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Editorial Advisory Board
Beth Eberth, editor
Susan Anderson, '11
Lisa Biedenbach, '76
Br. F. Edward Coughlin, O.F.M., '70
Mary Driscoll, '79
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Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 2013
Bonaventure magazine
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Hope for the faith with
a pope named Francis
St. Bonaventure community members share
what makes them hopeful for the church.
Faith formation in the 21st centur
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University Ministries plans for increased
engagement and demand.
Hope floats
Twenty-five years after a brain tumor shattered
the lives of two Bonaventure brothers, the
Gingras family's support of the American Brain
Tumor Association is unyielding.
Advocates for Special Olympians
Neal Johnson, '73, and education professor
Paula Scraba show SBU students how to lead
by example when it comes to breaking down
barriers for people with intellectual disabilities.
In the footsteps of St. Francis
A father and son follow in the footsteps of
St. Francis to the doorstep of those with
Hansen's disease.
Departments
Editor's Letter . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Franciscan Minute . . . . . . . . . . .5
Campus News . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Our Gifts. Their Future . . . . .10
Off the Shelf . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Class Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Joe Flanagan, '74
Steve Mest, '91
Tom Missel
Dr. Todd Palmer
Carri (Gregorski) Prue, '04
Dr. Emily Sinsabaugh
Jordan Steves, '09
Mary Jane Telford, '75
Jocelyn Thomas, '77
Contributors
Tom Missel
Clarence C. Picard, '05
Skye Tulio, '14
Andrea Westerlund, `10, `12
Cover stories
Photography
Danny Bush, '13
Tom Donahue, '76
Michael Hastings
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With the election of the first pope to take a
Franciscan saint's name, the nation's first Franciscan
university reflects on Pope Francis' message of hope
and advocacy.
Cover image by
Tom Donahue.
Story, page 12.
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