THE PRACTICE OF INTERIOR RECOLLECTION WITH GOD; Drawn from the Psalms of David By Father Paul Segneri, S.J.
London: M.H. Gill & son upper Sackville St, 1880. Full Hard Grain Morocco. THE PRACTICE OF INTERIOR RECOLLECTION WITH GOD
Drawn from the Psalms of David By Father Paul Segneri, S.J.
Dublin, M.H. Gill & son upper Sackville St
12mo 148pp, a beautiful little volume in decoratively bound in full hard grain Morocco with white moire end papers, ink inscription on front free fly leaf “Souvenir of 1st Holy Communion …… Dec 8th 1904”
Very good condition.
A wonderful fore-edge painting of St. Pauls Cathedral London
Father Paul Segneri, S.J.
Italian Jesuit, preacher, missionary, ascetical writer, b. at Nettuno, 21 March (cf. Massei) 1624; d. at Rome, 9 Dec., 1694. He studied at the Roman College, and in 1637 entered the Society of Jesus, not without opposition from his father. The eloquent Oliva was his first master in the religious life; Sforza Pallacicini taught him theology. Under such guides his virtues and talents developed to maturity. He lectured on humanities for several years, and was ordained priest in 1653. By a careful study of Scripture, the Fathers, and the Orations of Cicero, he had prepared himself for the pulpit, for which he had ever felt a strong attraction. He volunteered for the foreign missions, but Tuscany, the Papal States, and the chief cities of Italy were to be the scene of his labours. He preached at first in the great cathedrals, and then for twenty-seven years (1665-92) gave popular missions with an eloquence surpassed only by his holiness. His "Quaresimale" (Florence, 1679, tr. New York, 1874) had been read and admired by Antonio Pignatelli, who as Pope Innocent XII summoned the missionary to preach before him, and made him theologian of the Penitentiaria. Segneri's biographer, Massei, states distinctly that "Le Prediche dette nei palazzo apostolico" (Rome, 1694) won the admiration of the pontiff and his Court. Very Good. Item #526
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