They saw in one of the dialogues a defense of polygamy. This resulted into a fierce polemics, ending with Bernardino’s expulsion]

For more information on Bernardino’s works, see: K. Benrath, Bernardino Ochino von Siena. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Reformation, 2nd Edition (Brunswick, 1892), 314-323; K. Benrath, ‘Lettere sconosciute di Bernardino Ochino’, Rivista cristiana (1900),>>; P. Piccolomini, ‘Due lettere inedite di Bernardino Ochino’, Archivio della R. società romana di storia patria 28 (1905), 201-207; B. Nicolini, Il pensiero di Bernardino Ochino (Naples, 1939), 95-110; B. Nicolini, ‘Bernardino Ochino, frate dell’Osservanza di S. Francesco’, Atti dell’Accademia Pontaniana 2 (1949), 87-100; B. Nicolini, ‘Bernardino Ochino. Saggio biografico’, Biblion. Rivista di filologia, storia e bibliografia 1 (1959), 5-25; Ph. Mc. Nair & J. Tedeschi, ‘New Light on Ochino’, Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance 35 (1973), 289-301; Ugo Rozzo, ‘Nuovi contributi su Bernardino Ochino’, Bullettino della Società di studi Valdesi 146 (1979), 51-83.

literature

Aside from the literature mentione above, see: P. Hildebrand, ‘L’Ordre de S. François dans les oeuvres d’Ochino’, Neerlandica Franciscana 2 (1919), 209-224; Lexicon Capuccinorum (Rome, 1951), 1234-1236; Catholicisme Hier Aujourd’hui Demain IX, 1485-1487; DThCat XI, 916-928; D. Bertrand-Barraud, Les idées philosophiques de Bernardin Ochin, de Sienne (Paris, 1924); F. Callaey, ‘Bernardin Ochino, fautore della pseudo-Riforma’, Italia francescana 6 (1931), 158-183; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bernardin de Sienne’, DHGE VIII, 804-806; P. Simoncelli, `Ochino, Bernardino, Italian theologian and reformer', The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation III, 166-167; Emidio Campi, ``Non vi si pensa quanta sangue costa'. Michelangelo, Vittorio Colonna e Bernardino Ochino', in: Dall'Academia neoplatonica fiorentina alla Riforma, 67-135; G. Fragnito, ‘Gli ‘spirituali’ e la fuga di Bernardino Ochino’, Rivista della Storia Italiana 84 (1972), 777-811; C. Cargnoni, ‘Ochino (Bernardin; Tomasini da Siena)’, DSpir XI (Paris, 1982), 575-591; Emidio Campi, ‘Bernardino Ochino’s Christology and ‘‘Mariology’’ in his writings of the Italian Period (1538-1542)’, in: Protestant History and identity in sixteenth-century Europe, Volume I: The Medieval Inheritance, St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History (Aldershot-Brookfield Vt: Avebury, 1996), 108-122; Giuseppe Alberigo, ‘Ochino, Bernardino’, LThK, 3rd ed. VII, 1047f; S. Cavallotto, ‘Ochino Bernardino’, Lexicon. Dizionario dei Teologi, 942-943; Miguel Gotor, ‘Tradizione inquisitoriale e memoria eterodossa: un cartello di sfida di Bernardino al cardinale Carafa (1543-1628)’, Arch. Ital. Storia Pietà 12 (2000), 89-142; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘L’Ordre de S. François dans les oeuvres d’Ochin’, in: Idem, Miscellanea IV, 1753-1768; Miguel Gotor, “Un paradosso ombreggiato da oscuro enigma’: il mito delle origini e Bernardino Ochino nella storiografia cappuccina tra Cinque e Seicento’, in: Nunc alia tempora, alia mores, 211-232; Michele Camaioni, ‘Note su due episodi del periodo italiano di Bernardino Ochino’, Bullettino Senese di Storia Patria 116 (2009), 120-148; Michele Camaioni, ‘Riforma cappuccina e riforma urbana. Esiti politici della predicazione italiana di Bernardino Ochino’, Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia (2013), 55-98; Michele Camaioni, “Non c’è un’altra religione che quella di Cristo. Bernardino Ochino e il francescanesimo radicale di fronte alla Riforma: una ricerca in corso',Studi Francescani 112:3-4 (2015), 441-510; Michele Camaioni, ‘Capuchin Reform, Religious Dissent and Political Issues in Bernardino Ochino’s Preaching in and towards Italy (1535–1545)’, in: Religious Orders and Religious Identity Formation, ca. 1420–1620: Discourses and Strategies of Observance and Pastoral Engagement, ed. Bert Roest & Johanneke Uphoff (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2016), 214-234.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Senensis (Bernardino degli Albizzeschi da Siena, 1380-1444), Sanctus

OFMConv & OFMObs. Famous theologian and preacher. Born in Massa Marittima (Tuscany) in the noble Albizzeschi family. Orphaned at a young age, he was raies by his uncles. Entered the Franciscan order in September 1402, at the age of 22 after studies in canon law. Entered the Observant movement (in the Colombaio ‘romitorio’ near Siena) before he became priest in 1404, and became one of the leading figures in the expansion of the Observance in Italy. Renowned for his preaching tours (therewith presenting a strong example of Observant itinerant preaching), his expositions of moral theology, and his activities as educator of a whole generation of famous Observant Franciscan preachers. Was accused of heresy in 1423 but acquitted in 1427. Several attempts later on to persecute him/slander him for his special veneration of the name of Jesus (esp. his use of a wooden table with the monogram YHS, which he held out to the public at the end of his public sermons, so that they could kiss it). Between 1438 and 1442 vicar of the Italian Observants. His sermons and theological expositions were widely dissiminated and received many editions in subsequent centuries. Also known for compiling excerpts from medieval Apocalypse commentaries. (Autograph: ms Napels, Naz. VI A. 19). The Apocalypse commentary that survives under his name and survives in several old editions, should be ascribed to another, late thirteenth century friar (see: Anonymus, Pseudo Bernardinus).>>>> In his preaching technique, Bernardino evolved significantly, both in the increasing frequency of sermons for the complete Advent period, and in his free choise of biblical themes, rather independent from the liturgical readings of the day, so to obtain themes commensurate with his moral-catechistic programme (see on this the studies of Delcorno). He also refined and simplified the structure of his sermon, making them easy to remember (following in the footsteps of the advice given in the Ars Faciendi Sermones of Géraud du Pescher, and resembling the memory advice given in the Regulae Memoriae Artificialis of the conventual friar Ludovico da Pirano). Bernardino was canonized in 1450.

manuscripts

Tractatus de Restitutionibus: a.o. MS Washington D.C., Holy Name College, no. 5 & no. 16.; London, Sir John Soane Museum 10 (15th cent.) ff. 138-185v [this MS also contains works of John Capistrano, John of Prato etc.]

De Simonia: London, Sir John Soane Museum 10 (15th cent.) ff. 118-134v

Quadragesimale de Christiana Religione: Trento Fondaz. Bibl. S. Bernardino 303 ff. 1ra-327rb (an. 1439); Sydney, Univ. Library Nicholson 20 ff. 1-258rb (16th cent.); Colmar, Bibl. Publ. 209

De Vita Christiana: Oxford, Bodl. Canon Misc. 312 ff. 44-77 (an. 1437); Terni BC 179 (15th cent. Ff. 13-34v.

Speculum Amatorum Mundi: Würzburg, Univ. Bibl. Benedikt. Provenienz M.CH.O. 25 ff. 2r-40r (15th cent.)

Sermones: Olomouc SVK MI 155 (15th cent.) ff. 333v-338, 445-584v, 634-635; Terni BC 179 (15th cent.) ff. 58-63

(Pseudo?) Speculum Peccatorum: Augsburg, Univ. Bibl. Cod. II.1.2° 12 (later 15th cent.) ff. 38ra-43r [also ascribed to Nicolaus von Dinkelsbühl]; Wolfenbüttel, Herzog Augustbibl. Extravagantes 207, 2 ff. 34v-41v (15th cent.). This work was translated into Low German as Eyn spegel aller lefhebbere der sundigen werlde (Magdeburg: Simon Koch, 1493). Cf. Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 7518/ Cf. also Kurt Ruh, 'Bernhardin von Siena', Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexikon 1 (1978), 789-793 (791f.), referring to the Lower German MS Berlin, Dombibliothek cod 81, ff. 96r-98v (olim Magdeburg).

>>to be continued

editions

For the incunable editions, see: Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, III (Leipzig, 1928), 644-654. Among the other (older) Opera Omnia editions, we can point at: S. Bernardini Senensis, Opera Quae Extant Omnia, tam Hucusque Impressa, quam Recens Inventa, in Quatuor Tomos distincta a F. Petro Rodulphio Episcopo Senogalliae Restituta et Apostillys Illustrata, 2 Vols. (Venice, 1591); S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Opera et Labore (…) Ioannis de La Haye, 4 Vols. (Paris, 1635/Venice: Poletti, 1745); S. Bernardini Senensis (…) Opera Omnia (…) Editio Novissima (…), 5 Vols. (Lyon, 1650); S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia Editio Novissima Lugdunensi postrema Emendatior et Nitidior, 4 Vols. (Venice, 1745).

The latest Opera Omnia edition, which contains most (but not all!) of Bernardine's Latin works, is: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965). [See also: Dionysius Pacetti, De Sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, Commissio Operibus S. Bernardini Senensis Edendis Praeposita, I (Ad Claras Aquas/Quaracchi, 1947). This contains a ratio edendi and a full description of manuscripts used]

Here, I will first present the Latin sermons as they are edited in the Quaracchi edition. Thereafter, I will present other Latin sermons (authentic and possible spurious ones), followed by editions of the various vernacular collections. Currently, the best introduction into the extant works of Bernardino is given in Mormando, The Preacher’s Demons, 40ff.

edited Latin works

Quadragesimale de Christiana Religione [67 sermons, composed between 1430-1436] Found in several old Opera Omnia editions, as well as separately (a.o. Basel, 1490 & Lyon, 1498). A critical edition can be found in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume I and II. The sermons for the period between the Feria sexta in Parasceve and Sabbato sancto (Volume II, 187-308) form together the Tractatus de Passione Domini nostri Iesu Christi. The sermons for the period between Dominica Resurrectionis and Dominica in Octava Resurrectionis (Volume II, 309-472) form together the Tractatus de Gloria Paradisi.

1. Proemium. [Dominica in Quinquagesima. De Mane] I, 3-4.

2. De christianae Fidei Firmitate. [Sermo I-Dominica in Quinquagesima. De Mane] I, 5-19.

3. De Fidei Necessitate, Aequitate et Dignitate. [Sermo II-Dominica in Quinquagesima. Infra Diem] I, 20-28. . [See also Appendix, 535-541]

4. Quod Fides est una et determinate, ad quam de Necessitate quilibet obligatur. [Sermo III-Feria secnda post Dominicam in Quinquagesima] I, 29-37. [See also Appendix, 535-541]

5. De Fidei Nobilitate. [Sermo IV-Feria tertia post Dominicam in Quinquagesima] I, 39-47.

6. De sacro Ieiunio. [Sermo V-In Die Cinerum] I, 48-61.

7. De dominica Oratione. [Sermo VI-Feria quinta post Cinerum] I, 62-75. [This sermon was translated into German in the Saxonia province by the late fifteenth century. A slightly shortened version of this has survived in a manuscript from 1517. See Ruh, Franziskanisches Schrifttum II, 261-282.

8. De Eleemosyna [Sermo VII-Feria sexta post Cinerum] I, 76-85.

9. Quare Adversa dantur Iustis multis Rationibus demonstrantur. [Sermo VIII-Sabbato post Cinerum] I, 86-94.

10. De Honore et Cultu Dei seu sanctissimae Trinitatis. [Sermo IX-Dominica prima in Quadragesima. De Mane] I, 95-104.

11. De Idolatriae Cultu. [Sermo X-Dominica prima in Quadragesimaa.Infra Diem] I, 105-118.

12. De ultimo Iudicio. [Sermo XI-Feria secunda post Dominicam I in Quadragesima] I, 119-131.

13. De vera Contritione. [Sermo XII-Feria tertia post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 132-140.

14. De duodecim Periculis quae insperato superveniunt Peccatoribus in ulotimo Fine. [Sermo XIII-Feria quarta post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 141-154.

15. De duodecim Doloribus quos patitur Peccator in Hora Mortis. [Sermo XIV-Feria quinta post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 155-166.

16. De vera Confessione. [Sermo XV-Feria sexta post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 167-180.

17. De sacra Religione. [sermo XVI-Sabbato post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 181-203.

18, De Coniugii Honestate. [Sermo XVII-Dominica secunda in Quaadragesima. De Mane] I, 204-216.

19. De Pudicitia Coniugali. [Sermo XVIII-Dominica secunda in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] I, 217-226.

20. De duodecim Poenitentiae Impedimentis. [Sermo XIX-Feria secunda post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 227-237.

21. Quanta Veneratione honorari debent ecclesiastici Gradus et Sacra. [Sermo XX-Feria tertia post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 238-255.

22. De Consuetudine Mala et Remediis contra eam. [Sermo XXI-Feria quarta post Dominicam II in Quadragesima] I, 256-271.

23. Quare prospera Peccatoribus a Domino tribuuntur. [Sermo XXII-Feria quinta post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 272-281.

24. De pestifera Detractione. [Sermo XXIII-Feria sexta post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 282-293.

25. de Filio prodigo, ubi moraliter Evangelium declaratur. [Sermo XXIV-Sabbato post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 294-307.

26. Contra Guelfos et Ghibellinos et quascumue alias Divisiones et Partes. [Sermo XXV-Dominica tertia in Quadragesima. De Mane] I, 308-321. [See also Appendix, 541-543]

27. Contra Insignia distinguentia inter Partes. [Sermo XXVI-Dominica tertia in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] I, 321-332.

28. In qua ponitur duodecim Occasiones seu Impedimenta quare Homo non credit. [Sermo XXVII-Feria secunda post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 333-343.

29. Quod quilibet tenetur indulgere seu dimittere Inimicis. [Sermo XXVIII-Feria tertia post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 344-354.

30. De honore Parentum. [Sermo XXIX-Feria quarta post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 355-366. [See also Appendix, 544]

31. De Timore Dei. [Sermo XXX-Feria quinta post Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 367-376.

32. De Mendacio exsecrando. [Sermo XXXI-Feria sexta post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 377-388. [See also Appendix, 544-545]

33. De Duplicitate. [Sermo XXXII-Sabbato post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 389-399.

34. De Restitutione Alienorum. [Sermo XXXIII-Dominica quarta in Quadragesima. De Mane] I, 400-412.

35. Quis etiam restituere obligatur. [Sermo XXXIV-Dominica quarta in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] I, 413-426.

36. Quis etiam restituere obligatur; ubi declarantur quinque Quaternarii Hominum qui Usuris dant Causam efficacem. [Sermo XXXV-Feria secunda post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 427-447.

37. Quid et quantum Homo restituere teneatur. [Sermo XXXVI-Feria tertia post in IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 448-464.

38. De Restitutione temporalium Rerum. [Sermo XXXVII-Feria quarta post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 465-485.

39. Quando Homo restituere obligatur. [Sermo XXXVIII-Feria quinta post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 486-499.

40. Cui Homo restituere obligatur. [Sermo XXXIX-Feria sexta post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 500-515.

41. Quo Loco et quomodo et quare Aliena restituenda sunt. [Sermo XL-Sabbato post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] I, 516-534.

42. De horrendo Peccato Blasphemiae et de Impietatibus eius. [Sermo XLI-Dominica quinta, scilicet de Passione, in Quadragesima. De Mane] II, 5-19.

43. Contra Alearum Ludos. [Sermo XLII-Dominica Suppradicta. Infra Diem] II, 20-34.

44. De mandato divinae Dilectionis. [Sermo XLIII-Feria secunda post Dominicam de Passione] II, 35-44. [See also Appendix, 475-476]

45. Contra mundanas Vanitates et Pompas. [Sermo XLIV-Feria tertia post Dominicam de Passione] II, 45-58.

46. De Iuramento et Periurio. [Sermo XLV-Feria quarta post Dominicam de Passione] II, 59-72.

47. De Multitudine malorum quae ex Vanitatibus subsequuntur. [Sermo XLVI-Feria quinta post Dominicam de Passione] II, 73-85.

48. Contra se fardentes et capillos adulterinos portantes atque contra Feminas caudates. [Sermo XLVII-Feria sexta post Dominicam de Passione] II, 86-99.

49. De Domina honesta. [Sermo XLVIII-Sabbato post Domenicam de Passione] II, 100-109.

50. De Titulo triumphali et Magnificatione Nominis gloriosi Regis Iesu. [Sermo XLIX-Dominica Olivarum. In Mane] II, 110-124.

51. De Contemptu Mundi. [Sermo L-Dominica Olivarum. Infra Diem] II, 125-138.

52. De Animae Dignitate et de altissimis Beneficiis a Deo sibi collatis. [Sermo LI-Feria secunda post Dominicam Olivarum] II, 139-153.

53. De Salutatione angelica. [Sermo LII-Feria tertia post Dominicam Olivarum] II, 154-162.

54. De iis qui male se habent circa Dominicum Sacramentum. [Sermo LIII-Feria quarta post Dominicam Olivarum] II, 163-171.

55. De duodecim Fructibus Ligni Vitae, id est sanctissimi Sacramenti. [Sermo LIV-Feria quinta in Cena Domini] II, 172-187.

56. Circa Sacramentum Dominicae Passionis (…) De duodecim Contemplationibus Dolorum (…) de septem Verbis Christi in Cruce (…) de rationibus quare Christus voluit in Cruce mori. [Sermo LV-Feria sexta in Parasceve] II, 187-293. [See also Appendix, 476-483]

57. Quomodo quilibet praeparare se debet ad suscipiendum sanctissimum Sacramentum. [Sermo LVI-Sabbato sancto] II, 294-308.

58. De Resurrectione Capitis nostri Christi. [Sermo LVII-Dominica Resurrectionis] II, 309-328.

59. De humanae Naturae necessaria Resurrectione et Perpetuitate futura. [Sermo LVIII-Dominica Resurrectionis. Infra Diem] II, 329-339.

60. De universali Regno et Dominio Iesu Christi. [Sermo LIX-Feria secunda post resurrectionem] II, 340-353.

61. De Gloria Spirituum Beatorum in Regno Dei. [Sermo LX-Feria tertia post resurrectionem] II, 354-370.

62. De superadmirabili Gratia et Gloria Matris Dei. [Sermo LXI-Feria quarta post Resurrectionem] II, 371-397. [See also Appendix, 483-484]

63. De substantiali seu essentiali Gloria Animarum sanctarum. [Sermo LXII-Feria quinta post Resurrectionem] II, 398-406.

64. De Gloria consubstantiali Corporum beatorum. [Sermo LXIII-Feria sexta post Resurrectionem] II, 407-427.

65. De accidentali Gloria quae est in Beatis. [Sermo LXIV-Sabbato post Resurrectionem] II, 428-440.

66. Quae erunt Excercitia Beatorum. [Sermo LXV-Dominica in Octava Resurrectionis. In Mane] II, 441-451.

67. De Pugna et Saccomanno Paradisi sive caelestis Ierusalem. [Sermo LXVI-Dominica in Octava Resurrectionis. Infra Diem] II, 452-471.

68. Conclusio totius Operis. II, 472.

 

Quadragesimale de Evangelio Aeterno [65 sermons, composed between 1430-1444]. This collection can be found in several old Opera Omnia editions, as well as separately (a.o. Spyer, 1484; Basel, 1490). A critical edition can be found in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965),Volume III-V. The sermons for the period between Sabbato post III Dominicam in Quadragesima and Feria quarta post Dominicam de Passione (Volume IV, 117-416) are also known separately as the Tractatus de Contractibus et Usuris. The large Sermo de sacratissima Passione et Mysteriis Crucis, meant for the Feria sexta in Parasceve (Volume V, 68-170), can also be found as a separate treatise..

1. Prologus de Evangelio Aeterno. III, 3-19. [See also Appendix, 463-465.]

2. De Origine Caritatis seu divini Amoris. [Sermo I-Dominica in quinquagesima. In Mane] III, 20-29.

3. Declaratio Epistolae Pauli de laudibus Caritatis. [Sermo II-Dominica in Quinquagesima. Infra Diem] III, 30-45.

4. De Excellentia divini Amoris. [Sermo III-Feria secunda post Dominicam in Quinquagesima] III, 46-59.

5. De Affectionibus triplicis inflammati Amoris, scilicet Deit, sui et proximi, de quibus verum Carnisprivium celebratur. [Sermo IV-Feria tertia post Dominicam in Quinquagesima] III, 60-86.

6. De Mercantia divini Amoris. [Sermo V-Feria quarta in Die cinerum] III, 87-99.

7. De Fide viva et mortua. [Sermo VI-Feria quinta post Cineram] III, 100-119.

8. De proximorum Dilectione. [Sermo VII-Feria sexta post Cinerum] III, 120-133.

9. De divina Protectione, et quomodo a Deo per Angelos Iustorum Civitas et Anima ab Adversitatibuss custoditur. [Sermo VIII-Sabbato post Cinerum] III, 134-145.

10. De magna Efficacia et Fructibus Verbi Dei. [Sermo IX-Dominica prima in Quadragesima. In mane] III, 147-158. [see also Appendix, 464-465]

11. De Observantia Sabbati et Celebratione Festorum. [Sermo X-Dominica prima in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] III, 159-196.

12. De Iudicio generali [Sermo XI-Feria secunda post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 197-229. [See also Appendix, 465-468]

13. De Aeternitate Infernalium Tormentorum. [Sermo XII-Feria tertia post Dominicam I in Quadragesima] III, 230-242.

14. De Fidei Improbabilitate. Contra Praesumptuosos et Curiosos quaerentes Signa, Miracula et Portenta vel naturales rationes de Fide. [Sermo XIII-Feria quarta post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 243-254.

15. De Iudicio temerario, praesumptuoso et falso. [Sermo XIV-Feria quinta post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 255-66.

16. De horrendo Peccato contra Naturam. [Sermo XV-Feria sexta post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 267-284.

17. De Regimine Principum et quorumque Regentium. [Sermo XVI-Sabbato post I Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 285-304.

18. De Honore Parentum. [Sermo XVII-Dominica secunda in Quadragesima. In Mane] III, 306-318.

19. De duodecim Sceleribus propter quae Deus Patrias et Regna saepe iudicat et flagellat. [Sermo XVIII-Dominica secunda in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] III, 319-329.

20. De Signis per quae cognosci potest quando Deu Iudicia sunt propinqua. [Sermo XIX-Feria secunda post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 330-339.

21. De multiplici Causa quare Populi de proximo Futuraa super eos Iudicia non cognoscunt nec verentur. [Sermo XX-Feria tertia post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 340-351.

22. De multiplici Hominum Ignorantia. [Sermo XXI-Feria quarta post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 352-365. [See also Appendix, 468-469]

23. De Suppliciis infernalibus omnium Damnatorum et maxim quorumcumque Scelatorum. [Sermo XXII-Feria quinta post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 366-379.

24. Apertis Rationibus demonstratur quod extra unicam et catholicam Fidem nemo salvari potest; et quare tanta erit Multitudo Damnatorum et tanta Paucitas Salvandorum. [Sermo XXIII-Feria sexta post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 380-391.

25. De sacra Religione, et quod melius est Bonum facere ex Voto quam ex libera Voluntate. [Sermo XXIV-Sabbato post II Dominicam in Quadragesima] III, 392-435.

26. Contra Partialitates Cordis, Oris et Operis; et maxime contra Guelphos et Ghibellinos. [Sermo XXV-Dominica tertia in Quadragesima. In Mane] III, 437-449.

27. Prophetia beato Ioanni Evangelistae revelata de eisdem Partialitatibus Cordis, Oris et Operis. [Sermo XXVI-Dominica tertia in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] III, 450-460.

28. De sacra Confessione et Fructibus eius. [Sermo XXVII-Feria secunda post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 5-34.

29. De Correctione fraterna. [Sermo XXVIII-Feria tertia post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 35-55. [See also Appendix, 609-610]

30. De odibili et exsecranda Detractione. [Sermo XXIX-Feria quarta post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 56-79.

31. De Detractione et de Remediis contra eam. [Sermo XXX-Feria quinta post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 80-96.

32. De Conversione Samaritanae. Expositio Evangelii secundum mysticum Intellectum. [Sermo XXXI-Feria sexta post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 97-116.

33. De Origine Dominiorum et Rerum Translatione. [Sermo XXXII-Sabbato post III Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 117-139.

34. De Mercationibus et Artificibus in generali et de Conditionibus licitis et illicitis earundem. [Sermo XXXIII-Dominica quarta in Quadragesima. In Mane] IV, 140-163. [Cf. Appendix, 610-617]

35. De Temporis Ventitione, et quando hoc liceat vel non liceat. [Sermo XXXIV-Dominica quarta in Quadragesima. Infra Diem] IV, 164-188.

36. Quo Pretio aestimari debeant Res venales, et de Cupla vendentium Res maculatas. [Sermo XXXV-Feria secunda post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 189-203.

37. De Voragine Usurarum. Ubi declaratur quid sit Usura, in quibus committi potest, et quas Excusationes assumunt qui defendunt Usuram. [Sermo XXXVI-Feria tertia post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 204-222.

38. De Mutuo, et quomodo et quando quilibet teneatur Mutuum dare gratis. [Sermo XXXVII-Feria quarta post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 223-240.

39. Quod Lege Naturae, Scripturae et sanctae Ecclesie prohibetur Usura. [Sermo XXXVIII-Feria quinta post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 241-264.

40. De Contractibus Usurariis et de Securitatibus Mercantiarum ac de Varietate multiplici Cambiorum. [Sermo XXXIX-Feria sexta post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV. 265-294.

41. De variis Soccidis Animalium. [Sermo XL-Sabbato post IV Dominicam in Quadragesima] IV, 295-306.

42. De impraestitis Venetorum et de Monte Florentinorum ac de Ianuensium Locis, quae idem in Substantia sunt. [Sermo XLI-Dominica V in Quadragesima, id est Dominica de Passione. In mane] IV, 307-346.

43. De Interesse. Et in quibus Casibus et quare liceat accipere ultra Sortem. [Sermo XLII-Dominica de Passione. Infra Diem] IV, 347-369.

44. Quantum Usura adversetur Deo et Usurarium Idolatrare facit. Et quam gravi Blasphemia Dei ac Fidei suae sit Usurariis faenerandi Libertatem praestare. [Sermo XLIII-Feria secunda post Dominicam de Passione] IV, 370-387.

45. Quantum et quot impiis Modis Usura Proximo sit nociva. [Sermo XLIV-Feria tertia post Dominicam de Passione] IV, 388-400.

46. Quot Pravitatibus depravetur Homo per Pravitatem Usurae. [Sermo XLV-Feria quarta post Dominicam de Passione] IV, 401-416.

47. De ardentissimo Amore sanctissimae Magdalenae. [XLVI-Feria quinta post Dominicam de Passione] IV, 417-441.

48. Descriptio Similitudinis Vanitatis mundanae quae in vanis Mulieribus regnat. [XLVII-Feria sexta post Dominicam de Passione] IV, 442-463.

49. De laudibus Virginitatis. Et de duodecim mysticis Domicellis Virginis Matris Dei. [Sermo XLVIII-Sabbato post Dominicam de Passione] IV, 464-484.

50. De glorioso Nomine Domini nostri Iesu Christi. [Sermo XLIX-Dominica Olivarum. In Mane] IV, 487-515.

51. De Pace et Concordia Inimicorum ac de Remissione Iniuriarum. [Sermo L-Dominica Olivarum. Infra Diem] IV, 516-536.

52. De admirandi Gratiis beatae Virginis. [Sermo LI-Feria secunda post Dominicam Olivarum] IV, 537-561.

53. De Conscientia Bona et Mala. [Sermo LII-Feria tertia post Dominicam Olivarum] IV, 562-584. [See also Appendix, 617-623]

54. De triplici Statu Conscientiae malae, et de Illuminatione et Reformatione eiusdem. [Sermo LIII-Feria quarta post Dominicam Olivarum] IV, 585-608.

55. De Corpore Christi et de Mirabilibus quae contingunt circa hoc Sacramentum. [Sermo LIV-Feria quinta in Cena Domini. In Mane] V, 5-42.

56. De triplici varia Sumptione quae tam Mali quam Boni assumunt Corpus Christi. [Sermo LV-In Cena Domini. Infra Diem] V, 43-67.

57. De sacratissima Passione et Mysteriis Crucis. [Sermo LVI-Feria sexta in Parasceve] V, 68-170.

58. Iterum de sanctissimo Sacramento. Et quomodo pro Die Paschatis quilibet se praeparare debet ad sacram Communionem [Sermo LVII-Sabbato Sancto] V, 171-190.

59. De Homine novo et Peregrino cui beatus Franciscus vel alius Sanctus potest appropriari. [Sermo LVIII-Feria secunda post Resurrectionem] V, 191-205.

60. De Stigmatibus sacris gloriosi Francisci. [Sermo LIX-Feria tertia post Resurrectionem] V, 206-230.

61. De Sitibus et Desideriis Animarum tam Bonis quam Malis, et de Matrimonio et Fornicatione spirituali. [Sermo LX-Feria quarta post Dominicam Resurrectionis] V, 231-245. [See also Appendix, 347-352]

62. De duodecim Gradibus divini Amoris, qui possunt gloriosae Magdalenae vel aliqui Sancto appropiari. [Sermo LXI-Feria quinta post Resurrectionem] V, 246-264.

63. De duodecim Bonis seu Gratiis ad quae valent Opera bona extra Caritatem facta. [Sermo LXII-Feria sexta post Dominicam Resurrectionis] V, 265-279. [See also Appendix, 352-355]

64. Quod Purgatorium sit multipliciter stabilitur. [sermo LXIII-Sabbato in Albis] V, 280-296.

65. De Purgatorii Statu, hoc est de Purgandorum Poenalitate, Iudunditate atque Necessitate. [Sermo LXIV-Dominica in Octava Resurrectionis. In Mane] V, 297-318.

66. De Gloria eorum qui in Caritate fideliter et triumphaliter perseverant usque in Finem. [Sermo LXV-Dominica in Octava Resurrectionis. Infra Diem] V, 319-344. [See also Appendix, 355-357]

 

Tractatus de Vita Christiana [three sermons/ discourses, composed before 1430]. Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VI.

1. De christiana Modestia, quae triplex est. VI, 5-19.

2. De christiana Iustitia. VI, 20-44.

3. De Pietate christiana. VI, 45-64.

[see also Appendix, VI, 481-534.]

 

Tractatus de B. Virgine [11 sermons, composed between 1430 and 1440] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VI.

1. De glorioso Nomine Mariae, scilicet quod dicitur `Stella Maris'. VI, 65-76.

2. De glorioso Nomine Mariae, et quod interpretatur `amarum Mare'. VI, 77-87.

3. Iterum de glorioso Nomine Mariae, et quomodo Maria `Domina' interpretatur. VI, 88-98.

4. De Admirandis Gratiis B. Virginis. [Sermo in Festivitatibus beatae Virginis] [edited in Vol. IV, 537-584.]

5. De Consensu Virginali. [Sermo in sacratissimo Die Dominicae Annuntiationis in Mane] VI, 100-110.

6. Iterum de Virginali Consensu. [sermo in Annuntiatione gloriosae Virginis - infra Diem] VI, 111-121.

7. De Salutatione angelica. [edited in Vol. II, 153-162.]

8. De superadmirabili Gratia et Gloria Matris Dei. [edited in Vol. II, 371-397.]

9. De septem Verbis Virginis gloriosae in uibus septem Gradus seu Processus Amoris insinuantur. [Sermo in Visitatione beatae Mariae] VI, 123-144.

10. Sermo in Die Purificationis beatae Mariae Virginis. VI, 145-161.

11. In Assumptione gloriosae Virginis Mariae. VI, 161-181.

 

Tractatus de Spiritu Sancto et de Inspirationibus [six sermons, composed between 1422 and 1444] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VI.

1. De Donis Spiritus Sancti, et quomodo communicantur Divino Amori. [Sermo in Die Pentecostes] VI, 183-222.

2. Tractatus de Inspirationibus. Et Primo de Inspirationum varietate. [Feria II post Diem Pentecostes] VI, 223-242.

3. De Inspirationum Discretione. [Feria III post Diem Pentecostes] VI, 243-290.

4. De multiplici Lumine quo cognosci possit quae sunt Inspirationes implendae et quare merentur et quid merentur. [Feria IV post Diem Pentecostes]VI, 291-311.

5. De duodecim Fructibus Spiritus Christi et Ligni Vitae. [Feria V post Pentecosten et pro Dominica XIV post Pentecosten-De Epistola] VI, 312-319.

6. De Manifestatione Spiritus Sancti per duodecim Signa. [Feria sexta et Dominica X post Diem Pentecostes] VI, 320-331.

 

Tractatus de Octo Beatitudinibus Evangelicis [nine sermons, composed between 1441- and 1443] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VI.

1. De Excellentia et Dignitate Beatitudinum Evangelicarum et de Sufficienti Numero et Ordine Praedictarum. VI, 333-347.

2. Primo Beatitudo est Paupertas Spiritus quae Beatitudinem parit. VI, 348-364.

3. Secunda Beatitudo est Mititas. VI, 365-375.

4. Tertia Beatitudo est Luctus cui promittitur Consolatio vera. VI, 376-393.

5. Quarta Beatitudo est Esuries iustitiae seu Famelica Iustitia. VI, 394-413.

6. Quinta Beatitudo est Affectus Misericordiae. VI, 414-429.

7. Sexta Beatitudo est Munditia Cordis. VI, 430-445.

8. Septima Beatitudo est Pax. VI, 446-459.

9. Octava Beatitudo est Patientia. VI, 460-479.

 

Sermones de Tempore [18 sermons, composed between 1440 and 1444] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VII.

1. De variis Iudiciis et Tormentis inflictis Peccatoribus in Adventu iusti Iudicis Iesu Christi. [Domenica II de Adventu] VII, 7-15.

2. De sancto Ioseph Sponso beatae Virginis. [In vigilia nativitatis Domini] VII, 16-30.

3. De triplici Christi Nativitate [In nativitate Domini] VII, 31-49.

4. Sermo in Epiphania Domini. VII, 50-64.

5. De Sacrificio Abrahae. [Dominica in Quinquagesima] VII, 65-78.

6. De sacratissima Oratione et de Circumstantiis eius. [In die rogationum seu in majoribus litaniis aut pro quocumque alio tempore] VII, 79-93.

7. Sermo in Assensione Domini Nostri Iesu Christi. VII, 94-118.

8. De ascensione Sanctissima Iesu Christi. [Infra Diem] VII, 119-135.

9. De duodecim Fructibus Eleemosynae sanctae. [Dominica prima post Pentcostem] VII, 136-152.

10. Quantae Efficaciae sit in bonum atque in malum Societas bona vel mala. [Domenica III post Pentecosten] VII, 153-173.

11. De Multiloquio atque de Remediis eius necnon et de multiplici Remedio contra omnia Vitia Linguae. [Dominica V post Pentecosten] VII, 174-175.

12. De multiplicibus Rationibus quare a Deo Prospera Mundi dantur Iustis.[Dominica VIII post Pentecosten] VII, 192-201.

13. Contra Confidentium sui ipsius; et de Humiliatione Superborum et Exaltatione Humilium in Evangelio Pharisaei et Publicani. [Dominica X post Pentecosten] VII, 202-212.

14. Quanta fecerit Dominus Animae Rationali. [Dominica XI vel XXII Dominica post Pentecosten] VII, 213-227.

15. De divina Dilectione, et quare et uomodo diligendus est Deus. [Dominica XII vel XVII post Pentecosten] VII, 228-242.

16. De Calamitatibus et Miseriis Humanae Vitae et Maxime Senectutis. [Dominica XVI post Pentecosten] VII, 243-262.

17. De triplici Statu Animae, scilicet Offensionis, Illuminationis et Conversionis (De Peccatoris Conversione) [Dominica XX post Pentecosten] VII, 263-291.

18. De multiplici Veritate. [Dominica XII post Pentecosten] VII, 292-305.

Sermones de Diversis [11 sermons from different periods] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VII.

1. De triplici Statu Animae Iustae. VII, 309-334.

2. De Amore inter Deum et Animam. VII, 335-354.

3. De summa Perfectione evangelicae Obedientiae atque de Obedientia cuiuscumque Religionis. VII, 355-381.

4. Disputatio de Obientia et maxime de illa quae evangelica nominatur; quae per Dialogum fit. VII, 382-407.

5. De Rectoribus et Praelatis. VII, 408-420.

6. De Taciturnitate Bona et Mala. VII, 421-429.

7. De multiplici Mendacio. VII, 430-450.

8. De desiderabili Veritate. VII, 451-471.

9. De Amore proprio seu privato; et quomodo tam in Angelis quam in Hominibus Radix est omnium Malorum. VII, 472-491.

10. De Mundi Amore et malis Conditionibus eius. VII, 492-504.

11. De Exercitu Spirituum malignorum. VII, 505-525.

 

Sermo in Nativitate Domini. Edited in S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), VII, 529-537.

 

Sermones Imperfecti [25 sermons] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VIII.

1. De Vocatione ad Bonum operandum. [In Septuagesima et pro Dominica infra Octavam Corporis Christi et pro Dominica XIX post Pentecosten] VIII, 3-7.

2. De Conversione Seniorum. [Pro Septuagesima et pro Dominica XIX post Pentecosten] VIII, 7-11.

3. De Verbo Dei et de Conditionibus Auditorum. [In Sexagesima] VIII, 11-23.

4. De Spe. VIII, 23-25.

5. De Gradibus Amoris. VIII, 25-27.

6. De Dilectione. VIII, 27-32.

7. De Caritate Ordinata. VIII. 32-38.

8. De Dilectione. VIII, 38-40.

9. De Stimulis Amoris. VIII, 40-42.

10. De Conservatione et vera Custodia Civitatum. VIII, 42-50.

11. De Confessione. VIII, 50-53.

12. Ad Scholares. VIII, 53-57.

13. De Matrimonio Regulato, Inordinato et Separato. VIII, 57-67.

14. De Eleemosyna Descriptione, Distinctione et Obligatione. VIII, 67-76.

15. Quis potest facere Eleemosynam, quibus et de quibus. VIII, 76-84.

16. De Eleemosynae Inductione, Ordinatione et Remuneratione. VIII, 84-89.

17. De Negligentia. VIII, 89-96.

18. De Sollicitudine. VIII, 96-101.

19. Pro uno Martyre. VIII, 101.

20. De Circumstantiis. VIII, 102.

21. De triplici Statu Ecclesiae. VIII, 102.

22. De Quatuor Daemonibus Satanae Collateralibus. VIII,112-115.

23. De Confessione Peccatorum. VIII, 115-138.

24. Sermo quare Adversa dantus Malis. VIII, 138-146.

25. Sermo quare Tribulationes dantur Iustis. VIII, 146-158.

[26.] Quare dantur hic Adversa Iustis. VIII, 158-160.

 

Itinerarium Anni [a kind of index with themes for 221 predicable sermons during the ecclesiastical year] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VIII, 163-306.

 

Epistolae [21 letters] Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume VIII,

1. Summo Pontifici Martino V. [ante 28-01, 1428] VIII, 311.

2. Francisco Marci, dicto Pecorario, de Senis. [22-02, 1429] VIII, 311.

3. Catharinae de Columna, Comitissae Montisferetri [12-09, 1433] VIII, 312.

4. Rectoribus Civitatis Senarum. [14-01, 1434] VIII, 313.

5. Fratribus de Observantia totius Italiae. [5-08, 1438] VIII, 314.

6. Officialibus Fabricae S. Petronii Bononiae. [25-11, 1438] VIII, 315.

7. Rectoribus Civitatis Senarum. [21-01, 1439] VIII, 316. See also Paolo Vian, ‘Di un testimone vaticano della lettera di S. Bernardino ai magistrati senesi del 21 gennaio 1439’, in: Revirescunt chartae. Codices documenta textus. Miscellanea in honorem P. Caesaris Cenci OFM, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti & Pacifico Sella, Medioevo, 5 (Rome: Edizioni Antonianum, 2002), 377-400.

8. Rectoribus Podiibonitii. [13-07, 1440] VIII, 316.

9. Declaratio S. Bernardini de Senis circa aliqua dubia super Regulam Fratrum Minorum (…) Fratribus de Observantia totius Italiae [31-07, 1440] VIII, 317.

10. Magistro Iacobo Biade, Ord. Min. [27-09, 1440] VIII, 321.

11.Sorori Nicolinae Abbatissae. [10-11, 1440] VIII, 321.

12. Fratri Baptistae de Bononia. [5-01, 1441] VIII, 323.

13. Fratri Baptistae de Bononia [13-02, 1441] VIII, 325.

14. Fratri Ioanni de Capistrano. [14-02, 1441] VIII, 326.

15. Cuidam Fratri Innominato. [1-05, 1441] VIII, 327.

16. Fratri Ioanni de Capistrano. [18-05, 1441] VIII, 328.

17. Antianis Civitatis Bononiae. [20-06, 1442] VIII, 329.

18. Rectoribus Civitatis Senarum. [13-12, 1442] VIII, 329.

19. Rectoribus Civitatis Senarum. [12-02, 1443] VIII, 330.

20. Petro Thomasio de Venetiis. [14-04, 1443] VIII, 331.

21. Summo Pontifici Eugenio IV. [ca. 15-08, 1439] VIII, 332.

 

Postillae in Epistolas et Evangelia Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume IX.

1. Dominica I de Adventu. IX, 3-9.

2. Dominica II de Adventu. IX, 9-20.

3. Dominica III de Adventu. IX, 20-28.

4. Feria IV Quatuor temporum de Adventu. IX, 28-39.

5. Dominica IV de Adventu.IX, 39-45.

6. In Nativitate Domini. IX, 45-55.

7. In Sancti Stephani. IX, 55-56.

8. In Innocentibus. IX, 56-60.

9. Dominica infra Octavam Nativitatis. IX, 60-69.

10. In Octava Nativitatis. IX, 69-71.

11. In Vigilia Epiphaniae. IX, 71.

12. In Epiphania. IX, 71-78.

13. Dominica infra Octavam Epiphaniae. IX, 78-95.

14. Dominica II post Epiphaniam. IX, 95-105.

15. Dominica III post Epiphaniam.IX, 105-109.

16. Dominica IV Post Epiphaniam.IX, 109-113.

17. Dominica V post Epiphaniam. IX, 113-120.

18. Dominica in Octava Resurrectionis. IX, 120-126.

19. Dominica II post Pascha. IX, 126-127.

20. Dominica III post Pascha. IX, 127-131.

21. Dominica IV post Pascha. IX, 131-137.

22. Dominica V post Pascha. IX, 137-140.

23. In Litaniis. IX, 140-145.

24. In Die Ascensionis. IX, 145-155.

25. Dominica infra Octavam Ascensionis. IX, 155-157.

26. In Vigilia Pentecostes. IX, 157-160.

27. In Die pentecostes. IX, 160-171.

28. Feria II post Pentecosten..IX, 171-174.

29. Feria III post Pentcosten. IX, 174-175.

30. Feria V post Pentecosten. IX, 175-176.

31. Dominica I post Pentecosten. IX, 176-179.

32. Dominica II post Pentecosten. IX, 179-183.

33. Dominica III post Pentecosten. IX, 183-191.

34. Dominica IV post Pentecosten. IX, 191-199.

35. Dominica V post Pentecosten. IX, 199-201.

36. Dominica VI post Pentecosten. IX, 201-204.

37. Dominica VII post Pentecosten. IX, 204-210.

38. Dominica VIII post Pentecosten. IX, 210-215.

39. Dominica IX post Pentecosten. IX, 215-220.

40. Dominica X post Pentecosten. IX, 220-228.

41. Dominica XI post Pentecosten. IX, 228-229.

42. Dominica XII post Pentecosten. IX, 229-240.

43. Dominica XIII post Pentcosten. IX, 240-244.

44. Dominica XIV post Pentecosten. IX, 244-251.

45. Dominica XV post Pentecosten. IX, 251-253.

46. Dominica XVI post Pentcosten. IX, 253-259.

47. Sabbato post XVII Dom. post Pentcosten. IX, 259-261.

48. Dominica XIX post Pentecosten. IX, 261-265.

49. Dominica XX post Pentecosten. IX, 265-269.

50. Dominica XXII post Pentecosten. IX, 269-274.

51. Dominica XXIII post Pentecosten. IX, 274-279.

52. Dominica XXIV post Pentecosten. IX, 279-292.

53. In Conversione Sancti Pauli. IX, 292-300.

54. In Purificatione Beatae Mariae. IX, 300-305.

55. In Annuntiatione. IX, 305-323.

56. In Nativitate Sancti Ioannis Baptistae. IX, 323-326.

57. In Assumptione Beatae Mariae.IX, 326-331.

58. In Festo Evangelistarum. IX, 331-332.

59. In Nativitate Plurimorum martyrum. IX, 332-338.

60. In Dedicatione Ecclesiae. IX, 338-340.

61. Canticum `Magnificat' IX, 340-344.

 

Selecta ex Autographa Budapestinensi Edited in: S. Bernardini Senensis Opera Omnia (…) Studio et Cura Patrum Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 9 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas/ Quaracchi, 1950-1965), Volume IX.

1. Partialitatum Triplex Culpa Cordis, Oris et Operis. IX, 347.

2. Peccatorum Septem vel Novem gradus. IX, 352.

3. De Morte et Sepultura Animae Peccatricis. IX, 357.

4. Contra Raptores et Officiales et Domini iniusti. IX, 360.

5. Contra Partialitates. IX, 362.

6. De Fide.; Contra Arlias. IX, 368.

7. Amoris Dei, Sui et Proximi 21 Affectus; Item pro Communicantibus. IX, 370.

8. De natura Amoris. IX, 371.

9. De triplici Statu naturae. IX, 373.

10. De Honore Parentum. IX, 374.

11. Yhesus Nomen multipliciter commendatur. IX, 380.

12. Contra Arlias. IX, 384.

13. De Çelotipia Coniugum. IX, 389.

14. de Stipendiariis. IX, 390.

15. De Puellis Gubernandis. IX, 391.

16. De Saccomanno Vite eterne. IX, 392.

17. Dominica II de Adventu. IX, 397.

18. Contra Vanitates Capitis. IX, 399.

19. De Missa quomodo debet audiri. IX, 402.

20. In Festo Omnium Sanctorum. IX, 404.

21. Pro Scholaribus septem discipline. Pro Auditoribus Verbi Dei. IX, 406.

22. Tractatus de Septem tentationibus. IX, 409-419.

23. Quod Denarii assimilantur Muscis. IX, 420.

24. De Domino Tiroço Capitaneo Philocaptorum. IX, 421.

25. De Matrimonio et Uxore Capienda. IX, 425.

26. De Mysteriis Nominis Yhesu. IX, 426.

27. Contro Soddomiam. IX, 427.

Confessio et Pulchritudo [a Summa Confessionis, not included in the Opera Omnia of Quaracchi, because it was at that time not reckoned to be a genuine work of Bernardinus] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) IV, 151-176; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 566-587; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 457-474; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III-421-437.

Defensio Sui Ipsius Facta Coram Martino V. [not included in the Opera Omnia of Quaracchi, because it was at that time not reckoned to be a genuine work of Bernardinus] Edited in: E. Bulletti, in: `Vita Inedita di S. Bernardino col testo dell'Autodifesa dall'Accusa di Eresia per la Causa del Nome di Gesù', Boll. di Studi Bernardiniani, 3 (1937), 179-186.

Tractatus de Preceptis Regulae Fratrum [not included in the Opera Omnia of Quaracchi, because it was at that time not reckoned to be a genuine work of Bernardinus] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 591-595; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 478-481; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 440-443.

 

Litterae: C. Piana, ‘Lettera inedita di S. Bernardino da Siena ed altra corispondenza per la storia del pulpito di S. Petronio a Bologna nel ‘400’, AFH 47 (1954), 54-87.

Latin dubia

(?) Tractatus de Speculo Peccatorum sue De Contemptu Mundi [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 95.] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) III, 543-548; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 587-591; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 474-477; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 437-440.

(?) Tractatus de Mortuis seu Sermo de Morte. [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 97] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) III, 503-506; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 509-511; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 410-412; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 377-379.

(?) Sermo de Poenis Damnatorum. [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 97] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) IV, 108-119; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 517-526; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 416-423; Opera Omnia (Venice, 17452), III, 383-390.

(?) De Luxuria [two treatises/sermons, see: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 98]

1. Sermo de Luxuria. Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) IV, 131-135; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 491-493; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 394-396; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 363-365.

2. Iterum de Luxuria. Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) IV, 126-131; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 493-498; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 369-400; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 365-368.

(?) De Satisfactione pro Peccato. [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 98] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) IV, 135-142; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 503-509; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 405-410; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 373-377.

(?) De Iudicio Extremo. [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 99] Edited in: Opera Omnia (Venice, 1591) IV, 142-149; Opera Omnia (Paris, 1635) III, 512-517; Opera Omnia (Lyon, 1650), III, 412-416; Opera Omnia (Venice, 1745²), III, 379-383.

(?) Tractatus de Religione et Utilitatibus eius. [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 99] Not edited?? MS Vat.Lat. 1237 f. 174c-181d

(?) Oratio S. Bernardini de Nomine Iesu. [See: De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 101] Not edited? MSS: Vat.Regin. Lat. 156 ff. 12-13; Zürich CLVI ff. 195-197; Vat. Lat. 10099 ff. 73-75; Düsseldorf Stadtsbibl. >>f. 24v; Brussels, 775 f. 13; London, Brisish Museum Harl. 2445 ff. 20-22.

 

Latin spuria

For the definite spuria, see also De sancti Bernardini Senensis Operibus Ratio Criticae Editionis, ed.D. Pacetti (Florence, 1947), 102-114.

editions of vernacular works:

Trattato della confessione `Renovamini'; La divota confessione volgare [=`Specchio di confessione']; Trattato dell'amore di Dio, ed. D. Pacetti, in: S. Bernardino da Siena, Opere volgari (Florence, 1938), 47-316.

Il nome di Gesù. Predica volgare inedita, ed. E. Bulletti, in: Bullettino di Studi Bernardiniani, 3-4 (1938), 189-226.

S. Bernardino da Siena, Le prediche volgari: Quaresimale Fiorentino del 1424, ed. Ciro Cannarozzi, 2 Vols. (Pistoia: Pacinotti, 1934). For a different reportatio of these sermons, see the decription of Carlo Delcorno, in ‘Note sulla tradizione manoscritta delle prediche volgari di San Bernardino da Siena’, AFH 73 (1980), 90-123; Alda R. Bart, ‘Frammenti dei quaresimali fiorentini di S. Bernardino da Siena’, Studi Francescani 78 (1981), 251-305. Some sermons of this reportatio have been published by Carlo Delcorno in Bullettino abruzzese di storia patria 70 (1980).

S. Bernardino da Siena, Le prediche volgari: Quaresimale Fiorentino del 1425, ed. Ciro Cannarozzi, 3 Vols. (Florence: Libreria Editrice, 1940).

S. Bernardino da Siena, Le Prediche Volgari: Predicazione del 1425 in Siena, ed. Ciro Cannarozzi, 2 Vols. (Florence: Rinaldi, 1958).

Prediche della settimana santa, Firenze 1425, ed. M. Bartoli (Milan, 1995/Torino: Edizione Paoline, 1996)

On the unedited vernacular sermons held in Assisi (July-September 1425), See D. Pacetti, `La predicazione di S. Bernardino a Perugia e ad Assisi nel 1425', CF, 9 (1939), 494-520 & CF, 10 (1940), 5-28, 161-188. See also Cantini, `Una ignorata redazione…', Bullettino di studi bernardiniani, 2 (1936), 284-300 & Bullettino di studi bernardiniani, 3 (1937), 290-295

Le prediche volgari di San Bernardino dette nella Piazza del Campo l'anno MCCCCXXVII, ed. Luciano Bianchi, 3 Vols. (Siena, 1880-1888) [These are the careful reportationes written by Benedict Bartholomaei (Benedetto Bartolomei)]; Re-edited in: S. Bernardino da Siena, Le prediche volgari, ed. Piero Bargellini (Milan, 1936). Revised and extended edition in: Prediche Volgari sul Campo di Siena, 1427, ed. Carlo Delcorno, 2 vols (Milan, 1989).

Sermoni (37 sermons held at Assisi between July and September 1425 and 36 sermons held at Perugia between September and November 1425). Not edited? For a description of the manuscripts containing them, see: D. Pacetti, ‘La predicazione di S. Bernardino da Siena a Perugia e ad Assisi nel 1425’, Collectanea Franciscana 9 (1939) & 10 (1940).

Quaresimale Padovano (1443). Not edited? For a description of the manuscripts containing them, see: D. Pacetti, ‘Nuove codice di prediche inedite di S. Bernardino da Siena’, Bullettino di studi bernardiniani 1 (1935).

Cf. also: S. Bernardino da Siena, Abbozzi (inediti) di sermoni, ricostruiti sul ms. VII G., 29 della Biblioteca Nazionale di Napoli, ed. S.F. Di Zenzo & I. Siggillino (Naples, 1986).

