Journey into God by St. Bonaventure, Itinerarium Mentis in Deum,
Translated by Josef Raischl OFS & André Cirino OFM
Finally, a translation of Bonaventure’s most popular work that is conducive for personal prayer and for actually embarking on the journey into God! While remaining faithful to the original work, the translators allow the Seraphic Doctor’s spirit to come alive for the modern reader in a way that has not been done before in the English-speaking world.
Richard Martignetti OFM, STD Immaculate Conception Province, New York
Josef Raischl and André Cirino’s translation of the Journey into God is a gift. It puts St. Bonaventure’s Itinerarium Mentis in Deum in the hands of lay people who might otherwise find the text complicated and difficult to comprehend. It reads like poetry, yet does not dilute the meaning; rather, it enhances it. This is a valuable tool for ongoing formation for Secular Franciscans everywhere.
Toni Maconi OFS, Little Portion Secular Franciscan Fraternity, New York