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Fabian de Hungaria (14th cent.)

Fabius Sini (Fabio Sini da Monreale, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Fabricius (Fabrizio Monte Bugnoli, >>>>)

Faustino Tasso (fl. 16th cent.)

Faustinus Tusculanus (Faostino da Toscolano/Luca di Domenico Bartoli, 1595-1679)

Faustus Garganellus (Fausto Garganello da Bologna, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Federicus Bencivenni (1759-1829)

Federicus Pellegrinus (Federigo Pellegrini da Bologna, fl. 16th cent.)

Felice, see: Felix

Felicianus de Messina (Feliciano da Messina, d. 1663)

Felicianus de Sevilla (Feliciano de Sevilla, 1657-1722)

Felicianus Suevus Schwab (fl. 18th cent.)

Felipe, Filippo, see also: Philippus (letter P)

Felix Bergomensis

Felix Bini (Felice Bini Assiensis, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Felix Brandimartis (Felice Brandimarte/da Castelvetrano, fl. second half 17th cent.)

Felix Brunori (Felice Brunori da Montescudolo, fl. second half 17th cent.)

>>>? Felice Ciuffani: Leone Babbini,P. Felice Ciuffani da Olivola Cappuccino,2nd ed.(Genova, 1975).

Felix Ciatti (Felice Ciatti da Perugia, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Felix de Alamin (d. ca. 1727)

Felix de Barcelona (18th cent.)

Felix de Bergamo, see: Felix Bergomensis

Felix de Bertinoro (Felice Sassi da Bertinoro, d. 1596.)

Felix de Cantalico (Felice da Catalice, fl. mid 16th cent.) sanctus

Felix de Castelvetrano, see: Felix Brandimartis

Felice da Lipari: Agostino da Giardini, Padre Felice da Lipari (Milan, 1967)>> dates!

Felix de Doloribus et de Sancta Martha (Félix de los Dolores y Santa Marta, fl. later 18thcent.)

Felix de Granada

Felix de los Molinos, see: Felix de Alamin

Felix de Montecchio (Felice da Montecchio, d. 1732)

Felix de Nicosia (Felice da Nicosia, 1715-1787)

Felix de Pamplona (Felice Bretos da Pamplona,fl. 17th cent.)

Felix de Sambuca (Felice da Sambuca/Giacchino M. Antonio Viscosi, d. 1805)

Felix Franceschini (Felice Franceschini da Cassia, fl. early 17th cent.)

Felix Gabrielis (Felice Gabrieli, 1603-1684)

Felix Josephus de Ubrique (Felix Josefo de Ubrique, d. 1731)

Felice Guzman (1722-1788)>> check: Fiorenzo F. Mastroianni, ‘‘Chi sia il Papa’. Un inedito di Felice Guzman (1722-1788)’, Studi e ricerche francescane 1(1972), 137-140.

Felix Maria de Neapoli (Felice Maria da Napoli, 1712-1788)

Felix Matthioli (Felice Matthioli da Gualdo, d. 1685)

Felix Molina (Félix Molina, fl. ca. 1700)

Felix Peretti (Felice Peretti da Montalto, Pope Sixtus V, 1520-1590)

Felix Potestas (Felice Potestà di Palermo, fl. early 18th cent.)

Felix Reineccius

Felix Rotondi (Felice Rotondi da Monte Leone, fl. 17th cent.)

Ferdinando Darbi (d. 1729)

Ferdinando de Trejo y Sanabria (d. 1614)

Ferdinando de Varese (Ferdinando di Varazze/Beltrami, 1757-1805)

Fernando Bevilacqua (Fernando Bevilacqua da Fossombrone, fl. 17th cent.)

Fernando de Campo (d. 1635)

Fernando de Jesu Larrea (Fernando de Jesús Larrea y Dávalos, d. 1773)

Fernando de Portugal (fl. ca. 1400)

Fernando Durandus (Fernando Durán, fl. 18th cent.)

Fernando Espino (fl. later 17th cent.)

Fidelis Philippi Neapolitensis (Fedele de’Filippi da Napoli, 1671-1750)

Fidelis de Santo Biagio (Fedele da San Biagio/Platani, d. 1801)

Fidelis de Sancto Germano Vercellese (Fedele da Sangermano Vercellese, 1569-1623)

Fidelis de Scandiano (Fedele da Scandiano/Minari, ca. 1718-1779)

Fidelis de Sigmaringen (Sept. 1578, Sigmaringen - 24, 04, 1622, Seewis) sanctus

Fidelis de Zara (Niccolò Busotti/da Zara, 1728-1801)

Fidentius de Padova

Filippo/Filippus, see: Philippus (letter P)

Flaithri O Maolchonaire (Florence Conry, ca. 1560-1629)

Flaminio Maria de Latera (=Annibali, 18th cent.)

Florentinus Bonensis (fl. 17th cent.)

Florentius Leijdanus van Oyen

Florian Jaroszewicz (fl. mid 18th cent.)

Flosculus Binterim>>

Fortanerius Vasalli (d. 1361)

Fortunatus Bononiensis (Fortunato di Bologna/Fortunato Alamandini, d. 1692)

Fortunatus de Brescia (d. 1754)

Fortunatus de Coppulis de Perugia

Fortunatus de Rovigo (Fortunato da Rovigo/Fortunato Mattaraia, d. 1701)

Fortunatus Hueber (fl. seventeenth cent.)

Fortunatus Losiewski (Fortunato Losiewskiego d. 1751)

Francischinus de Baisaria>?

Francischinus Visdomini, see: Franciscus Visdomini

Franciscus Abadía (fl. c. 1762)

Franciscus A. de los Reyes (18th cent.)

Franciscus Adriani (mid fourteenth century)

Franciscus Aesinus, see: Franciscus de Jesi

Franciscus Alarcón (fl. 18th cent.)

Franciscus Ameyugo (Francisco Ameyugo, fl. second half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Andreas de Turro (Francisco Andrés de la Torre, fl. early 17th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Benoffi de Pesaro (Francesco Antonio Benoffi da Pesaro, d. 1789)

Franciscus Antonius Blundus (Francesco Antonio Biondo, d. 1644)

Franciscus-Antonius Calegari (Francesco Antonio Calegari, 1656-1742)

Franciscus-Antonius Casimiri (fl. ca. 1600)

Franciscus-Antonius Colellus (Francesco-Antonio Colella di Bari, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus-Antonius Cremonensi (1652-1721)

Franciscus Antonius Castellanos, fl. mid 18th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius de Gorizia (Francisco Antonio da Gorizia, fl. late 18th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius de la Rosa (Francisco Antonio de la Rosa/Figuera, fl. late 18th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius de Lorenzana (Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana, fl. mid 18th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius de Matrice (Francisco Antonio de Madrid/Francisco Moncada/Gabriel de Moncada, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius de Milano (Francesco Antonio da Milano, d. 1758)

Franciscus Antonius de Ubillis (Francisco Antonio de Ubillos, fl. mid 18thcent.)

Franciscus Antonius de Venetia (Francisco Antonio da Venezia/Fantuzzi, d. 1786)

Franciscus Antonius de Vereo (Francisco Antonio de Vereo, fl. second half 18thcent.)

Franciscus Antonius Fasani (1681-1742)

Franciscus Antonius Fogarini (Francesco Antonio Fogarini da Brescia, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Freylus (Francisco Antonio Freyle, fl. later 18th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Giuliani de Posta

Franciscus Antonius Guadagnini (Francesco Antonio Guadagnini da Viterbo, fl. late 17th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Leoni (Francesco Antonio Leoni, fl. early 17th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Marcucci (Francesco Antonio Marcucci, d. 1798)

Franciscus Antonius Maria Righini (Francesco Antonio Maria Righini fl. mid 18th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Pagi (François Antoine Pagi d'Aix fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus Antonius Urius (Francesco Antonio Urio, 1631/1632 – ca. 1719)

Franciscus Antonius Vallotti (Francescantonio Vallottti, d. 1780)

Franciscus Arjona (Francisco Arjona, d. 1727)

Franciscus a Sosa, see: Franciscus de Sosa

Franciscus Assisiensis, founder of the order (1182-1226) sanctus

Franciscus Assisiensis (Francesco d'Asissi, fl. later 15th century)

Franciscus Astensis

Franciscus Avileo (Francisco Avilés de Madrid, fl. late 18th cent.)

Franciscus Baêllo

Franciscus Bajuli (mid 14th cent.)

Franciscus Bartoli (Francesco Bartoli d’Assisi, fl. early 14th cent.)

Franciscus Baucellis (Francisco Baucells, d. 1704?)

Franciscus Bell, see: Arthur Bell

Franciscus Bellacius (Francesco Bellazzi)

Franciscus Betotti (Francesco Betotti da Guiglia, d. 1654)

Franciscus Bezerra (Francisco Bezerra del Castillo, fl. c. 1650)

Franciscus Bonal (François Bonal, d. before June 1666)

Franciscus Bonapater de Eugubio (OFM?)

Franciscus Bonnardi (Francesco Bonnardi, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus Bordoni (17th cent.)

Franciscus Breccius (Francesco Breccia da Bettona, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus Brun (Francesco Brun da Apt, fl. c. 1300)

Franciscus Brusco (fl. second half 16th cent.)

Franciscus Cabezas (Francesco Cabezas, 1709-1773)

Franciscus Campo (Francisco Campo, fl. ca. 1600)

Franciscus Careri (François Carrière, d. 1665)

Franciscus Cascius (Francesco Cascio, 1600-1665)

Franciscus Casini, see: Franciscus Maria Casini

Franciscus Cassarelli (Francesco Cassarelli, fl. seventeenth cent.)

Franciscus Cavalli, see: Franciscus de Scicli

Franciscus Cervinus (Francesco Cervini da Montepulciano, fl. late 16th cent.)

Franciscus Cisneros, see: Franciscus Jiménez de Cisneros

Franciscus Claudius/François Claude/Frère Luc, see: Lucas Franciscus

Franciscus Cordubensis (fl. c. 1560)

Franciscus Corolianus (Francesco Longo/Francesco da Corigliano Calabro, 1562-1625)

Franciscus Costo Navarro (Francisco Costo, fl. c. 1740)

Franciscus Cuadrado (Francisco Cuadrado, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Cupani (Francesco Cupani, d. 1710)

Franciscus de Abate (Franciscus de Asti/Francesco degli Abbati, mid 14th century)

Franciscus de Adriano (ca. 1340- before1380?)

Franciscus de Aguilar (Francisco de Aguilar, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Alcozer (d. 1580)

Franciscus de Alvarez de Villanueva (Francisco de Álvarez de Villanueva, fl. late 18thcent.)

Franciscus de Ajofrin (1719-89)

>> check: Franciscus de Annuntiatione/Francisco de Annunciacao, Consulta Mystico-Moral Sobro o Habito de Certas Religiosas da Ordem de S. Clara Urbanas (Coimbra: No Real Collegio das Artes da Companhia de Jesus, 1717).

Franciscus de Angelis (Franciscus de los Angelus, d. 1540), see: Franciscus de Quiñones

Franciscus de Angelis (Francisco de los Angeles, fl. c. 1643)

Franciscus de Appignano, see: Franciscus de Marchia

Franciscus de Aquila (Francesco de L’Aquila, 19 February 1566- 6 September 1641)

Franciscus de Aragon (`Il Bresciano', d. 1493)

Franciscus Campobasso de Aragon, see Franciscus de Campobasso

Franciscus de Arimino (second half 15th cent, d. after 1469)

Franciscus de Arriba (Francisco de Arriba, d. 1622)

Franciscus de Ascoli, see: Franciscus de Marchia

Franciscus de Assisio, see: Franciscus Assisiensis

Franciscus de Avila (fl. 1600)

Franciscus de Ayeta (Francisco de Ayeta, fl. late 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Bagnone, see: Franciscus Tonarelli de Bagnone

Franciscus de Barbarano (Francesco de’Mironi di Barbarano/Francesco da Vicenza, 1583-1656)

Franciscus de Bellavalle (François de Beauveau, d. 1533)

Franciscus de Bormio (Francesco Sirmondi, ca. 1535 - 3, 05, 1583, Altdorf)

Franciscus de Bosco (Francesco Dal Bosco di Valdobbiadene, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Brescia (late fifteenth century), see: Franciscus Sansone

Franciscus de Brugis (d. 1516)

Franciscus de Caldarola (d. 1507) beatus

Franciscus de Candia (early fifteenth century, doctor fertilis)

Franciscus de Cannobio (Mazzirono, c. 1490-1570)

Franciscus de Campobasso (Aragonensis, d. 1480?)

Franciscus de Cardenas (Francisco de Cárdenas/de Valencia, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Carpegna (Francesco da Carpegna, d. 1741)

Franciscus de Casaro (Francisco del Casar, fl. later 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Castilia (Franciscus del Castillo, fl. c. 1550)

Franciscus de Castilia (Francisco de Castillo Velasco, fl. mid-seventeenth cent.)

Franciscus de Cedrate (Francisco de Cedrate/Piantanida, d. ca. 1750)

Franciscus de Chambéry (d. 1634)

Franciscus de Conceptione (Francisco de la Concepción, d. 1733)

Franciscus (Pereus) de Conceptione, see: Franciscus Pereus de Conceptione

Franciscus de Conegliano (d. 1623)

Franciscus de Contarinis de Venetiis

Franciscus de Cordoba (Francisco de Cordoba, d. after 1578)

Franciscus de Corigliano Calabro, see: Franciscus Corolianus

Franciscus de Cremona (= Franciscus de Aggregatis/Ragatius ???, d. 1437)

Franciscus de Elejondo (fl. mid 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Empoli/de Emporio (Francesco da Empoli, fl. 1360)

Franciscus de Esculo, see: Franciscus (Rubeus) de Marchia

Franciscus de Faventia, see: Franciscus Pontislongi

Franciscus de Fabriano, see: Franciscus Fabrianensis

Franciscus de Faventia, see: Franciscus Pontislongi

Franciscus de Florentia, see: Franciscus Michaelus de Padua

Franciscus de Franchis da Vietri di Potenza (Francesco de Franchis da Vietri di Potenza,d. 1666)

Franciscus de Genua (1573-1650)

Franciscus de Guerra (Francisco de Guerra, d. 1658)

Franciscus de Hausto, see; Franciscus de Tausto

Franciscus de Herrera (Francesco de Herrera/de Burgos, Burgos 1551-Piacenza 1609)

Franciscus de Hevia (Francisco de Hevia/Francisco Eicia, fl. first half sixteenth cent.)

Franciscus de Hita (Francisco de Hita, fl. c. 1630)

Franciscus de Hollandia (1650-1708)

Franciscus de Jerez (Francisco de Jerez, 1613-1684)

Franciscus de Jesi (Aesinus), See Franciscus Ripanti

Franciscus de Koning, see: Franciscus Regis

Franciscus de la Lanza (fl. eighteenth cent.)

Franciscus de la Parra, see: Franciscus de Parra

Franciscus de l'Aquila (Vastarini, 1566-1641)

Franciscus de la Rovere (Pope Sixtus IV, d. 1484)

Franciscus de las Navas (Francisco de las Navas, fl. late 16th cent.)

Franciscus de Lendinara (d. after 1437)

Franciscus de Leon, see: Franciscus Legionensis

Franciscus Delgado (Francisco Delgado, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus de los Angeles, see: Franciscus de Angelis

Franciscus de Lutra (de Kaiserslautern, d. ca. 1326)

Franciscus de Macedo (Francisco de Macedo, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Malines (Franciscus van Mechelen, fl. c. 1550)

Franciscus (Rubeus) de Marchia [della Marca de Pignano, d'Appignano, de Esculo, d'Ascoli] (ca.1290, Appignano d'Ascoli - after 1344)

Franciscus de Marignano (Francesco da Marignano, fl. early 16th cent.)

Franciscus de Mazzara (Francesco da Mazzara, d. 1588)

Franciscus de Mayronis [Francis de Meyronnes, `doctor illuminatus', `doctor acutus' or

`Magister abstractionum'] (1288 - ca. 1328, Piacenza)

Franciscus de Medina (Francisco de Medina, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus de Menesis (Francisco de Meneses/de Salamanca, fl. mid 1520s)

Franciscus de Milano (Francisco de Milano/Arconi, 1530-1583)

Franciscus de Mistretta (Francesco da Mistretta)

Franciscus de Moersa (fl. 15th cent.)

Franciscus de Mozzanica (Francesco da Mozzanica, fl. early sixteenth cent.)

Franciscus de Neapoli (Francesco da Napoli/Filpomarino, c. 1599-1683)

Franciscus de Nieuwenhove (Frans van Nieuwenhoven/Niewenhovius/a Nova Curia, d. 1562)

Franciscus de Orantes (d. 1584)

Franciscus de Oriente (ca. 1520-1611)

Franciscus de Osuna (1492-1541/49?)

Franciscus de Pamplona (1597-1651)

Franciscus de Parra (Francisco de la Parra, d. c. 1560)

Franciscus de Perugia I

Franciscus de Perugia II

Franciscus de Pieve (Francisco da Pieve di Teco/Garello, 1768)

Franciscus de Platea de Bononia fl. 1442

Franciscus de Padovano, see Franciscus Michaelus de Padua

Franciscus de Pinto (Francisco de Pinto, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Porras (Francisco de Porras, d. 1633)

Franciscus de Prato

Franciscus de Quiñones (Francisco de Quiñones/Quignon/Francisco de los Angeles, d. October 1540)

Franciscus de Quiñones y Escovedo (Francisco de Quiñones y Escovedo/Escobedo, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Regibus (Franciscus de los Reyes, fl. later 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Rodrazen (d. 1671)

Franciscus de Roja (Francisco de Rojas, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus de de Rubia/Ruffo, see: Franciscus Bartoli (Francesco Bartoli d’Assisi, fl. early 14th cent.)

Franciscus de Roma (mid 14th century)

Franciscus de Romorantin (second half 17th cent)

Franciscus de Sancta Anna (Francisco de Santa Ana, d. 1653)

Franciscus de Sancto Augustino Macedo, see: Franciscus de Macedo

Franciscus de Sancta Bonaventura (Francisco Díaz de San Buenaventura, d. 1728)

Franciscus de Sancta Clara (Francis of St. Clare/Christopher Davenport, 1595-1680)

Franciscus de Sancta Clara (2) (Francisco de Santa Clara, fl. c. 1680)

Franciscus de Sancta Ines (Francisco de Santa Inés, fl. c. 1670)

Franciscus de Sancto Joanno de Capistrano (Francisco de San Juan de Capistrano, fl. early 1728)

Franciscus de Sancto Josepho (Francisco de San José, fl. fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Sancto Josepho (2) (Francisco de San José, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Sancto Josepho Sueso (Francisco de San José Suesa, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Sancto Nicolau Serrato (Francisco de San Nicolás Serrate, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Sancto Stephano Andrade (Francisco de San Esteban Andrade, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Santelico (Francisco Santelices, fl. 17th cent.?)

Franciscus de Sciacca (Francesco da Sciacca)

Franciscus de Scicli (Francesco da Scicli/Cavalli, ca. 1595-1662)

Franciscus de Serino (Francisco da Sarino)

Franciscus de Sestri Ponente (Francisco da Sestri Ponente/Rombo, 1619-ca. 1690)

Franciscus de Sevilla (Velasco, 1558-1615)

Franciscus de Solchaga (1747-1823)

Franciscus de Solis, see: Franciscus López de Solis

Franciscus de Soriano (Francesco da Soriano, ca. 1500-1567)

Franciscus de Sosa

Franciscus de Tausto (Tàuste/Hauste, d. 1698)

Franciscus de Tolosa (d. 1600)

Franciscus de Toralo (Francisco de Toral, ca. 1501-1571)

Franciscus de Torralva (Francisco de Torralva, ca. 1550-1624)

Franciscus de Toulouse (Julia, d. 1678)

Franciscus de Turro (Francisco de Torres, fl. early 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Turrojuncilo (Francisco de Torrejoncillo, fl. mid to later 17th cent.)

Franciscus de Vacchariis, see: Franciscus Vaccari

Franciscus de Valdobbiadene (dal Bosco/Il Castagnaro), see: Franciscus de Bosco

Franciscus de Valdorayno (Francisco de Valderrayn, fl. later 18th cent.)

Franciscus de Vergara (Francisco de Vergara, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscus de Vicenza, see: Franciscus de Barbarano

Franciscus de Vietri di Potenza, see: Franciscus de Franchis da Vietri di Potenza

Franciscus de Villalpando (Francisco de Soto/Francisco Villalpando, d. 1797)

Franciscus de Vitoria († 1533, Lima)

Franciscus Diago (Francisco Diago, fl. c. 1700)

Franciscus Diaz de San Buenaventura, see: Franciscus de Sancta Bonaventura

Franciscus Diaz (Francisco Diaz de San Buenaventura, fl. later seventeenth cent.)

Franciscus di Gazzuolo (Francesco Gazzuolo, 31, 07, 1546, Gazzuolo - 11, 03, 1620, Mantua)

Franciscus Doctor>>>

Franciscus Durandus (Francisco Durán, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscus Durant (fl. 14th cent.)

Franciscus Eiximenis (Francesc Eiximenis, ca. 1330, Gerona - April 1409, Perpignan)

Franciscus Esquina (Francisco Esquina, d. 1663)

Franciscus Estapoll (Francisco Estapoll, 1641-1718)

Franciscus Faunus (Francisco Fauno, fl. early 17th cent.)

Franciscus Fabrianensis (2, 09 1251, Fabriano - 22, 04, 1322, Fabriano) beatus

Franciscus Felix de Molina (1592-1650)

François Feuardent (1539, Coutanges - 7, 01, 1610, Bayeux)

Franciscus Figueroa (Francisco Figueroa, fl. late 16th cent.)

Franciscus Fournier (François Fournier, 1752-1818)

Franciscus Garceus (Francisco Garcés; Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo, 1738-1781)

Franciscus Georgius de Venetiis (Francesco Zorri/Zorzi, 1460-1540)

Franciscus Geiger, see: Franciscus Tiburtius Geiger

Franciscus Gianozzi (Francesco Gianozzi da Capranica, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus Gioja, see: Franciscus Maria de Neapoli

Franciscus Gomez (Francisco Gómez, d. 1611)

Francesco Gazzuolo, see: Franciscus di Gazzuolo

Franciscus Gonzaga

Franciscus Gothi (Le Goust, d. 8 Febr. 1480)

Franciscus Grassus (Francesco Grassi d'Arbe, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus Guzmán de Toledo (Franciscus Gotmanus, Francisco Guzmán,fl. early sixteenth cent.)

Franciscus Hebelinus (Francisco Hebelino, fl. late 17th cent.)

Franciscus Henno (François Henno, fl. early 18tth cent.)

Franciscus Henricus Aquinatis (François Henri d’Acquin, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Franciscus Herrera (Franciscus Herrera, fl. c. 1670)

Franciscus Horatius Olivarius de Penna (Francesco Horatio della Penna di Billi/Pennabilli, 1680-1745)

Franciscus Hurtado (Francisco Hurtado, d. 1628?)

Franciscus Hurtado de Mendoza (Francisco Hurtado de Mendoza, fl. early 17th cent.)

Franciscus Isabella (Francisco Isabella, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Franciscus Izquierdo (Francisco Izquierdo, fl. ca. 1800)

Franciscus Jiménez (Francisco Jiménez, d. 1537 or 1547)

Franciscus Jiménez de Cisneros (1436, Torrelaguna (Madrid) - 1517, Roa (Burgos))

Franciscus Josephus de Bussmannshausen (Busmanshausen/von Roth, d. 1697)

Franciscus Josephus de Cintruenigo (Francisco José de Contruenigo, d. 1730)

Franciscus Josephus de Jaca (Francisco José de Jaca, ca. 1646-ca. 1689)

Franciscus Lambertus (François Lambert d’Avignon, 1487-1530)

Franciscus Lazarus de Goyta (Francisco Lázaro de Goyti, fl. c. 1670)

Franciscus Lector provinciae Calabriae Ordinis Minorum (fl. late 13th cent.)

Franciscus le Clerc du Tremblay, see: Josephus Parisiensis

Franciscus Legionensis (Francisco de Leon, fl. c. 1462)

Franciscus Lekszycki, see: Franciszek Lekszycki

Franciscus Leoni (Francesco Leoni, 1702-1775)

Franciscus Le Roux (1632-1696)

Franciscus Lichetus de Brixia (second half 15th cent-first half 16th cent.)

Franciscus Longo, see: Franciscus Corolianus

Franciscus López de Solís (Francisco, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus Lopez Valdemoro (Francisco López Valdemoro, fl. c. 1660)

Franciscus Maldonado (fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Maninconius (Francesco Manicombi da Sonnino, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus Maria Angeli (Francesco Maria/Padre Rivotorto, d. 1697)

Francis Maria Casini (1648, Aresso-1719, Rome)

Franciscus Maria de Alassio (Giancardi, 1603-1670)

Franciscus Maria de Bergamo (Francesco Maria da Bergamo/Quadrio, 1705-1773)

Franciscus Maria de Bononia (Capelli, 1601-1668)

Franciscus Maria de Bruxelles (Caesens, d. 1713)

Franciscus Maria de Capellis (Francesco Maria dei’Capelli, d. 1668)

Franciscus Maria Vici da Fano, see: Franciscus Vici (further down)

Franciscus Maria de Ferrara (fl. later 18th cent.)

Franciscus Maria de Genua, see: Franciscus Maria Genuensis

Franciscus Maria de Lecce (d. 1719)

Franciscus Maria de Neapoli (de Posillippo/Goija, d. 1670)

Franciscus Maria de Lutetia (François Marie de Paris/Jablier, 1634-1714)

Franciscus Maria de Reims (François Marie de Reims, d. 1660)

Franciscus Maria de Salemi (Francesco Maria da Salemi; Antonio Passalacqua, 1638-1701)

Franciscus Maria de Tours (d. 1709)

Franciscus Maria Genuensis (d. 1641)

Franciscus Maria Leoni (fl. 18th cent.)

Franciscus Maria Parisiensis, see: Franciscus Maria de Lutetia

Franciscus Marianus de Turre (Francisco Mariano de Torres, fl. mid 18th cent.)

Franciscus Maria Pugnetti (Francesco Maria Pugnetti da Piacenza, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus Martinus (Francisco Martínez, fl. c. 1730)

Franciscus Maria Vici Faventis, see: Franciscus Vici (Francesco Vici da Fano), further down

Franciscus Martius (Francesco Martii da Pergola, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus Mascarenas (Francisco Mascareñas, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus Maurus Hispellatis (Francesco Mauri da Spello, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus Maurus Montegranarensis (Francesco Mauri da Montegranaro, fl. ca. 1600)

Franciscus Mercorius de Maddaloni (1722-1807)

Franciscus Michaelus de Padua (d. ca. 1472)

Franciscus Molina (Francisco Molina y Marín, fl. eighteenth cent.)

Franciscus Monachus (Franciscus Smunck, ca. 1490-1565)

Franciscus Monteroni (17th cent.)

Franciscus Morenus (Francisco Moreno de Robles, fl. later 17th cent.)

Franciscus Navarro (Francisco Navarro, fl. c. 1700)

Franciscus Nicolai (fl. ca. 1500)

Franciscus Nugent (d. 1635)

Franciscus Nuñez (Francisco Núñez, fl. c. 1570)

Franciscus Ortiz Arias (Francisco Ortiz Arias, fl. c. 1580)

Franciscus Ortiz Lucio (Francisco Ortiz Lucio, fl. c. 1580?)

Franciscus Ortiz Yanez (1497-1547)

Franciscus Ovando (Francisco Ovando Mogollon de Parades, fl. late 16th cent.)

Franciscus Panigarola (1548, Milan-1594, Asti)

Franciscus Pareja (Francisco Pareja, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscus Parisiensis, see: Franciscus Maria de Parisia

Franciscus Pereus de Conceptione (Francisco Peris de la Concepción, d. 1701)

Franciscus Peri (d.1771)

Franciscus Petrus dei Cordi de Montepuliano (d. 1513)

Franciscus Pichon Merinero (Francisco Pichón Merinero, fl. c. 1660)

Franciscus Pisciottus (Francesco Pisciotta da Corrigliano, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus Pitigiani d'Arezzo (ca. 1533-1616, Mantua)

Franciscus Pizarroso (Francisco Pizarroso, d. 1646)

Franciscus Pontislongi (Francesco Pontelonghi da Faenza, fl. 17th cent.)

Franciscus Quaresmius (Francisco Quaresmio, fl. forst half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Regis (Franciscus de Koning/François Le Rois, d. 1544)

Franciscus Ripanti (Aesinus/François de Jesi, d. 1549)

Franciscus Robles (fl. ca. 1533)

Franciscus Robles y Ortega (Francisco Robles y Ortega, fl. late 17th cent.)

Franciscus Rodriguez Parada (Francisco Rodríguez Parada, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Franciscus Romeu (Francisco Romeu, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus Rychlowski, see: Fransciszek Rychlowski

Franciscus Salcedo (Francisco Salcedo, d. 1600)

Franciscus (Sanchez) del Campo (fl. c. 1500)

Franciscus Sanchez (Francisco Sánchez, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Sansone (1414, Brescia - 26, 10, 1499, Florence)

Franciscus Santelicis, see: Franciscus de Santelico

Franciscus Sebastianus Altdorfensis (Franziskus Sebastianus von Altdorf, 1633-1698)

Franciscus Seggiari (Francesco Seggiari da Manfredonia, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Sera (Francisco Sera, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus Serranus (Francisco Serrano, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscus Solanus (Franciscus Solano, d. 1610)

Franciscus Solier (Francisco Solier, d. 1675)

Franciscus Sordelli (d. 1443)

Franciscus Soriano (Francisco Soriano, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscus Soto (Francisco Soto y Marne, fl. early eighteenth cent.)

Franciscus Spoletinus (floruit ca. 1340)

Franciscus Suarez (Francisco Suárez, fl. late 17th cent.)

Franciscus Subirats (Francisco Subirats, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Suriano (fl. later fifteenth cent.)

Franciscus Tejada (Franciscus Tejada y Velasco/Francisco de San Buenaventura, d. 1760)

Franciscus Tenorio (Francisco Tenorio, fl. early 16th cent.)

Franciscus Tiburtius Geiger (1755-1843)

Franciscus Titelmans (d. 1538)

Franciscus Tonarelli de Bagnone (Francesco Tonarelli da Bagnone, 1610-1692)

Franciscus Vaccari (Franciscus de Vacchariis/Francesco Vaccari da Argenta, fl. late 15th cent.)

Franciscus Varela (Francisco Varela, d. 1630)

Franciscus Vázquez (Francisco Vázques/de Asis, fl. early 18th cent.)

Franciscus Velazquez (Francisco Velázquez, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Franciscus Vervoort (ca. 1495-1555)

Franciscus Vici (Francesco Vici da Fano, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscus Visdomini (Francesco Visdomini da Ferrara/Franceschino Visdomini, fl. 16th cent.)

Franciscus Wervensis (Frans van den Werve)

Franciscus Weyler (Franz Weyler, fl. c. 1500)

Franciscus Willer (Wiler) (fl. c. 1500)

Franciscus Zichenius( d. ca. 1559)

Franciscus Zorri, see: Franciscus Georgius (further above)

Franciszek Lekszycki (d. 1668)

Fransciszek Rychlowski (1611-1673)

François Le Roi, see: Franciscus Regis

Frater Lucas/Frère Luc, see: Lucas Franciscus

Fredericus, see also Federicus

Fredericus de Brunswick (Friedrich von Braunschweig, late 14th cent.)

Fredericus de Erlenbach (Erlenbacensis, d. ca. 1496)

Fredericus (Federicus) de Pernstein (fl. ca. 1320)

Fredericus de Regensburg

Fredericus de Saarburgo (14th cent.)

Fredericus Mykonius (fl. first half 16th cent.)

Fredericus Stuemel

Fremin Capitis (fl. 16th cent.)

Frère Luc, see: Lucas Franciscus

Fulcherius de Zuccola (Fulcherio di Zuccola, d. 1293)

Fulgentius Bossaert (Fulgentius de Steenvoorde, 1746)

Fulgentius Bottens (1636-1717)

Fulgentius de Steenvoorde, see: Fulgentius Bossaert

Fulgentius Estella (Fulgenzio Stella, fl. seventeenth cent.)

Fulgentius Ferot (Fulgence Ferot, fl. 18th cent.)

Fulgentius La Mothe (d. 1674)

 

 

 

  



 

 

 

Fabian de Hungaria (14th cent.)

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editions

Speculum Vitae B. Francisci et Sociorum Eius (Venice, 1504)>>>?check

 

 

 

 

Fabius Sini (Fabio Sini da Monreale, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Joined the order in the Umbria province (Monreale friary?). Renowned preacher, who preached in many of the major churches of Rieti, Foligno and Spoleto, and in the Franciscan churches of Piacenza, Padua, Florence, Palermo en elsewhere. He completed his course of studies at the Collegoum S. Bonaventurae in 1608, and fulfilled stints as lector at the study houses of Piacenza, Pisa, Ferrara, Aquila, Florence, and Palermo, to become regent in the Naples studium. He was provincial secretary in 1624. He led his province as commissarius generalis the same year, and again in 1629 and 1630, and in 1630 he was also made guardian of the Perugia friary. This appointment was only for a few months, as he was appointed to the position of provincial minister of Saxony, also to help guide the fight against Protestantism. He eventually returned to Italy, where he lived in the major Conventual friary of Rome. There he also acted as confessor and as personal theologian of Cardinal Girolamo Colonna. He died in his nineties on 26 May 1670.

editions

Sei ragionamenti delli affetti mistici tratti dal Cantico di Salomone (ROme: Andrea Fei, 1640).

Spiritualis industria pro confessione (Rome: Battista Robletti, 1641).

Opusculum de Casibus Consientiae?

De insensata cura mortalium?

Manuale Sacrum pro intelligenda Sacra Scriptura?

De iudiciis Astrologorum parvipendendis?

De studio litterarum non abdicando?

De morbo epidemiali, & eius cura?

literature

Wadding-Fonseca, Pandzic, Annales Minorum XXXI (ed. 1956), 473; Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 171-173; Sbaralea, Supplementum ad Scriptores (ed. 1806), 234.

 

 

 

 

Fabricius (Fabrizio Monte Bugnoli, >>>>)

OFMObs.>>>>

literature

C. Piana, Fabrizio Monte Bugnoli, un filosofo dell’Osservanza di Bologna (s.l. 1996).

 

 

 

 

Faustino Tasso (1541-1597)

Observant friar from Venice, (anti-judaic) preacher and apologist. Also involved with the Venetian Accademia degli Uranici.

editions

Venti ragionamenti familiari sopra la venuta del Messia. Del R.P. Faustino Tasso, minore osseruante. Fatti in Napoli ad alcuni hebrei (...) l'anno 1575. (...) Con due tavole: vna de ragionamenti; l'altra delle materie notabili (...)(Venice: appresso Gio. Antonio Rampazetto, 1585). Available via Google Books.

Le historie de' successi de' nostri tempi, del R. P. Faustino Tasso vinitiano de' minori osseruanti, diuise in tredici libri. Nelle quali si contengono tumulti, ribellioni, seditioni, tradimenti, ... & altre cose occorse fra catolici, & heretici, dal fine dell'anno 1561 fino al principio dell'anno 1580 (Venice: appresso Domenico, & Gio. Battista Guerra, fratelli, 1583).

Libro primo nel quale si tratta quello che sii Conuersione. Opera vtilissima per quelli, che desiderano viuere in gratia di Dio. All'Illustr.mo e Reuer.mo Cardinale d’Vrbino (Venice: appresso Domenico & Gio. Battista Guerra, 1578).

Libro secondo nel quale si tratta del mezzo col quale il peccatore si dee conuertire. All’Illustr.mo e Reuer.mo Cardinale Borromeo (Venice: appresso Domenico & Gio. Battista Guerra, fratelli, 1578).