See also the following anthologies: Prose di fede e di vita nel primo tempo dell’Umanesimo, ed. M. Bontempelli (Florence, 1913); Le più belle pagine di Bernardino da Siena, ed. P. Misciattelli (Milan, 1924); Le prediche volgari-Campo di Siena 1427, D. Pacetti (Siena, 1935); Le prediche volgari inedite. Firenze 1424-25; Siena 1425, ed. D. Pacetti (Siena, 1935); Ecco il segno. Antologia dalle prediche in italiano di S. Bernardino, ed. G.V. Sabatelli (Siena, 1974); Novellette, esempi morali e apologhi di S. Bernardino da Siena, ed. Zambrini, Scelta di curiosità letterarie inedite o rare disp. XCVII (Bologna, 1868); Le streghe di Roma, storiella di San Bernardino da Siena non mai fin qui stampata (Imola, 1876/Naples, 1955); La fonte della vita, ed. G.V. Sabatelli (Florence, 1964) and Bernardino da Siena, Favole. Lettura in linguaggio corrente delle prediche a sfondo pedagogico-didattico tenute a Siena nell’estate del 1427. In appendice le favole nella versione volgare originale, ed. Cinzia Bei (Massarosa (Luca), 1999). See on these vernacular sermons also C. Delcorno, ‘Nota sulla tradizione manoscritta delle prediche volgari in San Bernardino da Siena’, AFH 73 (1980), 90-123; Bernardino da Siena, 1380-1444. Novelette, anddoti, discorsi volgari, ed. Giona Tuccini, Nugae, 156 (Genua: Il Melangolo, 2009); San Bernardino: antologia delle Prediche Volgari. Economia civile e cura pastorale nei sermoni di san Bernardino da Siena, ed. Flavio Felice & Mattia Fochesato (Siena: Cantagalli, 2010). [review in Miscellanea Francescana 111:1-2 (2011), 281f].

vitae

Barnabas da Siena, Vita et Obitu atque Officio B. Bernardini, Paris, BN, Lat. 3341 ff. 235-293v (an. 1506); AASS 20 Maii, IV (Venice, 1740), 739-746.

Quemdam Fratrem. Vie de S. Bernardin de Sienne. Texte inédit du XVe siècle, ed. F. Delorme (Rome, 1906); Quemdam Fratrem, ed F. van Ortroy, Analecta Bollandiana, 25 (1906), 304-338.

Sante Boncor, Vita di San Bernardino da Siena, ed. S. Gaddoni (Arezzo, 1912).

Vespasiano da Bisticci, Sancto Bernardino da Massa di Maremma, in: Le Vite di uomini illustri, ed. A. Grecco (Florence, 1970); Vespasiano da Bisticci, Sancto Bernardino da Massa di Maremma, ed. L. Bianchi, in: Le prediche volgari di San Bernardino dette nella Piazza del Campo l'anno MCCCCXXVII, ed. L. Bianchi, I. (Siena, 1880), XIX-XXVIII.

L. Benvoglienti, Vita Sancti Bernardini, ed. F. van Ortroy, Analecta Bollandiana, 21 (1902), 53-80.

Baudouin de Gaiffier, ‘La Vie de S. Bernardin du manuscrit de Rouge-Cloître’, Analecta Bollandiana 71 (1953), 282-322.

See also B. de Gaiffier, `Le mémoire d'André Biglia sur la prédication de Saint Bernardin de Sienne', Analecta Bollandiana, 53 (1935), 308-358. [About Andrea Biglia, De Institutis, Discipulis et Doctrina Fratris Bernardini Ordinis Minorum]; Letizia Pellegrini, ‘Miracoli di Bernardini da Siena. A margine del processo di canonizzazione: racconti e scritture’, in: Microcosmi medievali. Atti del convegno svoltosi in occasione della quindecima edizione del ‘Premio internazionale Ascoli Piceno’. Ascoli Piceno, 15-16 febbraio 2002, ed. Enrico Menestò (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, 2002), 115-183; Daniele Solvi, ‘Modelli minoritici della agiografia bernardiniana’, Franciscana 13 (2011), 255-289.

major bibliographical works concerning Bernardinus

V. Facchinetti, `Bollettino bibliografico', Aevum, 4 (1930).

B. Stasiewski, Der hl. Bernhardin von Siena. Untersuchungen über die Quellen seiner Biographen(Münster i.W., 1931) [Also: as Franz. Stud., 13 (1950) [=Supplement 13]]

Bollettino di Studi Bernardiani (Siena, 1935-1950)

A. Ghinato, Saggio di bibliografia bernardinia (Rome, 1966).

F.E. Frascadore, `Bibliografia bernardiniana dell'ultimo ventennio', Antonianum, 55 (1980).

Enciclopedia Bernardiniana, I, ed. E. d'Angelo (L'Aquila, 1980)

Collectanea Francescana, Bibliographia>>

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Erster Patron der Österreichischen Franziskanerprovinz’, in: Franziskaner auf dem Weg, 28-29; Repertorio degli esempi volgari di Bernardino da Siena, ed. Carlo Delcorno & Saverio Amadori (Bologna: CLUEB, 2002) [cf. reviews in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 732f; AFH 95 (2002), 433-436]; Cosimo Scordato, ‘Le settte parole di Gesú in croce’, Ho Theológos 20 (2002), 21-42; Carlo Celcorno, ‘Le ‘dodici donzelle’ di S. Bernardino’, in: Revirescunt chartae. Codices documenta textus. Miscellanea in honorem P. Caesaris Cenci OFM, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti & Pacifico Sella, Medioevo, 5 (Rome: Edizioni Antonianum, 2002), 1147-1181; Cyntia L. Polecritti, ‘In the shop of the lord: Bernardino of Siena and popular devotion’, in: Beyond Florence: The Contours of Medieval and Modern Italy, ed. Paula Findlen, Michelle M. Fontaine & Duane J. Osheim (Stanford: Stanford UP, 2003),147-159, 267-270; Robert J. Karris, ‘St. Bernardine of Siena and the Gospel of Divine Mercy (Luke 15:11-32), Franciscan Studies 62 (2004), 31-66. On the form of Sermon XXIV of Bernardine’s De Christiana Religione and its use of the parable of the Prodigal Son. Article contains an annotated translation of the sermon; Kaspar Elm, ‘Morte, superamento della morte e fine dei tempi in Bernardino da Siena’, in: Kaspar Elm, Alla sequela di Francesco d’Assisi, Contributi di storia francescana, Medioevo Francescano, Saggi 9 (Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2004), 363-379; Santa Casciani, ‘Bernardino: Reader of Dante’, in: Dante and the Franciscans, ed. Santa Casciani, The Medieval Franciscans, 3 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2006), 85-111; Bernardino de Armellada, ‘Dinamismo sobrenatural del dolor en la teologia y en los santos’, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam, Bibliotheca Seraphico Capuccina, 81 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 487-493; Lauretta Carbone, ‘Echi della predicazione bernardiniana in un procerso aretino contro um negromante. Le vicende di Sigismondo di Rodolfo di Sassonia, homo maleficius matematicus (1433-1445)’, Bullettino senese di storia patria 113 (2006), 50-90; S. Bernardino da Siena e S. Giovanni da Capestrano: due Santi dell’Osservanza francescana artefici della diffusione del Francescanesimo dell’Osservanza in Europa. Catalogo della Mostra documentaria, ed. Giovanni Lippi & Daniela Nardecchia (L’Aquila: One Group Edizioni, 2006); Riccardo Fubini, ‘San Bernardino e l'origine dei Monti di Pietà’, in: Praeterita facta. Scritti in onore di Amleto Spicciani, ed. A. Merlo & E. Pellegrini (Pisa: ETS, 2006), 145-150; Teresa Grau Colomer, ‘La missió del predicator segons san Bernardi de Sena’, Analecta Sacra Tarraconensia 80 (2007), 77-90; La mistica parola per parola, ed. Luigi Borriello, Maria R. Del Genio & Tomás Spidlík (Milan: Ancora, 2007), 74; Vincenzo Pacelli, ‘Il monogramma bernardiniano tra segno e immagine’, in: La Croce, III: Iconografia e interpretazione (secoli I-inizio XVI) (Naples, 2007), 407-436; Alberto Forni & Paolo Vian, ‘Bernardino da Siena e Bonaventura da Bagnoregio: due santi francescani fra Giovanni da Capestrano e Sisto IV’, in: Giovanni da Capestrano e la riforma della Chiesa, ed. A. Cacciotti-M. Melli (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2008), 97-140; Gianmaria Polidoro, San Bernardino da Siena (Gorls: Velar, 2008); Stefano Magazzini, ‘San Bernardino da Siena rilegge Olivi: il mercante cristiano’, Studi Francescani 105 (2008), 127-148; Giulia Foladore, ‘‘Veloci calamo recollegi’. Daniele da Porcía, ‘reportator’ di san Bernardino da Siena (1423-1443)’, Il Santo 48 (2008), 145-168; Edith Pásztor, ‘San Bernardino da Siena e l’episcopato italiano del suo tempo’, in: Eadem, Intentio beati Francisci. Il percorso difficile dell'Ordine francescano (secoli XIII-XV), ed. Felice Accrocca, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 85 (Rome, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2008), 153-179; Alessandra Bartolimei Romagnoli, ‘L’immagine di Bernardino da Siena nella predicazione degli Osservanti’, in: Biografia e agiografia di san Giacomo della Marca. Atti del III Convegni internazionale di Studi (Monteprandone, 29 novembre 2008), ed. Fulvia Serpico, Quaderni di san Giacomo, 2 (Tavarnuzze-Florence: SISMEL, - Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009), 1-21; Bernardino da Siena, 1380-1444. Novelette, anddoti, discorsi volgari, ed. Giona Tuccini, Nugae, 156 (Genua: Il Melangolo, 2009); Carlo Delcorno, “Exempla’ e facezie fra Bernardino da Siena e Poggio Bracciolini’, in Idem, ‘Quasi quidam cantus’. Studi sulla predicazione medievale, ed. Giovanni Baffetti, Giorgio Fortini, Silvia Serbanti & Oriana Visani, Biblioteca di ‘Lettere italiane, 71 (Florence: Leo S. 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Atti e Documenti, 30 (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2009), 13-26; Roberto Cobianchi, ‘Fashioning the Imagery of a Franciscan Observant Preacher: Early Renaisance Portraiture of Bernardino da Siena in Northern Italy’, I Tatti Studies in the Italian Renaissance 12 (2009), 55-83; Il processo di canonizzazione di Bernardino da Siena (1445-1450), ed. Letizia Pellegrini, Analecta Franciscana, 16. Nova series: Documenta et studia, 4 (Grottaferrata: Frati Editori di Quaracchi, Fondazione Collegio S. Bonaventura, 2009). [cf. reviews in AFH 103 (2010), 278-281, CF 81 (2011), 396-398; Analecta Bollandiana 129 (2011), 192-194]; Daniele Solvi, ‘Modelli minoritici della agiografia bernardiniana’, Franciscana 13 (2011), 255-289; Amanda D. Quantz, ‘Focus on the Family: Bernardino da Siena on the Common Good and the Nefarious Other’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 299-325; Letizia Pellegrini, ‘Bernardino da Siena, il minoritismo e l’Osservanza: ambiguità e ambivalenze. A partire da Monteripido’, in: Giacomo della Marca tra Monteprandone e Perugia. Lo Studium del Convento del Monte e la cultura dell'Osservanza francescana. Atti del Convegno Internazionale di studi Monteripido, 5 novembre 2011, ed. Fulvia Serpico & Luigi Giacometti (Tavernuzze-Florence: SISMEL-Edizione del Galluzzo, 2012), 21-36; Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli, ‘The Years of the ‘Compossibile’’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 53-70; Ippolita Checcoli, ‘The Vitae of Leading Italian Preachers of the Franciscan Observance: Fifteenth- and Sixteenth-Century Hagiographical Constructions’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 281-296; P. Evangelisti, ‘Bernardino da Siena e l’osservanza: la proposta di una religione civile’, Antonianum 88:1 (2013), 41-71; M. Bartoli, ‘Poveri e povertà, da Francesco d’Assisi a Bernardino da Siena’, Antonianum 88:1 (2013), 73-89; N. Riccardi, ‘Bernardino e il pensiero economico dell’Osservanza: bene comune e interesse privato’, Antonianum 88:1 (2013), 91-110; Thierry Depaulis, “Breviari del diavolo so' le carte e naibi’. How Bernardine of Siena and his Franciscan Followers Saw Playing Cards and Card Game’, in: Religiosus Ludens: das Spiel als kulturelles Phänomen in mittelalterlichen Klöstern und Orden, ed. Jörg Sonntag, Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, 122 (Berlin etc., 2013), 115-136; Daniele Solvi, L'agiografia su Bernardino santo (1450-1460), Quaderni di 'Hagiographica', 12; Le vite quattrocentesche di s. Bernardino da Siena, 2 (Florence: SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2014) [Reviews in Collectanea Franciscana 85:3-4 (2015), 766-767, Studi Francescani 112:3-4 (2015), 578ff, and in Medieval Sermon Studies 59 (2015), 88-90 (review by Pietro Delcorno)]; Letizia Pellegrini, ‘Le bio-agiografie di Bernardino da Siena e l'agiografia degli Ordini Mendicanti nel '400 a partire da un volume recente’, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 108:3-4 (2015), 583-608; Anna Zajchowska & Marcin Starzynski, ‘Le culte de saint Bernardin de Sienne en Pologne médiévale dans l’optique du Liber miraculorum sancti Bernardini de Conrad de Freystadt’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 7:1 (2014), 69-111; Paolo Evangelisti, 'Dunque non sognate, fate fatti non solo parole: Bernardino de Siena e a proposta franciscana de uma religião civil', Varia Historia 55:31 (January-April 2015), 81-126; Gian Pietro Zabeo, ‘Le parole dell’economia nei testi divulgativi di san Bernardino da Siena’, Il Santo 55:1-2 (2015), 189-226; Pietro Delcorno, In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (ca. 1200-1550), PhD Thesis Radboud University (Nijmegen: Bookbuilders, 2015),233-268 & passim; Sophie Delmas & Francesco Siri, 'L'autographe retrouvé de Bernardin de Sienne. L'itinerarium anni et son histoire', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 109:3-4 (2016), 431-506 [deals with a collection of sermons, sermon outlines and other notitions by Bernardino in a small manuscript that the friar probably kept with him duriung his preaching voyages]; Sophie Delmas, 'François d'Assise vu par Bernardin de Sienne. Un témoignage inédit de l'autographe de l'Itinerarium anni", Etudes Franciscaines n.s. 9 (2016), 257-270; Daniele Solvi, ‘Bernardino da Siena: tra predicazione e fondazioni osservanti, in: Camposampiero. La parabola del Francescanesimo osservante (secoli XV - XVI). Atti della giornata di studio, 23 maggio 2015, ed. Luciano Bertazzo & Elda Martellozzo Forin (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2016). See also Il Santo 56 (2016), 29-42; Pietro Delcorno, ‘O felix adulescentia Bernardini! O ardentissima caritas cordis eius! 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Bernardinus Siculus (Bernardino Siculo, fl. early 16th cent.)

OFMObs.

editions

Gennaro Luongo, ‘Il poemetto di Bernardino Siculo su s. Gennaro’, in: ‘Munera parva.’ Studi in onore di Boris Ulianich I-II, ed. Gennaro Luongo, Fridericiana Varia, Miscellanea 5 (Naples, 1999) II, 9-32.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Silvestris (second half 17th century)

>>missionary

literature

L. Pásztor, `L'attività missionaria del P. Bernardino Silvestri Min. Conv. e la sua relazione sulla Moldavia (1688-1697)', AFH, 42 (1949).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Surius (fl. 17th century)

OFMRec. Franciscan active in the Southern Low Countries. Author of a pilgrimage guide to the Holy Land, based on his travels and activities as friar of the Holy Land custody betwen 1644-1647. The first version of his Den Godtvrughtighen Pelgrim came out in 1650. Several later editions followed. This popular work also included includes a section on birds, animals, trees, fruits and stones of the Levant, inspired by the Augustinian and Bonaventurean concept that man was created to come to know God, and eventually returns to Him, and in nature can find traces of divinity.

editions

Bernardinus Surius, Den Godtvruchtighen Pelgrim ofte Hierusalemsche Reyse (Brussels: Ian Mommaert, 1650); Den Godtvrughtighen Pelgrim, 4th ed. (Brussels: Ian Mommaert, 1665).

literature

A. Houbaert O.F.M, ‘Surius (de Soer), Bernardinus, minderbroeder en schrijver’, in: Nationaal Biografisch Woordenboek, deel V (Brussels: Paleis der Academiën, 1972), 873-876; Marianne Petra Ritsema van Eck, Custodians of Sacred Space: Constructing the Franciscan Holy Land through texts and sacri monti (ca. 1480-1650), PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2017), passim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardinus Vetweis (d. 1668)

OFMRec.>>>>

literature

Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon XII, 1309f.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Antonius Gassmann (Polychronius, 1740-1821)

OFM. Friar from Mainz. Professor of theology, teacher, and religious controversialist. For his works, see Felder.

literature

Hurter, Nomenclator V, 921-922; F.S. Felder, Gelehrten- und Schriftstellerlexikon der deutschen katholischen Geistlichkeit (Landshut, 1822) III, 161; DHGE XIX, 1392.

 

 

 

Bernardus Bernardi (Bernardo Bernardi, 1687-1758)

OFMConv. Born at Bologna on January 29, 1687. He entered the Conentual branch of the order on 21 September 1701. Finished his degree studies of theology with the magisterium. For a number of years, he was general vicar of the Florentine inquisition. Thereafter provincial definitor for his Franciscan Bologna province. For some time, he acted as inquisitor at Belluno, until he was apointed general of the Conventuals by Pope Benedict XIV. On 28 November 1746, he was made bishop of Acquapendente, a post he kept for twelve years, publishing episcopal instructions fo his clerics and his flock in 1746 and 1750. He died on 31 August 1758. He wrote various religious works

literature 

G. Mazzuchelli, Gli scrittori d’Italia (Brescia, 1760) II, 2nd Part, 963; G. Fantuzzi, Notizie degli scrittori bolognesi (Bologna, 1782) II, 92-93; G. Cappelletti, Le Chiese d’Italia (Venice, 1846) V, 576; G. Abate, ‘Series episcoporum conventualium’, Miscellanea Francescana 31 (1931), 168; J. Jadin, ‘Bernardi’, DHGE VIII, 778; DBI>>>

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Agnati (Bernardo di Agnati, d. 1737)

OFMCap. Member of the Tartari family. Entered the order in the Milan province. Fulfilled several administrative functions in the order (provincial secretary and guardian more than once). He died on 4 February 1737 in the Pescarenico convent. Order historian.

manuscripts/editions

Cronichetta della fondazione del convento de’cappuccini di Lecco: MS Pescarenico, Parish Archive>>. Bernardo traced the history of the convent from its beginnings until 1734. A fellow Capuchin, Cristoforo di Barsio continuated it until 1790. The work apparently survives in several manuscript copies other than that found in Pescarenico. It received an abridged edition as: Cronichetta della fondazione del convento de’cappuccini di Lecco, ed. Balbiani (Milan, 1874). See on this the remarks of Teetaert.

literature

V. Bonari, I cappuccini della provincia milanese, II: Biografie dei piu distinti (Cremona, 1898), 409-411; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard d’Agnate’, DHGE VIII, 568.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Dappens (fl. first half 16th cent.)

Observant Franciscan friar from Jüterbog. Lector in Jüterbog, Leipzig and Stadthagen. Opponent of Lutheranism. Author of treatises and sermons

manuscripts

Predigten/Sermones: Wolfenbüttel, Herzog August Bibliothek Codex 1095 Helmst (autograph manuscript that also includes works/passages by Augustinus von Alveldt).

editions/literature

Manfred Bensing & Winfried Trillitzsch, “Articuli (…) contra Lutheranos’: Zur Auseinandersetzung der Jüterboger Franziskaner mit Thomas Müntzer und Franz Günther 1519’, Jahrbuch für Regionalgeschichte 2 (1967), 113-147; V. Penur, 'Dappen, Bernhard', LThK III (1995), 342; Johannes Schlageter, 'Die geschichtlichen Quellen zu Franziskus und Klara von Assisi im Streit um die franziskanische Lebensform in der frühen deutschen Reformation (1519-1535)', in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P. Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e Ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli (Assisi), 2003), 371-421 (esp. 373-376); Joannes Schlageter, Die sächsischen Franziskaner und ihre theologische Auseinandersetzung mit der frühen deutschen Reformation, Franziskanische Forschungen, 52 (Münster: Achendorff, 2012), 303-348.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus d’Arras (d. after ca. 1757/1760?)

OFMCap. Friar of the Parisian province. Lector and guardian. In 1752, he was positioned in the Grand Couvent de Paris. Writer of (Thomist) theological works and anti-Jansenist polemics.

manuscripts/editions

Le grand commandement de la Loi (Paris, 1734). Anti-Jansenist defense of Catholic conceptions of charity. To avoid controversy, the French Conceil d’État had the work suppressed.

L'ordre de l'Église (Paris, 1735).

Ministère de l’absolution (Paris, 1740). Apparently a reaction against Jansenist attacks.

L’antihiérarque ou l’ennemie de la hiérarchie ecclésiastique (1744): MS Bry-sur-marne, Bibliothèque des Capuchins>>

Le code des paroisses, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1746). This work is directed against a treatise by the Abbé Travers, and explains the rights and obligations of parish priests with regard to administering the sacraments, in the process dismissing Jansenist views in this issue.

Les écarts des théologiens d’Auxerre sur l’Église, la pénitence et l’eucharistie (Luik (Liège), 1748). This work, published anonymously, attacks Jansenist rigorism with regard to these sacraments.

Le ministère primitif de la pénitence (Paris, 1752). For this work, he received a papal commendation by Benedict XIV.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 48; Johann von Regensburg, Appendix (Rome, 1852), 16; DThCat II, 785-786; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bernard d’Arras’, DHGE VIII, 583.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Arezzo (Bernardus Aretinus, first half fourteenth century)

Born in Toscane, near or in Arezzo. Read the Sentences in the Franciscan Studium Generale in Paris ca. 1324 and became master of theology. As bacc sent. he disputed with the secular priest Nicholas of Autrecourt, when the latter held his Principia for his own lectures on the Sentences. In the context of this dispute - on agnosticism and related positions - Nicholas wrote nine letters to Bernard, of which two have survived.

editions

The Universal treatise. Trans. L.A. Kennedy (1971)

literature

J.R. Weinberg, `The fifth letter of Nicholas of Autrecourt to Bernard of Arrezzo', in: J.F. Ross (ed.), Inquiries into Medieval Philosophy, Festg. F.P. Clarke (1971) >>; L.M. de Rijk, Nicholas of Autrecourt. His Correspondence with Master Giles and Bernard of Arezzo (Leyden, 1994) 46-75; Kaluza, ‘Nicolas d’Autreccourt. Ami de la vérité’, Histoire littéraire de la France 42 (1995), 56-62.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Bessa († 1300/1304, Cahors)

French friar (from Aquitaine). Born in the first half of the thirteenth century in Besse. Took the habit in the Aquitain province. Apparently custos in at Cahors. Mentioned as a witness in a testamentary bequest at Allois in 1250 9AFH 32 (1939), 206f & 222-224). Later secretary and socius to Bonaventure when the latter was minister general (cf. AF III, 161, 680 & Wadding, Annales ad. an. 1278 n. 31). Probably after these assignments, he wrote several disciplinary/spiritual, hagiographical and historical works (mentioned by the author of the Chronica XXIV Generalium Ministrorum). Most famous are his Catalogus Ministrorum Generalium and his Speculum Disciplinae (which for a long time was attributed to Bonaventure).

editions

Catalogus Ministrorum Generalium (after 1297), edited by F. Ehrle in Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie 7 (1883), 322-352; edited in Analecta Franciscana 3 (Quaracchi, 1897), 693-707; edited by O. Holder Egger in Cronica Fr. Salimbene de Adam, MGH Scriptores XXXII (Hanover-Leipzig, 1905-1913), 653-674; AFH, 2 (1909), 431-440. [Bernard apparently listed the subsequent minister generals until Bonagratia of Bergamo (1277-1283). Some manuscript versions of the chronicle contain continuations until 1316 and 1340. The work was avidly usd by later order historians.]

Liber de Laudibus Beati Francisci, AF 3 (1897), 666-692; Liber de Laudivus S. Francisci, ed. G. Cremascoli, in: Fontes Franciscani, ed. E. Menestò & G.M. Boccali (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi, 1995), 1253-1296 [According to many scholars based on Celano, Bonaventure, and on several sources collected after a decree of the 1276 general chapter. According to Th. Ferencik (1995), the work is not a unity but a compilation of different texts, and that Bernard's book cannot just be seen as something very close to Bonaventure, but also reaches back to older traditions (which were supposedly suppressed after 1266). Ferencik sees especially the seventh chapter as an independent work on the three orders of Francis, and that this work is refered to as an independent work in the Chronica XXIV Generalium and in De Conformitate of Bartolomeo of Pisa. Based on the information on the Franciscan third order, Ferencik suggests that the seventh chapter was written by Bernard between 1289 and 1292. The seventh chapter only would have entered the Liber de Laudibus after 1385, in between the older chapters six and eight.]

Vita et Miracula Christophori de Cadurcis, AF, 3 (1897), 161-173 [Vita of friar Christophe de Cahors (beatus, d. 1272), buried in the Cahors convent]

De Proposito Regulae [Attribution by the author of the Chronica XXIV Generalium Ministrorum. Not found]

Speculum Disciplinae, edited in: Bonaventure, Opera Omnia (Quaracchi, 1898) VIII, 474-492 (583-622 check!). [There are many manuscript copies of the Speculum Disciplinae. See a.o. MSS Emmerich Stadtarchiv C 12 (ca. 1513) ff. 160-201v; Köln Diözesan- und Dombibl. 1500 (late 15th cent.) ff. 2-51v. There also are several German and Dutch translations. Cf. for instance Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 283f. and it is clear that the work had a significant impact on later works of religious instruction, such as the Ermahnung zu einem klösterlichen Leven by Heinrich Vigilis von Weißenburg. The Speculum disciplinae was printed quite early, both independently and together with works of Bonaventure. One early print was issued in 1504 in Magdeburg. Based on this imprint a German translation by a German Dominican, commanded by Duchess Sidonie of Saxony, was issued in Leipzig in 1510 by Melchior Lotter. A seventeenth-century German translation was printed as: Specvlvm Disciplinae Novitiorum, Das ist Zuchtspiegel der newen Geistlichen Personen Geschrieben durch (...) Bonaventuram (...) durch P. Christianum Seuringhausen [OFMRec] auß dem latein ins teutsch versetzt (Cologne: Wilhelm Firiessems, 1654).]

Epistola ad Quendam Novitium Insolentem et Instabilem, edited in: Bonaventure, Opera Omnia (Quaracchi, 1898) VIII, 663-666. [Like the Speculum Disciplinae, this letter used to be ascribed to Bonaventure.]

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (e. Rome, 1908) I. 141-142; Danou, Histoire Littéraire de France 19 (1838), 437; H. Denifle, Archiv für Literatur- und Kirchengeschichte des Mittelalers 1 (1885), 145-146; K. Frey, ‘Zur Geschichte der Franziskanerliteratur’, Geigers Vierteljahrschrift für Kultur und Literatur der Renaissance 2 (1887), 97-106; O. Holder-Egger, ‘Zur Kritik minoritischer Geschichtsquellen’, Neues Archiv für altere Deutsche Geschichtskunde 38 (1913), 483-502; Potthast, Bibl. Hist. Medii Aevi 1 (Berlin, 1896), 150; Repertorium Fontium II, 498f; J. de Dieu [De Champsecret], 'Besse, Bernard de', DSpir. 1, 1504f.; F. Bernarello, La formazione religiosa secondo la primitiva scuola francescana (Rome, 1961); S. Clasen, Legenda antiqua S. Francisci. Untersuchungen über die nachbonaventurianischen Franziskusquellen (Leiden, 1967), 256f & 383-387; B. Distelbrink, Bonaventurae scripta authentica, dubia vel spuria critice recensita (Rome, 1975), 193f & 135; L. Lazzeri, `Insegnamenti ed essempi del Padre', Studi Francescani, 80 (1982), 285-293[=Italian translation of Ch. 3-6 of De Laudibus S. Francisci]; D. Amico, ‘Bernard of Besse: Praises of Blessed Francis’, Franciscan Studies 48 (1988), 213-268; L. de Angelis, ‘La povertà volontaria nel Liber de Laudibus (...)’, Misc. Franc., 95 (1995), 556-604; Th. Ferencik, ‘Das Buch über die drei Orden des hl. Franziskus’ des Bernhard von Besse. Abgrenzung, Übersetzung und Analyse des 7. Kapitels des‘Liber de laudibus beati Francisci’’, Wissenschaft und Weisheit 58 (1995), 167-222; Paola Coali, ‘Bernard de Besse e il ‘Liber de Laudibus’ nel francescanesimo della fine del ‘200’, in: Arte francescana e pauperismo dalla Valle dell’Aniene, 85-104; Bert Roest, A History of Franciscan Education (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2000), Chapter VI; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Bernhard von Bessa OFM [Nachtr. zu Bd. 1, Sp. 743f.]’, Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters, Verfasserlexikon XI, 240-241; Mirko Breitenstein, Das Noviziat im hohen Mittelalter. Zur Organisation des Eintrittes bei den Cluniazensern, Cisterziensern und Franziskanern, Vita Regularis. Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter, Abhandlungen, 38 (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2008), passim (esp. in section IV: Franziskaner); Achim Wesjohann, Mendikantische Gründungserzählungen im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert: Mythen als Element institutioneller Eigengeschichtsschreibung der mittelalterlichen Franziskaner, Dominikaner und Augustiner-Eremiten, Vita Regularis. Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter, Abhandlungen, 49 (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2012), 113-115.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Bononia (Floriano Toselli/Bernardo di Bologna/Bernardo da Bologna; 17, 12, 1699 - 19, 02, 1768, Bologna )

OFMCap. Joined the order in 1717 (friar of the Bologna province). For many years lector of moral and dogmatic theology, custos of Malta (1750-1753), provincial definitor and provincial minister of the Milan province (1758?). Wrote a number of biblical, theological and philosophical works that thus far have not been sufficiently studied. He is best known for his Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum.

manuscripts

Enchiridio ecclesiastico per le funzioni sacre, per le benedizioni e per assistere ai moribundi>>

editions

Manuale Confessariorum Ordinis Capuccinorum (Venice, 1737/1738/1740/1745 (editio correcta)/Prato, 1832 (editio castigata)). The first three Venetian editions ended up on the Catholic index of forbidden books.

Discorso d’introduzione al capitolo provinciale de’cappuccini celebrato in Ferrara l’anno 1743. Edited in: Collectio Orationum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1746).

Institutio Theologica Juxta Omnia Fidei Dogmata et Doctoris Subtilis Scholastico Nervo Instructa, 4 Vols. (Venice, 1746) . ‘Scotist’ handbook of theology with Augustinian overtones. The third volume also contains a Calculus Chronologicus Sacrae Scripturae de Annis a Mundi Exordio ad Christi Ortum, and a Dissertatio de Christi Aera Communi (an attempt to prove that Christ was born in the 194th olympiad, the 752nd year of Rome’s foundation and the 42nd year of emperor Octavian Augustus’ rule).

Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum, Retexta et extensa a Bernardo a Bononia, quae prius fuerat a Dionysio Genuensi contexta (Venice, 1747). It is, in fact an extension and correction of the Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum by Dionysio da Genoa.

Comm. super Regulam/Lezioni sopra la regola dei frati minori di S. Francesco esposte a suoi religiosi fratelli (Venice, 1749/1753/1764) [rigorist commentary]

Sei discorsi recitati in Malta (Catania, 1753).

Institutio Philosophica Praemittenda Theologiae, Nunc Aristotelis et Joannis Duns Scoti Acumine Structa, Nunc Recentioribus Considerationibus Aucta, Semper Autem Naturae Lumine Parta, 3 Vols. (Venice, 1761/1766). Directed against ‘modern’ Enlightment philosophy. The first volume bears the title Dialectica, Logica et Metaphysica, the second Physicae Pars Prima, and the third Physicae Pars Secunda.

Phrasarium Sacrae Scripturae Scriptoribus et Oratoribus Sacris Opportunum (Venice, 1761). Several revised editions followed (a.o. Venice, 1762).

Lettera al maresciallo Keit sopra il vano timor della morte e lo spavento di un’altra vita del filosofo di Sans-Souci, de leggersi Sans-Foy (Bologna, 1766). Directed against Voltaire and other Enlightenment philosophers. It also contains an Ammonizione contro altri simili libri.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 251-252; Bullarium OFMCap II, 239; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 200; Johann Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 16; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Bologne’, DHGE VIII, 596-597; DBI IX, 265ff; H. Borak, Laurentianum 5 (1964), 120ff; LThK³ II, 267; Lexicon Capuccinum, 207

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Bordeaux (Bernardin/Bernard Fustier, fl. first half 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Friar from the Aquitanian province. Order administrator and preacher. Involved with the foundation of the Capuchin convents of Bordeaux (1609), Lavour (1613), Dax (1614), Gourdon (1616) and Villeneuve-sur-Lot (1624). Together with Maximin Guchen (d. 1654), he composed a Descriptio Chorographica Provinciarum et Conventuum Omnium Ordinis Minorum S.P. Francisci Capuccinorum Secundum Veram Illorum Distantiam, Servata Quantum Fieri Potuit Climatum Constitutione.

editions

Descriptio Chorographica Provinciarum et Conventuum Omnium Ordinis Minorum S.P. Francisci Capuccinorum Secundum Veram Illorum Distantiam, Servata Quantum Fieri Potuit Climatum Constitutione (Bordeaux-Rome, 1643/1646/Turin, 1649 & 1654). A totally revised version of this heavily illustrated work of ‘order-geography’ was made by the Capuchin friar Giovanni Battista da Cassino (Milan province): Descriptio Chorographica Provinciarum et Conventuum Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum, Olim Quorumdam Fratrum Labore, Industria Delineata, Sculpta, Impressa Jussu A.R.P. Joannis a Montecalerio, Nunc Vero F. Jo. Baptistae a Cassinis, Provinciae Mediolanensis Concionatoris Capucini Itera Delineatione Super Novissimas Orbium Coelestium Observationes, de A.R.P. Augustiniatisana Ministri Generalis Mandato Communi Utilitati in Lucem Prodita (Milan, 1712).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 44; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 133; Apolinaro de Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciarum Occitaniae et Aquitaniae (Rome, 1894), 45-46; Histoire des Capucins de Toulouse (Toulouse, 1897) I, 104-109, 117; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Bordeaux’, DHGE VIII, 597-598; Lexicon Capuccinum, 201.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Bourges (fl. early 17th cent.)

OFM. French friar. Author of the Réfutation des erreurs et blasphêmes infâmes proférez par le sieur de la Vallade, pretendu ministre de la religion à Fontenay (Fontenay-le-Comte: Pierre Petit-Jean, 1614).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Cammarata (d. 1711)

OFMCap. Friar from the Palermo province. Fulfilled several administrative charges (several times guardian and definitor, as well as provincial vicar between 1708-1709). Also active as a novice master. Wrote a historical compendium of the convents in the Palermo province.

manuscripts

Breve notizia de’luoghi de’frati minori cappuccini (1724): MS Palermo, Archivio provinziale dei Cappuccini di Palermo (as part of a volume entitled Relazioni di alcuni cose notabili).

literature

Antonino da Castellamare, Storia dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo, I: Il mattino luminoso (Rome, 1914), 11-14; Idem, Storia dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo, III: Ancora il mezzogiorno (palremo, 1924), 325-327; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Cammarata’, DHGE VIII, 603.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Carpo (Bernardo da carpo/Bernardo da Parma, d. 1425)

Member of the Zambernelli family. Took the habit at Parma. Studied theology and reached the magisterium. Taught at the University of Bologna from 1375 onwards. Provincial minister of Bologna (1395/1400). Active at Ferrara in 1412? Bishop of Parma (elected in October 1412, and taking possession of his see the year thereafter), which position he kept until his death on 11 July 1425. He was buried in the San Antonio chapel of the Franciscan convent at Parma. During his episcopate, Bernardo compiled a set of statutes and ordinances for his cathedral (Ordinarium, 1417).

Manuscripts and editions

Ordinarium Parmense, Ordinario di fra Bernardo>>>

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. Rome, 1734) X, 76; G. Allodi, Serie dei vescovi di Parma (Parma, 1856) I, 685-702; C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica (1913) I, 392; N. Pelicelli, ‘Bernard, évêque de Parme’, DHGE VIII, 721; B. Pergamo, AFH, 27 (1934), 25.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Castelvetere (Luciano Ferraro, 1708-1756)

OFMCap. Born in Castelvetere (=Caulonia). Entered the order in the Reggio Calabria province. Lector of theology after 1734. Guardian of the Polistena convent in 1754, provincial definitor and preacher/confessor. Wrote a Direttorio ascetico-mistico that made a considerable impact in Italy.

editions

Direttorio ascetico-mistico per li confessori di terre e villagi (Venice, 1750). At least 18 editions until 1846 (Brescia), and apparently also subsequent editions, and translations into Spanish (according to the LexCap, 208). The work provides confessors with spiritual instructions and guidelines. The first part of the work is ascetical in character, providing elements of the doctrines of Francisco de Sales and Juan de la Cruz. The second part has more mystical overtones, reaching back to the doctrines of Theresa de Avila.

literature

A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Castelvetere’, DHGE VIII, 606; DSpir I, 1505-1506; F. da Moreto, Il ‘Direttorio mistico’ del P. Bernardo da Castelvetere (Rome, 1950); F. da Moreto, ‘Bernardo da Castelvetere e Bernardino da Parma, seguaci di S. Francesco di Sales nel primo Settecento’, Italia Francescana 51 (1976), 102-107; Lexicon capuccinum. Promptuarium Historico-Bibliographicum (1525-1950) (Rome, 1951), 208; LThK 3II, 268; Emilio Lage, ‘S. Alfonso e la direzione spirituale’, Spic. Hist. C. SS. R. 48 (2000), 9-48 [also on Bernardus de Castelvetere].

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Castrogiovanni (Cannura, d. c. 1730)

OFMCap. Friar from Palermo. Medical practitioner, known for his ice water remedies, and for that reason also referred to as 'il cappuccino medico dell'Aqua fredda',

literature

E.F.Chr. Oertel, P. Bernhard, ein Kapuziner, als weltberühmter Eiswasser Doctor neu dargestellt (Leipzig, 1834); E. d'Alençon, 'Un capucin précurseur de l'abbé Kneipp! Le médicin de l'eau fraiche', Etudes Franciscaines 32 (1914), 30-39; Terenzio da Cento, 'P. Bernardo, precursore dell'idroterapia', Italia Francescana 9 (1934), 92-110 (with corrections provided in Collectanea Franciscana 39 (1939), 465, no. 527); Lexicon Capuccinum, 208-209.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Corleone (Filippo latino, m. 1667), beatus

OFMCap. Lay friar. Born at Corleone (Sicily) on 6 February 1605. Entered the order on 13 Decemner 1632 in the Palermo province, taking his noviciate in the Caltanisetta convent. Spent 35 years in the order as a lay friar, acting for instance as a cook. Became renowned for his sanctity. Died on 12 January 1667. Beatified by pope Clement XIII on 29 April 1768. Author? See also under the section Vitae & miracula

editions

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vitae

M. Frazzetta, Compendio della vita, virtu et miracoli del venerabile servo di Dio F. Bernardo da Corleone, religioso laico del sacro ordine dei P. cappuccini (Palermo, 1677); Benedetto da Milano, Vita di Bernardo da Corleone (Palermo, 1680/1725/1737); Sixte de Paris, L’histoire de Fr. Bernard de Corléon (Paris, 1690); Chrysostome de Béthune, Abrégé des vies du vén. Laurent de Brindes et du Fr. Bernard de Corléon (Paris, 1751); Gabriele da Modigliano, Vita del beato Bernardo da Corleone (Palermo, 1768 & Venice, 1770); Angélique de Montpellier, Vie du bienheureux Bernard de Corleone (Clermont-Ferrand, 1901).

literature

P. Lechner, Leben der Heiligen aus dem Orden der Kapuziner (Munich, 1864) II, 183-224; G. Coletto, Il beato Bernardo da Corleone dalla nascita a frate cappuccino (1605-1632) (Palermo, 1933); Dionigio da Gangi, Dalla spada al cilizio. Profilo del beato Bernardo da Corleone (Tivoli, 1934); A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Corleone’, DHGE VIII, 647-648; LThK II3, 271; Giovanni Spagnolo, ‘Bienheureux Bernard de Corléon. Générosité de vie et expiation’, in : Visages de saints et bienheureux capucins, 185-196 ; Congregatio de Causis Sanctorum, ‘Panormitana Canonizationis Beati Bernardi a Corleone (in saec.: Philippi Latino) Laici professi O.F.M.Cap. (1605-1667) Decretum super miraculo’ [1.07.2000], Analecta O.F.M.Cap. 116 (2000) 1156sf.; Giovanni Spagnolo, Centenari di santità tra i cappuccini palermitani: Bernardo da Corleone (1605-2005: quarta centenario nascità), Andrea da Burgio (1705-2005: terzo centenario nascità), Gioacchino Fedele da Canicattì (1905-2005: centenario morte) (Palermo: Ed. Segretario Missioni Estere dei Cappuccini, 2005).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Deo (Bernard von Gott, fl. early fourteenth cent.)

Franciscan preacher. Author of a sermon handbook (Summa Praedicabilium, 1318)

manuscripts

Summa Praedicabilium: MS Valencia, Bibl. Cap. Catedral 141.

literature

E. Longpré, ‘Fr. Bernard de Deo, O.F.M. (1318), et l’Immaculée Conception’, AFH 26 (1933), 247-249; J. Heerinckx, ‘De sermonibus dominicalibus et in festivitatibus S. Antonii Patavini’, Antonianum 9 (1934), 13f.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Fresneda (Bernardo de Fresneda, ca. 1500-1577)

OFM. Spanish friar. Took the habit in the San Bernardino convent (Burgos province) in 1534. Studied theology at Alcalà and thereafter became guardian of the Franciscan San Pedro y Paolo convent in the same town. Subsequently charges as a custodian and general definitor (elected at the chapter of Salamanca, 1553). Became Philip II’s confessor and spiritual counsellor and accompanied him in that quality on the King’s trip to England for his betrothal to Queen Mary. In 1558, Bernardo is in Flanders, on missions for the Spanish King and the papacy. Bernardo was appointed bishop of Cuenca (1561/1562). Moreover, he was made ‘General Commissioner for the Crusades’ on request of Philip II. As Bernardo kept his confessional and diplomatic responsibilities at the court of Philip II, he did not see much of his diocese. His ongoing services to the crown were rewarded with the episcopate of Cordoba in 1571 and with the archepiscopate of Saragossa (1577). Bernardo died on 22 December 1577 before he could take up that last position. He was buried in the Franciscan convent Santa Maria de los Angeles de San Domingo (Calzada). Author

manuscripts/editions

De Promissis Religiosorum>>>>

Conciones Variae:>>>>

Annotationes in Tridentinum Concilium>>>>

Liber Instructionum Regalium>>>>

Constitutiones et Decreta Ecclesiae Cordubensis>>>>

Constitutiones synodales del obispado de Quenca (Madrid, 1571/Cordoba, 1577)

Cartas>>>>

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literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. 1736) XI, 113 & XII, 484; Sbaralea, Supplementum (e. 1906), 142; J. Pou y Marti, ‘Fr. Bernardo de Fresneda, confesor de Felipe II, obispo de Cuenca y Cordoba y arzobispo de Zaragosa’, AIA 33 (1930), 583-603; J. Goyens, ‘Bernard de Fresneda’, DHGE VIII, 740-741; I. Tellechea Idigoras, ‘Felipe II y el Inquisidor general D. Fernando de Valdès’, Salmanticensis 116 (1969), 329-372; J.L.G. Novalin, El inquisidor general Fernando de Valdès (1483-1569), 2 Vols. (1969-1971), passim; José García Oro & María José Portela Silva, ‘El obispo fray Bernardo de Fresneda y la reforma tridentina en la Iglesia de Córdoba’, Carthaginensia 16 (2000), 139-181.

 

 

 

 

Bernard Délicieux († after 25, 02, 1320, Avignon)

Born in Montpellier. Entered the Friars Minor in the Provence province, 1284. Lector in Carcassonne (since 1296). In close epistulary contacts with intellectual figures such as Arnold of Villanova, Raymond Llull, and with high ecclesiastical and order administrators. Became the leader of the opposition against (predominantly Dominican) inquisitorial practices in Carcassonne and surroundings. Was able to enlist the support of king Filip IV of France on his behalf (1301 and 1302). After conspiring with citizens of Albi and Carcassonne he fled to Aragon, where he was confined by the Aragonese king. In 1305 on request of pope Clemens V handed over to Avignon, where he was forced to stay until 1309. Then he entered the Franciscan convent of Béziers, where he became a defender of the spiritual cause. Became their spokesman. As their spokesman he was arrested in Avignon in 1317 during a process of spirituals and condemned to lifelong imprisonment in 1319. John XXII went a step further in 1320 by ordering that he should not longer wear his habit in prison.

editions:

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literature:

Barthélemy Hauréau, ‘Bernard Délicieux et l’inquisition albigeoise, 1300-1320’, Revue des Deux Mondes (1868), 815-862; Michel de Dmitrewski, ‘Fr. Bernard Délicieux, O.F.M.. Sa lutte contre l’inquisition de Carcassonne et d’Albi, son procès (1297-1319)’, AFH, 17 (1924), 183-218; 313-337; 457-488, 18 (1925), 3-32; Michel de Dmitrewski, ‘Notes sur le catharisme et l’inquisition dans le midi de la France’, Annales du Midi 36 (1924), 294-310 & 37 (1925), 190-212; A.Teetaert, Collectanea Franciscana 3 (1933), 236-240; Fr.-M. Henquinet, ‘Bernard Délicieux’, DHGE VIII, 652-658; Y. Dossat, ‘Les origines de la querelle entre Précheurs et Mineurs Provençaux: Bernard Délicieux’, Cahier de Fanjeaux, 10 (1975), 314-354; LthK, 3, 75-76.; A. Friedlander, Processus Bernardi Delitiosi: The Trial of Bernard Délicieux, transactions of the American Philosophical Society, 86/1 (Philadelphia, 1996); A. Friedlander, The Hammer of the Inquisitors. Brother Bernard Délicieux and the Struggle against the Inquisition in Fourteenth-Century France, Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions. Medieval and Early Modern Peoples, 9 (Leiden: Brill, 1999); Julien Théry, ‘Les Albigeois et la procédure inquisitoire: le procès pontifical contre Bernard de Castanet, évêque d’Albi et inquisiteur (1307-1308)’, Heresis 33 (2001), 7-48; Alan Friedlander, ‘Bernard Délicieux, le ‘marteau des inquisiteurs’’, Heresis. Revue d’Histoire des Dissidences médiévales 34 (printemps-été 2001), 9-34; Jean Duvernoy, Le procès de Bernard Délicieux, 1319 (Toulouse: Le Pérégrinateur éditeur, 2001).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Lizana (Bernardo de Lizana, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFM. Born in Ocaña (Toledo) and member of the Castilia province. Traveled to Yucatan in 1606. Became a specialist in the Mayan language and taught it to missionaries for a number of years. He died in Mérida, on April 2, 1631. He wrote historical works, which drew on the histories of Alonso de Solana, and were themselves used by Cogolludo.

editions

Historia de Yucatán, devocionario de Nuestra Señora de Izmal, y Conquista Espiritual (Valladolid, 1633/2nd ed. Mexico, 1893)

literature

AIA 28 (1927), 105; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 45; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 139 (no. 498).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Minervo (Bernardo di Minervo da Lecce, d. 1653)

OFMCap. Friar from the Naples province. Entered the order in 1600. Known to have fulfilled the functions of preacher, guardian, definitor and provincial minister (1629-1631. He died at Naples on 25 December 1653.

manuscripts/editions

La coronella della Vergine santissima, nella quale s’espone tutta la vita della Madonna santissima e principiano le sue lodi:>>>>

Dulcis Mirra de Passione Domini: >>>>

Itinerarium Animae ad Palmam Virgineam, sive Palma Virginea 72 Ramusculorum Juxta Numerum Annorum Virginis, Divisa in Quinque Palmis, Litteris Quinque Nominis Ejusdem Tesseratis, Quarum Quaelibet Vestita Foliis, Virens Frondescit Sacrae Scripturae Auctoritate et Sanctorum Patrum Sententiis Coronata Floribus, Vernans Florescit Subtilitate Doctrinae et Conceptuum Multitudine Copiosa Nimis et Onusta Dactylis, Spiritus Pinguedine et Dulcedinis Sapore Fructificat in Anima Incumbentis Verbo Dei, Dulci Meditationi et Contemplationi Pie Sancteque Vacantis (Naples, 1647)

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 49; Apolinaro da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minoruum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Naples, 1886), 55-57; Édouard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 12-13; Salvatore da Valenziano, I cappuccini nelle Puglie (Bari, 1926), 293; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Minervino di Lecce’, DHGE VIII, 696-697; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Monteto (Bernard de Monteto/Montesco, 1343-1359)

OFM. Bishop of Sagone (Corsica) since 13 juni 1343. Renounced his episcopate some time before his death. Auhor?

literature

Wadding, Annales minorum, VII (Rome, 1733), 295; G. Cappelletti, Le Chiese d’Italia (Venice, 1861) XVI, 396; Pius Bonifacius Gams, Series episcoporum Ecclesiae catholicae (Regensburg, 1873-1886) 767; Conradus Eubel, Hierarchia catholica medii aevi, VI Vols. (Regensburg, 1913-1967) I, 428; Sylvestre Bonaventure Casanova, Histoire de l’Église corse (Zicavo, 1931) I, 62; L. F. Snieders, ‘Bernard de Monteto’, DHGE VIII (1935), 732.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Osimo (Bernardo da Osimo, c. 1527-1591)

OFMCap. Born at Osimo (Ancona). Entered the order as an adult. Was sent to France, in order to advance the cause of the Capuchin order. Took part in the grounding of Capuchin convents at Paris and in the neighbourhood, and was instrumental in the foundation of the Parisian Capuchin province, of which he first became general commissioner and subsequently provincial minister. Entertained close contacts with the French court of Henry III, and stimulated Capuchin religious culture (supporting the ascetical and literary activities of friars such as Ange de Joyeuse, Benoît de Canfeld, Joseph du Tremblay, Honoré de Champigny and Louis d’Argentan). Bernardo eventually returned to Italy, to die at Osimo on 23 august 1591. Wrote a Passion devotion treatise.

editions

Tractatus de Passione Domini in Varias Meditationes per Hebdomadam Distributus (Venice, 1589)

literature

Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Lyon, 1639) II, 463-465; B. Sanbenedetti, Annali dell’ordine de’frati minori cappuccini (Venice, 1645) II, 2nd part, 6-9; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 141; Dionisio da Genova, Bibliotheca Cappucinorum, 62-63; Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli Scrittori Cappuccini delle Marche (Iesi, 1928), 20; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard d’Osimo’, DHGE VIII, 713; DSpir I, 1509; Lexicon Capuccinum, 212-213 (with additional references)

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Pampeluna (Bernardo de Pamplona, d. 1739)

OFMCap. Spanish friar from Navarra. Active as a lector, definitor, provincial minister and advisor for the inquisition.

manuscripts

Thesaurus Parochiorum

Ocultatissimum S. Inquisitionis Tribunalum, In Quo Agitur de S. Inquisitionis Praxi, de Qualificatorum Munere deque Reorum Confessionibus ac Sententiis

Consultationes Canonico-Morales

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 48-49; LexCap>>

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Pesaro (Bernardo da Pesaro/Bernardo Emiliani, d. 1706)

OFMCap. Friar from the March of Ancona. Active as a preacher and a missionary. Also active as custodial order administrator. He died at Pesaro.

editions

L’innocenza trionfante (Modena, 1667 & 1671)

La meta sublime dei sguardi pubblici (Lucca, 1686)

La vigilanza cristiana, tesoreria dell’eternita (Rome, 1695)

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 48; Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche (Jesi, 1928), 20-21; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Pesaro’, DHGE VIII, 725; Lexicon Capuccinum, 213 (with additional references).

 

 

 

Bernardus de Portomauritio (Bernardo da Portomaurizio/Bernardo Lanteri, 1567-1614)

OFMCap. Born at Rome in a well-to-do family. Studied in his home town, becoming a doctor in utroque jure at quite an early age [needs checking]. After his studies and a short career as a lawyer, he joined the secular clergy. Shortly thereafter, at the age of 24, he joined the Capuchins, taking on the charge of magister juvenum and novice master. Later he was given homiletic assignments: engaging into anti-Protestant preaching in the Savoye region. He died at the Immacolata Concepzione convent at Genoa in 1614. He compiled a small number of works. Apparently none of these saw the printing press.

manuscripts/editions

Constituzioni, regole e canoni per il buon governo di una congregazione>>>

Expositio Devotissima super Psalmum XLIV: Eructavit Cor Meum>>>

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 143; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 48; F. Molfino, Cappuccini Liguri (Genoa, 1909), 52; Cappuccini Genovesi (Genoa, 1912) I, 25, 221; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Portomaurizio’, DHGE VIII, 727-728; Lexicon Capuccinum, 213

 

 

Bernardus de Portomauritio (Bernardo da Portomaurizio/Bernardo da Acquarone, 1618-1684)

OFMCap. Entered the order in 1634 in the Genoa province. Filfilled charges as a novice master, lector of philosophy and theology, definitor and three times provincial. On 27 May 1684 he was elected minister general of the Capuchins. He died at Catania (Sicily), on May 8, 1684 during a visitation of the Sicilian province.

manuscripts/editions

Epistolario; MS Florence, Archivio Provinziale degli Cappuccini>>>

literature

Bullarium OFMCap II, 366; Peregrino da Forlì, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1884) III, 263-366; F. Molfino, I cappuccini genovesi (Genoa, 1912), 362-363; DHGE II, 366; Lexicon Capuccinum, 214.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Salisburgo (Bernhardt von Salzburg/Bernhardt Zehenter, 1640-1704)

OFMCap. Friar from Tyrol. Entered the ordr on 17 July 1658. Elected discretus for the provincial chapter. Also novice master, guardian, definitor and provincial. Died at Innsbruck, on 19 January, 1704. Author.

editions

Midae Virgula Mystica, Sive Ars Aurea Magnos Meritorum Thesauros Parvo Impendio Comparandi (Salzburg, 1697). A Latin translation of a German work by Laurenz von Schnifis.

