Blessed Bonaventura of Potenza

holy card detail of a painting of Blessed Bonaventura, artist unknownAlso known as

  • Bonaventure of Potenza
  • Carlo Antonio
  • Carlo Antonio Gerardo Lavanga
  • Karl Antonius



Joined the Friars Minor Conventual at Nocera, Italy at age 15. Home missioner in southern Italy, serving from convents in Campania Aversa, Maddaloni, Amalfi, Ischia, Nocera Inferiore, Sorrento, Naples and finally, Ravello. Noted novice master, and known for the theological depth of his preaching. Worked fearlessly with plague victims. A miracle worker, he had the gifts of healing, and of levitation, and saw the soul of his sister ascend into heaven.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Bonaventura of Potenza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 May 2020. Web. 14 April 2021. <>