See also:cardinal and author, was
See also:born at
See also:Mondovi in Piedmont, on the loth of
See also:October 1609 . In 1624 he joined the
See also:Congregation of Feuillants and was successively elected
See also:prior of
See also:abbot of Mondovi and general of his
See also:order . He was created cardinal in 1669 by
See also:Clement IX., and during the conclave, which followed that
See also:death, was regarded as a possible
See also:candidate for the papacy . He died on the 27th of October 1674 . Bona's writings are mainly concerned with liturgical and devotional subjects . Of the numerous
See also:editions of his
See also:works, the best are those of
See also:Paris (1677),
See also:Turin (1747) and Antwerp (1777) . Stores of interesting rubrical information, interspersed with verses and prayers, are to be found in the De Libris Liturgicis and the Divina Psalmodia;
See also:recent advances in liturgical studies, however, have somewhat lessened their value . The De Discretione Spirituum treats of certain higher phases of mysticism; the Via Compendii ad Deum was well translated in 1876 by
See also:Collins, O .
See also:Cist., under the title of An Easy Way to
See also:God .
See also:Sir Roger L'Estrange's
See also:translation (The
See also:Guide to
See also:Heaven, 168o) of the Manuductio ad Coelum was reprinted in 1898, and a new edition of the Principia Vitae Christianae, ed. by D . O'Connor, appeared in 1906 . The devotional
See also:treatise De Sacrificio Missae is the classical
See also:work in its
See also:field (new edition by Ildephonsus Cummins, 1903) .
Thechief source for the
See also:life of Bona is the biography by the Cistercian abbot Bertolotti (Asti, 1677) ; the best
See also:modern study is by A . Ighina (Mondovi, 1874) .
BONA FIDE (Lat. " in good faith ")
VICOMTE DE LOUIS GABRIEL AMBROISE BONALD (1754-1840...
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