Torture in the Tower of London, 1597
Father John Gerard was a spy. In November 1588 he was among a team of four Jesuit priests sent from Rome and secretly landed on the shores of England with the mission of making contact with and minist...
Teodorico Pedrini
This Sonata was performed before the Kangxi Emperor in the Forbidden City. Playlist : http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=B436832D79C2465F Teodorico Pe...
Armand Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé
Armand Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé (January 9, 1626 Paris – October 27, 1700 Soligny-la-Trappe), abbot and founder of the Trappist Cistercians.He was originally intended for the Knights of Malt...
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Herbert Aldersmith
Dr. Herbert Aldersmith F.R.C.S M.B. LSA (1847 – 24 March 1918) was an English physician and author known for his studies on pyramidology and British Israelism.
Educated at St Bartholomew's Hospita...
Torture in the Tower of London, 1597
Father John Gerard was a spy. In November 1588 he was among a team of four Jesuit priests sent from Rome and secretly landed on the shores of England with the mission of making contact with and minist...
Thurston Hunt
The Blessed Thurston Hunt (executed March 1601 at Lancaster) was an English Roman Catholic priest. He was tried and executed with the Blessed Robert Middleton, also a priest. They were declared to be...
Athanasius Kircher
Athanasius Kircher, S.J. (sometimes erroneously spelled Kirchner; 1602–1680) was a 17th-century German Jesuit scholar and polymath who published around 40 major works, most notably in the fields of Or...
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Manuel de Almeida
Manuel de Almeida (1580–1646) (sometimes Manoel de Almeida) was a native of Viseu, who entered at an early age into the Society of Jesus, and went out as a missionary to India. He is noted to have tra...
Luis de la Puente
Venerable Luis de la Puente (11 November 1554 – 16 February 1624) was a Spanish Jesuit theologian and ascetic writer. A few years after his death, the Sacred Congregation of Rites admitted the c...
Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a priest of the Catholic Church who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and the A...
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Cristóbal Diatristán de Acuña
Cristóbal Diatristán de Acuña (1597 – c. 1676) was a Spanish missionary and explorer.He was born at Burgos. He was admitted a Jesuit in 1612, and afterwards sent on mission work to Chile and Per...
Marko Krizin
Marko Stjepan Krizin (or Marko Križevčanin) was a Croatian Roman Catholic priest, professor of theology and missionary, who was active in the 17th century. In the course of the struggle between Cathol...
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John Punch (theologian)
John Punch, O.F.M. (or John Ponce or, in the Latinate form, Johannes Poncius) (1603–1661) was an Irish Franciscan scholastic philosopher and theologian.John Punch was ultimately responsible for the no...
John de Pineda
John de Pineda (born in Seville, 1558; died there, 27 January 1637) was a Spanish Jesuit theologian and exegete. He was a consultor to the Spanish Inquisition and nineteen printed works and six manusc...
John Woodcock (martyr)
John Woodcock (1603–1646) was born in Leyland, Lancashire, in England. His parents, Thomas and Dorothy Woodcock, the latter a Catholic, were of the middle class. Woodcock converted to Catholicism abo...
John Altham
John Altham (1589 – November 5, 1640) was a British Jesuit missionary who came to North America to preach to the Native Americans.He was born in Warwickshire, England, in 1589. He was one of the two ...
Godfrey Henschen
Godfrey Henschen (also Henskens or Henschenius in Latin), 21 June 1601 – 11 September 1681, was a Belgian Jesuit hagiographer, one of the first Bollandists.
Henschen was born at Venray, Limb...
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Pacifique de Provins
Pacifique de Provins was a French Capuchin Father of the 17th century. He established a French mission in Isfahan in 1627 with the agreement of Cardinal de Richelieu and Pėre Joseph, and the benevolen...
Baltasar Gracián
Baltasar Gracián y Morales, SJ (8 January 1601 – 6 December 1658), formerly Anglicized as Baltazar Gracian, was a Spanish Jesuit and baroque prose writer and philosopher. He was born in Belmonte, nea...
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Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert
The Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert are a series of Jesuit Catholic religious outposts established by the Spanish Catholic Jesuits and other orders for religious conversions of the Pima and Toh...
Spanish missions in the Sonoran Desert - Wikipedia
Giuseppe Maria Tomasi
Joseph Mary Tomasi, C.R. (Italian: Giuseppe Maria Tomasi di Lampedusa)(1649–1713), was an Italian Theatine Catholic priest, scholar, reformer and cardinal. His scholarship was a significant sourc...
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Cæsar Clement
Cæsar Clement (died 28 August 1626) was an English Catholic recusant.
The great-nephew of Sir Thomas More's friend, Dr. John Clement, he was a student at the English College, Douai when in 1578 th...
Patrick Anderson (Jesuit)
Patrick Anderson SJ (1575–1624) was a Scottish Jesuit, known as a missioner, college head, and author.
Anderson was a native of Elgin or Moray, his mother being a sister of John Lesley. After a ba...
Michael Alford
Michael Alford (1587 – 11 August 1652) (real name Griffith) was an English Jesuit missionary and ecclesiastical historian. He left two major works, Britannia Illustrata, Annales Ecclesiastici et Civil...
Anthony of the Mother of God
Anthony of the Mother of God (Spanish: Antonio de la Madre de Dios), O.C.D. (1583, Leon–27 November 1637, Salamanca), was a Spanish Discalced Carmelite friar, who was notable as a professor ...
Francis Ferdinand de Capillas
Francis Fernández (or Ferdinand) de Capillas, O.P. (August 15, 1607 – January 15, 1648) was a Spanish Dominican friar who went as a missionary to Asia. He died in China as a martyr. He was canonized b...
Francis Burke (Franciscan)
Francis Burke, O.F.M. (died 1697), was an Irish Franciscan friar and writer.Born in Galway sometime early in the 17th century, Burke was among those expelled from the local Franciscan convent in 1652....
Francisco María Piccolo
Francisco María Piccolo, S.J., (Francesco Maria Piccolo or Francisco Picolo) (1654–1729) was one of the first Jesuit missionaries in Baja California Sur, New Spain, now Mexico. His letters and reports...
Peter Claver
Saint Peter Claver, S.J., (Spanish: Pedro Claver y Corberó, Catalan: Pere Claver i Corberó) (26 June 1581 – 8 September 1654) was a Spanish Jesuit priest and missionary born in Verdú (Cataloni...
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