Friedsam Memorial Library
St. Bonaventure's History and People
Presidents of St. Bonaventure (list & biographies)
Faculty list, 1859-1952 (in progress)
Alumni Tales Reminiscences of student days past.
General practice for this website is to use the initials O.F.M. or OFM for all friars of the Friars Minor associated with St. Bonaventure regardless of the dates they were here. During the 19th century, the friars of the Immaculate Conception Province used the initials O.S.F. as members of the "Order of Minors of the Strict Observance of St. Francis." In 1897 Pope Leo XIII decreed that all the Friars Minor should unite under a common set of observances and all friars henceforth used the Friars Minor (OFM). What this means is that some friars will be found listed in sources with varying designations. Some, such as Cardinal Falconio, began with OSF and ended their careers as OFM. For simplicity's sake, we've decided to use one format for the entire history of SBU. Thanks to Fr. Dominic Monti for explaining the history to us.
Archives Index Page
19 November 2012