Libro terzo nel quale si tratta dell'opere, che dee far il peccatore dopo la sua conuersione. Con la spositione dell'oratione Domenicale. All'Ill.re Commendatore il cavaliere Arimondo (Venice: appresso Domenico & Gio. Battista Guerra, fratelli, 1578).

De'sermoni in honore della beata Vergine, sopra l'euangelio, exurgens Maria abijt in Montana. E sopra il Magnificat anima mea Dominum. Del R.P. Faustino Tasso, de' Minori osseruanti, 2 Vols. (Venice: presso Gio. Battista Somasco, 1587).

Il Primo( -secondo) Libro Delle Rime Toscane Del R. Faustino Tasso. Raccolte Da Diversi Luoghi & Date in Luce Da G. Campeggio (Turin: Appresso Francesco Dolce e compagni, 1573).

Oratione della felicita, e del sommo bene (...) publicamente recitata in Vinetia nell'Academia d'Uranici il giorno decimo di Giugno l'anno 1587. Al Sereniss. Principe Pasqual Cigogna, et Illustriss. Signoria di Vinetia (Venice: Presso Domenico Imberti, 1587). A lecture in honor of the start of the Academia d'Uranici in Venice.

Constitutioni e decreti della Congregatione Generale Napolitana, nel celeberrimo conuento di S. Maria della Noua. Sotto il Reuerendiss. padre F. Francesco Tolosa (...) bene, e canonicamente celebrata l'anno 1591. Tradotti dal latino nel volgare dal r.p.f. Faustino Tasso (Venice: appresso Domenico Farri, 1591).

Parafrase sopra i sette salmi penitentiali. Del R. P. Faustino Tasso (...) Con gli argomenti nel principio de tutti i Salmi, & una diuotissima oratione nel fine (...) Con sette essercitij spirituali (...) (Venice: appresso Domenico Farri, 1591)

literature

Giovanni degli Agostini, Notizie Istorico-critiche intorno la vita, e le opere degli Scrittori Viniziani (Venice, 1754) II, 509f; Michele Maylender, Storia delle Accademie d’Italia, 5 Vols. (Bologna-Trieste: Cappelli, 1926-1930) V, 412-413.

 

 

 

 

Faustinus Tusculanus (Faostino da Toscolano/Luca di Domenico Bartoli, 1595-1679)

OFMRif. Italian friar. Joined the order at the S. Maria della Spineta friary near Fratta Todina on April 17, 1617. Ordained priest om March 7, 1626. Learned Arabi in Rome, in the S. Pietro in Montorio friary. Was invited to join Dionisio Canossa, prospected guardian of Jerusalem for the OFMRif, but this was delayed after the death of Canosa, which meant a sojourn in Naples in the Santa Chiara monastery, prior to a renewed invitation by Canosa's successor, Paolo da Lodi. A journey via Messia to Alexandria, Rosetta, Cairo, and Damietta, brought Faostino to Jerusalem in March 1633. He worked for a while as a pilgrim guide, as guardian of the Bethlehem friary, and he was subsequently sent to Constantinopel in 1634 to appeal to the Sultan in a conflict over the holy places with representatives of the Grek Orthodox Church. Due to Ottoman warfare with Persia, Faostino had to seek out the Ottoman army, and was only able to obtain partial reassurances once he had presented himself in the Ottoman headquarters near Merdin. Back in Jerusalem in 1636, he helped Pietro da Montepeloso with the compilation of his Holy Land chronicles, and worked as a secretary for Giacinto da Verona and for Andrea d'Arco, the new guardian of the Holy Land province. In subsequent years, Faostino was repeatedly sent on delicate missions to help support the Franciscan presence in the Holy land, to neutralize the policies the Ottoman commander in Jerusalem, and to fend off Capuchin ambitions in the Holy Land. Eventually, Faostino traveled back to Italy and to several European courts, also to obtain financial support for the Franciscan Holy Land mission. In this context, he also transcribed the Croniche di Terra Santa of Francesco da Serino, and he took part in the Franciscan general chapter of Toledo (July 1658). He died at Trevi (Perugia province), in the San Martino friary, on February 19, 1679. He is known for his Itinerario di Terrasanta (dated 19 March 1654), and kept in a manuscript format in the Biblioteca comunale L. Leonii of Todi (MS 204). It is a lengthy itinerary in a diary format that covers 509 manuscript pages, divided into 63 chapter of unequal length. It more or less covers the period 1633-1643 and also contains itineraries for pilgrims and info concerning what they can see in various places in the Holy Land. It also contains indulgences information, additional liturgical and prayer texts, and closes with the author's return to Italy, his sojourn in Venice and his longer stay in Rome. The descriptions of the Holy Land and other regions present in this work contain a wealth of information on plants, customs, legends, roads, and peoples. It apparently also contains one of the first European descriptions of the way to prepare and drink coffee.

manuscripts

Itinerario di Terrasanta: Biblioteca comunale di Todi L. Leonii, MS 204.

literature

Croniche ovvero Annali di Terra Santa del p. Pietro Verniero da Montepeloso, ed. G. Golubovich, 3 Vols. (Florence, 1929) I, LXIII & III, 120, 146, 234; Croniche o Annali di Terra Santa del p. Francesco da Serino, ed. T. Cavallon (Florence, 1939), xiif.; Annales minorum XXIX, ed. A. Chiappini (Florence, 1948), 567; Walter Bianchini, 'Faostino da Toscolano', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 44 (1994)[http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/faostino-da-toscolano_(Dizionario-Biografico)/ ], with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Faustus Garganellus (Fausto Garganello da Bologna, fl. first half 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Had already completed his studies in law when he joined the order. There he studied theology and also focused in actions and writings on the edification of interior man and on the exact performance of rites and ceremonies, and the obligations of the rule. he was made guardian of the Bitonto in 1635. Thereafter guardian of the Santi XII Apostoli friary in Rome. Again guardian of Bitonto in 1643. In between these stints as guardian, he was in 1630 appointed visitator and superintendent for the visitation of all Franciscan seminaries in the Bologna province, and later he would be appointed to do the same for all Italian provinces. Also visitator and president of the Polish and Russian provincial chapter. Aparently in conflict in Poland over issues of religious rites and ambitions of rivalling Conventual factions. Back in Italy in 1637, he was visitator in Puglia (San Niccolò province) and acting provincial of England (?), provincial commissioner of the Bologna province in 1638 and provincial minister of the same province in the same year. He died several years later in the Bologna province

editions

Caeremonialis Ordo Romanus ad usum Fratrum Minorum Conventualium S. Francisci, hinc inde collectus (...) (Bologna; Giovanni Rossi, 1631/Florence: Pietro Nestio, 1631). Published anonymously with support of and for use in the order.

Avvisi di Composizione Religiosa (Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1647). Published anonymously with support of and for use in the order. Several reprints would follow in Perugia, FLorence, Palermo, and elsewhere.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 173-175; Gaetano Melzi, Dizionario di opere anonime e pseudonime di scrittori italiani (...) (Milan: Luigi di Giacomo Pirola, 1848) I, 105; Dizionario biografico universale II, 974.

 

 

 

 

Federicus Bencivenni (1759-1829)

OFMCap. Friar from the Bologna region (San Giovanni in Persiceto). Entered the order in March 1776. Lector, preacher, guardian, definitor. Bishop of Bertinoro and Sarcina (1817).

manuscripts/editions

Homiliae>>>

literature

Elogio di Monsignor Federico Bencivenni Persicetano, vescovo di Bertinoro e Sarsina (1838); Michelangelo da Rossiglione, Cenni biografici e ritratti di Padri dell’ordine cappuccino sublimati alle dignità ecclesiastiche (Rome, 1910) II, no. 9-12; M.-Th. Disdier, ‘Bencivenni’, DHGE VII,1050.

 

 

 

 

Federicus Pellegrinus (Federico Pellegrini da Bologna/Federigo, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMConv. Lenten preacher. Also public lector/preacher of Sacred Scripture in the San Petronio church (Vesper lectures). These lectures formed the basis for several of his works of religious edification.

editions

Discorso spirituale sopra il Miserere del R.P.M. Federico Pellegrini minor conuentuale. Altre volte da lui esplicato nella Collegiale di S. Petronio. Con la tauola di tutte le cose contenute in esso (...) (Bologna: Giovanni Rossi, 1579). Accessible via Google Books.

Oratione di Davide (Bologna: Giovanni Rossi, 1579).

I Salmi penitentiali, 4 Vols. (Bologna: Giovanni Rosi, 1585-1587). The first volume is accessible via Google Books.

Conversione del peccatore overo riforma della mala vita dell'huomo. Del R.P. Maestro Federico Pellegrini. Opera, nellaquale dichiarando l'Autore i Salmi Penitentuali, vi sparge molta Sacra Dottrina, e la riempie d'infiniti Concetti, di Dottrina Scholastica, di Senso Literale, di Dogmi, di Contemplationi, d'Orationi, di Meditationi, di Essercitationi, e d'altri essercitii Spiritiali, cavati da Santi Dottori, da Sacri Theologi, e da altri pij, e Cattolici Autori: Utilissima ad ogni persona, che desidera acquistarsi la vita eterna, e necessara ad ogni Religioso, per i molti Casi di Conscienzi, che per essa sono sparsi, 2 Vols. (Venice: Antheo Viotti & Barezzo Barezzi, 1591). In any case the second volume is accessible via Google Books.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 175-176.

 

 

 

 

Felix Bergomensis (Felice Passerà, 1610-1702)

Lay Capuchin friar in the Brescia province, infirmarer and specialist of medical herbs.

editions

Il nuovo tesoro degl'arcani farmacologici Galenici, Chimici, & Spargirici. Consagrat alla Principessa di Castiglione (...), 2 Vols. (Venice: Giovanni Parè, 1688-1689). At least the second volume is accessible via Google Books.

Pratica uniuersale nella medicina: overo annotazioni sopra tutte le infermità più particolari che giornalmente sogliono avvenire ne corpi umani (Milan: Carlo Antonio Malatesta, 1693).

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 87; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 221; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 346 & III (Appendix); Valdemiro, I conventi ed i Cappuccini bergamaschi: memorie storiche (1883), 193-196; Lexicon Capuccinum, 573 (with some additional bibliographical references); Angelo D’Ambrosio, "Herbis non verbis redeunt in corpora vires'. I rimedi curativi nell’Italia del Seicento: Felice Passera da Bergamo e Francesco Dal Bosco di Valdobbiadene, speziali e infermieri cappuccini', Collectanea Franciscana 86:3-4 (2016), 669-705.

 

 

 

 

Felix Bini (Felice Bini Assiensis, fl. first half 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Doctor of theology, cusos and general commissarius of the Sacro Convento of Assisi.

manuscripts

Opuscula de Civitate Assisii, et de Patria Propertii?

editions

Mensa Spirituale (Perugia: Heredi di Pietro Tomasi, 1645).

Thema salutis XV?

Thematum in Orationem Dominicam, una cum Apologia in Salutationem Angelicam?

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 176-177; Cesare Orlandi, Delle città d'Italia e sue isole adjacenti compendiose notizie. Notizie sacre, e profane, Tomo Secondo (Perugia: Nella Stamperia Augusta, 1772), 263; Collectanea Franciscana 3 (1933), 92.

 

 

 

 

Felix Brandimartis (Felice Brandimarte/Felice da Castelvetrano, fl. second half 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Sicilian friar from Castelvetrano. Became a member of the Capuchin Palermo province in 1646. Fulfilled several administrative and educational functions in the order. He was lector of theology and provincial preacher, as well as provincial definitor and provincial (elected at the provincial chapter of 27 October 1679). Acted as advisor for the Inquisition in the Kingdom of Sicily. Several of his works reached the printing press.

editions

Sapientiae Tubae Scientia, Idest Tractatus Scholasticus de Arte Concionandi (Palermo, 1667).

L’arco trionfale. Panegirico di S. Rosalia (Palermo, 1669).

Sermoni per alcuni santi ed uno per S. Rosalia vergine Palermitana (Palermo, 1669).

Panegirici Sacri di diversi Santi occorrenti nell'anno con l'aggiunta di quattro prediche nel geno deliberatiuo, et vn'indice copioso di tutte le materie più notabili, e della Scrittura Sacra (Palermo: Domenico d'Anselmo Imp. Abbas Ian nuzzo G. & V. G. Imp.. R. Ioppulus, 1677). Also available via Google Books.

Tractatus scholasticus de arte sacra concionandi (Palermo, 1667).

Cursus Theologicus ad Mentem Scoti per Quatuor Annos Iuxta Quatuor Sententiarum Libros Commodis Lectionibus Distributus, 5 Vols. (Palermo, 1685).

literature

Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum (Venice, 1747); Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 221; Antonino da Castellamare, Storia dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo, 1924) III, 200, 206; Maximilian Neumayr, Die Schriftpredigt im Barock (Paderborn, 1938), 185; Egidio da Modica, Catalogo dei scrittori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo, 1930), 54-55; A. Teetaert, ‘Brandimarte’, DHGE X, 417; LexCap, 575 (with additional references to older literature); Samuele Giombi, 'Sacra eloquenza: percorsi di studio e pratiche di lettura', in: Libri, biblioteche e cultura nell'Italia del Cinque e Seicento, ed. Edoardo Barbieri Danilo Zardin (Milan: Vita & Pensiero, 2002), esp. 204-205; Paola Celi, Un maestro dell'oratoria sacra del Seicento: Felice Brandimarte da Castelvetrano, PhD Diss. (Università di Messina, 2012) [available at http://cab.unime.it/tesi/1364/ ]

 

 

 

 

Felix Brunori (Felice Brunori da Montescudolo, fl. second half 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Member of the Bologna province Important Lenten preacher. Preached the Lenten cycle in Modena (1674), Genoa (1675), Pavia (1676), Milan (1677), Parma (1678), Cesena (1679), Turin (1680), in the cathedral of Savona (1681), in the St. Anthony Balica in Padua (1682), in the SS. Apostoli friar of Rome (1683), Bologna (1684), Verona (1685), Ravenna (1686), Ancona (1687), Ascoli (1690), Piacenza (1691), Urbania (1692), Orvieto (1693).

editions

Discorsi Panegirici in lode della mircacolosa Apparizione di Maria Vergine vicino à Savona, e del famoso Miracolo della Colonna nella Cattedrale (Genua: Antonio Giorgio Franchelli, 1681).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 177; Gli scrittori d'Italia cioè Notizie storiche, e critiche intorno alle vite, e agli scritti dei letterati italiani del conte Giammaria Mazzuchelli bresciano, Volume II Parte IV (Brescia: Giambatista Bossini, 1763), 2231-2232.

 

 

 

 

Felix Ciatti (Felice Ciatti da Perugia, fl. first half 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Born in Bettona and raised in Perugia. Regent of the Conventual studia of Pisa. Urbino, Perugia, Florence and given the title of perpetual definitor on May 10, 1636. Member of the Bolognese Academia degli Insensati, of the Perugian Accademia degli Sonnolenti and the Accademia degli Incogniti in Venice. He apparently accompanied the Conventual master general Berardicelli during his visit of the German and Bohemian provinces. Later general commissioner (1638) and subsequently provincial minister of the Umbrian/Assisi province (1639). He would have died at a relatively young age in the Spello friary on 16 October 1642. Known for his historical/antiquitarian interests (especially concerning Perugia) and for his writings on specific devotional and hagiographical topics.

manuscripts

Apologia pro fragmentis Berosii Chaldaei?

Poesie diverse dell'Autore?

De Sepulchro Christi Salvatoris?

De mystica litterarum significatione?

De Minoritis Perusinis illustribus?

etc.

editions

In funere r. adm. patris magistri Francisci Vecchij a Senis, Pisani Ordinis erem. S. Augustini, Oratio a.r.p.m. fratre Faelice Ciatto Perusino inter Somnolentos Accad. Sopito, Ordinis min. conuent. S. Francisci, Pisis regente, in Ecclesia S. Nicolai habita, septimo idus Iulij 1624 et per fratrem Io. Iacobum Bonacchelium Pisanum, S. Theol. Baccal. eiusdem Erem. Ordinis alumnum typis data (Pisa: Apud Ioannem Fontanum, 1624). Accessible via Google Books.

Paradosso historico nel quale si proua Perugia esser patria di Sesto Aurelio Propertio poeta elegiaco. Discorso accademico del m.r.p.m. Felice Ciatti perugino min. con. accademico insensato, e sonnolento, da lui recitato nell'Accad. Insensata sotto il principato dell'ill.mo sig.r conte Girollamo Bigazzini (...) (Perugia: appresso Angelo Bartoli, 1628). Accessible via Google Books.

Secondo paradosso historico, nel quale si da giuditio e parere sopra la bella, et antichissima statua di brzo già nel distretto di Perugia ritrouata et hora nell'Augustissima Galeria del Serenissmimo Gran Duca di Toscana conservata. Discorso academico (Perugia: appresso Angelo Bartoli, 1631). Accessible in Google Books.

Il Beato coronato: Mistalogia a lode di S. Stanislao (Perugia: nella stampa episcopale - appresso Angelo Bartoli, 1632).

Dell'origine della Chiesa Perugina, e suo primo Vescovo (Venice: Sarzina, 1634).

Discorso Academici de'Signori Incogniti havuti in Venetia nell'Academia dell'Illustriss. Sig. Gio. Francesco Loredani (Venice: Sarzina, 1635)

Delle memorie annali ed istoriche delle cose di Perugia, raccolte dal...P...Felice Ciatti, Perugino Francescano. Volume Primo. Distinto in tre parti, Nelle quali si descrive con varia eruditione Perugia etrusca, romana et augusta (...) all'Eminentissimo, e Reverendissimo Sig. Cardinal Benedetto Baldeschi vescovo di Perugia (Perugia: Appresso Angelo Bartoli, 1638). This work is partially accessible via Archive.org. Apparenty (according to Giovanni Franchini) four additional volumes appeared with the same printing press, but I have not yet been able to trace these.

Il Frate Academico, discorso per Academia?

Discorso accademico in lode del color bigio?

Ristretto dell'istoria del sacro anello di Maria Vergine che si conserua nella chiesa Catedrale di Perugia. Estratto dalle memorie annali, & istoriche delle cose di Perugia. Del p.m. Felice Ciatti minore conuentuale (Perugia: Eredi d'Angelo Bartoli & Angelo Laurenzi, 1649). Accessible via Google Books. The work also received a German translation: Mähel-Ring Mariae und Josephi. Das ist: kurzer, wahrhafftiger, gruendlicher Auszug unnd Inhalt, vom hochheiligen wunderthaedigen Maehel-Ring, durch und mit welchem die allerseeligiste, glorwuerdigiste Gottesgebaererin Maria dem H. Ioseph vermaelet worden (Salzburg: Johann Baptist Mayr, 1661). Accessible via Google Books.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 178-179.

 

 

 

 

Felix de Alamin (Félix de Alamín, d. ca. 1727)

OFMCap. Member of the Castilian province. Preacher and author of works of moral theology, anti-judaic and anti-muslim texts and treatises on the pursuit of Christian happiness. He attacked the mystical writings of the Spanish Carmelites Joseph de Jesus-Maria (Don Francesco de Quiroga) and Hugh of Balma, yet this apparently backfired.

editions

Falacias del demonio y de los vicios, que apartan del camino real del cielo, y de la perfeccion, y sus remedios Particulares, y generales. Declara qual sea el camino recto de la Virtud, y Perfeccion. Descubre muchas astucias del demonio, con que oculta los caminos veraderos, y propone los falsos. Preserve contra los errores de Molinos. Es obra utilissima a quien desea conocer las Falacias de Satanas, y librarse de sus lazos, come lo declara el Prologo. dividese en dos tomos (Madrid: Antonio de Zafra, 1693/Madrid: Blas de Villanueva, 1714). Accessible via www.europeana.eu and via Google Books.

Espejo de verdadera y falsa confession: dividese en cinco libros. El primero propone las señales conjeturales de veraderos, y falsos dolores, y propositos en las Confesiones de pecados mortales. El segundo declara, que debe hazer de su parte quien desea hazer una verdadera confession de los pecados mortales. El tercero propone los defectos accidentales, quentos, ò historias que se deben escusar, ò quitar en la Confession y el Methodo de confessar bien, sin defectos y con brevedad. El quarto descubre los defectos que cometen en la Confession los que frequentan los Sacramentos. El quinto manifiesta las circunstancias impertinentes, quentos, ò historias, ò escrupulos que deben evitar los que frequentan la Confession; y enseña à estos à confessar sin defectos (...) (1691/Madrid: Melchior Alvarez, 1695). The 1695 edition is accessible via Google Books.

Exortaciones a la segura observancia de los Mandamientos de la ley de Dios (...) siguiendo el Catecismo de San Pio Quinto (...) segun la intencion del Concilio Tridentino (...) (Madrid: Blas de Villanueva, 1714). Accessible via Google Books.

La Felicidad o Bienaventuranza natural y sobrenatural de el hombre: dividese en ocho tratados (...) (Madrid: Manuel Román-Vicente de Senossayn, 1723). Accessible via Google Books.

Impugnacion contra el Talmud de los Judios, Alcoran de Mahoma y contra los hereges: y segunda parte, de la religion christiana, apostolica, catholica y romana, dividese en cinco tratados. En el primero se refutan las mentiras, fabulas, y blasfemias, que contiene dicho Talmud, ò Biblia de los Judios, y que es contra la Ley de Moyses, contra la Natural, y Divina. En el secundo, se impugna el Alcoran de Mahoma, lleno de Fabulas ridiculas, contradicciones, mentiras, y blasfemias. En el tercero, se impugna ser falso, que Dios aya dado la Doctrina, que los Hereges publican. En el quarto, se trata de las grandes necedades, y muchos vicios, que los Gentiles cometian en la adoracion de sus falsos Dioses. En el quinto, se trata de las excelencias de la Fé Catholica, comparadas con la falsedad de las Sectas contrarias (Madrid: Lorenço Francisco Mojados, 1727). Accessible via Google Books. Apparently, a first attempt by Alamin to get this anti-judaic and anti-islamic work published in 1725 was thwarted by the ecclesiastical censors.

Thesoro de beneficios escondidos en el Credo, y motivos que inducen, y enfervorizan à agradecer, y corresponder à los muchos beneficios incluidos en cada Articulo. Dividese en tres tratados (...) (Madrid: Lorenço Francisco Mojados, 1727). Accessibla via Google Books.

Retrato del verdadero sacerdote y manual de sus obligaciones: dividese en tres tratados (...) (Barcelona: Juan Piferrer, 1747). Accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 86; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 251 & III, 220; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 344, 346; Bullarium OFMCap V, 366; DThCat I, 658; Andres de Palazuelo, Vitalidad Seráfica (Semblanzas Capuchinas), Primera Serie (Madrid: Bruno del Amo, 1931), 204-207; Lexicon Capuccinum, 572-573; Francois Soyer, Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early Modern Spain and its Empire (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2014), 54.

 

 

 

 

Felix de Bertinoro (Felice Sassi da Bertinoro, d. 1596.)

OFMCap. Member of the Bologna province. Preacher and order administrator. Active as general commissioner in France. wrote about the religious wars and Protestant heresies, as well as about the Francican rule. He died at Forlì.

editions

? to be continued...

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 85 ; Boverio, Annales II, 584; Lexicon Capuccinum 573-574 (with additional bibliographical references); Vincenzo Criscuolo, I Cappuccini e la Congregazione Romana: 1573-1595 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 1989), 195f; Gabriele Ingegneri, I Cappuccini in Emilia-Romagna: uomini ed eventi (Frati minori Cappuccini, 2004), ?

 

 

 

 

Felice da Cantalice (Porri, 1515-1587) sanctus (canonized on 22 May 1712)

OFMCap. Lay friar. After a youth spent working the fields, he joined the Capuchins as a lay friar in 1543. Was admired for his lifestyle by Carlo Borromeo, Pope Sixtus V and Filippo Neri. See the remarks of Stanislao da Campagnola, in ‘Un cinquecento francescano che contesta ‘novelle, poesie, historie e li prurienti canti’’, in: San Francesco e il Francescanesimo nella letteratura italiana dal rinascimento al romanticismo. Atti del Convegno Nazionale (Assisi, 18-20 maggio 1989), ed. Silvio Pasquazi (Rome, 1990), 81: ‘…nella Roma del Cinquecento, il santo ‘laico’ cappuccino Felice da Cantalice insegnava acantare a fanciulli e alle loro madri.’ > teach them appropriate religious songs, so that they would leave behind lascivious and other secular songs. See for more information on his life and works also the Wikipedia pages devoted to him: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_of_Cantalice and https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felice_da_Cantalice

editions/literature

Gabriele da Modigliana, Legendario Cappuccino V, 251-275; Peter Lechner, Leben der Heiligen aus dem Orden der Kapuziner I, 147-228; Etudes Franciscaines 33 (1921), 97-109; Lexicon Capuccinum, 574-575 (with additional bibliographical references and info on many vitae devoted to Felice from the late 16th century onwards); Processus Sixtinus fratris Felicis a Cantalice cum selectis de eiusdem vita vetustissimis testimoniis, ed. Mariano d’Alatri (Rome, 1964) [with on pp. 387-389 info on the carmina of friar Felice]; San Felice da Cantalice: i suoi tempi, il culto e la diocesi di Cittaducale dalle origini alla canonizzazione del santo; convegno di studi storici nel IV centenario della morte di S. Felice da Cantalice; Rieti-Cantalice-Cittaducale, 28 - 30 settembre 1987. Atti del convegno, ed. Giovanni Maceroni * Anna Maria Tassi (Rieti: Editrice Il Velino, 1990); Mariano D’Alatri, ‘Félix de Cantalice, cap. Le saint des rues de Rome’, in: Visages de saints et bienheureux capucins,7-35; Pietro Zarrella, ‘Un ignoto processo di beatificazione a Napoli per san Felice da Cantalice (1615)’, Collectanea franciscana 75 (2005), 103-157; Malgorzata Pabis & Janusz Tycner, Swiety Feliks przyjaciel dzieci (Cracow: Glos Ojca Pio, 2006).

 

 

 

 

Felicianus de Messina (Feliciano da Messina/Domenico Guargena/'Raffaello dei cappuccini', d. 1663)

OFMCap. Friar in the Messina province, celebrated painter. All of his paintings exectuted in Messina have been destroyed by earthquakes, but other works still remain. See especially the info provided by Giacchino Barbara mentioned below.

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum (1951), 132, 571-572; Gioacchino Barbara, 'Feliciano da Messina', DBI 46 (1996) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/feliciano-da-messina_%28Dizionario-Biografico%29/]; Wikipedia [https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenico_Guargena ]

 

 

 

 

Felix de Montecchio (Felice da Montecchio, d. 1732)

OFMCap. Member of the Picena province. One of the first Capuchin missionaries in Tibet (active there from 1704 onwards). After 22 years in the field, also as apostolic prefect for the Tibetan mission, he returned to Rome to act as secretary for the organisation of Capuchin missions. He died in Rome, leaving behind several writings on his missionary endeavors.

editions

Letters have been edited in Luciano Petech, I Missionari Italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal: I Cappuccini Marchigiani, 7 Vols. (Rome: Libreria dello Stato, 1952-1956) I, 4 etc.

literature

Clemente da Terzorio, Le missioni dei minori cappuccini (Rome, 1919-1920) VIII & IX, 2, 61; Streit-Dindinger, Bibliotheca Missionum VI, 13, 59, 79, 93; Bengal, Past & Present: Journal of the Calcutta Historical Society 8-9 (1914), 176; Lexicon Capuccinum 577 (with additional references); Hugh Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth: Collected writings on Tibetan history and culture, ed. Michael Aris (Serindia Publications, 1998), 412.

 

 

 

 

Felix de Nicosia (Felice da Nicosia, 1715-1787)

OFMCap. Born in Nicosia (Sicily on 5 November 1715 as Filippo Giacomo Amoroso. Was trained as a shoemaker in his father’s workshop. Yet he became impressed with the life of the local Capuchins, and when he was 20 years old he asked the guardian for admittance into the order. The guardian and the provincial minister declined his wishes more than once, only admitting him eight years later. He fulfulled his novitiate in Mistreta (entering as a novice on October 19, 1743, and receiving the name Felice). He made his full profession a year later. He became a friar in his home town, which was unusual within the Capuchin order, and fulfilled mendicant and menial tasks as quaestor. He quickly became known for his extraordinary devotion to Christ and the Virgin and for his fasting practices during Lent. He allegedly developed thaumaturgic and bilocational capacities. He died after a short illness on 31 March 1787. In line with his vow of obedience, he would have asked his guadian for permission to die. Felice was beatified on 12 February 1888 by Leo XIII. His relics were translated to Nicosia cathedral in 1891 to facilitate the growing numbers of pilgrims/venerators, and was canonized on 23 October 2005 by Benedict XVI..

editions

I fioretti di san Felice da Nicosia, ed. Mario Bertin & Salvatore Russo (Troina (EN): Città Aperta, 2005). Cf. Italia Francescana 80 (2005), 572-4.

vitae (incomplete selection)

Illuminato da Ischitella, Vita, virtù e miracoli del Venerabile Servo do Dio Fra Felice da Nicosia (Naples, 1838); Gaetano Giunta, Vita virtù e miracoli del venerabile servo di Dio Fra Felice da Nicosia laico professo dell'ordine de' Cappuccini e alunno della provincia di Messina in Sicilia (Naples: Stamperia Reale, 1838); Gesualdo de Luca da Bronte, Vita del Servo di Dio Felice da Nicosia (Catania, 1863); Giacinto da Belmonte, Compendio della vita del Beato Felice da Nicosia Cappuccino (Rome, 1888); Francesco da Montecolombo, Vita del Beato Felice da Nicosia (Rome, 1888); etc. many more hagiographical accounts followed.

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum, 578 (with references to older literature); Il Beato Felice da Nicosia e il suo tempo. Atti del primo convegno di studi storici, ed. S. Russo (Nicosia, 1998); S. Vacca, ‘Felice da Nicosia (1715-1787) nella storia e nella spiritualità cappuccina’, Laurentianum 45,3 (2004), 277-312; F. Santi Cucinotta, “Immaginare’ fra Felice da Nicosia (1715-1787). Per un’antropologia iconica ecumenica’, Laurentianum 45,3 (2004), 357-376; Mario Bertin, Il Santo senza parole. Fra Felice da Nicosia, Cappuccino (Troina (EN): Città Aperta, 2005). Cf. Italia Francescana 80 (2005); San Felice da Nicosia. Immagini devozionali e rassegna bibliografica (Enna: Il Lunario, 2005); Salvatore Russo, ‘La canonizzazione di Fra Felice da Nicosia’, Italia Francescana 80 (2005), 495-506; É tornato Fra Felice, ed. Remigio Targia (Adriano: Tipolitografia Ricca, 2006); Felice da Nicosia. Modello di santità per I nostri giorni. Atti del Secondo Convegno di Studi, ed. S. Vacca, Studi e Ricerche, N.S. 2 (Rome: Laurentianum, 2007); Salvatore Vacca, ‘I Cappuccini e San Felice (1715-1787) a Nicosia’, in: Francescanesimo e cultura nelle province di Caltanissetta ed Enna: Atti del Convegno di studio, Caltanissetta-Enna, 27-29 ottobre 2005, ed. Carolina Miceli, Biblioteca francescana di Palermo (Palermo: Officina di Studi Medievali, 2008), 295-319.

 

 

 

 

Felix de Pamplona (Felice Bretos da Pamplona, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Member of the Navarra province. Well-respected preacher, confessor and religious educator. Died as an octogenarian in 1701. Author of El Menor Predicador Capuchino (Pamplona: por Martin Gregorio Zavala, 1694). This work was apparently reprinted several times.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 87; Lexicon Capuccinum, 532, 578-579 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Felix de Sambuca (Felice da Sambuca/Giacchino M. Antonio Viscosi, 1734-1805)

OFMCap. Lay friar. Entered the order at the age of 21. Religious painter with an important reputation. He died in Palermo in December 1805. More info will follow.

literature

Emanuele Gambino, Fra Felice da Sambuca (Gioacchino Viscosi): pittore del 700 (1953); Pietro Griffo, Up-to-date Guide for the Visitor to the Monuments of Agrigento (Agrigento: Superint. Ant., 1956), 136; Fiamma Serafica (Palermo, 1933), 345-347; Gioacchino Barbera, 'Felice da Sambuca (al secolo Gioacchino Viscosi)', DBI 46 (1996) [ http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/felice-da-sambuca_(Dizionario-Biografico)/ ]; 'Fra'Felice da Sambuca di Sicilia - Itinerario culturle Terre', [http://movimentonelbelice.altervista.org/fra-felice-da-sambuca-di-sicilia-itinerario-culturale-terre-sicane/ ]

 

 

 

 

Felix Franceschini (Felice Franceschini da Cassia, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Vicar general and later general of the Conventuals. Eventually bishop of Andria. At the general chapter of 1625, he organised the re-evaluation of the Conventual statutes, as he found the 1617 statutes created/accepted under his predecessor Bagnacavallo too strict and rigorous with regard to the issue of poverty. The new constitutions received papal conformation on 15 May 1628. He also backed the publication of the new caeremoniale ordinis edited by Fausto Garganelli.

editions

Constitutiones Urbanae Fratrum Ordinis Minorum Conventualium (Rome: Imp. Cameralis, 1628).

Caeremonilis Ordo Romanus ad usum Minorum Conventualium, ed. Fausto Garganelli (Bologna: Eredi Giovanni Rossi, 1631).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 280-281.

 

 

 

 

Felice Gabrieli da Asculo (Felice Gabrielli/da Capradosso, 1603-1684)

OFMConv. Franciscan regent master at the St. Bonaventure college of Rome. Important Lenten preacher (a.o. in Parma, Vicenza, Ascoli, Modena, fano, Pasaro, Padua, Venice etc.). Author of numerous theological handbooks, disputations, etc.

editions

Conclusiones theologicae de fide et dominio paeside Adm. R.P. Mag. Felice Gabriellio de Asculo, publice propugnatae Romae in Basilica SS. 12. Apostolorum a Fr. Ludovico Vertua.. (Rome: Apud Franciscum Monetam, 1652).

Conclusiones theologicae de morali virtute iustitiae Praeside admodum Reu. P. Mag. Felice Gabriellio Collegij Romani D. Bonauentura Ordinis Minorum conu. regente publice propugnatae in Lycaeo Feliciano ad SS. Duod. Apost. a Fr. Gabriele Mainardo a Nicia eiusdem ord. & collegij conuictore. Anno 1652 .. (Rome: apud Franciscum Monetam, 1652).

Theologicae disputationes de praedestinatione sanctorum, & impiorum reprobatione. Ad mentem diui Bonauenturae, & Scoti Authore P.M. Felice Gabriellio de Asculo ... (Rome: Francesco Felice Mancini, 1653).

Theologicae disputationes de fide, spe, & charitate ad mentem diui Bonauenturae, & Scoti. Authore fratre Felice Gabriellio de Asculo artium, et sacrae theologiae doctore vniu., ord. min. con. S. Francisci ministro generali... (Rome: typis Ignatij Lazari, 1656).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 181-183.

