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The Virtues of a Religious Superior (De Sex Alis Seraphim)

Format: Digital
, 1921


  • This classic handbook for those who take leadership roles in the church is divided into seven sections:
    • The Selection of Superiors
    • Zeal for Justice
    • Pity or Compassion
    • Patience
    • Edification
    • Prudent Discretion
    • Devotion to Prayer

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Key Features

  • Provides wisdom for leaders in the Church
  • Outlines seven areas of leadership
  • Offers insight into the Middle Ages

Product Details

  • Title: The Virtues of a Religious Superior
  • Author: St. Bonaventure
  • Translator: Sabinus Mollitor
  • Publisher: B. Herder Book Co.
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 112
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Handbooks
  • Topic: Medieval Church

About the Author

Bonaventure (1221–1274) born John of Fidanza, was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, he was also a Cardinal Bishop of Albano. He was canonized on 14 April 1482 by Pope Sixtus IV and declared a Doctor of the Church in the year 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. He is known as the “Seraphic Doctor”. Many writings believed in the Middle Ages to be his are now collected under the name Pseudo-Bonaventura. He is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.

About the Editor

Sabinus Mollitor (1865–1924) earned his degree in classical studies from Quincy College and received the Franciscan habit in 1886. He served as pastor at a number of German and American Indian parishes in Nebraska, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio. He also served as a prison chaplain in Joliet, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri.