Christ the Purgative, Illuminative, and Perfective Way: An Introduction to Christology
Presented by Br Benjamin Johnson OFMCap
Dates: Mondays 15, 22 and 29 April 2024
Time: 7:30pm – 8:45pm
Mode: Online via Zoom
Cost: $35 per person (+ booking fees),
$100 for Parish Groups (+ booking fees)
Description: St Bonaventure of Bagnoregio presents a Christocentric vision in The Threefold Way of the transformation of the soul. Here, we perceive that the moulding of the person on earth prepares the person for the fulness of their heavenly reality. These talks will explore Christ’s role as the principle of our purgation, illumination and perfection respectively. In this threefold way, the person becomes a greater likeness of Christ through their capacity to know, love and act.
The Presenter: Friar Benjamin Johnson is a Capuchin Franciscan of the Province of Australia. In 2022 he completed his doctorate at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome on the relationship between the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Marriage in the thought of Saint Bonaventure of Bagnoregio. His research interests include the relationship between Franciscan theology and Christian experience, and scholastic sacramental theology. Br Ben lectures in sacramental theology at the University of Notre Dame, Australia.