 

 

 

 

Felice Maria da Napoli (Felice Maria García/Garzía/Gaspar García Alonzo Guzman, 1712-1788)

OFMCap. Italian friar from a noble family with Spanish roots. Born on February 6, 1712, probably in Naples. Joined the Capuchins in 1727 (Naples province, adopting the name Felice Maria da Napoli). Studied philosophy and theology at Naples, and was ordained priest in 1736. After that, he became a successful preacher for a number or years. When his health deteriorated, he became active as an author and translator. Hence he issued a series of Orazioni sacre (1747), an appendix of which included a proposal for an overhaul/modernisation of Capuchin studies (De instauratione studiorum). In the mean time he started on a large translation project: the production of an Italian version of  the nine-volume treatise La morale chrétienne by the Jansenist French author Pierre Floriot. For a while, this, as well as several of his other undertakings and opinions caused alarm among Felice’s superiors. He was accused of being an apostate and on May 4, 1752, he was formally condemned to 14 months in confinement and several of his clerical privileges were suspended (See condemnation sentence in MS Vatican Library, Vat.Lat. 12564, ff. 354ff.). Subsequently, Felice Maria obtained sufficient suport from Cardinal Passionei and the chaplain of the King of Naples, the progressive Catholic priest Celestino Galiani to overcome the verdict. In the mean time the nine volumes of his translation (Morale cristiana) were able to appear, and in 1763 he obtained the imprimatur from  the Roman church for the project as a whole, again in part thanks to the intervention of cardinal Passionei, after which Felice’s superiors were apparently appeased. Between 1753 and 1758, Felice also published a series of Italian translations of patristic works geared to current ecclesiastical issues and introducing Jansenist positions (such as the Raccolta di trattati, opuscoli, epistole e sermoni de' ss. padri intorno ai doveri degli ecclesiastici, tratti in italiano, e illustrati con co Subsequentlypiosissime note (Napoli 1753-1758), and he held a well-received laudatio in honor of the deceased cleric F. Ventura, in which Felice argued for the importance of a spiritual and intellectual life in servoce of civil and social progress. Renewed troubles came up authorities became weary of Felice's ongoing Jansenist flings, and his willingness to read and quote 'Protestant' legal scholars (including Grotius and Pufendorf), in works such as the l'Orazione ... per d. Carlo Carabba and the Funerali dello spettabilissimo ... d. Francesco Ventura, and especially when Felice wrote the Vindiciae potestatis ecclesiastiquae contra librum H. Grotii de imperio summarum potestatum. The fact alone that Felice used the prohibited works of Grotius caused iritation. This was enhanced when Felice initially refused to submit his work to the Roman censor. Due to dramatic health problems, Felice momentarily relented and retracted the text in 1763. It is unknown whether the text as such was destroyed or not. Recovering slightly from his health problems, he continued to write (a.o. the Apologia della morale cristiana, Orazioni degli uomini illustri raccolte, e pubblicate già alla peggio da M. F. Sansovino, Regola della vita, o de' costumi tratta dalla legge naturale che si mostra essere la stessa che la divina). In 1770,he attacked the enlightenment encyclopedist C.A. Pilati for his criticism of the church (Dimostrazione della ignoranza e della empietà dell'italiano anonimo scrittore delle Riflessioni.). Some time thereafter, Felice apparently offended the government of Naples. Fed up with his cantankerous and difficult disposition, the Neapolitan authorities wanted him to leave. Felice took up residence in Salerno. There, more or less living as an invalid, he obtained permission to leave the order (1772), and to become attached as a priest to the diocese of Naples. After that moment, he devoted much of his time to write a Storia della repubblica e dell’impero romano, a huge work. In all, 50-odd volumes were planned, Seventeen of these saw the printing press, of which the first appeared under his secular name D. Gasparo García in 1778. In this latter work, Felice had evolved from a pseudo-Jansenist to a moderist Deist position. Shortly before his death, Felice/Gasparo is once more to be found in Naples, where he died on 18 October 1788.

manuscripts

Quaresimale (1752).

Trattato della divinità di Gesù Cristo, e della verità della religione da lui insegnata, provata dalla santità della morale del suo Vangelo (1752).

Dimostrazione de' principali errori scorsi nelle opere del celebre Giangiacomo?

editions

Orazione in lode di s. Fedele de Sigmaringa, cappuccino, e protomartire ... (Naples: Per Felice Carlo Mosca, 1746). Available via Google Books.

Orazioni sacre (Naples, 1747) [with in an appendix the De instauratione studiorum]

Giudizio dato nel Giornale de' savi stampato in Parigi nel MDCCXLVI su i libri del signor d. Giuseppe Aurelio di Gennaro, consigliere del Sacro Regio Consiglio di Napoli, tratto dal francese in italiano (Naples, 1748).

Giudizio dato nel Giornale de' savi stampato in Parigi nel MDCCXLVI su i libri del signor d. Giuseppe Aurelio di Gennaro, consigliere del Sacro Regio Consiglio di Napoli, tratto dal francese in italiano (Naples, 1748).

Italian translation of La morale chrétienne by Floriot: Morale christiana, 9 Vols. (Naples, 1747-1752).

Allegazioni, 3 Vols. (Naples, 1750-1766).

Sermoni sopra i dolori della Madonna... (Naples, 1758).

Orazione di frate Felice-Maria da Napoli Cappuccino Recitata ne' funerali dello spettabilissimo presidente del supremo magistrato del commercio D. Francesco Ventura e intitolata All'Illustrissimo, e Reuerendissimo Signore Monsignor D. Benedetto Latilla... (Naples: Nella Stamperia Simoniana, 1760). Available via Google Books.

Raccoltà di trattati, opusculi, epistole e sermoni de’ SS. Padri greci e latini, intorno ai doveri degli ecclesiastici, 10 Vols. (Naples, 1753-1758).

Difesa per il p. Felice-Maria da Napoli cappuccino. Da proporsi avanti l'eccellentissimo d. Ludovico Galtieri nunzio apostolico nel regno di Napoli, e delegato della sanità di N.S. Papa Benedetto 14. nella presente causa (Naples, s.d.). Available via Google Books.

Rischiaramento del manifesto pubblicato in nome de' Zelanti sopra le controversie avute da fra Felice ... con suo superiore generale (Naples, 1763).

Dichiarazione e protesta... (Naples, 1763). For a manuscript version of this 'confession', see: Confessione generale dei peccati suoi: MS Rome, Biblioteca Nazionale, 34.8.B.4.7.

Apologia della morale cristiana ?

Orazioni degli uomini illustri raccolte, e pubblicate già alla peggio da M. F. Sansovino ?

Regola della vita, o de' costumi tratta dalla legge naturale che si mostra essere la stessa che la divina (Naples, 1763).

Vindiciae potestatis ecclesiastiquae contra librum H. Grotii de imperio summarum potestatum (1763) never published?

Replica di frate Felice... alle due istanze di d. Marcello Ferro sopra le disposizioni testamentarie della sua madre... ?

Funerali del fu regio consigliere d. Giuseppe-Aurelio di Gennaro, con alcuni pochi componimenti in sua lode, e con l'orazione di fra Felice (Naples, 1763).

Storia della repubblica e dell’impero romano contro qualla di Tito Livio, 17 Vols. (1778-1788).

Dimostrazione della ignoranza e della empietà dell’italiano anonimo scrittore delle Riflessione sopra la Chiesa (Salerno-Naples, 1770).

Ragionamento della eredità di d. Agnese Caterina Alonzo... contra il dottore d. Marcello Ferro ?

literature

Johann von Regensburg, Catalogus Scriptorum Ordinis Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum (Rome, 1852), 20; Melchior de Pobladura, Historia generalis Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum (Rome, 1948-1951) II, 214, 248, 285, 306, 326-327, 344, 361 & III, 558, 562; Lexicon Capuccinum, 577-578; Stanislas de Campagnola,‘Felice Maria Garzia da Napoli tra illuminismo e giansenismo’, Collectanea Franciscana 37 (1967), 33-88; R. Aubert, ‘García ou Garzía (Felice Maria)’, DHGE XIX, 1172-1173; Russo Raffaele, ‘Felice Maria da Napoli (1712-1788) – nota bibliografica’, Studi e ricerche francescane 10, 1-3 (1981), 163-194; Mario Ajello, ‘Felice Maria da Neapoli’, in: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 46 (1996), 577-578 [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/felice-maria-da-napoli_(Dizionario-Biografico)/].

 

 

 

 

Felipe Díez (d. 1601)

OFM. Portoguese friar. Active as a preacher in Lisbon and member of the Santiago (Saint Jacob) province. Died at Salamanca in 1601.

editions

Summa praedicantium ex omnibus locis communibus locupletissima, 2 Vols. (Salamanca: Ioannes Ferdinandus, 1589). At least the second volume is available via Google Books.

R.P.F. Philippi Diez Lusitani, ord. min. reg. observantiae, provinciae S. Iacobi Summa praedicantium : ex omnibus locis communibus locupletiss. ... : adverte candide lector, omnia, quae in hac summa, maximo cum labore ob Christi Iesu amorem, & proximorum utilitatem accumulavi, omnino diversa esse ab iis, quae in libris concionum à me dudum editis habentur, uti experimento poterit comprobare (Venice: Apud Damianum Zenarium, 1591). Available as a digital document at the Zentralbibliothek Zürich [http://www.e-rara.ch/doi/10.3931/e-rara-25581]

Quinze tratados en los quales se contienen muchas y muy excelentes consideraciones para los actos generales que se celebran en la Sancta Iglesia de Dios muy provechosos para los fieles christianos (Salamanca: Artus Taberniel, 1602). Available via Google Books.

R.P.F. Philippi Diez Lvsitani, ordinis minorum ... Dominicarvm aestivalivm concionum: quae à Dominica in Albis, vsque ad Pentecosten, [et] in rogationibus, [et] à Pentecoste, vsque ad Aduentum in omnibus Dominicis in Sancta Dei Ecclesia habentur (Salamanca: Ioannes Ferdinandus, 1585).

R.P.F. Philippi Diez Lvsitani ordinis minorvm ... qvadrvplicivm concionvm: quae quotidie à Dominica in Septuagesima vsque ad gloriosam Domini resurrectionem in Sancta Ecclesia habentur (Salamanca: Ioannes Ferdinandus, 1585 & 1590).

literature

Carlos Reza, ‘La Asunción de la Virgen según un célebre predicador español del siglo XVI: Fr. Felipe Díez’, LF 3 (1950), 51-57; Manuel de Castro, ‘Los padres Gabriel de Toro y Felipe Díez, escritores franciscanos del siglo XVI’, Cuadernos bibliográficos 28 (1972), 61-106; Gaspar Calvo Moraléjo, ‘María ‘Maestra y evangelizadora’ según Fr. Felipe Díez, OFM (d. 1601)’, Estudios marianos 46 (1981) [also issued separately as María "maestra y evangelizadora" según Fr. Felipe Díez, OFM. (+1601), ed. Horacio Santiago-Otero & Isaac Vázquez Janeiro, Humanismo, reforma y teología, 32 (Instituto Francisco Suárez, 1981)]; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografia de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid, 1982), 108 (no. 266).

 

 

 

 

Felix Matthioli (Felice Matthioli da Gualdo, d. 1685)

OFMConv. Born in Gualdo. Became a collegialis at the Collegium S. Bonaventurae in 1644. Subsequently baccalaureus conventus in Perugia and regent of the studium of Città di Castello. He fulfilled a definitor position and then became first regent of the studium of Fano and then of Rimini (1656). Resigning from his post in 1659 to take on a position as theologian of the papal nuntius of Cologne, a delay and annulment in this move caused his appointment as regent of the Conventual studium of Florence. Subsequently visitator studium of the Roman province and the Tuscany province. Superior of the Sacro Convento in Assisi and elected provincial of the Assisi province in 1667. Later in life personal theologian/confessor of the Duke of Parma. Due to epilepsy-attacks, he became bed-ridden and died in Acquasparta on 13 November 1685.

editions

Un Panegirico in lode di S. Tomaso da Villanova, detto in S. Agostino di Rimini (Rimini: Simbeni, 1659).

Prediche Quaresimali del Maestro Felice Mattioli da Gualdo Minor Convent. Teologo dell'Altezza Serenissima di Ranuccio II, duca di Parma, e di Piacenza &c. (Foligno: Antonio Mariotti, 1682). Accessible via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (and hence also via Google Books).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 183.

 

 

 

 

Felix Molina (Félix Molina, fl. ca. 1700)

OFMDisc. Born in Valencia in 1660. Preacher and theologian in the San Juan Bautista province (Valencia). Made guardian of the Benicarlò, Jumilla, Liria and Valencia friaries. Elected provincial of the Valencia province in 1717. In this function he helped erect the new friary in the Ciudad de San Felipe and also stimulated other foundations of tertiary communities. Later also custodian as well as provincial visitator in the San Joseph province (Andalucia). He died in the Valencia friary on January 10, 1726 at the age of 66.

editions

La Ave de gracia llena, Meria en su Purissima Concepcion. Sermon panegirico (Valencia: Francisco Mestre, 1700).

El Santo Santissimo por participacion, y semejanza, San Pasqual Baylon (1691). Based on a sermon preached in Ayora.

La Santa de el Santissimo, y Madre de la Comunion Santa Barbara (Valencia: Francisco Mestre, 1703). [Based on a sermon preached in Valencia in 1692]

literature

Vicente Ximeno, Escritores del reyno de Valencia, chronologicamente ordenados desde el año M.CC.XXXVIII de la christiana conquista de la misma ciudad, hasta el de M.DCC.XLVII.: Los escritores que han florecido desde el año M.DC.LL. hasta el de M.DCC.XLVIII. y principios de XLIX. y cinco indices, uno particular de este tomo, y quatro generales á todo la obra (Valencia: J.E. Dolz, 1749) II, 206; AIA 15 (1955), 348-349; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 149 (no. 581).

 

 

 

 

Felice Peretti (Felice Peretti di Montalto, Pope Sixtus V, 1520-1590)

OFMConv. Italian friar from Grottammare (Apulia). Born on 13 December 1520. Joined the Conventual Franciscans in 1534. Studied at the Conventual studia of Ferrara and Bologna. Made baccalaureus conventus and subsequently lector at the Rimini studium in September 1544, and appointed Baccaureus of the Siena studium by the general chapter of Venice (1546), and appointed regent of the Siena studium at the general chapter of Assisi in 1549. Following this, he was made regent master of the Naples studium in 1553, regent of the Venice studium in 1556. shortly afterwards, while being regent of the Venice studium, he also became general inquisitor in Venice and the Venetian possessions between 1557 and 1560, and titular provincial of Hungary. Made assistent theologian for the Inquisition in Rome in 1560. And somewhat later he traveled to Toledo as personal theologian of Cardinal Boncompagno. General procurator for his order in 1561. In between his teaching and inquisitorial tasks, he also was a productive preacher [overview of his preaching career given by Franchini]. General apostolic vicar of the Conventuals between 1566 and 1568, and Cardinal in 1570. He became pope in 1585 (Sixtus V), and was very active in implementing the Tridentine reforms and in refurbishing Rome. Also known for his involvement with the publication of a new Vulgate Edition of the Bible. For his published and unpublished sermons and other writings, see also Sansolini and Liberale Gatti. Cf. http://www.cronologia. it/biogra2/sistov.htm as well as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Sixtus_V

editions

Bullarium sive collectio constitutionum hucusque editarum a. Dummo D.N. Sixto Quinto Pont. Opt. Max. cum rubricis, summariis et lucubrationibus Laertii Cherubini editum (Rome: Haeredes Antonii Bladii, 1588).

Of the Following of Christ (Scolar Press, 1977).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 184-201; C.A. Kneller, 'Zur Vulgata Sixtus V', Bulletin d'Ancienne Littérature Chrétienne Latine 1(1921), 103f. Additional studies by Keller on the Vulgate edition pushed by Sixtus V can be found in Zeitschrift für katholische Theologie 46 (1922), 313-330, 468ff; 47:1 (1923), 601-612; 48:1 (1024), 133-151; 52:2 (1928), 202-224; J.A.F. Orbaan, 'How Pope Sixtus V Lost a Road', The Town Planning Review 13:2 (1928), 121-125; Sigfried Giedion, Sixtus V and the Planning of Baroque Rome (Paris-London, 1952); Joseph Thomas Kalman, Sixtus V, and late XVI century Roman civic design, PhD. Thesis (University of California, 1973); Tod A. Marder, 'Sixtus V and the Quirinal', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 37:4 (1978), 283-294; C. Sansolini, Il pensiero teologico spirituale di Sisto V (Rome: Tipografia poliglotta vaticana, 1989) [With in Chapter VI (Sermoni editi e inediti, pp. 121-131), information on Felice's sermons held between 1547 and 1574. See also MS BAV Vat Lat. 11.85]; Aloisio Antinori, 'Il rapporto con l'antico nella Roma di Sisto V: la controversia sulla demolizione della tomba di Cecilia Metella', Architettura, storia e documenti (1989), 55-63; Sisto V, ed. Marcello Fagiolo & Maria Luisa Madonna, 2 Vols. (Rome: Istituto poligrafico e zecca dello Stato - Libreria dello Stato, 1992); Maria Luisa Riccardi, 'Gli obelischi sistini', Storia architettura 15:1 (1992), 12-89 [Analysis of the decoration, history, and placement of four obelisks in Rome: the "Vaticano" (1586), "Lateranese" (1588), "Esquilino" (1587), and "Flaminio"]; Irene Polverini Fosi, 'Justice and Its Image: Political Propaganda and Judicial Reality in the Pontificate of Sixtus V', The Sixteenth Century Journal 24:1 (1993), 75-95; Marco Spesso, 'Bonaventura da Bagnoregio e Sisto V: Una interpretazione letteraria dei restauri degli obelischi', Esperienze Letterarie: Rivista Trimestrale di Critica e Cultura 21:3 (1996), 83-96; A. Anker, 'Il Papa e Il Duce: Sixtus V's and Mussolini's plans for Rome, capital of the world', Journal of Urban Design 1:2 (1996), 165-178; A. Landi, 'Some Recent Works on Sixtus V, a controversial pope during the Counter-Reformation', Archivio Storico Italiano 154:570 (1996), 721-729; L. Sickel, 'A 'St Francis' for Sixtus V. Cardinal Francesco Maria Del Monte, Eleonora Orsini and the significance of the gift of a painting in January 1589', Mitteilungen des kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz 43:1 (1999), 239-241; Christian Mouchel, Rome Franciscaine. Essai sur l'histoire de l'éloquence dans l'Ordre des Frères Mineurs au XVIe siècle (Paris, Honoré Champion, 2001), 519ff & passim; Leros Pittoni & Gabrielle Lautenberg, Roma felix. La città di Sisto V e Domenico Fontana, Le immagini e la memoria, 2 (Rome: Viviani Editore, 2002). Cf. Miscellanea Franciscana 103 (2003),428-430; Charles Burroughs, 'Opacity and Transparence: Networks and Enclaves in the Rome of Sixtus V', Anthropology and Aesthetics 41 (2002), 56-71; Isidoro Liberale Gatti, ‘Chiesa e Stato a Venezia nel Cinquecento in alcune lettere private dell’inquisitore Fra Felice Peretti’, Il Santo 49 (2009), 427-473; Stephan Peter, 'Rom unter Sixtus V: Stadtplanung als Verräumlichung von Heilgeschichte', Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 72:2 (2009), 165-214; Steven F. Ostrow, 'Paul V, the Column of the Virgin, and the New Pax Romana', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 69:3 (2010), 352-377; D. Verardi, "The Stars, the Angels, and the Bishops'. The Patristic and Medieval Sources of Astrological Thought of Sixtus V', Rivista di Storia e Letteratura Religiosa 47:1 (2011), 147-156; W. T. Selley, Sixtus V: The Hermit of Villa Montalto (Gracewing, 2011); Yves Loskoutoff, Un art de la Réforme catholique : la symbolique du pape Sixte-Quint et des Peretti-Montalto (1566-1655) (Paris : Honore Champion Editions, 2011); Kimberly Dennis, 'Camilla Peretti, Sixtus V, and the Construction of Peretti Family Identity in Counter-Reformation Rome', The Sixteenth Century Journal 43:4 (2012), 71-101; Stefano Sandano, Renovatio Christiana: The Counter Reformed Patronage of Pope Sixtus V at the Holy Steps in Rome (1585-1590) (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013); Javier Verdugo Santos, 'Christian interpretation of the Ancient monuments in Rome Sixtus V (1585-1590)', Archivo Español de Arqueología 90:6 (2017), 53-76 [see also the Spanish version: 'La reinterpretación cristiana de los monumentos de la Antigüedad en la Roma de Sixto V (1585-1590)', Archivo Espanol de Arqueologia 90:1 (2017)].

 

 

 

 

Felicianus de Sevilla (Feliciano de Sevilla/Sol de Almansa, 1657-1722)

OFMCap. Member of the Andalusia province. Entered the order in 1676 and developed into a renowned preacher and propagator of the devotion to the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Founded in 1701 in Cádiz a Hospital de la Santa Caridad. He died in Granada in 1722. Several homiletic and spiritual works have been printed.

editions

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literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 84; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 344; Eduard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 23; Archivo Ibero-Americano 21 (1924), 217 [list works]; Lexicon Capuccinum, 572;

 

 

 

 

Felicianus Suevus Schwab (fl. 17th cent.)

Swiss Franciscan and composer.

editions and music

Liber secundus missarum concertatarum Quinque & sex Vocum Adjuncto Choro secundo, tam vocali quam instrumentali, pro Beneplacito. Lucubratus & Concinnatus A. F. FELICIANO SVEVI (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1654). A digital version can be accessed via the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich: https://opacplus.bsb-muenchen.de/metaopac/search?oclcno=165403798

FASCICULUS MUSICUS SACRORUM CONCENTUUM Trium Vocum. Tam Instrumentorum quam Vocalium. USUI. COLLIGATVS ATQVE TRIPARTITVS: http://stimmbuecher.digitale-sammlungen.de/view?id=bsb00094168

SACRA EREMVS Piarum Cantionum AD MAIOREM DEI: DEI PARENTIS IN EREMO SANCTORUMq; HONOREM EXCVLTA ET ELABORATA, AC IN GRATIAM MUSICES AMANTIUM DVLCI, DVARUM TRIVMVE VOCUM CONCERTANtium Jucunditate animata PER F. FELECIANUM SVEVI ... LIBER SECVNDVS: http://stimmbuecher.digitale-sammlungen.de/view?id=bsb00089609

Odae Latino-Germanicae, De Christi Triu[m]phatoris Resurrectione : Vocibus & Instrumentis suaviter constructae, & in Lucem emissae (Würzburg, 1651).

Magnificat seu Vaticinium Dei Parentis ... Cum Hymno Ambrosiano & Falsi Bordoni Quaternis Vocibus. Adjuncto Choro Secundo cum Violinis & Symphonijs non necessarijs, etc. Cantusi. (Altusi.) (Tenori.) (Cantus (Altus) (Tenor) (Bassus) Rip.) (Violino Rip.ii.) (Insbruck: Michael Wagner, 1651).

MAGNIFICAT Seu VATICINIVM DEI PARENTIS, SEMPER VIRGINIS MAGNAEQVE COELITVM REGINAE Cum Hymno Ambrosiano et Falsi Bordoni Quaternis Vocibus. Adjuncto Choro Secundo cum Violinis et Symphonijs non necessarijs Compositum A. F. FELICIANO SVEVI: http://stimmbuecher.digitale-sammlungen.de/view?id=bsb00090356

Granarium sacrum in aliquot fornices divisum cerere & pinguedine per gratum stomacho spirituali: cantus II (Würzburg: Zinck, 1634).

PSALMODIA VESPERTINA, DEO CAELI TERRAEQVE DOMINO OPT: MAX: Eiusdem Serenissimae Reginae SEMPER VIRGINI. Sanctißimoque Caelitum Omnium Caetui SACRATA Atque à Tribus Vocibus Concenta A. F. FELICIANO SVEVI, ... LIBER QVARTVS. Cum Licentia Ad.m R.di P. M. Io. Ludouici à Musis, tunc Commissarij Generalis Prov. Argentinae. 1641: http://stimmbuecher.digitale-sammlungen.de/view?id=bsb00092339

Sacra Parnassi Musici Promulsis ad maiorem Dei, Mariae Matris, coelitumque cultum, ad meliorem omnium musicae faventium, amantiumque usum, ad promptiorem festivitatum plerarumque e cantum (Würzburg, 1639).

Barockmusik aus Schweizer Franziskanerklöstern. Werke von Barthold Hipp, Felician Suevus Schwab, Constantin Steingaden. Ensemble Musicalin (www.arsmusica.ch/musicalina-musicalina@arsmusica.ch), Compact Disc M&S 5047/2 (Bern: Müller & Schade AG, 2007).

 

 

 

 

Felix de Barcelona (17th cent.)

Capuchin friar. Preacher and author of Instruciones de Predicadores para hazer bien los sermones y predicarles provechosamente (Barcelona, 1679).

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum, 532; Darío Velandia Onofre, 'Teatro en el púlpito? La oratoria sagrada española del siglo XVII', Perífrasis 3:5 (Bogotá, January-June 2012), 35-48 [http://www.scielo.org.co/pdf/peri/v3n5/v3n5a02.pdf ]

 

 

 

 

Felix de Barcelona (Felix Andreu, 18th cent.?)

Capuchin friar.

editions

Método práctico de la hermosa dilección y sincera devoción a María Inmaculada, Virgen María. Libro primero. Piadosos cultyos y exercicios para practicar debidamente la devoción annual y universal de nuestra Señora (Barcelona: Bernardo Pla, 1763).

literature

Bibliografía de autores españoles del siglo XVIII, ed. Francisco Aguilar Piñal (Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press, 1984) III, 307 (no. 2409).

 

 

 

 

Felix de Doloribus et de Sancta Martha (Félix de los Dolores y Santa Marta, fl. later 18thcent.)

OFMDisc. Member of the San Diego province (Aldalucia)

editions

La humildad del gran Patriarcha de los Menores, N.S.P. San Francisco, ponderada y engrandecida. Oración panegírica que en la annual solemne fiesta del mismo Serafico Patriarca en su día, le consagró el...convento de Franciscos descalzos...de Cádiz Decíala el M.R.P... (Cadiz: Manuel Espinosa de los Monteros, 1773).

Oración panegírica, dicha en las honras por modo de aniversario, que a la noble piadosa memoria de su difunto marido D. Juan Francisco Gragera y Barreda, mandó celebrar en la iglesia parroquial de Talavera la Real el dia 26 de marzo de 1786 la ilustre señora Doña Maria Ana de Montoya y Solis, hija del Conde de Villa Hermosa del Pinar... (Bajados: Francisco Barrera, 1786).

literature

AIA 21 (1924), 207-208; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 114 (no. 300); Bibliografía de autores españoles del siglo XVIII, ed. Francisco Aguilar Piñal (Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press, 1984) III, 307 (nos. 2410-2411).

 

 

 

 

Felix de Granada

Capuchin friar.

editions

Breve tratado...de la vida y martirio del Vble P. Fr. Fidel de Sigmaringa, predicador capuchino (Madrid, s.a.).

literature

Bibliografía de autores españoles del siglo XVIII, ed. Francisco Aguilar Piñal (Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press, 1984) III, 307 (no. 2412).

 

 

 

 

Felix Jose de Ubrique (Felix Josefo de Ubrique, d. 1731)

Capuchin friar. Preacher, lector and provincial minister. Both an itinerant preacher as well as a court preacher during the reign of Philip V.

editions

Sermón que el las religiosas exequias función del Capítulo a sus Prelados difuntos ofrece esta Provincia de la Inmaculada Concepción de Nuestra Señora de Menores Capuchinos...Díxole en el convento de Santa Justa y Rufina, extra murps de la Ciudad de Sevilla... (Sevilla: 1704).

Sagrado holocausto, fervorosa víctima, y ardiente sacrificio, que en las aras cordiales de la más activa fidelidad, ofreció a Christo Sacramentado y su Purísima Madre, Maria Santissima del Triumpho, en acción de gracias por la victoria conseguida contra las enemigas armas de nuestro amado Rey y Señor D. Philip Quino (que Dios guarde) Don Manuel del Villar, sobre-estante de las obras de fortificación de esta ciudad de Cádiz (...) (Cádiz, 1711).

Oración fúnebre en las exequias que a la Excma. Señora Doña María Guadalupe Alancastre y Cárdenas, Duquesa de Aveyro y Maqueda, consagró el Excmo. Señor Don Joachin Ponce de León, Duque de Arcos, su amante hijo, en su convento de R.P. Capuchinos de su Villa de Marchena, lunes día 10 de Febrero desdo año de 1716 (...) (Sevilla: Herederos de Tomás López de Haro, 1716).

Oración fúnebre en las exequias que por el Señor D. Luis Primero (que santa gloria haya) solemnizó la ciudad de Xerez de la Frontera el dia 30 de octubre de 1724... (Cadiz, 1724).

Sermon fúnebre que consagró la ilustre villa de Ubrique en las exequias del Excmo. Sr. D. Joaquin Ponce de León, Duque de Arcos y Maqueda (...) (s.l., s.a. [1729]).

literature

Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 87; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 346; Lexicon Capuccinum, 580; Bibliografía de autores españoles del siglo XVIII, ed. Francisco Aguilar Piñal (Editorial CSIC - CSIC Press, 1984) III, 308-309 (nos. 2414-2418).

 

 

 

 

Felix Potestas (Felice Potestà di Palermo, fl. early 18th cent.)

Observant friar and provincial minister. Known for his Examen ecclesiasticum: in quo universae materia morales omnesque ferè Casus Conscientiae excogitabiles, solidè, ac perspecuè resolvuntur, cum denuntiationibus ad monitoria atque edicta.... (Venice: Paulus Balleonius, 1712/Re-issued by the same printer in 1731/Madrid: ex Regia Typographia vulgo de la Gazeta, 1767). These editions all available via Google Books.

He also is the co-author of the comparable Examen ecclesiasticum adauctum tres complectens tomos: in quo vniversae materiae morales, omnesque fere excogitabiles casus conscientiae solidae, et clare resolvuntur, cum denuntiationibus ad monitoria Papae, et episcoporum, ad edicta inquisitorum... (Didacvm de Larvmbe, 1718/por Pablo Campins, 1736).

 

 

 

 

Felix Reineccius (Felix Reineck, fl. ca. 1650)

OFMRef. Court preacher in Innsbruck. Promotor of confraternities and productive author on Franciscan authors and prominent order figures

editions

Solon Franciscanvs sive Sapientiae Franciscanae: Id est Auctorvm In Religione Franciscana, in Indys vtrisq[ue] editoru[m], et synoptice conscriptoru[m]... Pars Prima (Innsbruck, 1650). Accessible via Google Books.

Bias Franciscanus sive Sapientiae Franciscanae: id est Actorvm A Svmmis Romanis Pontificibus Religionis Franciscanae sapienter editorum & synopticè conscriptorum, Pars Secunda (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1650). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich & Google Books.

Cleobulus Franciscanus: Id est Sapientiae Franciscanae Siue Actorum a Regibus Reginis Regiisq[ue] liberis in Religione Franciscana, Pars Quarta (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1651). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich & Google Books.

Thales Franciscanus: sive sapientiae franciscanae: id est: Actoru[m], ab Imperatoribus ... prognatis, in Religione Franciscana sapienter editorum (Innsbruck, 1654). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich & Google Books.

Chilo Franciscanus: sive siue Sapientiae Franciscanae id est actorum in religione Franciscana sapienter, in Indys utrisque editorum, e synoptice conscriptorum, Pars Sexta (Innsbruck, 1659). Accessible via Google Books.

Periander Franciscanvs Sive Sapientiae Franciscanae: Id est: Actorum, quae Cardinales S. R. E. Ordinis Franciscani sapienter gesserunt, Synoptice descriptorum, Pars Septima (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1653/1656/1659). Accessible via Google Books.

He issued a Biblia Pauperum (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1658-1659) ascribed to Bonaventure. In any case the second volume is accessible via Google Books.

Hundert hohe heilige, keyserliche, koenigliche und fürstliche Frawen (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1660). Available via Google Books.

Chronicken der Mundern Brüder (...), 4 Vols. (Insbruck, 1658). The fourth volume: Vierter Theil Der Chronicken Der Mindern Brüder deß eingesetzten Ordens deß H. Seraphische[n] Vatters Francisci: Auß Glaubwürdigen Franciscaner Geschichtschreibern, so in der Teutschen Sprach zuuor niemahlen an das Liecht kom[m]en, anietzo aber trewlich zusam[m]en getragen (Innsbruck: Michael Wagner, 1658) is available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich & Google Books.

Beschreibung Deß Herrlichen Mausolei Oder Kayserlich- und Königlichen Grabs Maximiliani Desz Ersten, Röm: Kaysers: Wie auch Derer umb dises Grab herum stehender, und in die siben Schuh hoch gar künstlich aus Erzt gegossener 28. Contrafait der fürtrefflichsten Helden und Heldinen Deß Aller-Durchleuchtigisten Ertz-Hauses Oesterreichs, [et]c: Sambt der Designation, deren kleineren an dem Chor in der Höhe stehenden Figuren; Und Nachricht Der so benamsten Silbernen - Capellen. So zu sehen in der Kayserl. Hof-Kirchen zum Heil. Creutz bey denen Wohl-Ehrwürd: P. P. Franciscanern zu Ynsprugg (Innsbruck: Anthonius Wagner, 1731/Michael Anton Wagner: 1750/Michael Anton Wagner: 1765). Available via Google Books.

 

 

 

 

Felix Rotondi (Felice Rotondi da Monte Leone, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Umbrian friar from Monteleone. Educated at the Collegium S. Bonaventurae. Lector in Perugia and short-time regent in Bergamo. Regent in Venice in the mid 1660s, and public theologian in via Scoti at Padua university. Eventually minister general of the Conventuals in 1695.

manuscripts

Elogia Virorum ac Mulierum domo Perusiae Ord. Min. Conventualium vel sanctitate, vel doctrina, vel rebus praeclare gestis insignium: MS Biblioteca Antoniana di Padova, 608 [cf: Catalogo dei codici manoscritti esistenti nella Biblioteca di Sant'Antonio di Padova, ed. Luigi M.D. Minciotti (Padua: Minerva, 1842), 151-152].

editions

Commenti alle poesie del P. Cattalano (Rome, 1655).

Enchiridion dialecticum (Padua: Cadorinus, 1672).

Enchiridion Rhetoricum (Pavia, Cadorinus, ?).

Enchiridion Neotericum (Padua, ??).

Scotus Dogmaticus, & Scholasticus, several volumes? It would have amounted to a large Scotist Sentences commentary. The death of the author apparently forestald the completion of the work and its publication.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 201-202; Diomede Scaramuzzi, Il pensiero di Giovanni Duns Scoto nel Mezzogiorno d'Italia: con una introduzione su la vera fisionomia dello scotismo (Rome: Collegio S. Antonio-Desclée e c., 1927), 228; Marco Forlivesi, Scotistarum princeps: Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673) e il suo tempo (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2002), 239.

 

 

 

 

Ferdinando Darbi (d. 1729)

OFMConv from Conegliano. Philosopher & theologian. Apparently only his Pro studiis primae philosophiae oratio>>

editions

Pro studiis primae philosophiae oratio F. Ferdinandi Antonii Darbi Coneglanensis... (Typis Seminarii apud Joannem Manfrè, 1727). Available via Google Books.

literature

Francesco De Carolis, ‘L’‘Oratio pro studiis primae philosophiae’ di Ferdinando Darbi OFMConv (d. 1729)’, Miscellanea Francescana 102:3-4 (2003), 769-781.

 

 

 

 

Fernando Bevilacqua (Fernando Bevilacqua da Fossombrone, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Master of theology, order definitor and Renowned preacher, active in Siena, Modena, Florence (Santa Croce, 1690), Naples and Rome. He died sometimes after 1707. Eulogic homiletic, theatrical, musical and devotional author and advocate of the immaculate conception of Mary.

editions

Racconto della Festa, fatta nel Real Palazzo di Napoli ec. per il felice arrivo in Milano della Sposa Reale del Cattolico, e gran Re Filippo Quarto (...) (Naples: Egidio Longo, 1649). Rather early for him. Is this a secure ascription? The edition accessible on Google Books does not at all indicate that is is a work by Fernando Bevilacqua.

Conceptae Parenetae Mariae Virginis festo die in Ecclesia Fratrum Minorum S. Francisci Convent. Urbis Fossempronii celebrato, Epigram. (Fano: Gaudenzio, 1689).

I Cerchi de' Divini Incantesimi. Orazione panegirica in lode della B. Umiliana de'Cerchi Fiorentina detta avanti il suo corpo (Florence: S.A.S., 1690). Accessible via Google Books.