Affectus sub Missa Eliciendi, Continentes Claram ac Perutilem Instructionem de Summa Sacrificii Missae Praestantia (Salzburg, 1697).

Viator Christianus in Patriam Pergens seu Via ad Felicem Aeternitatis Aditum (Prague, 1700).

literature

A. Hohenegger, Geschichte der tiroloschen Kapuziner-Ordensprovinz (Innsbruck, 1913) I, 582-584, 737; C. Neuner, Literarische Tätigkeit in der nordtiroler Kapuzinerprovinz (Innsbruck, 1929), 35; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Salzbourg’, DHGE VIII, 739.  

 

 

 

Bernardus de Gallo (Bernardo Baglione, d. 1717)

OFMCap. Missionary. Bernardo entered the order at Morcone around 1680. He was the first Capuchin of the San Angelo del Regno province who became a missionary in Congo (Africa), spending at least fifteen years of his life there on two consecutive missions. He is commemorated as a missionary in the Catalogo dei Padri Missionari Cappuccini Italiani nel Congo of his fellow friar Antonio Maria da Firenze (See Italia Francescana 6 (1931), 90, 92). Based on that account, it seems that Bernardo first traveled to Congo in 1697, to return after about 9 years back to Europe. He went for a second stint in 1711, staying there until his death at Mucondo in January 1717. He is also mentioned in a letter to Clement XI by Francesco da Troia (which informs us that Bernardo was well-versed in several local Congo vernaculars, and in a statement by the mission prefect Lorenzo da Lucca. He was involved in the creation of religious schools and other initiatives to support a very strict form of Catholic faith among the local population. This apparently backfired to some extent, as it also helped to create the fanatic and anti-missionary syncretist sect of the so-called Antoniani, led by the charismatic woman Nsimba Béatrice-Marguérite, who claimed to have been called upon by Saint Anthony to restore the Congolese Kingdom. She was eventually captured, put on trial for heresy and burned alive (July 1706). Several of Bernardo's missionary letters/Relazione are kept in the Archivio di Propaganda Fide (Rome).

manuscripts

Relazione dell’ultime guerre civili del Regno di Congo; della Battaglia data dal Rè D. Pietro Quarto; e della Vittoria da lui ottenuta contro i Ribelli. Come anche del scisma nella Fede per via d’una donna, che si fingeva S. Antonio, felicemente superato colla morte di quella: Rome, Archivio di Propaganda Fide, Scritture Originali Congregaz. Gen., Vol. 576, ff. 291-314v.

Conto della Villicazione Missionale, o sia, Relazioni delle Miss(io)ni di Congo, et Angola, dove missionò 11 anni: Rome, Archivio di Propaganda Fide, Scritture Originali Congregaz. Gen., Vol. 576, ff. 316-340v.

Lettera al Cardinale Sacripanti da Venafro: Rome, Archivio di Propaganda Fide, Scritture Riferite a Congressi Gen., t. IV, f.41.

Lettera ai Cardinali di Propaganda Fidei: Rome, Archivio di Propaganda Fide, Scritture Originali Congregaz. Gen., Vol. 579, ff. 215,222.

I-II Lettera al Card. Sacripanti da Lisbona: Rome, Archivio di Propaganda Fide, Scritture Originali Congregaz. Gen., Vol. 587, f. 130-131.

literature

Sisto da Pisa, 'Catalogo dei Cappuccini Missionari nel Congo (1645-1711)', L’Italia Francescana 6 (1931), 74-92; J. Cuvelier, 'Gallo (Bernard de)', in: Biographie Coloniale Belge, (Brussels: Institut Royal Colonial Belge, 1948) I, 395; L. Jadin, 'Le Congo et la secte des Antoniens. Restauration du royaume sous Pedro IV et la «saint Antoine» congolaise (1649-1718)', Bullettin de l’Institut Historique Belge de Rome 33 (1961), 449-488, 491-533, 573-576, 580-582; T. Filesi, Nazionalismo e Religione nel Congo all’inizio del 1700: la setta degli Antoniani (Rome: A.B.E.T.E., 1972), 55-90 [partly published before in Africa 26 (1971), 463-508); T. Filesi & I. De Villapiderna, La “Missio antiqua” dei Cappuccini nel Congo (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 1978); C. Toso, Una pagina poco nota di storia congolese (Rome: pro Sanctitate, 2000), 28-66; Antonio Salvatore, P. Bernardo da Gallo. Un apostolo dimenticato, Archivio Storico dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Foggia, XI (Foggia, 2003). Cf. the review in Collectanea Franciscana 73 (2003), 784-785.

 

 

 

Bernardus de Grottaminarda (Roberti, 1583-1653)

OFMCap. Member of the Neapolitan province. Joined the order in 1600 and developed into a well-regarded preacher. Also active as provincial administrator between 1629 and 1631. Spiritual author….

editions

Itinerarium animae ad Palmam Virgineam (1674).

literature

Bernardo da Bologna, Scriptores OFMCap, 49; R.C. Minieri, Memorie degli scrittori nati nel regno di Napoli (1844), 298; DHGE VIII, 696; DSpir I, 1509; Lexicon Capuccinum 210 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Guasconibus (fl. second half 14th cent.)

Provincial minister of the Tuscany province.

editions

Michael Bihl, 'Ordinationes Fr. Bernardi de Guasconibus, Ministri provincialis Thusciae, pro bibliotheca conventus S. Crucis, Florentiae, an. 1356-1367', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 26 (1933), 141-164.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Incarnatione (Bernardo de la Encarnación, d. 1719)

OFMDisc. Friar from the San Pablo province. Missionary in China. Died in Canton in 1719.

editions

>> Sinica Franciscana IV (Florence: Quaracchi, 1942), 375-378.

literature

Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 94 (no. 166).

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Jesu Escamilla (Bernardo de Jesús Escamilla, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province.

literature/editions

AIA 21 (1924), 299, 329; AIA 29 (1928), 231-232; AIA n.s. 22 (1962), 274-275.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Jesus Maria (Bernardo de Jesus Maria/Bernardo de Lima/ Bernardo de Lima e Mello Bacellar/Bernardo Bacellar de Lima e Mello, 1736-ca. 1784)

OFM. Portuguese friar, possibly from Chavez, who spent at least part of his life working in Peru and Brazil. He is the author of the Arte, e Diccionario do Commercio, e Economía Portugueza (Lisbon, 1784), and possibly of two additional works.

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editions

Diccionario da lingua portugueza: em que se achara'o dobradas palavras do que traz Bluteau, e todos os mais diccionaristas juntos, a sua propria significacao, as raizes de todas ellas, a accentuacao, e a seleccao das mais usadas e polídas, a grammatica philosophica, e a orthographía racional no principio, e as explicacoens das abbreviaturas no fim desta obra (Lisbon: Na Offic. de Jozé de Aquino Bulhoens, 1783).

Arte, e diccionario do commercio, e economía portugueza, para que todos negoceem, e governem os seus bens por calculo, e nao por conjectura; ou para que todos lucrem mais com menos risco: Du temps des Portugues. Aprés de la decouverte de la Cote d'Or par ces fondateurs du commerce, e de la marine des Europeens (Lisbon: Na Offic. de Domingos Gonsalves, 1784). A digital copy can be accessed through Archive.org

literature

Inocencio Francisco Francisco da Silva, Dicionário bibliográfico portugues, 22 vols. (Lisbon, 1858-1923) I, 378-379 (see also I, 381); Maria Filomena Goncalves, As ideias ortográficas em Portugal: de Madureira Feijo a Goncalves Viana (1734-1911) (Fundacao C. Gulbenkian, 2003).

With thanks to Prof. John McCusker.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Urbino (Bernhardo di Urbino, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMCap. Painter.

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum (1951), 132.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus de Urbino (Bernardo di Urbino/Catelani, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMCap. Member of the Ascoli-Picena province. Painter acquainted with Raphael. Not much seems to be known about his life and works.

literature

I. Lanzi, Storia pittorica dell'Italia, 4th Ed. II, 98; Lexicon Capuccinum, 214.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Doppenn (16th century)>>

Franciscan lector in Jüterbog, Leipzig and Stadthagen. His theological studies studies and sermons have survived in 19 mss. Some of his anti-Lutheran positions were published by others and used in several controversies.>>>

literature:

Vinzenz Penur, `Doppenn', LThK, 3 (1995), 342; Gerhard Hammer, ‘Doppen(n), Bernhard, obs’, in: Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart II (4th ed.), 945.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Emilianus de Pesaro (c. 1626-1706)

OFMCap. Author of La vigilanza cristiana, tesoriera dell’eternità (Rome, 1695)

literature

DSpir I, 1508-1509

 

 

 

 

Bernardo Italiano (fl. early 17th cent.)

Friar from Garrovillas in the Extremadura.

editions

Viaje a la Santa Ciudad de Ierusalem, verdadera y nueva descripción suya de toda la Tierra Santa y peregrinación al Santo Monte Sinay (Naples: Imp. de Egido Longo, 1632).

Tratado de Constantinopla y Grandezas del Gran Turco (Naples: Otavio Beltran, 1633).

literature

Carlos García-Romeral Pérez, Bio-bibliografía de Viajeros Españoles (siglos XVI-XVII) (Madrid: Ollero & Ramos, 1998), 123 (nos. 517-518).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Fuster (Bernat Fuster, fl. ca. 1300)

Catalonian friar with spiritual leanings. Became a victim of the inquisition.

literature

Josep Perarnau, ‘Una altra carta de Guiu Terrena sobre el procés inquisitorial contra el franciscà Fra Bernat Fuster’, Estudios franciscanos 82 (1981), 383-392.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Genuensis (Bernardo di Genova/Strozzi/Il Cappuccino Genovese, d. 1644)

OFMCap. Painter.

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum, 132.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Glecki

Observant friar.

literature

Filip Wolanski, ‘Reminescencje konfliktow miedzynarodowych w kazaniach franciszkanskich epoki saskiej’, in: Polska wobec wielkich konfliktow w Europie nowozytnej, ed. Ryszarda Skowrona (Cracow: Societas Vistulana, 2009), 125-129.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Lavandera (Bernardo Lavandeira, fl. c. 1770)

OFM. Preacher and poet in the Santiago province.

literature

AIA 8 (1948), 338-343; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 135 (no. 474).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Maria de Canicatti (Bernardo-Maria da Canicati, d. 1834)

OFMCap. Friar from the Palermo province. For many years active as a missonary and a an apostolic prefect in Congo and Angola, running missionary stations fo Italian Capuchins. He died at 4 July 1834 at Lisbon, in Portugal, at the age of 83. Author.

editions

Dicionario da lingua bunda ou angolense explicada na portugueza e latina (Lisbon, 1804).

Collecçào de observaçoes grammaticaes sobre la lingua bunda ou angolense (Lisbon, 1805).

literature

Johann Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 16; Antonio da Castellammare, Storia dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo, 1926) IV, 208-209.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Maria de Lantiano (Bernardo-Maria di Lanciano Valera/Bernardo-Maria da Giugliano, 1711-1783)

OFMCap. Friar from the Abruzzi. Born at Giugliano (Chieti) on 5 August 1711. Entered the order on the first of January 1730. After a homiletic training and studies of theology in various Tuscan study houses, he became a preacher. In the course of his preaching career, he became a member of the Sienese academy of the Intronati, and the town of Lanciano honoured him with the rights of citizenship. In between his preaching assignments, he also took on the functions of lector of philosophy and theology. He also was elected definitor and appointed provincial. He died on December 16, 1783. Author of a number of homiletic and poetic works, not all of which reached the printing press.

manuscripts/editions

Rime d’Amalfidendo Flattad (Naples, 1753). Composed and published before his entrance into the order. The collection consists of love poems and other kinds of light verse.

Raccolte delle poesie di Fr. Bernardo Maria da Lanciano, 2 Vols. (Naples, 1759). Religious poetry and nature poems.

Poesie edite ed inedite del P. Bernardo Maria Valera (Teramo, 1835). Later collection of Bernardo’s poems

Sermoni>>>>?

literature

Johann Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852); Filippo da Tussio, I frati cappuccini della provincia monastica degli Abruzzi (San Agnello di Sorrento, 1880), 107-109; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard-Marie de Giugliano’, DHGE VIII, 684-685; Lexicon Capuccinum, 210-211 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Maria Giacco (Bernardo M. Giacco, 1672-1744)

OFMCap. Spanish friar from the Naples regio. Spiritual author.

literature

Mastroianni Fiorenzo Ferdinando, ‘Stile e cultura nelle ‘orazioni sacre’ di Bernardo M. Giacco, Cappuccino (1672-1744)’, Studi e ricerche francescane 10 (1981), 3-114.

 

 

 

Bernardus Maria Neapolensis (Bernardo-Maria da Napoli/‘Cioffi’ da Napoli, d. 1707)

OFMCap. Neapolitan friar. Took the habit in 1653, to embark on a missionary career in the mountains of Georgia. After his return to Italy, he taught philosophy and theology, until he was appointed provincial minister in 1686. He died at the age of 78, on February 2nd, 1707. Several of his works pertaining to his travels and missionary activities have survived.

manuscripts/editions

Relazione del viaggio ne’regni della Giorgia>>>>

Dizzionarii della lingua giorgiana>>>>

Dottrina cristiana breve composta dal cardinale Bellarmino e tradotta della italiana in lingua volgare giorgiana (Rome, 1681)

Philothea (Giorgian translation of this work by Francisco de Sales)

Biblia tradutta nella lingua georgiana>>>

Prediche morali e panechiriche (Naples, 1706)

Controversia intorno alla processione dello Spirito Santo, ed. P. Cioffi>>>>

Dal re Baaman, favola georgiana degli avvenimenti di Baaman gran re di Evani, e qui degli errori o defetti populari>>>

Il Rescianiano, o gli avvenimenti di Resciano e di Manisgiana>>>

Commenti sopra Plotino ed il cardinale Bessarione

Lettere: MS Capua, Biblioteca Comunale>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 50; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni dei cappuccini (Rome, 1873) III, 351-352; Apolinaro da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Naples, 1886), 59-61; J. Lenhart. ‘Language studies in the Franciscan Order’, Franciscan Studies 5 (1926), 57; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard-marie de Naples’, DHGE VIII, 685-686; LexCap, 211 (with some additional references)

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Maria Neapolensis (Bernardo-Maria da Napoli, ‘Giacco’ da Napoli, 1672-1744)

OFMCap. Member of the Giacchi family. Friar from the Naples province. Entered the order in 1688. Developed into an outstanding preacher. Only after his health began to fail, he exchanged his homiletic tasks for that of studies of theology and theology, and he fulfilled charges as lector and definitor. In addition to that, he counselled the King of Sicily, for whom he also engaged in ambassadorial missions in France and Spain, and he was part of a circle of Neapolitan erudites, which included Giambattista Vico. Bernardo died on June 5, 1744. Several of his sermon collections survive.

editions

Orazione funebre nella morte del duca Gaetano Argento, presidente del S. reale consiglio di Napoli (Naples, 1731 & Bologna, 1738).

Orazione in lode di Santo Catello, vescovo, protettore della città di Catellamare (Naples, 1738).

Orazioni Sacre, 3 Vols. (Venice, 1747/Naples, 1747). Many more editions followed.

Various sermons by Bernardo-Maria da Napoli can also be found in the Raccolta di panegirici (…) de’minori cappuccini (Venice, 1747) I, 85-114, and in the Collana panegirica di celebri oratori italiani e francesi (Naples, 1846-1850) I, 227-236, III, 25-31, 93-101, 511-520, 530-538, 834-841, IV 60-68.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 49-50; Johann Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 16; Apolinaro da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capucinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Naples, 1886), 61-64; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard-Marie de Naples’, DHGE VIII, 686; LexCap, 211-212.

 

 

  

Bernardus Neapolensis (Bernardo da Napoli/Bernardo Scarpitto/Bernardo da Capece-Minutolo, d. 1753)

OFMCap. Friar from Naples. Entered the order at the age of 33, making his profession on 9 January 1729. Was ordained priest and studied at Naples. Embarked on a career as a preacher, lector of philosophy and theology and order administrator (a.o. definitor for his province). Died at the age of 60, on 6 January 1752. Left behind several works, some of which deal with and were dedicated to his former Capuchin teacher Bernardo-Maria Giacco da Napoli.

manuscripts

Cansoniere a simiglianza di Petrarca>> adating from before his entrance into the order.

Epistola Nuncupatoria ad D. Cardinalem Dominicum Passionei, edited in: Bernardo-Maria Giacco, Orazioni sacre (Naples, 1746-1747).

Vita di frate Bernardo-Maria Giacco, cappuccino, edited in: Bernardo-Maria Giacco, Orazioni sacre (Naples, 1746-1747).

Canzone di frate Bernardo da Napoli, cappuccino, edited in: Bernardo-Maria Giacco, Orazioni sacre (Naples, 1746-1747).

literature

Apolinario da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Naples, 1886), 55-57; A. Teetaert, ‘Bernard de Naples’, DHGE VIII, 702.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Oliver (d. 1348)

Spanish friar>>

editions

Contra Caecitatem Iuadeorum, ed. F. Cantera Burgos (Madrid-Barcelona, 1965)

literature

G. Dahan, `L'usage de la ratio dans la polémique contre les juifs, XIIe-XIVe siècles', in: Diálogo filosófico-religioso entre cristianismo, judaísmo e islamismo durante la Edad Media en la península Ibérica, H. Santiago-Otero (Brepols, 1994), 289-308 (esp. 296-297, 306)

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Parisiensis (Bernard de Paris, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFMCap. French friar from Paris. Worked as a missionary in the Levant and embarked on a French-Turkish/Turkish-French dictionary. A revised Italian-Turkish version of this dictionary, edited by Pierre d’Abbeville (one of Bernard’s colleagues in the Levant and also a member of the Parisian Capuchin province), was published in 1665.

editions

Vocabulario italiano-turchesco, 3 Vols. (Rome, 1665). A French translation of this work was made by Pierre d'Abbévile and published in Rome in 1667.

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 49; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 200; Orientalia Christiana XXXIV (Rome, 1934), 16-75-90, 98; Orientalia Christiana Analecta 130 (1941), 56-71, 143; DHGE VIII, 718; Lexicon Capuccinum 213 (with additional references)

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Perez (Bernardo Pérez, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFM. Friar from the Burgos province.

literature

AIA 26 (1926), 185; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 164 (no. 672).

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Ribas (Bernard Ribas, fl. early 18th cent.)

Friar from Burgos. Went to the new World and worked as a theology lecturer and guardian at Yucatan. In 1709, he was general comissioner and involved with the visitation of the Guatemala province. He oversaw a provincial chapter on May 11 of that year.

editions

Sermon panegyrico del glorioso Doctor de la Yglesia S. Augustin predicado en la Santa Yglesia Cathedral de la Ciudad de Merida (Mexico, 1699).

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Sermon de la reyna de los Angeles Maria Santissima de los Dolores, Predicado en el Convento de S. Francisco de la Ciudad de Merida el dia 10 de Abril, Viernes del Concilio de 1699 (Mexico, 1699).

Panegírico de S. Pedro Pascual, predicado en las solemnes fiestas por su canonización (Mexico, 1699).

literature

J.T. Medina, La Imprenta en Mexico, 4 Vols. (Santiago de Chile, 1907-1912) III, 216-217; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 68.

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Sannig>>

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editions

Der Cronicken der drey Orden deß heiligen Francisci Seraphici, VI Vols. (Neustadt-Prague, 1689-91)

Schola Philosophica Scotistarum (Prague, 1684-85)

Schola Theologica Scotiscarum (Prague, 1675-81)

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Strozzi (1581-1644)

OFMCap. Painter in the Genovese school.

 

 

 

 

 

Bernardus Scarlatti (Bernardo Scarlatti, d. 1496)

Florentine friar. Born ca. 1419. Member of the San Salvatore community near Florence. Renowned for his mystical experiences, among which apparitions of Christ figured prominently. He was buried in the San Salvatore Convent and is mentioned in the Martyrologium Franciscanum (12 March). Author?>>

literature

Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum, edited in: AFH 1 (1908), 338; Martyrologium Franciscanum, ed. Arthur Moustier (Paris, 1638), lemma of 12 March; Wadding, Annales (ed. Rome, 1731) X, 29, XIII, 33, XV, 322; J. Goyens, ‘Bernard Scarlatti’, DHGE VIII, 742.

 

 

 

 

 

Bertholdus de Wiesbaden (fl. later fourteenth cent.)

Franciscan preacher; member of the Mainz convent (and not of the Würzburg friary, as I stated erroneously in my book Franciscan Literature of Religious Instruction (2004)). Possibly the compiler of the Paratus continens Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis (Honeman in DSpir XII, 204-205 indicates that the manuscript in the Franciscan Würzburg friary (Wurzburg, Franziskanerkloster I.56) seems to suggest this). Stephen Mossman (2012) argues that these assumptions concerning Bertholdus's authorship of the Paratus are incorrect and that nothing suggests that we are dealing here with a collection of Franciscan provenance. He might be correct, although the absence of Franciscan materials is not automatically proof for a non-Franciscan provenance, as friars creating model sermon collections also catered to a non-Franciscan public for whom the presence of Franciscan saints/materials might not have been an incentive. Anyway, the Paratus is a Latin catechistic-oriented sermon collection with simple and concise sermons for the use of preachers. The collection had a large success in the German lands, which not only shows in the number of manuscripts, but also in the many incunable editions and early sixteenth century issues.

manuscripts

Paratus continens Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis: Ansbach, Staatliche Bibliothek MS Lat. 9 (ca. 1504) ff. 206v-379v (passim); Wurzburg, Franziskanerkloster I.56; Munich, Clm 9001 (an. 1428); Munich, Clm 1440; Munich, Clm 1473; Munich, Clm 1474; Munich, Clm 15326; Munich, Clm 4751; Munich, Clm 11463. In all at least 20 manuscripts! Cf. Schneyer, Repertorium der lateinischen Sermones des Mittelalters IV, 523-548.[The title Paratus refers to the incipits of the sections De Tempore (I Petrus 4:‘Paratus est iudicare vivos et mortuos’) and De Sanctis (Ps. 118: ‘Paratus sum et non sum turbatus’)

editions

Paratus continens Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis (a.o. Hagenau: H. Gran, 1517); Sermones Parati de tempore et de sanctis (Cologna: Johan Guldenschaff, ca. 1482). For the incunable editions etc., see also: Hain no. 12397-12412; Copinger no. 4598-4601. Each sermon starts with a biblical verse, and contain one or two exempla. Many of them teach elementary catechistic issues, such as the Ten Commandments, the Sacraments etc.). The sermons for saints-days often add a short legend on the saint in question.

literature

R. Cruel, Geschichte der deutschen Predigt im Mittelalter (Detmold, 1879), 474-478; J.A. Glonar, Zeitschrift für Bücherfreunde nouv. Series 9 (1917), 232ff; F. Landmann, ‘Zum Predigtwesen der straßburger Franziskanerprovinz in den letzten Zeit des Mittelalters’ Franziskanische Studien 15 (1928), 102; K. Ruh, ‘Berthold von Wiesbaden’, VL2, 102; Volker Honemann, ‘Paratus’, DSpir XII, 204-205; VL2 I, 825; Stephen Mossman, ‘Preaching on St. Francis in Medieval Germany’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 259 & note 80.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bertholdus Hipp (fl. 18th cent.)>

Franciscan baroque composer from Switzerland.

editions

Barockmusik aus Schweizer Franziskanerklöstern. Werke von Barthold Hipp, Felician Suevus Schwab, Constantin Steingaden. Ensemble Musicalin (www.arsmusica.ch/musicalina-musicalina@arsmusica.ch), Compact Disc M&S 5047/2 (Bern: Müller & Schade AG, 2007).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bertholdus Kule (late fourteenth-early fifteenth century?)

Lector in Lübeck (and Cologne?) Extended Bertram of Ahlen's De Investigatione Creatoris per Creaturas. Besides he compiled several works: a. o. the Tractatus de Pulchritudine Anime et eius Deformatione, the Tractatus de Extrema Hora Mortis, De Revelatione Filii Perditionis, De Tempore Mortis eiusque Incertitudine, and De Iudicio Proprie Conscientiae. All these works are to be found in MS Hannover Stadtsbibl Mag 6. [?]

manuscripts

De Investigatione Creatoris per Creaturas: MS Hannover Stadtbibliothek Mag. 6 ff 128r-177v [reworking of the work of Bertram von Ahlen]

Tractatus de Pulchritudine Anime et eius Deformatione: MS Hannover Stadtbibliothek Mag. 6 ff 1r-65r

De Peccatorum Nocumentis: MS Hannover Stadtbibliothek Mag. 6 ff 65r-66v

De Tempore Mortis eiusque Incertitudine: Seems to consist of (1) Tractatus de Extrema Hora Mortis: MS Hannover Stadtbibliothek Mag. 6 ff 66v-90v; (2) De Tempore Mortis Secundus Tractatus: MS Hannover Stadtbibliothek Mag. 6 ff91r-127v. (inc: Diem mortis nemo scire potest)

Novem Gladii Dolorum B. Virginis/Tractatus de Compassione B.M.V: Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei, Theol. 2° 70 ff. 161va-175rb. (inc. Prol.: Sancta Clara sancti Francisci pia plantula prout fuit a sancto Francisco ecocta. Inc. Tractatus on f. 161vb: Incipit primus gladius: Adveniente quadragesimo die prout in lege statutum erat. Expl: tue passionis tristicia. Quod nobis misericorditer dare dignetur… amen.) Other MS: Trier, Stadtbibliothek 693 ff. 13-41 Inc. The same; expl.: tue ad filium compassionis tristitie per Christum dominum nostrum. Amen; Trier Stadtbibliothek 529 ff. 213-233; Giessen Universitätsbibliothek 696 ff. 238r-248v; Berlin Preuss. Staatsbibliothek Lat. 4° 648 [lost?]; Edinburgh University Library 113 ff. 1-30.

literature

M. Bihl, in: AFH, 40 (1947), 3-31; Meier, Die Barfüsserschule zu Erfurt (Münster, 1957), 72; Handschriften der Ratsbücherei Lüneburg II: Die theologischen Handschriften 1: Folioreihe, ed. Irmgard Fischer (Wiesbaden, 1972), 134-135.

 

 

 

 

 

Bertholdus Ratisponensis (Berthold von Regensburg, ca. 1210, Regensburg - 14, 12, 1272, Regensburg)

German friar. Born in Regensburg. Entered the order in his adolescence (novice under David von Augsburg?). Studied at the provincial studium of Magdenburg between 1230 and 1235. Preacher in Augsburg in 1240. Visitator of the women cloister Niedermünster, together with his socius and friend David of Augsburg in 1246. Preached in Southern Germany, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Austria, Hungary,Switzerland, and the Rhine valley. Preached the crusade, together with Albertus Magnus, on request of pope Urban IV (1263). Composed three Latin compilations with sermons between 1250 and 1255 (the so-called Rusticanus de Dominicus, De Sanctis et de Communi Sanctorum, Ad Religiosos et Speciales) of which more than 300 mss are known (see Schneyer and Casutt), meant as homiletic handbooks. It has been stated that with these works, Berthold fulfilled the Franciscan preaching program for the general populace, as stated in the papal bull Solet Annuere (Honorius III, 1229). Several collections with sermons in the (German) vernacular are ascribed to Berthold. But apparently none of these compilations are of his own hand, although they do sometimes express themes to be found in his Latin sermons, and probably have made by Augsburg friars on the basis of Berthold’s preaching notes. None of Berthold's Latin sermons thus far have been properly edited. Most of the German sermons are available in a 19th-century edition. He is also mentioned as the compilor of Bible commentaries (Salimbene mentions an Apocalypse commentary from his hand. But that has not been retrieved).

manuscripts

Rusticanus de Dominicis [58 sermons]: a.o. MS Linz, Stud.B 325;Würzburg, UB, Zisterzienserabtei Ebrach M.p.th.q. 43 ff. 106r-139v (14th cent.); Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Lat. 14093 (14th cent,) ff. 5ra-318ra; Olomouc, SVK MI 320 (14th cent.) ff. 3-12; St. Petersburg, Publichnaja Bibl. lat Q.I.N. 240 S (15th cent.).

Rusticanus de Sanctis et de Communi Sanctorum [125 & 75 sermons]:a.o.MSS Leipzig, UB 497 & 498; Uppsala, UB MS C 371; Würzburg, UB, Dominikanerkonvent M.p.th.q. 56 (ca. 1300); Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei 4° 60>>>; Schaffhausen Ministerialbibl. Min. 71 (ca. 1300) ff. 240ra-268vb; Ansbach, Staatliche Bibliothek MS Lat. 49 (15th cent.) ff. 126ra-224rb

Ad Religiosos et Speciales vel extravagantes [48 (or 87?) sermons]:a.o. Leipzig, UB 496;>>>

Sermones: Vienna, Österr. Nationalbibl. Abendl. Handschr. Series Nova 3587 f. 1 (13th cent.); Augsburg, UB, Cod. II.1.2° 56 (ca. 1440) ff. 220va, 28vb, 257ra [De BVMaria]; Trento, Bibl. Com. 1807, pp. 609-630 [De necessitate diligendi]>>>

Planctus S. Fastidio et Ariditate Lectionis: München BSB Lat. 4634 (ante med. XV s.) [inc.: O Domine Jesu Christe splendor glorie et figura substancie Dei, rogo te ego miser peccator…]

Predigten: a.o. Salzburg, Benediktinerinnenstift Nonnberg, 23 B 7 (26 A 17) ff. 85r-92r & 102r-130r; München, UB (deutsch), 4° 479 ff. 70v-73v & 8° 279 ff. 66r-69v [Predigt von den Himmelfürsten]; München, UB (deutsch), 4° 479 ff. 106v-112v & 8° 279 ff. 104r-110v [Predigt von der Tagzeiten]

Summa Juris: MSS Hamburg, ehem. Antiquariat Dr. Jörn Günther, no shelfmark; Heidelberg, UB 4082; Hannover, Stadtbibliothek, Mag. 148; Stuttgart, Hauptstaatsarchiv J.522 A. 670; Würzburg, UB, M.ch.f.742; Dresden, Sächsische Landesbibliothek J. 122; Weingarten, Bibliothek der Benediktinerabtei Hl. Blut, Bio 637. See: Ulrich-Dieter Oppitz, Klaus Klein, ‘Neue Textzeugen von Bruder Bertholds Rechtssumme’, Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur  130,3 (2001), 298-301 & Wilfried Werner, ‘Zu einem bisher unbekannten Fragment von Bruder Bertholds Rechtssumme in der Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg’, in: Alles was Recht war: Rechtsliteratur und literarisches Recht. Festschrift für Ruth Schmidt-Wiegand zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. Hans Höfinghoff et.al., Item mediävistische Studien 3 (Essen: Item, 1996), 149-159.

Pseudo> Bruder Perchtold fraget einen heiligen Eynsidel: München, UB (deutsch), 4° 483 f. 243r-v (15th cent.)

editions

Rusticanus de Sanctis et de Communi Sanctorum, (partial) editions in: Beati Fr. Bertholdi a Ratisbona Sermones ad Religiosos XX, ed. P. Hötzl (München, 1882); `Das Wirken Bertholds von Regensburg gegen die Ketzer', ed. A. Schönbach, in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, III (Vienna, 1904/Hildesheim, 1968), 2-82; `Die Überlieferung der Werke Bertholds von Regensburg, I', ed. A. Schönbach, in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, IV (Vienna, 1905-6/Hildesheim, 1968), 87-97, 104-116, 124-145; `Die Überlieferung der Werke Bertholds von Regensburg, III' in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, VI (Vienna, 1906/Hildesheim, 1968), 153-161.

(?) Sermones ad Religiosos, ed. in: Beati Fr. Bertholdi a Ratisbona Sermones ad Religiosos XX, ed. P. Hötzl (München, 1882) Cf. L. Cassut, Die handschriften mit lateinischen Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg O.Min (Freiburg i.d. Schw., 1961), 9-10. [Composed on the basis of notes by Berthold of Regensburg]

(?) Sermones Speciales vel Extravagantes, edited in `Das Wirken Bertholds von Regensburg gegen die Ketzer', ed. A. Schönbach, in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, III (Vienna, 1904/Hildesheim, 1968), 2-82 Passim & `Die Überlieferung der Werke Bertholds von Regensburg, I', ed. A. Schönbach, in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, IV (Vienna, 1905-6/Hildesheim, 1968), 97-104 [exp. De Septem generibus Peccatorum: Fili Hominis]

Rusticanus de Tempore, ed. in: ‘Das Wirken Bertholds von Regensburg gegen die Ketzer', ed. A. Schönbach, in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, III (Vienna, 1904/Hildesheim, 1968), 2-82; `Die Überlieferung der Werke Bertholds von Regensburg, I', ed. A. Schönbach, in: Studien zur Geschichte der altdeutschen Predigt, IV (Vienna, 1905-6/Hildesheim, 1968), 5-54, 175-182.

> G. Buchwald, ‘Eine lateinische Messpredigt Bertholds von Regensburg’, Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 39 (1921), 77-83.

Sermones de Sancta Clara (2 sermons, on the basis of MSS Besançon, Bibliothèque Municipale 239 ff. 156ra-158rb), edited in: Aleksander Horowski, ‘Chiara d’Assisi in alcuni sermoni medievali’, Collectanea Franciscana 81:3-4 (2011), 645-703.

Several Latin sermons of Berthold have apparently also been edited on the basis of MSS in Fribourg and Munich in the 2011 study of Ariane Czerwon (see under literature).

Berthold von Regensburg. Vollständige Ausgabe seiner deutschen Predigten, ed. F. Pfeiffer & J. Strobl, 2 Vol. (Vienna, 1862-1880/Berlin 19652 [with preface, new bibliography and commentary by Kurt Ruh]). See also: Die Missionspredigten des Franziskaners Berthold von Regensburg in jetziger Schriftsprache, ed. F. Göbel, 2 Vols. (Regensburg, 1873/Regensburg, 1929); O.H. Brandt, Bertholds von Regensburg deutsche Predigten übertragen und eingeleitet (Leipzig, 1924); Bertholdus von Regensburg: Vier Predigten. Mittelhochdeutsch/ Neuhochdeutsch, ed. W. Röcke (Stuttgart, 1983); C. Lecouteux & P. Marcq, Berthold de Ratisbonne. Péchés et vertus. Scènes de la vie du XIIIe siècle, Textes présentés, traduits et commentés (Paris: Ed. Desjonquières, 1991). [Steer (1987), 108 informs us that the German sermons attributed to Berthold can be divided into a series of different collections. All these collections have in common a heavy emphasis on virtues and vices.]

literature (small selection)

Salimbene de Adam, Chronica, ed. Oswald Holder-Egger, MGH Scriptores 32 (Hannover, 1905-1912), 559-563; Sbaralea, Supplementum. I. 144; G. Jakob, Die lateinische Reden des seligen Berthold von Regensburg (Regensburg, 1880); Rehorn, ‘Die Chronistenberichte über Bruder Bertholds Leben’, Germania 26 (1881), 316-338; H. Gildemeister, Das deutsche Volksleben im XIII. Jahrhundert nach den Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg (Leipzig, 1889); M. Scheinert, Der Franziskaner Berthold von Regensburg als Lehrer und Erzieher des Volkes (Leipzig, 1897); L. von Rockinger, ‘Deutschenspiegel, sogen. Schwabenspiegel, Bertholds von Regensburg deutsche Predigten in ihrem Verhältnis zu einander’, Münchener Akademie der Wissenschaften. Historische Klasse 23, 2nd part (1903-1904), 211-300, 473-536; E. Matrod, ‘Un prédicateur populaire au XIIIe siècle: frère Berthold de Ratisbonne’, Études franciscaines 12 (1904), 620-635, 14 (1905), 5-21, 129-146, 394-415; E. Matrod, ‘Berthold de Ratisbonne et l’hérésie au XIIIe siècle’, Études franciscaines 14 (1905), 133-148; Zawart, 311-312; L. Gaugusch, ‘Leben und Wirken des Bruder Berthold von Regensburg’, Theologische Quartalschrift 93 (1911), 551-568; Fr.-M. Henquinet, ‘Berthold de Ratisbonne’, DHGE VIII, 980-987; Mertens,`Die Form der Predigt bei Berthold von Regensburg (Bonn, 1936); R.J. Iannucci, The Treatment of the Capital Sins and the Decalogue in the German Sermons of Berthold of Regensburg, The Catholic University of America, Studies in German, 17 (Washington, 1942); L. Casutt, Die Hss. mit lateinischen Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg (Fribourg, 1961); F. Banta, `Berthold von Regensburg: Investigations Past and Present', Traditio, 25 (1969), 472-479; Schneyer, I, 472-504; Georg Steer, `Leben und Wirken des Berthold von Regensburg', in: 800 Jahre Franz von Assisi. Franziskanische Kunst und Kultur des Mittelalters (Vienna, 1982), 169-175; H.J. Schmidt, `Arbeit und soziale Ordnung. Zur Wertung städtischer Lebensweise bei Berthold von Regensburg', AKG, 71 (1989), 261-296; D.L. d'Avray, `Some Franciscan Ideas about the Body', AFH, 84 (1991), 350, 361-3; A.J. Gurevic, ``L'Antropologia' e la `sociologia' di Berthold von Regensburg', in: Idem, Lezioni romane. Antropologia e cultura medievale, Einaudi 549 (Torino, 1991); C. Lecoutauex & P. Marcq, Berthold de Ratisbonne. Péchés et vertus. Scènes de la vie du XIIIe siècle. Textes présentés, traduits et commentés (Paris, 1991); E. Solbach, Welt und weltliches Treiben im Spätmittelalter. Aus den predigten des Volks- und Sittenpredigers Berthold von Regensburg (Hamburg, 1994); Georg Steer, `Berthold v. Regensburg', LThK, 2 (1994), 292; Ute Dank, Rhetorische Elemente in den Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg, Deutsche Hochschuleditionen 36 (Neuried: Ars Una, 1995); J. Hanska & A. Ruotsala, `Berthold von Regensburg, OFM, and the Mongols-Medieval Sermon as a Historical Source', AFH, 89 (1996), 425-445; Andrew Gow, ‘The Jewish Antichrist in Medieval and Early Modern Germany’, Medieval Encounters 2 (1996), 249-285; Rüdiger Schnell, ‘Bertholds Ehepredigten zwischen Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit’, Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 32/2 (1997), 93-108; Käthe Sonnleitner, ‘Wertung der Geschlechter und Geschlechterbeziehungen bei Berthold von Regensburg’, in: Forschungen zur Geschichte des Alpen-Adria-Raumes: Festgabe für em.o.Univ.-Prof. Fr. Othmar Pickl zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. Herwig Ebner, Paul W. Roth & Ingeborg Wiesflecker-Friedhuber (Graz, 1997), 371-389; Anna Maria Valente Bacci, ‘Berthold von Regensburg’, Dizionario di omiletica, 195-7; Dagmar Neuendorff, ‘Bruoder Berthold sprichet-aber spricht er wirklich? Zur Rhetorik in Berthold von Regensburg zugeschriebenen deutschen Predigten’, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 101:2 (2000), 301-312; John Dahmus, ‘Medieval German Preaching on the Ten Commandments: a comparison of Berthold of Regensburg and Johannes Nider’, Medieval Sermon Studies 44 (2000), 37-52. [concludes that Berthold preached primarily to a peasant audience, whereas Nider addressed a predominantly urban public]; Ulrich-Dieter Oppitz & Klaus Klein, ‘Neue Textzeugen von Bruder Bertholds Rechtssumme’, Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur 130,3 (2001), 298-301; Ursula Schulze, ‘wan ir unhail…daz ist iwer hail. Predigten zur Judenfrage vom 12. bis 16. Jahrhundert’, in: Juden in der deutschen Literatur des Mittelalters. Religiöse Konzepte-Feindbilder-Rechtfertigungen, ed. Ursula Schulze (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2002), 109-133; Margarete Hubrath, ‘Keeping the judge in mind: representations of justice in late medieval sermons’, Medieval History Journal 3:1 (2000), 91-102; Bettina Bildhauer, ‘Blood, Jews and monsters in medieval culture’, in: The Monstrous Middle Ages, ed. Bettina Bildhauer & Robert Mills (Cardiff: The University of Wales Press, 2003), 75-96; Dagmar Neuendorff, ‘Etymologien in Rusticani und deutschen Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg. Struktur und Funktion’, in: Etymologie, Entlehnungen und Entwicklungen. Festschrift für Jorma Koivulehto zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. Irma Hyvärinen, Petri Kallio & Jarmo Korhonen, Mémoires de la Société Néophilologique de Helsinki, 63 (Helsinki: Société Néophilologique, 2004), 207-221; Sabine Griese, ‘Das Andachtsbuch als symbolische Form. Bertholds Zeitglöcklein und verwandte Texte als Laien-Gebetbücher und –Bilder’, in: The Mediation of Symbol in Late Medieval and Early Modern Times/Medien der Symbolik in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit, ed. Rudolf Suntrup, Jan Veenstra & Anne Bollmann, Medieval to Early Modern Culture/Kultureller Wandel vom Mittelalter zur Frühen Neuzeit, 5 (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2005),  3-35; Bram Rossano, “gebristet ir doch des kroenlîns’. Die Sündhaftigkeit der Maria Magdalena in der mittelalterlichen Literatur, bes. bei Berthold von Regensburg’, Mediaevistik 18 (2005), 209-234; Christa Oechslin Weibel, “Ein übergülde aller der saeligkeit…’ Der Himmel und die anderen Eschata in den deutschen Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg, Deutsche Literatur vom den Anfängen bis 1700, 44 (Wien-Berlin-Bruxelles-Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang, 2005); Nikolai A. Bondarko, ‘Die Predigten Bertholds von Regensburg in einer wiederaufgefundenen Handschrift der Wissenschaftlichen Bibliothek der Moskauer Staatlichen Lomonossow-Universität’, in: Deutschsprachige Literatur des Mittelalters im östlichen Europa: Forschungsstand und Forschungsperspektiven, ed. Ralf G. Päsler & Dietrich Schmidtke (Heidelberg: Winter Verlag, 2006), 519-561; Christoph Fasbender, ‘Handschriftenfunde zur Literatur des Mittelalters – 166: Bruchstücke einer Predigt Bertholds von Regensburg’, Zeitschrift für deutsches Altertum und deutsche Literatur 135:1 (2006), 48-55; Dagmar Neuendorff, ‘Si vis exponere, hoc fac. Zu deutschen Berthold von Regensburg zugeschriebenen deutschen Predigten und ihren lateinischen Vorlagen', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 107 (2006), 347-360; Reinhard Saller, ‘Predigtwandel und städtische Ökonomie: zum ökonomischen Rationalismus in Predigttexten Bertholds von Regensburg’, in: Das mittelalterliche Regensburg im Zentrum Europas, ed. Edith Feistner, Forum Mittelalter. Studien, 1 (Regensburg: Verlag Schnell & Steiner, 2006), 191-199; Concetta Giliberto, ‘La rappresentazione della società tedesca del XIII secolo nei sermoni in volgare di Bertoldo da Ratisbona’, in: I Francescani e la politica. Atti del Convegno internazionale di studio, Palermo 3-7 Dicembre 2002, Tomi I-II, ed. Alessandro Musco (Palermo: Officina di Studi Medievali 2007), 523-542; Andreas Kraß, ‘Sprechen von der stummen Sünde. Das Dispositiv der Sodomie in der deutschen Literatur des 13. Jahrhunderts (Berthold von Regensburg / Der Stricker)', in: "Die sünde, der sich der tiuvel schamet in der helle". Homosexualität in der Kultur des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit, ed. Lev Mordechai Thoma & Sven Limbeck (Ostfildern, 2009), 123-136; Ariane Czerwon, Predigt gegen Ketzer. Studien zu den lateinischen Sermones Bertholds von Regensburg, Spätmittelalter, Humanismus, Reformation. Studies in the Late Middle Ages, Humanism and the Reformation, 57 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011) [review in CF 82 (2012), 419-421]; Michael Rupp, “Wan ir adel ist frihait’. Das franziskanische Ideal der Armut in der volkssprachlichen Verkündigung bei David von Augsburg, Berthold von Regensburg und Marquard von Lindau’, in: Gelobte Armut. Armutskonzepte der franziskanischen Ordensfamilie vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart, ed. Heinz-Dieter Deimann, Angelica Hilsebein, Bernd Schmies & Christoph Stiegeman (Paderborn-Munich-Vienna-Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2012), 129-151; Stephen Mossman, ‘Preaching on St. Francis in Medieval Germany’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 231-272 (243-256); Almut Suerbaum, 'Formen der Publikumsansprache bei Berthold von Regensburg und ihr literarischer Kontext', in: Predigt im Kontext. Internationales Symposium am Fachbereich Germanistik der Freien Universität Berlin vom 5.-8. Dezember 1996, ed. Volker Mertens, Hans-Jochen Schiewer, and Wolfram Schneider-Lastin, Wolfram (Tübingen, 2013), 21-33; Johannes M. Depnering, Sermon manuscript in the late Middle Ages: The Latin and German codices of Berthold von Regensburg, Ph.D. Thesis University of Oxford (2014); Andrea Mader, ‘Von untriuwe und gitekeit: Die Predigten des Berthold von Regensburg Mader’, in: Kleine Regensburger Literaturgeschichte, ed. Rainer Barbey & Erwin Petzi (Regensburg, 2014), 63-70; Regina D. Schiewer, ‘Sub Iudaica Infirmitate – ‘Under the Jewish Weakness’: Jews in Medieval German Sermons’, in: The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching, ed. Jonathan Adams & Jussi Hanska (Routledge, 2014), 59-87 (esp. 64ff); Volker Honemann, ‘Das mittelalterliche Schrifttum der Franziskaner der Sächsischen Ordensprovinz unter besonderer Berücksichtigung deutschsprachiger Zeugnisse’, in: Geschichte der Sächsischen Franziskanerprovinz, 1: Von den Anfängen bis zur Reformation, ed. Volker Honemann (Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2015), 684-686.

 

 

 

 

 

Bertrandus Atgerius (later fourteenth century)

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literature

F. Bliemeitzrieder, ‘Die zwei Minoriten Prinz Petrus von Aragonien und Kardinal Bertrand Atgerius zu Beginn des abendländischen Schismas’, AFH 2 (1909), 441-446 

 

 

 

 

Bertramus de Ahlen (early fourteenth century)

Born in Ahlen an der Werse. Friar of the Franciscan province of Cologne. Apparently no academic grades. Lector theologiae at the studium of the Franciscan convent in Münster between 1307-8 and 1315 (possibly also later).Also discretus (representative) of his convent for the provincial chapter, where the provincial minister is elected and provincial regulations are drawn up. His major work ide De Laude Domini Novi Saeculi. It is a mystical treatise, devoted to his provincial minister Gerard de Pomerio (Van den Boomgaard), who himself was master of theology (if we can trust Bertrand's utterances) and provincial minister of the Cologne province between 1304-9 (when he died). De Laude `ist eine kleine, fromme, innige und manchmal auch affektbewegte, mystische Schrift ueber die Erkenbarkeit und Erkenntniss Gottes, mit der Ziele der Gottesschau' (Bihl, AFH, 40 (1947), 4-25. The whole treatise is built upon the conceptions of Pseudo-Dionysius, as Bertrand himself makes clear. The work is cautious about the possibility of knowing God and focusses on the incomprehensible `Volkommenheit' of God and on our dependence on grace to obtain true insight. Bertram also is the compilator of De Investigatione Creatoris per Creaturas, which is heavily dependent upon Bonaventure's Itinerarium Mentis in Deum. A third surviving work of his are the Excerpta Bertrami ex Operibus Henrice Gandavensis, Godefridide Fontibus et Iacobi de Viterbo, an alfabetically ordered series of abbreviated quodlibetal questions, derived from the 15 Quodlibeta and the Summa Theologiae of Henry of Ghent (d. 1293), the Quodlibeta V-XIV of Geoffrey de Fontaines (d. after 1303) and the Quodlibeta I-III of jacob of Viterbo (d. 1308). It amounts to a sort of theological dictionary beginning with Abbas and ending with Imago.

manuscripts

De Laude: Strasbourg, Univ. & Landesbibl. Lat., 122 & 125 (15th cent.) ff. 4r-56v; Brussel, Kon. Bib. 893-98 (Cat. nr. 1368); Utrecht, UB 79; Prague, Bib. des Metropolitankapitels 1580; Paris BN Lat 18211

De Investigatione: Magdeburg, Stadtsbib. Codex XII; Erfurt, Public Library, Collection Amplonius Ratinck 2°, 172; Erfurt, Stadsbib. 2° (in-folio) 21; Prague, UB IV C 8 (15th cent.) ff. 183vb-198va; Prague Bib. des Metropolitankapitels 1579 (Alias N. LV, 15th cent.) ff. 49r-76r; Görlitz, Stadsbib. B.A.27 (15th cent.); Trier, Stadsbücherei 704 (15th cent.) ff. 288-303; Hannover, Stadsbib 4°, 40 (6) (15th cent., amplified version by friar Berthold Kule)

Excerpta Bertrami ex Operibus Henrici Gandavensis, Godefridi di Fontibus et Iacobo de Viterbo: Rome, Vat. Lat. 12995 (14th cent.?); Oxford, Balliol College Library 58 (nice copy, 15th cent.); Spoleto Bib San Domenico?

editions

De laude Domini Novi Saeculi (partial edition), M. Bihl, `Fr. Bertramus von Ahlen, O.F.M. Ein Mystiker und scholastiker, ca. 1315. Vorab über dessen Schrift `De Laude Domini Novi Saec.', AFH, 40 (1947), 32-48.

De via contemplationis et cognitionis Dei - Excerpta super XV Quodlibet primae et secundae partis Summae Henrici de Gandavo et X Quodlibet Godefridi et III Jacobi, edited in: Texte aus der Zeit Meister Eckharts I. Betram von Ahlen: Opera (De via contemplationis et cognitionis Dei - Excerpta super XV Quodlibet primae et secundae partis Summae Henrici de Gandavo et X Quodlibet Godefridi et III Jacobi), Herausgegeben von Alessandra Beccarisi mit einem Vorwort von Loris Sturlese (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2004).

De investigatione creatoris per creaturas, edited in: Texte aus der Zeit Meister Eckharts II. Berthold von Wimpfen: Opera (Hortus spiritalis - Speculum virtutum - Collationes sanctorum doctorum) - Ps. Betram von Ahlen: De investigatione creatoris per creaturas - Anonymus: Quaestio de intellectu - Anonymus: De natura accidentis, Herausgegeben von Alessandra Beccarisi (Hamburg: Felix Meiner Verlag, 2004).

literature

M. Bihl, `Fr. Bertramus von Ahlen, O.F.M. Ein Mystiker und scholastiker, ca. 1315. Vorab über dessen Schrift `De Laude Domini Novi Saec.', AFH, 40 (1947), 3-48. 

With thanks to Prof. Dr. Loris Sturlese

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bertrandus Bellac (Bertrand de Bayonne/Strabo de Bayona, d. 1256)

Fourth Franciscan provincial minister of Aquitaine. Theologian and member of the papal committee gathered by Alexander IV in 1255 to evaluate the accusations of William of St. Amour against mendicant activities at the university of Paris and in the field of pastoral care. Other members of this committee were Bonaventure, Thomas Aquinas, Albert the Great and others. In the past, scholars at times attributed to Bertrand the Manus quae contra Omnipotentem Extenditur. Yet this work should probably be ascribed to Thomas of York. No extant works. What does survive are anecdotes concerning Bertrand’s capacious memory. Bertrand died shortly before the chapter of 1256.

literature

Mariano di Rirenze, Compendium Chronicarum, AFH 2 (1909), 313-314; Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. 1731) IV, 25, V, 120, VIII, 46; F. Delorme, AFH 3 (1910) 501; A. Bierbaum, Bettelorden und Weltgeistlichkeit an der Universität Paris (1920)>>; F. Pelster, AFH 15 (1922), 3-22; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Les querelles du clergé séculier et des ordres mendiants à l’université de Paris au xiiie siècle’, La France Franciscaine 5 (1922), 257-281; E. Longpré, AFH 19 (1926), 181-186; P. Glorieux, AFH 26 (1933), 281; LThK (first ed.) II, 1257-1260; J. Goyens, ‘Bertrand de Bayonne’, DHGE VIII, 1040; René Cuzacq, ‘`Le bigle de Bayonne (Bertrand Bellac, dit Bertrand de Bayonne Franciscain)’, Société des sciences, lettres et arts de Bayonne, n.s.133 (1977), 109-116

 

 

 

Bertrand de Turre (Bertrand de la Tour, born ca. 1265 at Camboulit - † 1332, Avignon)

Friar from Camboulit in the Cahors diocese. Entered the order at the Figeac convent in the Rodez custody. Bachelor at Paris in 1307, and magister regens in 1311/12 (check). Probably taught at Toulouse. Provincial minister in Aquitania between 1312-1317/8 (as the succesor of Vital du Four). In this function, he excommunicated several friars who had fled to the Provence to live a more stricter life of evangelical poverty. He found a patron in the new pope John XXII, who sent him and Bernard Gui OP on political missions to Italy in 1317, and to Flanders and Northern France in 1318. These missions were not very successful. Nevertheless, pope John XXII appointed Bertrand into a commission of theologians to evaluate the orthodoxy of Olivi’s Postilla super Apucaypsim (1318-1320). Shortly thereafter, in September 1320, Bertrand was made Archbishop of Salerno. This appointment was followed several months later by the appointment of Cardinal Priest of Saint Vital. As a cardinal priest, Bertrand took residence at Avignon. In 1323, Bernard was promoted to the position of cardinal bishop of Tusculum. He engaged in actions against the spirituals on behalf of John XXII and the establishment of the order. Active as peace broker in Lombardy. After some initial hesitation, he supported pope John XXII in the theoretical struggle on poverty against Michael of Cessena and Ockham c.s. Was appointed general administrator of the Franciscan order after Michael’s deposition. Bertrand was a highly reputed preacher, and many of his sermons have survived. Bertrand’s successor as the minister general of the order, Guiral Ot, came from the same village as Bertrand and might have been a distant relation.

manuscripts

Principium ad Philosophiam: Vat.Lat. 1288 ff. 199-200v.

