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Giovanni Maria Cornoldi

Jesuit professor, author, and preacher (1822-1892)

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Cornoldi, GIOVANNI MARIA, professor, author, and preacher, born at Venice, September 29, 1822; d. at Rome, January 18, 1892. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1840 and taught philosophy at Bressanone and Padua for many years. From 1880 until his death he belonged to the editorial staff of the “Civilta Cattolica”, at Rome and often preached at the church of the Gesn. He was an ardent disciple of St. Thomas and wrote many works in explanation of his doctrine and in refutation of Rosminianism. His “Lezioni di Filosofia” (Rome, 1872) was translated into Latin by Cardinal Agostini under the title “Institutions Philosophicae ad mentem divi Thom ae Aquinatis”. In addition to his purely philosophical writings he published a commentary on the “Divina Commedia” of Dante, illustrated from philosophy and theology. He founded academies in honor of St. Thomas at Bologna and at Rome and established two periodicals, “La Scienza Italiana” and the journal of the “Accademia di S. Tommaso”. He was a man of great amiability, zealous and fervent in religious life.

JOHN CORBETT


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