S. Francesco d'Assisi. Dramma sacro per musica (Pesaro: Appresso i Gotti, 1690).

L'ascensione a trè cieli. Panegiroco di S. Aldebrando, Vescovo e Protettore di Fossombrone (Urbino: Giovanni Battista Bussi, 1695).

Orazione ne'Funerali del P.M. Ranieri detta nella Chiesa di S. Francesco di Rimini (Urbino: Stefano Leonardi, 1698).

Panegirico a Clemente XI, detto nella Metropolitano di Urbino (Urbino: Mainardi & Duranti, 1700).

Mosè gettato nel Nilo. Oratorio a quattro voci ad onore del glorioso S. Antonio di Padova (...) (Foligno: Nicola Campitelli, 1700).

Melodialogo. La volontà, il potere, e il decoro divino in impegno dell'Immacolata Concezione (Rimini: Ferrari, 1702).

Melodialoghi in onore dell'innocentiss. Madre i Dio senza colpa originale concetta (...) (Rimini: Ferrari, 1704).

Notizia compendiosa della vita di S. Vittorino Confessore. Panegirico in onore di S. Vittorino Anacoreta, detto in Camerino avanti il suo Corpo (Pesaro: Domenico e Fratello de'Gotti, 1702). This seems to be a false ascription?

Le lacrime favorite. Panegirico di S. Raniero, Tutelare di Pisa (Pisa: Francesco Bindi, 1705).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 202-203; Biblioteca picena o sia notizie istoriche delle opere e degli scrittori, Tomo Secondo: Lett. B. (Osimo: Domenicantonio Quercetti, 1791), 237-239; Augusto Vernarecci, Dizionario biografico degli nomini illustri di Fossombrone (Fossombrone: Monacelli, 1872, 11.

 

 

 

 

Fernando de Campo (d. 1635)

OFM. Franciscan friar from the Santiago province. Theologian. Guardian of San Francisco de Salamanca (1610), Bishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) between 14 December 1620 and 1635.

manuscripts/editions

De Natura et Essentia Auxilii Efficacis (1598). Edited in Isaac Vázquez, ‘Voto inédito de Fr.Fernando de Campo, OFM, sobre las controversias ‘de auxiliis”, Verdad y Vida 22 (1964), 525-540.

Sermón a san Ignacio de Loyola (1610). Referred to in Alonso de Salazar, Fiestas que hizo el insigne colegio de la Compañia de Jesús de Salamanca a la beatificación de san Ignacio de Loyola (Salamanca, 1610), f. 225v. Cf. Wadding, Annales Minorum XXV, 425 n. 66.

literature

José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) VII, no. 3851; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 98 (no. 196); Manuel de Castro y Castro, Escritores de la Provincia Franciscana de Santiago. Siglos XIII-XIX, Liceo Franciscano. Revista de Estudio e Investigacion XLVIII (2a Epoca): 145-147 (Santiago de Compostella, 1996), 57.

 

 

 

 

Fernando de Jesu Larrea (Fernando de Jesús Larrea y Dávalos, d. 1773)

OFM. from Quiti. Member of the San Francisco del Ecuador province and active as a missionary. He died in Santiago de Cali, November 3, 1773.

literature

Alfonso Zawadzky, Viajes del R.P. Fr. Fernando de Jesús Larrea, franciscano (1700-1773) (Cali: Imp. Bolivariana, 1947) [cf. CF 21 (1951), 235-237]; Leonardo Tafur Garcés, ‘Evocación de Fr. Fernando de Jesús Larrea y Dávalos’, Revista javeriana 49 (Bogotá, 1958), 193-200 & Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Historia 38 (Quito, 1958), 209-218; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed.Cisneros, 1982), 137 (no. 485).

See also: http://www.wikiwand.com/es/Fernando_de_Jes%C3%BAs_Larrea#/overview

 

 

 

 

Fernando de Portugal (fl. ca. 1400)

Known for his Litterae ad Pacem et Tranquillitatem Saluberrimam Ecclesiae (13 August, 1408), ed. in: BF VII, no. 532 & Monumenta Henricina 1 (Lisbon, 1960), 319-320.

literature

F.L. Lopes, ‘Franciscanos portugueses predentinos. Escritores, mestres e leitores’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 7(Siglos III-XVI) (Salamanca, 1979), 472.

 

 

 

 

Ferdinando de Trejo y Sanabria (Hernando de Trejo y Sanabria, d. 1614)

OFM. Born in San Francisco del Sur (present-day Brasil) or Asunción in 1554 of 1556. Studied in Lima and joined the Franciscans there. Became a member of the Doce Apóstoles province (Peru). He was ordained as a priest in 1576, and in 1588 he became administrator superior of Peru for his order. In 1592, the Spanish King nominated him for the episcopal see of Tucumán (with its see in Santiago del Estero). He was confirmed as bishop by Clement VIII in 1594, and as a result he was consecrated in Quito. Considered to be the founder of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina).

See also: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernando_de_Trejo_y_Sanabria

literature

José Maria Liqueno, Fr. Fernando de Trejoy Sanabria, fundador de la universidad, 2 Vols. (Córdoba (Argentina, 1916-1917); A. Rodríguez del Busto, Fr.Fernando de Trejo no fue fundador del colegio ni de la universidad de Córdoba (Argentina) (Madrid: Im. De Sucesores de Hernando, 1919); AIA 13 (1920), 451-459; José Maria Liqueno, Reivindicaciones históricas. El Illmo. Fr. Trejo y Sanabria, fundador de la universidad de Córdoba, su acción científico-social y la justicia histórica (Córdoba (Argentinia), 1920); AIA 14 (1920), 291, 297-298; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 186 (no. 837).

 

 

 

 

Ferdinando de Varese (Ferdinando di Varazze/Beltrami, 1757-1805)

OFMCap. Member of the Milan province. Made his solemn profession in 1757. Active as preacher and lector of scriptural theology.

editions

L'Ecclesiaste Di Salomone Secondo La Nuova Versione Fatta Su L'Ebreo Da'cappuccini Di Parigi (Milan, 1773/Reprint Nabu Press, 2011).

Saggio sopra il libro di Giobbe (Milan, 1774).

literature

Valdemiro Bonari, I Cappuccini della Provincia milanese dalla sua fondazione, 2 Vols. (Crema: Tip. S. Pantaleone di Luigi Meleri, 1898) II, 520-522; Ilarino da Milano, Biblioteca dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Lombardia (1535-1900) (Florence: Olschki, 1937), 108; Lexicon Capuccinum, 581.

 

 

 

 

Fernando Durandus (Fernando Durán, fl. 18th cent.)

Friar from Panama. Entered the order in Guatemala. Became professor of theology and apparently wrote a significant number of biblical commentaries and commentaries on biblical songs and prayers.

manuscripts

Expositio in Psalmum.

Expositio Moralis supra Oseam Prophetam.

Expositio in Cap. Quarto Sachariae Prophetae.

Expositio in Orationem Jeremiae Prophetae.

Expositio in Cap. I. Evangelii S. Joannis.

Expositio in Canticum Salve Regina.

Expositio in Canticum Magnificat.

Expositio in Orationem Dominicam.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 28-29.

 

 

 

 

Fernando Espino (fl. later 17th cent.)

Franciscan friar from Guatemala or Nicaragua. Joined the order in 1626. Known for his knowledge of the Lenca language. Was sent out as a missionary in the Tegucigalpa region in 1667. In 1668 he was elected provincial in Guatemala. Left behind several historical works.

editions

Relacion verdadera de la Reduccion de los indios infieles de la Provincia de la Tagvisgalpa, llamados Xicaques, cuyos Operarios han salido, y salen desta Provincia del SS. Nombre de Iesus de Goatemala, desde el año de 1612 hasta el presente año de 1674 (Guatemala: J. De Pineda Ibarra, 1674). Available at http://www.enriquebolanos.org/context.php?item=fondo-cultural-ciencia&m=internal_book_detail&id=100 and via http://repositorio.ihnca.edu.ni/2070/ as well as via http://memoriacentroamericana.ihnca.edu.ni/uploads/media/Fray_Fernando_Espino_Relacion_1977.pdf and via Google Books [last checked on August 24, 2016]

Razon del estado en que se hallan las reducciones de indios infieles que están á cargo de los religiosos de N.P.S. Francisco desta Santa Provincia del Santissimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, assi en la Provincia de la Taguisgalpa, en los parajes de Xicaque y Iamastran, del Obispado de Comayagua, como en la de la Nueva Segovia y parajes de la Pantasma del Obispado de Nicaragua segun las cartas que han escrito los Padres Misioneros Apostólicos que se exercitan en ellas, á N.M.R.P.Fr. Fernando Espino, Ministro Provincial desta dicha Provincia (Guatemala, 1676).A part of this work was apparently reprinted in the Relaciones Históricas y Geográficas de la Améria.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 30; B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim; Carlos García-Romeral Pérez, Bio-bibliografía de Viajeros Españoles (siglos XVI-XVII) (Madrid: Ollero & Ramos, 1998), 99 (no. 392).

 

 

 

 

Fidelis Philippi Neapolitensis (Fedele de’Filippi da Napoli, 1671-1750)

OFMCap.

literature

Parente Mariano, Vita ordinaria nel modo straordinario. Il servo di Dio P. Fedele de’Filippi da Napoli (1671-1750), Tau, Testi e Ricerche di Francescanismo, 7 (Naples, 2002); Mariano Parente, Vita ordinaria nel modo straordinario. Il servo di Dio P. Fedele de’Filippi da Napoli, cappuccino (1671-1750) (Naples: Editrice Campania Serafica, 2002).

 

 

 

 

Fidelis de Santo Biagio (Fedele da San Biagio/Platani, 1717-1801)

OFMCap. Artist and author. He entered the Capuchin order in Casteltermini, and fulfilled his novitiate in Caltanisetta, where he took the habit in 1729, adopting the name Fedele da San Bagio. Soon, he displayed artistic capacities, witness paintings in Caltanisetta (Addolorata and Casteltermini (Madonna e i ss. Francesco e Antonio). He transferred to the convent of Palermo in 1742, where he was ordained priest in 1745. He became aquainted with the painter Olivio Sozzi, who painted several works in the Capuchin Palermo friary, and who became something of a mentor to Fedele. Sozzi brought Fedele into contact with his own master Sebastiano Conca, in whose workshop Fedele worked as an apprentice in 1751 and 1752. This was followed by an apprenticeship in the workshop of Marco Benefial, and visits to other painters and the Accademia di S. Luca. Subsequently, Fedele became a prominent painter within the Capuchin Sicilian province, witness a number of productions in the Capuchin churches of Nicastro, Ciminna, and the Jeremiah chapel of Palermo cathedral. Between 1756 and 1762, Fedele was guardian of the Capuchin friary of Casteltermini, where he again painted several works (Madonna e angeli, Transito di s. Giuseppe, Estasi di s. Francesco, Madonna della Catena, S. Francesco e S. Antonio, Annunciazione, Immacolata , Esaltazione della Croce etc.). He also produced a significant number of paintings for other Capuchin churches and monasteries in (Western) Sicily. In 1765, in the context of the canonization of Serafino d'Ascoli and the beatification of Bernardo da Corleone, Fedele went back to Rome, where he worked on several paintings for the papacy, Roman cardinals and members of the Congregazione dei Sacri Riti. Afterwards, he produced a series of paintings for the Capuchins of Alcamo (Padre Fedele da Sigmaringa) and again for a number of other Capuchin houses in Sicily. In 1784 the Provincial of the Roman Capuchins commissioned a large painting for the church of San Lorenzo Nuovo near Lake Bolsena, depicting the Virgin, San Serafino da Montegranaro and seven episodes in the life of Franciscan saints. Fedele returned to Palermo in 1786, where he issued in 1788 the Dialoghi familiari sopra la pittura difesa ed esaltata, dedicated to the Duke of Anjou. This work describes in the form of a dialogue the theoretical, technical and moral-didactical aspects of (religious) painting, with specific details on the properties of oil paints and their colors. The work also contains a wealth of information on local painters and works. Further paintings as well as writings followed. Fedele was sufficiently famous to become associated with the Accademia romana dell’Arcadia (under the pseudonym Clorindo Eliniano), and with the Accademia del buon gusto and the Accademi degli Ereini in Palermo. Fedele died in Palermo on 8 August 1801. His mummified remains can still be seen in the local Capuchin mortuary catacombs. Fedele was both a productive painter and a productive writer. A complete overview of the latter is apparently given by Roccaforte (1968) and again by Marcella (2012).

editions

La costanza fra perigli epilogata nella schiavitù del servo di Dio p. Ludovico d'Alcamo... (Palermo: Giuseppe Gramigniani, 1753). A versified religious-comical opera text. Available via Google Books.

(in collaboration with Pio Onorato) Dialoghi familiari sopra la pittura: difesa, ed esaltata (Palermo: Antonio Valenza, 1788). Available via Archive.org

L’empietà della dottrina ariana conculcata e convinta nel glorioso martirio di s. Ermenegildo re d'Andalusia (Palermo 1797). A versified opera drama.

See for further info the works of (Roccaforte, 1968) and Marcella (2012).

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum, 585 (with some additional references to older literature); Palermo, Bibl. centrale della Regione siciliana, ms. XV H 19: Domenico da Partinico, ‘P. F. da S. B. Platani’, L’Italia francescana 41 (1966), 436-454; P. Roccaforte, P. F. da S. B. Pittore e letterato (Palermo: S.F. Flaccovio, 1968); D. Malignaggi, ‘I ‘Dialoghi familiari sopra la pittura’ di padre F. Tirrito da S. B.’, in: Le arti in Sicilia nel Settecento. Studi in memoria di M. Accascina (Palermo 1985), 351-372; D. Malignaggi, ‘Storiografi della pittura sicil. fra Settecento eottocento’, in: ‘pittore dei Lampedusa’ e la pittura in Sicilia nel sec. XVIII, ed. D. Provenzani (Palermo, 1990, 161-178; Gioacchino Barbera, ‘Fedele da San Bagio’, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 45 (1995) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/fedele-da-san-biagio_(Dizionario-Biografico)/]; Padre Fedele da San Biagio. Fra letteratura artistica e pittura, ed. Gabriella Costantino (Caltanisetta EN: Sciascia Editore, 2002); Monica Marcella, Padre Fedele da San Biagio pittore e trattatista (Pitti, 2012).

 

 

 

 

Fidelis de Sancto Germano Vercellese (Fedele da Sangermano Vercellese/Barozzi, 1569-1623)

OFMCap. Member of the Milan province and later first definitor of the new Piemonte province. Entered the order in 1585. Popular preacher and propagator of Quarantore prayer marathons and Marian devotions. Involved with the creation of the Sacro Monte/Santuario di Oropa (between 1617-1620). In 1620 Paulus V named him theologus insignus and predicator apostolicus. Fedele died in Rome in 1623 (en route to the general chapter meeting held in Naples?).

editions

Oratione in lode di santo Carlo Borromeo Cardinale di santa Prassede , e arcivescovo di Milano (...) del (...) Rev. padre fra Fedele de San Germano, (...) recitata da lui alli 7. di novembre 1610, nella chiesa della Concettione in Milano, nelle communi feste della canonizatione del santo (Milan, 1610). 26 pp.

Esercizio per la conversione del peccatore (Cologne, 1614).

literature

Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 87; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 252; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 349;

Valdemiro Bonari, I Cappuccini della Provincia milanese dalla sua fondazione, 2 Vols. (Crema: Tip. S. Pantaleone di Luigi Meleri, 1898) II, 115-126; Ilarino da Milano, Biblioteca dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Lombardia (1535-1900) (Florence: Olschki, 1937), 103;Lexicon Capuccinum, 585 (with some additional references).

See also: http://www.webalice.it/garbif/felicedasangermano.htm and http://web.tiscali.it/sangermano/felicedasangermano.htm

 

 

 

 

Fidelis de Scandiano (Fedele da Scandiano/Minari, ca. 1718-1779)

OFMCap. Lay friar from the Parma province. Joined the order at the age of 20 in 1738. Having been trained as a mechanic/engineer, he found employment at the universities of Pavia (1769-1773) and Mutina (1774-1779). He was involved with the construction of several church interiors in Scandiano, Rio and Noverella.

literature:

I Francescani a Reggio Emilia (1927), 66; Lexicon Capuccinum, 585 (with additional bibliographical references).

 

 

 

 

Fidelis von Sigmaringen (Mark Roy/Rey Sept. 1578, Sigmaringen - 24, 04, 1622, Seewis) sanctus

OFMCap since 1612. Studied in Sigmaringen and Freiburg im Breisgau. Travelled through Europe as part of his education. Became a lawyer in Ensisheim in 1604. Disenchanted with the secular life, he joined the Capuchin order and became a priest in 1612, giving his first mass as an ordained priest in the Capuchin friary of Fribourg (Switzerland) on October 4 of that year. Fidelis became a popular preacher and also fulfilled administrative functions, As guardian of Weltkirchen (Feldkirch), he actively became involved with contrareformatory activities, to convert local Calvinists. His successes drew the attention of the Roman Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, which commissioned Fidelis to preach in the Graubünden (Eastern Switzerland) with eight Capuchin assistents. His activities enraged local Calvinists, who began to threaten his life. Fidelis was killed by Calvinists on April 24 1622 after a sermon at Seewis im Prättigau (present-day Switserland). He was canonized in 1746.

editions:

Exercitia Spiritualis (Frankfurt?, 1746).

De articulis fidei catholicae>>

vitae

There is quite a massive hagiographic production on Fidelis. I want to signal here: Lucien de Montafunertal, Leben und Marter deß Gottseeligen Capuciners P. Fidelis von Sigmaringen under dem Titul Heiliger Vor-Arlenbergischer Wunder- und Gnaden-Quell (Constance: David Hautt, 1674)/Lucianus Montifontanus, Probatica sacra cisarulana quam V.P. Fidelis a Sigmaringa capucini meritis e cruore pro fide effuso stagnantem nec annuis tantum, sed quotidianis pene gratiarum Signorumque motibus miraculosis hucusque exudantem (Constance: David Hautt, 1674). Both available via Google Books. For other vitae see Lexicon Capuccinum and the studies of Schmucki.

literature:

Lexicon Capuccinum, 585-587 (with additional references to older literature); O. Schmucki, ‘Fidelis von Sigmaringen als Gegenreformator’, Helvetia Franciscana 22 (1993), 106ff; Dict. Spir., 5,303ff.; Fernando de Riese,‘Saint Fidèle de Sigmaringen, premier martyr de la Propagande de la Foi’,in: Visages de saints et bienheureux capucins, 101-121; Hermann Bischofberger, ‘Der heilige Fidelis von Sigmaringen in der Pfarrkirche St. Mauritius und im Kapuzinerkloster von Appenzell’, in: Innerrhoder Geschichtsfreund 39 (1998), 118-123; Hildebrand van Hooglede, ‘Extrait d’une lettre de Belgique’, in: Idem, Miscellanea IV, 1918; Rufino M. Gránde,’Fidel de Sigmaringen, Presbitero y mártir capuchino (1578-1622)’, in: Nuevo Año cristiano 4. Abril, 283-288; Oktavian Schmucki, Fidelis von Sigmaringen (1578-1622). Bibliographie. Kommentierter Literaturbericht bis 2000, Subsidia scientifica franciscalia, 10 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2004), 758-760; Matthias Ilg, ‘Die ‘Prügelaffäre’ des Jahres 1729: ein neu hinterfragtes Kapitel aus der Verehrungsgeschichte des Fidelis von Sigmaringen’, Bote Tiroler Kapuziner 88 (2005), 216-224; Christian Schweizer, ‘Kapuziner, wer und woher sind sie? Sigmaringens Bezug zu dem Heiligen seiner Heimat’, Helvetia Franciscana 34 (2005), 95-99; Ephrem Bucher, ‘Bedeutung des hl. Fidelis im Kapuzinerorden’, Helvetia Sacra 34 (2005), 109-117; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Zur Fidelisbibliographie: Ausblick auf weitere Studien über den hl. Fidelis von Sigmaringen’, Helvetia Franciscana 34 (2005), 118-133; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Das‘Antidotum’ von Stephan Gabriel und die Schrift des hl. Fidelis von Sigmaringen ‘De articulis fidei catholicae”, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam (Rome: Ed. Collegio San Lorenzo da Brindisi, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 495-513; Hermann Ritter, ‘Der heilige Fidelis von Sigmaringen’, in: Konrad von Parzham und die Heiligen der franziskanischen Familie (Paderborn: Bonifatius Verlag, 2009), 96-105; Willi Eisele, 'Ein neuer Blick auf den heiligen Märtyrer Fidelis von Sigmaringen', Collectanea Francescana 87:3-4 (2017), 671-679.

 

 

 

 

Fidelis de Zara (Niccolò Busotti/Fidele da Zara, 1728-1801)

OFMCap. Member of the Venetian province. Son of the military captain Carlo Busotti and Anna Zulatti (daughter of a medical doctor). Nicolò Was already a priest when he joined the Capuchins in Venice at the age of 27, making his solemn profession on 21 September 1756, adopting the name Fedele. After an additional spiritual and theological formation, he fulfilled several stints as guardian (Zara, Padua, Udine, Vicenza) and he became active as a preacher in Italy and Dalmatia. Also involved wih the care of the sick and. In addition, he worked as a theologian counselor for the Archbishop of Split and others, and also fulfilled ambassadorial roles at the court of Emperor Franz II. His intellectual interests, and notably his agricultural, economic and Latin poetical pursuits were sufficient to make him a member of several learned academies. He died at Split in 1801.

manuscripts/editions

Carmina (created over a period of 40 years): MS Archivio della Curia provinciale dei cappuccini a Venezia-Mestre. This collection of 'songs' is divided in four books (Epistole ed elegie, Epigrammi,Odi, Inni sacri). Only the last of these were deemed sufficiently religious and in line with the Capuchin life to be published as Hymnodion seu Hymnorum quorumdam Collectio (1797).

Sermons?

Opuscoletti del religioso cappuccino predicatore padre Felice da Zara?

Modo di celebrare una novena in onore del glorioso s. Serafino laico cappuccino (Venice, 1774).

Produzioni ascetiche ed ascetize concernenti la peste di Spalato 1784, del trovantisi in mezzo e superstite religioso cappuccino padre Fedele da Zara (Venice, 1790).

Memoria concernente la rurale economia ed il commercio in Dalmazia, recitata nella seduta del 17 maggio 1789, in: Nuovo Giornale d'Italia spettante alla storia naturale, e principalmente l'agricoltura, le arti e il commercio 12 & 13 (13 & 23 July, 1791).

Ad nob. virum com. Antonium Tartaleum, ob eius nuptias auspicatissime celebrantes epitalamium (Venice, 1790).

In nuptiarum solemniis nob. dominae d.nae Matildis marchionissae de Canossa cum nob. domino d.no Ioanne Baptista ex comitibus de Arco epigramma?

Memoria sugli ostacoli all'avanzata dell'agricoltura in Dalmazia (Venice, 1791).

Carmen saeculare saeculo XIX adproperante Regi saeculorum immortali, invisibili, soli Deo honor et gloria (Ancona, 1793). A theological reflection on the new century to come.

Sui vantaggi offerti alla Dalmazia dalla buona coltivazione della terra (Venice, 1792.

Hymnodion seu Hymnorum quorumdam Collectio, auctore p. Fedele Dalmata Iaderensi Ordinis capuccinorum sacerdote concionatore (...) (Venice. 1797). A second volume of these texts was issued Mantissa ad Hymnodion sive ad priorem hymnorum collectionem additamentum (Venice, 1800).

Notizie istoriche concernenti il P. Marco d'Aviano, 2 Vols. (Venice: Simone Occhi, 1798). Accessible via Google Books and via www.europeana.eu

Ad Sacram Caesaream regalem apostolicam maiestatem Francisci II epistola archiepiscopi Spalatensis nec non Dalmatiae et totius Croatiae primatis Lelii de comitibus Cippic (Split, 1798). This work shows Gaetano's involvement with the major political upheavals in Venice during the revolutionry period, with the assassination of the French-revolutionary oriented commander G. Matutinovich and his family, and the invasion of the city by the Imperial fleet led by general M. Rukavina.

Officium proprium d. Ioannis Ursini confessoris episcopi Trauguriensis (Venice, 1799).

Pezzi di riflessione ed istruzioni intorno all'uso ingiusto del denaro, che scorgasi alla presta, e che si eviti in pratica l'uso ingiusto del denaro, e ciò che ordinariamente vien suggerito dal reo interesse (Venice, 1802). Posthumously printed.

More info on the whereabouts and historical context of his works is given in the entry of the DBI mentioned below.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap Appendix, 21; Venezie Francescane (1936), 40-42; Davide da Portogruaro, Storia dei cappuccini veneti (Venice, 1941) I, 9; II, 79, 143, 146, 166, 204, 279; Giovanni Crisostomo da Cittadella, Bibliografia dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Venezia (1535-1939) (Padua, 1944), 99-105; S.N., 'P. Fedele da Zara poeta latino', Unione Serafica 14 (Venice, 1948), 11-16; Lexicon Capuccinum, 588 (with additional references); Redento da Alano, 'Padre F. da Zara poeta latino', Le Venezie francescane 25:3 (1958), 65-77; M. Giadrossi, 'P. F. da Z. OFM capp. (1728-1801) e le sue memorie: 1) La caduta della Repubblica; 2) La peste di Spalato nel 1783-84', Atti e memorie della Società dalmata di storia patria 12 (1984), 105-121 & 13 (1985), 61-125; Guido Fagioli Vercellone, 'Fedele da Zara;, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 45 (1995) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/fedele-da-zara_(Dizionario-Biografico)/ ]

 

 

 

 

Fidentius de Padova (fl. later 13thcent.)

Italian friar, author of the Liber recuperationis Terrae Sanctis (1291), partly based on his own travels in the Middle East. In this work, presented to the first Franciscan Pope Nicolas IV, Fidenzio outlined a plan to reclaim the Holy Land, after the last strongholds of Christian crusader states had been lost in 1291.

manuscripts/editions

Liber recuperationis Terrae Sanctis: MS Paris, Bibliothèque National de France, Lat. 7242, fols. 85-126r. For another manuscript, see the 2007 study of Dalché. It received its first edition in Girolamo Golubovich (ed.), Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della Terra santa e dell'Oriente Francescano, II (1913) 1-60.

literature

A.-D. von den Brincken, Die ‘Nationes’, 448; Fabio Simonelli, ‘Fidenzio da Padova’, DBI XLVII, 412-414; Sylvia Schein, Fideles Crucis: The Papacy, the West, and the Recovery of the Holy Land, 1274-1314 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), 75, 93-101; Paolo Evangelisti, Fidenzio da Padova e la costruzione di un modello egemonico francescano XIII-XV s., PhD. Diss. (Trieste, 1993-1994); Paolo Evangelisti, ‘Il ‘Liber recuperationis Terre Sancte’ di Fidenzio da Padova: un progetto egemonico francesano per il ricupero ed il governo della Terrasanta’, in: Acri 1291. La fine della presenza degli ordini militari in Terra Santa e i nuovi orientamenti nel XIV secolo, ed. Francesco Maria Tommasi (Ponte S. Giovanni, 1996), 143-170; Paolo Evangelisti, Fidenzio da Padova e la letteratura crociato-missionaria minoritica: strategie e modelli francescani per il dominio (XIII-XIV sec.), Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici in Napoli, 43 (Bologna, 1998); Paolo Evangelisti, I Francescani e la costruzione di uno Stato. Linguaggi politici, valori identitari, progetti di governo in area catalano-aragonese, Fonte e ricerche, 20 (Padua: Editrici Francescane, 2006) [a.o. with reference to Fidenzio da Padova, Ramon Llul, Francesc Eiximenis, Joan Eixemeno and Matteo d’Agrigento]; Patrick Gautier Dalché, ‘Cartes, Réflexion Stratégique et Projets de Croisade à la Fin du XIIIe et au Début du XIVe Siècle: Une Initiative Franciscaine?’, Francia 37 (2007), 80-83, Plate I, 87-92; Luca Demontis, ‘Quomodo Terra Sancta recuperari potest: Fidenzio da Padova, Raimondo Lullo e il ‘superamento’ della crociata’, Antonianum 90 (2015), 545-561.

 

 

 

 

Flaminio Maria de Latera (Girolamo C. Annibali, 1733-18131)

Observant friar, lector, order historian and polemicist. Born in Latera as the son of Annobale and Flaminia Nusarelli. Took the habit in 1750 in the San Bernardino friary near Orte (Viterbo region). He made his solemn profession on 23 January 1751. After his education and ordination (possibly ca. 1756), he embarked on a career as lector (lector jubilatus in 1776). Prolific author: he produced probably more than 29 monographs and a large number of letters and religious poems. Quite a number of his works led to polemics with Conventual Franciscans and others over the early history of the order. His first major work, Lettere di Damiano Fillareti ad un padre minorita was published under the pseudonym Damiano Fillareti, and dates from 1764, when he was active in the Santa Maria Nova friary of Fano. The resulting controversy was curbed by the Observant provincial minister and inquisitor Benoffi, who expressed his support for Flaminio’s positions, yet at the same time transferred him to Velletri. Later, Flaminio spent a significant amount of time in the Santa Maria del Paradiso friary outside Viterbo, where he also functioned as the spiritual director for sister Lilia Maria del SS.Crocifisso. Later he would testify during her beatification process. In the Santa Maria del Paradiso friary and later in the San Bartolomeo all’Isola Tiberina friary (Rome), Flaminio produced a large number of works concerning the history of the order, the stigmata of Francis, the porziuncola indulgence and many other topics. Quite a few of these were written in response to other works or drew out attacks from the side of the Conventual Franciscans (see under editions). He also issued a major addition to the Bullarium Franciscanum of Sbaraglia. In 1791, Flaminio became general definitor for his order, and moved to the Ara Coeli friary. He also took part in the Observant general chapter of Rome (1792). Between 1794 and 1797, he was provincial minister of the Roman province. Shortly afterwards, he experienced the French occupation of Rome. Flaminio probably spent some time in the San Antonio delle Vigne friary in Venice, and in 1805 he apparently was vicar and novice master in the SS. Trinità seminary of Orvieto. It is unknown where he spent the last years of his life, after the dissolution of religious houses by the French regime in 1808. Throughout this turbulent period, Flaminio continued to research and to write. His last work, the Notizie storiche della Casa Farnese, della sua città di Castro, del suo ducato…, appeared posthumously.

editions

Lettere di Damiano Fillareti ad un padre minorita (Fano: Giuseppe Leonardi, 1764). This work was issued under the pseudonym Damiano Fillareti. In this work, Flaminio attacked the opinions of Domenico Pannelli, who had argued that Bonaventure of Bagnoregio, patron saint of Dano, had never been a Franciscan. This altercation led to a polemical exchange.

Lettere di Damiano Fillareti a un Padre Minorita, nelle quali dà il suo giudizio intorno alle ragioni addotte dal signor D. D. Pannelli per negare la professione Minoritica di S. Benvenuto ... Seconda edizione, con Osservazioni ed altro, di che si vegga una ... introduzione, che si premette (Osimo: Domenicanotnio Quercetti, 1765/Cesare Sartori, 1766). A revised edition, as a closing argument against the opinions of Domenico Panelli. The 1765 edition is available via Google Books.

Canzoni (Giuseppe Poggiarelli, 1772). Dedicated to Cardinal Federico Lante, bishop of Porto and S. Rufina

Manuale de' Frati Minori disposto dal P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera del medesimo ordine ... Con un'appendice, o sia Risposta all'autore del Saggio compendioso della dottrina di Giustino Febbronio ... (Rome: dalle Stampe del Casaletti a Sant'Eustachio, 1776). A reaction to a homologous work issued by the Conventual friar Giulio Antonio da Sangallo. It deals in a 'historical' way with the question which branch of the order could lay claim to the original charism of the order. This work again led to a polemic. It is available via Google Books. See also: Painacca, Esame critico: sopra il Manuale del P. Flaminio da Latera, Frate Osservante della Provincia di Roma (Venice: Appresso Francesco Sansoni, 1777); Baldassare Lombardi, Scrittura prima ... contro il Manuale de' Frati Minori del P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera, Min. Osser., stampato in Roma del 1776: a dimostrare irragionevoli affatto e vani gli sforzi, che in esso libro si fanno, per render dubbiosa, ora dopo cinquecento e più anni, la universalmente creduta esistenza del sacro Corpo di San Francesco d'Assisi nella Basilica del suo nome in quella Città (Rome: Dalle Stampe del Casaletti a S. Eustachio, 1777); Anonymus, Lettera d'un Anonimo ad un suo cordiale Amico di Roma: sull' Esame Critico dell' Avvocato Painacca, cui si premette la Serie Cronologica de' Ministri Generali dell' Ordine de' Minori (Venice, 1777).

Quanto incerto sia che il corpo del serafico S. Francesco esista in Assisi nella basilica del suo nome, ed altro che si premette intorno a varj libelli pubblicati dai PP. conventuali contro il P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera, minorita contro l'ordine suo, ed i suoi aderenti sotto diversi titoli, (Lausanne, 1779). This work again caused a stir, and can to an extent be seen to be connected with his previous Manuale dei frati minori. It can be accessed via Google Books. See also: Bonaventura Lombardi et al., Della sepoltura del Serafico Patriarca de'Minori S. Francesco nella patriarcale Basilica del suo nome in Assisi. Contro i dubbi del P. Flaminio Annibali da Latera ... Dichiarazione, etc. (Rome: Arcangelo Casaletti, 1797).

Il giudizio imparziale sulla controversia fra i PP. Conventuali, ed osservanti, Ridotto all'Esame si scopre esser lavoro di un parzialissimo, appassionato Conventuale, e perciò ingiurioso al chiarissimo sig. ab. Giambattista Faure, Sotto il di cui nome e stato pubblicato. I soli Conventuali hanno torto (Lugano, 1780). Available via Google Books.

Censura, e risposta alla commedia intitolata La margheritona confusa (Florence, 1779/1780). Available via google Books.

Ad Bullarium Franciscanum a p. fr. Joanne Hyacintho Sbaralea... Supplementum studio et labore Fr. Flaminii Annibali de Latera... praeviis animadversionibus in notas ejusdem Sbaraleae illustratum, opportunisque adnotationibus refertum (Roma: Archangelus Casaletti in aedibus dei Maximi, 1780). Available via Google Books. This work, written at the request of Pope Pius VI, contains first a set of eight treatises gathered under the title

Animadversiones in notas P. Francisci Joannis Hyacinthi Sbaralea ad Bullarium franciscanum, with in an appendix the Epistola excusatoria of Angelo Clareno to John XXII and a list of miracles ascribed to Angelo Clareno. In addition, this work contains a number of bulls concerning the Franciscans up till Nicholas IV not included in Sbaraglia's Bullarium Franciscanum.

La difesa dell'antico metodo della via crucis e la censura del nuovo, scritte da F.F.A.F.O. vendicate dal giudizio proferito dai gazzettieri fiorentini nei fogli intitolati Annali ecclesiastici (Viterbo: Poggiarelli, 1783). Available via Google Books.

La pratica del pio esercizio della via crucis introdotta nella chiesa dai Fratri Minori (Viterbo: Poggiarchi, 1783). 2 editions in the same year.

Dissertationes critico-historicae: in quarum una seraphicus patriarcha Franciscus tertii ordinis institutor. In altera indulgentiae Portiunculae veritas asseritur, et vindicatur (Rome: Ex typographia Archangeli Casaletti in Aedibus Maximi, 1784).

Meditazioni sulla vera Religione interiore>>

Officia Sanctorum>>

Breviarium romanum ex decreto Ss. Concilii Tridentini

Veritas impressionis sacrorum stigmatum in corpore seraphici S. Francisci Assisiensis in luce posita et a criticorum quorundam opinionibus vindicata a f. Flaminio Annibali de Latera Ordinis Minorum .. (Rome: Ex typographia Archangeli Casaletti, 1786). Taking a stance against detractors of the stigmata of Francis. Available via Google Books.

