Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159
Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159
Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159
Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159
Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159
Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159

Sancti Bonaventurae […] K-159

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Title: Sancti Bonaventurae ordinis minorum, S. R. E. Cardinalis, episcopi Albanensis, seraphici doctoris ecclesiae, speculum disciplinae ad novitios, et de profectu religiosorum; Item epistola; memoralia XXV. Pietatis eximia documenta complectens pro usu fratrum minorum observantium provinciae Litvanae reimpressum.

Title in English: The Mirror of Discipline for Novices by Saint Bonaventure of the Order of Friars Minor, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, Bishop of Alban, the Seraphic Doctor of the Church, and on the Progress of the Religious; also a Letter; Recollections XXV. Including Special Documents of Piety, for the Use of the Friars Minor, Who Oversee Their Reprinting in the Province of Lithuania. 

Published: Vilnae: typis S. R. M. Academicis soc. Jesu, 1752.

Binding:  contemporary crafted binding. 

The Mirror of Discipline for Novices by Saint Bonaventure of the Order of Friars Minor, Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church, and Bishop of Alban is a collection of works and teachings of the Italian theologian Bonaventure (Giovanni di Fidanza, ~1221–1274). The book was published by the Order of the Friars Minor (the Observants) of the Province of St Casimir in Lithuania. The first Lithuanian monasteries of this branch of Franciscans were founded in Vilnius in 1468, in Kaunas in 1471, and later on in Kretinga, Tytuvėnai, Telšiai, Trakai, Troškūnai and elsewhere. The Observants or the Order of the Friars Minor (Fratres Minores Regularis Observantiae) were also called Bernardines in Lithuania, Poland, the former Yugoslavia and Hungary. The Lithuanian Province of St Casimir of the Order of Friars Minor of St Francis was founded in 1731 and had 46 monasteries. 

Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 162.

Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 162-163.