In I.-IV. Sent.:> Sbaralea I, 145; >>

Quaestiones Theologicae: Vat.Lat. 1086 ff. 117v, 128v, 229v-236v.

Quodlibet, Vat,Lat. 1086 ff. 117v-119r. For a more complete list see Duba (2007), 594-596.

Sermones: An exhaustive survey of Bertrand’s sermons has been made by Patrick Nold, ‘Bertrand de la Tour Omin. Manuscript List and Sermon Supplement’, AFH 95 (2002), 3-52. Patrick Nold distinguishes ca. 9 different full cycles of sermons, each of which survives in dozens of manuscripts. On top of that, Patrick Nold lists many manuscripts with smaller numbers of sermon excerpts and dubia. In Nold’s classification the attested full cycles are: Postilla super Epistolas Dominicales et Feriales (including an important Quadragesimale); Postilla super Epistolas Sanctorales; Postilla super Evangelia Dominicalia et Ferialia; Collationes Dominicales; Sermones de Evangeliis Dominicalibus; Sermones de Evangeliis Sanctorum; Sermones de Mortuis; Collationes de Sanctis; Collationes ad Status. Below are just listed a few manuscripts.

Postilla super Epistolas Sanctorales: Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 29 ff. 1ra-157ra.

Postilla super Epistolas Dominicales et Feriales: Altenburg, Stiftsbibliothek 14 C, ff. 1r-129v; Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Conv. Soppr. C.IV.136, ff. 103ra-262ra; Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 28 (pars aestivalis); Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 27 ff. 1-247 (Quadragesimale section):Ansbach, Schossbibliothek/Staatliche Bibl. Lat. 15 (15th cent.) ff. 175ra-234vb (Abbreviati from the Quadragesimale).

Postilla super Epistolas Sanctorales: Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 258; Assisi, Biblioteca Comunalen 259; Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 543; Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 29 ff. 1ra-157ra.

Postilla super Evangelia Dominicalia et Ferialia: Bergamo, Biblioteca Civica MA 558; Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Plut. XI dext. 5; Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana Plut. XII dext. 6; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 476; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 512 ff. 1-208ra (continuation of MS 476); Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 69, ff. 1ra-185va; Würzburg, Universitätsbibliothek, Zisterzienserabtei Ebrach M.p.th.1. 12 (14th cent.) ff. 1ra-189va.

Collationes Dominicales: Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 410, ff. 210r-274r; Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 468, ff. 1r-69v; Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Plut. XI dext. 5 ff. 236va-254rb; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 512 ff. 208ra-214ra; Naples Naz., VIII.A.36 ff. 1ra-45vb.

Sermones de Evangeliis Dominicalibus: Bergamo, Biblioteca Civica MA 559; Braunschweig, Stadtbibliothek 51 & 74 ff. 33-251; Toulouse, Bibliothèque Municipale 320 & 327.

Sermones de Evangeliis Sanctorum: Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 155 ff. 157-226; Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 311; Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Theol. lat.fol. 245; Melk, Stiftsbibliothek 732 (37) ff. 220ra-419vb; Toulouse, Bibliothèque Municipale 328.

Sermones de Mortuis: Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 448 ff. 31va-48vb; Barcelona, Biblioteca Central de Catalunya 661 ff. 99-125; Berlin, Staatsbibliothek Theol. lat. fol. 614 ff. 148r-221v; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 265 ff. 49r-97r; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 486 ff. 127r-162r; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek 513 ff. 157r-262r; Kremsmünster, Stiftsbibliothek 44 ff. 1ra-125rb.

Collationes de Sanctis: Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 675 ff. 70r-113v; Kraków, Biblioteka Jagiellonska 194 ff. 49v-110v; Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale conv. soppr. VIII.A.36 ff. 46ra-88vb.

Collationes ad Status: Bonn, Universitätsbibliothek Lat. 376 ff. 195-253; Pamplona, Biblioteca de la Iglesia Catedral 34 ff. 127r-192v; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Lat. 3276; Troyes, Bibliothèque Municipale 2001 ff. 17v-75v.

Quaestio de Paupertate Christi: Vat.Lat. 3740 (14th cent.) ff. 42vb-50va & 82vb-85ra, 85vb-87vb (See Etzkorn, IVF, 42: this ms contains a series of statements on the poverty of Christ, compiled on request of pope John XXII); Madrid, Nac. 4165 (comparable ms with many statements from spirituals and their adversaries: see Castro, Madrid, no. 237)

Sententia contra Excusationem Doctrinae Petri Joannis>> See F. Ehrle, `Petrus Iohannis Olivi, sein Leben und seine Schriften', ALKGMA, III (1887), 451-2; See also Burr, The Persecution of Peter John Olivi>>

Sermones de Tempore et de Quadragesimale: Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 27 ff. 1ra-247r (15th cent); Naples Naz. VIII A. 35; Kremsmünster 44; Bologna, Univ. Bibl., 249 & 151 [?]; Vienna, Österr. Landesbibl. 4470 (an. 1390); Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Lat. 14121 (an. 1425) ff. 1ra-297rb; Olomouc SVK M II 118 (14th cent.) ff. 1-277v; St. Petersburg, Publichnaja Bibl. Lat. Q.I.N. 240 ff. 113, 192v

Sermones de Tempore: Padua Ant. 208; Naples, Naz. VII.AA.24 ff. 7-248; Bergamo, Bib. Com. Angelo Mai MA 559 (14th cent.); Lüneburg, Ratsbücherei Theol. 2° 69; Metz, Bibl. Municip.?

Sermones de Mortuis: Naples, Naz. VIII.A.36; Vat. Arch. di San Pietro G.48ff. 34vb-36ra; Barcelona, Arch. de la Corona d'Aragon Ripoll 187 ff. 95va-96ra; Troyes BM 2001 ff. 46va-47vb; Assisi, BC 448 ff. 39va-42rb; Kremsmünster Stiftsbibl. 44 (ca. 1400?); Klosterneuburg Stiftsbibl. 265 ff. 52ra-54va & 468 ff. 129vb-131va; Innsbruck UB 234 ff. 117va-119rb; Wien Schottenstift 379 ff. 169va-171va; Sevilla Bibl. Colombina 82-4-1 [See: D'Avray, Death and the Prince, 160-161, 168, 229-230, 236-244 etc.]

Marriage ‘consilia' for John XXII (inc: ‘Questiones tres fuerunt nobis per sanctissimum patrem ac dominum nostrum proposite...' & ‘Queritur utrum papa possit noviter statuere quod verum matrimonium, nondum tamen consummatum carnali copula...' ): MS Rome, Bibl. Alessandrina 79 (see the edition by Nold below).

For more information on the manuscripts see the Oxford dissertation of Patrick Nold mentioned below, as well as his other studies on these matters.

editions

Sermones de Tempore et de Quadragesima (Strasbourg, 1501-2); Sermones Bertrandi de Tempore. Pars Estivalis (Strasbourg, 1501). See also: Facsim. Graz, Akad. Druck- und Verlag Anst. (1996) 1CDRom [AM 00012,1]

Sermones Epistolares de Sanctis (Strasbourg, 1501/2); Splendissimum Opus Sermonum (Paris, 1521); Sermones Epistolares de Sanctis, ed. A. Senesi (Louvain, 1575).

Sermones de Evangeliis Sanctorum (Srrasbourg, 1501-2); I.B. Pitra, Analecta Novissima Spicilegi Solesmensis, altera continuatio, II Tusculana (Paris, 1888), 466-512.

Sermones Quadragesimales & Collationes Theologicae (Strasbourg, 1621)

Sermo de Spiritu Intelligentiae, ed. V. Gamboso, Il Santo, 15 (1975), 320-332. [from MS Padua Ant. 208.]

Sermo de Sancta Clara (based on MSS Assisi, S. Convento, Fondo Antiquo Comunale 675 ff. 99r-100r; Troyes, Bibliothèque Municipale, 2001 ff. 229va-230v), edited in: Aleksander Horowski, ‘Chiara d’Assisi in alcuni sermoni medievali’, Collectanea Franciscana 81:3-4 (2011), 645-703.

Advice on the Crusade (April 1323), edited in: Coulon, Lettres secrètes et curiales de Jean XXII, n. 1698.

Marriage ‘concilia' for John XXII, edited in Patrick Nold, Marriage Advice for a Pope: John XXII and the Power to Dissolve, Medieval Law and its Practice, 3 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2009), 23-37 & 38-51.

Collationes Abbreviatae de Evangeliis Dominicalibus et Quadragesimae, de Sanctis, Pastorales et Prothemata, edited in: Splendissimum Opus Sermonum (Paris, 1521) [partial edition]; I.B. Pitra, Analecta Novissima Spicilegi Solesmensis, altera continuatio, II Tusculana (Paris, 1888), 466-512.

De Paupertate Christi et Apostolorum, edited in: F. Tocco, La questione della povertà nel secolo XIV, Nuova biblioteca di letteratura, storia ed arte, 5 (Naples, 1910), 64-74, 84-6.

Epistola Dilectis in Christo Fratribus Custodiae Januensi, edited in: Wadding, Annales Minorum, VII (Quaracchi, 1932), 483-4.

Relationes, edited in: S. Riezler, Vatikanische akten zur deutschen Geschichte in der Zeit Kaiser Ludwigs des Bayern (Innsbruck, 1891), n. 50, pp. 22-39; A. Ratti, `Le condizioni politico-religiose dell'Italia superiore nella relazione inedita di Bertrando della Torre e Bernardo Gui legati apostolici (an. 1317) ed altri documenti contemporanei', in: Rendiconti del Reale Istituto Lombardo di scienze e lettere, S. II, 34 (Milan, 1902), 985-996.

Sententia contra Spirituales Aquitanie, ed. in: Fr. Bertrandi de Turre Processus contra Spirituales Aquitaniae (1315) (…), ed. L. Oliger, AFH, 16 (1923), 327-330.

Testamentum, ed. S. Baluze, in: Histoire généalogique de la maison d'Auvergne (Paris, 1708), II, 799.

literature

Zawart, 302; Schneyer, I, 505-591; P. Gauchat, `Cardinal B. de Turre, O.F.M. His Participation in the Theoretical controversy Concerning the Poverty of Christ (...)', AFH, 16 (1923), 332-355 [also separately: Città del Vaticano, 1930); L. Oliger, ‘Fr. Bertrandi de Turre processus contra spirituales Aquitaniae (1315) (….)’, AFH, 16 (1923), 323-355; Pelzer, Revue Néo-Scholastique de Philosophie, 30 (1928), 316-351; J. Goyens, ‘Bertrand de la Tour’, DHGE VIII, 1084; Doucet, AFH, 47 (1954), 103; H. Dedieu, `Ministres provinciaux d'Aquitane', AFH, 76 (1983), 129-214; A. Tabarroni, Paupertas Christi et Apostolorum. L'ideale francescano in discussione (Rome, 1990), passim; Gilbert Foucaud, ‘À propos deux franciscains figeaçois’, Bulletin de la société des études littéraires, scientifiques et artistiques du Lot 117 (1996), 271-176 & 118 (Cahors, 1997), 130  [on the franciscans Ademar de Aelsinio and Bertrando de la Tour]; Patrick Nold, Bertrand de la Tour and Franciscan Poverty, D.Phil (Oxford, 1999) [contains a full overview of Bertrand’s life and works and provides additional bibliographical information]; Patrick Nold, ‘Bertrand de la Tour, OMin. Life and Works, I’, AFH 94 (2001), 275-323; Patrick Nold, ‘Bertrand de la Tour OMin. Manuscript List and Sermon Supplement’, AFH 95 (2002), 3-52; Patrick Nold, Pope John XXII and his Franciscan Cardinal. Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2003) [lengthy review by David Flood in Franciscan Studies 62 (2004), 225-235]; Anne Conrad, Gehorsamkeit und Widerstand im Franziskanerorden. Bertrand de La Tour und die ‘rebelles’ im Jahr 1315’, in: Oboedientia. Zu Formen und Grenzen von Macht und Unterordnung im mittelalterlichen Religiosentum, ed. Sébastien Barret & Gert Melville, Vita Regularis. Ordnungen und Deutungen religiosen Lebens im Mittelalter, Abhandlungen, 27 (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2005), 409-422; William O. Duba, ‘Continental Franciscan Quodlibeta after Scotus’, in: Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages. The Fourteenth Century, ed. Chris Schabel (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2007), 594-596; Patrick Nold, ‘Poverty, History, and Liturgy in a Sermon Work of Bertrand de la Tour’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 175-206; Patrick Nold, ‘John XXII and the Franciscan Friar Bertrand de la Tour: Anatomy of a Relationship’, in: Jean XXII et le Midi, ed. Michelle Fournié, Cahiers de Fanjeaux, 45 (Touloouse, 2012), 339-355.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Benjumea (Blas/Blasco de Benjumena, fl. seventeenth cent.)

OFM. Scotist philosopher, active in the Andalucía province..

editions

Commentaria in Octo Libros Physicorum ad Mentem Doctoris Subtilis (Leiden [?], 1677).

literature

AIA 7 (1917), 177-178; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 93 (no. 161).

 

 

 

 

Blasius Caleron (Blas Calderón, fl. c. 1760)

OFM. Friar in the Cartagena province.

literature

AIA 36 (1933), 122-123 & AIA 15 (1955), 244; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 97 (no. 191).

 

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Bononia [de Barbaria] (later thirteenth-early fourteenth century)

Member of the convent of Bologna, at least between 1279 and 1313. Lector [?]

editions:

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literature:

C. Piana, Chartularium, AF, 11 (1970), 8, n.9.

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Buiza (Blasio de Buiza/Blas de Buiza/Buyza, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFM. Spanish friar from the Saint Jacob province. Preacher, general secretary of the order, Commissioner for the Holy Land. Wrote a travel guide (Relacion) for pilgrims to Palestine (which he visited two times).

editions

Relación nueua y copiosa de los sagrados lugares de Ierusalen y Tierra Santa, de las misericordias diuinas que en ellos resplandece de los muchos trabajos (...) que por conseruarlos en piedad christiana padecen los religiosos del (...) padre San Francisco qye los habitan y de los (...) gastos que tienen con los turcos (Madrid: Imp. vdua. Alonso Martín, 1622/Salamanca, 1624)

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum, ad ann. 1342; Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 45; Juan a San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732), 222; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908), 147; Carlos García-Romeral Pérez, Bio-bibliografía de Viajeros Españoles (siglos XVI-XVII) (Madrid: Ollero & Ramos, 1998), 51 (nos. 124-125); Marianne Petra Ritsema van Eck, Custodians of Sacred Space: Constructing the Franciscan Holy Land through texts and sacri monti (ca. 1480-1650), PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2017), passim.

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Castro (Blas de Castro, fl. c. 1651)

OFM. Preacher in the Granada province.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 255; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 102 (no. 223).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Foligno (d. after 1385)

Italian friar from Foligno. Master of theology. Made bishop of Comacchio by pope Clement VII on 16 June 1382 (half a year earlier, pope Urban VI had already appointed into this positio a certain Federico Purlilli, yet Blasio seems to have fulfilled his charge until 1385. On 16 July of that year, Urban VI appointed the Dominican Saltarelli, who ousted Blasio).

literature

I. Cavallieri, De Comachensibus Episcopis (Comacchio, 1779), 85; C. Eubel, ‘Die Provisiones Praelatorum Während des grossen Schismas’, Römische Quartalschrift 7 (1893), 442; C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi I, 199; C. Simoni, Cronatassi dei vescovi di Comacchio (Faneza, 1908), 18; B. Gams, Series Episcoporum, 687; L. Jadin, ‘Blaise’, DHGE IX, 66.

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Manzanares (Blas de Manzanarez, fl. later 18th cent.)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province.

literature

AIA 22 (1962), 305-306; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 144 (no. 540).

 

 

 

 

Blasius de Novara (d. ca. 1426)

Italian friar. Suffragan bishop of Colosses (Rhodos) and bishop of Duvno on 15 September 1419. Author?

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. Rome, 1734), 26; D. Farlati, Illyricum Sacrum (Venice, 1769) VI, 174; C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi I, 230; B. Gams, Series Episcoporum, 406; L. Jadin, ‘Blaise’, DHGE IX, 66; DBI>>

 

 

 

Bindus Senensis (Bindo da Siena fl. ca. 1300)

Italian friar from the Siena region; renowned preacher and theologian, admired for his sermons and for his religious virtues.

manuscripts

Sermones de Tempore: MS Città del Vaticano BAV Vat.Lat. 7697 [Bataillon, 1999, 96-98 identifies 27 sermons de tempore]

Quadragesimale super Evangelia Fratris Bindo Scremi de Senis: MS Florence Naz., Magl. XXXV 166 ff. 1-58v. (ad an. 1293)

Opus Quadragesimale Fratris Bindi de Senis quod Predicavit de Sero Quando Predicavit Istud Opus Precedens: MS Florence Naz., Magl. XXXV 166 ff. 58vff. [cf. the remarks of Bataillon, 1999, 96. Contrary to Schneyer, who only assigns two sermons of this collection to Bindo, Bataillon is able to identify a considerable number of subsequent sermons in the manuscript as part of Bindo’s Opus Quadragesimale.]

Several other sermon collections of Bindo apparently are lost (or remain to be identified). Cf. the 1999 study of Bataillon, as well as D.M. Faloci Pulignani, ‘La biblioteca francescana di Gubbio’, Miscellanea Francescana 9 (1902), 161; E. Filippini, ‘Notizie Storico-Bibliografiche intorno all’Archivio di S. Francesco in Fabriano’, Miscellanea Francescana 5 (1890), 182 & 183; N. Papini, L’Etruria Francescana (Siena, 1797), 146, 147, 148; C. Cenci, ‘San’ Pietro Pettinaio presentato d un predicatore sensense contemporaneo’, Studi Francescani 87 (1990), 5-30; C. Cenci, ‘Fonte anonima di un anonimo predicatore francescano senese’, AFH 87 (1994), 135-139.

editions

Several sermons from MS Città del Vaticano BAV Vat.Lat. 7697 (no. 5, 6, 9, 18) have been edited by L.J. Bataillon, AFH 92 (1999), 101-116. [Sermon 18, Dominica XXIV post Pentecosto, MS BAV Vat.Lat. 7697 f. 42v-45r (=ed. Bataillon, 112-116) is a nice sermon of moral and religious instruction. The sermon exploits the theme ‘Non cessamus pro vobis orantes’ : ‘Inter omnis que habere debet homo qui beneficium aliquod recipit duo sunt: primo quod illud beneficium recognoscat, scilicet quis est qui beneficium facit, quid est quod recipit et quomodo obligatur ex hoc ad ipsum facientem, et ideo communiter a talibus dicitur vulgariter post receptionem beneficii ‘gran merce’: merces idem est quam premium, tantum ergo valet dicere sic quantum: ‘Pro hoc beneficio teneor tibi retribuere magnum premium.’ Secundo debet proponere in corde quod retribuet et recompensabit benefacienti sibi secundum suum posse et eius velle, tamen in rebus licitis et honestis. (…) Hec ergo duo necessaria sunt, scilicet beneficium recognoscere et de retribuendo proponere. Hec autem docet Apostolus in hac epistola, scilicet ostendendo et docendo primo servitium quod Christus nobis fecit ut illud recognoscamus; secundo docendo qualiter ei retribiere possimus ad suam volentatem. Nota ergo quod primo suadet obsequia debita ex parte obligationis in principio, insinuat gratuita dona ex parte divine condencensionis gracias agi. Suadet ergo prima debita obsequia ad que tenemus ita dicens: Non cessamus, scilicet ego et Tymoteus, pro vobis orare, etc., id est continue oramus, ut impleamini agnitione, ad hoc scilicet ut Christo secundum eius voluntatem servire sciatis. Sed quia poset quis dicere: ‘Qualiter possum Christo servire ut ei sit gratum’, subdit et dicit: in omni sapiencia, etc. Ubi ponit quod quinque modis ei servire possumus: in claritate agnitionis, in honestate conversationis, in fecunditate operationis, in serenitate continuationis, in iocunditate expectationis. Primo in claritate cognitionis, in omni sapiencia, etc., quasi dicat ‘serviatis Deo et primo de anima vestra, scilicet intellectu spirituali. Hoc dicit quia triplex est intellectus, scilicet rationalis, qui est habitus principiorum et conclusionum: talis est sapiencia mundi [namely scientific knowledge and common sense knowledge] (…) Alius est carnalis qui est in mundanis, qui subtiliter excogitant ut mala fiant, proditiones et alia peccata ordinant. (…) Tercius est spiritualis, quo quis in omnibus que sunt Deum laudat et Deo placere querit (…) et de hoc dicit Apostolus. Hic est qui facit bonum; ideo dicit: In intellectu, per cognitionum, et sapiencia, per delectationem; cognoscere enim et non amare non volet. Secundo, in honestate conversationis, ut scilicet corpus nostrum sit plenum puritate. (…) Tertio, in operatione. Ideo dicit: In omni opere bono fructificantes. (…) Opera enim hominum sunt sicut fructus arborum (…) Fructuum autem quedam sunt pro hominibus boni et gratiosi, ut ficus, pera et huiusmodi; alii vero sunt pro bestiis ut glandes. Sic opera quedam sunt Deo accepta, scilicet bona; mala autem et peccata valde ei displicent. Quarto, in continuatione: In omni virtute conformati, quasi dicat: ‘Non desistas a bono, sed continua bona opera, scilicet et bonum intellectum, et honestatem, et bonam operationem.’ (…) Quinto, in ylaritate expectationis: In omni patientia et longanimitate, quasi dicat: ‘Patienter substinete tribulationes et iniurias et quecumque occurrunt adversa (…)’ Hiis ergo modis Christo servire et retribuere debemus, quia scilicet ab eo magna dona accepimus que ipse ponit in quatuor precipue, que sunt: electio gratiosa, protectio virtuosa, provectio gloriosa, dilectio viscerosa. Primo, electio gratiosa. Ideo ait: Gratis agentes qui dignos, etc. qui fecit nos per gratiam de sorte sanctorum. Nota hic quare dicitur sors. Sors enim proicitur super partes diversas. Sic Deus de omnibus hominibus fecit duas partes, unam tenebrarum, de qua sunt Iudei, Saraceni, heretici et falsi christiani, aliam luminis, de qua sunt sancti. In hac sors nos posuit Deus, scilicet sanctorum. (…) Secundo est protectio virtuosa, quia eripuit nos, etc., id est de potestate dyaboli (…) Tertium est provectio gloriosa quia transtulit, etc. Christus dicitur Filius amoris secundum naturam quia propter nimiam caritatem qua dilexit nos misit Filium in mundo. Secundum autem naturam divinitatis est consubstantialis Patri ab eo procedens sicut splendor sole. Deus ergo nos in mundo fecit de regno et populo suo per gratiam qui eramus sub potestate tenebrarum per culpam; postmodum vero transferet in celum ad gloriam per ipsum Christum qui est Filius dilectionis, id est propter dilectionem nobis datus. Quartum est dilectio viscerosa quia in eo habemus redemptionem et remissionem peccatorum. Ipse enim nobis meruit peccatorum remissionem, non auro vel argento, sed pretioso sanguine suo, id est multum si tenemur. (…)’

literature

Bartolomeo da Pisa, De Conformitate, AF IV (Quaracchi, 1896), 518; J.-A. Fabricius, Bibliotheca latina (ed. Hamburg, 1734) I, 246, 673; Wadding, Annales Minorum V, ad an. 1299, n. 5; Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 45; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 146; Zawart, 288; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bindo de Sienne’, DHGE VIII, 1501-1502; Louis-Jacques Bataillon, ‘Les sermons du franciscain Bindo da Siena pour les dimanches’, AFH 92 (1999), 95-116; Cesare Cenci, “San’ Pietro Pettinaio presentato da fr. Bindo da Siena’, AFH 99 (2006), 189-212.

 

 

 

 

 

Blasius Hidalgo de Morali (Blas Hidalgo de Moreales, d. 1646)

Friar from Guatemala. Made his profession in the Franciscan Guatemala friary in 1607. Taught in the same friary. Known for his theological and canonist knowledge. .

manuscripts

Dissertatio de Theologia Dogmatica.>?

Dissertatio de Inmaculata Virginis Conceptione.>?

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 57.

 

 

 

 

Bonagratia Bergamensis (Bonagrazia Boncortese/da Bergamo, ca. 1265 - 19, 06, 1340)

Had become doctor utriumque iuris before he entered the order as lay friar (before or in 1310). As he was a well-trained lawyer, the order authorities used him in their problems with the spirituals (and Ubertino of Casale in particular) concerning the usus pauper controversy, and related issues of Franciscan life. Bonagratia took to his task with relish, producing a series of writings in which he underscored the poverty opinions of the conventuals. When he protested against the protection offered to the spirituals by pope Clement V, Bonagratia was for some time banished to the Valcabrère convent (1312-14). During the pontificate of John XXII, Bonegratia at first took the opportunity to resume his attacks on the spirituals. He also was involved with the process against Bernard Délicieux. When, in 1322 and after, pope John XXII attacked the Franciscan majority interpretation of the absolute paupertas Christi (which had been the conventuals’ foundation for their interpretation of Franciscan poverty) with the bulls Ad Conditorem Canonum (8 December 1322) and Cum Inter Nonnullos (12 November 1323), Bonagratia became a staunch defender of the Conventual Franciscan cause against the papal positions. As procurator generalis of the Order, he wrote the treatise De Paupertate Christi et Apostolorum, and voiced vehement protests against the bull Ad Conditorem Canonum (1322). As a result, Bonagratia was kept under papal surveillance in Avignon, and witnessed there the publication of the papal bull Cum inter Nonnullos (12 November 1323), in which the opinion that Christ and his apostles had possessed nothing was declared heretical). He was able to flee Avignon on 26 May 1328, together with Michael of Cesena and William of Ockham. At the Munich court of the German emperor Louis/Ludwig of Bavaria, Bonagratia, William and Michael continued their struggles with the popal positions on poverty and sovereignty, which lead to their excommunication. The polemics reached a new high point when the pope came out with his controversial ideas on the Visio Beatifica. Bonegratia died unreconciled at the Imperial court of Munich on 19 June, 1340.

manucripts

Articuli in Causa Olivi et Eius Defensoris Ubertini Casalensis Cardinali Guillelmo Petri Godini O.P. Porrecta (c. 1311): Lost?

Appellatio contra Constit. `Ad conditorem Canonum (Protests against John XXII): Vat. Lat. 4008, ff. 5va-12vb; 4009, ff. 8ra-12va & 4010 ff. 9-18v(Etzkorn, IVF, 58)

Libellus contra Zenselini de Cassanis Apparatum in Librum VI et in ‘Extravagantes’ Johannis XXII (ca. 1325): Lost?

Tabula Errorum Contra Constitutiones Johannis XXII Composita (before 1330): Lost?

Appellatio contra Constit. `Quia Vir Oprobus': Vat.Lat. 4009 ff. 190-195.

Appellatio contra Errores Iacobi de Cathurco de Animabus: Vat.Lat. 4009 ff. 164-168

Appellatio contra Errores Joh. XXII Papae de Visione Beatifica: MSS BAV Vat.Lat. 4009 ff. 207-213; Metz, Bibliothèque municipale 190.

Appellatio Maior: MSS Vat.lat. 4009 f. 179 [initium]; Florence, Biblioteca Laurenziana XX sin 12. S. Crucis

De Obedientia Imperatori Debita: Vat.Lat. 4008 ff. 199vb-200rb

De Observando Iuramento in Casu Discordiae inter Episcopum et Principem:Vat.Lat. 4009 ff. 203-204v

Formula Appellationis contra Papam: Vat, Lat. 4009 f. 177v.

Litterae: >>>>

Responsiones ad oppositiones eorum qui dicunt quod Joannes papa XXII sententialiter definivit in constitutione Cum inter nonnullos hereticum fore censendum asserere illud quod in Exiit qui seminat § Porro, continetur. Cf. the recent works of Nold & Wittneben.

Informatio de nullitate processuum papae Iohannis XXII contra Ludovicum Bavarum: Trier, Stadtbibl. 844/1310 ff. 67-72

Responsio ad Oppositionem fr. Gisalberti de Pergamo: BAV Vat. Lat. 4009 ff. 204rv.

For more information on his works in general, see L. Oliger, AFH 22 (1929), 305-317 and the recent works by Wittneben and Nold.

editions

Casus Papales et Epicopales cum Explanatione Praedictorum, partly edited and described by L. Oliger, AFH 22 (1929), 313-314.

Nota de Quibus Danda est Quarta [Canonica] secundum Fr. Bonagratiam, partly edited and described by L. Oliger, AFH 22 (1929), 314.

Protestatio Raymundi Fronsiaci et Bonagratiae de Bergamo contra Exemptionem Spiritualibus Concessam et Denuntiatio Doctrinae Fr. Petri Olivi, 1 Martii 1311, ed. F. Ehrle, Archiv für Literatur- und Kirchengeschichte 2 (1886), 365-374.

Responsio Raymundi Fronsiaci et Bonagratiae ad Quatuor Articulos Raymundi Gaufredi Sociorumque (June 1311), ed. F. Ehrle, Archiv für Literatur- und Kirchengeschichte 3 (1887), 141-160.

Responsiones [Gundisalvi, Raymundi Fronsiaci et Bonagratiae] super Articulis Propositis contra Ordinem Fratrum Minorum per Fr. Ubertinum de Casali (1311/12), ed. A. Chiappini, AFH 7 (1914), 654-675 & 8 (1915), 56-80.

Consilium Bonagratiae de Propria Relegatione a Clemente V, 31 Julii 1312 Iussa, ed. F. Ehrle, Archiv für Literatur- und Kirchengeschichte 3 (1887), 33-41.

Scripta Quaedam a Bonagratia Unacum Fr. Guillelmo Astre contra Spirituales Provinciae Provinciae (1314-1318), cf. F. Ehrle, Archiv für Literatur- und Kirchengeschichte 4 (1888), 50-63.

Articuli Probationum contra Fr. Ubertinum de Casali Inductarum a Fr. Bonagratia (c. 1319), ed. in: Baluze-Mansi, Miscellanea II (Lucca, 1761), 76-279.

De Christi et Apostolorum Paupertate (1322), ed. L. Oliger, AFH 22 (1929), 317-335, 487-511 & 24 (1931). Cf. G.L. Dipple, Traditio 49 (1994), 235-258 (esp. p. 242, n. 25 and p. 243) [In this work, Bonagratia defends the Order’s position with recourse to Exiit qui Seminat of Nicholas III, and a wide range of statements derived from civil and canon law.]

Appellatio Bonagratiae contra Bullam Ad Conditorem Canonum in Consistorio Papae Porrecta, 14 Ian. 1323, ed. in: Baluze-Mansi, Miscellanea III (Lucca, 1762), 213-221; Bullarium Franciscanum V, ed. C. Eubel (Rome, 1898), 237-246.

Glossae in Librum Guido Terreni de Perfectione Vitae Evangelicae, cf. L. Oliger, AFH 22 (1929), 308.

Clypeus, ed. A. Mercati, AFH 20 (1929), 271-274, 289-291.

Appellatio contra Johannis XXII Errores de Visione Beatifica (10 April 1332 & revised version in 1334):>> for mss see previous section.

Responsio ad Oppositionem fr. Gisalberti, ed. H.-J. Becker, in: Idem, ‘Zwei unbekannte kanonistische Schriften des Bonagratia von Bergamo in Cod. Vat. Lat. 4009’, Quellen und Forschungen aus italienischen Archiven und Bibliotheken 46 (1996), 271-276.

Informatio de Nullitate Processuum Papae Iohannis XXII contra Ludovicum Bavarum, edited in: W. Felten, ‘Bonagratias Schrift zur Aufklärung über die Nichtigkeit der Prozesse Johannes XXII’, Trierisches Archiv 1 (1898), 60-77.

Proclamatio Maior Fidem Catholicam Ludovici Bavari (Frankfurt a.M., August 1338), ed. Hofmeister, MGH Script. Rerum Germanicarum (Berlin, 1924), 157-158.

Consilium Bonagratiae de Iuramento Ludovico Bavaro non Obediendi (c. 1338), ed. J.F. Boehmer, MGH Script. Rerum Germanicarum, IV (Stuttgart, 1868), 603-608.

Informatio de Nullitate Processuum Papae Johannis XXII contra Ludovicum Bavarum (1340), ed. in: Goldast, Monarchia I (Hanover, 1612), 18-21. Cf. Felten (1898).

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. Quaracchi, 1931), V-VIII>>; R. Müller, Der Kampf Ludwigs des Baiern mit der römischen Curie, I (Tübingen, 1879); F. Ehrle, Archiv für Litteratur- und Kirchengeschichte des Mittelalters 3 (1887), 33-41, 138-160, 540-552; W. Felten, ‘Bonagrazias Schrift zur Aufklärung über die Nichtigkeit der Prozesse Iohanns XII’, Trierisches Archiv 1 (Trier, 1898), 63-66; DThCat II (1905), 954f.; H. Holzapfel, Handbuch der Geschichte des Franziskanerordens (Freiburg i. Br., 1909), 56-61, 67-69; F. Callaey, L’idéalisme franciscain spirituel au XIVe siècle. Étude sur Ubertin de Casale (Louvain, 1911), 145-250; J. Hofer, ‘Der verfasser und die Entstehungszeit der Responsiones ad Oppositionem Eorum (…)’, Franziskanische Studien 4 (1917), 9-104; L. Oliger, AFH 22 (1929), 292-335; 487-511; 23 (1930), 57-69; 106-171; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bonagratia de Bergame’, DHGE IX, 720-722; DSpir I, 1766-1767; Tierney, Origins of Papal Infallibility,>>; Malcom Lambert, The Absolute Poverty of Christ>>>>; David Burr,>>>>; David Flood>>>, Edith Pásztor,>>>; Chr. Trottmann, Ad'HLMA, 61 (1994), 263-301 (esp. p. 273, on MS Vat.Lat. 4009 ff. 208 & 171); Patrick Nold, ‘A Neglected Copy of a Decretal Harmony’, Antonianum 77 (2002), 585-589 [argues, like Wittneben in her lengthy 2003 study that Bonegratia is the author of the Responsiones ad oppositiones eorum qui dicunt quod Joannes papa XXII sententialiter definivit in constitutione Cum inter nonnullos hereticum fore censendum asserere illud quod in Exiit qui seminat § Porro, continetur]; Sylvain Piron, ‘Bonagrazia de Bergamo, auteur des ‘Allegationes’ sur les articles extraits par Jean XXII de la ‘Lectura super Apocalypsim’ d’Olivi’, in: Revirescunt chartae. Codices documenta textus. Miscellanea in honorem P. Caesaris Cenci OFM, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti & Pacifico Sella, Medioevo, 5, 2 Vols. (Rome: Edizioni Antonianum, 2002) II, 1065-1087; Eva Luise Wittneben, Bonagratio von Bergamo. Franziskanerjurist und Wortführer seines Ordens im Streit mit Papst Johannes XXII, Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, 90 (Leiden, 2002) [review in Franciscan Studies 61 (2003), 293-296 & Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 739-744]; Eva Luise Wittneben, ‘Bonagratia von Bergamo (d. 1340). Eine intellektuele Biographie in der politischen Diskussion des 14. Jahrhunderts’, in: Politische Reflexion in der Welt des späten Mittelalters/Political Thought in the Ages of Scholasticism. Essays in Honour of Jürgen Miethke, ed. Martin Kaufhold, Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions: History, Culture, Religion, Ideas, 103 (Leiden: Brill, 2004), 247-267; Sylain Piron, ‘Censures et condamnation de Pierre de Jean Olivi : enquête dans les marges du Vatican’, Mélanges de l’Ecole française de Rome – Moyen Age 118:2 (2006), 313-373 (with info on the struggle between Ubertino of Casale and Bonagrazia concerning Olivi’s orthodoxy); Michael Menzelm ‘Weltstadt mit Geist?: Marsilius von Padua, Michael von Cesena, Bonogratia von Bergamo und Wilhelm von Ockham in München’, in: Bayern und Italien: Kontinuität und Wandel ihrer traditionellen Bindungen ; Vorträge der ‘Historischen Woche’ der Katholischen Akademie in Bayern vom 17. bis 20. Februar 2010 in München, ed. Hans-Michael Körner & Florian Schuller (Lindenberg, 2010), 88-102; Jonathan Robinson, ‘Property Rights in the Shift from ‘Community’ to ‘Michaelist’’, Rivista internazionale di diritto comune 22 (2011), 141-181. [considers texts from the 1310s and 1320s in order to examine how the writings of Franciscan order leaders differed from the views of post Ad conditorem Michaelists (esp. Michael of Cesena and Bonagratia of Bergamo)]; Jonathan Robinson, William of Ockham’s Early Theory of Property Rights in Context, Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions, 166 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012) [deals with Bonagratia of Bergamo, Michael of Cesena, Francis of Marchia, and Ockham in almost equal measure]; Jonathan Robinson, ‘Innocent IV, John XXII, and the Michaelists on Corporate Poverty’, in: Poverty and Prosperity in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. A. Scott and C. Kosso, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, 19 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), 197-224.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonagratia de Sancto Johanno de Persiceto (Bonagratia da San Giovanni in Persiceto/Bonagratia di Bologna, Bonagratia Fielci, d. 1283)

Italian friar from San Giovanni in Persiceto. Entered the order in the Bologna province. Provincial minister in 1261. Sent to Constantinople in 1272, to investigate a possible union between the Catholic and the Orthodox churches. He returned in 1274 with a Greek delegation, travelling on towards Lyon, where the union was proclamated during the general council. He was elected general minister of the Franciscan order at the Assisi general chapter of 1279. The same year he obtained the papal bull Exiit qui Seminat, which aimed to provide an authoritative solution of problems concerning the adherence to the Regula Bullata. Bonagratia was a very active travelling minister general, and visited several provinces to secure the observance to the rule. He also was an active promotor of Franciscan missionary efforts in the Near and Far East. In 1282, he promulgated a new set of statutes at the general chapter of Strasbourg. In 1283, at Paris, he installed a committee to examine the scholastic writings of Peter Olivi. Bonagratia died the same year of exhaustion at Avignon, on 3 October 1283. Author>>

manuscripts/editions

Epistola ad Ministrum Provinciae Alemaniae Superioris (1281): Uppsala, UB C.583 (14th cent.) ff. 216r-v

 >>>A.G. Little, `Letter of Bongratia, Minister General, to Edward I, King of England, an. 1282. With Some Notes on Visitations of Provinces by Ministers General in the 13th Century', ed. A.G. Little, AFH, 16 (1933), 236-241; 'Duae Confraternitatis Epistolae a fr. Bonagratia, Ministro gen. datae an. 1282, altera Vindobonae', ed. M. Bihl, AFH, 23 (1930), 242-245.

literature

Salimbene da Parma, Cronica, ed. Oswald Holder-Egger, MGH Scriptores XXXII (Hanover, 1905-1913), 298, 314, 341, 402-403, 446, 511, 519-520, 579, 624, 666-668, 676, 682; Wadding, Annales Minorum V (Quaracchi, 1931), passim; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 147-148; Bullarium Franciscanum Epitome, ed. C. Eubel (Quaracchi, 1908), nos. 1334, 1347, 1403, 1467; Analecta Franciscana II & III (1887-1897), passim; G. Golubovich, Biblioteca Bio-Bibliografica della Terra Santa e dell’Oriente francescano I (Quaracchi, 1906), 37, 104, 276, 283, 288, 301 & II (Quaracchi, 1913), 4, 80, 88, 96, 417, 428, 478; H. Holzapfel, Manuale Historiae Ordinis Fratrum Minorum (Freiburg i. Br., 1909), 41, 159, 232; AFH 3 (1910), 3-21 & 26 (1933), 127, 140, 232-241; Gratien de Paris, Histoire de la fondation et de l’évolution de l’ordre des frères mineurs au XIIIe siècle (Paris-Gembloux, 1928), 326, 337-338, 365, 379-381, 653, 670; O. van der Vat, Die Anfänge der Franziskanermissionen in nahen Orient und in den mohammedanischen Ländern während des XIII. Jahrhunderts (Werl, 1934), 92, 128, 132-133, 251-252, 173-174; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bonagratia Fielci’, DHGE IX, 722-723; A. Van den Wyngaert, Sinica Franciscana>>>>

 

 

 

Bonagratia Habsensis (Bonagratia von Habsheim, ca. 1604 - 13, 03, 1672)

OFMCap. Alsacian friar from Habsheim (near Mulhouse). Studied law and medicine. Entered the Capuchin order in the Swiss province in 1624. Lector of law and moral theology. Fulfilled several administrative functions in the order (guardian, definitor). After the division of the Swiss province in 1668, he transferred to the Swabian/Austria Anterioris province. Dealt with matters of order regulations, and was active as counterreformation preacher. He died in Freiburg i. Breisgau on 3 March 1672 (or on 13 March, according to other sources).

editions:

Summula Selectarum Quaestionum Regularium in Specialem Usum FF. Capuccinorum (Freiburg i. Br., 1663/Freiburg: Theodorus Meyer, 1665). These editions, as well as later ones also contain the Isagoge ad Summulam Selectarum Quaestionum Regularium. The 1665 edition is available via Google books.

Additamenta Summulae Selectarum Quaestionum Regularium (Freiburg i. Br., 1665).

A revised edition of these two works, answering some objections and condemnations by the papal curia under Alexander VII, came out at Cologne, 1667 and Lyon, 1671. This revised version bears the title Compendiosa Summula Selectarum Quaestionum Regularium.

Breviculus Quaestionum Regularium ad Usum Particularem Fr. Minorum Capuccinorum (Cologne, 1668). An extract of the Compendiosa Summula.

Quaestio cur Hodie Religiosi a Religione Catholica Deficiant (s.l., s.a.)

Disceptatio de Matrimoniis Haereticorum (s.l., s.a.)

Elucidatio Quorundam Locorum Theologicorum de Sacramentis in Quibus S. Bonaventura a Quibusdam DD. Graviori Censura Perstringitur (s.l., s.a.)

These three last-mentioned works can also be found in the 1665 edition of the Additamenta Summulae Selectarum Quaestionum Regularium.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap V, 129; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 50; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 201; Romuald von Stockach, Historia Provinciae Anterioris Austriae Fr. Minorum Capuccinorum (Kempten, 1747), 262-263, 320; H. Hurter, Nomenclator Literarius, 3rd ed. IV, 53-54; A. Hohenegger, Geschichte der tirolischen Kapuziner-Ordensprovinz (1593-1893) (Innsbruck, 1913), 364-365, 388; M. Kunzle, Die schweizerische Kapuzinerprovinz. Ihr Werden und Wirken (Einsiedeln, 1928), 342; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonagratia de Habsheim’, DHGE IX, 723-724; LexCap, 239; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Bonagratia v. Habsheim’, LThK II (1994), 570.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura (fl. c. 1440)

Observant friar from France, about whom nothing more is known. He compiled ca. 1440 a Livre de dévotions, consisting of 38 small works or ‘dévotes oroisons.’ These prayers are seemingly heavily inspired by the Pseudo-Bonaventurean Meditationes Vitae Christi, and focus on the Passion, the Virgin, and the sacrament of the Eucharist. Some of the works in the Livre de dévotions (such as the Bon et salutaire advertissement pour à toute heure dire à Nostre Seigneur (f. 139) and the La manière de vivre dévotement chascun jour de la septmaine (f. 176) also contain some references to the devotional letters and the Opera Tripartita of Jean Gerson.

manuscripts

Livre de dévotions: MS Paris BN Français 190 ff. 103-180 (xve s.); Chantilly, Musée Condé 1474 (xve s.; contains the Heures de la passion de Jhesu Christ Nostre Seigneur par vers et bons mètres de six, one of the 38 small works of the Livre de dévotions (The Heures de la passion is found on f. 129 of MS Paris BN Français 190)]

literature

Paulin Paris, Les manuscrits français de la Bibliothèque du Roi (Paris, 1838) II, 115-121; H. d’Orléans, Chantilly. Le cabinet des livres. Manuscrits (Paris, 1900) I, 131-132 (no. 141); E. Vansteenberghe, Revue des sciences religieuses 15 (1935), 548-549; DSpir I, 1856-1857.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Acosta (Buenaventura Acosta, fl. third quarter 17th cent.)

OFM. Novice master in the Spanish Cartagena province.

editions/literature

AIA 38 (1935), 96-97.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Aesinus (de Jesi, d. ca. 1270)

Sermones in Singulas Anni Domenicas: Padua, Ant. [??]

literature

Zawart, 288>>

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Angelus (Buenaventura Angel, fl. later 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Sicilian friar writing in Spanish.

literature

José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) V, no. 2810; Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 224; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 84

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Armengual (Buenaventura Armengual, d. 1645)

Observant friar from Lluchmayor. Took the habit in the Jesus friary outside Palma de Mallorca. Active as lector and as guardian of the Alayor de Menorca friary. He died in the San Francisco de Palma friary on December 5, 1645.

manuscripts/editions

Vita S. Severi Episcopi Minoricensis?

De rebus Majoricarum, 2 Vols.?

Vitae doctrinae et martyrii Raymundi Lulli, doctoris illuminati Archielogium (Palma, 1643). Also included in Raymund Llull, Ars generalis (Palma: Typis haeredum Gabrielis Guasp, 1645).

Epitome del reino Baleárico, in: Crónica Seráfica (Madrid, 1686) III, 464.

Vida de la V. Sor Clara Coloma Fiol?

literature

Biblioteca de Autores Baleares, ed. Joaquin María Bover (Palma: P.J. Gelabert, 1868) I, 42-43 (no. 67).

 

 

 

Bonaventura Bachmilski (d. 1809)

Ref. >>>

literature

Stanislaw Kowalczyk, ‘Bachmilski Bonawentura’, in: Powszechna encyklopedia filozofii, 453.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Barberini (30, 10, 1674, Ferrara - 15, 10, 1743, Ferrara)

OFMCap. Joined the Capuchins at Bologna at the age of 20 (1694). For many years, he taught theology in the schools of the order. He also preached frequently and in many different places (Ferrara, Bologna, Mantua, Florence, Rome), apparently to much popular acclaim. He was made apostolic preacher at the papal palace by pope Innocent XIII. A position he kept under the popes Benedict XIII and Clement XII. After functioning as a consultant for the Holy Office and as an episcopal examinator, he became general definitor for his order (1726), and eventually was elected minister general of the Capuchin order by the general chapter of 1733. Although he was not a cardinal, Bonaventura Barberini had a role to play at the conclave of 1740 that elected pope Benedict XIV (August). On September 18 of that same year, he was made archbishop of Ferrara. Bonaventura died on October 15, 1743, ‘in the odor of sanctity,’ leaving behind several works - predominantly sermons and eulogical lectures - that in the course of the eighteen century saw the printing press.

editions

Orazione funebre di Monsignor Pellegrino Masserio (Forli, 1718).

Orazione panegirica in onore di Maria santissima (Forli, 1718).

Prediche dette nel sagro Palazzo apostolico per il corso di anni diecinove, 3 Vols. (Venice, 1752).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 51-52; Boniface de Nice, Cenni biografici e ritratti di Padri illustri dell’ordine cappuccino (Rome, 1850) I, 84-90; DThC II, 384-385; Lexicon Capuccinum, 169 (with additional references); M.-Th Disdier, ‘Barberini’, DHGE VI, 642-643; Santi e Santità nell'Ordine Cappuccino (Rome, 1981), Vol 2, 29-45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Baronius (Bartholomew Baron, 1610-1696)

Irish friar. Born on July 24, 1610 at Clonmel (Tipperary), as the younger son of Lawrence Baron (merchant) and Mary Wadding (the sister of Luke Wadding, the Franciscan historian). Supported by his elder brother Geiffrey, Bartholomew studied philosophy at Temulagie (1626). There he entered the Franciscan order, changing his name into Bonaventure. Further studies followed at Louvain, where he wrote a thesis dedicated to his oncle Luke Wadding. By 1631, he is sent to Tyrol. This is followed by short assignments in Salzburg and Augsburg. On January 8, 1633, he is called to Rome, where he follows theology lectures at the Irish St. Isidore College (founded by his oncle Luke Wadding). After he is ordained priest and after he has become professor of theology, he travels to Hungary as a provincial commissioner (1656). He fulfills the same function in Tyrol, Paris, and Würzburg. In Würzburg, he publishes the first of his works. More publications follow during a sojourn at Lyon (1661-1670). After his return to Italy, he becomes the official historiographer of the Grand Duke of Tuscany. In this period he is also invited to become a member of the Florentine Academy, probably on the basis of his publication of the Trias Tuscia and the Orbes Medici. From this period stem also his treatise on the order of redemption and his 21 volume work on the lives of Saints.

editions

A listing of his works is found in Sbaralea. This is the information that we have found thus far:

Iuxta Mentem Dotoris SubtilisReverendissimo admodum Patri P.F. Lucae Waddingo (…) avunculo suo plurimum colendo. Fr Bartholomaeus Baronius...conclusiones (..) philosophicae (Louvain, 1630).

Eminentissimo et Reverendissimo Principi Alphonso de la Cueva (…) Fr Bonaventura Baronius (….) Conclusiones Theologicae Iuxta Mentem Dotoris Subtilis (Rome, 1633). [broadsheet]

Eminentissimo et Reverendissimo Principi Francisco Card. Barberini..Fr Bonaventura Baronius Conclusiones Theologicae Iuxta Mentem Dotoris Subtilis (Rome, 1635). [broadsheet]

Orationes Panegyrici Sacra-Prophani, Necnon Controversiae et Stratagemata (Rome, 1642).

Metra Miscellanea, Sive Carminum Diversorum Libri Duo Epigrammatum Unus, Sylvulae Secundus (Rome: Ludovicus Grignanus, 1645). This book is accessible via Google Books.

Conclusiones Theologicae Ad Mentem Doctoris Subtilis (Rome, 1646). [broadsheet]

Conclusiones Theologicae Ex Universa Theologia Scholastica Canonica Morali (Rome, 1649). [broadsheet]

Harpocrates Quinqueludius; Seu Diatriba Silentii (Rome, 1651).

Prolusiones Academicae in Potiores Sacra Theologia Materias Quum Dictandae, Aut Disputandae Offeruntur (Rome: Typis Mascardi, 1651).

Prolusiones Philosophicae, Logicis et Physicis Materiis Bipartitae (Rome: Typis Mascardi, 1651). This book is accessible via Google Books.

Divus Anitius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boetius absolutus: sive De consolatione theologiae libri quatuor (Rome: typis haeredum M. Manelphii, 1653).

Controversiae et Stratagemata (Lyons, 1656).

Panegyrici sacro-prophani... authore P. Fr. Bonaventura Barronio (sumptibus J. A. Huguetan, 1656).

Metra Miscellanea. Epigrammatum Libri Tres. Sylvarum Totidem. Accesserunt Eulogia Aliquot Illustrium Heroum (Cologne, 1657).

Obsidio et Expugnatio Arcis Duncannon Sub Thoma Prestono (1660) [published in later editions Conclusiones Theologicae Iuxta Mentem Dotoris Subtilis]

Scotus Defensus/Fr. Joan. Duns Scotus ... Per Universam Philosophiam, Logicam, Physicam, Metaphysicam, Ethicam, Contra Adversantes Defensus, Quæstionum Novitate Amplificatus, Etc. (Cologne, 1662/ Apud I. Busæum, 1664/Lyon, 1668).

Conclusiones theologicae: juxta mentem Doctoris Subtilis, de fide, spe et charitate quas in Seminario Archiepiscolai Pragensi praeside r.p. Antonio Ferallo, Ordinis Minorum Strictoris Observantuae (Typis Urbani Goliasch, 1663). [broadsheet, 10 pages]

Cursus Philosophicus (Cologne, 1664).

Opuscula Prosa Et Metro, Argumento Etiam Varia (Würzburg, 1666)/ Opuscula Prosa Et Metro, Argumento Etiam Varia, 4 Vols. (Lyon: Sumptibus Matth. Liberal, 1688). This book is accessible via Google Books.

Joannis Duns Scoti..Contra Adversantes Defensus Questionum Novitate Amplificatus (Lyons, 1668/Lyon 1671). The 1671 edition can be found on Google Books.

Opuscula Prosa et Metro Tomus Secundu (Lyons, 1669).

Baronis Ferraria Celebrata (Florence, 1674).

Orbis Medicii (Florence, [1674?]).

Franciscus Principis Mirandulae Anagrammati: Et Epice Celebratus (Florence, [1675]).

Trias Tusca Sive Totidem Servi Dei Nuper in Hetruria Vitis Functi et Defuncti (Rome, 1676).

Annales Ordinis SSmae Trinitatis Redemptoribus Captivorum, Tomus primus (Rome: typis Angeli Bernabo, 1684).

Luca Celebrata Eulogia Anagrammat. & Epigram. (Rome, 1685).

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1906), 185-186; C. P. Meehan, Rise and fall of the Franciscans (1872), 89–93, 271Gregory Cleary, Father Luke Wadding and St. Isidore’s College Rome (Rome, 1925), 88-100; T. Wall, ‘A distinguished Irish humanist: Bonaventure Baron OFM of Clonmel’, Irish Ecclesiastical Record 67 (1946), 92–102; J. Goyens, ‘Baron’, DHGE VI, 865-866; A. Millet, ‘Bonaventure Baron’, Tercentenary of the siege of Clonmel (1950), 41–46; B. Millet, The Irish Franciscans, 1651–1665 (1964), 366, 469–473; Terry Clavin, ‘Baron, Bartholomew (1610–1696)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford:Oxford University Press, 2004; online http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/1493, accessed 3 Dec 2014]; M.W.F. Stone, ‘The theological and philosophical accomplishments of the Irish Franciscans: from Flaitrhi O Maoil to Bonaventure Baron’, in: The Irish Franciscans 1534-1990, ed. Edel Breathnach, Joseph MacMahon & John McCafferty (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2009), 201-220.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Belleni (later 16th cent.)

OFMObs. Master of theology and bishop of Andros (Asia Minor, June 8, 1587). Author?

literature

Eubel, Hierarchia catholica III, 121; DHGE II, 1802-1804 & VII, 868.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Bonaventura Belluto (Bonaventura Belluti, 1600-1676 (1678?))

OFMConv. Sicilian friar, and one of the most important renovators of Scotism in the seventeenth century. Studied at the Collegium St. Bonaventurae in Rome, where he met Bartholomaeus Mastrius, with whom he worked consistently in the course of his life. Bonaventure taught at Cesena, Perugia and Padova (1638-41), and tried to rejuvenate Scotism in the seventeenth-century religious and philosophical contexts. In collaboration with Bartholomaeus Mastrius, Bonaventura Belluto published several philosophical commentaries from a Scotist perspective, as well as a logical treatise (Institutiones Logicae) in the tradition established by the French Scotist Tartaret. Mastrius’ and Belluto’s major joint enterprise was the multi-volume Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti, which is among the most influential Scotist philosophical manuels of the seventeenth century. In 1645, Bonaventura returned to his home town Catania on Sicily, where he became active as provincial minister, and an advisor for the local inquisition. During that later period, he also published several works on his own.

editions

Disputationes in Aristotelis Libros Physicorum, Quibus ad Adversantibus Scoti Philosophice Vindicantur (Rome 1637; Venice 1644). [=Second volume of the Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti]

Disputationes in Organum Aristotelis Quibus Scoti Logica Vindicatur (Venice 1639; 1646; Naples 1660) [=Third volume (first part) of the Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti]

Disputationes in Libros de Coelo et Metheoris & Disputationes in Libros de Generatione et Corruptione (Venice, 1640, 1652, 1659) [=Third volume (second part) of the Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti]

Disputationes in Libros de Anima (Venice 1640; 1652; 1671) [=Third volume (third part) of the Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti]

Institutiones Logicae, Quas Vulgo Summulas vel Logicam Parvam Nuncupant (Venice, 1646). [= first volume of the Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti]

These works were re-issued as the Cursus Integer Philosophiae ad Mentem Scoti (Venice, 1678; 1688, 1707; 1727).

Disputationes de Incarnatione Dominica ad Mentem Doctoris Subtilis (Catania, 1645) [written after his return to Catania]

Liber Moralium Opusculorum atque Resolutionum Miscellaneo Apparatu Digestorum (Catania, 1679).

De Sacramentis tum in Genere tum in Specie>>announced but probably never appeared

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) 186; V. Di Giovanni, Storia della filosofia in Sicilia dai tempi antichi al secolo XIX (Palermo, 1872), I, 144; D. Scaramuzzi, Il pensiero di Scoto nel Mezzogiorno d'Italia (Rome, 1927), 215 ff.; DThC II, 601; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Belluti’, DHGE VII, 942-943; DBI>>; Francesco Costa, ‘Bonaventura Belluto da Catania (1603-1676) filosofo e teologo scotista dei Minori Conventuali’, Miscellanea Francescana 102 (2002), 758-768; Paola Müller, ‘La dottrina delle ‘Fallacie in dictione’ nelle ‘Disputationes in Organum’ di Bartolomeo Mastri e Bonaventura Belluto’, in: Rem in seipsa cernere. Saggi sul pensiero filosofico di Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673). Atti del Convegno di studi sul pensiero filosofico di Bartolomeo Mastri da Mendola (1602-1673), ed. Marco Forlivesi, Subsidia Mediaevalia Patavina, 8 (Padua: Il Poligrafo, 2006), 205-221; Marco Forlivesi, ‘The nature of Transcendental Being and its Contraction to its Inferiors in the Thought of Mastri and Belluto’, in: Rem in seipsa cernere. Saggi sul pensiero filosofico di Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673). Atti del Convegno di studi sul pensiero filosofico di Bartolomeo Mastri da Mendola (1602-1673), ed. Marco Forlivesi, Subsidia Mediaevalia Patavina, 8 (Padua: Il Poligrafo, 2006), 261-337; Roberto Osculati, ‘Gli opuscoli morali di Bonaventura Bellutti (1600-1678)’, in: Francescanesimo e cultura nella Provincia di Catania: atti del convegno di studio (Catania 21-22 dicembre 2007), ed. Nicoletta Grisanti, Collana Franciscana, 25 (Officina di Studi Medievali, 2008), 159-163; Claus A. Andersen, ‘Intuitive and abstractive cognition, “praecisiones obiectivae“, and the Formal Distinction in Mastri and Belluto and later scotist authors’, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 108:1-2 (2015), 183-247.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Beretta (1594-1687)

OFMConv, composer.

editions

Clio Sacra. Davidicos psalmos vespertinis horis ascriptos notis musicis decantans. Venezia 1635, Corpus Musicum Franciscanum, 23 (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2010).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Bisi (1612-1659)

OFMConv. Bolognese friar and painter.

literature

Amadeo Potito, Il pittorino bolognese, fra Bonaventura Bisi (1612-1659) (Urbania, 1975).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Brochard (fl. 16th cent.)

OFM. French friar. Helped Greffin Affagart in compiling the story of his pilgrimage to Palestine. This work, which is more informative and independent than most travel stories on the Holy Land pilgrimage, is kept in the Bibliothèque Nationale of Paris (fonds français 5642), and has been published as: Relation de terre-Sainte, 1533-1534, par Greffin Affagart, ed. M. Chavanon (Paris: Lecoffre, 1902).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Bruxellensis (Bonaventure de Bruxelles/Bonaventura van Brussel/Speeckaert, 1570-1633)

OFMCap. Entered the Capuchins in 1593 (followed shortly afterwards by his brother). Fulfilled several guardianships (Menin, Ypres (Ieper), Louvain (Leuven) and Malines (Mechelen)). Between 1614 and 1617, he helped in the development of a German Capuchin province. After his return to Belgium, he embarked on a preaching career. He died at Brussels, on 17 February 1633. Author of spiritual works.

editions

Het lijden van Christus (Antwerp, 1626). A work on Christ’s bodily and mental suffering.

Den Spieghel der Patientie (Antwerp, 1632) . A ‘mirror of patience’

literature 

Biographie nationale de Belgique XXIII, 312-313; Franciscaansch Leven 17 (1934), 291-292 & 19 (1936), 57; Collectanea Franciscana 11 (1941), 573 (no. 778); P. Hildebrand, ‘Bonaventure de Bruxelles’, DHGE IX, 791; Ons Geestelijk Erf>>>>; LexCap, 241.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Colombo (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Seventeenth-century Scotist. Worked in the tradition of Bartholomaeus Mastrius and Bonaventura Belluto.

editions

Novus Cursus Philosophicus Scotistarum. Philosophia Rationalis, Naturalis et Transnaturalis (Lyon, 1669),

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Costacciaro (mid 16th cent.)

OFMConv. General Minister

literature

Valens Heynck,  ‘Das Votum des Generals der Konventualen, Bonaventura Costacciaro, vom 26. November 1546 über die Gnadengewißheit’, Franziskanische Studien 31 (1949), 274-303. 350-395.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Arenys de Mare (Bonaventura d’Arenys de Mar, fl. first half 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Friar from Catalonia (Arenys de Mar, near Barcelona). Preacher and theology lector. Author.

manuscripts

Compendi de l’explicació de la regla de N.S.P.S. Francesc: >>>> Manuscript?

Disputationes in Sacram Theologiam Iuxta Claram N.S.D. Bonaventurae Mentem: MS Barcelona, Convento de Sarrià>>>

literature

Manuel de Lete Triay, ‘Escriptors de la provincia caputxina de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (1578-1900)’, in: Franciscalia. En la convergència centenària del trànsit del ‘Poverello’ (1226), de la seva canonització (1228) i de l’autoctonia de l’ordre caputxi (1528) (Barcelona, 1928), 102; LexCap>>>>

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Arezzo (Bonaventura d’Arezzo, 1648-1708)

OFMCap. Born at Quarata, near Arezzo (Italy). Entered the Capuchins in the Tuscany province on 19 July 1667. Fulfilled several functions in the order (lector, guardian, provincial definitor) and obtained considerable renown as a preacher. Late in life, he travelled to the young Capuchin province in Poland (organised from 1692 onwards under the auspices of the Tuscany province). On request of the general procurator of the order, Bernardino di Saluces, Bonaventura and a group of other Capuchin friars (alledgedly three priests, three clerics and three lay conversi) departed for Poland on 25 May 1706. Bonaventura became guardian of the Warchaw convent. He died there of the plague while serving plague victims on 26 August 1708. Author.

manuscripts/editions

Lettere: MS Florence, Convento di Montughi>>. Parts of these letters (dating from Bonaventura’s Polish mission) have been printed in Sisto da Pisa, Storia dei cappuccini toscani (Florence, 1909) II, 258-262, 282-283, 288-289.

Vita di P. Giuseppe Maria Bentivoglio da Bologna dell’ordine dei minori cappuccini: MS Florence, Convento di Montughi>>

La riforma del religioso (Lucca, 1704). A novice training manual?

literature 

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 511; Pellegrino da Forlì, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1885) IV, 200-201; Sisto da Pisa, Storia dei cappuccini toscani (Florence, 1909) II, 180, 213-214; LexCap>>>>>

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura da Bagnoreggio (Johannes Fidanza, ca. 1217, Bagnoreggio - 15, 07, 1274) sanctus

Born in Bagnorea, near Orvieto and Viterbo, in or shortly after 1217. Studied arts in Paris. Magister Artium in 1242. Entered the Franciscan order in 1243. Novice in the Parisian convent. Studied theology in Paris (as student for the Roman province) under Johannes Rupella and Alexander of Hales. Bacc. Biblicus in 1248. Lectured as biblicus on Ecclesiastes, Liber Sapientiae, and the Gospels of Lucas and John. Commented on the Sentences as Bacc. between 1250-1253. Absolved all the obligations for the magisterium theologiae shortly after 1253. Yet, due to the conflict between the mendicant orders and the secular masters of Paris university, in which Bonaventure defended the mendicant position against William of St. Amour, our Baccalaurus Formatus was not allowed to become magister regens in the University, albeit that in 1254 he became regent lector ad scholas fratrum. Only after a compromise was reached, in 1257, did Bonaventure receive permision from the University to act as magister regens - at the same time as Thomas Aquinas. Shortly before (2 Febr. 1257), however, he was already asked to become minister general of the Franciscan order, to replace John of Parma, who had been discredited in disputes with the seculars concerning the joachite works of Gerard of Borgo San Donnino. Bonaventure was minister general between 1257 and 20 May 1273. Was made cardinal-bishop of Albano on 28 May 1274 and died at the second council of Lyon on 15 July of the same year. He was buried in the convent church of the friars minor at Lyon. Canonized on 14 April 1482 and on 14 March 1588 he was recognized as one of the official doctores of the Church.

He is reckoned among the most influential Franciscan order administrators, theologians, preachers, hagiographers of Francis, mystical writers and biblical scholars of the thirteenth century, whose biographical writings on Francis and whose administrative measures and regulations did much to re-invigorate the order as an order of students and clerics. As a theologian, he represented a voluntarist Augustinian form of scholasticism (insofar as labels help to qualify his thought), with Dionysian influences, over against the radical Aristotelians. His oeuvre comprises a very influential commentary on the Sentences, several large biblical commentaries, sermon collections, biographies (Legenda Major, Legenda Minor, letters, administrative regulations, mystical treatises (Itinerarium Mentis, De Triplica Via), manuals for novices, handbooks of biblical theology (Breviloquium), and academic lectures (among which the famous Collationes in Hexaemeron)

manuscripts

For a complete survey of the Bonaventure manuscripts, see the Quaracchi Opera Omnia Edition and the forthcoming work of Jacq. Hamesse.

editions of Bonventura's works:

Opera Omnia Edita studio et cura PP. Collegii a S. Bonaventura, 11 Vols. (Ad Claras Aquas-Quaracchi, 1882-1902)

Older editions with spuria of Vitalis de Furno and many others: Bonaventurae, Opera Omnia, ed. A.C. Peltier 15 Vols. (Paris, 1864-1871); >>> to be continued

See also: Decem Opuscula ad Theologiam Mysticam Spectantia, in textu correcta et notis illustrata a PP. Collegii S. Bonaventurae (Ad Claras Aquas, 1965) =Reprint of Opera Omnia, VIII (Ad Claras Aquas, 1898), 365-418.]; Opera theologica selecta, Editio Minor, 4 Vols. (Quaracchi, 1949); Opera Theologia Selecta, 5 Vols. (Quaracchi, 1939-1964); Escritos Filosófico-Teológicos, Pensamento Franciscano, 1 (Porto Alegre, 1999). Especially for the instruction of friars, a selection of his works were published as Selecta pro Instruendis Fratribus Ordinis Minorum Scripta S. Bonaventurae una cum Libello Speculum Disciplinae (Quaracchi, 1923). For Bonaventure’s spiritual writings, see also: Timothy Johnson, Bonaventure, mystic of God’s word. A selection of his spiritual writings (New York, 1999); Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, Selected Works of Theology and Spirituality, trans. Girard Etzkorn. Introductions and Supplemental Notes by F. Edward Coughlin (Saint Bonaventure, N.y., The Franciscans Institute, St. Bonaventure University, 2000); San Buenaventura, Experiencia y teología del Misterio: “Itinerario del alma a Dios”. “Incendio de amor”. “Soliloquio”. “El Árbol de vida”. “De la vida perfecta”, ed. Julio Gómez Chao & Jesús Sanz Montes, Clásicos Espirituales, 15 (Madrid, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 2000).

enumeration of individual works

Apologia Pauperum contra Calumniatorem, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 233-330;

St. Bonaventure's Defense of the mendicants, trans. José de Vinck & Robert J. Karris, Work of Saint Bonaventure, XV (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2010).

[Defense of the Franciscan way of life against the fulminations of Gerard of Abbéville]. For an Italian translation, see: San Bonaventura, Opuscoli francescani, 2: La difesa dei poveri contro il calunniatore, introd. & trans. Attilio Stendardi & Silvana Martignoni, Opere di san Bonaventura XIV/2 (Rome: Città Nuova Editrice, 2005).

Quare Fratres Minores Praedicent et Confessiones Audiant (ascribed) in: Opera Omnia, VIII 375-385. [Cf. B. Thiel, ‘St. Bonaventura über ausserordentliche Seelsorge’, Theologie und Glaube 45 (1955), 49-52. Roberto Rusconi, ‘La predicazione minoritica in Europa nei secoli XIII-XIV’, in: Francesco, il Francescanesimo e la cultura della nuova Europa, ed. Ignzio Baldelli & Angiola Maria Romanini (Florence, 1986), 141-165 argues (p. 155) that in Bonaventure’s time appears ‘una linea pastorale il cui fine è integrare ceti sociali e comportamenti individuali e collettivi all’interno di un modello totalizzante, di cui sono articolazione da un lato i sermones ad status e dall’altro le summae penitenziali articolate secondo le ripartizioni giuridiche dei casus.’ This totalizing aspect of mendicant pastoral care was facilitated by the privileges given to the mendicant friars by subsequent popes. Hence, late 1281, Martin IV sanctioned in his Ad fructus uberes an almost total mendicant monopoly in the fields of preaching and confession. With some mitigations, this was confirmed in Super Cathedram of Boniface VIII, which in 1318 became part of the Clementine [for literature on this issue, see my Research Instruments, section XII] See on the sermones ad status and their aspects of social control D.L. D’Avray, ‘Sermons to the Upper Bourgeoisie by a Thirteenth-Century Franciscan’, in: The Church in Town and Countryside (Oxford, 1979), 187-199; Servus Gieben, ‘Preaching in the Thirteenth Century. A Note on Ms. Gonville and Caius 439’, Collectanea Franciscana 32 (1962), 310-324, and Z. Zafarana, ‘La predicazione ai laici dal secolo XIII-XV’, in: I frati Minori ed il Terzo Ordine: problemi e dicussioni storiografiche, Todi, 17-20 ottobre 1982 & in Studi Medievali 3rd. Series 24 (1983), 265-275. On the summae and their aspects of social control, see especially J. Le Goff, ‘Mestiere e professione secondo i manuali dei confessori nel Medioevo’, in: Tempo della Chiesa e tempo del mercante (Torino, 1977), 1143-152; T.N. Tentler, ‘The ‘Summa’ for Confessors as an Instrument of Social Control’, in: The Pursuit of Holiness in Late Medieval and Renaissance Religion, ed. C. Trinkaus & H. Oberman (Leiden, 1974), 103-126 & 137; T.N. Tentler, Sin and Confession on the Eve of the Reformation (Princeton, 1977). ]

Breviloquium, in: Opera Omnia, V, 1-175; ‘Breviloquium’. Concordance, Indices, ed. J. Hamesse (Louvain, 1975); For a modern German translation, see: Breviloquium, trans. Marianne Schlosser, Christliche Meister, 52 (Einsiedeln-Freiburg, 2002). The work also received several other translations. See for instance: Bonaventura van Bagnoregio, , Breviloquium: De theologie in kort bestek. I. Vertaald en toegelicht door J.C.M. van Winden. Ingeleid door A.H. Smits. In samenwerking met de werkgroep Bonaventura van het Franciscaans Studiecentrum, Scripta Franciscana, 6 (Assen, Van Gorcum, 2000); Emmanuel Falque, Saint Bonaventure et l’entrée de Dieu en théologie. La Somme théologique du “Breviloquium” (Prologue et première partie). Avec une préface de J. Jolivet, Études de philosophie médiévale, 79 (Paris, Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2000)  [see the reviews in Angelicum 79 (2002), 468-472, Rech. Théol. Philos. Méd. 68 (2001), 409-412 & Revue Thomiste 102 (2002), 271-295; Collectanea Franciscana 74 (2004), 323-325; Zeitschrift für katholische Theologie 126 (2004), 227]; The Breviloquium, trans. & introd. Dominic V. Monti, Works of St. Bonaventure, IX (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2005). Cf. also Ctirad Caclav Pospisil, ‘Il ‘verbum abbreviatum’ nel c. IX della Regula bullata e nel Breviloquium’, Antonianum 79:1 (2004), 129-141.

Commentarium in Quatuor Libros Sententiarum, in: Opera Omnia, I-IV & in: Opera Theologica Selecta, I-IV. See also Saint-Bonaventure, Les ‘Sentences’. Questions sur Dieu. Commentaire du premier livre des ‘Sentences’ de Pierre Lombard, introd., trans. & notes marc Ozilou, Épiméthée (Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2002). An English translation of the Prologue to Book II was made by G. Etzkorn in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X : Writings on the Spiritual Life (St. Bonaventure NY : Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006). See also: Bonaventure, Prologues des 2e, 3e et 4e livres du Commentaire des Sentences, Introduction, texte latin et traduction, trans. André Ménard & Laure Solignac, in: Études Franciscaines n.s. 7:2 (2014).

Quaestio `Utrum Mundus Fuerit Productus ab Aeterno', ed. in: `Une `quaestio disputata' attribuée a Bonaventure et commentaire', ed. A. van der Sande, in: Bonaventuriana, 507-534.

Quaestiones Disputatae de Mysterio Sanctissimae Trinitatis, in: Opera Omnia, V, 45-115; St. Bonaventure's Disputed Questions on the Mystery of the Trinity, ed. Zachary Hayes, Works of St. Bonaventure, IV (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 1979).

Quaestiones Disputatae de Perfectione Evangelica, in: Opera Omnia, V, 117-198; San Bonaventura, Opusculi teologici, 3: La perfezione evangelica. Questioni disputate, introd. & trans. Attilio Stendardi & Andrea Di Maio, Opere di San Bonaventura, V/3 (Rome: Città Nuova Editrice, 2005); Disputed Questions on Evangelical Perfection, trans. Thomas Reist & Robert Karris, Works of St. Bonaventure,, XIII (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2008). [Cf. M. Bierbaum, Bettelorden und Weltgeistlichkeit an der Universität Paris, Franziskanische Studien Beiheft 2 (Münster, 1920); A. van den Wyngaert, ‘Querelles du clergé séculier et des Ordres Mendiants à l’Université de Paris’, La France Franciscaine 5 (1922), 257-281 & 6 (1923), 47-70.]

Quaestiones Disputatae de Productione Rerum de Imagine Dei et Anima Humana, ed.in: Obras de San Bonaventura, I-V (Madrid, 1945-1949), I, 54-55. See now also: Quaestiones disputatae: de productione rerum De imagine et De anima e schola bonaventuriana (codex Conv. Soppr. D.4.27, Bibliothecae Nationalis Centralis Florentinae), ed. Mikolaj Olszewski, Bibliotheca Seraphico - Capuccina, 101 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2014).

Quaestiones Disputatae de Scientia Christi, in: Opera Omnia, V, 3-43. See also: Questions disputées sur le Savoir chez le Christ, trans. E.H. Weber (Paris, 1985); ‘Quaestiones disputatae de scientia Christi’. Vom Wissen Christi. Lateinisch und Deutsch, ed & trans. A. Speer (Hamburg, 1992); San Buenventura, Cuestiones disputadas de la ciencia de Cristo, ed. Francisco Martínez Fresneda, presentación Miguel García-Baró, trad. Juan Ortín García, introd. etc. Francisco Martínez Fresneda, Publicaciones Instituto Teológico Franciscano. Serie Mayor, 27 (Murcia: Editorial Espigas, 1999); Questioni disputate della scienza di Cristo, ed. Francisco Martínez Fresneda, trans. Letterio Mauro & Francisco José Díaz Marcilla, Medioevo, 10 (Rome: Ed. Antonianum, 2005) [see review in AFH 100 (2007), 576-578]; St. Bonaventure's Disputed Questions on the Knowledge of Christ, ed. Zachary Hayes, Works of St. Bonaventure, IV (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 1992 & 2006).

Quaestiones Disputatae Variae (vaticanae), MS Rome, VAT. Palat. Lat. 612 ff. 40vb-46va, 126ra-130rb, 137rb-148rb [Cf. V. Doucet, AFH, 26 (1933), 487-496.]

Collationes de Decem Praeceptis seu Expositio Decalogi, in: Opera Omnia, V, 505-532. [transl.: Le Dix Commandments, trans. M. Ozilou (Paris, 1992); Collations on the Ten Commandments, transl. Paul J. Spaeth, Works of Bonaventure Series, 6 (St. Bonaventure, NY, 1995). Held at Paris during the academic year 1267-1268]

Collationes in Hexaëmeron. in: Opera Omnia,V, 329-449; Collationes in Hexaëmeron, [Forma Brevior], ed. F. Delorme, in: S. Bonaventurae s.r.e. episc. cardinalis collationes in hexaëmeron et bonaventuriana quaedam selecta, ed. F. Delorme (Bibliotheca Franciscana Scholastica Medii Aevi, VIII) Florence, 1934. Collationes in Hexaemeron/Das Sechstagewerk, trans. W. Nyssen, (Munich, 1964) >> see also Maranesi, who argues for a new edition of these Collationes, as new mss has been discovered (a.o. ms Leningrad/St. Petersburg Lat. Qu.I.219 & Tours Bib. Mun. 409??) See for instance also P. Maranesi, ‘Bonaventura of Bagnoregio: A transcription of the third collation of the ‘Hexaëmeron’ from the St. Petersburg manuscript’, Franciscan Studies 53 (1993), 47-78; Bonawentura z Bagnoregio, Konferencje o szesciu dniach stworzenia albo oswiescenia Kosciola. Wydanie synoptyczne tekstu oryginalnego redakcji A. oraz B z przekladem polskim/Collationes in Hexaëmeron seu illuminationes Ecclesiae. Editio synoptica textus originalis reortationum A ac B cum translatione polona, ed. & trans. Aleksander Horowski (Craow: SERAFIN - UNUM, 2008) [Cf. reviews in AFH 102 (2009), 314F; Antonianum 84 (2009), 173f]. In these Collationes, held at Paris, between 9 April and 28 May 1273 (unfinished), Bonaventure not only developes a strong criticism of radical Aristotelian thought, but also an original ‘Geschichtstheologie,’carefully combining Augustinian and Joachist elements. See on the latter issue especially Ratzinger]

Collationes in Evangelium Johannis, in: Opera Omnia, VI, 535-632.

Commentarium in Evangelium Johannis, in: Opera Omnia, VI, 239-530. See also: Commento al Vangelo di San Giovanni, trans. E. Mariani, comm. J.G. Bougerol, 2 Vols. (Rome, 1990-1991); An English translation appeared in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. XI Commentary on the Gospel of John, Trans & notes by Robert J. Karris (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2007). See reviews in Analecta T.O.R 179 (2007), 641f & AFH 100 (2007), 617f.

Commentarium in Evangelium Lucae, in: Opera Omnia, VII, 1-604. See also: T. Reist, Saint Bonaventure as a Biblical Commentator. A Translation and Analysis of his Commentary on Luke XVIII, 34-XIX, 42 (Lanham-New York-London, 1985); San Bonaventura, Commento al Vangelo di san Luca 1 (1-4), Introd., revisione e note a cura di Barbara Faes de Mottoni, trad. di Paola Müller (cc.I-III) e Silvana Martignoni (c. IV), Nuova Collana Bonaventuriana (Rome, 1999); Works of St. Bonaventure. Vol. VIII/1: St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Chapters 1-8, introd., trans. & notes. Robert J. Karris (St. Bonaventure NY, 2001); Works of St. Bonaventure. Vol. VIII/2: St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Chapters 9-16, introd., trans. & notes. Robert J. Karris (St. Bonaventure NY, 2003); Works of St. Bonaventure. Vol. VIII/3: St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Gospel of Luke: Chapters 17-24, introd., trans. & notes Robert J. Karris (Bonaventure NY, 2004); André Ménard, ‘Bonaventure: commentaire du Notre Père. Evangile de Luc, chapitre 11. Note introductive et traduction’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 1 (2008), 21-57.

Commentarium in Librum Ecclesiastae, in: Opera Omnia, VI, 3-99. Works of St. Bonaventure. Vol. VII: St. Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes, introd. Robert J. Karris, trans. & notes Campion Murray & Robert J. Karris (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2005). Cf.  review in CF 76,1-2 (2006), 353-354.

Commentarium in Librum Sapientiae, in: Opera Omnia, VI, 107-233.

Corona Beatae Mariae Virginis, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 677-678 & E. Jallonghi, I ritmi latini di S. Bonaventura. Ricerche storiche e critiche (Rome, 1915), 234-236.

Legenda (Major) Sancti Francisci & Legenda Minor Sancti Francisci, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 504-564 & 565-579; Seraphici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae Legendae Duae de Vita S. Francisci Seraphici (Quaracchi, 1923); Doctoris Seraphici S. Bonaventurae Legenda Maior S. Francisci, in: Analecta Franciscana X (Ad Claras Aquas-Quaracchi, 1926-1941), 555-652; Doctoris Seraphici S. Bonaventurae Legenda Minor S. Francisci, in: Analecta Franciscana X (Ad Claras Aquas-Quaracchi, 1926-1941),  653-678; Legenda Maior S. Francisci Assisiensis et Eiusdem Legenda Minor (Quaracchi, 1941); Vita di S. Francesco d’Assisi scrita da S. Bonaventura, ed. & stud. Girolamo Mascia (Naples, 1974) [also appeared in Studi e Ricerche francescane 3 (1974), 141-218]. See also: J.F. Godet, Sancti Bonaventurae Legendae maior et minor sancti Francisci. Concordance, index, listes de fréquence, tables comparatives (Louvain, 1975); The Legenda Maior has been translated many times both during the medieval period and thereafter. See for instance: San Buenaventura, Leyenda Mayor. Editio facsimile cod. 768 Archivii conventus “Cardenal Cisneros” apud Madrid Collaboratio Conferentiae Mini­strorum Provincialium O.F.M. Hispaniae. Curaverunt Miguel Angel de la Torre et Juan José Saavedra. Directio artistica: Jesús Herrero. Directio tecnica: Joaquín González Villamor. Coordinatio editionis: Luís Tierra Girón (Madrid, Ars Magna Editorial, S.L., 1999); Bonaventura da Bagnorea, Vita di san Francesco. Legenda maior, Libri per tutte le stagioni (Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2008). For a modern Danish translation, see: Frans af Assisis liv fortalt af Bonaventura, trans. Johannes Jong (Copenhagen, 2002); Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, Vita di san Francesco. ‘Legenda maior’, ed. Pietro Messa, Letture cristiane del secondo millennio, 42 (Milan: Paoline Editoriale, 2009). [o.a. reviews in CF 79 (2009), 679-699; Antonianum 85 (2010), 165-168; Studi Francescani 107 (2010), 285-291].

Novem Lectiones de Canonizatione et de Translatione Sancti Francisci, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 547-549.

Itinerarium Mentis in Deum, in: Opera Omnia, V, 295-313 & in Opera Theologica Selecta, V, 177-214 [Itinerarium Mentis in Deum-De Reductione Artium ad Theologiam, trans. J. Kaup (Munich, 1961); J. Hamesse, S. Bonaventure. Itinerarium mentis in Deum, De reductione artium ad theologiam. Concordance-Indices (Louvain, 1972); Itinerario della mente in Dio. Testo latino dell'edizione di Quaracchi, transl. G. Melani (La Verna-Florence, 1987); Works of Bonaventure, Vol. II revised and expanded, Itinerarium Mentis in Deum,  ed. & trans. Philotheus Boehmer & Zachary Hayes (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2002); Itinerario dell’anima a Dio. Testo latino a fronte, trans. Letterio Mauro, Testi a fronte, 57 (Milan: Bompiani, 2002); Itinerarium Mentis in Deum-Der Pilgerweg des Menschen zu Gott. Lateinisch-Deutsch, trans. Marianne Schlosser, Theologie der Spiritualität. Quellentexte, 3 [reviewed in CF 75 (2005), 716-718] The work was composed in 1259, during a temporary retreat on La Verna]

De Reductione Artium ad Theologiam, in: Opera Omnia, V, 317-325; J. Hamesse, S. Bonaventure. Itinerarium mentis in Deum, De reductione artium ad theologiam. Concordance-Indices (Louvain, 1972); De Reductione Artium ad Theologiam, ed. Zachary Hayes, Works of Bonaventure, I (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 1996). See also Joshua C. Benson, ‘Identifying the Literary Genre of the De reductione artium ad theologiam: Bonaventure’s Inaugural Lecture at Paris’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 149-178. See also his article in American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (2011), 7-24. and Idem, ‘Bonaventure’s Inaugual Sermon at Paris: Omnium artifes docuit me sapientia, Introduction and Text’, Collectanea Franciscana 82 (2012), 517-562. Joshua Benson argues that one of the sermons in MS Borghesiani 157 is an unedited academic sermon by Bonaventure that has to be identified with the first part of an academic principium with which Bonaventure started his magisterial theology course. Benson makes the case that Bonaventure’s De reductione artium ad theologiam is the second part of the same principium text (the resumptio). This would shed new light on the context and creation of this work.

Lignum Vitae, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 68-86 & in: Decem Opuscula, 135-180. See also: Soliloquio dell'anima o quattro esercizi di meditazione. L'albero della vita. Le cinque feste di Gesú Bambino, trans. A. Calufetti (Vicenza, 1988). A more recent Italian translation by Bernardino Garcia can be found in I Mistici. Scritti dei Mistici Francescani Secolo XIII, I (Assisi-Bologna, 1995), 375-418. For a modern German translation & commentary, see: Der Baum des Lebens. Eine Arbeits- und Exerzitienbuch zur Franziskanischen Spiritualität, trans. Marianne Schlosser; comm. Christina Mülling, ill. Sigmunda May (Paderborn, 2002) & Bonaventura, Baum des Lebens. Geistliche Betrachtungen, trans. Marianne Schlosser (Sankt Ottilien: EOS Verlag, 2012. Review in CF 82 (2012), 793-794. For early Dutch translations, see Eefje Bosmans, ‘De Middelnederlandse vertalingen van Bonaventura's Lignum Vitae’, Ons Geestelijk Erf 80:1 (March 2009), 21-47. [This meditative book on the tree of life (the crucified Christ), produced around 1260, contains a prologue and twelve ‘fruits’, divided over three themes: De mysterio originis (Fructus I-IV: Praeclaritas originis; Humilitas conversationis; Celsitudo virtutis; Plenitudo pietatis); De mysterio passionis (Fructus V-VIII: Confidentia in periculis; Patientia in iniuriis; Constantia in suppliciis; Victoria in conflictu mortis); De mysterio glorificationis (Fructus IX-XII: Novitas resurrectionis; Sublimitas ascensionis; Aequitas iudicii; Aeternitas regni) Deals with the mysteries of Christ’s origin, his passion, and his glorification, dealt with with recourse to the symbolism of the tree. The key to a proper reading of Christ’s life and his mysteries on earth is poverty, humility (man’s possible ways to imitate Christ in this life). The mystery of Christ’s glorification explains the victory of Christ over sin and death, which opens the door to eternal life. And the glory of Christ can prefigure the future glorification of man.]

Laudismus de Sancta Cruce, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 667-669.

De Septem Verbis Domini nostri Ihesu Christi in Cruce [spurious?!], in: Opera Omnia VII, 667-678; A. Wilmart, ‘Le grand poème bonaventurien sur les sept paroles du Christ en croix’, Revue Bénédictine 47 (1935), 235-278. [Bonaventurean poem, surviving in at least 8 manuscripts. Ascription to Bonaventure not secure. Also seen as a work of Geraldus Odonis. Amounts to a rythmical poetic prayer.]

Officium de Passione Domini, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 152-158 & in: Decem Opuscula, 343-363 [Composed for King Louis IX of France between 1242 and 1248: providing spiritual excercises for all the liturgical hours of the day (matins, laudes, prime, terts, sext, none, vespers, compline) replete with prayers, contemplations, hymns and psalms to be sung, readings from the Gospels etc. It is not an official liturgical Oficium, but a way for the King to organise his day with prayer and religious exercises].

Collationes de Septem Donis Spiritus Sancti, in: Opera Omnia, V, 455-503; Collationes de Donis Spiritus Sancti Brevior Reportatio, in: Sancti Bonaventurae (…) Operum Sixti V Pontificis Max. D. Ord. jussu editorum supplementum in tria volumina distributum, ed. Bonelli (Trente, 1772-1774), III, 418-494. ed. in prep. Jacqueline Hamesse [cf. J. Hamesse, `La deuxième reportation des `Collationes de septem donis Spiritus Sancti' de saint Bonaventure', BPhM, 19 (1977), 59-64; J. Hamesse, Saint Bonaventure. Collationes de septem donis Spiritus sancti. Concordances, indices (Louvain, 1979); Collationes on the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, trans. Zachary Hayes & Robert J. Karris, Works of Bonaventure, 13 (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Press, 2008). These collationes were held during the academic year 1267-1268]

De Regimine Animae, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 128-130 & in: Seraphici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae Decem Opuscula ad Theologiam Mysticam Spectantia (Quaracchi, 1965), 275-282. A modern Italian translation by Bernardino Garcia can be found in I Mistici. Scritti dei Mistici Francescani Secolo XIII, I (Assisi-Bologna, 1995), 467-478. An English translation was made by G. Etzkorn in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X : Writings on the Spiritual Life (St. Bonaventure NY : Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006). This relatively high-brow text, possibly composed between 1264 and 1274 for Queen Bianca of Navarra, to evaluate in mental excercises the state of one’s soul and to thoroughly train it in order to keep it fully geared to the path of spiritual perfection, with the practice of humility, devotion, purety, the remorse over sins and a desire for Divine grace. The central idea throughout is to sentire de Deo altissime, piisime, sanctissime]

De Triplici Via, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 3-18 & in: Seraphici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae Decem Opuscula ad Theologiam Mysticam Spectantia (Quaracchi, 1965), 1-34. [See on this work especially J.Fr. Bonnefoy, Une somme bonaventurienne de théologie mystique, le ‘De triplici via’ (Paris, 1934). A modern Italian translation by Bernardino Garcia can be found in I Mistici. Scritti dei Mistici Francescani Secolo XIII, I (Assisi-Bologna, 1995), 343-374. For a modern French translation, see: Saint Bonaventure, La Triple Voie, trad. & comm. Jacques-Guy Bougerol (Paris, Les Éditions Franciscaines, 1998). An English translation was made by G. Etzkorn in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X : Writings on the Spiritual Life (St. Bonaventure NY : Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006); De Triplici Via (alias Incendium Amoris), a ‘summa’ or synthesis of spiritual theology along dionysian lines, composed ca. 1259-1260 for a diocesan priest, and showing the ways that lead to spiritual perfection (and not dealing with the ultimate form of contemplation possible in that perfect state) contains three chapters: Cap. I. De meditatione, qua anima purgatur, illuminatur et perficitur (§ 1 De via purgativa et triplici eius exercitatio; § 2 De via illuminativa et triplici eius exercitatio; § 3 De via perfectiva et triplici eius exercitio; § 4 Corollarium) ; Cap. II. De oratione, qua deploratur miseria, imploratur misericordia, exhibitur latria (§ 1 De triplici deploratione miseriae; § 2 De triplici imploratione misericordiae; § 3 De triplici exhibitione latriae; § 4 De sex gradibus dilectionis Dei; § 5 Recapitulatio); Cap. III. De contemplatione, qua pervenitur ad veram sapientiam (§ 1 Praeambulum; § 2 De septem gradibus, quibus pervenitur ad soporem pacis; § 3 De septem gradibus, quibus, pervenitur ad splendorem veritatis; § 4 De septem gradibus, quibus pervenitur ad dulcorem caritatis; § 5 Recapitulatio; § 6 Alia distinctio novem graduum proficiendi; § 7 De duplici contemplatione rerum divinarum)]

De Sex Alis Seraphim, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 131-151 & in: Seraphici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae Decem Opuscula ad Theologiam Mysticam Spectantia (Quaracchi, 1965), 283-340. [Possibly not by Bonaventure himself, but inspired by his spirituality. Contains a Prologue and seven chapters: I. Seligendi apti superiores inter multos; incipientes indigent magistro; magistro non indigentes debent habere quatuor perfectiones; II. De prima ala praelatorum, quae est zelus iustitiae; III. De secunda ala praelatorum, quae est pietas; IV. De tertia ala praelatorum, quae est patientia; V. De quarta ala praelatorum, quae est exemplaritas vitae; VI. De quinta ala praelatorum, quae est circumspecta discretio; VII. De sexta ala prelatorum, quae est devotio ad Deum. Seems an important work for guiding life and behaviour of prelates]

Regula Novitiorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 475-490 & in: Selecta pro Instruendis Fratribus, 191-232. [Produced between 1259 and 1260. For late medieval German translations cf. Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 251-253.

Prothema, in: Opera Omnia, IX, 731.

Soliloquium, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 28-67; Decem Opuscula, 35-133; Soliloquio dell'anima o quattro esercizi di meditazione. L'albero della vita. Le cinque feste di Gesú Bambino, trans. A. Calufetti (Vicenza, 1988). An English translation was made by G. Etzkorn in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X : Writings on the Spiritual Life (St. Bonaventure NY : Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006). The work had a very strong German and Dutch reception in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Cf. Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 295. For instance MS Wolfenbüttel 1136 Helmst, ff. 39r-47v. The Latin Soliloquium de IV Mentalibus Exercitiis, written in 1257 for persons aspiring to live a truly religious life and aiming to help them prepare their soul for proper contemplation with meditative exercises, contains a prologue and four chapters, the first three of which do not deal with mystical contemplation proper but with the excercises and the insights making this possible, with recourse to patristic materials. In that sense, this work in a way fleshes out the programme of De Triplici Via: Cap. I. Quomodo anima per mentale exercitium debeat radium contemplationis reflectere ad interiora sua, ut videat, qualiter sit formata per naturam, deformata per culpam et reformata per gratiam (§ 1 Praeambulum; § 2 Quam generose a summo Artifice formata sit anima per naturam; § 3 Quam vitiose a voluntate deformata sit anima per culpam; § 4 Quam gratiose a divina bonitate reformata sit anima per gratiam); Cap. II. Quomodo anima per mentale exercitium debet radium contemplationis convertere ad exteriora, ut cognoscat, quam instabilis sit mundana opulentia, quam mutabilis mundana excellentia, et quam miserabilis mundana magnificentia (§ 1 De triplici rerum mundanarum vanitate; § 2 De ratione, quare multi mundani excaecantur; § 3 De consolatione divina et de dispositione ad eam obtinendam); Cap. III. Quomodo anima per mentale exercitium debeat radium contemplationis convertere ad inferiora, ut intelligat humanae mortis inevitabilem necessitatem, iudicii finalis formidabilem aequitatem, poenae infernalis intolerabilem asperitatem (§ 1 Primo, de mortis inevitabili necessitate; § 2 Secundo, de iudicii finalis ineffabili aequitate; § 3 Tertio, de poenarum infernalium intolerabili asperitate); Cap. IV. Quomodo anima per mentale exercitium debeat radium contemplationis reflectere ad superiora, ut videat duodecim gaudia caeli orta ex contemplatione vel inferiorum, vel exteriorum, vel interiorum, vel superiorum (§ 1 De gaudio caelesti in genere; § 2 De gaudio caelesti in specie, et primo de triplici gaudio orto ex conversione contemplationis ad ea quae infra sunt; § 3 Secundo, Beati convertunt radium contemplationis ad ea quae iuxta se sunt, et triplici obiecto gaudent; § 4 Tertio, Beati convertunt radium contemplationis ad ea quae intra se sunt, et tripliciter gaudent; § 5 Quarto, Beati convertunt radium contemplationis ad ea quae supra se sunt, et in summo Bono perfecte et secundum tres animae vires gaudent) Chapter IV seems to describe the world of the beati and not the life of the viatores]

Tractatus de Praeparatione ad Missam, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 99-106; Decem Opuscula, 201-220. [This work, the authenticity of which is not secure (late manuscript tradition and a some stylistic differences), contains a prologue and two chapters: Cap. I. De praemittenda quadruplici sui ipsius probatione (§ 1 Primo, quisque se ipsum probare debet, qua fide accedat ad altare; § 2 Secundo, quisque se ipsum probare debet, cum quali proposito et dispositione accedat; § 3 Tertio, quisque se ipsum probare debet, ex quanta caritate et quali fervore accedat; § 4 Quarto, quisque se ipsum probare debet, proper quid accedat); Cap. II. De contritione et confessione, de praeparatione immediata et de ipsa celebratione. The first of these chapters teaches ho to consider the meaning of the Eucharist, to accept the miracle of the transsubstantiation with awe (and without questioning), and how to prepare mentally and corporally for its reception. The much shorter second chapter, deals with the immediate preparation of taking the host, concluding with a focusing prayer and short concluding remarks]

Vitis Mystica (forma brevis) seu Planctus de Passione Domini, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 159-189; Decem Opuscula, 365-418. [Ascription not secure. For information on late medieval Dutch translations of the work in the context of the Modern Devotion and Franciscan Tertiary communities of the fifteenth century, cf. Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 183ff. The Latin text of this ‘mystical vine’, which might not be a genuine work of Bonaventure (but rather a Cistercian text based on Bernardine theology) contains a Prologue and 24 chapters in which the branches, the leaves and the flowers/fruits of the vine are made to stand for the sufferings of Christ on the cross]

Epistula ad Abbatem Sanctae Mariae Blesensis, Opera Omnia, VIII, 473.

Epistula ad Abbatissam et Sorores Sanctae Clarae Monasterii de Assisio, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 473-474 & in: Escritos de Santa Clara y Documentos Contemporaneos (Madrid, 1970), 308-310.

Sermones Dominicales, ed. J.G. Bougerol, Bibliotheca Franciscana Scholastica Medii Aevi, 27 (Grottaferrata, 1977). [Introduction, pp. 110-118 contains a lot of information about Bonaventure's preaching techniques]; Sermoni domenicali, trans. E. Mariani, comm. J.G. Bougerol (Rome, 1992); The Sunday sermons of St. Bonaventure, trans. Timothy J. Johnson, Works of St. Bonaventure, XII (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2008).

Sermones de Tempore. Reportationes du manuscrit Milan, Ambrosienne A 11 sup., Nouvelle édition critique par J.-G. Bougerol (Paris, 1990).

Sermones de Sanctis, in: Opera Omnia, IX, 463-631. See also: I. Deug-Su, `Il `conoscere' nei sermoni agiografici di S. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio', DSer 34 (11987), 47-66.

For an edition of a sermon on Thomas Apostolus and three reportationes of a sermon on Saint Andrew, which differ from the existing editions in the Quaracchi volumes and in the works of Bougerol, see the 2015 study of Aleksander Horowski in Collectanea Franciscana 85:3-4 (2015), 665-692.

Sermones de Diversis, Nouvelle édition critique par J.-G. Bougerol, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1993). An English translation of sermons on the way of life, on the holy Saturday and on the Monday after Palm Sunday were made by O. Bychkov and R. Karris in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X : Writings on the Spiritual Life (St. Bonaventure NY : Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006) 

Sermo Unus est Magister Vester, Christus, in: Opera Omnia, V, 567-574 & in: Opera Theologica Selecta, V, 295-307 & in: La metodologia del sapere nel sermone di san Bonaventura `Unus est magister vester Christus', con nuova edizione critica e traduzione italiana, ed. & trans. R. Russo (Grottaferrata, 1982) & in: Le Christ maître. Edition, traduction et commentaire du sermon universitaire `Unus est magister noster Christus', ed & trans. G. Madec (Paris, 1990).

Omnium artifes docuit me sapientia, inaugural sermon from Paris. The second half was later transformed into De reductione artium ad theologiam (see above). For an edition of the reconstituted text, see: Joshua C. Benson, ‘Bonaventure’s Inaugual Sermon at Paris: Omnium artifes docuit me sapientia, Introduction and Text’, Collectanea Franciscana 82 (2012), 517-562 (edition on 537-562).

Sermo de S. Johanne Evangelista, in: Opera Omnia, VI, 239-242 [=part of Bonaventure's Sermones de Sanctis]

Sermo de Sanctissimo Corpore Christi, in: Opera Omnia, V, 553-566; Opera Theologica Selecta, V, 307-327. See also: ‘Bonaventure of Bagnoregio’s Sermon III: Concerning de Most Holy Body of Christ’, trans. Zachary Hayes & Notes by Robert J. Karris, Greyfriars Review 20 (2006), 171-197.

Sermo de regno Dei Descripto in parabolis Evangelicis seu Sermo de Seminante, in: Opera Omnia, V, 539-553; Opera Theologica Selecta, V, 413-436.

Sermo et Collatio de Angelis, in: Opera Omnia, IX, 622-626.

Sermones de Beata Virgine Maria, in: Opera Omnia, IX, 633-721.

Sermo de triplici Testimonio Sanctissimae Trinitatis, in: Opera Omnia, V, 535-538; Opera Theologica Selecta, V, 231-238.

De Quinque Festivitatibus Pueri Iesu, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 88-95 & in: Seraphici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae Decem Opuscula ad Theologiam Mysticam Spectantia (Quaracchi, 1965), 181-199. See also: Soliloquio dell'anima o quattro esercizi di meditazione. L'albero della vita. Le cinque feste di Gesú Bambino, trans. A. Calufetti (Vicenza, 1988). A more recent Italian translation by Bernardino Garcia can be found in I Mistici. Scritti dei Mistici Francescani Secolo XIII, I (Assisi-Bologna, 1995), 571-590. The work had a number of late medieval vernacular renderings, for instance in Low German (MS Wolffenbüttel, 704 Helmst, ff. 1-79v (1461))[This meditation on the mysteries of Christ’s childhood (virginal conception, birth, way in which he received his name, the adoration of the Magi) and its repersussions for our Christian life contains a prologue and five ‘Festivitates’: I. Quomodo Filius Dei, Christus Iesus, a mente devota spiritualiter concipiatur; II. Quomodo Filius Dei in mente devota spiritualiter nascatur; III. Quomodo infans Iesus a devota anima spiritualiter sit nominandus; IV. Quomodo Filius Dei a devota anima cum Magis sit spiritualiter quaerendus et adorandus; V. Quomodo Filius Dei a devoto anima spiritualiter praesentetur in templo. Bonaventura wants to renovate the spiritual life of every individual by showing him or her how to consider these mysteries and to internalise them in one’s own spiritual outlook through various exercises, leading to spiritual purification, spiritual insight and peace]

De Perfectione Vitae ad Sorores seu de Forma Perfectionis Religiosorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 107-127 & in: Seraphici Doctoris S. Bonaventurae Decem Opuscula ad Theologiam Mysticam Spectantia (Quaracchi, 1965), 221-273. A modern Italian translation by Bernardino Garcia can be found in I Mistici. Scritti dei Mistici Francescani Secolo XIII, I (Assisi-Bologna, 1995), 419-466. A modern English translation can be found in: The Works of Bonaventure, Vol. 1: Mystical Opuscula, trans. J. de Vinck (Paterson, N.J., 1960), 221. A new English translation was made by G. Etzkorn in Works of St. Bonaventure, Vol. X: Writings on the Spiritual Life (St. Bonaventure NY : Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006). The work was produced around 1260. In the past, it has been assumed that this work was composed for Isabelle of France (Elisabeth of Longchamp, daughter of Louis VIII and sister of Louis IX), yet this seems unwarranted. It shows Poor Clares how to live a true religious life, that is the way to spiritual perfection through the crucified Christ (via self-knowledge, humility, poverty, silence, sollitude in prayer, remembering the passion of Christ, all of which leads to a perfect love o God and the necessary perseverance to hold out until the end). This religious life is a sapientia in service of the future eternal life. This is one of the most important of Bonaventure’s works of passion devotion and christology, next to the Lignum Vitae and the Vitis Mystica.. Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 182 provides information on a Dutch translation found in MS Leiden, University Library Lett. 332 (olim 125) ff. 1r-54r. The Latin text contains a prologue and eight chapters. The prologue makes clear that for the Poor Clares (who were not supposed to read the Latin Bible independently (aside from the texts they were acquainted with in liturgical contexts!) the Lex Domini ‘…non tantum foris quarenda est in littera, sed potius per devotae mentis affectum. Est autem desideranda in spiritu et virtute, ut ille videlicet intus doceat, qui solus novit exteriorem legis asperitatem in interiorem dulcedinem commutare. Docet autem lex Domini, quid agendum, quid fugiendum, quid credendum, quod orandum, quid desiderandum, quod timendum; docet esse immaculatum et irreprehensibilem; docet servare promissa, deflere commissa; docet mundana contemnere, carnalia respuere; docet denique totum cor, totam animam, totam mentem in solum convertere Iesum Christum. Ad huius doctrinae comparationem omnis mundana sapientia stulta est et fatua. (…) Ut autem facilius possis invenire quod quaris, ideo singulorum capitulorum praemisi titulos’, namely: I. De vera sui ipsius cognitione; II. De vera humilitate; III. De perfecta paupertate; IV. De silentio et tacurnitate; V. De studio orationis; VI. De passionis Christi memoria; VII. De perfecta Dei caritate; VIII. De finali perseverantia. As Jeryldene M. Wood, Women, Art, and Spirituality. The Poor Clares of Early Modern Italy (Cambridge, 1996), 23-24 makes clear, Bonaventura’s representation of the Poor Clares as consecrated virgins remains within the accepted ecclesiastical tradition that see female religious perfection ‘as achieved through solitude deepened by humility and silence (…) speech, like choice foods, fine clothing, and other delights of the flesh, is a sensual pleasure that is as dangerous as lust to a sister. To discipline the spirit further, Saint Bonaventure recommends ‘constant prayer and devotional exercises’ and he claims that copious weeping is a necessary step on the path to ecstasy: The nuns should copy Mary Magdalen and ‘bate the feet of the Lord Jesus with … tears.’’ ]

Statuta Liturgica sue Rubricae Breviarii Auctore d. Bonaventura in Generali Capitulo Pisano an. 1263 Editae, ed. H. Golubovich, AFH, 4 (1911), 62-73.