Compendio della storia degli Ordini religiosi esistenti, 4 Vols. (Rome: Luigi Perego Salvioni, 1790-1791). Dedicated to Cardinal Romualdo Onesti-Braschi. An unauthorised reprint with many errors appeared in Naples a few years layter [is that the Storia degli ordini regolari: colla vita de' loro fondatori (Naples: A spese di Nicola Gervasi, 1796) mentioned in WorldCat?]. Later a new authorised edition of the fourth volume came out which included as an appendix the Memorie storiche del Servo di Dio Padre Juan Varela y Losada. The 1790-91 imprint is available via Google Books.

L'immagine della Madonna del Suffragio ed i Miracoli a Grotte di Castro...

(Montefiasco, 1790).

La Vergine coronata, 4 Vols. (1792).

Vita del frate Francesco Orante O.F.M. vescovo di Oviedo (1795).

F.F. Horantii ... Locorum Catholicorum tum sacrae scripturæ, tum etiam antiquorum patrum pro orthodoxa, et veteri fide retinenda libri VII. Nunc denuò in lucem editi et à F.M.A. de Latera Præfatione ... etc. referti, atque a ... mendis expurgati. (Rome, 1795-6).

Vita della vergine santa Coleta riformatrice dell'ordine di S. Chiara o sia del secondo dei tre istituti del serafico padre S. Francesco d'Assisi cavata dai processi della di lei canonizzazione e da altri autentici monumenti scritta dal p. Flaminio Maria Annibali da Latera .. (Rome: Antonio Fulgoni, 1805 & Mordacchini, 1807). Available via Google Books.

Vita della vergine S. Giacinta Mariscotti, monaca professa del tezz'ordine del serafico P. S. Francesco, scritta dal P. Flaminio Maria Annibali da Latera,... (Rome: A. Fulgoni, 1805). See also: Vie de Ste Hyacinthe Mariscotti, religieuse professe du tiers ordre de S. François, par le Père Flaminius Marie Annibal de Latera,... Traduit de l'italien, sur l'imprimé à Rome, 1805, chez Antoine Fulgoni... par M. Allibert,... ( Lyon-Paris: Perisse frères, 1845).

La Vita dei Ss. Martiri Cosma e Damiano (Rome: Giunchi, 1807).

(Posthumously)Notizie storiche della Casa Farnese, della sua città di Castro, del suo ducato e delle terre e luoghi che lo componevano, con l'aggiunta di due paesi Latera e Farnese. Raccolte e disposte dal padre Flaminio Maria Annibali da Latera minore osservante (Montefiascone: Stamperia del seminario, 1817).

More to follow...

literature

Catholic Encyclopedia IX (New York 1910), 13; DHGE, III, 393; Livarius Oliger, 'Della vita e degli scritti del p. Flaminio Annibali da Latera o.f.m. (1733-1813)', AFH 7 (1914), >>. Also issued as a a small monograph the same year (Quaracchi: Tip. del Collegio di S. Bonaventura , 1914).

 

 

 

 

Florentius Conry (Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire/Florence Conry/Conroy/O'Mulconry/ Omoelchonry;ca. 1560-1629)

Irish Observant friar. Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire studied arts, philosophy and theology at the Irish college of Salamance (founded in 1592), and worked towards his ordination prior to his entry in the Franciscan Santiago province. During the Nine Years' War, he traveled to Ireland as confessor and preacher to soldiers under the command of Hugh O'Neill and Red Hugh O'Donnell. This all fell apart at Kinsale in 1601, after which Flaithrí returned to Spain. Two years later, he took part in an abortive maritime expedition that never made it to Ireland. We find him as a counselor of the Spanish crown concerning the settlement in Spain of Irish Catholic exiles, and he helped Irish soldiers to enter the Spanish military. In 1606, Flaithrí was elected provincial of the Irish friars minor at the general chapter of Toledo. During this period, he helped create the Irish Franciscan college at Louvain in the Habsburg Low Countries. From Douai, Flaithrí traveled to Rome, but also became involved with a new military adventure to capture Dublin Castle and start a rebellion against the English. When this fell through, the Spanish King Philip III and Pope Paul V secured for him his appointment to the archbishopric of Tuam. He was consecrated in Rome on Sunday 3 May 1609 by Cardinal Maffeo Barberini. Flaithrí never went to his archiocese in person, but alternated between Madrid and Louvain, using substitutes/suffragans to act in his behalf in Tuam. Late in life, in 1626, in the context of renewed warfare between Spain and England, Flaitrí tried in vain to organise an invasion of Ireland under the guidance of the Earls of Tyrone and Tyrconnel. He died of an illness at the Franciscan friary of San Francisco el Grande in Madrid on 18 November 1629. Two Irish friars transported his remains to the Irish College of St Anthony of Padua in Louvain in 1654, where they were re-interred in the collegiate chapel.

For more on his life and career, see Wikipaedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaithr%C3%AD_%C3%93_Maolchonaire]

editions

Sgáthán an Chrábhaidh (Mirror of Devotion), an Irish translation of the Spanish allegorical bestseller Spill de la Vida Religiosa. See on this the Corpus of Electronic Texts Edition [http://www.ucc.ie/celt/published/G208020/index.html], as well as Desiderius, otherwise called Sgáthán an chrábhaidh, by Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire (Florence Conry), ed. Thomas F. O'Rahilly (Dublin: The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1941/Reprint 1975).

De Augustini sensu circa b. Mariae Virginis conceptionem (Antwerp, 1619).

Peregrinus Jerichontinus, hoc est de natura humana feliciter instituta, infeliciter lapsa, miserabiter vulnerata, misericorditer restaurata (Paris, 1641).

De gratia Christi (Paris, 1646).

De flagellis justorum, juxta mentem S. Augustini (Paris, 1644).

Compendium doctrinae S. Augustini circa gratiam (Paris, 1645).

Letters>>>

>> catechism translation>>

to be continued...

literature

Muriel McCarthy, Hibernia Resurgens [Catalogue of Marsh’s Library Exhibition] (Dublin: Marsh’s Library, 1994), passim; Joseph MacMahon, 'Irish Franciscan Scotists of the Seventeenth Century', Canterbury Studies in Franciscan History 2 (2009), 85-112: Benjamin Hazard, Faith and Patronage: The Political Career of Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire c. 1560-1629 (Dublin-Portland OR: Irish Academic Press, 2009) & Faith and Patronage: The Political Career of Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire c. 1560-1629, Revised Edition (Dublin-Portland OR: Irish Academic Press, 2010) [cf. review in AFH 104 (2011), 334-338]; Benjamin Hazar, 'At Ó Néill’s right hand: Flaithrí Ó Maolchonaire and the Red Hand of Ulster', Early Modern History (1500–1700), Features 18:1 (Jan/Feb 2010) [see: http://www.historyireland.com/early-modern-history-1500-1700/at-o-neills-right-hand-flaithri-o-maolchonaire-and-the-red-hand-of-ulster/]

 

 

 

 

Florentinus Bonensis (fl. 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Author of the Caeremoniale sive Compendium SS. Rituum (...) ad usum FF. Min. Capuccinorum Prov. Coloniensis (Cologne, 1689).

 

 

 

 

Florentius Leijdanus van Oyen (1515-1595)

Born in Leiden in 1515. Became a student at Louvain University as member of the pedagogium Het Kasteel (The Castle) to study arts in August 1533. Received his licence in the arts on March 28, 1536. Thereafter he joined the Friars Minor, probably working in Antwerp (around 1567) and Leiden (1568-1570), to become provincial on July 16, 1570 He remained in that function until August 8, 1574, witnessing the demise of a number of friaries and other problems in the context of the unfolding Dutch Revolt. In 1580, he was guardian of Mechelen. That same year, he was made general commisarius with specific visitation rights in his order province. He died in the Mechelen friary on June 20, 1595. Active as preacher and author. He wrote late 1573/early 1574 an account of the martyrdom of the Gorcum friars, which he sent to Rome in 1580, and which was published by the general minister Franciscus Gonzaga, and was re-issued in verious permutations in other works. Besides, Florentius wrote several works in the Dutch vernacular.

manuscripts/editions

Die Wegen van Sion: MS Leiden UB BPL 2786 (a 16th century copy written by Margrieta Lauris van Delft). >>Is this ascription correct?

Wegen die ons leyen in't hemels Jerusalem? See: Fr. Nieuwenhuizen, Bijdragen voor de Geschiedenis van het Bisdom Haarlem 9 (1881), 96-97.

Letter to Adriaan Hugaarts, guardian in Delft, sent from Mechelen on Ascension day 1572. The Latin text can be found in Bleyswyck, Beschrijvinghe der stadt Delft (Delft, 1667), 342. A Dutch translation has appeared in R. Boitet, Beschrijving der stadt Delft (Delft, 1729), 344, and later in excerpt format in De Bourdon 7 (1931) & Franciscaansch Leeven 84 (1950), 84.

Novorum, in Inferioris Germaniae Provintia Constantissimorum Martyrum, Ordinis Sancti Francisci ex Observantia, passionis historia: à Reverendo Florentio Leijdano, eiusdem Provintiae Ministro collecta, ed. Franciscus de Gonzaga Historia (Naples: apud Horatium Salvianum, 1581)/Historia Passionis in Germaniae Inferioris Provincia Constantissimorum Martyrum Ordinis sancti Francisci ex observantia: à Reverendo Florentio Leijdano, eiusdem Provintiae Ministro collecta Ingolstadt: Wolfgang Eder, 1582)/ etc.. The most insightful analysis of the dissemination and edition history of the text is given by De Troeyer (1969), 343ff.

literature

J. Doedens, ‘Florentius Leijdanus (van Oyen) en zijn Novorum Martyrum Historia’, Collectanea Franciscana Neerlandica 1 (1927), 267-284; B. de Troeyer, Bio-Bibliographia Franciscana Neerlandica Saeculi XVI I: Pars Biographica (Nieuwkoop, 1969), 339-345 (with additional information and bibliographical references).

 

 

 

 

Florian Jaroszewicz (fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFMObs. Polish friar of the strict Alcantarine observance. Doctor of theology and first custos (1746-1751) of the Russian custody (the custody of Notre Dame of Sorrows), which became independent from the Polish province in 1746. For the instruction of novices, Florian published in 1752 his Principia Theologiae Asceticae. The first part of this work (pages 1-46) amounts to a catechism (with questions and answers) of Christian doctrine and ascetical theology. Florian stresses (on page 31) that ‘cognitio Dei ac divinorum non speculativa sed affectiva, per sanctas meditationes, per spirituales lectiones, per adhortationes magistrorum spiritus, et continua in bonis operibus exercitia, cum lumine coelesti acquisita.’ This catechetical part is followed by more than three hundred pages of meditations and no less than seven introductions on prayer, saintly desires, saintly aspirations, spiritual retreat, the theological, cardinal and religious virtues, temptation and mortification.

editions

Principia theologiae asceticae ad usum et captum tyrocinii religiosi potissimum Seraphici Ordinis Minorum S.P.N. Francisci Strict. Observantiae Reformatorum ex probatis authoribus collecta, disposita et elucidata (Lwow, 1752).

He also wrote religious works in Polish. These are listed on WorldCat and some are also mentioned at https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florian_Jaroszewicz

literature

Carolus-Maria de Perugia, Chronologia Historico-Legalis Seraphici Ordinis (Rome, 1752), III, 473-475; Paul Bailly, ‘Jaroszewicz (Florian)’, DSpir VIII, 171-72; Richard Butterwick, 'Catholicism and Enlightenment in Poland-Lithuania', in: A Companion to the Catholic Enlightenment in Europe, ed. Ulrich L. Lehner & Michael O'Neill Printy (Leiden: Brill, 2010), 324.

 

 

 

 

Flosculus Binterim (Anton Joseph (Josef) Binterim, 1779- 1855)

OFM and later secular priest. German friar from Düsseldorf. Son of the Binterim clothmaker family. He entered the Franciscan order in the Cologne province, adopting the name Flosculus. After studies of philosophy and physics in the Franciscan Bethania studyhouse in Düren and of theology in Aix-en-Chapelle (Aachen), he was ordained priest in 1802 in Deutz, near Cologne. Due to the forced secularisation of monasteries in 1804, he left the order, yet he continued to consider himself to be inspired by the Franciscan lifestyle. From 1805 onwards, until his death in 1855, he was active as a Catholic vicar in the parish of St. Martin in Bilk (Düsseldorf). In 1821, he received a doctorate at the Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg. Three years later, due to his theological production and other activities, Pope Leo XII bestowed on him the Ordine dello Speron d'Oro (Ordine della Milizia Aurata), and in 1826, he became a member of the Catholic Academy in Rome. In 1848, he joined the theology faculty at Prague, the same year that he was elected into the Prussian national parliament. Near the end of his life, in 1852, he received an honorary doctorate in Canon Law from the Catholic University of Louvain. Binterim is nowadays especially known for his studies on the Archdiocese of Cologne and on the history of the Franciscan order. He is also one of the founding fathers of the Historical Society of the Lower Rhine (Historisches Verein für den Niederrhein, est. 1854). Yet Binterim was also involved in contemporary disputes. As a spokesman of conservative Catholicism, he took a stance agains the rationalist Catholic views of Georg Hermes. He also argued against Prussian policies regarding interconfessional marriage, and protested against the confinement of the Cologne Archbishop Clemens August Droste zu Vischering, one of the Catholic opponents of Prussian religious policies. As a result Binterim himself was also for a while inprisoned in the citadel of Wesel.

manuscripts

Many documents/letters etc. can be found in the Hermann-Smeets-Archiv der Bilker Heimatfreunde (Düsseldorf).

editions

Most of his works are readily available via Archive.org, Google Books and especially via the digital collections of the Universität- und Landesbibliothek Düsseldorf [http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de].

Sechste Rede bey dem eilfhundertjährigen Jubelfeste des heiligen Bischofes Suitbertus, Apostels hiesiger Gegend und der benachbarten Länder : vorgetr. d. 11. des Monats Julius 1817 in d. Pfarrkirche zu Kaiserswerth Düsseldorf: Stahl ca. 1817). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-83144

Antonii Josephi Binterim Epistolae catholicae de probationibus theologicis. (Düsseldorf: Schreiner, 1820). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-75406

Die vorzüglichsten Denkwürdigkeiten der Christ-Katholischen Kirche aus den ersten, mittlern und letzten Zeiten, mit besonderer Rücksichtnahme auf die Disciplin der katholischen Kirche in Deutschland, 7 Vols. (Mainz,1825–1832).

(in collaboration with Joseph Hubert Mooren) Die alte und neue Erzdiözese Köln, 4 Vols. (Mainz, 1828–1831).

De libertate conjugis infidelis, factae fidelis, si infidelis alter recuset cohabitare pacifice nec sine contumelia creatoris: quaestio retractata (Hergt, 1834). Available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-80876 [last checked on 28 August 2016]

Kurze Beschreibung der jetzigen Pfarrkirche zu Bilk mit ihren Gemälden von dem Pfarrer daselbst Binterim (Düsseldorf, 1835).A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-76226

Pragmatische Geschichte der deutschen National-, Provinzial- und Diözesansynoden, 7 Vols. (Mainz, 1835–1848).

Der katholische Bruder- und Schwesterbund zu einer rein katholischen Ehe (1838). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-11956

Herrn Erzbischofs von Cöln Clemens August, Freiherrn Droste zu Vischering Schrift Über den Frieden unter der Kirche und den Staaten: mit einer Rechtfertigung gegen den Verf. der Personen und Zustände aus den politischen Wirren in Preußen u. mit mehrern noch unbekannten Documenten, erläutert und gegen die Angriffe der Gegner vertheidigt von Anton Joseph Binterim ( Mainz: Halenza, 1844). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-21488

Beleuchtung des von der Kreissynode Duisburg herausgegebenen Katechismus der Unterscheidungslehren der evangelisch-protestantischen und der römisch-katholischen Kirche (Düsseldorf: Roschütz, 1844). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-21300

An matrimonio mixto, cujus ante conjugationem cautiones pollicitae sunt ecclesiasticae, parochus catholicus benedicere possit etiam tunc, quando nupturientes modo coram ministro protestantico matrimonialter contraxerunt? (Düsseldorf, 1846). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-80868

Dissertatio altera sive discussio iterata quaestionis : an matrimonio mixto, cujus ante conjunctionem cautiones sunt pollicitae ecclesiasticae, parochus catholicus (salva conscientia) benedicere possit etiam tunc, quando nupturientes modo coram ministro protestantico matrimonialiter contraxerunt?. (Düsseldorf: Schaub, 1847). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-82647

Die Wünsche und Vorschläge der katholischen Geistlichkeit Düsseldorfs an den Hochwürdigsten Herrn Erzbischof von Köln (Düsseldorf: Engels, 1848). A digital copy is available at http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/urn/urn:nbn:de:hbz:061:1-20484

literature

Rhenania Franciscana, 10 (1939), 182-184; W. Kullmann,  ‘Literarisch-freundschaftliche Beziehungen zwischen Marzellin Molkenbuhr und Anton Josef Binterim’, Franziskanische Studien 20 (1933), 130-144; Cornel Schönig, Anton Josef Binterim (1779–1855) als Kirchenpolitiker und Gelehrter, Veröffentlichungen des Historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein, 5 (Düsseldorf, 1933); Willibald Kullmann, ‘Anton Josef Binterims Pfarrkonkurs. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Studienwesens d. Kölnischen Franziskanerprovinz in die Aufklärungszeit’, Franziskanische Studien 27 (1940), 1-21; Robert Haaß, ‘Binterim, Anton Joseph’, Neue Deutsche Biographie II (1955), 249-250; Friedrich Wilhelm Bautz, ‘Binterim, Anton Joseph’, Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon I (1975/1990), 598-599; Heinz Finger, ‘Anton Josef Binterim – der „geistige Vater“ des Hist. Vereins für den Niederrhein’, Annalen des Historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein insbesondere das alte Erzbistum Köln. Festschrift zum 150-jährigen Bestehen 207 (Cologne, 2004, 33-37; Anton Josef Binterim (1779–1855). Eine Ausstellung anlässlich des 150-jährigen Jubiläums des Historischen Vereins für den Niederrhein und des 75-jährigen Jubiläums der Wiedererrichtung der Kölnischen Franziskanerprovinz, ed. Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek (Cologne, 2004); Der Bilker Pastor Anton Josef Binterim, Seelsorger und Kirchenhistoriker im wiedererrichteten Erzbistum Köln. Eine Ausstellung der Diözesan- und Dombibliothek, ed. Erzbischöfliche Diözesan- und Dombibliothek Köln (Cologne, 2005); S. Heid, ‘Joseph Binterim [O.F.M.]’, in: Personenlexikon zur Christlichen Archäologie. Forscher und Persönlichkeiten vom 16. bis zum 21. Jahrhundert, ed. Stefan Heid & Martin Dennert (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner 2012) I, 190-191.

 

 

 

 

 

Fortunatus Bononiensis (Fortunato di Bologna/Alamandini, d. 1692)

OFMCap. Member of the Bologna province. Joined the order as an adult of more than 30 years. Editor of the missionary account of Giovanni Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo.

editions

Edition of Istorica Descrizione delli tre regni Congo, Matamba e Angola, ed. Fortunato Alamandini da Bologna (Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1687). Accessible via Archive.org.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 89; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 223; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 352; Mazzucchelli, Scrittori d'Italia I, 240; Neerlandia Franciscana 1 (1914), 262-265; Lexicon Capuccinum, 606 (with some additional references).

 

 

 

 

 

Fortanerius Vasalli (d. 1361)

Master of theology, and minister general between 1342 and 1348. Bishop of Marseille, Archbishop of Ravenna, Patriarch of Venice and Cardinal Designate in 1361. Died at Padua on his way to Avignon to receive the cardinal’s hat.>>>>

manuscripts

Sermones>>

literature

Fabricius, II, 178 & VI, 161;Wadding!>; Zawart, 303; AFH 3(1910), 294 & 5 (1912), 699-700.

 

 

 

 

Fortunatus de Brescia (Girolamo Ferrari, 1701-1754)

OFMRef. Born in Brescia on December 1, 1701 as the son of Giovanni Ferrari and Angela Maioni. Received his first training by private tutors and entered the Riformati branch on 29 September 1718 in the SS. Anunciata friary of Val Camonica, adopting the name Fortunato da Brescia. He obtained a scholastic education in the order’s school system, but soon began to dabble in ‘new’ forms of mathematical science, physics, physiology/biology, and he began to produce a large number of works that demonstrate a growing familiarity with and evaluation of more recent philosophical and scientific developments and controversies in a wide range of mathematical and scientific disciplines. Several of his works were clearly meant to introduce these new developments in a measured way to the schoolmen in his order and in other scholastic institutions. From 1728 onwards, he was himself lector of philosophy in the S. Cristoforo friary of Brescia, and in 1731 he also gave theology lectures there. In 1734, he began to teach mathematics at the Accademia degli Erranti, which formed the context of his first major work: Geometriae elementa ad philosophiam comparandam accommodata (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1734). This publication was also the beginning of a long collaboration with the Brescia publisher Giovanni Maria Rizzardi, who for decades published most of Fortunato’s works. Fortunato’s intellectual development was due not only to his readings but also due to his contacts with other members of the Accademia degli Erranti and Cardinal A.M. Querini, who for a while supported Fortunato’s intellectual endeavors, notably his mathematical studies, and gave him access to his book and manuscript collections (now part of the Biblioteca Queriniana). Most of Fortunato’s works were geared to introducing new mathematical and scientific insights to a ‘scholastic’ audience. At the same time, he was rather innovative in his use of the microscope to study the embryonic origin and histological constitution of the various organs and tissues within animal bodies, building upon and transcending the work of Malpighi, Leeuwenhoek and others. From 1741 onwards, Fortunato became more and more concerned to connect philosophical/scientific insights with Catholic religious views concerning issues such as the eucharist and grace. In this context should be seen nearly all his major works from the last decade of his life. In 1753, Fortunato left Brescia to become the personal secretary of the minister general P. de Molina, whom Fortunato followed to Madrid. He continued his studies there, but in May 1754 he fell ill and he died in Madrid from a pulmonary condition within a few days (121 May, 1754). His quick demise caused some short-lived rumors in Italy, namely that he had been poisoned by Jansenist opponents.

manuscripts

Letters from Fortunato to Mazzuchelli, Rodella, Cardinal Passionei, Bottari and others can be found in Biblioteca Queriniana di Brescia MS E.IV.3, ff. 221-238, MS E.IV.7 & MS B.V.3; Rome, BAV, Vat. Lat. MS 10004, ff. 349-372; Rome, BAV, Vat. Lat. MS 10021, f. 110; Rome, BAV, Vat. Lat. MS 12564, ff. 399-403; Rome, Biblioteca Corsiniana MS 569, f. 409, MS 1635, f. 161, MS 2051 & MS 2040 (32.G.27).

editions

Geometriae elementa ad philosophiam comparandam accommodata (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1734).

(in collaboration with A.M. Querini) Animadversiones in propositionem 21 lib. VII Elementorum Euclidis cum nova eiusdem propositionis demonstratione... (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1738).

Philosophia sensuum mechanica methodice tractata atque ad usus academicos accommodata secundis curis p.f. Fortunati a Brixia ...: Physices particularis. pars 1. De coelo, & astris. pars. 2. De corporibus elementaribus (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1735-36/Second revised edition 1745-47/ Third revised edition 1751-1756). The third edition is Available via Google Books.

Elementa mathematica in quatuor tomos digesta, 4 Vols. (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1738-1739 & later editions). Available via Google Books.

Elementa matheseos ad mechanicam philosophiam in privatis scholis tradentam ... accommodata (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1740/1750). Different editions available via Google Books.

Philosophia mentis: methodice tractata atque ad usus academicos accommodata. Metaphysicam universam complectens, 2 Vols. (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1741-1742/Second ed. Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1747-1749/Venice, 1769). In any case the second edition is available via Archive.Org & Google Books. See also: Philosophia Mentis Methodice Tractata Atque Ad Usus Academicos Accommodata (BiblioBazaar Reprint, 2015)

Probabilismus methodo mathematica demonstratus (Lyon, 1747). Available via Google Books.

De qualitatibus corporum sensibilibus: dissertatio physico-theologica (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1749). Available via Google Books.

Cornelii Jansenii Yprensis episcopi Systema de medicinali gratia Christi redemptoris methodice expositum & theologice confutatum (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi,1751). Available via Google Books.

Animadversiones criticae in epistolam apologeticam Udalrici Weiß (...) (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1751).

OSSERVAZIONI CRITICHE DEL P.F. FORTUNATO DA BRESCIA SOPRA CERTO ARTICOLO: Delle Novelle Letterarie di Firenze al num. 27. e 28. di quest' anno 1752 (Roveredo: Presso Francescantonio Marchesani Librajo, 1752). Available via Google Books.

Cornelii Jansenii Yprensis episcopi Systema de gratia Christi methodice expositum, & theologice confutatum secundis curis R.P. fr. Fortunati a Brixia ... Opus posthumum (Madrid: Mat. Mariæ a Jesu de Agreda, 1755). Available via Google Books.

Elementa Mathematica: In Quatuor Tomos Digesta. Algebra Synopsim, generalem proportionum doctrinam, ac utriusque progressionis theoriam, & praxim continens, 4 Vols. (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1756-). At least several volumes available via Archive.Org & Google Books.

Admod. Reu. Patris Fortunati a Brixia ... De oratoriis domesticis dissertatio. Opus posthumum (Bressanone [Brixen]: Rizzardi, 1757).

Commentarius theologico-canonico-criticus de ecclesiis earum reverentia, et asylo atque concordia sacerdotii, et imperii auctore Josepho Aloysio Assemani accesserunt tractatus cl. virorum d. Josephi de Bonis de oratoriis publicis ac r.p. Fortunati a Brixia de oratoriis domesticis in supplementum celeberrimi operis Joannis Baptistæ Gattico de oratoriis domesticis, et usu altaris portatilis (Rome: sumptibus Venantii Monaldini bibliopola in via Cursus, 1766).

literature

A. Gemelli, 'Un precursore della moderna morfologia comparata', Rivista di fisica, matematica e scienze naturali 7 (1906), 355-360 [re-issued in Brixia sacra 5 (1914), 25-32; R. Mazzetti, Il card. A.M. Querini. Uomini e idee del Settecento e la nascita del giansenismo bresciano (Brescia, 1933), 109ff & passim; B. Hughes, 'Franciscans and Mathematics', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 77:1-3 (1984), 1-66 (esp. 20-24); P. Del Negro, review of Cultura religione e politica nell'età di A.M. Querini, ed. G. Benzoni & M. Pegrari (Brescia, 1982), in: Rivista Storica Italiana 96 (1984), 253-265; Ugo Baldini, ‘Fortunato da Brescia’, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 49 (1997), 239-343 [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/fortunato-da-brescia_(Dizionario-Biografico)/]; Pierluigi Pizzamiglio, ‘Ecclesiatici bresciani cultori delle scienze matematiche e fisiche', Brixia Sacra 3rd s. 12:1-2 (2007), 525-539.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Brugis (d. 1516)

Observant friar of flemish descent but active in the St. Anthony province in Venice. Together with the German Joannes de Spira (Johann Emerich of Speier, the printer) and the nobleman Luceantonius de Giunta (who provided the money), he issued a huge seven-volume Graduale (2 Vols), an Antiphonarium (4 Vols) and Psalterium (1 Vol) between 1499 and 1507. According to his introduction, Franciscus had corrected many musical mistakes. The first and fifth volume also contain a normative treatise of twelve chapters on church singing and composition. According to the necrology of the Venetian province, Franciscus died on 3 May 1516 (Franciscus de Brugis, alias Franciscus de Flandria) in the S. Giobe friary in Venice.

editions

Graduale Romanum (Venice: Johannes Emericus, de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, 28 Sept. 1499; 14 Jan. 1499/1500; 1 Mar. 1500).

Antiphonarium proprium et co[m]mune sancto[rum]: s[?]m ordine[m] sancte Romane ecclesie. su[m]ma cu[m] diligentia reuisum: atq[ue] fideli studio emendatu[m], 4 Vols. (Venice: Johannes Emericus, de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, ca. 1499).

Psalterium nocturnum ac diurnum: Secundum morem et consuetudines sancte romane ecclesie (Venice: Johannes Emericus, de Spira, for Lucantonio Giunta, 1507).

literature

Giuseppe Massera, La ‘Mano musicale perfetta’ di Francesco de Brugis dalle prefazioni ai corali di L.A. Giunta, Venezia, 1499-1504. Con 7 tavv. f.t.e transcrizione integrale degli scritti teorici (Florence: Olschki, 1963); B. De Troeyer, Bio-Bibliographia Franciscana Neerlandica Saeculi XVI, I: Pars Biographica (Nieuwkoop: D. de Graaf, 1969), 1ff.

 

 

 

 

Fortunatus de Coppulis de Perugia (Fortunato Coppoli, d. 1477)

OFMObs. Born in Perugia around 1430 as the son of the lawyer Ivo di Niccolò and Maddalena di Paolo Montesperelli, both pertaining to the upper classes of perugian society. Fortunato studied law at Perugia’s university and from the early 1450s onwards apparently was elected into several paid ‘consultor’ positions within the town – possibly a convenient way to hand out funds to the male offspring of the urban elite in return for token administrative/political public offices. He also became bethrothed to Lucrezia di Niccolò di Mariotto Baglioni and he would officially already have married her when in 1455 he underwent a sudden conversion and joined the Observant Franciscans in the Monteripido friary near Perugia. The family of Lucrezia apparently never forgave him for that move and for a while tried to chase him down. For several years, Fortunato remained ‘hidden’ within the Observant school network, to return to Monteripido in 1459. It became more or less his home base during his many preaching campaigns throughout the Italian peninsula. He became involved with the erection of several Monte dei poveri/di pieta, both in Perugia (in collaboration with Michele Carcano da Milano) and elsewhere, and his name is also connected with a number of urban and territorial pacification projects, both on behalf of the papacy and at the request of local rulers. His preaching campaigns during the 1460s and 1470s are well-documented, as are his actions on behalf of the erection of Monte di pieta and concommitant anti-jewish homiletic diatribes in many Italian towns. Hence, during preaching ralies in Assisi and Cortona, he called Jews ‘cani selvaggi e sporchi, che hanno succhiato e continuano a succhiare il nostro sangue.’ [found in: A. Toaff, The Jews in Medieval Assisi, 60], and it seems this was in line with utterances at other occasions. In between his many urban preaching rallies – frequently during the Advent and Lent periods - Fortunato Coppoli also fulfilled several administrative charges within the Observant order family. He was elected guardian of the Porziuncola friary at Santa Maria degli Angeli (near Assisi, 1472-1474), and during 1474-1475, he was guardian of the Monteripido friary of Perugia. Spring 1475, he was elected provincial vicar of Umbria, and on the general chapter of Naples that year, he was elected commissioner en charged to act as an arbitor in conflicts among Observant factions in Brescia, Bergamo and Crema. He also intervened in the Observant reform project of the Poor Clares of Santa Lucia in Foligno under the abbess Cecilia Coppoli da Perugia (a distant kinswoman of Fortunato), initially judging the women’s ideas to adopt a regime of complete poverty too risky. Most of Fortunato Coppoli’s writings are directly related to his homiletic activities (sermons and ‘treatises’ on issues such as usury, gaming, a reworking of the Summa de Casibus Conscientiae of Bartholomaeus Pisanus etc.), and his work on behalf of the Monte di pietà (several consilia).

manuscripts

Casi Giuridico-Canonici/Annotazioni a casi giuridico-canonici, aggiunte e commenti alla Summa Pisanella e al sermo De dilectione proximi di s. Bernardino da Siena: Napels, Biblioteca Nazionale MS V.H.33 ff. 7r-9v, 16v-17r, 45r, 48v, 49rv, 52v, 53rv, 56r, 276r-278r.

Circa materiam ludi: Modena, Biblioteca Estense MS Lat. .V.9.8 (577), f. 363r; Assisi, Biblioteca comunale MS 629, ff. 335v-339v; Assisi, Biblioteca francescana di Chiesa Nuova, MS 13, ff. 234v-237r & MS 30, ff. 260r-261r; Foligno, Bibl. comunale MS A.10.1.16, ff. 125v-127v.

Consilium de Monte Pietatis (Civitas Perusina): Cortona, Bibl. comunale, MS 249, ff. 39r-45v.

Lettere a Lorenzo il Magnifico: Florence, Archivio di Stato, Mediceo avanti il Principato, filza 21, n. 399; filza 24, n. 454; filza 33, n. 578; filza 35, n. 359.

De decimis, De usuris, De emptione: Assisi, Biblioteca comunale, MS 629, ff. 339v-340v.

Ex dictis fratris Fortunati: Florence, Biblioteca Riccardiana MS 1494, f. 122r.

editions

Consilium Montis Pietatis editum a doctissimo et venerando patre F[ratre] Fortunato Perusino ordinis Minorum Observantie (Civitas Florentina) (Venice: P. Quarenghi, 1498).

literature

Luke Wadding, Scriptores trium Ordinum Fratrum Minorum (ed. Rome, 1908), 254; G. G. Sbaraglia, Supplementum et castigatio ad Scriptores OFM (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 254; O. Scalvanti, 'Cronaca perugina inedita di Pietro Angelo di Giovanni', Bollettino della Deputazione di storia patria per l'Umbria 4 (1898), 117; M. Ciardini, Un "consilium" per il Monte di pietà di Firenze (1473) (Florence, 1905), 20 f.; A. Fantozzi, 'Documenti intorno alla beata Cecilia Coppoli clarissa (1426-1500)', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 19 (1938), 338-341; A. Ghinato, 'Un propagatore dei Monti di Pietà del '400: P. Fortunato Coppoli da Perugia, O.F.M. († 1477)', Rivista di storia della chiesa in Italia 10 (1956), 193-211; S. Maiarelli & U. Nicolini, Il Monte dei Poveri di Perugia. Periodo delle origini (1462-1474) (Perugia, 1962), passim; G. Pagnani, 'Monti di pietà', in: Dizionario degli istituti di perfezione VI (Rome, 1973), 119-122; Ariel Toaff. The Jews in Medieval Assisi, 1305-1487. A Social and Economie History of a Small Jewish Community in Italy (Florence: Leo S. Olschi, 1979), 60 & passim; A. Bartoli Langeli, 'La famiglia Coppoli nella società perugina del Duecento', in: Francescanesimo e società cittadina: l'esempio di Perugia (Perugia, 1979), 89; M. G. Muzzarelli, 'Un bilancio storico-grafico sui Monti di Pietà', Rivista di storia della Chiesa in Italia 33 (1979), 179 (n. 75); Ugolino Nicolini, 'Coppoli, Fortunato ('frater Fortunatus Perusinus' o 'de Perusio')', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 28 (1983), 670-675 [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/fortunato-coppoli_(Dizionario-Biografico)/];

 

 

 

 

Fortunatus de Rovigo (Fortunato da Rovigo/Fortunato Mattaraia/Antonio Mattaraia, d. 1701)

OFMCap and botanist. Born in Rovigo on 10 May 1638 as son of Gasparo and Elena Mattaraia. Entered the Capuchin order in 1658 in the local S. Michele Arcangelo friary, where he completed his noviciate and made his profession on 26 January 1659, adopting the order name Fortunato. Was sent to Padua to be trained as herbalist/infirmarer under fra Gregorio da Padova. There he specialised in botanical learning, and he continued to do so after he became an infirmarer in Venice and later in the Capuchin friary of Verona and he maintained for many years a correspondence with leading Italian and foreigns botanists, many of whom are named in the ninth volume of his Erbario. He also profited from seeds and specimen sent to him by friar-missionaries in other parts of the world. A first literary product reflecting his expertise was the seven-volume Tavola di Montebaldo fiorito (1690), which never reached the printing press and much of which was lost in 1842, except for a few fragments now kept in the Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana of Florence. This Tavola was followed by an ever bigger botanical undertaking in seven/nine volumes, the Theatrum plantarum or the Erbario, six of which were produced by Fortunato, and the remaining were the work of his pupil Petronio da Verona. This work was intended to be published, but somehow never made it completely to the printing press. It was kept in manuscript format in the Capuchin convent of Verona until the reduction of Italian monasteries in 1866. After decades of neglect it found its way into the collections of the Verona Museo di scienza naturale di Verona (Sezione Botanica), whereas L'indice vecchio delle piante dell'Erbario, produced by Petronio da Verona, is kept in Mestre, in the Capuchin Archivio della Curia provinciale.

manuscripts

Tavola di Montebaldo fiorito: Florence, Biblioteca Mediceo-Laurenziana, Ashb. 261 (fragments).

