John of Avila

(1500–69)
   Missionary, Mystic and Saint.
   John was born near Toledo, Spain, and was educated at Salamanca and at Alcalá. Although he had initially wanted to go to America, he was persuaded to do his missionary work in Andalusia. A powerful preacher, he was fearless in his denunciations and was brought before the Inquisition in 1533. After his innocence was established, he helped found the University of Granada and did much to reform the Spanish Church. A friend of John of god, teresa of avila and francis borgia, he is today remembered for his Audi Filia (a treatise on spiritual perfection) and for his Spiritual Letters, which are now regarded as classics.
   L. degli Oddi, Life of John of Avila, translated by J.G. Macleod (1898);
   The Catholic University of America, New Catholic Encyclopaedia (1967).

Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • John of Avila — For the co founder of the Carmelites, see Saint John of the Cross Infobox Saint name=Saint John of Avila birth date=6 January 1500 death date=10 May 1569 feast day=10 May venerated in=Roman Catholic Church; the Anglican churches; Lutheran Church… …   Wikipedia

  • John of Avila, Blessed — • Priest, preacher, author, d. 1569 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John of Avila, Saint — ▪ Spanish religious reformer Spanish  San Juan de Avila  born 1499/1500, Almodóvar del Campo, near Toledo, Spain died May 10, 1569, Montilla; canonized 1970; feast day May 10       reformer, one of the greatest preachers of his time, author and… …   Universalium

  • Bl. John of Avila —     Bl. John of Avila     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Bl. John of Avila     Apostolic preacher of Andalusia and author, b. at Almodóvar del Campo, a small town in the diocese of Toledo, Spain, 6 January, 1500; d. at Montilla, 10 May, 1569. At the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • John of the Cross — Infobox Saint name=Saint John of the Cross birth date=24 June 1542 death date=Death date and age|1591|12|14|1542|06|24 feast day=14 December 24 November (General Roman Calendar, 1738 1969) venerated in=Roman Catholic Church; Anglican Communion;… …   Wikipedia

  • John Chrysostom — This article is about the Christian saint. For other uses, see Chrysostomos (disambiguation). Saint John Chrysostom East: Great Hierarch and Ecumenical Teacher West: Bishop and Doctor of the Church Born …   Wikipedia

  • John of Damascus — Chrysorrhoas redirects here. For the river, see Barada. Saint John of Damascus Saint John Damascene (arabic icon) Doctor of the Church Born …   Wikipedia

  • John of God — Infobox Saint name=Saint John of God birth date=March 8, 1495 death date=March 8, 1550 feast day=March 8 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church imagesize=250px caption=John of God as painted by Murillo birth place=Montemor o Novo, Portugal death… …   Wikipedia

  • John of God, Saint — ▪ Portuguese monk Spanish  San Juan De Dios,  original name  Juan Ciudad,  Portuguese  São João De Deus, or João Cidade  born March 8, 1495, Montemor o Novo, Port. died March 8, 1550, Granada, Spain; canonized 1690; feast day March 8… …   Universalium

  • John of God — (1495–1550)    Philanthropist, Order Founder and Saint.    John was a native of Portugal and, as a young man, he served as a soldier. When he was about forty he turned back to religion and, guided by John of avila, he dedicated his life to the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.