Constitutiones Generales Narbonenses, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 449-464 & in M. Bihl, `Statuta generalia Ordinis edita in Capitulis generalibus celebratis Narbonae an. 1260, Assisi an. 1279 atque Parisiis an. 1292 (editio critica et synoptica)', AFH, 34 (1941), 37-94, 284-319.

Definitiones Capituli Generalis Narbonensis, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 464-466; F.M. Delorme, `Diffinitiones' Capituli Generalis O.F.M. Narbonensis (1260)', AFH, 3 (1910), 491-504 & A.G. Little, `Definitiones capitulorum generalium Ordinis Fratrum Minorum (1260-1282)', AFH, 7 (1914), 676-682 (esp. 677).

Explanationes Constitutionum Generalium Narbonensium, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 450-455 & in AFH, 18 (1925), 514-524.

Rubricae Datae in Capitulo Generali Pisano, ed. in. G. Abate, `Memoriali (…)', MF, 35 (1935), 232-235; S.J.P. van Dijk, Sources of the Modern Roman Liturgy, II: Texts (Leiden, 1963), 144-146 & 421-432. [cf. AFH, 45 (1952), 299-322]

Expositio super Regulam Fratrum Minorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 391-437 [ see also S. Clasen, `Bonaventuras' Expositio super Regulam Fratrum Minorum', in: S. Bonaventura 1274-1974, II, 531-570 & E. Randolph Daniel, in Franciscan Studies, 32 (1972), 86-87. Probably the work of John Pecham]

Determinationes Quaestionum circa Regulam Fratrum Minorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 337-374. [Place Franciscan preaching and confession in a context of urban pastoral care. Cf. L. Pellegrini, ‘L’ordine francescano e la società cittadine in epoca bonaventuriana. Un’analisi del ‘Determinationes quaestionum super Regulam Fratrum Minorum’’, Laurentianum 15 (1974), 154-200. Ascription of the work to Bonaventure not fully secure (work in its surviving form might date from around 1290). Comparable issues were raised in the polemical work Quare Fratres Minores praedicent et confessones audiant.]

Epistula de Tribus Quaestionibus ad magistrum Innominatum seu Declaratio quorundam Articulorum Regulae Fratrum Minorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 331-336 & ed. F. Delorme, in Arch. Ital. Storia Pietà, 1 (1951), 212-218.

Epistola ad Decanum et Canonicos Werdenses, ed. H. Ketteler, Urkundenbuch des Stiftes Kaiserwerth (Bonn, 1904), 70-1; Bihl, `Duae Confraternitatis Epistolae (…)', AFH, 26 (1933), 232-3.

Epistola ad Fratrem Ministrum Aragonie, ed. A. de Saldes, EF, 37 (1926), 112-4.

Epistola ad Ministrum Provincialum Aragoniae, 27 Sept. 1263, ed. A. Castellano i Tressera & A. Boades Illavat, in: Verd. Vida 54 (1996), 251-263.

Epistula de Sandalis Apostolorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 386-390.

Epistula Continens Viginti Quinque Memoralia, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 491-498 & in: Selecta pro Instruendis Fratribus Ordinis Minorum Scripta S. Bonaventurae, una cum Libello Speculum Disciplinae (Quaracchi, 1942), 237-257. This work written on request of a friar who wanted to be instructed in religious perfection.

Epistula de Imitatione Christi, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 499-503 & in: Selecta pro Instruendis Fratribus Ordinis Minorum Scripta S. Bonaventurae, una cum Libello Speculum Disciplinae (Quaracchi, 1942), 261-271.

Epistola ad Guidonem Comitem Flandrie et Matildem Uxorem Eius, ed. Callebaut, AFH, 7 (1914), 250-1.

Epistula ad Fratrem Laurentium, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 471-472 & Z. Lazzeri, `Documenta controversiam inter Fratres Minores et Clarissas spectantia (1262-1297)', AFH, 3 (1910), 678-679.

Epistola ad Ministrum et Fratres Congregationis Beatae Virginis in Civitate Brixiensi, ed. P. Guerrini, AFH, 1 (1908), 561-2.

Epistula ad Omnes Ministros Provinciales et Custodes Ordinis Fratrum Minorum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 478-469.

Epistula ad Omnes Ordinis Ministros Provinciales, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 470-471

Epistula ad Fratres Custodem et Guardianum Pisarum, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 471.

Epistula ad Fratres Universos, in: Opera Omnia, VIII, 472-473.

Epistola ad Recommendatos Beatae Virginis in Urbe Roma, ed. I.M. Pou y Martí, AFH, 17 (1924), 451-2

Epistola de Concordia cum capitulo Sanctae Mariae Cameracensis Stabilienda, ed. Callebaut, AFH, 7 (1914), 251-4.

Rubricae Datae in Capitulo Generali Pisano, ed. G. Abata, Misc. Franc., 35 (1935), 232-5; S.J.P. van Dijk, Sources of the Modern Roman Liturgy, II, Texts (Leiden, 1963), 421-32.

Quaestio Utrum Mundus Productus Fuerit ab Aeterno, ed. A. van der Sande (Tilburg, 1983)

?>>Quaestio de Imagine Recreationis, ed. & introd. in: Francisco Chavero Blanco, ‘La Quaestio de Imagine Recreationis del MS Assisi, Communale 186, un escrito bonaventuriano?’, AFH 92 (1999), 3-58.

?>> Quaestio de Raptu. Edited and discussed in: Barbara Faes de Mottoni, ‘La questione ‘De Raptu’ nel ms. Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale, fondo antico 186’, Archa Verbi. Yearbook for the Study of Medieval Theology 1 (2004), 67-90.

See also: Bonaventure: Mystic of God's WWord. Selected Spiritual Writings, ed. Timothy J. Johnson (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006) & La letteratura francescana, volume III, Bonaventura: La perfezione cristiana, ed. Claudio Leonardi & Daniele Solvi (Milan: Fondazione Valla-Arbaldo Mondadori, 2012) [with annotated translations of the Itinerarium mentis in Deum, the Vitis mystica and other texts. See the lengthy review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 485-490 & the review in AFH 106:3-4 (2013), 628-630]

A website completely devoted to Bonaventure can be found on http://www.franciscan-archive.org/bonaventura/

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Robson, ‘Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio’, in: The Medieval Theologians. An Introduction to theology in the Medieval Period, ed. G.R. Evans (Malden MA-Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2001), 187-200; Severin Valentinov Kitanov, ‘Bonaventure’s understanding of ‘fruitio’’, Picenum Seraphicum 20 (2001), 137-191; Barbara Faes de Mottoni, ‘I prologhi dei Commenti al Vangelo di Luca di Giovanni della Rochelle e di Bonaventura’, in: Les prologues médiévaux, 471-513; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Littera et spiritus. Die zwei exegetischen Prinzipien von Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, in: Roger Bacon in der Diskussion, ed. Florian Uhl (Frankfurt a/M.: Peter Lang, 2001), 145-179; Andrea Di Maio, ‘La divisione bonaventurian della filosofia. Lettura di ‘Collationes in Hexaëmeron’ 3,2’, in: La divisione della filosofia e le sue raggioni. Lettura di testi medievali (VI-XIII secolo), ed. Giulio D’Onofrio, Schola Salernitana. 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Hammond, Divine and Created Order in Bonaventure’s Theology (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2001); María Teresa Maio, ‘La Eucaristía: sacrificio, sacramento y viático según San Buenaventura’, Miscellanea Francescana 101 (2001), 433-493; Stéphane Oppes, ‘La parola quale actus absolutu et respectivus predicta sempre nozialmente in Dio: un contributo di Bonaventura alla filosofía del linguaggio’, Antonianum 76:4 (2001), 687-728 [on I  Sent. Dist. XXVII P. II, art Un. q. 1]; Stephen Wessley, ‘A footnote on a manuscript fragment of Bonaventure’s Legenda minor S. Francisci [MS Tarazona, Biblioteca de la Catedral, 68]’, AFH 94:3-4 (2001), 437-438; Francisco de Asís Chavero Blanco, ‘Pecado original. La interpretación de San Buenaventura’, Naturaleza y Gracia 48 (2001), 313-399; C. Colt Anderson, A Call to Piety: St. Bonaventure’s Collations on the Six Days, Studies in Franciscanism (Quincy IL: Franciscan Press, 2002); ‘L’exégèse médiévale de Proverbes 8, 22-31’, Cahiers Evangile Supplement 120 (2002), 35-44; Thomas Renna, ‘St. Francis as prophet in Celano and Bonaventure’, Michigan Academician 33:4 (2002), 321-332; Henry Donneaud, ‘Le sens du mot ‘theologia’ chez Bonaventure’, Revue Thomiste 102 (2002), 271-295; Emmanuel Falque, ‘Le contresens du mot ‘theologia’ chez Bonaventure. Réponse au Frère Henry Donneaud’, Revue Thomiste 102 (2002), 615-624; Henry Donneaud, ‘Sens et contresens herméneutique du mot ‘theologia’ chez Bonaventure’, Revue Thomiste 102 (2002), 625-650; Nicolas Marquez, La créacion en Maimónides y San Buenaventura. Convergencias y divergencias, Diss. (Rome: Antonianum, 2002); Kevin L. Hughes, ‘Eschatological Union: The mystical dimension of history in Joachim of Fiore, Bonaventure, and Peter Olivi’, Collectanea Franciscana 72:1-2 (2002), 105-143; María Teresa Maio, ‘Sacramento de la Eucaristía: sacrificio de oblación según San Buenaventura’, Miscellanea Francescana 102 (2002), 17-71; Massimo Vetere, ‘Il concetto di sacramento in Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, in: Actuosa Participatio. Conoscere, comprendere e vivere la liturgia. Studia in onore del Prof. D. Sartore CSJ,  ed. A. Montan & M. Sodi (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2002), 605-620; Giacomo Todeschini, ‘Carità e profitto nella dottrina economica francescana da Bonaventura all’Olivi’, Franciscan Studies 60 (2002), 325-339; Jean-Luc Solère, ‘la philosophie des théologiens’, in: La Servante et la consolatrice: La philosophie dans ses rapports avec la théologie au Moyen Age, ed. Jean-Luc Solère & Zénon Kaluza, Textes et traditions, 3 (Paris: Vrin, 2002), 1-44; Luciano Malusa, ‘Il preteso ontologismo di Bonaventura alla luce delle interpretazioni neo-tomistiche’, Doctor Seraphicus 49 (2002), 93-121 [discusses in particular T.M. Zigliara, Della luce intellectuale e dell’ontologismo secondo le dottrine de’Santi Agostini, Bonaventura e Tommaso d’Aquino (Rome, 1874) & G.M. Coroldi, Il rosminianismo sintesi dell’ontologismo e del panteismo (Rome, 1881)]; Letterio Mauro, ‘Bonaventura nella storiografia filosofica italiana dell’Ottocento’, Doctor Seraphicus 49 (2002), 69-92; Guzmán Manzano, ‘Reflexions en torno al Decir originario según San Buenaventura’, Carthaginensia 18 (2002), 197-2002); Letterio Mauro, ‘Bonaventura nella storiografia filosofica italiana dell’Ottocento’, Doctor Seraphicus 49 (2002), 69-92; Antonio Orazzo, ‘‘Septima aetas cum sexta currit’: tempo ed eternità nell’ultimo Bonaventura’, in: Tempo ed eternità. In dialogo con Ugo Vanni S.J, ed. Alberto Casalegno (Milan: Ed. San paolo, 2002), 235-256; Luciano Cova, ‘‘Tempus non erit amplius’: moto e temporalità nei corpi glorioso secondo Bonaventura’, in: Tempus Aevum Aeternitas. La concettualizzazione del tempo nel pensiero alto medievale, ed. Guido Alliney & Luciano Cova (Florence: Leo S. Olschki, 2000), 37-66; Elisa Cuttini, ‘La pace come tranquillità dell’ordine in Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, Miscellanea Francescana 102 (2002), 3-15; Elisa Cuttini, Ritorno a Dio. Filosofia, teologia, etica della ‘mens’ nel pensiero di Bonaventura da Bagnoregio (Soveria Mannelli CZ: ed. Rubbettino, 2002) [cf. reviews in Miscellanea Francescana 102 (2002), 841-842 & Sapienza 56 (2003), 113-115]; Dennis J. Billy, ‘The spiritual itinerary of Bonaventure’s ‘Itinerarium mentis in Deum’’, Studia Moralia 40 (2002), 377-401; Giuseppe Beschin, ‘Conoscenza e amore in san Bonaventura e Antonio Rosmini’, Doctor Seraphicus 49 (2002), 153-185; Gianluca Cuozzo, ‘Gioberti e san Bonaventura: limiti della visione del vero e prove dell’esistenza di Dio’, Doctor Seraphicus 49 (2002), 123-151; Kevin H. Hughes, ‘Eschatological union: the mystical dimension of history in Joachim of Fiore, Bonaventure, and Peter Olivi’, Collectanea Franciscana 72:1-2 (2002), 105-143; Paolo Amadei, ‘La fortuno del ‘Lignum vitae’. Rielaborazioni, rimaneggiamenti, sviluppi del ‘Lignum vitae’ qui hanno influenzato la letteratura spirituale nei secoli seguenti’, Voce Serafica 79:4 (Assisi, 2002), 16-18; Lorenzo Chiarinelli, ‘La sapienza dell’amore’, Doctor Seraphicus 49 (2002), 5-12; Lorenzo Chiarinelli, ‘’E vidi la nuova Gerusalemme’. 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Colt Anderson, ‘Bonaventure and the sin of the Church’, Theological Studies 63 (2002), 667-689; João Mannes, O Transcendente Imanente. A filosofia mística de São Boaventura (Petrópolis: Editora Vozes Ltda, 2002); Paul Zahner, ‘Die Trinität als Fundament aller Spiritualität  und Theologie nach Bonaventura’, in: Fons Salutis Trinitas – Quell des Heils Dreifaltigkeit, ed. Herbert Schneider (Kevelear: Butzon & Bercker, 2002), 47-58; Henri Vitrolles, ‘L’ex-voto de Saint Bonaventure offert par la famille d’Anterroches en 1639’, Revue de la Haute-Auvergne 103 (Aurillac, 2002), 101-104; Alain Boureau, ‘Les cinq sens dans l’antropologie cognitive franciscaine. De Bonaventure à Jean Peckham et Pierre de Jean Olivi’, Micrologus 10 (2002), 277-294; Richard Martignetti, Uncovering the Theological Roots of the Mystical Journey in Bonaventura’s ‘Lignum Vitae’, Diss. (Rome: Antonianum, 2002); Barbara Faes de Mottoni, ‘L’illusione dei sensi? Angeli e sensi in Bonaventura e in Tommaso d’Aquino’, Micrologus 10 (2002), 295-313; Cosimo Scordato, ‘Le settte parole di Gesú in croce’, in: Ho Theológos 20 (2002), 21-42; Charles Carpenter, San Buenaventura. La teología como camino de santidad (Barcelona: Herder, 2002); Marianne Schlosser, ‘Bonaventura. ‘Der Weg zur Weisheit ist die Liebe zum Gekreuzigten’’, in: Theologen des Mittelalters. Eine Einführung, ed. Ulrich Köpf (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2002), 113-128; V. Muñiz, ‘La iluminación y el entendimiento agente en San Buenaventura’, Revista  Española de Filosofía Medieval 9 (2002), 81-90; Javier Eugenio Arias Rueda, ‘El conocimiento  de lo bello desde una perspectiva estética de la sensibilidad trascendental, en los capítulos VI y VII del ‘Itinerarium mentis in Deum’ de San Buenaventura’, Franciscanum (Bogotà, 2002), 137-220; Robert J. Karris, ‘St. Bonaventure’s use of ‘Distinctiones’: His independence and dependence on Hugh of St. Cher’, Franciscan Studies 60 (2002), 209-250; Robert J. Karris, ‘St. Bonaventure as Biblical interpreter: His methods, wit, and wisdom’, Franciscan Studies 60 (2002), 159-208; Timothy J. Johnson, ‘Reading between the lines: Apophatic knowledge and naming the Divine in Bonaventure’s Book of Creation’, Franciscan Studies 60 (2002), 139-158; Zachary Hayes, ‘Beyond the prime mover of Aristotle: faith and reason in the medieval Franciscan tradition’, Franciscan Studies 60 (2002), 7-15; Thomas Herbst, ‘The passion as paradoxical exemplarism in Bonaventure’s Commentary to the Gospel of John’, Antonianum 78 (2003), 209-248; Bernardino de Armellada, ‘Proceso ascendente de la teología bonaventuriana en el siglo XX español’, Doctor Seraphicus 50 (2003), 75-92; Andreas Speer, ‘Bonaventure’, in: A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages, ed. Jorge J.E. Gracia & Timothy B. Noone, Blackwell Companions to Philosophy, 24 (Oxford: Blackwell, 2003), 233-240; Sean Kinsella, “The Lord give you peace’: the preaching of peace in the writings and early lives of St. Francis of Assisi’, Mediaevistik 16 (2003), 51-99; Johannes B. Freyer, ‘Bonaventura Deutsch. Il pensiero di Bonaventura nella riflessione filosofica e teologica in ambito tedesco’, Doctor Seraphicus 50 (2003), 65-74; Alessandro Ghisalberti, ‘Interpretazioni di Bonaventura nel Novecento a partire da Etienne Gilson’, Doctor Seraphicus 50 (2003), 47-63; Maurizio Malaguti, ‘Alcuni aspetti degli studi bonaventuriani nella università di Bologna’, Doctor Seraphicus 50 (2003), 21-32; Stéphane Oppes, ‘La lettura bonaventuriana di Luigi Stefanini’, Doctor Seraphicus 50 (2003), 33-46; Giovanni Motta, ‘Da Bonaventura a Francesco’, Doctor Seraphicus 50 (2003), 93-98; Ilia Delia, ‘Does God ‘act’ in creation? A Bonaventurian response’, The Heythrop Journal 44:3 (2003), 328-344;  Luigi Pellegrini, ‘I frati minori in Dalmazie e due frammenti delle ‘Legendae’ Bonaventuriane’, in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P. Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003),  271-302; Marino Damiata, ‘Qualche nota sul ‘Breviloquium di san Bonaventura’, in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P. Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003), 303-320; Massimo Tedoldi, ‘L’ ‘Appetitus’ dell’anima nei Sermoni domenicali di san Bonaventura’, in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P. Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003),  321-369; Philip Lyndon Reynolds, ‘Bonaventure’s theory of resemblance’, Traditio 58 (2003), 219-255; Philip Lyndon Reynolds, ‘Analogy of names in Bonaventure’, Mediaeval Studies 65 (2003), 117-162; Andreas Speer, ‘Verstandesmetaphysik. Bonaventura und Nicolaus Cusanus über die (Un-)Möglichkeit des Wissens des Unendliches’, in: Die Logik des Transzendentalen: Festschrift für Jan A. Aertsen zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Martin Pickavé, Miscellanea Mediaevalia, 30 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2003),  525-553; Fernando Uribe, Il Francesco di Bonaventura. Lettura della Leggenda Maggiore (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2003) [cf. Review in AFH 99 (2006), 338-339 & CF 76,1-2 (2006), 316-318]; Joshua C. Benson, ‘Structure and Meaning in St. Bonaventure’s Quaestiones Disputatae De Scientia Christi’, Franciscan Studies 62 (2004), 67-90; Masimo Tedoldi, “A, per, ad: l’articolazione di teologia, filosofia e mistica nel metodo di S. Bonaventura’, Antonianum 79:2 (2004), 207-244 (on the links between faith, reason and contemplation in Bonaventurean theology through an analysis of Bonaventure’s use of the above-mentiond Latin prepositions); Marianne Schlosser, ‘ ‘Ad imaginem Ierusalem caelestis’. Mystik und Kirchenbild bei Bonaventura’, in: Die Kirchenkritik der Mystiker. Prophetie aus Gotteserfahrung, Band I: Mittelalter, ed. Mariano Delgado & Gotthard Fuchs, Studien zur christlichen Religion und Kulturgeschichte, 2 (Fribourg-Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer Verlag, 2004), 123-140; Jay M. Hammond, ‘Clare’s Influence on Bonaventure’, Franciscan Studies 62 (2004), 101-118; Emmanuel Falque, ‘Le proemium du Commentaire des Sentences ou l’acte phenomenologique de la Perscrutatio chez Saint Bonaventure’, AFH 97 (2004), 275-346; Luigi Pellegrini, ‘L’ ‘Epistola de tribus quaestionibus’ di Bonaventura: testo, contesto e fasi redazionali’, in: Europa und die Welt in der Geschichte. Festschrift zum 60. 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Luscombe, ‘Two medieval ideas: eternity and hierarchy’, in: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy, 51-72; F. Delmas, ‘Bonaventure est-il un philosophe?’, Evangile aujourd’hui 204 (2004), 58-70; Carla Casagrande, ‘Virtù della prudenza e dono del consiglio’, in: Concilium. Teorie e pratiche del consigliare nella cultura medievale, ed. Carla Casagrande, Chiara Crisciani & Silvana Vecchio, Micrologus Library, 10 (Florence: Sismel, 2004),  1-14 (advice and counsel as virtues and as gifts of the Holy Spirit. Looking esp. at Bonaventure and Aquinas); Silvana Vecchio, ‘Precette e consiglio nella teologia del XIII secolo’, in: Concilium. Teorie e pratiche del consigliare nella cultura medievale, ed. Carla Casagrande, Chiara Crisciani & Silvana Vecchio, Micrologus Library, 10 (Florence: Sismel, 2004), 33-56 [on relationship between evangelical counsels and precepts in the various Franciscan rule and in Franciscan rule commentaries and the writings of John of La Rochelle and Bonaventure]; Gabriella Zarri, ‘Dal consilium spirituale alla discretio spiritum: teoria e pratica della direzione spirituale tra I secoli XIII e XV’, in: Concilium. Teorie e pratiche del consigliare nella cultura medievale, ed. Carla Casagrande, Chiara Crisciani & Silvana Vecchio, Micrologus Library, 10 (Florence: Sismel, 2004), 77-107 (dealing with works of Bonaventure, Angela of Foligno and Gerson); J.M. Coglin, ‘Bonaventure et l’université de Paris’, Evangile aujourd’hui 204 (2004), 25-31 [this issue of Evangile aujourd’hui contains other old and new essays on Bonaventure]; Barbara Faes de Mottini, ‘Quelques aspects de la doctrine de l’intercession dans la théologie de Bonaventure et de Thomas d’Aquin’, in: L’Intercession du Moyen Age à l’époque moderne. Autour d’une pratique sociale, ed. jean-Marie Moeglin, (Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2004), 105-126; P. Maranesi, ‘Il ‘Verbum crucifixum’: un termine risolutivo della ‘teologia crucis’ di s. Bonaventura’, Doctor Seraphicus 52 (2005), 79-113 [see also several other essays in the issues 51 and 52 of 2005 of Doctor Seraphicus]; F. Garzón Ramírez, ‘L’union de Dieu et l’humain. Le royaume de Dieu dans l’oeuvre de s. 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La ‘beatitudo bonaventuriana tra soggetto e trascendenza’, in: La felicità nel Medioevo, Atti del convegno della Società italiana per lo Studio del pensiero medievale (S.I.S.P.M.), ed. Marua Bettini & Francesco D. Paparella, Textes et études du Moyen Age, 31 (Louvain-la-Neuve: Fédération Internationale des Instituts d’Etudes Médiévales, 2005), 241-253; Anneliese Meis, ‘La cuestión hermenéutica y la interpretación del dogma a trasluz del ‘Itinerarium mentis’ de Buenaventura’, Teología y Vida 46 (2005), 139-166; Peter Damian M. Fehlner, ‘Mary and the Eucharist in St. Bonaventure’, Immaculata Mediatrix 5 (2005), 311-338; Maurizio Malaguti, ‘Il regno trae origine dal re. L’Albero della vita secondo s. Bonaventura’, Doctor Seraphicus 52 (2005), 115-131;Kevin L. Hughes, ‘St. Bonaventure’s Collationes in Hexaëmeron: Fractured sermons and protreptic discourse’, Franciscan Studies 63 (2005), 107-129; Gregory LaNave, Through Holiness to Wisdom: The nature of Theology according to St. Bonaventure, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 76 (Rome, 2005) [see review of Ilia Delio in Theological Studies 67 (2006), 925f and by Johannes Schlageter in CF 77 (2007), 680ff.]; Karl-Friedrich Wiggermann, ‘Leben und Lehre. Akzente einer spirituellen Theologie bei Bonaventura und Luther’, Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 525-541; Bernardino de Armellada, ‘Bonaventura semper docens’, Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 619-629; Manuel Lázaro Pulido, La creación en Bonaventura. Acercamiento filosófico a la metafísica expressiva de ser finito, Pensiero Francescano/Franciscan Thought/Pensée Franciscaine, 5 (Grottaferrata: Frati Editori di Quaracchi, 2005); M.T. 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(Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2008); Lorenzo Chiarinelli, ‘Bonaventura francescano: riconoscenza e servizio’, Doctor Seraphicus 55 (2008), 5-15; Rolando Alfonso Pompei, ‘Francesco - ‘Speculum virtutum’ per i francescani negli scritti bonaventuriani’, Doctor Seraphicus 55 (2008), 97-136; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Bonaventura, ministro generale, di fronte alla Chiesa e all'Ordine francescano’, Doctor Seraphicus 55 (2008), 17-65; Salvaroe Barbagallo, ‘I ‘Sermones’ di san Bonaventura per le domeniche di Avvento [prima parte]’, Ricerche Teologiche 19 (2008), 41-77, 353-384; Manuel Lázaro Pulido, ‘Filosofía e sepiritualidad en el ‘Itinerarium mentis in Deum’ de San Buenaventura’, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofía 64 (2008), 105-136; Servus Gieben, ‘S. Bonaventura e l’origine dello stemma francescano’, Doctor Seraphicus 55 (2008), 67-80; Inos Biffi, ‘San Bonaventura e la sapienza cristiana’, in: Figure del pensiero medievale IV, 531-596; Anneliese Meis Wörmer, ‘El misterio de la alteridad en el ‘Breviloquium’ de Buenaventura’, Anales de la Facultad de Teología 59: 1 (2008), 85-166; Gilles Berceville & Marc Ozilou, ‘Bonaventure et Thomas d’Aquin. Projet d’une étude conjointe de leur commentaire du ’Troisième livre des Sentences’ (...)’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 1 (2008), 115-129; Lynn Ransom, ‘The Bernardian roots of Bonaventure’s ‘Lignum vitae’: Visual evidence from the ‘Verger de soulas’ (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 9220)’, IKON 1:1 (2008), 133-142; António Rocha Martins, ‘Teologica e metáfora em São Boaventura’, in: A Questão de Deus na História da Filosofia, 2 Vols. (Sintra, 2008) I, 477-495; Manuel Lázaro Pulido, ‘El ejemplarismo moral como base de la ley natural en san Buenaventura’, Paradoxa 13 (2008), 125-139; Joseph Ratzinger, San Bonaventura. La teologia della storia, Edizione italiana a cura di Letterio Mauro. Traduzione di Marcella Montelatici, Viator, 4 (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2008) [cf. reviews in Il Santo 48 (2009), 499-519; La Società 18 (2008), 809-812; Antonianum 83 (2008), 544-546]; La fede nella storia. San Bonaventura e Joseph Ratzinger. Convengo di filosofia e teologica della storia. La teologia della storia fra tradizione e attualità (Bagnoregio: Centro du Studi Bonaventuriani, 2008); Paolo Vian, ‘Una nuova edizione italiana del saggio di Joseph Ratzinger sulla teologia della storia di san Bonaventura. La feconda novità di un volume ormai classico’, Frate Francesco 74 (2008), 605-616; Fernando Garzón Ramírez, La unión de lo divino y de lo humano. El Reino de Dios en la obra de San Buenaventura, Series Teológica, 8 (Bogota: Editorial Bonaventuriana, Universidad de San Buenaventura, 2008); Séamus Mulholland, ‘The ‘sine proprio’ father: A Paradox of Bonaventure’s Trinitarian Theology’, Tau 33 (2008), 50-56; David Luscombe, ‘Les hiérarchies dans les écrits d’Alain de Lille, Guillaume d’Auvergne et saint Bonaventure’, in: Angels in medieval philosophical inquiry: their function and significance, ed. Isabel Iribarren & Martin Lenz (Ashgate Publishing, 2008), 15-28; Henrik Wels, ‘Late medieval debates on the location of angels after the condemnation of 1277’, in: Angels in medieval philosophical inquiry: their function and significance, ed. Isabel Iribarren & Martin Lenz (Ashgate Publishing, 2008), 113-127 (also on Bonaventure and other Franciscan authors); Joanna Waller, ‘The Search for God: Ascent as a motif toward deeper contemplative union in Bonaventure’s ‘Itinerarium mentis in Deum’’, The Cord58 (2008), 70-78; Romano Pietrosanti, ‘La struttura metafisica degli angeli e dell’anima umana nell’ilemorfismo universale di san Bonaventura’, Miscellanea Francescana 108 (2008), 465-503; Gregory LaNave, ‘God, Creation, and the Possibility of Philosophical Wisdom: The Perspectives if Bonaventure and Aquinas’, Theological Studies 69 (2008), 812-833; John R. White, ‘Divine Light and Human Wisdom. Transcendental Elements in Bonaventure's Illumination Theory’, International Philosophical Quarterly 48 (2008), 175-185; Bogusz St. Matula, ‘‘Sacra Scriptura, Sancta Virgo, Spiritus Sanctus’:Maria e la molteplice rivelazione di Gesù Cristo nell’insegnamento di san Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, Antonianum 83 (2008), 191-226; Lorenzo Vicente Burgoa, ‘El problema acerca de la noción de intuición humana’, Sapientia 63 (2008), 29-87; Michael W. Blastic, ‘Bonaventure and Clare of Assisi’, Franciscana 10 (2008), 281-310; Elisa Cuttini, ‘‘Virtus’ e ‘appetitus animae’: note sul concetto di povertà in s. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, Doctor Seraphicus 55 (2008), 81-95; Timothy Johnson, ‘Prologue as pilgrimage. Bonaventure as spiritual cartographer’, Miscellanea Francescana 108 (2008), 445-464; Edith Pásztor, ‘Gli Spirituali di fronte a san Bonaventura’, in: Edith Pásztor, Intentio beati Francisci. Il percorso difficile dell'Ordine francescano (secoli XIII-XV), ed. Felice Accrocca, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 85 (Rome, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2008), 129-140; Fernando uribe, El Francisco de Buenaventura. lectura de la Leyenda Mayor (Salamanca-Madrid: Escuela Superior de Estudios Franciscanos, 2008); Giuseppe Vecchi, ‘La tecnica della predicazione e i ‘Discorsi’ di san Bonaventura. Il ‘Liber sermonum”, in: Studi in onore di Giuseppe Vecchi, ed. Antonio Saiani & Maria Pia Jacoboni, Bibliotheca Musica Bononiensis, 9 (Arnaldo Forni editore, 2008 - 2009), 115-122; Andrea Di Maio, ‘Vita spirituale e riflessione filosofico-teologica: Bonaventura ed il paradigma francescano e antoniano della riedificazione mediante le virtù’, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 64 (2008), 73-103; António Rocha Martins, Teologia e Metáfora em Boaventura (Covilhã: Universidade da Beira Interior, 2009); Fabio Massimo Tedoldi, ‘Storia, principi ispiratori e ‘novitas’ del ‘Dizionario Bonaventuriano”, Doctor Seraphicus 56 (2009), 133-138; La felicità in san Bonaventura. Prospettive del nuovo dizionario bonaventuriano. Atti del 56o convegno di studi bonaventuriani = Doctor Seraphicus 56 (2009); Timothy J. Johnson, ‘Wonders in Stone and Space: Theological Dimensions of the Miracle Accounts in Celano and Bonaventure’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 71-90; Ann Astell, ‘A Discerning Smell: Olfaction among the Senses in St. Bonaventure's Long Life of St. Francis’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 91-132; Timothy J. Johnson, ‘Back to Bacon: Dieter Hattrup and Bonaventure's Authorship of the De reductione’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 133-148; Joshua Benson, ‘Identifying the Literary Genre of the De reductione artium ad theologiam: Bonaventure's Inaugural Lecture at Paris’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 149-178; Jay M. Hammond, ‘Dating Bonaventure's Inception as Regent Master’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 179-226; Jay M. Hammond, ‘Bonaventura's trinitarian theology and the fourhold exegesis of scripture’, Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 487-503; Kevin Hughes, ‘Reduction's Future: Theology, Technology, and the Order of Knowledge’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 227-242; Kevin Hughes, ‘A song of accent. Bonaventura's ‘Itinerarium’ as spiritual exercise’, Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 505-515; Eefje Bosmans, ‘De Middelnederlandse vertalingen van Bonaventura’s ‘Lignum Vitae”, Ons Geestelijk Erf 80 (2009), 21-47; Emmanuel Falque, ‘Autour de saint Bonaventure: un essau de confrontation avec Etienne Gilson’, Études Franciscaines 2 (2009), 7-20; Mary Melone, ‘La recezione della teologia trinitaria di Riccardo di San Vittore nel Commento alle Sentenze di Bonaventura da Bagnoragio’,in: Religioni e doctrinae. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico del Cappuccini, 2009), 141-174; Kevin L. Hughes, ‘A song of ascent: Bonaventure’s ‘Itinerarium’ as spiritual exercise’, Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 505-515; Giovanna Lazzi, ‘A regola d’arte: la legenda maior V.E. 411 della Biblioteca centrale di Roma’, Alumina, pagine miniate 7 (2009), 43-47; Ignazio De Vita, Nella tua luce vedremo la luce: luce e conoscenza per contuizione: l’uomo capace di Dio secondo s. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio (Pisa, 2009); Felice Accrocca, ‘La straordinaria fecondità della sterile: La ‘Legenda minor’ di Bonaventura’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 179-211; Thomas J. Herbst, ‘Johannine Dimensions of Bonaventurian Soteriology’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 243-266; Gregory LaNave, ‘Knowing God through and in All Things: A Proposal for Reading Bonaventure's Itinerarium mentis in Deum’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 267-300; Federico Fascetti, ‘Note sulla presenza della ‘Legenda Maior’ volgarizzata nella tradizione manoscritta tre-quattrocentesca dei ‘Fioretti’ di San Francesco’, Studi Francescani 106 (2009), 255-265; A. Gravil, ‘Penser l’infinité: Thomas d’Aquin et Bonaventure face à la tradition des Pères grecs’, Etudes Philosophiques 64 (2009), 555-575; C. Neira, ‘Algunos aportes para la teoría del signo en la filosofía de San Buenaventura y de Guillermo de Ockham’, Franciscanum 50:150 (2008), 97-116; U. Deug-su, Un ponte fra le culture: studi medievistici di e per I Dung-Su, ed. Claudio Leonardi, Francesco Stella & Patrizia Stoppacci, Millennio medievale, 81. Strumenti e Studi, n.s. 22 (Tavarnuzze-Florence: SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2009), 715-734 & 749-761 (namely ‘Il conoscere e la mistica del nulla in s. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’ & ‘Il ‘conoscere’ nei sermoni agiografici di s. Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’); Fortunato Iozelli, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e la Bibbia’, Studi Francescani 106 (2009), 549-563; Alfonso Pompei, ‘Origine e sviluppo dell’Ordine francescano nella valutazione di san Bonaventura’, Miscellanea Francescana 109 (2009), 311-352; Klaus W. Hälbig, ‘Der Engel mit dem Siegel Gottes. Franziskus in der Geschichtsdeutung Bonaventuras’, Geist und Leben 82 (2009), 336-357; Felice Accrocca, ‘La straordinaria fecondità della sterile: la Legenda minor di Bonaventura’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 179-211; Rainer Jehl, ‘Leidenschaft und Sünde. Zur Stellung der passiones animae in Psychologie, Sünden- und Lasterlehre sowie Erlösungslehre Bonaventuras’, in: Passiones animae: die ‘Leidenschaften der Seele’ in der mittelalterlichen Theologie und Philosophie, ed. Christian Schäfer & Martin Thurner, Veröffentlichungen des Grabmann-Institutes zur Erforschung der Mittelalterlichen Theologie und Philosophie. Neue Folge, 52 (Berlin, 2009); Lester K. Little, “Imitatio Francisci’: The influence of Francis of Assisi on Late Medieval religious life’, in: Defenders and Critics of Franciscan Life. Essays in Honor of John V. Fleming, ed. Michael Cusato & Guy Geltner, The Medieval Franciscans, 6 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2009), 195-218; Franziskus-Quellen. Die Schriften des Heiligen Franziskus, Lebensbeschreibungen, Chroniken und Zeugnisse über ihn und seinen Orden, ed. Dieter Berg, Leonhard Lehmann et al., Zeugnisse des 13. und 14. Jahrhunderts zur Franziskanischen Bewegung, Band 1 (Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker, Ed. T. Coelde, 2009), esp. M. Schlosser & P. Zahner, ‘Bonaventura, Legenda Major’, 686-778; F. Mair, ‘Bonaventura, Mirakelbuch’, 779-812; P. Zahner, ‘Bonaventura, Mirakelbuch’, 779-812; P. Zahner, ‘Bonaventura, Legenda minor, Predigten und Kleinere Zeugnisse’, 813-914; Franco Cardini,‘‘Nella presenza del soldan superba". Bernardo, Francesco, Bonaventura e il superamento spirituale della crociata’, in: Idem, Nella presenza del soldan superba: saggi francescani, Medioevo francescano. Saggi, 13 (Spoleto, 2009), 41-92; Barbara Faes de Mottoni, ‘Fedele da Fanna, Antonio Maria da Vicenza e il Breviloquio di Bonaventura: Baruffe venete’, in: Religioni e doctrina. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2009), 621-680; Barbara Faes de Mottoni, ‘Strumenti per lo studio di Bonaventura. La ‘Tabula’ di Bartolomeo Barbieri e il ‘Lexicon bonavanturianum’ di Antonio Maria da Vicenza’, in: Florilegium mediaevale. Études offertes à Jacqueline Hamesse à l’occasion de son éméritat, ed. José Meirinhos & Olga Weijers, FIDEM –Textes et études du Moyen Age, 50 (Louvain-la-Neuve –Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), 185-204; Barbara Faes de Mottoni, ‘la ristampa anastatica della biografia di Fedele da Fanna artefice dell’edizione critica dell’Opera Omnia di san Bonaventura’, Acta Ordinis Minorum 128 (2009), 425-428; Cristina Motta, ‘Piacere et dolore del Cristo in S. Bonaventura’, Doctor Seraphicus 56 (2009), 17-30; Cristina Motta, ‘Le passioni del Cristo nelle opere di san Bonaventura’, Studi Francescani 106 (2009), 229-302; Giuseppe Rocco, L’antropologia in san Bonaventura, Saggistica 2000, 99 (Vicenza: Editrice Veneta, 2009); E. Prenga, Il Crocifiso via alla Trinità. L’esperienza di Francesco d’Assisi nella teologia di Bonaventura (Rome: Città Nuova, 2009); Marco Bartoli, ‘Bonaventura, Olivi e le ‘Quaestiones de perfectione evangelica”, in: Religioni e doctrina. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2009), 175-189; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Die Geschichtstheologie des hl. Bonaventura Joseph Ratzingers. Nachwirken in der Forschung der Folgezeit’, in: Religioni e doctrina. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca seraphico-capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2009), 741-755; Gerald Cresta, “Mira concordia et harmonia’. La rélación naturalezza-persona en san Buenavenura’, Scripta Mediaevalia 2 (2009), 11-29; Zachary Hayes, ‘The Metaphysics of Exemplarity and the ‘Itinerarium”, The Cord 59 (2009), 409-424; Rainer Jehl, ‘Leidenschaft und Sünde. Zur Stellung der passiones animae in der Psychologie, Sünden- und Lasterlehre sowie Erlösungslehre Bonaventuras’, in: ‘Passiones animae’. Die ‘Leidenschaften der Seele’ in der mittelalterlichen Theologie und Philosophie, ed. Christian Schäfer & Martin Thurner, Veröffentlichungen des Grabmann Institutes, 52 (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2009), 112-123; Gerald Cresta, ‘Aspecyos físicos y metafísicos de la doctrina de la luz en san Buenaventura’, Patristica et Mediaevalia 30 (2009), 83-98; Alessandro Ghisalberti, ‘La pienezza della felicità. Desiderio e compimento in s. Bonaventura’, Doctor Seraphicus 56 (2009), 31-46; Jay M. Hammond, ‘Bonaventure's Itinerarium: A Respondeo’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 301-322; Catherine Innes-Parker, ‘Pastoral concerns in the Middle English adaptation of Bonaventura's ‘Lignum vitae’’, in: Texts and traditions of medieval pastoral care: essays in honour of Bella Millett (Woodbridge, 2009), 163-177; Roberto Lambertini & Letizia Pellegrini, ‘‘Per arbores et specula’. Un percorso possibile tra immagini e testi da Bonaventura a lacopo Oddi’, in: ‘Una strana gioia di vivere’: a Grado Giovanni Merlo, ed. Marina Benedetti & Maria Luisa (Milan, 2010), 349-364; Aleksander Horowski, ‘Il concetto di frutti spirituali nei domenicani parigini contemporanei di san Bonaventura’, Miscellanea francescana 110 (2010), 164-183; Timothy B. Noone, ‘Truth, Creation, and Intelligibility in Anselm, Grosseteste, and Bonaventure’, in: Truth. Studies of a Robust Presence, ed. Kurt Pritzl (Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2010); Josef Ratzinger, ‘Der Einfluss des Bettelordenstreites auf die Entwicklung der Lehre vom päpstlichen Universalprimat, unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des heiligen Bonaventura’, in: Idem, Offenbarungsverständnis und Geschichtstheologie Bonaventuras. Habilitationsschrift und Bonaventura-Studien, Josef Ratzinger – Gesammelte Studien, 2 (Freiburg i.Br. –Basel- Vienna: Herder, 2009), 663-692; Letterio Mauro, ‘La felicità dell’Itinerante’, Doctor Seraphicus 56 (2009), 47-62; Orlando Todisco, ‘La felicità in Bonaventura da Bagnoregio (…)’, Doctor Seraphicus 56 (2009), 63-127; Guy Goldentops, ‘God’s Unchangeability and the Changeability of Creatures from Bonaventure to Durandus. Scotus in Context’, in: The Legacy of John Duns Scotus, ed. Pasquale Porro & Jacob Schmutz, Quaestio, 8 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), 3-25; Aleksander Horowski, ‘Il concetto di ‘fructus’ (spirituali) nel pensiero di san Bonaventura’, Miscellanea francescana 110 (2010), 369-397: Alessandro Ghisalberti, ‘Il desiderio della felicità in S. Bonaventura’, Itinerarium 56 (2010), 419-432; Alessandro Mastromatteo, ‘Francesco d'Assisi: ‘novus Adam’: lettura della tipologia adamitica nella ‘Legenda major’ di Bonaventura’, Laurentianum 51 (2010), 271-334; Timothy Johnson, ‘Meraviglie di pietre e spazi. La dimensione teologica delle narrazioni sui miracoli in Tommaso da Celano e Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, in: Paradoxien der Legitimation: Ergebnisse einer deutsch-italienisch-französischen Villa Vigoni-Konferenz, ed. Cécile Caby et al. (Florence, 2010), 479-496; Silvana Vecchio, ‘Povertà, mendicità e lavoro negli scritti di san Bonaventura’, in: La grazia del lavoro: atti del VII convegno storico di Greccio, Greccio, 8-9 maggio 2009, Alvaro Cacciotto & Maria Melli (Milan, 2010), 77-94; Orlando Todisco, ‘Il volto francescano di Dio oggi: Bonaventura in funzione di Scoto’, Miscellanea francescana 110 (2010), 55-84; Thimothy J. Johnson, “Item ordinentur de legenda beati Francisci’: Prolegomena to the study of Bonaventure’s ‘Legenda minor”, Frate Francesco 76 (2010), 225-239; Roberto Lambertini & Letizia Pellegrini, “Per arbores et specula’. Un percorso possibile tra immagini e testi da Bonaventura a Iacopo Oddi’, in: ‘Una strana gioia di vivere’: a Grado Giovanni Merlo, ed. Marina Benedetti & Maria Luisa Betri (Milan, 2010), 349-364; Filippo Ciampanelli, Hominem reducere ad Deum: la funzione mediatrice del Verbo incarnato nella teologia di San Bonaventura (Rome, 2010); Luca De Rosa, Dalla teologia della creazione all’antropologia della bellezza: il linguaggio simbolico chiave interpretativa del pensiero di San Bonaventura da Bagnoregio, Studi e Ricerche, Sezione teologica (Assisi: Cittadella Editrice, 2011) [needs to be read with care. Cf. the critical review in CF 81:1-2 (2011), 382-383.]; Ignazio De Vita, In principio era l'amore: unitas e primitas secondo la teologia trinitaria di Bonaventura da Bagnoregio (Pisa, 2011); Markus Riedenauer, ‘Wesen und Wirkungen des Lichts bei Bonaventura’, in: Farbe im Mittelalter, ed. Ingrid Bennewitz & Andrea Schindler, 2 Vols. (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2011) I, 855-868; Ilia Delio, ‘From Metaphysics to Kataphysics: Bonaventure’s ‘Good’ Creation’, Scottish Journal of Theology 64:2 (2011), 165ff; Timothy J. Johnson, ‘Franciscan Bodies and Souls: Bonaventure and Bacon on Scripture, Preaching and the Cura Corporis/Cura Animae’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 73-89; C.Colt Anderson, ‘Polemical Preaching at the University of Paris: Bonaventure’s Use of Paul as a Forerunner of Francis’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 91-113; Nicholas W. Youmans, ‘Haec Visio Rapit: Mystic Love and the Erotic in Bonaventure’s Sunday Sermons’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 115-143; Vincenzo Battaglia, ‘L’habitus sapienziale della riflessione cristologica: dall’intellectus all’affectus. Alla scuola di san Bonaventura’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 364-383; F. Frezza, ‘«Virtutum vis et vita» nei commenti biblici di San Bonaventura’, Doctor Seraphicus 10 (2012), 7-25; E. Cuttini, ‘La volontà dell’uomo tra ragione e corporeità in Agostino d’Ippona e Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, Doctor Seraphicus 10 (2012), 27-37; Claudio Leonardi, Bonaventura: la perfezione cristiana, comm. Daniele Solvi (Segrate (MI): Mondadori, 2012); Krijn Pansters, Franciscan Virtue. Spiritual Growth and the Virtues in Franciscan Literature and Instruction in the Thirteenth Century, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, 161 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 787-788. with reference to Francis, Bonaventure and David of Augsburg; Sophie Delmas & Claire Angotti, ‘‘Protégées par les gardes’: des questions inédites de G. de Tournai et de Bonaventure, in: Exégèse et herméneutique de la Bible au Moyen Âge, journée d’hommage à Gilbert Dahan, ed. Annie Noblesse-Rocher (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013), 161-184; Andrew Rosato, ‘The Interpretation of Anselm’s Teaching on Christ’s Satisfaction for Sin from Alexander of Hales to Duns Scotus’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 411-444; O. Todisco, ‘Il progetto San Bonaventura. Fecondità teoretica del pensare francescano’, Miscellanea Francescana 113:1-2 (2013), 170-197; Felice Accrocca, Un santo di carta. Le fonti biografiche di san Francesco d’Assisi, Biblioteca di Frate Francesco, 13 (Rome-Milan: Centro Culturale Aracoeli-Biblioteca Francescana, 2013) [also on Legenda Major and Legenda Minor]; H. Horowski, ‘«Legenda minor» di san Bonaventura: un breve elogio di san Francesco per uso liturgico’, Studia Franciszkanskie 23 (2013), 299-332; Aleksander Horowski, ‘San Bonaventura e il sermone "Iste pauper clamavit" dedicato a sant'Antonio di Padova’, Il Santo 53 (2013) 161-178; S. Grosse, ‘Mystik bei Bonaventura und Luther’, Wissenschaft und Weisheit 76:2 (2013), 197-214; J. Lopat, ‘Preaching of Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio’, Lignum Vitae 14 (2013), 115-166; Johannes Schlageter, ‘Frauen im kirchlichen Amt? Stellungnahmen von Bonaventura und Johannes Duns Scotus sowie Kommentar und Bewertung', Wissenschaft und Weisheit 76 (2013), 40-59; Angelo Pellegrini, ‘La luce e l'illuminazione. San Francesco e San Bonaventura: dalla mistica alla teoresi’, in: Angelo Pellegrini, Minoritas et libertas. Saggi su san Francesco d'Assisi e il Francescanesimo dei secoli XIII-XIV, Biblioteca Studi Francescani, N.S. 1 (Florence, 2013), 51-82; Angelo Pellegrini, ‘‘Prophetia’ in San Bonaventura. Aspetti pneumatologici - riflessi cristocentrici nel ‘Commentario alle Sentenze’’, in: Angelo Pellegrini, Minoritas et libertas. Saggi su san Francesco d'Assisi e il Francescanesimo dei secoli XIII-XIV, Biblioteca Studi Francescani, N.S. 1 (Florence, 2013), 83-105; Sven Grosse, ‘Mystik bei Bonaventura und Luther', Wissenschaft und Weisheit 76 (2013), 197-213; Tiziano Lorenzin, ‘La fede nei commentari alla Scrittura di Bonaventura da Bagnoregio’, in: Fides Virtus. The Virtue of Faith from the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century, ed. Marco Forlivesi, Riccardi Quinto, Silvana Vecchio et al., Archa Verbi. Yearbook for the Study of Theology, Subsidia 12 (Münster: Aschendorff, 2014), 73-86; Tikhon Alexander Pino, ‘Continuity in Patristic and Scholastic Thought: Bonaventure and Maximos the Confessor on the Necessary Multiplicity of God’, Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 107-128; John W. Coakley, ‘The Conversion of St. Francis and the Writing of Christian Biography, 1228-1263’, Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 27-71; Daniel Gullo, ‘Reflections on the Transmission of Bonaventure's Commentary on the Sentences: a Fourteenth-Century Fragment in the Biblioteca de la Universitat de Barcelona’, Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 129-152; A Companion to Bonaventure, ed. Jay M. Hammond, J.A. Wayne Hellmann & Jared Goff, Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition, 48 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2014). Review by Robert J. Karris in Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 526-528; Timothy Johnson, ‘Place, Analogy, and Transcendence. Bonaventure and Bacon on the Franciscan Relationship to the World’, in: Innovation durch Deuten und Gestalten. Klöster im Mittelalter zwischen Jenseits und Welt, ed. Gert Melville, Bernd Schneidmüller & Stefan Weinfurter (Regensburg, 2014), 83-96; Daniel P. Horan, ‘Bonaventure's Theology of Prophecy in the Legenda Major: Sources and Interpretation', Antonianum 89 (2014), 43-78; Carlos Esteban Salto Solá, La función del deseo en la vida espiritual según Buenaventura de Bagnoregio, Studia Antoniana, 52 (Rome: Edizioni Antonianum, 2014). Review in Studi Francescani 113:3-4 (2016), 335f; Joshua C. Benson, ‘A Witness to the Early Reception of Bonaventure's Collationes in Hexaëmeron: Nicholas of Ockham's Leccio at Oxford (c. 1286) - Introduction and Text', Medieval Sermon Studies 58 (2014). 28-46; Laure Solignac, La voie de la ressemblance. Itinéraire dans la pensée de saint Bonaventure (Paris: Vrin, 2014); Florian Kolbinger, Zeit und Ewigkeit Philosophish-theologische Beiträge Bonaventuras zum Diskurs des 13. Jahrhunders um Tempus und Aevum (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014); San Bonaventura e il Capitolo di Pisa (1263-2013): 750 anniversario : atti del Giornata di studio, ed. Marina Soriani Innocenti (Pisa : Convento di San Francesco, 2014). Review in Studi Francescani 113:3-4 (2016), 340f; Aleksander Horowski, ‘Il desiderio e la vita spirituale secondo san Bonaventura: note in margine ad una monografia‘, Collectanea Franciscana 85:3-4 (2015), 665-692 [an in-depth analysis of the 2014 study of Carlos Esteban Salto Solá, with in an appendix different editions of two of Bonaventure's sermons (on Thomas the Apostle, and three varient reportationes of Bonaventure's sermon on Saint Adrew) that differ from those presented in the Quarachi Opera Omnia edition and in the edition of Bougerol]; Pietro Delcorno, In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (ca. 1200-1550), PhD Thesis Radboud University (Nijmegen: Bookbuilders, 2015), 96-103 & passim; Emmanuel Montiel, 'El problema de la eternidad del mundi. Un estudio del pensamiento de Tomás de Aquino y Buenaventura', in: Raccolta di saggi in onore di Marco Arosio. II, ed. Marco Martorana, Rafael Pascual & Veronica Regoli, Ricerche di Storia della Filosofia e Teologia Medioevali, 2 (Rome: Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum – IF Press, 2015), 297-338; Felice Accrocca, 'La silloge bonaventuriana del ms. isidoriano 1/73', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 109:1-2 (2016), 3-45 [also concerning excerpts from the Legenda Major in this famous Franciscan hagiographical manuscript compilation]; Aleksander Horowski, ‘Sermoni dei Francescani tra i libri dei Cavalieri teutonici di Spira: Il codice Palatino Latino 467 della Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana’, in: Litterae ex quibus nomen Dei componitur (Rome, 2016), 151-187. [Discusses a manuscript that contains 60 sermons de tempore and 45 sermons de sanctis, most of which can be traced back to Matthew of Aquasparta and Bonaventure, with some sermons by other Franciscan and Dominican theology masters (including Thomas Aquinas)]; Daniel Kowalewski, 'Testimonianze bonaventuriane su Egidio d’Assisi', in: Litterae ex quibus nomen Dei componitur. Studi per l'ottantesimo compleanno di Giuseppe Avarucci, ed. Alexander Horowski, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 104 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2016), 313-333; Pietro Maranesi, 'Dalla storia dell’Ordine alla teologia della storia in Bonaventura', in: Litterae ex quibus nomen Dei componitur. Studi per l'ottantesimo compleanno di Giuseppe Avarucci, ed. Alexander Horowski, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 104 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2016), 335-360; Aleksander Horowski, ‘Quattro redazioni del sermone di san Bonaventura da Bagnoregio per la festa di tutti i santi’, Collectanea Franciscana 86 (2016), 5-64; Felice Accrocca, 'Dalla contraposizione all'integrazione. De Legenda nova extracta moralia et devota nel ms. Isidoriani 1/73', in: La lettera e lo spirito. Studi di cultura e vita religiosa (secc. XII-XV) per Edith Pasztor, ed. Marco Bartoli, Letizia Pellegrini & Daniele Solvi, Biblioteca di frate Francesco, 17 (Milan, 2016), 19-35 [accessible on http://www.academia.edu/30058625 The article deals with a series of extracts taken from the Legenda major by an unknown friar included among the hagiographical materials in de famous ms Isidoriani 1/73]; Aleksander Horowski, 'Opere autentiche e spurie, edite, inedite e mal edite di san Bonaventura da Bagnoregio: bilancio e prospettive', Collectanea Franciscana 86:3-4 (2016), 461-544; Marie Kolbe Zamora, 'The Holy Spirit, Soul of the Church. The Pneumatological Enigma of Bonaventure's Ecclesiology, Miscellanea Francescana 116:1-2 (2016), 43-75; Aleksander Horowski, 'Sermoni bonaventuriani e francescani nel codice Firenze, BNC, Conv. Soppr. E.6.1017', Collectanea Franciscana 87:1-2 (2017), 231-266; Johann Baptist Freyer, 'La teologia trinitaria come matrice del bene comune. L’approccio al Bene nella teologia di san Bonaventura', Miscellanea Francescana 117:1-2 (2017), 9-26; Orlando Todisco, 'Il Verbo l’artista del Padre nell’ottica di san Bonaventura', Miscellanea Francescana 117:1-2 (2017), 27-60; Carlos Salto Solá, 'Contemplare la summa pulchritudo. La sfida di leggere la realtà in chiave estetica secondo Bonaventura da Bagnoregio', Miscellanea Francescana 117:1-2 (2017), 61-77; Bogusz S. Matula, 'Maria e la dimensione individuale ed ecclesiale della vita cristiana nel sermone secondo in Epiphania di Bonaventura da Bagnoregio', Miscellanea Francescana 117:1-2 (2017), 78-103; André Menard, 'Bonaventura da Bagnoregio: La spiritualità cristiana del grande teologo', in: Storia della spiritualità francescana, I: secoli XIII-XVI, ed. M. Bartoli, W. Block & A. Mastromatteo (Bologna: Edizione Dehoniane, 2017), 269-276; Bonaventure Revisited: Companion to the Breviloquium, ed. Dominic V. Monti, OFM & Katherine Wrisley Shelby (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2017); Ordo et Sanctitas: The Franciscan Spiritual Journey in Theology and Hagiography. Essays in Honor of J. A. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. Conv., ed. Michael F. Cusato, Timothy J. Johnson & Steven J. McMichael, The Medieval Franciscan, 15 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2017); Aleksander Horowski, 'Francesco d'Assisi zelante seguace di Cristo crocifisso in due sconosciuti sermoni di San Bonaventura da Bagnoregio', Collectanea Francescana 87 (2017), 397-448 [concerning two sermons in MS Paris, BN, Lat 14595]; Felice Accrocca, 'Bonaventura dubbioso sull'indulgenza della Porziuncola?', Collectanea Francescana 87 (2017), 449-462; Aleksander Horowski, 'Il codice F.IX.19 della Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati in Siena: Un testimone disatteso dei sermoni di San Bonaventura da Bagnoregio', Collectanea Francescana 87 (2017), 635-669; George F. Rambow, 'The Function and Spirituality of Bonaventure's "Treatise" on the Miracles of St. Francis', Franciscan Studies 75 (2017), 323-341.

