When asked in May 2019 how she would spend her time in the absence of full-time teaching, Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Sister Marie Kolbe Zamora would often respond “there are at least three books that need to get off my shelf.” By this, she meant that there were books that needed to be published. Two of those three have indeed been completed and were published in the Fall of 2020.
Ecclesiological Elements in the Theology of St. Bonaventure (published by Gregorian Biblical Press, Rome) offers a study of Bonaventure’s ecclesiology or vision of the Church. Saint Bonaventure: Friar, Teacher, Minister, Bishop (published by the Franciscan Institute, New York), of which she is co-editor (with Timothy Johnson and Katherine Wrisley-Shelby) is a collection of essays that were delivered at an international conference held at St. Bonaventure University in July 2017. Both books have been catalogued in our own Franciscan library at Holy Family Convent. Sister Marie Kolbe remains grateful for the time and the space afforded her to do this work: “Thanks be to God, to our General Administration, and to all of the FSCC who, in one way or another, have contributed to the completion of this work.”