Theatrum plantarum/Erbario, 9 Vols.: Verona Museo di scienza naturale di Verona (Sezione Botanica)>>

Selva di varie compositioni appartenanti all'arte medica: Capuchin convent library of Venice.

literature

Luigi Gaitier, Elogio di frate Fortunato da Rovigo infermiere cappuccino del secolo decimosettimo letto da Luigi Gaiter p. veronese nella chiesa de rr. pp. cappuccini in Verona il giorno 4. maggio 1840. nel quale fu dedicato nel convento medesimo un pubblico monumento alla sua memoria (Verona: Paolo Libanti, 1840) [accessible via Google Books]; Cenni intorno alla chiesa e convento dei cappuccini in Rovigo (Rovigo, 1851), 30-32; Bernardino da Cittadella, 'Un frate botanico del '600: Fortunato da Rovigo', L'Italia Francescana 3 (1928), 220-226; U. Tergolina, 'Cappuccini botanici: fra Fortunato da Rovigo, fra Petronio da Verona', Venezie Francescane 1:3 (1932), 147-162 [? also published as a small monograph La Tipografica Veronese, 1932]; A. Broglio, Il convento e i frati minori cappuccini di Rovigo (Rovigo, 1936), 16-19; Giovanni Crisostomo da Cittadella, Biblioteca dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Venezia (1535-1939) (Padua, 1944), 281f.; Lexicon Capuccinum, 607; Cesare da Reana, 'Fra Fortunato da Rovigo', La Palestra del Clero 35 (1956), 610-615; Pamela Anastasio, ‘Fortunato da Rovigo’, DBI XLIX, 243-244.

 

 

 

 

Fortunatus Hueber (fl. seventeenth century)

OFMRef German Scotist, mariologist, angelologist, order historian, moral theologian and hagiographer from Bavaria. Born in Neustadt an der Donau, he entered the order in the Bavaria province on 5 November 1654. He fulfilled functions as theology lector, cathedral preacher in Freising (between 1670 and 1676), and provincial of the Bavaria province. In 1679, he was elected definitor-general and appointed order historian for his province. In 1698 he obtained the title scriptor ordinis. For a considerable period, he was also confessor to the Clarissan St. Jacob am Anger monastery in Munich. At several occasions, he performed visitations of the Bohemian province and the Hungarian St. Salvator province as order commissary. He cied in 1706 in Munich.

manuscripts

Zoologia moralis, 2 Vols.?

Ichthyologia moralis, 2 Vols.?

editions

Libellus thesium de mirabilibus operibus Domini (Munich, 1665).

Seraphische Lehrschuel Der Geistlichen Ubungen und wahren Andacht (Munich: Lucas Straub, 1670). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

Das Leben des H. Petrus von Alcantara (Munich, 1670).

Homo primus et secundus in mundum prolatus (Munich, 1670).

Candor lucis aeternae, lilium regale fragans virgineum, seu D. Antonium de Padua (Munich, 1670).

Historia der Helden und Herren von Andechs (Ingolstadt, 1670).

Zeitiger Granatapfel der allerscheinbaristen Wunderzierden in denen wunderthätigen Bildsäulen Unser lieben Frauen, der allerheiligsten Iungfrau Mutter Gottes Maria, bey zweyen hochansehnlichen Völkern der Bayrn und Böhamen, besonders von der blutfliessenden Bildsäulen der gnadenreichisten Himmelskönigin und Trösterin aller Betrübten zu Newkirchen in Kur-Bayrn, am Ober Böhamer-Wald gelegen (Munich: Lucas Straub, 1671). Available via Google Books.

Morgenländische Perlmuschl der himmlischen Belohnung und Freudens-Geniessung. An dem Fest-Tag Aller-Heiligen, im Jahr 1674 vor einer volksreichen, ansehentlichen und andaechtigen Versammlung. In den churffuerstlichen, hochloeblichen Stifft und Pfarz-Kirchen der Chur-Bayrischen Haupt- und Regierungs-Stadt Straubing. Durch ein verguenstigte Ehren-Predig eroeffnet, geschaetzt und aussgeschenckt von Fortunato Hueber (...) (Munich: Lucas Straub, 1674). Available via Google Books.

Ornithologiae Moralis, Per Discursus Praedicabiles: ex omni genere Sacrarum Scientiarum, Historiarum, Eruditionum, Antiquitatum, Proprietatum, Doctrinarum, Conceptuum, Curiositatum, Legum, Institutionum, Sentetiarum, Affectuum, Argumentorum, Locorum & Materiarum Copiose Inventos, Svbtiliter ordinatos, facunde propositos et salubriter auditos: Formatae, Dispositae, Exornatae Et Sacris Oratoribus (...) Donatae. Pro Festis Per Annum, Ac Celeberiorum Ordinum Fundatoribus, 2 Vols. (Munich: Jaecklin, 1678). Available via Google Books.

Apparatus solemnis sublimis et illimis pro felicibus ac publicis auspiciis ad diademata, coronas, insulas, praelaturas, primitias, investituras, professiones, gradus, et varios cim saecularium, tum maxime ecclesiasticorum et regularium status inaugurandos (...) (Munich: Johann Jaecklin, 1680). Available via Google Books.

Irmgard E. Zwingler (ed.), ‘Tägliche und Merckwirdige Raiß-Beschreibung P. Fortunati Hueber S. Francisci Ordens der Reformierten Chur Bayerischen Provinz (…) in Hispanien nach Toleto zum General Capitl gereißet im Jahr 1682’, Jahrbuch des Vereins für Augsburger Bistumsgeschichte 43 (2009), 353-544.

Saeculum conventus Monacensis Franziscanorum (Munich: Johann Jaecklin, 1684). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

Sanctuarium praelatorum seu exhortationes Regulares & Ecclesiasticae, ad sublimia virtutum Exercitia & Conversationem Apostolicam directae (...) (Munich, 1684).

Dreyfache Chronickh von dem dreyfachen Orden deß großen H. Seraphinischen Ordensstifters Francisci so weith er sich in Ober- und Nider-Deutschland erstrecket/Dreyfaches Chronicon vom Orden des heiligen Franziskus in Teutschland (München, 1686). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

Genealogia seu liber stemmatic. ord. S. Francisci h. e. menologium germanicum eiusdem ordinis/Stammen-Buch, Oder Ordentliche Vorstellung unnd Jährliche Bedächtnuß aller Heyligen, Seeligen, Vortrefflichen, Wunderthättigen, Himmelswürdigen, Gnadenreichen, Hocherleuchten, Verzuckten, Vollkomnen, und Kirch-berühmten Diener unnd Dienerinnen Gottes, Martyrer, Beichtiger, Jungfrauen, Frauen unnd Büsseren (...) aus denen dreyen Ordens-Ständen (...) S. Francisci (Munich: Johann Jaecklin, 1693). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

Lob-, Dank- und Ehrenreiche Gedächtniss von dem Geist- und löblichen Iungfrau-Kloster des dritten Ordens Sti. Franzisci, bey den zweyen Heiligen Ioannes, dem Tauffer und dem Evangelisten, auf der Stiegen, deren Ridler benamset, zu München an der kurfürstlichen Residenz, in seinem vierhundertjährigen Saeculo oder Weltlauf mit Freuden erneuert und aufgericht (Munich: Sebastian Rauch, 1695).Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

As an addition to the former: Fortgang und ausführlicher Bericht deren drey Ordensständen unsers heiligen Seraphischen Vaters und Stifters Franzisci (Munich, 1695).

Quodlibetum angelico-historicum de sanctis angelorum beneficiis, lateinisch und teutsch (Augsburg, 1697).

Menologium, seu brevis illuminatio sanctorum, martyrum, virginum ex triplici-ordine Fratrum Minorum Clarissarum Poenitentium (Munich: Johann Lucas Straub, 1698). This provides lives of the beatified and saints of the Franciscan order, and is arranged according to the liturgical year. It is an extension of the Geneologia/Stammenbuch from 1693.

Quodlibetum Angelico-Historicum (Augsburg, 1697), A German-Latin work on the history of the cult of angels.

Allerley Englische Geschichten, Unzerstöhrlich, unbeleibt, unzahlbar (...) Welchen allen vorstehet Der Heil. Ertz-Engel Michael, Der Ehrenreichiste Fürst deß Himmels (...), Deren Sterbenden Tröster, Schiedmann, Helffer, (...) Forderist denen jenigen Christglaubigen, Welche auff dem Weeg deß Heyls, an Leben, Verdienst und Tugenden (...) seynd vorgesehen (...) (Munich: Johann Lucas Straub, 1727). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and via Google Books.

literature

See the references in the Deutsche Biographie [https://www.deutsche-biographie.de/pnd123139465.html]

 

 

 

 

Fortunatus Losiewski (Fortunato Losiewskiego d. 1751)

OFMConv. Polish friar. Preached in Cracow and Warshaw. A series of sermon collections in Polish seems to have survived.

editions

Here are given the Latin titles as found in an Daniel A. Janocki, Polonia litterata nostri temporis (Bratislava: Jacob Korn, 1750) I, 43-44:

Conciones Vernaculas, de Sacrae coenae Mysteriis (Warshaw, 1729/Cracow, 1736).

Conciones Vernaculas, de quinque Sensibus Humanis (Cracow, 1735).

Conciones Vernacular, de Adventu Domini (Cracow, 1736).

De Studiis, in quibus Homo Religiosus versari debet, libellum, sermone patrio confectum (Cracow, 1741).

De Moribus, Homine Religiosi, dignis, libellum (Cracow, 1744).

literature

Daniel A. Janocki, Polonia litterata nostri temporis (Bratislava: Jacob Korn, 1750) I, 43-44; Ryszard Wróbel, “By stanal pokój miedzy nami i Bogiem’. Krakowskie kazania Fortunata Losiewskiego OFMConv’, in: Wielcy kaznodzieje Krakowa. Studia in honorem prof. Eduardi Staniek, ed. Kazimierza Panusia (Cracow: Wydawnictwo UNUM, 2006), 289-320; Ryszard Wróbel, ‘Póznobarokowe kaznodziejstwo franciskanskie na przyklazie adwentowych I pasyjnych kazan o Fortunata Losiewskiego’, W nurcie franciszkanskim 15 (2006), 173-203; Ryszard Wróbel, ‘Pasyjne kazania o. Fortunata Losiewskiego, jako przyklad kaznodziejstwa póznobarokowego’, Polonia Sacra 11:21 (2007), 245-266 [On the Passion sermons of Fortunato as an example of late Baroque preaching].

 

 

 

 

Francischinus de Baisaria>?

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Franciscus Abadía (fl. c. 1762)

OFM. Spanish friar. Lector (Nuestra Señora de Jesus friary) and Preacher in the Aragon province. Wrote on the immaculate conception.

literature/editions

AIA 15 (1955), 211-212.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus A. de los Reyes (Francisco de los Reyes, fl. 18th cent.)

>.Historia de América: Madrid, Nac., 2550 [Castro, Madrid, n. 152]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Adriani(Francesco Adriani, mid fourteenth century)

Friar from Bologna. Baccalaureus (Paris?),`vir angelicae vitae' and fellow founder of the Faculty of Theology in Bologna.Renowned preacher. In 1349 he took part in the election of the provincial minister as discretus of Bologna. To him is ascribed a Tractatus in Symbolum S. Athanasii (now lost?)

manuscripts

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literature:

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1806), 240 (ed. Rome, 1908 I, 255); Mazzetti, Repertorio dei professori di Bologna (Bologna, 1847), 1267; B. Pergamo, AFH, 27 (1934), 8-9; C. Piana, Chartularium, AF, 11(1970), 16-18, n. 22; DHGE, XVIII,679-680.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Alarcón (Francisco Alarcón, fl. 18 th cent.)

Franciscan friar, native from Guatemala.

manuscripts

De los seis principales daños del pecadomortal>>

Noticias escogidas sagradas y profanas>>

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 5.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Ameyugo (Francisco Ameyugo, fl. second half 17th cent.)

OFM. Preacher, lector and provincial minister of the Burgos province. Confessor and biographer of the Poor Clare Sor Juana de Jesús María. The biography he wrote, which went quickly through two editions, drew the attention of the Spanish inquisition and was forbidden completely in March 1679. This verdict was upheld in later editions of the index. This notwithstanding, German and Latin versions of the work appeared later on. Francisco also published other works, such as sermons and the Rethorica Sagrada y euangelica, which is a kind of preaching manual/model sermon collection.

editions

Nueva Maravilla de la gracia, descubierta en la vida de la venerable madre sor Juana de Jesus Maria, monja del gravissimo Convento de S. Clara de Burgos (...)(Madrid: Gonzalez de Rayes, 1674/Barcelona: Martin Gelabert, 1676).Both edition are available via Google Books.

Neues Wunder der Gnaden zu findem im Leben der ehrwürdigen Mutter Sr. Joannae von Jesus Maria (...) (Cologne: Erben Johannes Widenfeld & Godefridus de Berges, 1682). This edition is available via Google Books.

Novum gratiae prodigium: sive vita venerabilis matris sororis Joannae a Jesu Maria (Cologne: Erben Johannes Widenfeld & Godefridus de Berges, 1689). This edition is available via Google Books.

Rethorica Sagrada y euangelica: ilustrada con la practica de diversos artificios rethoricos para proponer la palabra divina (Zaragoza: Juan de Ybar, 1667 & 1670/Madrid: Andrés García de la Iglesia, 1673). The Madrid 1673 edition is available via Google Books. In this work, Francisco presented the preacher as an artful practioner, almost like a painter, and as a person who used a variety of techniques/styles to convey the proper message.

Sermon de sto Domingo de la Calzada predicado en su santa iglesia cathedral, su señoria illustrissima el señor don Juan Chalaz, su dignissimo prelado (s.l., 1649).

Sermon del glorioso doctor s. Bernardo (Valladolid: Bartolomé Portolés de la Torre, 1649).

literature

Index librorum prohibitorum ac expurgandorum novissimus: pro universis Hispaniarum regnis (...), ed. Francisco Pérez de Prado (Madrid: Emmanuel Fernandez, 1747), 457; AIA 35 (1932), 536-538; AIA 15 (1955), 220-221; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976), V, nos. 229-239; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 84; Isabelle Poutrin, Le voile et la plume: autobiographie et sainteté féminine dans l'Espagne moderne (Madrid: Safer-Casa de Velázquez, 1995), passim.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Andreas de Turro (Francisco Andrés de la Torre, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFM. Friar from the Burgos province. Provincial minister and between 1637 and 1646 Confidant of Sr. Maria Agreda, and supervisor of the first version of her autobiographical writings.

literature

AIA16 (1921), 222-223; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 184 (no. 828).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Benoffi de Pesaro (Francesco Antonio Benoffi da Pesaro, 1706-1789 or 1786?)

OFMConv. Assistant of the inquisition in Florence and subsequently inquisitor of Adria–Rovigo between 1746 and 1650, and of Aquilea between 1750 and 1667. Provincial minister of the Marches between 1764-1765. Between 1767 and 1786 inquisitor of Padua. Known for the production of a Compendio di storia minoritica, other historical Memoria, and of a Series Inquisitorum Tusciae. The latter was apparently never printed.

manuscripts

Series Inquisitorum Tusciae: Padua, Biblioteca Antoniana, MS 698 [important document for the history of the inquisition in Tuscany from the medieval period onwards].

editions

Compendio di storia minoritica (Pesaro: Annesio Nobili, 1829) [posthumous poblication].

Francesco Antonio Benoffi, Memorie storiche della Provincia della Marca dei Frati Minori Conventuali unite da f. Francesco Antonio Benoffi, le quali sono il frutto del suo Provincialato di quindici mesi dal Maggio 1764 a tutto Luglio 1765, ed. Stefano Rinaldi et al. (Ancona: Curia Provinciale OFMConv, 2013). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 326-327.

literature

Maria Auguista Morelli Timparano, ‘Su Francesco Antonio Benoffi da Pesaro, minore conventuale ed inquisitore, e su Giovannu Battista Dei di Firenze, antiquario ed archivista granducale: due personaggi del scolo XVIII’, Studia Oliveriana 3rd ser., 3-4 (2003-2004), 85-149.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Blundus (Francesco Antonio Biondo, d. 1644)

OFMConv. Italian friar from San Severino. Entered the order in the Salerno diocese. After studies in the order’s internal colleges, he became a professor of theology at Rimini, Assisi, Bologna, Padua and Naples, to end up at the St. Bonaventure college (Rome). Developed Scotist theological positions. On December 14, 1637, Biondo was appointed bishop of Capri. Three years later, on 13 December 1640, he was appointed bishop of Ortona and Campli. He died at Treglio in 1644.

editions

De intellectu, voluntate, & scientia Dei (1620)?

De Praedestinatione, & Reprobatione (Bologna, 1625).

De adaequato philosophiae natualis obiecto (Rome, 1637)

Disputationes Scoticae (Bologna, 1635)

Tractatus Theologicus Moralis De Censuris Ecclesiasticis, Ac de Irregularitate iuxta Scoti doctrinam, in octo Disputationes distinctus (...) (Rome: Ludovico Grignani, 1636). Accessible via Google Books.

literature

Lucas Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1650) 111; Nicolaus Toppi, Biblioteca Napoletana et apparato agli huomini illustri in lettere di Napoli, e del regno (...) (Naples: Antonio Bulison, 1678), 98; G. Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie litterarie di scrittori francescani conventuali (Modena, 1693), 223; J. Abate, ‘Series episcoporum ex ordine fratrum minorum conventualium assumptorum ab anno 1541 ad annum 1930’, Miscellanea Francescana 31 (1931),>>; L.Jadin, ‘Biondo’, DHGE VIIII, 1519.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus-Antonius Calegari (Francesco Antonio Calegari, 1656-1742)

OFConv. Baroque music theorist, composer and chapel master, first at S. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari (Venice, 1705), and later at the Basilica del Santo, Padua (1720s).

manuscripts

Treatise on consonance and dissonance>>>?

editions

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literature

Walter William Schurr, Francesco Antonio Calegari (d. 1742): Music Theorist and ComposerPhD. Diss. (1972); Barocco padano e musici francescani: L’apporto dei maestri conventuali. Atti del XVI Convegno internazionale sul barocco padano (secoli XVII-XVIII), Padova 1-3 luglio 2013, ed. Alberto Colzani, Andrea Luppi & Maurizio Padoan, Barocco Padano, 8/Centro Studi Antoniani, 55 (Padua: Associazione Centro Studi Antoniani, 2014). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 352-354.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus-Antonius Casimiri (Francesco Antonio Casimiri, fl. ca. 1600)

OFMConv. Italian friar from Brindisi. Theologian, active at the studium (gymnasium) of Naples, and elected provincial in October 1607.

editions

Scotus dilucidatus in secundo Sententiarum Mirifico, Brevi, ac Facili Ordine (...) In quo etiam omnes controversiae inter D. Thomas, & Scotum Subtilium Principem huius 2. sent. facillimè explicantur. Scotistis, et Thomistis pro intelligentia, praesertim controversiarum apprime necessarius. Cathedrariis, ac Respondentibus summe utilis, tum propter irrefragabiles Decisiones, cum etiam propter innumeras distinctiones (Naples: Apud Ioh. Iacobum Carlinum, 1597). Accessible via Google Books.

Selva topica di varie materie scolastiche applicabili alli Evangelii di Quaresima??

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali ch'hanno scritto dopol l'anno 1585 (...) (Modena: Eredi Soliani, 1693), 224 (no. 126); DThCat II, 1822; Diomede Scaramuzzi, Il pensiero di Giovanni Duns Scoto nel Mezzogiorno d'Italia: con una introduzione su la vera fisionomia dello scotismo (Rome: Collegio S. Antonio; Desclée e c., 1927), 206?

 

 

 

 

Franciscus-Antonius Colellus (Francesco-Antonio Colella di Bari, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. from Bari. Magister in the San Francesco di Messina friary.

editions

Morales affectus (Palermo: Pietro dell'Isola, 1665).

literature

Niccolo Toppi, Biblioteca Napoletana et apparato agli huomini illustri in lettere di Napoli (...) (Naples: Antonio Bulifon, 1678), 98; Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 224.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus-Antonius Cremonensi (1652-1721)

OFMCap. Joined the order at the age of 17. He died in the Soresina friary in 1721. Trained as a painter under Giuseppe Battista Natali and Ippolito da Firenze. Several of his works still survive in Rome, Osimo, Comi, Cremona etc.

literature

G.B. Zaist, Notizie istoriche de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti cremonesi (Cremona: Pietro Ricchini, 1774), ?; Valdemiro Bonari, I Cappuccini della Provincia milanese dalla sua fondazione, 2 Vols. (Crema: Tip. S. Pantaleone di Luigi Meleri, 1898) II, 652; Lexicon Capuccinum, 623.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Castellanos, fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFM. Historian of the Cartagena province.

literature

AIA6 (1916), 336-337; AIA 38 (1935),87; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanasespañolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 100 (no. 214).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Fogarini (Francesco Antonio Fogarini da Brescia, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Entered the Collegium S. Bonaventurae in 1644. Afterwards he was regent at the friaries of Brescia, Florence and Vienna [and not guardian at this time, as is suggested in the entry of the Enciclopedia Bresciana mentioned below]. And eventually he was made perpetual definitor for his order province. He also became guardian of the Brescia friary, and in December 1667 he was elected provincial minister. Throughout his life he was apparently also a philosophy and theology tutor for secular students. From a Scotist vantage point he also engaged with contemporary philosophical and physical issues. Due to the onset of Alzheimer or dementia, he was not able to bring all his work to the printing press.

manuscripts

De distinctionibus?

De negationibus?

De natura?

De personalitate?

De instrumento?

De creativitate creatura

All these works are apparently kept in the convent library of S. Francesco di Brescia.

editions

Geminum centiloquium, Theologicum unum, Philosophicum alterum (Brescia: Ricciardi, 1675).

Asserta Metaphysica, cum Phisico centiloquio (Brescia: Giovanni Antonio Vignaditti, 1685).

De certitudine honestatis in actibus humanis ad coscientiae securitate operante necessaria Tractatus theologicus (Brescia: Rizzardi, 1696).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 225-228; Antonio Fappani, 'FOGARI o Fogarino Francesco', Enciclopedia Bresciana [http://www.enciclopediabresciana.it/enciclopedia/index.php?title=FOGARI_o_Fogarino_Francesco_Antonio ]

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Freylus (Francisco Antonio Freyle, fl. later 18th cent.)

OFM. Provincial of the Castilia province (1763-1766). Court preacher. Known for his funerary sermons.

editions

Funebre obsequiosa demostracion que hizo la ... comunidad de las señoras Descalzas reales á la ... memoria del Señor Rey de Portugal D. Juan el Quinto ... : los dias quatro y cinco de febrero de 1751 ... dixo la oracion funebre panegyrica el R.P. Fr. Francisco Antonio Freyle del Orden de N. Seraphico Padre San Francisco ... ; sacala a luz la misma Real comunidad (Madrid, 1751). Available via the Biblioteca digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano [http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/biblioteca/Funebre%20obsequiosa%20demostracion%20que%20hizo%20la%20...%20comunidad%20de%20las%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20se%C3%B1oras%20Descalzas%20reales%20%C3%A1%20la%20...%20memoria%20del%20Se%C3%B1or%20Rey%20de%20Portugal%20D.%20Juan%20el%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Quinto%20...%20%20:%20%20los%20dias%20quatro%20y%20cinco%20de%20febrero%20de%201751%20...%20/qls/Freyle,%20Francisco%20Antonio%20(O.F.M.)/qls/bdh0000116404;jsessionid=E2FD6423717374B255EE3FA606AEA46C].

Oracion funebre, que en las reales exequias, celebradas por la comunidad de las señoras Descalzas Reales, a la gloriosa memoria de la Fidelissima Reyna de Portugal de S. Doña Mariana Josepha de Austrua, los dias 2, y 3 de Diciembre de 1754. dixo, con assistencia de la grandeza, y prelados de las comunidades, El Rmo P. Fr. Francisco Antonio Freyle (...) (En la Imprenta de Antonio Perez de Soto, 1755).

Oracion funebre panegyrica que en las honras que celebró el Real Convento de las Señoras Descalzas Reales de esta corte : el dia 28 de Agosto de este año de 1755 (...) por (...) Sor Gesualda de la Encarnacion, abadesa que fue de dicho Real Monasterior dixo el Rmo, P, Fr. Francisco Antonio Freyle (...) de la Regular Observancia de N. P. San Francisco ... (Madrid: mprenta de la viuda de Manuel Fernandez y del Supremo Consejo de la Inquisición, 1755). Available via the Biblioteca digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano [http://www.iberoamericadigital.net/BDPI/Search.do;jsessionid=EAAB45836AC6074F076F4DA304D0F609?numfields=1&field1=docId&field1val=bdh0000116819&field1Op=AND&advanced=true&hq=true&important=Title%3A+Oracion+funebre+panegyrica+que+en+las+honras+que+celebr%C3%B3+el+Real%0A++++++++++++++++Convento+de+las+Se%C3%B1oras+Descalzas+Reales+de+esta+corte++%3A++el+dia+28+de+Agosto+de+este+a%C3%B1o+de+1755+...+por+...+Sor+Gesualda%0A++++++++++++++++de+la+Encarnacion%2C+abadesa+que+fue+de+dicho+Real+Monasterior & http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000116819&page=1].

Relación de las solemnes magníficas exequias que la Real Hermandad de Maria Santissima de la Esperanza y santozelo de salvación de las almas : consagró a la augusta memoria del Rey Nuestro Señor Fernando Sexto ... los días 21 y 22 de febrero de este año de 1760 y Oración funebre que en ellas dixo el Rmo. P. Fr. Francisco Antonio Freyle, Predicador del Numero de S.M., Padre de esta santa provincia de Castilla, y guardian del Convento de N.P.S. Francisco el Grande de esta Corte ... (Madrid: Andrés Ortega, 1760). Available via the Biblioteca digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano [http://bdh.bne.es/bnesearch/biblioteca/Relaci%C3%B3n%20de%20las%20solemnes%20magn%C3%ADficas%20exequias%20que%20la%20Real%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Hermandad%20de%20Maria%20Santissima%20de%20la%20Esperanza%20y%20santozelo%20de%20salvaci%C3%B3n%20de%20las%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20almas%20%20:%20%20consagr%C3%B3%20a%20la%20augusta%20memoria%20del%20Rey%20Nuestro%20Se%C3%B1or%20Fernando%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20Sexto%20...%20los%20d%C3%ADas%2021%20y%2022%20de%20febrero%20de%20este%20a%C3%B1o%20de%201760%20y%20Oraci%C3%B3n%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20%20funebre%20/qls/Freyle,%20Francisco%20Antonio%20(O.F.M.)/qls/bdh0000127702;jsessionid=06316A97856A7ACD6F8524F773CCB042].

literature

AIA 26 (1926), 180-182; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 117 (no. 327).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Giuliani de Posta (Francesco Antonio Giuliani)

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manuscripts

Sermones: See Cenci, Napoli,I, 24.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Guadagnini (Francesco Antonio Guadagnini da Viterbo, fl. late 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Regent master in the Viterbo friary. Known for his Lenten preaching cycles held in the Conventual Franciscan church of Bologna (1690) and elsewhere.

editions

Albero della vita, cioe meditazioni della Passione di Christo, divise in settimane per tutto l'anno (Ronciglione: Egidio Toselli, 1686).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 228.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Leoni (Francesco Antonio Leoni da Ruttigliano, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Theologian and canonist. Perpetual definitor of the San Niccolò province. Involved with guiding lay confraternities.

editions

Memoriale ex Constitutionibus Urbanis (1634).

De Censuris Ecclesiasticis, interdicto opuscula moralia?

Istruzione de'Cordigeri, e Superiore erigenti loro Confraternità (Naples: Giacomo Caffaro, 1644). Other editions followed.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 228-229.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Marcucci (Francesco Antonio Marcucci, 1717-1798)

Son of Leopoldo Marcucci and Giovanna Battista Gigli, who were members of the local aristocracy. He opted for the priesthood, against the wishes of his parents. After the death of his mother, Francesco traveled to Rome and studied in the major Dominican, Jesuit and Franciscan collegia, with financial support of his aunt, Francesca Gastaldi. Already before his ordination (25 February 1741), he apparently wrote his first work, the Introduzione nella predicazione evangelica. This work already suggests that Francesco was attracted by the Franciscan life and the Franciscan apostolate, not in the least due to his contacts with Maurizio da Porto Maurizio. Although he was a priest, Francesco did not join the order as a clerical friar. Instead he professed as a member of the secular Franciscan order. He drew the attention of the clerical authorities and was appointed Bishop of Montalto in 1770. Later, he would also become titular patriarch of Constantinople (1781), and acted as confessor and advisor of Pope Clement XIV. As bishop of Montalto, Francesco created the Pious Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Suore Pie Operaie dell’Immacolata ConcezioneDecember 1774), and he invested much energy in the erection of schools, the production of teaching materials, and in the the education and spiritual formation of female religious. His beatification process started in 1964.

editions

In the context of his beatification process, Catholic scholars have started to publish the as yet unpublished works of Marcucci (the Opera Omnia marcucciana project), many of which are kept in manuscript format in the archive and in the library of the Casa Madre delle Suore Pie Operaie dell'Immacolata Concezione in Ascoli Piceno. In this series have in any case been published:

Abbozzi di esercizi spirituali dati al mio clero (Venice, 2001).

Artis Historiae Specimen. Saggio sulla storiografia. Rifflessioni sopra di alcuni precetti piú importanti dell’arte istorica, ed. & trans. Maria Giudetta Mosca & Alberto Cettoli (Venice: I.T.E. - Ascoli Piceno: Suore Pie Operaie dell’Immacolata Concezione, 2002). [cf. review in AFH 96 (2003), 529f]

De Asculo Piceno, De Inscriptionibus Asculanis, Delle Sicle e Breviature (Venice: I.T.E., 2004).

Sermoni per il Triduo e per la Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (1739-1786), ed. Suor M. Paola Giobbi, (Venice: I.T.E., 2004).

Sermoni per le feste mariane, ed. Suor Maria Paola Giobbi (Grottammare: Croma Group, 2008).

Il saggio della Prosodia latina. Antologie metriche, ed. Franco Zenobi (Teramo, 2008).

La Gramatichetta Franzese ad uso delle educande del Ven. Monistero dell’Immacolata Concezione di Ascoli; L’Egloga pastorale per l'Epifania del 1754 e il Tetralogo tra una Maestra e tre Pellegrine Oltramontane, ed. Stefania Valeri (Ascoli Piceno, 2008).

Il Regolamento di vita, ed. Maria Paola Giobbi (Grottammare; Croma Group, 2009).

Scritti sulla musica, ed. Valter Laudadio (Acquaviva: Fast Edit, 2010).

Lettere alle suore e alle educande (1742-1797), ed. Maria Paola Giobbi (Rome: LEV, 2012).

Scritti su la predicazione e le missioni popolari (1737-1752), ed. Vincenzo La Mendola & Maria Paola Giobbi (Rome: LEV, 2014).

Other works by Marcucci have been edited as:

Saggio delle cose Ascolane e de’ Vescovi di Ascoli nel Piceno (Teramo, 1766/anastatic reprint Bologna: Arnaldo Forni Editori, 1984).

Orazione per l’Immacolata Concezione di Maria sempre vergine (Ascoli, 1768/reproduction with introductory studies by Andrea Anselmi & Stefano De Fiores: Rome: Edizioni Monfortane, 1998).

Una sorgente di ieri per santificarsi oggi, lettere di direzione spirituale, ed. Suor Cristina Egidi (Rome: Edizioni Monfortane, 1983).

Un anno con Mons. Marcucci, raccolta di pensieri e massime per ogni giorno dell’anno, ed. Marcello Morgante (Ascoli Piceno: Centro Stampa Piceno, 1998).

Pensieri per ogni giorno, ed. Maria Paola Giobbi (Rome: Libreria editrice vaticana, 2013).

literature

Arcangelo Rossi-Brunori, La vita e la istituzione di Mons. Francesco Antonio Marcucci dell’Immacolata Concezione (Ascoli Piceno, 1917); M. Cristina Egidi, Il Servo di Dio Mons. Francesco Antonio Marcucci (Rome, 1994); Vincenzo Catani, Il Servo di Dio Mons. Francesco Antonio Marcucci (1717-1798), estratto da I Santi della Chiesa Trentina (Grottammare, 1999); Maria Paola Giobbi & Rossana Barbieri, Guardando Lei: la proposta di Francesco Antonio Marcucci (Ascoli Piceno, 2007); Gianni Fazzini, ‘Marcucci, Francesco Antonio’, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 70 (2008) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-antonio-marcucci_(Dizionario-Biografico)/]; Maria Paola Giobbi, Venerabile Francesco Antonio Marcucci. Educatore alla scuola di Maria (Gorle: Elledici-Velar, 2011); Angelo Ciancotti, Francesco Antonio Marcucci (1717-1798), Erudito Prete, Teologo, Vescovo, Fondatore ed Educatore (Rome: Libreria editrice vaticana, 2014).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Maria Righini (Francesco Antonio Maria Righini fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFMConv. Italian friar. either from Rimini or from Imola, but in any case long-time resident of the San Francesco friary of Rimini. Known as an assistant of Giovanni Giacinto Maria Sbaraglia, and hagiographer/order historian/local historian in his own right. Many of his works remained in manuscript form, but his Provinciale Ordinis Fratrum Minorum S. Franciscum Conventualium, partly based on the chronicles of Paulino da Venezia, was printed in 1771. In 1756 he compiled, with recourse to a range of Franciscan historiographical sources (a.o. Giac. Oddi di Perugia, Mariano da Firenze, Pietro Rodolfi,Francesco Gonzaga, Luke Wadding, Arthur du Monstier, and local sources from Rimini) in archaic Italian an apocryphical legend of the lives of the fourteenth-century friars Giovanni de Bartoli and Andrea de Giacomo di Dolce (Giohanne de Bartole & Andrea de Iacomo dai Dolce) from Rimini. The alleged author of this legend was Roberto de Verucchio. See on this the study of Dalarun (1990) & Costa (2001).

manuscripts

As said above, quite a number of Francesco's historical notes and miscellanea never made it to the printing press. More information on these will follow.

editions

Provinciale Ordinis Fratrum Minorum S. Franciscum Conventualium seu Polychronicon Jordanis ex codice ms. bibliothecae Vaticanae n. 1960, f. 23 s. descriptum, editum ac brevibus notis illustratum a F. Franc. Ant. Righini de Arimino eiusdem ordinis (Rome, 1771). With topographical info on all order provinces. Hence, this is predominantly based on the Vatican MS of the Historia satyrica of Paulinus of Venice, a fourteenth-century Franciscan and bishop of Pozzuoli.

Tabulae topographicae omnium provinciarum Regularium Ordinis Min. S. Francisci Conventualium, in quibus quaecunque loca seu conventus ab eiusdem ordinis prima institutione ad haec usque tempora demonstrantur (>>>). Apparently at least two editions.

A number of engravings/drawings based on Francesco's works, also those that never saw the printing press have formed the basis for engravings published in other nineteenth- and twentieth-century studies on Franciscan churches and convents.

literature

Carlo Tonini, La coltura letteraria e scientifica in Rimini dal secolo XIV ai primordi del XIX, 3 Vols.? (Rimini: Danesi, 1884) II, 570-571; Franz Ehrle, 'Die ältesten Redactionen der Generalconstitutionen des Franziskaner-Ordens', Archiv für Literatur- und Kirchengeschichte des Mittelalters 6 (1892), 28, n. 1; J. Dalarun, ‘La part du faux. Les bienheureux Andrea et Giovanni, franciscains du Rimini au XIVe siècle’, Mélanges d’École Française de Rome, Moyen Age-Temps Modernes 102 (1990), 79-129; Francesco Costa, ‘La B. Chiara da Rimini (ca. 1260-1326) e le pretese falsificazioni di Francescantonio Righini OFMConv (1722-1779)’, Miscellanea Francescana 101 (2001), 792-825.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Pagi (François Antoine Pagi d'Aix fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. French friar. Studied philosophy and theology at Paris. Guardian of the Conventual Avignon friary in 1651. Elected provincial minister of the Provence province in 1652, in 1661 and in 1685. Wide-ranging antiquarian, historical, literary, philosophical and theological interests. Editor of the sermons of Anthony of Padua and other texts.

editions

Dissertatio Hypatica, seu, de Consulibus Caesareis ex occasione Inscriptionis Forojuliensis Aurelianai Augusti. In Qua Caesarum et Augustorum Consulatus Ordinarii, & id genus gesta regulis hactenus nemini observatis declarantur (...) Accedunt quaestiones selectae de consulatibus designatis, suffectis, honorariis (...) post consulatibus (...) Imperio Aurelianeo aliisque Chronologiam Caesaream (...) illustrantibus, auctore Antonio Pagi, Ordinis Minorum Conventualium S Francisci Doctore Theologo (Lyon: Her. Anison & Jean Posuel, 1682). Accessible via Google Books.

Divi Antonii Paduani Sermones de Sanctis, & de diversis, hactenus inediti. Accedunt ex occasione Vindiciae Regularum Consilatuum Caesareorum Praefationi inserti, ed. Antonius Pagi (Avignon: Pierre Offray, 1684). Accessible via Google Books.

Supplicatio Ioanno XXII. ad obtinendam canonizationem Beati Elzearii, ed. Antonius Pagi. Edited?

Testamentum S. Ludovici Ordinis Minorum Episcopi Tholosani Edited?

Critica-Historico-Chronologica in Annales Eclesiasticos Cardinalis Baronii, & Spondani, qui deffenditur, illustratur, suppletur, ordo temporum corrigitur, innovator, & periodo Graeco-Romano, munitur (Paris: Veuve Emund Martin, 1689).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 229-233.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Urius (Francesco Antonio Urio, 1631/1632 – ca. 1719)

OFMConv. Italian baroque composer from Milan (born there in 1631 or 1632). He eventually would die there as well, in or after 1719. He held positions as maestro di cappella at the Cathedral of Spoleto (1679), in Urbino (1681–83), in Assisi, Genoa, Santi Apostoli in Rome (1690), The Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venice (1697), and at the S. Francesco friary in Milan (1715–19). Urio was able to publish a substantial number of his compositions, and some of them influenced other composers, such as Händel, who used part of Urio's work, including parts of Urio's Te Deum in his own compositions (Israel in Egypt; Saul, Julius Cäsar, and Dettingen Te Deum).

manuscripts/editions

Tantum ergo for soprano and bass continuo. A copy of this work can be found in the Library of the Royal College of Music in London.

Oratorium Gilard ed Eliada: MS Milan, Biblioteca Estense, mus.f.1200

Motetti di concerto a 2, 3, e 4 voci con violini e senza, Opus 1 (Rome, 1690).

Salmi concertati a 3 voci con violini, Opus 2 (Bologna, 1697).

Te Deum (c. 1700). This was published in Denkmäler der Tonkunst, ed. Friedrich Chrysander, Volume 5 (Bergdorff, near Hamburg: F. Weissenborn, 1871), and later in: Georg Friedrich Händels Werke. Supplement 2, ed. Max Seiffert (Leipzig: Deutsche Händelgesellschaft, 1902). Available at: http://imslp.org/wiki/Supplement_2_%28Handel,_George_Frideric%29

literature

Barocco padano e musici francescani: L’apporto dei maestri conventuali. Atti del XVI Convegno internazionale sul barocco padano (secoli XVII-XVIII), Padova 1-3 luglio 2013, ed. Alberto Colzani, Andrea Luppi & Maurizio Padoan, Barocco Padano, 8/Centro Studi Antoniani, 55 (Padua: Associazione Centro Studi Antoniani, 2014). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 352-354.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Vallotti (Francescantonio Vallotti, 1697-1780)

OFMConv. Composer. Born in Vercelli he studied music and singing at the local Saint Eusebius Church under the canon Giovanni Ambrogio Bissone. He joined the Conventuals at the age of 19 or thereabouts and was ordained priest in 1720 shortly after his solemn profession. His musical talents were recognized by his order superiors, for he was sent to Padua in 1722 to become organist of the San Antonio basilica. There he worked under the chapel master Francesco Antonio Calegari from Venice, and he would succeed him at Padua as chapel master in 1730, keeping this position for 50 years, more or less until his death on January 10, 1780. Francescantonio Valotti wrote a large number of musical compositions and also distinguished himself in the field of musical theory and counterpoint sometimes in collaboration with the Venetian baroque composer and violinist Giuseppe Tartini, and on systems of well-temperamental tuning of instruments (the so-called Vallottu temperament). All this led to Francescantonio's Della scienza teorica e pratica della moderna musica.

manuscripts

Quite a number of Francescantonio Vallotti's works have never been printed. These include introits for 5 and 8 voices, partial and complete masses for 4 and 5 voices, numerous psalms for multiple voices and instruments, at least 2 Te Deums, responsaries, dies irae compositions for four voices and instruments, and various other pieces and instrumentalisations of pieces by other composers, such as Tartini. For a more or less complete listing see the studies of Maria Nevilla Massaro (1980 & 1999). A number of these works are now gradually being issued in the Corpus Musicum Franciscanum series.

editions

Gloria in Re maggiore a 4 voci con Trombe ed Oboe obbligati 1749, ed. C. Zambon, Corpus Musicum Franciscanum, 24/2 (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2012).

Responsoria in parasceve a quatuor vocibus cantanda comitante clavicembalo (Mainz: B. Schott & filii, 1849).

Responsoria in sabbato sancto?

Responsoria in Coena Domini quatuor vocibus cantanda comitante clavicimbalo auctore F.A. Valotti. Adjectae sunt duae antiphonae auctore Orlando di Lasso (Mainz: B. Schott & filii, 1850).

Della scienza teorica e pratica della moderna musica (Padua: nella stamperia del Seminario, appresso Giovanni Manfrè, 1779). This work can be downloaded from Archive.org [https://archive.org/details/dellascienzateor00vall], Musopen.org [https://musopen.org/sheetmusic/38049/francesco-antonio-vallotti/della-scienza-teorica-e-pratica-della-moderna-musica/] and from Google Books.

literature

Giulio Cattin, ‘Francescantonio Vallotti nella tradizione musicale della basilica del Santo. Le sue composizioni antoniane’, Il Santo 20 (1980), 565-686; Leonardo Frasson, ‘Francescantonio Vallotti maestro di capella nella basilica del Santo’, Il Santo 20(1980), 175ff.; Maria Nevilla Massaro, ‘Catalogo tematico delle opere musicali di Francescantonio Vallotti’, Il Santo20 (1980), 357ff.; Maria Nevilla Massaro, ‘Francescantonio Vallotti: un aggiornamento bibliografico’, Il Santo39 (1999), 601-612; Barocco padano e musici francescani: L’apporto dei maestri conventuali. Atti del XVI Convegno internazionale sul barocco padano (secoli XVII-XVIII), Padova 1-3 luglio 2013, ed. Alberto Colzani, Andrea Luppi & Maurizio Padoan, Barocco Padano, 8/Centro Studi Antoniani, 55 (Padua: Associazione Centro Studi Antoniani, 2014). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 352-354.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Arjona (Francisco Arjona, d. 1727)

OFM. Member of the Cartagena province.

literature

AIA 36 (1933),104-105; AIA 15 (1955), 230; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) VI, nos. 494-498; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de lasbibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 89 (no. 125).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Gorizia (Francisco Antonio da Gorizia, fl. late 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Member of the Styria province. Lector of moral theology and provincial minister (1769). He wrote Epitome Theologiae canonico-moralis that was finished and published by his fellow friar Girolamo da Gorizia.

editions

Epitome Theologiae Canonico-Moralis: Omnes Seorsim In Bis Centis Triginta Tribus Tabulis Clare Distincte Ac Breviter Materias Practicas Exhibens, Confessariorum, Examinatorum, necnon Eximandorum usibus accommodata, ed. Girolamo da Gorizia (Rome: Palearini, 1796/(Venice: Andreoliana, 1822 & 1832/Rusand, 1829/Remondini, 1838/Lyon-Paris: Pelagaud & Lesle, 1841). The 1822 Venice edition and the 1841 Lyon-Paris edition are accessible via Google Books.

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 226; DTHCat VI, 1497; Lexicon Capuccinum, 625 (with some additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de la Rosa (Francisco Antonio de la Rosa/Figuera, d. 1778.)

OFM. Franciscan missionary, active in Latin America and author of miscellaneous works. Born in Spain in 1697 as a member of a noble Castilian family, but apparently baptized in the Santa Catalina parish of Mexico in 1698. He became a secular priest at the age of 23, and worked in this capacity for seven years in the provinces of Michoacán, Puebla and Oaxaca, becoming near fluent in several indigenous languages, esp. Náthuatl. He joined the Franciscans in 1724, and worked subsequently until 1742 as assistant pastor and pastor in the parish of Santa María la Redonda. In between and therafter he worked in the San Francisco de México friary as an apostolic notary for the inquisition and as lector of Náhuatl, in the context of which he also wrote a Mexican grammer. Later, he became the archivist/librarian of the San Francisco friary, which suited his bibliographical, catechetical, linguistic, historical and hagiographical interests. In his Vindicias de la Verdad..., he took a stance against official language politics of the Spanish crown.

manuscripts/editions

Diccionario bibliográphico alphabético e índice sylabo repertorial de quantos libros sencillos existen en esta librería de este convento de NPS Francisco de México (1753). Apparently the first bibliographical work of the kind in New Spain.

Bezerro general menológico y chronológico de todos los religiosos (...) qye ha avido en esta santa provincia desde su funcación (1764): Newberry Library>>>>

Tesoro catequístico Yndiano (...) en el idioma castellano y mexicano (1770): Berkeley University, Bancroft Library >>>

Vindicias de la Verdad... (1773): Berkeley University, Bancroft Library MSS M-M 101. See the 2014 study of Heréndira Téllez Nieto. Which discusses at length the importance of this work as an opinion piece and a plea to safeguard the indigenous idioms.

Observaciones a la obra del P. Agustín Vetancourt (...) 'Teatro Mexicano (1774).

literature

B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim; Francisco Morales, ‘Los archivos franciscanos de México vistos a través de un franciscain del siglo XVIII: Fray Francisco Antonio de La Rosa Figuera’, in: Un aporte a la historia de la cultura de los siglos XVII-XX. II Simposio sobre Bibliotecas y Archivos del área franciscana en América, España y Portugal. Buenos Aires, 26-28 de Agosto de 2004, ed. Jukio Bunader & Celina A. Lértora Mendoza (Buenos Aires: Provincia Franciscana de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen del Río de la Plata-Editorial Castañeda, 2005), 471-488; Heréndira Téllez Nieto, "Vindicias de la verdad', de fray Francisco Antonio Figueroa, un tratado sobre políticas lingüísticas en la Nueva España (siglo XVIII)', Relaciones. Estudios de historia y sociedad 35:140 (2014), 129-153 [http://www.redalyc.org/articulo.oa?id=13733001005]

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Venetia (Francisco Antonio da Venezia/Fantuzzi, d. 1786)

OFMCap. Active as a preacher in the Venetian province.

editions

Osservazioni sopra il libro intitolato Antifilosofo-militare, opera del r.p. Francesc'Antonio Fantuzzi, predicatore cappuccino della Veneta Provincia (Venice: presso Simone Occhi, 1782). Reaction against Osservazioni sull antifilosofo militare (Ferrara, 1781) by Giorgio Maria Albertini.

Ragionato critico esame sopra la traduzione de' Salmi fatta dal sig. Saverio Mattei, consecrato alla santità di nostro signore papa Pio Sesto felicemente regnante. Opera di f. Francesco Antonio Fantuzzi predicatore cappuccino veneto, 5 Vols. (Venice: Antonio Zatta & Figli, 1785-1786). Several volumes are accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap Appendix, 23; Biblioteca Veneta, 131f; Sigismondo, Biografia Serafica, 849; Lexicon Capuccinum, 640.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Vereo (Francisco Antonio de Vereo, fl. second half 18thcent.)

OFM. Preacher from the Santo Evangelio province (Mexico).

literature

AIA15 (1955), 484-485; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 190 (no. 865).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Lorenzana (Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana, fl. mid 18 th cent.)

Mix-up with the bishop & cardinal Francisco Antonio Lorenzana y Butrón (d. 1804), who was not a Franciscan? Check!

literature

Nuria Salazar Simarro, ‘Observancia o relajación? Disposiciones de Francisco Antonio de Lorenzana para los conventos femininos de México’, in: España y América entre el Barroco y la Ilustración (1722-1804) (Zaragosa: Pórtico, 2005), 167-189.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Matrice (Francisco Antonio de Madrid/Francisco Antonio Moncada/Gabriel de Moncada, fl. first half 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Castilian friar. Born as a member of the noble Moncada family in 1593 or 1598. Had a career as a legal specialist and legal counsellor, also with the Spanish court, prior to his entry into the order in 1641. He published before and after his entry into the religious life. Most important from this later period is his translation and reworking of the Annals of Boverio.

editions

Several literary works from his secular period.

De pactis et prosodia novissima (1639). Work from his secular period.

Anales de la religión de Capuchinos del P. Zacarias Boverio, con muchas vidas de religiosos y noticias que no tuvo presentes el cronista general de la orden, 2 Vols. (Madrid, 1644-1647)/Las Chronicas de los Frailes Menores Capuchinos de N.P.S. Francisco, Traducción de la lengua latina a la castellana por el P. F. Francisco Antonio de Madrid Moncada (religioso de la misma Orden) (Madrid, por Carlos Sánchez, 1644-1647). At least the first volume is accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap V, 365; Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 102; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 360; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 257; Diccionario enciclopedico hispano-americano de literatura, ciencias y artes (1893) III, 304-305; Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecos y Museos 19 (1908), 385 & 20 (1909), 267; Lexicon Capuccinum, 627-628 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Milano (Francesco Antonio da Milano/Ruffoni, d. 1758)

OFMCap. Member of the Umbria province. Entered the order in 1700. Known for his religious poetry.

manuscripts/editions

Francisciades - Poema in vitam S. Francisci: MS Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale, >> ; Archivum Generale Ordinis OFMCap, >>?

Poema in Carmen carminum, sive Canticum Canticorum: MS Assisi, Biblioteca Comunale, >>?

See also: Analecta OFMCap 13 (1897), 221-224 & Italia Francescana 1 (1926), 313-316.

literature

Francesco da Vicenza, Gli scrittori cappuccini della provincia serafica: note biografiche e bibliografiche (Foligno: G. Campi, 1922), 145-150; Lexicon Capuccinum, 629.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius de Ubillis (Francisco Antonio de Ubillos, fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFM. Scotist theologian, active in the Cantabria province.

literature

AIA 17 (1922), 423; AIA 2 (1942),465-467; AIA 39 (1979), 409; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 187 (no. 844).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Antonius Fasani (Francesco Antonio Fasani, 1681-1742)

OFMConv. Preacher and mariologist. Born at Lucera in a family of laborers (parents Giuseppe Fasani and Isabella Della Monica). Baptised Donato Antonio Giovanni Nicolò (Giovanniello). Father died young and mother remarried. Giovannelli was able to study at the local San Francesco friary. Entered on 23 August 1695 as a novice at the Conventual friary of Monte Sant’Angelo, adopting the name Francesco Antonio, and making his solemn profesion on 23 August 1696. He studied in the order’s colleges in Venafro, Alvito, Montella and Aversa, and later theology in Agnone and Naples. Together with his order friend Antonio Lucci, Francesco Antonio continued his studies in Assisi, where both of them were ordained priest in September 1705. Subsequently Francesco Antonio studied at the Collegio di San Bonaventura for two years, to return to Assisi in 1707, and to embark on a career as preacher and philosophy lector in Lucera. He also showed a keen interest in the local poor. On 29 June 1709 Francesco Antonio received the magisterium of theology, after which he went into religious retreat for three years near Alberiona, as head of the San Rocco hermitage. There he also gave lessons to local boys. In 1712, he was appointed guardian and novice master in Lucera, where he also organised meals for the poor, and assisted condemned people. He also embarked in extended preaching journeys, becoming known as the ‘apostolo di Capitanata’. After a short ‘exile’ to Troia, Francesco Antonio again worked as preacher and social worker in Lucera and its surroundings from 1717 onwards. In 1720, he was apointed provincial minister of the Conventual province of Monte Sant Angelo, as successor of Antonio Lucci, who was at that time appointed regent master of the studium generale at San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples. Francesco Antonio was again guardian of Lucera between 1726 and 1729, and again between the late 1730s and his death in 1742. In between he was also the spiritual director of the local female Santissima Annunziata monastery. Four years after his death, his beatification process started. He was officially beatified on 15 April 1951 and canonized on 13 April 1986.

editions

Novena all’Immacolata (Lucera: Tip. Catapano, 1973)/La Novena all'Immacolata del Ven. P.M. F.sco Ant. Fasani M.C., ed. Giacomo Mezzino (Lucera: Edizione Comitato Promozione Culturale "Padre Maestro", 2001).

Le sette novene mariane, introd. & ed. F. Costa, D. Fehlner & F. Uricchio (Padua: Messaggero, 1986).

Mariale: interpretazione allegorico-spirituale del Cantico dei Cantici con appendice di altri testi biblici, ed., trans. & introd. M. Wszolek & F. Costa (Padua: Messaggero, 1986).

Mariale[‘Ecce nubecula parva’], edited and translated as: San Francesco Antonio Fasani OFMConv, Mariale ‘‘Ecce nubecula parva’’, trad dal. Lat. di Enza Pergola & Tonino Tolve, studi di F. Ossana & A. Di Monda, introd., not. & ed. E. Galignano (Lucera: Convento San Francesco-Edizioni del Comitato di Promozione Culturale ‘Padre maestro’, 1998). Cf. Reviews in Collectanea Franciscana 69 (1999), 734f; Analecta TOR 31:165 (2000), 340.

Quaresimale

Sermoni varii

Meditazione sopra la Passione di N.S. Gesù Cristo

Esposizione del Magnificat

Expositio Brevis super Patrem Nostrem, edited and translated as: San Francesco Antonio Fasani OFMConv, commento al ‘‘Padre nostro’’ (Expositio brevis), ed. Eugenio Galignano, trad. Umberto Antionio Tolve & Vincenza Pergola, studi di Antonio Pitta, Faustino Ossanna, Alberto Valentin, ed. Eugenio Galignano (Lucera: Comitato di Promozione Culturale ‘Padre Maestro’, 1997).

Secondo commento al Padre nostro, ed. & trans. E. Pergola, T. Tolve, E. Galignano, A. Pitta, F. Ossanna & A. Di Monda (Lucera: Comitato di Promozione Culturale ‘Padre Maestro’, 1999).

literature

T. M. Vigilanti, Vita del ven. servo di Dio fr. Francesco Antonio Fasani, predicatore, maestro e provinciale dell'Ordine dei minori conventuali di S. Francesco (Lucera, 1848); G. Fratini, La vita del venerabile servo di Dio fr. Francesco Antonio Fasani da Lucera (Foligno, 1893); G. Polatucci, Il venerabile servo di Dio Francesco Antonio Fasani (Ravello, 1927); A. Orlini, Appunti su la biografia del venerabile Francesco (Rome, 1950); P. Lorenzo M. Berardini, Il Beato Francesco Antonio dei frati minori conventuali (Rome: Postulazione generale, 1951); Lorenzo Di Fonzo, Il santo di Lucera: profilo cronologico di san Francesco Antonio Fasani dei Frati minori conventuali (Bari: Edizioni Comitato Esecutivo Regionale, 1986); Antonio Gallo & Bernardino Fondaco, San Francesco Antonio Fasani. Un apostolo del Mezzogiorno d'Italia (1681-1742) (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 1986); Lorenzo Di Fonzo, L'immagine di S. Francesco nei Sermoni e nella vita del Fasani (Bari: Edizioni Comitato Esecutivo Regionale, 1986); Francesco M.Uricchio, S. Francesco Antonio Fasani, OFM conv., commensale e servitore della parola di Dio (1681-1742) (Rome: Miscellanea francescana, 1988); San Francesco Antonio Fasani tra storia apostolato dottrina (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 1989); Maria Pia Chiechi, San Francesco Antonio Fasani educatore (Foggia, Edizioni del Rosone, 1996); Alberto Valentini, ‘Il ‘Mariale’ sul Cantico dei Cantici di S. Francesco Antonio Fasani (1681-1742)’, Miles Immac. 33 (1997), 60-75; Ilario Di Giovine, ‘L’Immacolata in S. Francesco Antinio Fasani: esperienza spirituale e ragione teologica’, Miles Immac. 33 (1997), 393-402; Alfonso Pompei, ‘Francesco Antonio Fasani’, in: Il grande libro dei Santi I, 726-728; Antonio Di Monda, ‘Aspetti cristologici del mariale ‘Ecce nubecula, parva…’ di San Francesco Antonio Fasani’, Miles Immac. 34 (1998), 299-330; Tonino Tolve, San Francesco Antonio Fasani (Lucera: Edizione Comitato di promozione culturale Padre Maestro, 2000); Antonio M. Di Monda, Il mistero dell’Immacolata. San Francesco Antonio Fasani nel“Filo d’oro” della tradizione francescana (Lucera, Comitato di promozione culturale “Padre Maestro”, 2000); Tonino Tolve, Testimonianze di ieri su San Francesco Antonio Fasani (Lucera: Edizione Comitato di promozione culturale Padre Maestro, 2003); Eugenio Galignano, ‘Donna della gioia e vergine che sa giubilare’. L’Immacolata negli scritti di san Francesco Antonio Fasani (Lucera: Edizioni del Centro di Promozione Culturale‘Padre Maestro’, 2005); Eugenio Galignano, ‘L’Immacolata Concezione in Francesco Antonio Fasani (1681-1742)’, in: La ‘Scuola Francescana’ e l’Immacolata Concezione, ed. S.M. Cecchin, Studi mariologici, 10 (Città del Vaticano: Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis, 2005), 455-524; Testi mariani del Secondo Millennio, Vol. 6: Autori moderni dell’Occidente (secc. XVIII-XIX), ed. S. De Fiores & L. Gambero (Rome: Cità Nuova, 2005). Deals with Franciscus Anthonius Fasani, Bartholomaeus Longo, Johannes M. Vianney et al.; Eugenio Galignano, ‘San Francesco Antonio Fasani: un canto di amore alla Madre del Signore’, Miles Immaculatus 42 (2006), 421-481; Gaspar Calvo Moralejo, ‘Los Sermones de la Asunción de la Virgen de San Francisco Antonio Fasani y la Madre Ágreda’, Miles Immaculatus 43 (2007), 217-245; San Francesco Antonio Fasani, apostolo francescano e cultore dell’Immacolata. Atti del Convegno Nazionale, Lucera 15-16 dicembre 2006, ed. Eugenio Galignano, Studi Mariologici, 12 (Vatican City-Lucera: Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis-Santuario S. Francesco A. Fasani, 2007) [reviewed in Miles Immaculatae 44 (2008), 326-331. Volume with several interesting esays on the life and works of Francesco Antonio Fasani]; Tonino Tolve, San Francesco Antonio Fasani Testimonianze di oggi (Lucera: Edizione Istituto Tecnico Commerciale e per Geometri ‘Vittorio Emanuele III’, 2007); Bernardino Nonni, San Francesco Antonio Fasani, 3rd. Ed. (Lucera: Edizioni IL PIEMME, 2011); Angelo Amato, ‘Maria nella vita e negli scritti di san Francesco Antonio Fasani’, in: Idem, Maria la Theotókos. Conoscenza ed esperienza, Pontificia Academia Theologica, Itineraria, 6 (Città del Vaticano: Liberia Editrice Vaticana, 2011), Essay XVI, 401-415; Emil Kumka, ‘Bibliografia su san Francesco Antonio Fasani (1681-1742) in occasione del 25o anniversario della canonizzazione’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 261-274.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Assisiensis, founder of the order (1182-1226) sanctus

Francesco Bernardone. Born in a wealthy cloth merchant family in Assisi, Francis lead a gallant life and assisted his father in business until he was c. 20 years old. He also joined the town’s militia when Assisi engaged in border dispute with Perugia (1202). Francis was taken prisoner and held in captivity for several months. After his release he returned to Assisi, only to become dissatisfied with his secular life style. A serious illness and much reflection made him decide to devote himself to a life of prayer and the service to the poor. On a pilgrimage tour to Rome, he exchanged his clothes with those of a beggar and started to beg for alms. When, at his return to Assisi, he did not want to return to his previous life in the family’s business, his father disowned him. Francis then embarked on a life of community service to the lepers of Assisi, and spent time with restoring the ruined church of S. Damiano. Around 1208, he was inspired by divine calling to live according to the Gospel commands. He discarded his staff and shoes, put on a simple dark garment girded with a cord and started to engage in penitentiary adhortations. He soon began to gather a small group of like-minded followers, for whom Francis drew up a simple rule (known in the secundary literature as the Regula Primitiva, which apparently has not survived) on the basis of Gospel fragments. During a trip to Rome (1209-1210), Francis obtained papal approval for his chosen way of life. On the way back to Assisi, Francis and his followers took on the name of ‘friars minor’ (fratres minores). From then onwards the order started to grow with remarkable speed. In 1212, Claire of Assisi joined the young minorite community, laying therewith the foundation for the second order, the Poor Clares. From 1214 onwards, Francis set out on longer missionary journeys beyond the Italian Peninsula. The growing order was organized into provinces at the 1217 Pentecost Chapter, held at Assisi. When ,in 1219, Francis again set out on a missionary journey, that this time was to bring him to Egypt, the order became more institutionalised, and its direction passed into the hands of other friars. By 1221, Francis also seems to have established the first communities of tertiaries. To explain the basic tenets of the Franciscan way life to the growing number of new friars, Francis wrote a new rule (Regula non Bullata, 1221; following an earlier attempt at regulation of the Franciscan way of life in 1216). Further revision, under pressure of his friend and protector Cardinal Ugolino of Ostia, resulted into a new rule (Regula Bullata, 1223), which received papal approval, and became the official rule for the Friars Minor. In September 1224, Francis received the stigmata during an ascetical and mystical retreat on Mount Alvernia, in the Apennines. Francis died on 3 Oct. 1226 in the Portiuncola chapel, to be canonised on 16 July 1228. His general feast day in the Catholic church is 4 October.

editions (opera omnia editions, separate editions of individual works, translations)

Still widely used are the Opuscula S. Francisci, ed. Leonard Lemmens (Quaracchi, 1904/reprints in 1941, 1943 and 1949), and the Analekten zur Geschichte des Franziscus von Assisi, ed. Heinrich Boehmer (Tübingen, 1904), re-issued with revisions as Analekten zur Geschichte des Franciscus von Assisi,ed. Heinrich Boehmer & Friedrich Wiegand, Zweite Auflage (Tübingen, 1930/reprint 1961). The normative edition of Francis’ works for many years was made by Kajetan Esser. His edition first appeared as Die Opuscula des hl. Franziskus von Assisi, neue textkritische Edition (Grottaferrata,1976), and was re-issued with an enlarged critical apparatus as Opuscula sancti patris Francisci Assisiensis, denuo edidit iuxta codices mss, ed. K. Esser, Bibliotheca Franciscana Ascetica Medii Aevi, XII (Grottaferrata, 1978/anast. reprint 1998). This edition also appeared as Gli scritti di S. Francesco d’Assisi. Nuova edizione critica e versione italiana (Padua, 1982), which is a re-issue of the 1976 edition with an Italian translation, and as Die Opuscula des hl. Franziskus von Assisi. Neue textkritische Edition. Zweite, erweitete und verbesserte Auflage, ed. K. Esser & E. Grau, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum 13 (Grottaferrata, 19892).The 1978 edition by Esser and subsequent issues of this edition were also used for François d’Assise, Écrits, trans. Th. Desbonnets, Th. Matura, J.F. Godet & D. Vorreux, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981) [This provides Kajetan Esser’s edition of the Latin text, combined with a French introduction, translation, and annotation by Théophile Desbonnets, Jean-François Godet, Thadée Matura and Damien Vorreux. This Sources Chrétiennes edition of 1981 was repeatedly re-issued by a different publisher with amendations and the inclusion of the first vitae on Francis, for instance as: Saint François d’Assisi. Documents, écrits et premières biographies, ed. Théophile Desbonnets & Damien Vorreux, 3rd ed. (Paris: Les Editions Franciscaines, 2002). See now also François d’Assise. Écrits, vies, témoignages, ed. Jacques Dalarun (Paris: Le Cerf-Editions franciscaines, 2010). The text of Esser's edition has also been used for a wealth of Italian and Spanish annotated editions (and translations), mentioned below.

A new critical edition, meant to replace the edition of Esser, has now appeared as: Francisci Assisiensis Scripta, ed. Carolus Paolazzi, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 36 (Grottaferrata (Rome): Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 2009) & Francesco d’Assisi, Scritti, ed. Carlo Paolazzi (Grottaferrata (Rome): Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 2009). [o.a. reviews in CF 80 (2010), 672-675; Antonianum 85 (2010), 667-669; AFH 103 (2010), 227-238; Forma Sororum 47 (2010), 267-285; Frate Francesco 76 (2010), 283-286; Il Santo 50 (2010), 625-627]. It is hard to judge to what extent this new edition will invalidate the Esser edition. For many types of research, the Esser edition still provides a very dependable text. Scholars are advised to inform themselves about the differences in individual works, for instance with recourse to Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Novità nel testo critico degli ‘Scripta’ di Francesco d’Assisi in rapporto all’edizione Esser’, AFH 102 (2009), 353-390.

Translations and bilingual editions (most based on the 1978, 1983 or 1989 versions of the critical edition of Esser), include for instance: Los escritos de San Francisco y Santa Clara de Asís, ed. bilingue, ed. L. García Aragon (Madrid, 1998); Fontes Francescani, ed. E. Menestò, S.Brufani et. al., Testi, 2 (Assisi, 1995); Francis of Assisi: Early documents. I: The writings of Francis of Assisi; The life of Saint Francis by Thomas of Celano; The liturgical texts; The life of Saint Francis by Julian of Speyer; The versified life of Saint Francis by Henri d’Avranches; The Sacred Exchange between Saint Francis and Lady Poverty; Related documents, ed. Regis J. Armstrong, J.A. Wayne Hellmann & William J. Short (New York - London - Manila: New City Publications, 1999). The other three volumes of this series contain English translations of many other hagiographical texts on Francesco d’Assisi and related materials. Not all of these translations are reliable!; Gli Scritti di San Francesco d’Assisi, trans. Salvatore Daidone, Piccola Biblioteca. Saggi 80 (Florence, 1999); Gli scritti di san Francesco con notizie filologiche e biografiche, ed. Mario Sensi, in: San Francesco d’Assisi, 1-108; Das Testament eines Armen. Die Schriften des Franz von Assisi, ed. Leonhard Lehmann (Werl, 1999); Gli scritti di san Francesco d’Assisi, trans. Giorgio Racca,Fonti e testi francescani, 13 (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi (Pg), Edizioni Porziuncola, 2000); San Francisco de Asís. Escritos, biografias, documentos de la época, ed. José Antonio Guerra, BAC, Octava edición (Reimpresión) (Madrid, 2000);Die Schriften des heiligen Franziskus von Assisi. Einführung, Üebersetzung, Erläuterungen von Lothar Hardick & Engelbert Grau, Franziskanische Quellenschriften, 1, 10th ed. (Kevelaer: Coelde, Butzon & Bercker, 2001); Los Escritos de Francisco y Clara de Asís, ed. Julio Herranz, Javier Garrido y José Antonio Guerra, Colección Hermano Francisco, 40 (Oñati (Guipúzcoa), 2001), Los Escritos de Francisco y Clara de Asís, Textos y apuntes de lectura, ed. Julio Herranz, Javier Garrido y José Antonio Guerra, Colección Hermano Francisco, 40 (Oñati (Guipúzcoa), 2001); Das Erbe eines Armen. Franziskus-Schriften, trans. Leonhard Lehmann (Kevelear: Verlag Butzon & Bercker, 2003) [Translation at times based on different readings of the Latin text than those found in the 1989 edition of Esser]; Francesco d’Assisi, Scritti. Testo latini e traduzione italiana, ed. Aristide Cabassi & Giovanni Grado Merlo (Padua: EFR, Editrici Francescane, 2002); Das Erbe eines Armen. Franziskus-Schriften, ed. Leonhard Lehmann, Topos plus Taschenbücher, 464 (Kevelaer, 2003); San Francisco de Asís. Escritos, Biografías, Documentos de la época, ed. José Antonio Guerra, Nueva edición corrigida y actualizada, B.A.C. 399 (Madrid, 2003); La letteratura francescana, Volume I: Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi, ed. Claudio Leonardi & Daniele Solvi (Milan: Mondadori, 2004) [cf. the lengthy review of Dino Dozzi in Collectanea Franciscana 76,3-4 (2006), 553-560]; Franciscus van Assisi, De geschriften, ingeleid en toegelicht door Gerard P. Freeman, Hubert Bisschops, Beatrijs Corveleyn, Jan Hoeberichts & André Jansen (Haarlem: Gottmer, 2004) [See the interesting review in Collectanea Franciscana 76,1-2 (2006), 305-307]; La ‘Salutatio Beatae Mariae Virginis’ di san Francesco di Assisi, ed. Ago M. Lorenzo, Monumenta Italica Mariana, Studi e testi 3 (Rome, 1998); Cantico di frate Sole (1224/1225). See: V. Branca, Il Cantico di frate Sole. Studio sulle fonti e testo critico (Florence, 1950); The writings of Saint Francis of Assisi, trans. I. Brady (Santa Maria degli Angeli: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2004); Franciscus van Assisi, De geschriften, trans. G.P. Freeman, H. Bisschops, B. Corveleyn, J. Hoeberichts & A. Jansen, 2nd Ed. (Haarlem: Gottmer, 2006); La letteratura francescana I: Francesco e Chiara d'Assisi, ed. C. Leonardi & D. Solvi (Segrate-Florence: Mondadori, 2004); Fonti francescane. Nuova edizione. Scritti e biografie di san Francesco d’Assisi. Cronache e altre testimonianze del primo secolo francescano. Scritti e biografie di santa Chiara d’Assisi. Testi normativi dell’Ordine Francescano Secolare, ed. Ernesto Caroli (Padua: Editrici Francescane, 2004). [a.o. reviews in Collectanea Franciscana 74 (2004), 610-613; Il Santo 45 (2005), 755-766; AFH 99 (2006), 283-331]; San Francesco d’Assisi Introd. José Rodriguez Carballo (Bologna: Edizioni d’arte Marilena Ferrari, 2008) [with editions of the RnB, the RB and the Fioretti]; Héxaplas Franciscanas. Los Escritos de san Francisco y Santa Clara en Latín, Español, Italiano, Inglés, Francés y Alemán, ed. Leonardo Garcia Aragón (Guatemala: Iglesia de la Recolección, 2009); Los Escritos de Francisco y Clara de Asís, ed. Julio Herranz, Javier Garrido & José Antonio Guerra, 3rd. Revised Ed. (Bogotá: Ediciones Capuchinas FOSMI, 2009); François d’Assise. Écrits, vies, témoignages, ed. Jacques Dalarun (Paris: Le Cerf-Editions franciscaines, 2010); Francisco y Clara de Asís, Escritos. Nueva edición, según las últimas ediciones críticas de los textos originales, ed. Julio Herranz, Javier Garrido & José Antonio Guerra (Castillo de Villamonte: Ediciones Franciscanas Arantzazu, 2013 & reprint 2014); Franziskus von Assisi, Sämtliche Schriften Lateinisch/Deutsch, ed. Dieter Berg, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek, 19044 (Ditzingen: Reclam, 2014) [based on the 2009 edition of Carlo Paolazzi but also referring to the editions of Esser]. See on many of these bi- or plurilingual editions, which help to chart the scholarship on the works since the late 1970s, also the critical and supplementary reviews in CF 73 (2003), 677-681, Francesca Joyce Mapelli’s article ‘Chronica. Convegno internazionale: ‘Verba Domini mei: Gli Opuscula di Francesco d’Assisi a 25 anni dalla edizione di Kajetan Esser, ofm’. Pontificio Ateneo Antonianum, Roma 10-12 Aprile 2002’, Antonianum 77 (2002), 399-406; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Novità nel testo critico degli ‘Scripta’ di Francesco d’Assisi in rapporto all’edizione Esser’, AFH 102 (2009), 353-390, as well as the yearly overviews of new editions and translations in the Collectanea Franciscana. Bibliografia Franciscana (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini), section II (S. Franciscus Assisiensis) A (Fontes Franciscani. Opuscula S. Francisci).

