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