This Day In Bonaventure History

By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93

This Day in Bonaventure History

April 17, 1871

O.F.M. is very commonly seen at St. Bonaventure University; most notably after the names of friars. However, not many people know the meaning behind those three letters.

O.F.M. literally stands for “Ordo Fratrum Minorum,” which in English means “Order of Friars Minor.” This is the most common group of Franciscans who try to live their lives in the manner that St. Francis of Assisi did.

It was on this day that Bonaventure decided to incorporate the Order of Friars Minor into the school.  


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