"What ever you did to the least of my brethren, you did it to me"
"This is the Rule and Life of the Friars Minor, namely: to observe the holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by living in obedience, without property, and in chastity." (Rule, Chapter I.)
He embraced the Mother of Our Lord Jesus with indescribable love because, as he said, it was she who made the Lord of Majesty our brother, and through her we found mercy. After Christ, he put all his trust in her and took her as his patroness for himself and his Friars. (Bonaventure, Major Life Chap. IX)
Our life, must be an extension on this earth of Jesus' life by means of Mary."