In Memory of
Most Reverend
Fr. Valentine T. Schaaf
113th. Minister General

Link to OFM Site in Rome
Order of Friars Minor
Fr. Valentine's
Tomb Today


Photos from 2006 -
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Aracoeli - click for larger image.

Our thanks for these 2006 photos goes to Mrs. Bonnie (Bischoff) Moore (daughter of Mary Popp Bischoff) great-grand-niece of Fr. Valentine.

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This is the Basilica Church of Saint Mary in Aracoeli, Rome, Italy.

And, yes, that's a pigeon flying above the Basilica - perhaps a little chuckle from St. Francis and his brother Valentine?

Basilica's name-plaque; click for larger image. In Rome, even something as mundane as "Hours of opening" rates an engraved brass plaque.
Basilica wide interior. Click for larger image. The interior of the Basilica.
Closer look - main altar. Click for larger image. A closer view of the main Altar.
Altar of St. Bonaventure; click for larger image. The altar of St. Bonaventure: Fr. Valentine is buried in the crypt under the slab before the altar. As noted elsewhere, it was on the feast of St. Bonaventure that he was elevated to Minister General, in 1945.
Fr. Valentine kneels in prayer. Click for larger image. Fr. Valentine surely prays continually for all of us, even as this bas-relief suggests.

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Photos from 2006 contributed by Mrs. Bonnie (Bischoff) Moore (daughter of Mary Popp Bischoff) and are her property.

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