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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

Gaspar Druzbicki

Ascetic writer, b. at Sierady in Poland, 1589; entered the Society of Jesus, August 20, 1609; d. at Posen, April 2, 1662

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Druzbicki, GASPAR, ascetic writer, b. at Sierady in Poland, 1589; entered the Society of Jesus, August 20, 1609; d. at Posen, April 2, 1662. After some years of teaching he became master of novices, and subsequently rector of the colleges of Kalisz, Ostrog, and Posen. He was twice provincial and was in the seventh and tenth general congregations of the order. Almost all his works are posthumous and have been drawn from his “Opera Ascetica”. It has been found impossible to arrange them in chronological order. Among them are a brief defense of the Society against a writer in the Cracow Academy (1632); books of meditations on the Life and Passion of Christ, some in Polish, some in Latin; “The Tribunal of Conscience“, ranslated into English for the “Quarterly Series”, edited by the English Jesuits (London, 1885); and “Provisiones Senectutis” (Ingolstadt, 1732). There are also “Considerations for Every Sunday and Feast of the Year” (Kalisz, 1679); “The Sacred Heart, the Goal of Hearts” (Angers, 1885), translated for the English “Messenger”, probably by Father Dignam (1890); “Exercises for Novices” (Prague, 1890); “The Religious Vows” (Posen, 1690), translated into Spanish and found in the Library of Guadalajara, Mexico; “Solid Jesuit Virtue” (Prague, 1696); “Lapis Lydius” (Mainz, 1875), translated into French by the Redemptorist Father Ratti (Paris, 1886) and into German by the Benedictine Gutrabher (Salzburg, 1740). A complete list of Druzbicki’s works occupies twelve columns in Sommervogel.

T. J. CAMPBELL


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