Reception and abbreviations

Summula Brevis Totius Textus Sententiarum Magistri Petri Lombardi per Versus Dictata per Dominum Bonaventuram Doctorem Seraphicum: Colmar Bibl. Publ. 348 ff. 129-54v (15th cent.); See also Würburg UB Zisterzienserabtei Ebrach I. t. 615

Abbreviatio Anonyma Commentarii S. Bonaventurae super IV Sent.: Paris, BN, Lat. 3413 ff. 1-66v

Tabula Alfabetica Problematum super Quatuor Libros Sententiarum S. Bonav.: Paris, BN, Lat. 3416 ff. 19-31 (ca. 1295!); Paris, BN, Lat. 3477 ff. 123-125 (late thirteenth cent)

>> See Stegm. Sent.> & Courtenay

P. Symphorien, ‘L’influence spirituelle de S. Bonaventure et l’Imitation de Jésus-Christ’, Études franciscaines 32 (1914/1921), 36-77, 235-255, 344-359, 433-467; H. Gleumes, ‘Der hl. Bonaventura und die Imitatio Christi’, Franziskanische Studien 15 (1928), 294-315; B. Spaapen, ‘Nieuwe stoffen voor de studie van het Middelnederlandsch Gebodenonderricht III’, Ons Geestelijk Erf 14 (1940), 135-149; K. Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956/Darmstadt, 1964); W.-H. Haeller, Studien zur Ludwig Moser, Karthäuser Mönch in Basel (Freiburg i.d. Schweiz, 1967); Ildefonsus Vanderheyden, Bonaventura. Studien zu seiner Wirkungsgeschichte, franziskanische Forschungen 28 (Werl., 1976): Shows that in the German and Dutch lands many ascetical works of Bonaventure (alongside of thise of David von Augsburg and a host of Pseudo-Bonaventuriana) from the closing decades of the fourteenth century onwards (and increasingly so in the fifteenth century) appeared in the vernacular, promoted both by Franciscan and non-Franciscan translators (a large impact the Carthusian order (and particularly the Carthusian translator Ludwig Moser from Basel), which actively promoted Bonaventurian works in the vernacular, and in the Modern Devotion movement). Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 67: ‘Gegen Ende des Jahrhunderts (14th cent.) setzt dann eine eigentliche Bonaventura-Renaissance ein. Sie wird ein Jahrhundert später [1488] zur Kanonisation und Erhöhung zum Kirchenlehrer führen. Diese anwachsende Bewegung - sie ist eine Komponente der wiedererstarkten franziskanischen Bewegung und eines neuen Aufschwungs franziskanischen Schrifttums - ist in der Überlieferungsgeschichte der Werke Bonaventuras am deutlichsten zu fassen, läßt sich aber auch in der allgemeinen Theologie- und Geistesgeschichte nachweisen.’; W. Williams-Krapp, Die deutschen und niederl. Legendare des Mittelalters, TTG 20 (1986), 398f.; Rik van Nieuwenhove, ‘The Franciscan Inspiration of Ruusbroec’s Mystical Theology. Ruusbroec in dialogue with Bonaventure and Thomas Aquinas’, Ons Geestelijk Erf 75 (2001), 102-115; Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters. Verfasserlexikon XI, 270-271; Lydie Ducolomb, ‘St. Bonaventure's Reputation as Reflected in the Dissemination of His Works', in: A Pilgrimage Through the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, ed. André Cirino & Josef Raischl (Canterbury: Franciscan International Study Centre, 2008), 269-296; Sophie Delmas, ‘Can one still speak of a Bonaventurian School?', in: A Pilgrimage Through the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, ed. André Cirino & Josef Raischl (Canterbury: Franciscan International Study Centre, 2008), 297-318; Antonio Montefusco, ‘Una fedeltà paradossale: sulla memoria bonaventuriana di Iacopone’, Linguistica e Letteratura 33:1-2 (2008), 9-42.

Some manuscripts of Pseudo-Bonaventurean works & dubia

De remedio Defectorum Religiosi: Madrid, Nac., 74 ff. 40v-49v [Castro, Madrid, n. 8]

Sermones de Comm. Sanctorum: Hamburg, S. Petruskirche MS Petri 51 ff. 3v-6v (14th cent)

Viginti Passus: Colmar Bibl. Publ. 337 (an. 1501) ff. 4-18v

De Septem Gradibus: Colmar Bibl. Publ. 337 (an. 1501) ff. 40

Epistola ad Dominam Blankam: Colmar Bibl. Publ. 337 (an. 1501) ff. 25v

Arbor Meditationis de Vita Christi [Ubertino de Casale?]: Colmar Bibl. Publ. 337 (an. 1501) ff. 45-70v

Meditationes Vitae/Passionis Christi: München, UB (deutsch) 8° 282 (German elaboration); Toulouse Bibl. Municip. 218; Darmstadt, Hess. Landesbibl. 2274 ff. 21-25v

Pharetra: Avignon, Bibl. Municip. 227 (an. 1490); Toulouse, Bibl. Municp. 175; Vienna, Österr. Landesbibl. 4893 ff. 1-133 (an. 1377) [edited in Bonaventura, Opera Omnia, ed. A.C. Peltier (Paris, 1866), VII, 3-231]

De Amore Dulcissimo Melliflui Iesu: Darmstadt, Hess. Landesbibl. Lat. 80

Alphabetum Parvum: Darmstadt, Hess. Landesbibl. Lat. 1109 ff. 100v-102v

Alphabetum Religiosorum: Darmstadt, Hess. Landesbibl. 1109 ff. 1103r-v; Bamberg, Ed. VIII 6 (Lit. 178) ff. 199r-205r [German translation]; Ghent, 1351 ff. 104r-108v [16th-century Dutch translation]. Cf. Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutch (Bern, 1956), 283.; Alphabetum Religiosorum: Madrid, Nac., 868 ff. 104v-107v [Castro, Madrid, n. 51]

Expositio in Cantica Canticorum: MS Hamburg, S. Petruskirche MS Petri 48

Viridarium Consolationis: Madrid, nac., 74 ff. 403 [Castro, Madrid, no. 35]; Würzburg, UB benedikt. Provenienz M.ch. f. 132 ff. 3r-53v (15th cent.)

Stimulus Amoris: a.o. Uppsala, UB C. 631 (after 1419) ff. 285-301v [pars III]; London, Grey's Inn 11 ff. 165-167; Oxford, Bodl. Bodley 480; Frankfurt Dominikanerkloster 65 (recensio major) ff. 27ra-40vb & 52vb-78ra (ca. 1415)>> See Jac. Capelli/de Milano

De Vita beatae Virginis: London Grey's Inn 12 ff. 69-77v

Tractatus de Statu Seculi [also ascribed to Pecham]: Augsburg, Un. Libr. Cod. II.1.2° 65 (15th cent.) ff. 198ra-205va

Wiltu ewig wohnen bey Gott: München, UB (deutsch), 8° 226 (16th cent.) ff. 546v-549v

Um 7 Dinge soll man christus bitten: München UB (deutsch) 8° 278 ff. 85r-86v

6 Dinge der geistlichen Lebens: München UB (deutsch) 8° 278 ff. 226-229r (an. 1507)

Der Minnebaum: Den Haag 133 G I (883) (ca. 1450, from the Poor Clares of Hoogstraten) ff. 191r-212r: ‘Hier beghint een suuerlyck tractaetken. Bonaventura van boem der minnen. Ic aensach Ende siet, daer was een boem int middel der eerden [Dan. 4,7], want alle bomen die gheen goede vruchten voert enbrenghen, die sellen wt gherodet werden…’ The tree grows on its threefold root of contrition, confession and satisfaction, with six stemms of love: ongheduerighe liefte, hette , scarpe liefde, siedende hette, oversiedende hette, ontoeganckelycke liefte>> reaches back to the divine hieracrhy developed by Dionysius. Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 292-293 (293): ‘Auf franziskanischen Ursprung weisen die Überlieferung hin - die Hs. Enthält zur Hauptsache Franciscana [statutes on ff. 56r-100r; statutes of Poor Clares ff. 148v-155v; Urban IV’s rule for the Poor Clares ff. 100r-147r; detti of Aegidius of Assisi ff. 156r-1190v; prayers to Francisco and Clara ff. 222r-225r etc.] -, aber auch die allgemeine Tatsache, daß die Staffeln der Liebe und die emblematische Darstellung als solche in franziskanischen Kreisen besonders beliebt waren.’

Predigt über das Altarsakrament: Berlin germ. 2° 1318 (Degering I, 179, an. 1530) ff. 232v-242v, ff. 232v-242v: ‘Hie nach folget gar ain auß bindige, schöne predige vor dem hochwirdigen Sacrament, Die schreipt S. Bonaventura. Hoc est enim corpus meum…’ For more information, see Kurt Ruch, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956), 294.

Fuente de Vida (Valencia, 1527/Burgos, 1528/Medina del Campo, 1542). Anonymous pseudo-Bonaventurian work from Spanish origin, heavily based on De Triplici Via.

On Pseudo Bonaventura (see also under Johannes de Caulibus)

DSpir I, 1844ff; A. Lopez, ‘San Buenaventura en la bibliografia española’, AIA 16 (1921), 342-399; M. Castro, ‘San Buenaventura en la bibliografia española’, AIA (1951), 317-342; I. Vazquez, ‘Influsso bonaventuriano nella bibliografia pp. spirituale spagnola’, in: Contributi di Spiritualità Bonaventuriana II (Padua, 1974-1975), 243-270; I. Vazquez Janeiro, ‘Libros y lectores de S. Buenaventura en España y Portugal durante la Edad Media y el Renacimiento’, in: Bonaventuriana, ed. F. Chavero, 135-176; M. Andres, ‘Influencia de san Buenaventura en la Mistica Española del siglo de Oro’, in: San Buenaventura. Relazione tenuta alla Funcación Universitaria Española, ed. M. Castro, H. Huega, M. Andres (Madrid, 1970), 105-140; Kurt Ruh, Bonaventura Deutsch (Bern, 1956); M. Schlosser, `Pseudo-Bonaventura', Lexikon des MA, VII, 306-307; Falk Eisermann, Die lateinische und deutsche überlieferung des 'Stimulus Amoris', Diss. (Göttingen, 1995); Idem, '`Diversae et plurimae materiae in diversis capitulis' Der Stimulus Amoris als literarisches Dokument der normativen Zentrierung', in: Frühmittelalterliche Studien-Jahrbuch des Instituts für Frümittelalterforschung der Universität Münster, ed. H. Keller & Chr. Meier (Berlin-NY, 1997), 214-232; Idem, ‘Zehn Staffeln der Demut’, Verfasserlexikon X², 1512-1514; Kurt Ruh, Geschichte der abendländischen Mystik, II, 439-445; Ildefonsus Vanderheyden, Bonaventura. Studien zu seiner Wirkungsgeschichte, franziskanische Forschungen 28 (Werl., 1976); C. Fischer, `Saint Bonaventure; Apocryphes; les méditations', Dict.Spir., I, 1850-1853; G. Hasenohr, `La littérature religieuse', in: Grundriss der romanischen Literaturen des Mittelalters, VIII/1: La littérature française aux XIVe et XVe siècles (Heidelberg, 1988), 266-305; Pregiere e lodi all’Immacolata Madre di Dio Maria attribuite al Serafico Dottore S. Bonaventura per ogni giorno della settimana (Biancavilla, 1995³); The Pseudo-Bonaventurian Lives of Christ. Exploring the Middle English Tradition, ed. Ian Johnson & F. Allan, Medieval Church Studies, 24 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013); Devotional Culture in Late Medieval England and Europe: Diverse Imaginations of Christ's Life, ed. Stephen Kelly & Ryan Perry (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2014).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Beaumont (Bonaventure de Beaumont, c. 1640-1711)

OFMCap. Born at Tournai, he entered the Capuchin order around 1659 (French-Belgian province), finishing his theology studies in July 1668. Lector at Liège (Luik, 1671), provincial definitor (1677-1784, 1686-1690), guardian of several Capuchin convents (a.o. Luxembourg, Liège (1683), Namur (1689-1691) and Thuin (1691)), and provincial in 1697. In 1683, when Bonaventure had become guardian of the Liège convent, he was faced by separatist tendencies from Capuchins in Liège, who supported nationalist tendencies directed against Spanish rule (for further details, see the rather tendentious lemma by Hildebrand in DHGE IX, 790-791). Bonaventure died at Valenciennes on 5 April 1711. He is known as the author of a lengthy poem on the life of Christ in 12 books, entitled La Christiade. Bonaventure did not want to have it published and it seems lost.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap V, 235; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 52; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bonaventure de Beaumont’, DHGE IX, 790-791 (with additional bio-bibliographical information); LexCap240-241 (with differing info concerning his provincialate)

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Brescia (Bonaventura da Brescia, fl. 15th cent.)

Franciscan friar from Brescia. Joined the non-Observant (future Conventual) branch of the order in his home town in the early fifteenth century. Musisican and writer on music theory.

manuscripts/editions

Breviloquium Musicale (Venice, 1497). Various editions followed. It would seem that the work appeared at a later date also under a new title: Regule Musice Plane (Milan, 1500). Both the Breviloquium and the Regule contain 42 chapters with more or less the same content.

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 187l F.-J. Fétis, Biographie universelle des musiciens (Paris, 1861), 13-14; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke (Leipzig, 1930) IV, nos. 4833-4835; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bonaventure de Brescia’, DHGE IX, 791.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Burgo (fl. c. 1600)

Irish friar. Guardian of Rosserrilly (near Headford, West Ireland). Active buyer of books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Casale (Bonaventura da Casale/Bonaventura Lupano, 1567-1641)

OFMCap. Born at Casale (Lupano family). Entered the Capuchins in June 1590 in the Genoa province. Three times elected definitor and also one time provincial minister (1622-1624). Died at Genoa shortly after his third installment as a definitor for his province at the provincial chapter of 1641. He was a renowned preacher an compiled several sermon collections, which are still mentioned by Sbaraglia and Bernardo di Bologna.

editions

Selva di concetti predicabili per l’avvento>> lost?

Concetti predicabili per il tempo della quaresima>> lost?

Discorsi per le dominiche di tutto l’anno>> lost?

Sermoni diversi>> lost? 

literature 

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 187; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 52-53; Xavero Molino, I cappuccini Genovesi, I: Note biografiche (Genoa, 1912), 25, 222; A. Zawart, ‘The History of Franciscan Preaching and of Franciscan Preachers (1209-1927). A bio-bibliographical study’, The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 7 (1928), 457; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Casale’, DHGE IX, 792-793; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Catanzaro (Bonaventura da Catanzaro/Bonaventura Ajerbo/Neapolensis, d. 1605)

OFMCap. Member of the noble Ajerba d’Aragona family, which had settled in the Kingdom of Naples under King Alphonse IV. Bonaventura was born at Catanzaro and joined the Capuchins in the Reggio Calabria province. General visitator of the Reggio Calabria, San Angelo di Foggia and the Messina provinces. Elected provincial of the Regio Calabria province at the provincial chapter of 1598, and was re-elected in 1599 and in 1600. In that year, he received the appointment of general commissioner for the French and Spanish Capuchin provinces. He apparently died during a stay in Languedoc in 1605. One of his sermons, held on 19 September 1594 after a procession to give thanks for a victory over the Turcs in 1594, was printed at Naples in 1594 and 1596. His other works apparently never reached the printing press.

manuscripts/editions

>> a range of theological works

>> sermones

literature

Bullarium Franciscanum III, 61; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 148, 187; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 50-51, 53; Apolinaro da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Rome, 1886), 65-67; Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini calabresi (Catanzaro, 1914), 20-23; A. Zawart, ‘The history of franciscan preaching and of franciscan preachers’, The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 7 (1928), 444; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Catanzaro’, DHGE IX, 793; LexCap, 241; DBI>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Cedo (18th cent.)

OFMCap. Catalonian friar. Theologian and long-time lector. In the context of his teaching activities, he wrote a Cursus Theologicus iuxta Mirabilem Bonaventurae Doctrinam in two volumes.

manuscripts

Cursus Theologicus iuxta Mirabilem Bonaventurae Doctrinam. The first volume of this is apparently to be found in a manuscript kept in the Capuchin Sarrià convent (Barcelona).

literature

Manuel de Lete Triay, ‘Escriptores de la provincia caputxina de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (1578-1900)’, in: Franciscalia. En la convergència centenària del trà sit del Poverello (1226), de la seva canonització (1228) i de l’autoctonia de l’orde caputxi (1528) (Barcelona, 1928), 222; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventura de Cedo’, DHGE IX, 793; LexCap>>>;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Cinerbus>>?

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manuscripts

Quaestiones: >>?

Tabula Magna: Siena F.V.19 ff. 1r-136v; Todi 14 ff. 3-90

Tabula Sententiarum S. Bonaventurae: Siena F.V.19 ff. 137r-172r; Milan Brera AF.X.7 ff. 24r-80r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Coccaglio (Bonaventura da Coccaglio/Bonaventura Bianchi, 1713-1778)

OFMCap. Born at Coccaglio. After studies in the arts and mechanics, and of doctrinal theology at the episcopal seminnary of Bergamo, Bonaventura joined the Capuchinsin the Brescia province, making his profession in 1733. He finished his education in philosophy and theology at the Capuchin study houses of Trenzano, Badia Bergamo and Crema. Thereafter active as a preacher, lector and guardien. He suffered a stroke during an Advent sermon rally at Coccaglio and died on 17 March 1778. Bonaventura da Coccaglio was a productive editor, translator and author. For a more or less complete overview of his various works, see the works of Bonari and Teetaert mentioned below.

literature

Johann-Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 16; Vladimir Bonari da Bergamo, I conventi ed i cappuccini bresciani. Memorie storiche (Milan, 1891), 361-368; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Coccaglio’, DHGE IX, 794-796; LexCap, 241

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Barcelona (Michael Gran, 1620-1684), beatus

OFMRef. Friar from Ruidoms, near Barcelona. Entered the order at the Escornabou convent, adopting the name Bonaventura and taking the habit as a lay friar on 14 July 1640. Active at several Spanish convents and thereafter porter of the San Isidoro convent at Rome. Became an active propagator of eremitical retreat and was given permission to organise houses of retreat. Thus he founded the retreats of Santa Maria delle Grazie at Ponticelli (Sabina, 1675), Montorio, Varia and San Bonaventura sul Palatino (1675). Bonaventura de Barcelona died in the last-mentioned of these retreats on 11 September 1684. Beatified by Pius X on 10 June 1906. Author?>>

vitae

Acts of his beatification process can be found in MS Paris, BN H. 359 A. pp. 1266-1290. Cf. Analecta Bollandiana 5 (1886), 150 & the DHGE lemma by O’Briain mentioned below.

literature

Leonardo da Popi, Il B. Bonaventura da Barcelona dei minori, fondatore dei ritiri nella provincia romana (Rome, 1906); F.-M. Paolini, Il B. Bonaventura da Barcelona (Rome, 1908); Blessed Bonaventure of Barcelona of the friars minor (Calcutta, 1920); F. O’Briain, ‘Bonaventure de Barcelona’, DHGE IX, 790; A. Wallenstein, ‘Il B. Bonaventura da Barcellona maestro di spirito’, AFH 42 (1949), 236-256; Luiz Pérez Simón, ‘Beato Buenaventura de Barcelona. Religioso franciscano (1620-1684)’, in: Nuevo Año cristiano (Madrid: EDIBESA, 2001-2002) IX (Septiembre), 207f.

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Fasano (Bonaventura da Fasano, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Observant friar. Author of a Memorabilia Minoritica.

editions

Memorabilia Minoritica Provinciae S. Nicolai Ordinis Minorum Regularis Observantiae (Bari: apud Zannettum et Valerium, 1656); Bonaventura da Fasano, Memorabilia Minoritica, ed. anastatica del testo latino con traduzione di P. Gregorio D’Ostuni, introd. Luigi De Santis, Historia Franciscana Sallentina, 3 (Manduria (Taranto): Del Grifo Edizioni, 2009). [review in Frontiere 7 (Bari, 2010), 171-174]

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Imola (Bonaventura da Imola/Bonaventura Mongardi, 1725-1802)

OFMCap. Italian friar from Imola. Joined the Capuchins in the Bologna province. Taught philosophy in Capuchin study houses, and furthermore active as a novice master and as a provincial secretay. He continued the Leggendario cappuccino, the first three volumes of which had been issued by Gabriele da Modigliano, and wrote a number of additional works.

manuscripts/editions

Leggendario cappuccino ovvero vite di persone (…) illustri, mese di aprile, di maggio, di giugno, Vols. IV-VI (Faenza, 1787-1789). Bonaventura apparently also prepared the work on the subsequent months (July, August and September), yet these remained unpublished and can be found in the general archives of the Capuchins at Rome.

Istruzione pratica per un novello confessore (Faenza, 1795).

Compendio della vita del beato Lorenzo da Brindisi, del beato Bernardo da Offida, del ven. Ignazio da Santhia>>

Specchio di disciplina di S. Bonaventura>>> (an Italian translation of Bernard de Bessa’s Speculum Disciplinae).

literature

Johann-Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 16; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure d’Imola’, DHGE IX, 797; LexCap, 242.

 

 

 

Bonaventura d’Imst (Bonaventura von Imst/Paul-Joseph Brunold, 1739-1807)

OFMCap. Born at Imst (Tyrol). Entered the Capuchin order on 29 September 1758. Several times novice master, lector of theology (1772-1778), guardian at Imst (1779-1782), Brixen (1782-1784), Klausen (1784-1787) and Bolzano (Bozen, 1791-1801). Confessor of the Poor Clares at Sankt Peter at Bregenz (the scene of dramatic incidents in August 1796, about which Bonaventura wrote an account). He was provincial between 1801-1804 and died at Bolzano on 26 July 1807.

editions

Wahrhafte Beschreibung der Trauerscene und der dreyfach-grausamen Mordthat des Herrn Kreishaupmanns von Indermauer, Herrn Oberamtsraths von Franzin und Herrn Burgermeisters Weber von Bregenz (Bregenz, 1798).

literature 

J. Bitschnau, Darstellung der merkwürdigen Begebenheiten der letzten französischen Kriege (Bregenz, 1807) I, 52ff; A. Hohenegger & P.B. Zierler, Geschichte der tiroler Kapuziner Ordensprovinz (1593-1893) (Innsbruck, 1915) II, 172-176, 202, 205-206, 211, 267-270, 351; C. Neuner, Literarische Tätigkeit in der nordtiroler Kapuzinerprovinz. Bio-bibliographische Notizen (Innsbruck, 1929), 37; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure d’Imst’, DHGE IX, 798; LexCap>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Iseo (Bonaventura da Iseo/da Brescia/da Ivreo, before 1200-ca 1260/1273)

According to Salimbene, Bonaventura da Iseo held the position of provincial minister of the Provence, Genua, Bologna and the Marca Trevigiana. Also mentioned to be a friend of Ezzelino de Romano. He also was vicar of the Franciscan minister general Crescenzio Grizi when the latter general, had to attend the council of Lyon in 1245. Two years later, B. was present at the general chapter of the order. In 1249 B. accompagnies the new minister general John of Parma on the mission to the emperor of Constantinopel (John III Vatatzès), to bring about a union between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches. He was back in Italy in 1250. And as late as 1273 B. is mentioned as peace broker between the Venetians and the people from Bologna (yet this might be a different friar). Salimbene is on the whole quite positive about B. although he also criticises him. Still according to Salimbene he left a Magnum Volumen Sermonum de Festibus et de Tempore, and indeed a whole series of sermons do survive in several manucripts. He also is the alleged author of the famous Liber Compostella Multorum Experimentorum Veritatis Fratris Bonaventura de Ysio de Ordine Fratrum Minorum. This latter work would have been written after ca. 1250. It is a compilation of several alchemical handbooks (on elements, the transmutation of metals, alchemical uses of salts, properties of water and experiments derived from (pseudo-) Geber)

manuscripts

Sermones: a.o. Padua, Sacro Conv. 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 447 (see also Schneyer)

Liber Compostella: Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale 292 (first half 15th cent.); Bern, Stadtsbibliothek B 44 ff. 104r-208v (15th cent.); Bologna, Biblioteca dell’Archiginnasio A 1417, ff. 1r-108v, with additional recipes until ff. 126v (15th cent.); Florence, Biblioteca Riccardinana L.III.13 (119), ff. 142v-166r [a shorter version of the text, see AFH, 1 (1908), 116f. & Capitanucci (2012)]; Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana L.I.15 (940) (first half 16th cent.); London, Wellcome Library 140 (14th cent.); Marburg, Universitätsbibliothek 31, ff. 2ra-81va (early 16th cent.); Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek CLM 23809, ff. 1r-160r [15th cent. the only really complete text?]. Fragments in: London, Wellcome Library 563 & Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale Lat. 7157. On the relations between the various manuscripts and their content, see esp. Capitanucci (2012), 210-216.

literature

Salimbene, Cronica, ed. Oswald Holder-Egger, MGH Scriptores XXXII (Hanover-Leipzig, 1913), 553; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 148; Analecta Franciscana 3 (Quaracchi, 1897), 269, 277; Golubovich, Biblioteca Bio-Bibliografica della Terra Santa e dell’Oriente Francescana (Quaracchi, 1906) I, 219-224 & II (Quaracchi, 1913), 219, 317, 367; AFH 3 (1910), 732 & 4 (1911), 621; Revue d’histoire franciscaine 1 (1924), 849; Zawart, 286; Schneyer, I, 657-694; P. Gratien, ‘Fra B. d’Iseo. Vicaire du ministre général des mineurs au Ier Concile de Lyon’, Études Franciscaines, 33 (1921), 519-531; A. Russo, ‘Fra B. d’Iseo (1180-1260) e la sua opera di scienziato’, Atti della IV Biennale della Marca e Studio Firmano per gli Studi Storici dell'Arte medica (Fermo, 1961), 211-219; L. Thorndike, A History of Magis and Experimental Science, III (New York, 1964), 45-46; C. Vasoli, ‘Bonaventura d’Iseo’, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 11 (Rome, 1969), 635-636.; B. Costa, ‘Struttura e contenuti dei ‘Sermones’ di Bonaventura da Iseo’, in: Storia e cultura al Santo, ed. A. Poppi (Vicenza, 1976), 228-237; P. Marangon, Alla origini dell'Aristotelismo padovano (sec. XII-XIII) (Padua, 1977), 88-98; A. Poppi, La filosofia nello studio francescano del Santo a Padova, Centro di studi antoniani, 12 (Padua, 1989); R. Sgarbi, Fra' Bonaventura d'Iseo, alchimista (Iseo, 1991); L. Gaffuri, ‘In diebus suis cessavit praedicatio. Predicazione e società al tempo di Ezzelino da Romano’, in: Nuovi studi ezzeliniani, ed. G. Cracco (Rome, 1992), 487-506; Abele Calufetti, ‘Bonaventura d’Iseo, OFM’, Studi Francescani 96 (1999), 275-285; M. Carli, Il ‘Liber Compostille’ di Bonaventura da Iseo. Presentazione e prima edizione del manoscritto di Firenze, Biblioteca Riccardiana L.III.13 (119), Ph.D. Thesis (Università di Siena, Facolta di Lettere e Filosofia, 1998-1999); M. Carli, ‘Un’enciclopedia alchemica duecentesca: il ‘Liber Compostille’ di Bonaventura d’Iseo’, in: Atti dell’VIII Convegno Nazionale di Storia e Fondamenti della Chimica, ed. F. Abbri & M. Ciardi (Arezzo, 1999), 45-57; M. Pereira, ‘Nota su Bonaventura da Iseo e le acque medicinali’, in: Atti dell’VIII Convegno Nazionale di Storia e Fondamenti della Chimica, ed. F. Abbri & M. Ciardi (Arezzo, 1999), 59-68; Paolo Capitanucci, ‘Un’enciclopedia alchemica’, San Francesco Patrono d’Italia 10 (2005), 56-57; Eleonora Lombardo, ‘Bonaventura da Iseo Omin e le sue opere: status quaestionis’, Il Santo 48:1-2 (2008), 87-122; Paolo Capitanucci, ‘Agli albori della cultura alchemica e farmaceutica francescana: il Liber Compostelle di Bonaventura da Iseo, in: I francescani e le scienze. Atti del XXXIX Convegno internazionale di studio. Assisi, 6-8 ottobre 2011, Convegni S.I.S.F, XXXIX, n.s. 22 (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 2012), 201-237 [cf. review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 490-495].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de la Bassée (Bonaventure de la Bassée/Louis de Pippre/Loys de Pippre, 1577-1650)

OFMCap. Belgian friar from La Bassée (Wallonia). Studied philosophy, canon law and theology at Douai (Doornik), reaching the licence in theology, to enter the Capuchin order at the age of 31. Fulfilled several functions in the order: lector of philosophy and theology at Luik (Liège), preacher and guardian. He came to the defense of the privileges of the secular clergy in a dispute beteen secular clergymen and members of the various religious orders in the dioceses of Cambrai, Arras and Tournai concerning confessional rights and other aspects of the religious ministry to lay people. In 1631, Bonaventure held a sermon at the provincial council of Cambrai, which was printed two years later (Parochianus Obediens), and saw various reprints and reworkings as the Theophilus Parochialis/Parochophilus. This drew out criticisms from members of the regular clergy, notably the Jesuite Albi, who produced an Anti-Théophile and an Apologie (1649). Elements of this controversy and its resolution in 1650 were echoed in the fifteenth Provinciale of Blaise Pascal.

manuscripts/editions

Parochianus Obediens, ed. Malbrancq, Abbé de Hénin (Douai, 1633)/Parochianus obediens sive De duplici debito Parochianorum audiendi scilicet Missam et verbum Dei in sua Parochia saltem diebus dominicis et festis majoribus stante commoditate. Per R.P.B.B.C.P. [Bonaventure de la Bassée]. De debito audiendi verbum Dei. (s.l., 1634).

Le paroissien obéyssant (Tournai, 1634).

Theophilus Parochialis (Antwerp, 1645). This is an amplified version of the Parochianus, dedicated to cardinal Barberini. This reworking itself saw additional editions and reworkings by others in Latin and French.

Le Theophile parroissial de la messe de parroisse (Lyon: Pierre Compagnon, 1649). French reworking of previous work.

Aside from the criticisms raised by Albi, another critique of the Theophilus/Parochophilus can be found in MS Brussels, Royal Library Varia 7266-7268 ff. 85rff.

literature

A. de Valencia, Histoire des capucines de Flandre (Paris, 1878) I, 301f; Biographie nationale de Belgique XI, 873-876; Études Franciscaines 46 (1934), 745 (note 69) & 48 (1936), 556-563; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bonaventure de la Bassée’, DHGE IX, 799-801; LexCap, 242-243; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘Le P. Bonaventure le Pippre de La Bassée’, in: Idem Miscellanea IV, 1770-1776.

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Lama (Bonaventura da Lama, 1649-1739)

>>Franciscan friar? >>check!

editions

Bonaventura da Lama, Cronica de’minori osservanti riformati della provincia di S. Nicolò, ed. Luigi De Santis, 2 Vols., Historia Franciscana Sallentina, 1 (Lecce: Edizioni del Grifo, 2002). [cf. review in Collectanea Franciscana 74 (2004), 726f]

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Langres (Bonaventure de Langres/Lingoniensis, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFMCap. French friar. Entered the order in the Lyon province in 1613. For many years, he taught theology in the Capuchin schools along Bonaventurean lines, elements of which found their way in a three-volume handbook.

editions

Bonaventurae Bonaventura et Thomas seu Unica Geminaque Theologiae Summa ex omnibus fere sanctorum Thome et Bonaventurae placitis in eadem pagella hinc inde e regione dispositis, concinnata, 3 Vols. (Lyon, 1655-1673).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 53; Collectanea Franciscana 1 (1931), 186, 363-365; 5 (1935), 410; Augustino de Corniero, ‘Capuchinos precursores del P. Bartolomé Barberis en el estudio de S. Buenaventura’, Collectanea Franciscana 11 (1941), 363-365; DHGE IX, 801; Lexicon Capuccinum, 243

  

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Lude (Bonaventure de Lude, d. 1645)

OFMCap. French friar from Lude (Sarthe), who entered the order in the Parisian province. Was sent out as a missionary to Asia Minor (Aleppo region) in 1629. Became custodian for the Capuchin missions in Syria and neighbouring regions. Died there in 1645. Wrote a substantial number of basic doctrinal and catechistic works in Arabic, Turkish and Syrian, partly to point out 'errors' in Greek Orthodox doctrine, as well as Arabic translations of the Regula Bullata and the Testament of Francis of Assisi.

literature

Pelegrino da Forlì, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1882) I, 353-355; Hilaire deBarenton, La France catholique en Orient (Paris, 1902), 94, 122; Hilaire de Barenton, Les capucins français. Trois siècles de traveaux (Couvin-Paris, 1903), 118; Cl. da Terzorio, Le missioni dei minori cappuccini, V: Turchia asiatica (Rome, 1919), 27f, 57, 135; B. Cuneo, ‘Biblical scholars in the Franciscan order’, The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 7 (1925), 129; L. de Gonzaga, ‘les anciens missionnaires capucines de Syrie et leurs écrits apostoliques de langue arabe’, Collectanea Franciscana 1 (1931), 320-323, 336, 350, 465-467; 2 (1932), 39-40, 60, 183, 191f, 201; 18 (1948), 139ff.; Lexicon Capuccinum, 243.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Manresa (1650-1720)

OFMCap. Catalonian friar from Manresa (near Barcelona). Lector, guardian, and definitor. Synodal eximinator for the diocese of Vich & Lleida. Provincial of the Barcelona province between 1696-1699 and 1704-1707.

editions

Carta del P. F. Buenaventura de Manresa, que quita dudas y establece verdades manifestando con tota claridad que los PP. capuchinos tienen faculdad para dar hábitos de terceros a los seculares, en repuesta de otra que le escribió el P. lector F. Antonio Pera, religioso recoleto pretendiendo ofuscar tan manifiesta verdad (Tortosa, 1688).

Enseñanza práctica de la vida spiritual (Barcelona, 1693/1696 2x/Villafranca, c. 1700).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 53; Estudios Franciscanos 20 (1918), 446; M. de Lete Triay, ‘Escriptors de la provincia caputxina de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (1578-1900)’, in: Franciscalia. En la convérgencia centenaria del tránsit del Poverello (1226), de la seva canonització (1228) i de l’auctoctonia de l’orde caputxi (1528) (Barcelona, 1928), 229; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Manresa’, DHGE IX, 803-804.

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Montereale (d. 1604)

OFMCap. Friar from the Abruzzi region. Member and provincial minister in Umbria. Also general lecyor in Naples. General procurator for his order in 1590 and elected general definitor on the general chapters of 1581, 1584, 1593 and 1596. Known for his Commentaria paraphrastica in Psalmos.

literature

Monumenta Historiae OFMCap VI, nos. 283-290; Boverio, Annales II, 750; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 53; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 191; Italia Francescana 8 (1933), 476-484; Lexicon Capuccinum, 244.

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Ostende (Oostende/Flanderin, 1709-1771)

OFMCap. Fremish friar from Oostende (Ostende). Entered the Capuchins on 22 September 1730… Guardian of Courtrai (Kortrijk, 1747-1749), Ostende (1749-1752), Malines (1752-1753, 1766-1769), Louvain (1755-1758), Brussels. Also lector and novice master (ca. 1740-1747), provincial definitor and provincial (1758-1761). Spiritual author, famous for his Dutch spiritual works for novices and lay Christians.

manuscripts/editions

Initium, Fundatio et Progressus Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum in Belgio: MS Antwerp, Provincial Archive III.1005.

Maniere om Christelijk te leven en geluckiglijk sijn Saligheyd te Werken Behelsende diversche Meditatien Of Godtvrugtige gepeysen op de Waerheden van ons Geloof en op het Leven en Lijden Christi. Met eene Onderwijsinge van de selve te Oeffenen voor alle Staeten van Menschen. Daer-en-boven een Alderprofijtigste manier van Misse te hooren, de H. Sacramenten te Ontfangen, en den Dag Christelijk over te brengen. Uyt diversche Autheurs bij een Vergadert (Dendermonde: Jacobus J. DuCaju, Boeckdrucker ende Boeck-verkooper, 1746/Antwerp, 1746). This work, teaching ‘a way to live in a Christian fashion’, received up to sixteen editions before 1844.

Oeffeninge en Bestier van een Geestelyck Leven, seer dienstigh voor geestelycke en Godt-soekende menschen. In het welcke alle de Oeffeningen van het Geestelijck leven, de Onderwijsinge van het inwendigh Gebedt, voortganck in het selve, en de Oeffeninge van de besondere Deughden in het kort worden voorgestelt. Bij-een vergaedert uyt verscheyde Godtvrugtige Schrijvers (Antwerp, 1747; Brussels: Weduwe J. Vleugaert, Boeckverkoopster op de Hout-merckt, 1756). Excercises for the spiritual life.

Aflaeten de welcke alle onse religieusen binnen het jaer konnen verdienen (1758-1761): MS ACB III, 6027.

Caeremoniale in usum Fratrum Minorum Capucinorum provinciae Flan dro-Belgicae. In quo ritus observandi in Choro, SS. Missae Sacrificio, ac praecipuis Solemnitatibus &c. elucidantur. Cum Licentia et Approbatione Superiorum (Louvain: Typis Joan. Franc. Van Overbeke, sub signo Lampadis Aureae, 1760).

Initium, Fundatio et Progressus F.F. Capucinorum in Belgio, Capitula et Superiores Majores. Insuper Ordine Alphabetico Nomina Religiosorum, eorumque Nomina Saecularia, Locus et Tempus eorum Professionis et Obitus. Tum Ordo quo Professi sunt et alia hanc Provinciam concernentia: MS ACB III. 1005 [cf. the studies of Hildebrand]

>>>to be continued

literature

Biographie nationale de Belgique VII, 82; P. Hildebrand, ‘P. Bonaventura van Oostende (d. 1777), een groot bevorderaar van het inwendig gebed’, Ons Geestelijk Erf 4 (1930), 27-45; P. Hildebrand, ‘P. Bonaventura van Oostende (d. 1771) en zijn Ceremonieel der Vlaamsche Kapucijnen’, Franciskaansch Leven 12 (1929), 1622-165, 210-212; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bonaventure d’Ostende’, DHGE IX, 804-805; DSpir I, 1857; P. Optatus van Asseldonck, De spiritualiteit van de Capucijnen in de Nederlanden (1948), 172-179; Lexicon Capuccinum, 245; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘P. Bonaventura van Oostende en zijn ceremonieel der Vlaamsche Kapucijnen’, in: Idem, Miscellanea II, 764-770; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘P. Bonaventura van Oostende († 1771), een groot bevorderaar van het inwendig gebed’, in: Idem, Miscellanea II, 771-789.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Oldenzaal (Bonaventura van Oldenzaal/Jean Lubberti, ca. 1594-1653)

OFMCap. From the Belgian-Dutch province. Was already a secular priest when he joined the order in Louvain in 1625. Spiritual director of the Franciscan sisters of Oldenzaal (North-Eastern part of The Netherlands). Vice-prefect of the Catholic mission in Northern Low Countries in 1642. Author?

literature

Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni II, 479, 487, 491; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bonaventura van Oldenzaal, de apostel van Twente’, Franciscaansch Leven 18 (1935), 381-390 (reprinted in Idem, Miscellanea II, 755-763); DHGE IX, 804; Lexicon Capuccinum, 243.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Magister (Buenaventura Maestro, fl. c. 1740)

OFM. Historian of the Concepción province.

literature

AIA 25 (1926), 206; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 143 (no. 535).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Makowski (Makowski Marcin/Bonaventura Martinis Makowski, 1706-1795)

OFMConv. Chronicler.

literature

Witold Henryk Gral, ‘Kroniki franciszkanskie Zakonu Braci mniejszych Konwentualnych w Polsce’, Lignum Vitae 6 (2005), 361-379; Encyklopedia Katolicka XI, 884; Cezar Czeslaw Baran, ‘O. Bonawentura Marcin Makowski: franciszkanin-historyk (1706-1795)’, Lignum Vitae 8 (2007), 295-313.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Parisiensis (fl. second quarter 13th cent.)

An interesting group of sermones de tempore et sermones festivales is formed by a so-called Collectio/Collatio Fratrum Minorum, ascribed to the Franciscan friar Bonafortuna/Bonaventura of Paris, active as provincial minister in the second quarter of the thirteenth century. For the production of this successful collection, meant to serve as a collection of model sermons for use in secular parish churches, this namesake of the more famous Franciscan minister general probably made use of collationes held at the Parisian mendicant houses.

This collection, also known as the Summa que dicitur Legifer de collationibus per annum, and which seems to be mentioned on early Parisian pecia lists, has survived in various versions in a significant number of manuscripts. See for instance: Munich Clm 7932 (possibly the earliest manuscript); Cambridge, University Library Ii.4.2; Zürich, Zentralbibliothek Rh.181; Paris BN Lat. 16510; Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 774; Cambridge, Pembroke College 87. For more information on this and comparable sermon collections with links with Franciscan academic culture, see J.B. Schneyer, ‘Die überraschende Fülle der lateinischen Sermonesliteratur im frühen Franziskanerorden’, Franziskanische Studien 58 (1976), 124-127; David L. D’Avray, ‘‘Collectiones Fratrum’ and ‘Collationes Fratrum’’, AFH 70 (1977), 152-156.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Parma (Bonaventura da Parma, thirteenth century, † after 1296)

Lived in the Franciscan convent of Ferrara ca. 1271. Then moved on to Bologna where he became lector. In 1281 he became archbishop of Ragusa. Up till 1289 he was visitator of the third order of penitents. Later he became active as a papal legate in Venice (1288) and as papal ambassador in Padua and Vincenza. Author?

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. Rome, 1733) V, 101; Bullarium Franciscanum. Ed. J. Sbaralea (Rome, 1733) III, 427, 478; C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica I, 411; C. Eubel, ‘Die Bischöfe, Cardinäle und Päpste aus dem Minoritenorden’, Römische Quartalschrift 4 (1890), 234; L. Jadin, ‘Bonaventure de Parme’, DHGE IX, 807-808; C. Vasoli, ‘Bonaventura da Parma’, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, 11 (Rome, 1967), 636-637; C. Piana, Chartularium, AF 11 (1970), 7, n. 7 

  

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Potenza (Bonaventura da Potenza, 1651-1711), beatus

OFMConv. Born at Potenza. Entered the order on 4 October 1666. Was a slow starter and according to his superiors not overly bright. His provincial superiors sent to him the hermitages of Lapio and amalfi. After some time, he received his training as a priest. Ordained in 1675. Thereafter, he preached in various Italian towns. Novice master between 1703 and 1707. He died at Ravello on 26 October 1711 and was beatified by pope Pius VI on 29 June 1775. Author?

vitae

AASS Octobris XII, 108-169; L.-M. Marzoni, Vita del beato Bonaventura di Potenza sacerdote dell’ordine de’minori conventuali di S. Francesco (Rome, 1775).

literature

G.-D. Benvenuti, Il beato Bonaventura da Potenza della provincia dei fratri minori conventuali di Napoli (1651-1711) (Ravello, 1930); A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bonaventure de Potenza’, DHGE IX, 807; S. Stolfi, Fra Bonaventura da Potenza, Francescano conventuale, Beato della Chiesa (Naples, 1998); Antonio Di Monda, Il Beato Bonaventura da Potenza dei Frati Minori Conventuali (1651-1711) (Benevento, 2001); Antonio Di Monda, Il Beato Bonaventura da Potenza. Maestro di vita e di santità (Benevento, 2001); Cristoforo Bove, ‘Itineranza del b. Bonaventura [de Potenza] nei conventi della Campania (…)’, Bollettino di Ravello (giugno 2005), 3-6, (dicember 2005), 3-6 & (giugno 2006), 3-6.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Recanati (Bonaventura da Recanati/Carolo-Tommaso Massari, 1614-1691)

OFMCap. Friar from Recanati (Macerata region). Started his noviciate on 24 March 1629 in the Marches of Ancona. After his own education, he taught for 18 years in the convents of Ascoli, Fano, Corinaldo, Fabriano, Fermo and Jesi. In between his teaching assignments and for many years after he stopped teaching, he preached in many of the larger urban centres of Italy. He also fulfilled several administrative charges: he was for instance guardian of the convents of Ascoli and Fermo, provincial minister (1660), custos (1661), general definitor (1661), general procurator (after 1667), and general vicar of the Capuchin order (1669-1671). Around 1661, he was ‘qualificatore del Sant’Officio’, and between 1673 and 1689 he was official apostolic preacher. After the death of pope Clement X, Bonaventura became the confessor of the conclave of cardinals (July 1676). Bonaventura died on 7 March 1691. Author.

editions

Prediche dette nel palazzo apostolico, 2 Vols. (Venice, 1693/2nd ed. Venice, 1709). A Latin translation of this work apparently appeared at Augsburg in 1736.

literature

D. Calcagni, Vita del M.R.P. Bonaventura da Recanati, definitore, vicario e procuratore generale dell’ordine de’Padri cappuccini, qualificatore del Sant’Officio, e predicatore de’Sommi Pontefici Clemente X e Innocenzo XI. Si sono aggiunte alcune memorie della vita della madre suor Maria Battista, cappuccina, sua sorella (Messina, 1702); Bullarium Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1740) I, 135; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 54; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 192; Pellegrino da Forlì, Annali dell’ordine dei frati minori cappuccini (Milan, 1884) III, 451-456; Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche e le loro opere edite ed inedite (1525-1928) (Jesi, 1928), 21; A. Zawart, ‘The history of Franciscan preaching and of Franciscan preachers (1209-1927). A bio-bibliographical study’, The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 7 (1928), 443, 467; Mauro da Léonessa, Il predicatore apostolico. Note storiche (Isola del Liri, 1929), 102-105; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Recanati’, DHGE IX, 808-809; LexCap, 245 (with additional references).

 

 

Bonaventura de Reggio (Bonaventura da Reggio/Bonaventura Schimizzi, ca. 1512-1572)

OFMConv & OFMCap. Friar from Reggio (Reggio Calabria or Reggio Emilia?). Entered the Conventual Franciscans, to switch to the Capuchins around 1534. Four times provincial of the Marches of Ancona, thereafter procurator general (1564-1570) and general definitor (1570). Strong propagator of the quarantore prayers and stimulating force behind the emergence of new confraternities.

manuscripts/editions

Methodus Celebrandi cum Fructu Orationem Quadraginta Horarum, Praesertim Tempore quadragesimae:>> lost?

Tracce regolamentari dell’arciconfraternità della Pietà, fondata a Fermo nel 1564: MS Fermo, Biblioteca Comunale>>

literature 

Z. Boverio, Annales Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Lyon, 1632) I, 723-726; Bullarium Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1745) III, 61; Ordinationes et Decisiones Capitulorum Generalium (Rome, 1751), 22-24; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 192; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 54; F. Securi da Reggio, Memorie storiche sulla provincia dei cappuccini di Reggio di Calabria (Reggio Calabria, 1885), 63-64; Giuseppe da Fermo, Gli scrittori cappuccini delle Marche e de loro opere, edite ed inedite (Jesi, 1928), 22; Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini Calabresi (Catanzaro, 1914), 26-27; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Reggio’, DHGE IX, 809; LexCap>>>

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Reggio de Calabria (Bonaventura da Reggio Calabria/Bonaventura Campana, d. 1655)

OFMCap. Friar from Reggio Calabria, and namesake of Bonaventura da Reggio Calabria il Vecchio/Senior (d. 1548, who had introduced the Capuchin reform into Calabria). Our friar fulfilled several functions at the (sub-)provincial level, eventually rising to the position of provincial definitor. He died at Naples in 1655. Historian and hagiographer.

manuscripts/editions

Cronaca capuccina in cui si tratta del principio et origine de’ frati minori capuccini in questa provincia di Reggio. Della vita, miracoli e opere maravigliose de due primi beati fondatori di essi capuccini Lodovico e Bernardino il Giorgio da Reggio e di molto altri di quei antichi padri e fratelli, tanto di essa città di Reggio, che di altri luoghi, che fiorirono in virtù e miracoli (before 1630). Remained unedited and kept in the General Archive of the Capuchins at Rome, no. Arm. A, I, 15. His work was used by other Capuchin chroniclers.

Vita Fratris Bonaventurae Rhegiensis (senioris) (a work that is also ascribed to Bonaventura da Reggio/Bonaventura Schimizzi).>>>

Vita di fr. Antonio Tripodi da Reggio, cappuccino.

literature

F. Securi da Reggio, Memorie storiche sulla provincia dei cappuccini di Reggio di Calabria (Reggio Calabria, 1885), 75-76; Apollinario da Valencia, Bibliotheca Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum Provinciae Neapolitanae (Rome, 1886), 26; Francesco da Valencia, Gli scrittori cappuccini Calabresi (Catanzaro, 1914), 24-26; Édouard d’Alençon, De Primordiis Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (1525-1534). Commentum Historicum (Rome, 1921), 71-72, 77-79; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventura de Reggio de Calabre’, DHGE IX, 809-810; Lexicon Capuccinum, 246.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Dernoye (c. 1583-1653)

Belgian friar; author>>>

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 188-189; J.-F. Foppens, Bibliotheca belgica (Brussels, 1739) I, 141-142; Dirks, Geschiedenis der Minderbroeders, 198-201; DSpir III, 517.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Rutiliano (early 18th cent.)

