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Pedro de Calatayud

Jesuit missionary, b. in Navarre, 1 Aug., 1689; d. in Bologna, 27 Feb., 1773

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Calatayud, Pedro DE, Jesuit missionary, b. in Navarre, August 1, 1689; d. in Bologna, February 27, 1773. He joined the Society of Jesus, October 21, 1710. In the Academy of Madrid there is an account of one of his missions in Bilbao which is described as “portentosa”. He had the title of Master in Theology, and has left a number of pious and theological works. Among them are: “The Flame of Holy Love for the Sacred Heart”; “Various Sentences from the Scriptures for the Use of Missionaries”; “Practice of a Sweet and Reasonable Christian Life“; “Regrets of a Contrite Heart”; “Practical Doctrines for Explanation on the Missions”, a book which seems to have been particularly famous; “Doctrinal Compendium”, which was an extended edition of Pinamonti’s work; “Practical Catechism”; “Spiritual Exercises for Priests and Ordinandi”—one proposition of which (doctrine IV, p. 111), about restitution by a negligent priest, was made a subject of criticism; “Practical and Doctrinal Methods for Religious”. He published a great number of pamphlets and brochures. He was living at the time of the suppression of the Society of Jesus and was expelled from Spain. He died shortly afterwards.


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