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Venerable Luis de la Puente[1] (born at Valladolid, 11 November 1554; died there, 16 February 1624) was a Spanish Jesuit theologian and ascetic writer. A few years after his death, the Sacred Congregation of Rites admitted the cause of his beatification and canonization.

Life

Having entered the Society of Jesus, he studied under Suarez, and professed philosophy at Salamanca. He was forced by bad health to retire from duties, and took up writing. Ordained priest in 1580, he became the spiritual director of Marina de Escobar, in which office he continued till his death. In 1599 he devoted himself to the care of the plague-stricken in Villagarcia.

Works

Besides a commentary in Latin on the Canticle of Canticles, he wrote in Spanish:

  • "Life of Father Baltasar Alvarez";
  • "Life of Marina de Escobar";
  • "Spiritual Directory for Confession, Communion and the Sacrifice of the Mass";
  • "The Christian Life" (4 vols.), and
  • "Meditations on the Mysteries of Our Holy Faith", by which he is best known.
  • "On the perfection of various states of life," (The following links are in Spanish)
Volume One
Volume Two: Of the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation and the Perfection practiced in them
Volume Three: On Virginity and religion and following the Counsels
Volume Three: On the States, Offices, and Ministries of Church Hierarchy

Notes

  1. D'Aponte, de Ponte, Dupont.

External links

This article incorporates text from the Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913, a publication now in the public domain.

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