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manuscripts

Lectiones in II Scoti (1706-8): See Cenci, Napoli, I, 74.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Sorrento (Palomba, 1604-1663)

OFMCap. Member of the Naples province. Joined the order in 1621 and became active as a missionary in Congo from 1644 onwards. After his return to Italy he was appointed apostolic prefect for Georgia (1660). He died of drowning in a local river near Tiblisi (or elsewhere?) in 1663. He wrote a treatise on the doctrinal erors of the Orthodox Church. Unclear as to whether this has survived.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap VII, 237; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle Missione III, 334, 530, 547-549, 554, 584f, 617; Lexicon Capuccinum, 246 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Vich (fl. 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Catalonian friar. Active as a lector of philosophy and as a preacher. Wrote several works, at least two of which reached the printing press. Yet they seem to have drawn the attention of Catholic sensors.

manuscripts/editions

Explicación de las obligaciones del fraile menor capuchino (Barcelona, s.a./Tarragona, 1799).

Explicación de los preceptos, amonestaciones y libertades (Tarragona, 1799).

Respuesta a la censura de la obra intitulada ‘Explicaciones de los preceptos etc.’: MS Barcelona, Convento de Sarrìa>>

Philosophiae Cursus Iuxta Mirabilem Mentem Seraphici Doctoris D. Bonaventurae Doctrinam: MS Barcelona, Convento de Sarrìa>> (apparently a manuscript dating from the period 1728-1731!)

literature

M. de Lete Triay, ‘Escriptors de la provincia caputxina de la Mare de Déu de Montserrat (1578-1900)’, in: Franciscalia. En la convérgencia cent. del trànsit del Poverello (1226) de la seva canonització (1228) i de l’autocionia de l’orde caputxi (1528) (Barcelona, 1928), 239; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Vich’, DHGE IX, 813. 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Engelberts (Bonaventura Engelberts van Oldenzaal/Bonaventura de Losser, d. c. 1540)

Dutch friar and suffragan bishop of Utrecht. Compiled a sermon collection

manuscripts

Sermones: MS Brussels, Royal Library 1970 (5056).

literature

Nieuw Nederlandsche Biographie VI, 1078; De Katholiek 78 (1880), 185; Schoutens, Martyrologium, 30oct.; Schmitz, Het aandeel der minderbroeders, 95.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Hocquardus (Bonaventure Hocquard, fl. 17th cent.)

Friar from the Lorraine region (France). Entered the order among the Recollect Riformati of Genoa. Was given permission by pope Urban VIII on 19 November 1632 to go back to Lorraine, to the newly established Recollect Saint Nicholas custody of Lorraine, of which he was eventually made custos himself on 23 October 1655 by the cardinal protector Francesco Barberini. Bonaventure defended his custody against attempts by the Observant friars of the French Parisian province to assimilate it. Eventually, his furious reactions, writings and legal actions at the curia in Rome in defense of the Recollect cause caused scandal, and on 13 August 1659, pope Alexander VII ordered the dissolution of the Recollect Saint Nicholas custody.

editions

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literature 

Wadding-Chiappini, Annales Minorum XXVII (ed. Quaracchi, 1934), 616-617, XXX (ed. Quaracchi, 1951), 277-278, 494-495, 637-638; DThCat. VII, 17-18; Catholicisme V, 818-819. 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Ibanez (1610-1691)

OFMDisc. Born at Elche, near Valencia in Spain. Entered the Franciscan order in the Juan Battista province. After his priest ordination, he departed for the Philippines in 1644, and in 1649 he joined Antonio de Santa Maria to work in China. Worked several years in China as a missionary (known there as Ouen-tou-la Tao Tsi), to return to Europa in 1662. He travelled to Rome, where he arrived in 1667, to recruit new missionaries and to discuss the Chinese rites with the Congregation for the Propaganda of the Catholic faith. Bonaventura subsequently went back to Spain, where the Council for the West Indies granted him a yearly stipend for Franciscan missionaries in China. Back in Canton (China) in 1672, where he worked as a missionary, as the vice-prefect of the Franciscan mission and as a provincial commisioner until his death on 11 October 1691. Author.

editions

De necessaria Doctrina Dei>>

>>travel memoirs and autobiographical texts, see: Sinica Franciscana III (Florence: Quaracchi, 1936), 6-18.

Vita P. Anthonii de Sancta Maria>>

Catechismus (in Chinese: Cheng Kiao yao hium) (Canton, 1681).

Historia Praedicationis S. Evangelii in Sinis (Cologna, 1700).

Cartas/Litterae>>

literature

Marcellino da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni francescane (Prato, 1894) VII, 3rd part 52-57; Archivo Ibero-Americano 7-8 (1917) & 10-14 (1918-1920)>>; S. Alcobendas, Cartas, informes y relaciones del Padre Buenaventura Ibañez (1650-1690), Bibliotheca Hispana Missionum, V (Madrid, 1933); A. Van den Wyngaert, Sinica Franciscana (Quaracchi, 1936) III, >>;  A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bonaventure Ibanez’, DHGE IX, 796-797; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 129 (no. 429).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Le Grand (Antoine Le Grand/Anthony Le Grand, 1629-1699)

OFMRec. Franciscan missionary, active in England. Born in Douai (Spanish Low Countries). Studied theology and obtained the licence before taking up a teaching position in his home town, combining this with pastoral tasks at the Collegial Church of Saint André. He joined the English Recollects, who had a friary in Douai (Couvent de Saint Bonaventure), where he also taught philosophy and where he received a supplementary missionary training. He traveled to England in 1669, where he worked in the environs of Oxford/Oxfordshire until 1698 (possibly also guardian in Oxford, repeatedly provincial definitor, and in and around 1695 tutor in the household of Henry Fermor of Tusmore), while keeping up his philosophical interests. Elected provincial minister for the English province on July 9, 1698 (1693? check!), but he died already a year later, on July 29, 1699 (or 9 August?). Before his departure to England, he had already publised several works of moral philosophy. Once in England, he became a propagator of Carthesian ideas, alongside of other utopian and historical ventures. As a propagator of Carthesianism and other philosophical ideas, he came into conflict with Samuel Parker, the future Bishop of Oxford, and with the secular priest John Sergeant, as can also be gauched from his polemical works. Two of Bonaventure's published works, namely his Institutio philosophiae, and his Apologia contra S. Parkerum, were put on the Catholic index of forbidden books, in 1709/1714 and 1719/1721 respectively.

editions

Encomium sapientiae seu humilis, Scotus humilis elucidatus (Douai, 1650).

Le sage des stoïques ou l’homme sans passion. Selon les sentiments de Sénèque (The Hague, 1662/Lyon, 1666), dedicated to the English King Charles II, and also re-issued anonymously as Les Caractères de l’homme sans passions, selon les sentiments de Sénèque (Paris, 1663/1682/Lyon, 1665). An English version of Le sage des stoïques appeared in London in 1675: Man Without Passion, Or, The Wife Stoick, According to the Sentiments of Seneca (London: C. Harper and J. Amery, 1675).

Physica (Amsterdam, 1664).

L’Épicure spirituel ou l’Empire de la volupté sur les vertus (Douai, 1669). An English version, issued by Edward Cooke, appeared in 1676. The work amounts to five essays on epicurean philosophy.

Scydromedia seu sermo quem Alphonsus de la Vida habuit coram comite de Falmouth de Monarchia libri II (London, 1669; Re-issued in Nuremberg, 1680). A very peculiar utopian work, depicting the fictive state Scydromedia: a perfect Kingdom, very much in contrast with the Eglish political situation. See also: Scydromedia, ed. Ursula Greiff, Bibliotheca neolatina, 5 (Bern-Frankfurt a. M.: Verlag Peter Lang, 1991).

Philosophia veterum, a mente Renati Descartes more scolastico breviter digesta (London, 1671). A more or less scholastic exposition of Carthesianism, including expositions of logical and moral issues affected by it.

Institutio philosophiae, secundum principia Renati Descartes novo methodo adornata et explicata ad usum juventutis academicae (London, 1672; Re-issued in 1678, 1680, and 1683/Neuremberg 1695?). This is an extended and updated version of the Philosophia veterum. An English version of the Institutio philosophiae was issued by Samuel Roycroft and Richard Blome in London in 1694: An Entire Body of Philosophy: According to the Principles of the Famous Renate Des Cartes, in Three Books: I. The Institution, in X. Parts. ... II. The History of Nature ... in IX. Parts ... III. A Dissertation of the Want of Sense and Knowledge in Brute Animals, in II. Parts. Modern reprints of this work appeared as: An Entire Body of Philosophy, According to the Principles of the Famous Renate Descartes: The history of nature ; A dissertation of the want of sense and knowledge in brute animals (Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1972/Thoemmes, 2003).

Historia Naturae Variis Experimentis & Ratiociniis Elucidata secundum Principia Stabilita In Institutione Philosophiae edita ab eodem authore (London, 1673/1680/Nuremberg, 1678, 1680, 1702). A Carthesian work of natural philosophy, also reacting to contemporary developments in natural science and reaching back to works of Classical Antiquity.

Dissertatio de carentia sensus et cognitionis in brutis(London, 1675/Leyden, 1675/Nuremberg, 1679). A Carthesian refutation of the existence of souls in animals, depicting them as mere automatons. This work has also been issued under the name of Henry Jenkins, but that is an erroneous ascription.

Apologia pro Renato Descartes contra Samuelem Parkerum (London, 1679/ 1682; Nuremberg, 1681). This work, now accessible via Google Books, is directed against the Oxford Anglican bishop Samuel Parker, who opposed Carthesianism.

Dissertatio de ratione cognoscendi et appendix de mutatione formali contra J.S. methodum sciendi (London, 1679). A defense of Carthesianism against the Catholic priest John Sergeant.

Curiosus Rerum abditarum Naturaeque Arcanorum Perscrutator (Frankfurt a.m-Nuremberg, 1681). A German version of this text would have appeared in 1682.

Animadversiones ad Jacobi Rohaultii Tractatum Physicum (London, 1683). In fact a commentary on Théophile Bonnet's Latin reworking of Jacques Rohault's Physique.

Historia sacra a mundi exordio ad Constantini Magni imperium deducta(London, 1685). Major work.

Missae sacrificium Neo-Mystis succincte expositum (London, 1695).

Dissertatio de ratione cognoscendi: et appendix De mutatione formali: cum castigationibus errorum, calumniarum, prævaricationum, quibus J.S. in duobus libris, quorum prior Methodus sciendi, alter Solida philosophia intitulatur, Cartesium, Malbranchium, ideistas quos vocat, omnes, immo et Aristotelem, si non Deum ipsum, multa cum futilitate, nec minore fastu, nuperrime adortus est (London: Apud Joannem Hartley, 1698). A response to a treatise of John Sergeant concerning the nature of ideas and other metaphysical concepts.

Historia Haeresiarcharum a christo nato ad nostra usque tempora (Douai, 1702/1724/1727). Posthumous work: a universal history of heresies.

literature

J.-Ph. Damiron, Essai sur l’Histoire de la philosophie en France au XVIIe s., 2 Vols. (Paris, 1846) II, 96-101; Fr. Bouillier, Histoire de la philosophie cartésienne, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1868) II, 491-95; S. Fr. H. Reusch, Der Index der verbotenen Bücher, 2 Vols. (Bonn, 1885) II, 602; S. Dirks, Histoire littéraire et bibliographie des Frères Mineurs de l’Observance de S.-François en Belgique et dans les Pays-Bas (Antwerp, 1885), 313-15; N.C. Bradish, ‘J. Sergeant: A Forgotten Critic of Descartes and Locke;, The Monist 39 (1929), 571-628; J.K. Ryan, ‘Anthony Legrand (1629-99): Franciscan and Cartesian’, New Scholasticism 9 (1935), 226-50; J.K. Ryan, ‘«Scydromedia»: Anthony Legrand’s Ideal Commonwealth’, New Scholasticism 10 (1936), 39-55; Leonora Cohen Rosenfield, ‘Un Chapitre de l'histoire de l'animal-machine (1645–1749)’, Revue de littérature comparée 17 (1937), 461-487; J.M. Patrick, ‘Scydromedria, a forgotten utopia of the XVIIth cent.’, Philological Quarterly 23 (1944), 273-282; Richard A. Watson, The Downfall of Cartesianism 1673-1712. A study of epistemological issues in late 17th century cartesianism, Archives internationales d'histoire des idees, 11 (Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff, 1966); Bibliographie de la littérature française du XVIIe s., 2e Ed. (Paris, 1969) II, 1243; Beate Gabriele Lüsse, Formen Der Humanistischen Utopie: Vorstellungen Vom Idealen Staat Im Englischen Und Kontinentalen Schrifttum Des Humanismus 1516-1669 (F. Schöningh, 1998); Bio-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon IV, 1359-61; Catholicisme aujourd’hui VII, 234-35; DHGE XXXI (2010), 225-227.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Leonard (Bonaventure Léonard, 1692—ca. 1768)

OFMRec. Missionary in Detroit and in Nouvelle France (Québec/Montréal), known for his strict absolution policies.

literature

R. Bacon, ‘Père Bonaventure Léonard‘, in: Dictionnaire biographique des Récollets missionnaires en Nouvelle-France, ed. O. Jouve (Montreal, 1996), 600-606; E. Louchez, ‘Léonard (Bonaventure)‘, DHGE XXXI, 685-686.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Lieurin (d. 1629)

OFMObs & OFMRif. Born in Amiens. Like his younger brother Antoine, Bonaventure Lieurin had entered the Observants in the St. Louis province (Provence), yet transferred to Rome, where they joined the strict observance of the Riformati.  Both Antoine and Bonaventure then joined the Provecal Recollect St. Bernardin province, where they became actively involved in the mission against Protestantism. Bonaventure died during the siege of Privas, whilst acting as the confessor of the French Royal army.

literature

Fréderic Meyer, ‘Rome et les protestants du Languedoc. Les missiones des Frères Lieurin au XVIIe siècle’, Mélanges de l’Ecole Française de Rome. Italie et Méditerranée 109 (1997), 853-879.

 

 

 

Bonaventura Luchi (1700 - 1785)

OFMConv. Teacher of Scotist metaphysics and thereafter of biblical studies at the University of Padua. First Italian teacher to give a course on the works of Spinoza (during the academic year of 1738-1739). This course later was published.

editions

Compendio dello spinozismo (Spinozismi syntagma), ed. & trans. Piero Di Vona & Francesco De Carolis (Naples: Edizioni Magna Graecia, 2005). See reviews in Miscellanea Francescana 105 (2005), 753f; Rivista Filos. Neo-Scol. 98 (2006), 172f; Il Santo 45 (2005), 785f. This edition was re-issued as Compendio dello spinozismo. Spinozismi syntagma, ed. Francesco De Carolis (Naples: Ed. Magna Grecia, 2006). See review in Frate Francesco 72 (2006), 590-592.

literature

Francesco De Carolis, ‘La difesa del Pentateuco in Bonaventura Luchi, OFMConv.’, Misc. Franc. 100 (2000), 137-167; Antonino Poppi, ‘Un restauro biografico di Bonaventura Luchi (1700-1785). metafisico e biblista nello Studio di Padova’, Il Santo 44:1 (2004), 209-219; Antonino Poppi, ‘Luchi, Bonaventura’, Dizionario Biogr. Ital. 66 (2006), 309b-312b

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Luxemburgensis (Bonaventura de Luxembourg/Henri-Rémi Micherout, 1691-1756)

OFMCap. Born at Luxembourg. Henri entered the Capuchins in 1707, making his profession in 1708 and changing his name into Bonaventure. Ordained priest in 1715. After the completion of his higher studies, he became lector of philosophy and theology at Namour (Namen) (1720-1726). Bonaventure became involved with the spiritual direction of the widow Marie Rigaux-Bourtonbourg. With the support of Bonaventure, she founded the congregation of the Sisters of Charity (Soeurs de Charité de Namur), which at a certain moment counted close to 90 religious houses. Bonaventure wrote the constitutions for this congregation, and also was involved with the final formulation of the widow’s testament. From 1725 onwards, Bonaventure fulfilled several administrative charges within the order: Guardian of Namur (1727-1730), Arlon (1730-1731) Luxembourg (1731-1732), Marville (vicar/subvicarbetween 1732-1733, guardian 1733-1734), Arlon (1734-1737) and again at Marville (1737-1739), and provincial definitor (1725-1728, 1731-1732). Bonaventure returned to the Luxembourg convent in 1739 and stayed there for the rest of his life, with the exception of an interlude at Arlon (1744-1745). He died at Luxembourg on 22 April 1756. Throughout his career, Bonaventure was a supporter of confraternities, saints cults (a.o. the cult of Donatus and the Virgin Mary), and wrote saints’ lives, religious treatises and annals. These latter historical works were partly the result from Bonaventure’s appointment in the position of provincial historian of the Wallonian province in and after 1732.

manuscripts/editions

A full inventory of Bonaventure’s writings, among which also figure a set of polemical works, is yet to be made. Here I list only the most prominent ones. For more information, see the literature mentioned below.

Éloge funèbre (Luxembourg, 1734) . Written at the occasion of the demise of the Abbess of Clairefontaine.

Vie abrégée de la vie de Séraphin de Montegranaro (Luxembourg, 1738).

Abrégé historique de l’invocation de saint Donat (Luxembourg, 1739).

Éclaircissement sur l’origine du culte qu’on rend à la sainte Vierge dans l’église des RR.PP. capucins d’Arlons (Luxembourg, 1740/1745 (German version)).

Vie de Madame de Bourtonbourg, ed. Abbé Wilmet (Namur, 1841). Based on a manuscript dating from ca. 1740.

La dévotion au sacré coeur de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ érigée en confrérie ou confédération d’amour (Luxembourg, 1743).

La Conféderation d’amour ou confrérie dévote de Notre-Dame d’Arlon (Luxembourg, 1743 (2x, once in German/Luxembourg, 1759). This work, as well as the previous text were written for the confraternities of the Sacré-Coeur and Notre-Dame at Arlon, which Bonaventure had helped establish (and for which he had helped secure papal approval).

Annales des capucins de la province Wallone (never published, partly surviving in MS format in the Capuchin archives)

Mémoires (never published, surviving in MS format)

literature

Ch. Wilmet, ‘Notice sur la vie et les ouvrages du Père Bonaventure de Luxembourg’, in: Vie de Madame de Bourtonbourg (Namur, 1841); Biographie nationale de Belgique II, 306-313; Annales de la Société Archéologique de Namurs 25 (1895), 305-310; Bibliographie de Luxembourg (Luxembourg, 1902) I, 92; P. Hildebrand, ‘Bonaventure de Luxembourg’, DHGE IX, 802-803; Lexicon Capuccinum, 243.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Maginnis (fl. c. 1620)

OFM. Irish friar. Scotist.

editions

Apologia Apologiae pro Ioanne Duns Scoto Doctore Subtili (Paris, 1623).literature

Joseph MacMahon, 'Irish Franciscan Scotists of the Seventeenth Century', Canterbury Studies in Franciscan History 2 (2009), 85-112.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Parisiensis (Bonafortuna, fl. second quarter 13th cent.)

An interesting group of sermones de tempore et sermones festivales is formed by a so-called Collectio/Collatio Fratrum Minorum, ascribed to the Franciscan friar Bonafortuna/Bonaventura of Paris, active as provincial minister in the second quarter of the thirteenth century. For the production of this successful collection, meant to serve as a collection of model sermons for use in secular parish churches, this namesake of the more famous Franciscan minister general probably made use of collationes held at the Parisian mendicant houses.

This collection, also known as the Summa que dicitur Legifer de collationibus per annum, and which seems to be mentioned on early Parisian pecia lists, has survived in various versions in a significant number of manuscripts. See for instance: Munich Clm 7932 (possibly the earliest manuscript); Cambridge, University Library Ii.4.2; Zürich, Zentralbibliothek Rh.181; Paris BN Lat. 16510; Admont, Stiftsbibliothek 774; Cambridge, Pembroke College 87. For more information on this and comparable sermon collections with links with Franciscan academic culture, see J.B. Schneyer, ‘Die überraschende Fülle der lateinischen Sermonesliteratur im frühen Franziskanerorden’, Franziskanische Studien 58 (1976), 124-127; David L. D’Avray, ‘‘Collectiones Fratrum’ and ‘Collationes Fratrum’’, AFH 70 (1977), 152-156.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Rubino (fl. 1655)

OFMConv. Composer

editions/literature

Bonaventura Rubino OFMConv, Vespro dello stellario con sinfonie ed altri salmi (…) Opera Quinta (1655), ed. G. Collisani & D. Ficola, Musiche Rinascimentali Siciliane, XVI (Florence, 1996).

 

 

 

Bonaventura Salinas (Bonaventura Salinas y Córdova, 1592-1653)

Franciscan chronicler. Born in Lima in 1592. As an adolescent he was in service of the vice-roys Velasco and Monterrey between 1604 and 1606, and then secretary in the government of the viceroy Montesclaros (1615-1616). In this period, he also completed his education at the Colegio Real de San Martín (a Jesuit college) and at the Universidad de San Marcos, where he also worked as an archivist. He took the Franciscan habit in 1616 in the San Francisco friary of Lima (Doce Apóstoles province). Following clerical studies, he was appointed lector of Latin, arts and theology in 1621. He fulfilled comparable charges at Cuzco in 1635, and he developed into an esteemed preacher at the court of the viceroys Esquilache, Guadalcázar and Chincón. Bonaventura subsequently was given charges as custodian and definitor, and was sent to Rome, to take part in the general chapter of 1639, passing by Madrid in 1638, where he was sworn in as a counselor for the Inquisition. Following the general chapter of Rome, Bonaventure spent some time as regent lector at the Santa María la Nova friary in Naples. Back in Spain in 1644, where he was appointed general commissioner for the order in New Spain. Back in Mexico in 1647, where he visited several regions and order provinces prior to his appointment as bishop of Arequipa (Peru), yet he never made it to his diocese, dying in the Franciscan friary of Cuernavaca (Mexico) on November 15, 1653. He apparently was a productive author, but not everything has survived. His best-known work is Memorial de las historias del Nuevo Mundo

editions/literature

Memorial de las historias del Nuevo Mundo (Lima 1630/facsimile reprint with an introduction of Luis E. Valcárcel by the Universidad de San Marcos, 1957).

Memorial, informe y manifiesto (Madrid, 1646).

Cursum integrum philosophicum? This work mentioned by Wadding, yet it has not yet been found.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Secusi (1558-1618)

OFM. Italian friar. Born at Caltagirone. Custos of Sicily when, at the 1693 chapter of Valladolid, he was elected minister general. During his term, he visitated various province and stimulated the new reformed Observance. In 1594, he published the statutes for the Ultramontan Observants, followed by the statutes for the reformed Observants in 1595 and the statutes of the French and Belgian Recollects in 1597. Was sent on various religious and diplomatic missions by pope Clement VIII (a.o. a mission to secure a peace treaty bwteen Philip II of Spain and Henri IV of France). As a reward for his services, he was made Patriarch of Jerusalem and canon of Saint Peter at Rome. Further diplomatic missions lead to other promotions: the episcopal see of Patti (Sicily, April 1601), Messina (1605) and Catania (1609). He died there on 29 March 1618.

editions

Pacis Initae Inter Philippum Secundum Hispaniarum et Henricum Quartum Galliarum Reges Historia>>

Constitutiones Synodales Ecclesiae Catanensis>>

literature

Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906, 59); Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. Quaracchi, 1931) XXIII, 108-109, 195-216, 249, 284, 324-325, 368-369 & XXIV, 35, 49, 315, 356, 413, 571; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 193; Holzapfel, Manuale Historiae Ordinis Fratrum Minorum (Freiburg in Bresigau, 1908), 279, 305, 312; Pastor, Geschichte der Päpste XI, 158-159, 169-180; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Bonaventure Secusi’, DHGE IX, 812.

 

 

 

Bonaventura de Sisteron (Bonaventure de Sisteron, fl. 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Friar from Sisteron (Provence, Basses-Alpes). Preacher in the San Louis province and historian.

editions

Histoire politique et ecclésiastique de la ville et de la principauté d’Orange, 2 Vols. (Avignon, 1741).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 54; A. Teetaert, ‘Bonaventure de Sisteron’, DHGE IX, 812-814; LexCap, 246

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Speeckaert (d. 1624)

OFMCap>>>

literature

Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘Bonaventura Speeckaert van Brussel’, in: Idem, Miscellanea II, 743-754.

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Tellado (Buenaventura Tellado, d. c. 1750)

OFM. Friar from the Santiago province. Mystical author.

literature

Franciscus Quecedo, ‘Notas-bio-bibliográficas sobre los padres Juan Nieto y Buenaventura Tellado’, AIA 34 (1931), 30-47, 177-208; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 183 (no. 815).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Teuli (fl. seventeenth cent.)

OFMConv. Scotist theologian….

editions

Theologia moralis Scoti, Ea, quae sparsim Subtilis Doctor in suis operibus habet, interrogatorii forma complectens (Cracow, 1652; Venice, 1652; Venice, 1661; Venice 1705)

Scotus scripturalis in quo omnes auctoritates ex S. Scriptura decerptae, quae in quatuor Sententiarum et Quodlibetis adnotantur ordinate exacteque iuxta Doctoris vel sensum vel relatum habentur (Velitris, 1664).

Decachordum scoticum, sive methodus puritatis SS. Mariae Dei Genitricis probativa immaculata conceptione B.V. Mariae et per Scoti vias ad plausabilem hanc veritatem festiva percurritur (Velitris, 1673).

 

 

 

 

Bonaventura Van den Dijcke (fl. 17th cent.)

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literature

L. Ceyssens, ‘De thesibus antigallicanis P. Bonaventurae Van den Dijcke, O.F.M. (1691-1692)’, AFH 41 (1948), 161-176.

 

 

 

 

Bonhomme de Paris (d. after 1770)

OFM. French friar. Became master of theology at Paris and worked as the librarian of the Franciscan library there. Strong and reactionary adversary of masonic and enlightment tendencies and active in the denunciation of the Encyclopédie (which began to appear in 1751) and related writings of prominent French (and foreign) enlightment thinkers, such as Voltaire.

editions

Consultation sur la société des francsmaçons (Paris, 1748).

Relation de l’apparition visible de Jesus-Christ au saint sacrement, arrivée à Marseille dans l’église des cordeliers à la Pentecôte (Paris, 1754).

Réflexions d’un franciscain sur les trois volumes de l’Encyclopédie avec une lettre préliminaire aux éditeurs (Berlin, 1754).

Lettre de M. conseiller à la grande chambre, à M. président des enquêtes, sur l’interêt que le parlement de Paris prend à la gloire du roi et au bien de la religion (Paris, 1755).

Lettre d’un ancient docteur de Sorbonne à un magistrat (L.N.C.) (Paris, 1756).

L’Éloge de l’encyclopédie et des encyclopédistes (La Haye/Den Haag, 1759).

L’Anti-Uranie, ou Le déisme comparé au christianisme, épîtres à M. de Voltaire (Paris, 1763).

literature 

J. Dedieu, ‘Bonhomme’, DHGE IX, 876-877;>>>>> 

 

 

 

Bonifatius de Cerva (Ceva/Bonaventura Gallus??, d. ca. 1517)

Friar from the Geneva area. Son of the Genuan Marquis of Ceva. Joined the Coletan friars at the Montbrison or Rougemont convent in the Burgundian province of St. Bonaventure after studies in law. Studied theology at the University of Paris. Apparently became doctor sub camino, by authority of the minister general Giles Delfini [Glassberger, Chronica, AF II, 531]. In 1503 he was elected guardian of the Grand Couvent, when that convent turned towards the Coletan Observance. He wrote special constitutions for that convent to enhance religious discipline. Boniface supported the Coletan reform, but opposed the regular Observance. In 1504 he became provincial of the French province, a position that he kept until 1510. During this period he tried to obtain a reform of the French, Tourraine and Provence order provinces along Coletan lines, proposing a new set of general statutes, which made him the subject of vitriolic attacks by the partisans of the regular Observance and the Conventuals alike. He died on April 12, 1517 (in the same year, pope Leo X officially divided the order between Observants and Conventuals). While Boniface’s body was buried before the main altar of the Parisian convent chapel, his heart was transferred to the Church of St. Marcel. Aside from his works related with order reform and administrative issues, Boniface is well-known for his historical compilations. The most famous of these historical works is the Firmamentum Trium Ordinum, which deals in five parts with the famous men and women of the three franciscan orders (Friars, Poor Clares, Tertiaries), the orders’ privileges, rules, commentaries and related papal bulls.

editions

Firmamentum Trium Ordinum Beatissimi Patris Nostri Francisci (Paris: Jehan Petit, 1512); Speculum minorum seu firmamentum trium ordinum intitulatur (Paris: per Lazarum de Soardis, 1513).

Defensorium Elucidativum Observantiae Regularis Fratrum Minorum (Paris: Josse Bade, 1517) [Acidly polemic text, predominantly directed against the regular observants. After a review by several theologians, the work was prohibited by the Parliament of Paris and the King of France.]

Viaticae Excursiones ad reverendi in Christi patris et domini, de nonnullis Hominum Vitiis sparsim edite (Paris: Jehan Petit, 1515/Paris: Jean Petit, 1518)

De Perfectione Christiana cum Praeclaris Imaginibus ad Leonem X (Paris, B. Rembolt-Jean Petit, 1517)

Venustissimi ac Facundissimi Sermones de Adventu (Paris, s.d./Paris: Regnault Chaudiere-Pasquier Lambert-Jean de La Porte-Michel Moules, 1518)

Sermones prenatalicii sive de adventu (Paris: Berthold Rembolt, 1518).

Conciones Tempore Adventus Domini/Adventuale (Paris, 1512 & 1518)

Opus Admodum Insigne, Sermones Quadragesimales complectens, ed. Guillelmus Huet (Paris: Regnault Chaudiere, s.d./Paris: Michel Moules, 1518/Paris: Jean Frellon, 1518/Paris: Pasquier Lambert, 1518/Paris: Jean de la Porte, 1518)

Sermones Quadragesimales et Viatice Excursiones (Paris, 1515)

Sermones Quadragesimales interdeclamandum excerpti et transcripti in populoso fratrum minorum Parisiensis Cenobio anno a virgeneo partu millesimo quingentesimo supra ttredecimum (Paris: Paris: Berthold Rembolt, 1517)

Excellentissimum Opus de Perfectione Christiana (Paris, 1517), dedicated to Leo X.

According to Wadding, Boniface also wrote a Tractatus de Scientia et Arte Bene Moriendi. Nothing further is known about this text.

literature

Juan a San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732) II>>>; Wadding, Annales XV, 304, 498; Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 60; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 194-195; N. Paulus, Kaspar Schatzgeyer (Freiburg i. Br., 1898), 35ff; Glassberger, Chronica, AF II 522-523, 528-529, 531, 533-534, 541, 543, 548, 556; Holzapfel, Handbuch der Geschichte des Franziskanerordens (Freiburg i. Br., 1909), 147ff; Béguet, ‘Nécrologe d’Auxerre’, AFH 3 (1910), 314; A. Renaudet, Préréforme et Humanisme à Paris (Paris, 1916), 556-558, 570-571, 590, 656; La France Franciscaine 3 (1914), 90-113 & 11 (1928), 113-118, 258-260, 457-494; F. van den Borne, ‘De Observantiebeweging en het ontstaan der provincie Germania inferior (1529)’, Collectanea Franciscana Neerlandica 2 (1931), 162-167; A. Van den Wyngaert, ‘Boniface de Ceva’, DHGE IX, 947; DSpir I, 1858-1859; O. Bonmann, Die literaturkundigen Quellen des Franziskanerordens im Mittelalter (Fulda, 1937), 44-45; A. Renaudet, Préréforme et humanisme à Paris pendant les premièr guerres d’Italie (1494-1517), 2nd Ed. (1953), 556-557, 570-571, 590; J.P. Massaut, Josse Clichtove, l’humanisme et la réforme de l’Eglise (1968) I, 423, 426-427; Robert Sauzet, Mendiants et réformes. Les réguliers mendiants acteurs du changement religieux dans le royaume de France (1480-1560) (Tours: Publications e l’Université de Tours, 1994), 56-57.

 

 

 

 

Bonifatius de Luri (Bonifacio da Luri/Antonio Giuseppe Bernardi, d. 1814)

OFMCap. Born at Luri, Corsica on 18 January 1737. Entered the order on 3 February 1752 on Corsica (at Brando), making his profession in 1753. He embarked on studies of philosophy and theology in various houses of the Bologna province, which province he joined on 18 January 1771. Several times guardian in Capuchin houses of the Bologna province, as well as preacher. Known for a series of writings, in part published anonymously, on the relationship between philosophy and theology. Prior to the French Revolution, he seemed to embrace some form of enlightenment thought, while maintaining the primacy of the Catholic faith. Shocked by the French Revolution, its violence and the consequences for religious life, he later became a contrarevolutionary polemicist. He died at Ferrara, on 26 December 1814. Author.

editions

Elogio del sommo pontefice Clemente XIV (Florence, 1776). In this work, Bonifacio defended the suppression of the Jesuit order, accusing the Jesuits of creating schism in the Church.

Elogio di Guido II Bentivoglio d’Aragona cardinale (Venice: Erede di Niccolò Pezzana, 1778/Venice, 1792). The 1778 edition is accessible via Google Books.

La filosofia e la religione (s.l., s.a 1778?).

I mali che distruggono la felicità di uno stato (Verona: per gli eredi di Marco Moroni, 1779/Imola, 1843).

I pregi della rara amicizia (Venice, 1779).

Il fanatismo. Opera di F. Bonifacio da Luri Cappuccini all'Altezza Reverendissima di Monsignore Pietro Vigilio Vescovo e del S.R.I. Principe di Trento (...) Si aggiunge un Articolo, in cui si esamina: Se concegna al bende della società, l'educare le Donne nell'ignoranza (Venice: Appresso Giovanni Gatti, 1782). Available via Google Books.

Storia filosofica del pregiudizio e sentimento della ristampa, 2 Vols. (Florence, 1784/Foligno, 1788).

Pensieri di un solitario cattolico sopra la rivoluzione di Francia dell'anno 1789 (Cosmopoli, 1791). An anonymously published contrarevolutionary reflection.

Capitulo sull’ozio (Ferrara, 1792/Imola, 1836).

Elogii dei patriarchi dell’antico Testamento, 4 Vols. (Foligno, 1792).

Il Trionfo della religione nelle imprese di S. Antonio di Padova (Ravenna, 1792). This works defends the usefulness of religion as defense of royal power.

Elogio di Catarina II imperatrice (Venice, 1793).

L’ordine episcopale. Orazione apologetica in lode di S. Carlo Borromei (Ravenna, 1793).

Quadro del fanatismo della rivoluzione di Francia dal 1789 al 1793 (Foligno, 1793).

Riflessioni politiche e morali su i progressi della rivoluzione di Francia (Foligno, 1794). Partly blaming the disaster of the French revolution on the diffusion of radical aspects of enlightenment philosophy.

L’antica immagine miracolosissima di Santa Maria in Aula regia, venerata nella chiesa de’ Padri cappuccini di Comachio (Lugo, 1795).

Lettere sopra la filosofia del secolo XVIII (Foligno, 1795).

La sapienzia. Orazione in lode del B. Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rimini, 1795).

Il regno della Chiesa, 2 Vols. (Foligno, 1796).

Orazione alla città di Commachio, che si dedicà al dominio di S.M. Francesco imperatore (Ferrara, 1799).

Elogio dell’esimio dottore S. Agostino (Ferrara, 1807).

Elogio del marchese Guido Ville (Ferrara, 1808).

La Grandezza di Maria (Ferrara, 1809).

Benificenza e ingratitudine di D. Giuseppe Bernardi (Ferrara, 1812).

Cosa è Dio?, Cosa è Gesù Cristo? Cosa è Maria? Cosa è religione? Meditazione teologica (Naples, 1826).

Orazione recitata in Argenta nell’ acclamarsi del cardinale Francesco Caraffa, legato a latere della città e provincia di Ferrara (Ferrara, 1884).

Filosofia del cuore>>>>

Vera e falsa gloria del principato>>>>

Riflessioni sulla vera libertà di pensare>>>>

Discorso dilettevole sopra la Provvidenza>>>

literature

Sigismondo da Venezia, Biografia serafica (Venice, 1846), 822; Johann-Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 16-17; Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum 21 (1905) 254; Éduard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 15; A. Zawart, ‘The history of franciscan preaching and of franciscan preachers (1209-1927)’, The Franciscan Educational Conference/Franciscan Studies 7 (1928), 551; Donato da San Giovanni in Persiceto, Biblioteca dei Frati Minori Cappuccini della Provincia di Bologna (1535-1946) (Budrio, 1949), xx, 113-122; A. Teetaert, ‘Boniface de Luri’, DHGE IX, 956-957; LexCap>>>; Giuseppe Pignatelli, 'Bonifacio da Luri', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani XII (1971);

 

 

 

 

 

Bonifatius de Nicea (Bonifacio da Nizza, d. 1815)

OFMCap. Born in Nizza. Joined the order in the Rome province. In the latter province, he performed the function of lector and provincial (1792-1795). He was elected definitor general in 1796 (1799?), involved with the beatification and canonisation processes of Capuchin friars. He died at Rome, on 11 February 1815. Author.

editions

Compendio della vita del beato Bernardo da Offida, laico cappuccino della provincia della Marca, tratto da’processi apostolici (Rome, 1795).

Ritratti degli uomini illustri dell’istituto de minori cappuccini promossi e destinati a dignità ecclesiastiche, 2 Vols. (Rome, 1804). A revised edition came out as: Cenni biografici e ritratti di padri illustri dell’ordine cappuccino sublimati alle dignità ecclesiastiche dal 1581 al 1850, ed. Michele-Angelo da Rossiglione, 3 Vols. (Rome, 1850).

Vita del B. Crispino da Viterbo, laico professo cappuccino della provincia romana (Rome, 1806).

Vita di Monsignore Niccola Molinari,cappuccino missionario apostolico, vescovo di Scala e Ravello, indi di Bovino (Rome, 1796). A second edition appeared in 1796, containing an appendix entitled: Sentimenti di Mons. Molinari ne’Santi esercizi spirituali, che faceva due volte l’anno.

literature

Johann-Maria von Regensburg, Appendix ad Bibliothecam Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1862), 17; Alosio da Forano, Necrologium Seraphicum Patrum et Fratrum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum Almae Urbis Provinciae ab Initio Reformatae. Incoeptum et Deinceps Semper Prosequendum (Velletri, 1860); DHGE IX, 967; LexCap., 248.

 

 

 

 

Bonifatius de Sezze (Bonifacio da Sezze, d. 1799)

OFM

literature

‘Quei giorni spaventevoli della Rivoluzione.’ Fr. Bonifacio da Sezze (OFM) e la Repubblica romana del 1798-1799, ed. C. Ciammaruconi, M. Di Pastina & S.L. Mecoci, Atti della giornata di studio, Sezze, 18 dicembre 1999 (S. Maria degli Angeli - Assisi, 2001) [Review in Miscellanea Francescana (2003), 865ff] 

 

 

 

 

Bonifatius de Stephanis (Bonifazio Stivanic/Drakoliza/Ragusina, d. 1582)

Friar from Raguza. Entered the strict Observance and studied theology at Paris. Lector of theology and guardian of the Jerusalem convent. Took part as a theologian in the council of Trent in the 1562 session. Appointed bishop of Stagno on 17 November 1564. Sent to the Balkan region as an apostolic delegate by pope Pius V. Later, the same pope made him a special nuntius for the representation of the affairs of the Holy Land at the court of Philip II of Spain. Pope Gregory XIII thereafter enthrusted him with missions to Hungary. He died during a visit of Temesvar, on February 6, 1582. Author.

editions

Liber de Perenni Cultu Terrae Sanctae et de Fructuosa eius Peregrinatione (Venice: Guerraea, 1573)

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum VII (ed. Rome, 1733), 285, XIX (ed. 1745), 174, 211, 285, 405, 435; E. Fermendzin, Acta Bosniae Potissimum Ecclesiastica (925-1752), Monumenta Spectantia Historiam Slavorum Meridionalem XXIII (Zagreb, 1892), nos. 1207-1209, 1213, 1220; G. Golubovich, Serie cronologie dei superiori di Terra Santa (Jerusalem, 1898), 52-55; C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica III, 304; M. Premrou, ‘Serie dei vescovi romano-cattolici di Beograd’, AFH 17 (1924), 492-493; L. Jadin, ‘Boniface de Stephanis’, DHGE IX, 972-973; Marianne Petra Ritsema van Eck, Custodians of Sacred Space: Constructing the Franciscan Holy Land through texts and sacri monti (ca. 1480-1650), PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2017), passim.

 

 

 

Bonifatius Pisanus (Bonifatio de Pisa, d. 1340/1341)

Franciscan friar and bishop>>

literature

Michael Robson, ‘Boniface of Pisa O. Min., bishop of Iglesias and then Corbavia’, Bibliotheca Franciscana Sarda 7 (1997), 219-244.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonitius Combasson (fl. early seventeenth century)

OFMConv. Theologian.

editions

Vera et Delucida Explicatio Praesentis Status Totius Seraphicae Fratrum Minorum Religionis a Sancta & Magno Francisco Patriarcha Inclyto, Numine Divino Inspirante Fundatae (Augsburg: Andreas Asperger, 1630/Vienna, 1710)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonvesin della Riva (Bonvicinus de Ripa, d. 1315)

Member of the third order of the humiliati and grammar teacher in Milan. Close connections with the Franciscan order and probably also member of the third order of Francis. He was, on his own bidding, buried in the choir of the Franciscan church of Milan. Wrote Latin and vernacular poetry, as well as prose works. His Latin works are the Carmina seu Controversia de Mensibus, De Vita Scolastica/De Discipulorum Preceptorumque Moribus/Scolastica Moralis (moral and religious instructions for in the classroom) and De Magnalibus Urbis Mediolani (prose). The most important of his Italian compositions is the Libro delle tre scritture, consisting of a black book on hell, a red book on the suffering of Christ, and a golden book on heavenly beatitude. His poetry is akin to that of Giacomino da Verona.

editions

Latin works:

Carmina seu Controversia de Mensibus, ed. L. Biadene, Studi di filologia romanza 9 (1901), 1-130. Cf. also the corrections of G. Paris in Romania 30 (1901), 597-602 & L. Biadene, ‘Un altro manoscritto dei ‘Carmina de mensibus’ di Bonvesin da la Riva’, Giornale storica della letteratura italiana 44 (1904), 269-274.

De Vita Scolastica/De Discipulorum Preceptorumque Moribus/Scolastica Moralis, ed. E. Franceschini (Padua, 1943); Quinque Claves Sapientiae (…) Bonvicini de Ripa. Vita scolastica, ed. A. Vidmanová-Schmidtová (Leipzig, 1969), 37-113.

De Magnalibus Urbis Mediolani, ed. F. Novati, Bulletino del’Itituto Storico Italiano 20 (1898), 1-188/Grandezze di Milano, ed. A. Paredi (Milan, 1967). Cf. also the translation Le meraviglie di Milano, trans. F. Verga (Milan, 1921).

Vernacular (or mixed works), most of which were meant to be sung or recitated aloud:

Disputatio Mensium, De Sathana cum Virgine, De Peccatore cum Virgine, De Anima cum Corpore, Disputatio Rose cum Viola, Disputatio Musce cum Formica, Libro delle tre scritture, De falsis excusationibus, De vanitatibus, De quindecim miraculis, De die iudicii, Laudes de Virgine Maria, Rationes quare Virgo tenetur diligere peccatores, Vulgare de elymosinis, Vulgare de passione sancti Iob, Vita beati Alexii, De quinquaginta curialitatibus ad mensam, Expositiones Catonis. Most of these have been edited in: G. Contini, Le opere volgari di Bonvesin da la Riva (Rome, 1941); G. Contini, ‘Saggio d’un edizione critica di Bonvesin da la Riva’, Memorie d. R.. Istituto Lombardo di scienze e lettere (classe di lettere) 24 (1935), 237-272; G. Contini, Cinque volgari di Bonvesin da la Riva (Modena, 1937); Poeti del Duecento (Milan-Naples, 1960) I, 667-712.

literature

A. Ratti, ‘B. della Riva appartenne al terz’ordine degli Umiliati, o al terz’ordine di S. Francesco?’, Rendic. d.R. Ist. Lombardo di scienze e lettere ser. 2, 34 (1901), 831f; L. Zanoni, ‘Fra Bonvesin della Riva fu Umiliato o terziario Francescano?’, Il Libro e la Stampa 8 (1914), 141-148; P. Pecchiai, ‘I documenti sulla biografia di Buonvicino della Riva’, Giornale storica della letteratura italiana 78 (1921), 96-127; H. Nolthenius, Duecento. Zwerftocht door Italë’s late middeleeuwen (Utrecht, 195); Giovanni Cremaschi, 'Un codice poco noto della "Vita scholastica" di Bonvesin da la Riva', Aevum 23 (1949), 213-220; G. Contini, Letteratura italiana delle origini (Florence, 1970); A.S. Avalle, ‘Bonvesin de La Riva’, DBI XII, 465-469; Manuele Gragnolati, ‘From decay to splendor. Body and pain in Bonvesin da la Riva’s Book of the Three Scriptures’, in: Last Things: Death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages, ed. Caroline Walker Bynum & Paul Freedman (Philadelphia, 2000), 83-97, 292-301.

 

 

 

Bothale (late 13th century)

Preached in 1290 at the University of Oxford.

manuscrips

Worcester Cath. Q 46 f. 245r

literature

Little-Pelster, Materials, 156, 178, 184; Schneyer, I, 694.

 

 

 

 

 

Branca (eind 13e eeuw)

Minderbroeder uit Bergamo (?), Italië. Auteur van een Historia episcoporum, vel ecclesiae Bergomensis.

edities:

Historia Episcoporum, vel Ecclesiae Bergomensis.>>>

literatuur:

Sbaralea, Supplementum. I. 196.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brancati de Lauria (fl. seventeenth cent.)

OFMConv.>>>

literature

DSpir I, 1921-1923

 

 

 

 

Bricius Rennensis (Brictius/Brice de Rennes, d. ca. 1670)

OFMCap. Friar from Brittany. Was trained as a missionary and worked in Syria and Palestine from 1637 onwards. Was an acknowledged Arabist and translated a number of Christian work into that language. He was also involved with the Arabic translation of the Vulgate, a project coodinated by a group of Capuchin friars at Aleppo. This translation, in turn, was used for the Arabic edition of the Bible finally published by the Congregatio Propagandae Fidei at Rome (1671).

editions

Sacraments de confession et de communion>>>>

Commentaire sur les évangiles>>>>

Annalium Ecclesiasticorum Caesaris Baroni, S.R.E. Cardinalis, Arabica Epitome, 3 Vols. (Rome, 1653-1669). This abridged translation by Brice was brought to the printing press by the Congregatio Propagandae Fidei.

Annalium Sacrorum a Creatione Mundi Christi Domini Nostri Incarnationem Epitome Latino-Arabica (Rome, 1655). Brought to the printing press by the Congregatio Propagandae Fidei.

Biblia Arabica>>>>

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 55; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni cappuccini (Rome, 1873) III, 228-229; Clemente da Terzorio, Le missioni dei minori cappuccini, V: Turchia asiatica (Rome, 1919), 87, 130-134; L. Cheikho, Catalogue des manuscrits des auteurs arabes-chrétiens depuis l’Islam (Beyrouth, 1924), 60; Louis de Gonzague, ‘Les anciens missionnaires capucins de Syrie et leur écrits apostoliques de langue arabe’, Collectanea Franciscana 1 (1931), 320, 336, 350-355, 465, 479, 487-491 & 2 (1932), 183, 201-202; A. Teetaert, ‘Brice de Rennes’, DHGE X, 669-670; Lexicon Capuccinum, 266 (with additional references)

 

 

  

 

Bridia, C. de

Author of the Hystoria Tartarorum (1247-51), based on the travel experiences of John of Piancarpine and Benedict of Poland.

editions:

Hystoria Tartarorum, SF, I, 133-143; Historia Tartarorum, ed. G.D. Painter, in: The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation (New Haven-London, 1965/1996(2nd. ed.); Hystoria Tartarorum C. de Bridia Monachi, ed. Alf Önnerfors, Lietzmanns Kleine Texte für Vorlesungen und Übungen, 186 (Berlin, 1967)

literature:

A.-D. von den Brincken, Die 'Nationes Christianorum Orientalium' im Verständnis der lateinischen Historiographie, Keulen-Wenen, 1973, 447; C.H. Kneepkens, ` Randbemerkungen zum Text der `Hystoria Tartarorum C. de Brydia Monachi'', MJ, 14 (1979), 273-277; B. Roest, Reading the Book of History>>

 

 

 

Bruno de Patti (Bruno da Patti, d. 1677)

OFMCap. Sicilian friar from Patti. Entered the order in the Messina province. Provincial minister of Palermo (November 1668) and visitator of the provinces of San Angelo, Foggia and Aragon. Mariologist.

manuscripts/editions

De Immaculata Virginis Mariae Conceptione>>>>

literature 

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 56; Édouard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1910), 15; Antonino da Castellamare, Storia dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo, 1924) III, 137; LexCap>> 

 

 

 

Bruno de Verona (fl. early 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Astronomer and instrument maker.

editions

De Horologiis Conficiendis (1617)

 

 

 

 

 

Brunon Neusser (18th century)

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literature

L. Ceyssens, `L'Action antijanséniste du P. Brunon Neusser', Franz. Stud., 35 (1953), 401-411.

 

 

 

 

Bruno Schmitz (fl. early 18th century)

OFMConv. Provincial minister in the Cologne province.

editions

Instructio clara et brevis de modo concionandi (Cologne: Alstorff, 1711). Available via Google Books.

 

 

 

 

Burgardus de Monte Sion

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manuscripts

Descriptio Terrae Sanctae: Hamburg S. Petruskirche MS Petri 30b ff. 249-275v (15th cent.).

 

 

 

 

Burgardus Waldis (Burkard Waldis, fl. first half 16th cent.)

Franciscan friar and later Lutheran author, Born around 1490 in Hassia. He joined the Franciscans at Riga in the 1510s. In 1522, the Archbishop of Riga sent him and three other friars to Rome to obtain papal support against the growing Lutheran influence in the town. After his return to Riga with papal letters and other documents, he found that the town was in Lutheran hands. Burkard was imprisoned and during that time converted to Protestantism. He was released, got married, and began a career as pewterer. In this capacity he wrote and pubished a theatre piece on the profigal son. Either for his pewterer work or in another context, Burkard went on substantial journeys. On one of these, in 1536, he was arrested by Catholic autorities in Bauske, as a result of which he spent three and a half years in prison, possibly subjected to torture in a prison of the Teutonic order. Whatever his treatment, he was allowed paper and writing materials, for in that period he translated the Psalms into German. After his release 1540, he was invited to Wittenberg to study. After three years of studies, he became a pastor of the priory at Abterode in Hassia, in 1544, where he died in 1556. Burkard Waldis is known for his De parabbell vam verloren Szohn, which he wrote during his Riga years as a Lutheran, and which was first perfdormed on Carnival Sunday of 1527 in Riga. It is a theatre piece with strong catechistic tendencies. Although it is an early Protestant work, many elements show that the author was steeped in Franciscan Lenten preaching traditions. He also is the author of an massive Aesopus translation/elaboration, which ridicules monks and nuns, and Franciscans in particular.

editions

De parabbell vam verloren Szohn, edited in: Die Schabühne im Dienste der Reformation, ed. Arnold E. Berger >>>>

Esopus von Burkhard Waldis, ed. Heinrich Kurz, 2 Vols. (Leipzig, 1862). For attacks on the Franciscans in this text, see especially the fables III, 90 ('Von dreien Mönchen'), 92 ('Wie ein Sewhirt zum Apte wirt'), 100 ('Wie ein Barfuesser Moench predigt'); IV, 4 ('Vom Gardian und einem Lotterbuben'), 22 ('Wie ein Moench Kaeß bettelt'), 89 ('Von einem Moench und seinem Sattel'), 95 ('Der junge Moench, der nichts kann als regieren'). The Esopus text was printed several times between 1548 and 1584, and had quite an impact on the German literary scene.

literature

Hedwig Heger, 'Die Literatur', in: 800 Jahre Franz von Assisi, ed. Johannes Gründler, Katalog des Niederösterreichischen Landesmuseums, Neue Folge, 122 (Krems, 1982), 706-728 (728); Ute Mennecke-Haustein, 'Waldis, Burkhard', in: Literaturlexikon. Autoren und Werke deutscher Sprache, 15 Vols. (Munich: Bertelsmann Verlag, 1988-1993) XII, 113f.; M. Angebauer, ‘‘Idt ys all hir tho Rige geschehn... ’: Burkhard Waldis, der verlorene Sohn und die Reformation in Riga’, Jahrbuch des baltischen Deutschtums 42 (1995), 21-26; J. Delap, ‘Burkhard Waldis’, in: German Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, 1280-1580, ed. J. Hardin and M. Reinhardt (Detroit: Gale Research, 1997), 303-308; V. Wels, ‘Versuch einer didaktischen Analyse von Burkhard Waldis 'Parabel vom verlorenen Sohn' (1527)’, in: Text im Kontext. Anleitung zur Lektüre deutscher Texte der frühen Neuzeit, ed. A. Schwarz and L. Ablanalp (Bern: Peter Lang, 1997), 301-317; Pietro Delcorno, In the Mirror of the Prodigal