See for research purposes also Opuscula Sancti Francisci, Scripta Sanctae Clarae.Concordances, Index, Listes de fréquence, Tables comparatives, ed. J.-F. Godet & G. Mailleux, Corpus des Sources franciscaines V (Louvain, 1976); Gli autografi di frate Francesco e di frate Leone, ed. Attilio Bartoli Langeli, Corpus Christianorum. Autographa Medii Aevi, 5 (Turnhout, Brepols, 2000) [cf. reviews in Coll. Franc. 72 (2002) 337-355 & Rev. Hist. Eccl. 97 (2002) 366-368]; Leonardo García Aragón, Concordancias de los escritos de San Francisco, Publicaciones del Instituto Teológico Franciscano, Serie Mayor, 36 (Murcia, 2002); Daniele Solvi,Officina Franciscana. Testi, sinossi e indici delle fonti francescane, 2 Vol. + CD-ROM, SISMEL, Edizione nazionale dei testi mediolatini, 12 (Tavernuzze-Florence: Edizione del Galluzzo, 2005); Michel Deleu, ‘Histoire de l’édition des sources franciscaines’, Évangile aujourd’hui 220 (2008), 42-45; Studies in Early Franciscan Sources, ed. Michael W. Blastic, Jay M. Hammond & J.A. Wayne Hellmann, 3 Vols. (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Press, 2011);

In the literature section below, the reader will also encounter a substantial number of works that provide an introduction to individual or all works by Francis of Assisi. As scholarship is still moving forward, it is necessary to choose with care.

listing of individual works (predominantly according to the 1978 edition of Caietanus Esser; in the future, I hope to rework this to include the info from the new 2009 Paolazzi edition).

Admonitiones, ed. Esser (1978), 58-82. [written in the 1220s. In all 28 pieces of religious intruction for friars. Should be seen in the context of the rule, and can be seen as an additional text of encompassing religious instruction for the community of friars]. Admonicions [occitan translation of the Admonitiones], see: J. Roqueta, ‘Las Admonicions de St. Francés, text occitan del segle XIV, trach del manuscrit de la Chiesa Nuova d’Assis’, Revue des Langues Romanes 77 (1967),85-123; Robert J. Karris, The Admonitions of St. Francis: Sources and Meanings (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 1999); S. Francesco, Le ammonizioni, in: Elia Citterio, La vita spirituale, I suoi segreti, Teologia spirituale, 3 (Bologna: Grafiche Dehoniane ,2005), 237-348; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Admonitiones’ di Frate Francesco, testo critico’, AFH 102 (2009), 3-88.

Canticum Fratris Solis vel Laudes Creaturarum, ed. Esser (1978), 83-88; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 342-345. See also: Ehrhard Wolfgang Platzeck, Das Sonnenlied des heiligen Franziskus von Assisi. Zusammenfassende philologisch-interpretative Untersuchung mit ältestem Liedtext und erneuter deutscher Übersetzung, Franziskanische Forschungen, 30-2, 2nd Edition (Werl, 1984). [A song of praise, first composed during Francesco’s sickbed at St. Damiano (April-May 1225) with some later additions. One of the most popular writings of Francesco and widely studied.]

Chartula Fr. Leoni Data (Laudes Dei Altissimi & Benedictio Fratri Leoni Data), ed. Esser (1978), 89-93; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 338-341. [Laudes and benediction given to friar Leo two years before Francesco’s death. The autograph benediction ms survived. Cf. D. Lapsanski,‘The Autographs on the Chartula of St. Francis of Assisi’, AFH 67 (1974), 18-37.

Epistola ad Sanctum Antonium, ed. Esser (1978), 94-95; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 268-269.

Epistola ad Clericos (Redactio Prior et Posterior), ed. Esser (1978), 96-101 [In François d’Assise, Écrits, the translators remark (31): ‘Des neuf lettres de François dont nous avons sûrement conservé le texte, six ont une collectivité pour destinataire et sont plutôt des ‘tracts’. Elles se terminent toutes par une exhortation à en garder soigneusement le texte pour le mettre en oeuvre, souvent accompagnée del’invitation pressante à le faire copier: à une époque où l’imprimerie n’existe pas, il faut organiser la diffusion des idées par la copie.’ The letter to the clerics, which in some mss has survived as De reverentia corporis Domini et de munditia altaris, is such a treatise, in this case on Eucharist devotion: it is a call for treating the body of Christ (the wafer and wine), as well as his written words (the Gospels) with proper respect: ‘(…) et ubicumque fuerit sanctissimum corpus Domini nostri Jesu Christi illicite collocatum et relictum, removeatur de loco illo et in loco pretioso ponatur et consignetur. Similiter nomina et verba Domini scripta, ubicumque inveniantur in locis immundis, colligantur et in loco honesto debeant collocari.’ Cf. B. Cornet, ‘Le De reverentia corporis Domini, exhortation et lettre de saint François’, Études Franciscaines ns. 6 (1955), 65-91, 167-180; 7 (1956), 20-35, 155-171; 8 (1957), 33-58. On all the letters of Francis, see also the new study & edition of Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154]

Epistola ad Custodes I, ed. Esser (1978), 102-104. [similar to the Epistola ad Clericos, with special emphasis on the penitential character of preaching, urging the people to confess and to partake in the eucharist. See also Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154]

Epistola ad Custodes II, ed. Esser (1978), 105-106.

Epistola ad Fideles I (Exhortatio ad Fratres et Sorores de Poenitentia), ed. Esser (1978), 107-112; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 220-227;Testi e documenti sul terzo Ordine Francescano, ed. Lino Temperini (Rome,1991), 46-52. See also Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154 [A letter to ‘christianis religiosis’, by which probably are meant male and female penitents. Maybe can be seen as a precursor to the Franciscan rule of penitents, and is a laudation of the Christian life of the conversi. In two short chapters it speaks ‘De illis qui faciunt poenitentiam,’ praising their lifestyle and indicating that they are the sons of the heavenly father and the spouses, brothers and mothers of ‘our Lord Jesus Christ’ (‘Omnes qui Dominum diligunt ex toto corde, ex tota anima et mente, ex tota virtute et diligunt proximos suos sicut se ipsos, et odio habent corpora eorum cum vitiis et peccatis, et recipiunt corpus et sanguinem Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et faciunt fructus dignos poenitentiae: O quam beati et benedicti sunt illi et illae, dum talia faciunt et in talibus perseverant, quia requiescet super eos spiritus Domini et faciet apud eos habitaculum et mansionem, et sunt filii patris caelestis, cuius opera faciunt, et sunt sponsi,fratres et matres Domini nostri Jesu Christi (…)’ ) and ‘De illis qui non agunt poenitentiam,’ lamenting their blindness and their tribulations after death.]

Epistola ad Fideles II, ed. Esser (1978), 113-128; François d’Assise, Écrits,Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 228-243; Testi e documenti sul Terzo Ordine Francescano, ed. Lino Temperini (Rome, 1991), 62-80. See also Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154 [By Esser seen as a ‘redactio posterior’of the other letter ad Fideles, and like the other one directed at ‘Universis christianis religiosis, clericis et laicis, masculis et feminis…’ Yet it clearly stands on itself and is much longer. After praising the word of God made flesh in Christ on earth and indicating that Christ wants all mankind to be saved through Him and to receive Him with a pure heart and a chaste body, Francesco unfolds a complete but stern religious programme for the christiani religiosi in all social strata: ‘Diligamus igitur Deum et adoremus eum puro corde et puramente (….) Debemus siquidem confiteri sacerdoti omnia peccata nostra; et recipiamus corpus et sanguinem Domini nostri Jesu Christi ab eo (…) Qui autem potestatem iudicandi alios receperunt iudicium cum misericordia exerceant, sicut ipsi volunt a Domino misericordiam obtinere. Iudicium enim sine misericordia erit illis qui non fecerint misericordiam. Habeamus itaque caritatem et humilitatem; et faciamus eleemosynas, quia ipsa lavat animas a sordibus peccatorum (…) Debemus etiam ieiunare et abstinere a vitiis et peccatis et a superfluitate ciborum et potus et esse catholici. Debemus etiam ecclesias visitare frequenter et venerari clericos et reveri, non tantum propter eos, si sint peccatores, sed propter officium et administrationem sanctissimi corporis et sanguinis Christi (…) Debemus odio habere corpora nostra cum vitiis et peccatis (…) Debemus observare praecepta et consilia Domini nostri Jesu Christi. Debemus etiam nos metipsos abnegare et ponere corpora nostra sub iugo servitutis et sanctae obedientiae, sicut unusquisque promisit Domino (…) Non debemus secundum carnem esse sapientes et prudentes, sed magis debemus esse simplices, humiles et puri. Et habeamus corpora nostra in opprobrium et despectum, quia omnes per culpam nostram sumus miseri et putridi, foetidi et vermes (…) Et omnes illi et illae, dum talia fecerint et perseveraverint usque in finem, requiescet super eos Spiritus Domini et faciet in eis habitaculum et mansionem (…) Omnes autem illi, qui non sunt in poenitentia et non recipiunt corpus et sanguinem Domini nostri Jesu Christi, et operantur vitia et peccata, et qui ambulant post malam concupiscentiam et mala desideria, et non observant, quae promiserunt, et serviunt corporaliter mundo carnalibus desideriis, curis et sollicitudinibus huius saeculi et curis huius vitae, decepti a diabolo, cuius filii sunt et eius opera faciunt, caeci sunt, quia verum lumen non vident Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum. Sapientiam non habent spiritualem, quia non habent Filium Dei in se, qui est vera sapientia Patris (…) Sed sciant omnes, quod ubicumque et qualitercumque homo moriatur in criminali peccato sine satisfactione et potest satisfacere et non satisfecit, diabolus rapit animam eius de corpore suo cum tanta angustia et tribulatione, quantam nullus scire potest, nisi qui recipit. (…) Corpus comedunt vermes; et ita perdit corpus et animam in isto brevi saeculo et ibit in inferno, ubi cruciabitur sine fine. (…) In nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen. Ego frater Franciscus, minor servus vester, rogo et obsecro vos in caritate, quae Deus est, et cum voluntate osculandi vestros pedes, quod haec verba et alia Domini nostri Jesu Christi cum humilitate et caritate debeatis recipere et operari et observare…’]

Epistola ad Fratrem Leonem, ed. Esser (1978), 129-130; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 266-267. See also Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154.

Epistola ad Ministrum, ed. Esser (1978), 131-134. See also Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154 [on the proper behaviour of a minister in the order, and on dealing (in accordance with the precepts of the Regula non Bullata) with the treatment of friars who are in mortal or venial sin]

Epistola ad Quendam Ministrum, ed.Esser (1978), >>>; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 262-265. See also Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le ‘Epistole’ maggiori di Frate Francesco. Edizione critica ed emendamenti ai testi minori’, AFH 101 (2008), 3-154

Epistola Toti Ordini Missa, una cum oratione: omnipotens, aeterne, ed. Esser (1978), 135-150. [A letter written (if we can believe Ubertino da Casale, Arbor Vitae Crucufixae Jesu V, 7) at the end of Francesco d’Assisi’ life, probably shortly before the Testament, with which it has some elements in common: contains many admonitions concerning the obervance of the Franciscan way of life. Cf. O. Schmucki, ‘La Lettera a tutto l’Ordine di san Francesco’, Italia Francescana 55 (1980), 245-285.]

Epistola ad Populorum Rectores, ed. Esser (1978), 151-153. [Short letter, urging the leaders of the world not to forget the mandates of God and his teachings, to partake in the eucharist and to urge the people to praise God]

Exhortatio ad Laudem Dei , ed. Esser (1978), 154-156; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 332-333. [A laudatory prayer, predominantly based on biblical fragments. Cf. Kajetan Esser,‘Exhortatio ad laudem Dei, ein wenig beachtetes Loblied des hl. Franziskus’, AFH 67 (1974), 3-17.]

Expositio in Pater Noster, ed. Esser (1978), 157-161; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 276-281. For an Italian translation, see also: Il Padre nostro di San Francesco, trans. Giuseppe Scarpat, Antichità classica ecristiana, 33 (Flero BS: Paideia Editrice, 2000). [Ascription not secure. The oldest ascription to Francesco seems to stem from Bartolomeo da Pisa in the Conformitates, AF IV (1906), 600 & V (1912), 256. Nevertheless, it seems to belong to the early Franciscan tradition and might be regarded as (one of) the earliest Franciscan pater noster exposition, with strong overtones of prayer. It stands itself in an older tradition of medieval prayer-like pater noster paraphrases, and is not a doctrinal explanation. See on the authenticity and characteristics of the text especially Kajetan Esser, ‘Die dem hl. Franziskus von Assisi zugeschriebene Expositio in Pater noster’, Collectanea Franciscana 40 (1970), 241-271 (reprinted in Idem, Studien zu den Opuscula des hl. Franziskus von Assisi (Rome, 1973), 225-257); J. Cambell, ‘Saint François a-t-il composé une paraphrase du Pater?’, Franziskanische Studien 45 (1963), 338-342; Giuseppe Scarpat, Il Padrenostro di San Francesco, Antichità classica e cristiana 33 (Brescia, 2000). Quickly, this exposition received vernacular versions, which circulated in the Franciscan order and beyond as a devotional text. See on this for example Engelbert Grau,‘Zwei oberdeutsche Übersetzungen der Expositio in Pater Noster des hl.Franziskus’, Franziskanische Studien 58 (1976), 208-215; Kurt Ruh, Dagmar Ladisch-Grube & Josef Brecht, Franziskanisches Schrifttum im deutschen Mittelalter, Band II: Texte (Munich, 1985), 253-258. See in general on such late German pater noster explications: P.E. Weidenhiller, Untersuchungen zur deutschsprachigen katechetischen Literatur des späten Mittelalters, MTU 10 (Munich, 1965), 214-225.]

Forma Vivendi S. Clarae Data, ed. Esser (1978), 162-163. [rudimentary rule for the ladies at San Damiano, incorporated in the eight chapter of the rule written by Clare that was approbated in 1253]

Fragmenta Alterius Regulae Non Bullatae, ed. Esser (1978), 163-182. For information on the proto-rule of 1216 and related issues, see for instance Bernard Vollot, La vie des Frères Mineurs de 1216. Le texte, Quaderni Francescani 28 (Rome, 1999); Idem, ‘La règle des frères mineurs de 1216’, Francescana. Bollettino della Società internazionale di studi francescani 2 (2000), 137-151; as well as the 1999 article of Armando Quaglia.

Laudes ad Omnes Horas Dicendae, ed. Esser (1978), 183-187; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 282-285.[A kind of liturgical Laude, closed with a prayer, meant to be sung at all liturgical hours of the day and night: ‘Incipiunt laudes quas ordinavit beatissimus pater noster Franciscus et dicebat ipsas ad omnes horas diei et noctis et ante officium beatae Mariae Virginis sic incipiens: Sanctissime pater noster qui es in caelis etc. cum Gloria. Deinde dicantur laudes: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus Dominus Deus omnipotens…’]

Officium Passionis Domini, ed. Esser (1978), 188-222; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 286-331; The Geste of the Great King: Office of the Passion of Francis of Assisi, ed. & trans. André Cirino & Laurent Gallant (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2001); ‘Quivi è perfetta letizia!’. I Salmi dell'Ufficio della Passione di San Francesco, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Esercizi spirituali (Ronciglione (VT): Tipografia A. Spada, 2007). The Officium Passionis Domini is also known in the manuscripts as the Psalmos quos ordinavit b. Franciscus. It is a more or less autonomous and extended office of psalms for all the liturgical hours. The introduction clarifies its content and function: ‘Incipiunt psalmi, quos ordinavit beatissimus pater noster Franciscus ad reverentiam et memoriam et laudem passionis Domini. Qui dicendi sunt per quaslibet horas diei et noctis unum. Et incipiunt a completorio feriae sextae Parasceve, eo quod in illa nocte traditus fuit et captus Dominus noster Jesus Christus. Et nota, quod sic dicebat istud officium beatus Franciscus: Primo dicebat orationem, quam nos docuit Dominus et Magister: Sanctissime pater noster etc. cum laudibus, scilicet: Sanctus, sanctus, sanctus, sicut superius continetur. Finitis laudibus cum oratione incipiebat hanc antiphonam, scilicet: Sancta Maria. Psalmos dicebat primo de sancta Maria; postea dicebat alios psalmos quos elegerat, et in fine omnium psalmorum, quos dicebat, dicebat psalmos passionis. Finito psalmo dicebat hanc antiphonam, scilicet: Sancta Maria virgo. Finita antiphona expletum erat officium.’ See also Oktavian von Rieden, ‘Das Leiden Christi im Leben des hl. Franziskus von Assisi’, Collectanea Franciscana 30 (1960), 5-30, 129-145, 241-243, 353-397; L. Gallant, ‘Dominus regnavit aligno’, L’‘Officium Passionis’ de saint François d’Assise. Édition critique et étude (Paris, 1978); De psalmen van Franciscus van Assisi. Een weg naar innerlijke vrede, trans. Herman de Vos (Utrecht, 1999); The Geste of the Great King. Office of the Passion of Francis of Assisi, trans. Laurent Gallant & André Cirino (St. Bonaventure NY, 2001); Friedrich Doormann, “Voll Vertrauen will ich handeln und mich nicht fürchten’. Der Jahrespsalter des hl. Franziskus von Assisi (Münster: Edition Octopus, 2006). Cf. Review in CF 77,1-2 (2007), 367-368, This book presents the psalms in the order in which they were prayed, and in doing so provides interesting new insights in Francis’ acquaintance with liturgical texts. See also Doorman’s article on this issue in Wissenschaft & Weisheit 67 (2004), 191-203.

Oratio Ante Crucificum Dicta, ed. Esser (1978), 223-225; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 334-335 [probably a copy from an Italian original. Ascription not totally secure. It is supposed to be a prayer said before the crucifix of St. Damiano, and stands in a long medieval tradition of crucifix prayers. Not known whether this prayer goes back to the prayers uttered in the St. Damiano chapel, when the crucifix answered Francesco with the admonition to repare his ruined house. Cf. Kajetan Esser, ‘Das Gebet des hl. Franziskus vor dem Kreuzbild in San Damiano’, Franziskanische Studien 34 (1952), 1-11 (reprint in Idem, Studien, 79-89); T. Desbonnets, ‘Un témoin de la liturgie franciscaine primitive, Meaux B.M. 3’, AFH 63 (1970), 456.]

Regula Bullata, ed. Esser (1978), 225-238.

Regula Non Bullata, ed. Esser (1978), 239-294. [this text also comprises laude, a kind of testament and prayers] See now also: Carlo Paolazzi, La Regula non bullata dei Frati Minori (1221) dallo ‘Stemma codicum’ al testo critico, Editiones Arch. Franc. Hist. (Grottaferrata-Rome: Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 2007).

Regula pro Eremitoriis Data, ed. Esser (1978), 295-298.

Salutatio Beatae Mariae Virginis, ed. Esser (1978), 299-301; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 274-275; La ‘Salutatio Beatae Mariae Virginis’ di san Francesco di Assisi, ed. & stud. M. Ago Lorenzo, Monumenta Italica Mariana, Studi e testi, 3 (Rome, 1998). [prayer to the Virgin]

Salutatio Virtutum, ed. Esser (1978), 301-305; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 270-273 [prayer of praise, also known as Laudes de Virtutibus, and closely connected with the contemporary Laude genre of religious poetry]

Testamentum, ed. Esser (1978), 305-318.

Ultima Voluntas Scripta S. Clarae, ed. Esser (1978), 318-319.

Benedictio Fr. Bernardo Data, ed. Esser (1978), 319-320; François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 336-337. [allegedly a benediction said by Francesco shortly before his death.]

Benedictio S. Clarae et Eius Sororibus in Scriptis Missa, ed. Esser (1978), 320-321.

Epistola Civibus Bononiensibus Scripta, ed. Esser (1978), 321.

Epistola S. Clarae de Ieiunio Scripta, ed. Esser (1978), 321-322.

Epistola Dominae Jacobae Scripta, ed. Esser (1978), 323.

Epistola Fratribus Franciae Missae, ed. Esser (1978), 323.

Testamentum Senis Factum, ed. Esser (1978), 323-324.

De Vera et Perfecta Laetitia, ed. Esser (1978), 324-328.

Quite recently, another Canto di esortazione di san Francesco has been found which is not included in the edition of Esser. This text, which already was alluded to in the Legenda Perusina and in the Speculum Perfectionis, probably was written after Francesco wrote/dictated his Canticum Fratris Solis. In its surviving 14th century manuscript, it is written in an Umbrian dialect. It has been edited in G. Boccali, ‘Canto di esortazione di san Francesco per le poverelle di San Damiano’, Collectanea Franciscana 48 (1978), 5-29, and also has been included in François d’Assise, Écrits, Sources Chrétiennes 285 (Paris, 1981), 346-347.

vitae

See the lemma on Francis in the Vitae et miracula section of our internet site.

literature (endless, here only a small selection)

For the period until 1926, see: Francesco d'Assisi tra due secoli 1882-1926. Studio bibliografico, a cura di Sandra Migliore, Quaderni di bibliografia francescana, 2 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2000).

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Franziskus; 4) Spiegel der Vollkomenheit [= Speculum Perfectionis]; 5) Kapitel von den Gefährten des hl. Franziskus; 6) Wunderbare Werke des hl. Franziskus und seiner Gefährten; 7) Goldene Worte des Br. Aegidius (…);8) Ermahnungen des hl. Franziskus, wohl als Abschluß des ganzen Corpus gedacht…’ [This total collection for instance found in MS Berlin Preuß. Staatsbibliothek Cod. germ. F. 1169; Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek Cod. 73 E 34; Den Haag, Museum Meermanno-Westrenianum Cod. 10 D 46; Weert, Minderbroederklooster Cod.4 & Cod. 8; Wittemberg, Redemptoristenklooster Cod. 2; Stuttgart, Landesbibliothek Cod. theol. et phil. Qu. 135; Trier, Bischöfliches Archiv Cod.64] These vernacular collections went back to Latin examples. 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Cronaca di un singolare incontro (Terzolas, 7-9 giugno 1999)’, Laurentianum 41 (2000), 493-510; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Die Naturmystik des hl. Franziskus von Assisi’, Vita Fratrum 34 (2000), 67-77. Also appeared in Spanish in Selecc. Franc. 30(2001) 125-138; José Antonio Guerra, ‘La autoridad y la obediencia en las dos reglas franciscanas. Una reflexión sobre 1 R 4-6 y 2 R 10,’ Selecc. Franc. 29 (2000), 406-445; T. Duarte, ‘A aprovação da Regra de São Francisco pelo Papa Inocêncio III’, Fragmentos de Cultura 10 (2000), 655-670; Andrew Cunningham, ‘Science and Religion in the thirteenth century revisited: The making of St. Francis, the Proto-Ecologist. Part I: Creature not Nature’, in: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 31/4 (2000),>>>>; Mario Domenico Sideri, Le stigmate di Francesco d’Assisi. Invenzione o realtà? (Udine, Segno, 2000); Jacques Dalarun, ‘The death of Holy Founders from Martin to Francis’, Greyfriars Review 14 (2000), 1-19; Attilio Bartoli Langeli, Gli autografi di frate Francesco e di frate Leone, Corpus Christianorum Aurographa Medii Aevi, V (Turnhout: Brepols, 2000); Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Per gli autografi di frate Francesco: dubbi, verifiche e riconferme’, AFH 93 (2000), 3-28; Eutimio Rainoldi, La "lectio divina" di Francesco d'Assisi, Bibliotheca Ascetico-Mystica, 9 (Rome, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2000); Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Die Regel des Johannes von Matha und die Regeln des Franziskus von Assisi. Ähnlichkeiten und Eigenheiten. Neue Beziehungen zum Islam’, in: La liberazione dei ‘captivi’, 219-244 (also appeared as: ‘La regla de Juan de Mata y la regla de Francisco de Asís. Semejanzas y peculiaridades. Nuevas relaciones con el Islam'],  Selecc. Franc. 29 (2000) 371-394; Lino Temperini, ‘Ristampata la “Nova vita di san Francesco” di Arnaldo Fortini’, Anal. T.O.R. 31 (2000), 535-542; Cesare Vaiani, Vedere e credere. L’Esperienza cristiana di Francesco d’Assisi, Sapientiae, 2 (Milan: Edizioni Glossa Srl, 2000); Pietro Maranesi, ‘‘Pellegrini e forestieri.’ L’itineranza nella proposta di vita di Francesco d’Assisi’, Coll. Franc. 70 (2000), 345-390; Felice Accrocca,‘La Trinità negli scritti di Francesco d’Assisi’, in: La liberazione dei ‘captivi’, 419-437; O Franciscanismo e a Santissima Trinidade, Cadernos Franciscanos, 15 (Petrópolis, Editora Vozes, 2000); Matthias Haman, ‘Tau’, in: Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche 3IX, 1275f.; Xavier Emmanuelli & Michel Feuillet, Célébration de la pauvreté. Regards sur François d’Assise, Coll. “Célébrations” (Paris, Éditions Albin Michel, 2000); Peter Segl, ‘Franziskus und Valdes. Armut als Rebellion gegen die etablierte Religion’, in: Asyl, Toleranz und Religionsfreiheit, 71-100; Prospero Rivi, ‘San Francesco e el’Ordine dei Frati Minori. La fraternità come ambito e lettivo di conversione’,in Italia Francescana 75 (2000),87-96; Fernando Uribe, ‘La fraternità nella forma di vita proposta da Francesco d’Assisi’, Vita Minorum 71 (2000), 356-376; Bernard McGinn, ‘Reflections on St. Francis at the new millennium’, Franciscan Studies 58 (2000), 1-18; Theo Zweerman, ‘Franziskus, sich beugend und unbeugsam. Gedanken zu Anfängen und Ansätzen in unserem Orden’, Thur.Franc. 55 (2000), 464-479. Cf also Vita fratrum (München) 35/3 (2000), 63-76; Michael W. Blastic, ‘Francis and Clare’s joy in being human: The mystery of the Incarnation’, The Cord 50 (2000), 262-274; Johannes Schneider, ‘Inkarnation bei Franziskus und Klara von Assisi’, in: Menschwerdung Gottes, 3-35; Ilia Delio, ‘Francis and the humility of Good’, The Cord 50 (2000), 58-69; Stéphane-J. Piat, Saint François d’Assise à la descouverte du Christ pauvre et crucifie, Reprint of the 1968 ed. (Paris, Les Éditions Franciscaines, 2000); Roland J. Faley, ‘Francis and the Gospel centered life’, Anal. T.O.R. 31 (2000), 297-306; Paolino Sdringola, Il Crocifisso povero nell’esperienza di Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi (Pg), Edizioni Porziuncola, 2000); Martino Conti, ‘Maria nella vita di S. Francesco e S. Chiara’, Vita Minorum 71 (2000), 196-206; Daniel Russo, ‘Du culte à l’image. Saint François d’Assise ou la naissance de l’image de religion’, in: Au cloître et dans le monde: femmes, hommes et sociétés (IXe-XVe siècle). Mélanges en l’honneur de Paulette L’Hermite-Leclercq, ed. Patrick Henriet & Anne-Marie Legras (Paris: 2000), 379-390; Eutimio Rainoldi, La “lectio divina” di Francesco d’Assisi (Roma, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2000); Tiziano Lorenzin, ‘La lectio divina in Francesco ed Antonio’, in: Insegnava fra loro la parola, >>>; Thaddée Matura, François d’Assise, maître de vie spirituelle d’après ses écrits, Présence de saint François, 40 (Paris, Les Éditions Franciscaines, 2000). 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Elis Saggau & Paul Sansone (St. Bonaventure NY, 2001) [English translation of: Was getekend: Franciscus van Assisi: aspecten van zijn schrijverschap en brandpunten van zijn spiritualiteit (Assen, 1998). For a review of the English version, see Franciscan Studies 61 (2003), 287-289]; Roberto Paciocco, ‘Le ‘scritture’ di san Francesco d’Assisi’, Hagiographica 8(2001), 165-190; Francesca Joyce Mapelli, ‘Questioni filologiche sospese riguardo ai testi francescani delle origini. Francesco, Chiara, Angela’, Antonianum 76 (2001), 599-602; Martí Avila i Serra, Lo sojos del espíritu. Comentario a las ‘Admoniciones’ de Francisco de Asís, Collección Hermano Francisco, 39 (Oñati (Guipúzcoa): Editorial Francana Arantzazu, 2001); Christian Renoux, La prière pour la paix attribué à saint François: une énigme à résoudre, Coll. ‘Présence de Saint François, 39 (Paris: Les Editions Franciscaines, 2001) [cf. 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Francesco e il governo dei frati in una recente pubblicazione di Edith Pasztor’, Frate Francesco n.s. 68 (2002), 391-396; Klaus Krüger, ‘A Saint to be looked at: The image of St. Francis in thirteenth-century panel paintings’, Greyfriars Review 16 (2002), 119-143; Peter Loewen, ‘Francis the musician and the mission of the joculatores domini in the medieval German lands’, Franciscan Studies 60 (2002), 251-290; Richard C. Trexler, ‘The stigmatized body of Francis of Assisi. Conceived, processed, disappeared’, in: Frömmigkeit im Mittelalter: Politisch-soziale Kontexte, visuelle Praxis, körperliche Ausdrucksformen, ed. Klaus Schreiner (Munich: Funk, 2002), 463-497; Niklaus Kuster, Franziskus von Assisi, Meister der Spiritualität (Freiburg, 2002). Review in CF 73 (2003), 694ff; Manuel Amunárriz, ‘Load y ben decid a mi Señor’. El mundo interior de Francisco y Clara de Asís, Colección Hermano Francisco, 42 (Oñati, 2002); Laudato si, mi Signore, per nostra matre terra. Zur Aesthetik und Spiritualität des Sonnengesangs in Musik, Kunst, Religion, Naturwissenschaften, Literatur, Film und Fotografie, ed. Ute Jung-Kaiser (Bern: Peter Lang, 2002); Fabio Scarsato, Francesco ovvero delle contraddizioni. L’esperienza dell’eremo, La croce di Aquileia. Percorsi di vita spirituale e pastorale, 2 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2002); Cosimo Scordato, ‘Le settte parole di Gesú in croce’, in: Ho Theológos 20 (2002), 21-42; Roberto Rusconi, Francesco d’Assisi nelle fonti e negli scritti, Fonti e ricerche, 17 (Padua: Editrici Francescane, 2002); Montserrat Casas Nadal, ‘Notas sobre les ‘Floretes’ de Sant Francesc i la seva recepció a Catalunya’, Acta historica et archaeologica mediaevalia 23-24 (2003), 613-628; Sean Kinsella, “The Lord give you peace’: the preaching of peace in the writings and early lives of St. Francis of Assisi’, Mediaevistik 16 (2003), 51-99; Felice Accrocca, ‘La benedizione di Francesco morente’, Frate Francesco 69 n.s. (2003), 209-232; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Facere misericordiam. La conversione di Francesco secondo il Testamento’, Frate Francesco 69 n.s. (2003), 91-126; Dino Dozzi, ‘Así dice el Señor’. El Evangelio en los escritos de san Francisco, Colección Hermano Francisco, 43 (Oñati, 2003); Fernando Uribe, ‘Los Escritos de Francisco de Asís. Una nueva propuesta editorial’, Antonianum 78 (2003), 143-152; Lorenzo Di Fonzo, ‘Lodi e canto di S. Francesco al ‘Bon Signore’ per la fraternità e nella vita’, Miscellanea Francescana 103 (2003), 473-491; Michael Cusato, ‘An Unexplored Influence on the Epistola ad Fideles of Francis of Assisi: The Epistola universis Christi fidelibus of Joachim of Fiore’, Franciscan Studies 61 (2003), 253-278; Johannes Schneider, Virgo ecclesia facta. La presenza di Maria nel crocifisso di San Damiano e nell’Officium Passionis’ di san Francesco d’Assisi, trans. Marco Zappella, Bibliotheca Mariana Francescana, 1 (Assisi, 2003); Verba Domini mei. Gli ‘Opuscula’ di Francesco d’Assisi a 25 anni dalla edizione di Kajetan Esser, ofm, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti, Medioevo, 6 (Rome, 2003). See also the article of Josep Maria Segarra on the conference leading to this volume (Estudios Franciscanos 104:434 (2003), 213-229); ‘Minores et subditi omnibus’, Tratti caratterizzanti dell’identità francescana. Atti del Convegno Roma, 26-27 nov. 2002, ed. Luigi Padovese (Rome, 2003) [with essays on Francis and his writings by Leonardo Lehmann, “Sed sint minores’: La minorità nella Regula non Bullata: Proposte e reazione’, pp. 129-148; Fernando Uribe, “Omnes vocentur fratres minores’ (Reg NB 6,3). Verso un’identificazione della minorità alla luce degli scritti di S. Francesco d’Assisi’, pp. 149-190; Bernhard Holter, “Sacerdotes fraternitatis in Christo humiles’ (Ep Ord 2). Il sacerdozio minoritico nella visione di S. Francesco’, pp. 191-204]; San Francesco e l’Oriente. Oltre le parole, ed. Giuseppe Alberico Possedoni, Studi francescani, 1 (Padua, 2003); Pietro Messa & Ludovico Profili, Il Cantico della fraternità. Le Ammonizioni di frate Francesco d’Assisi (Assisi, 2003); Alviero Niccacci, ‘Riflessioni bibliche sul ‘Sacrum commercium sancti Francisci cum Domina Paupertate’, in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P. Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003), 99-129; J.-B. Auberger, ‘A short note on the autographs of Francis of Assisi’, Greyfriars Review 17:1 (2003), 1-4; F. Ossanna, ‘The meaning of theology in the Franciscan order: Francis’s Letter to Anthony’, Greyfriars Review 17:2 (2003), 123-133; J.M. Arcelus Ulibarrena, ‘Vidas de Domingo de Guzmán y Francisco de Asís; traducciones repetidas en códices castellanos medievales’, Franciscana 5 (2003), 243-262; Johannes Schneider, Virgo ecclesia facta. La presenza di maria nel crocifisso di San Damiano en ell’Officium di San Francesco d’Assisi, trans. Marco Zappella, Biblioteca Mariana Francescana, 1 (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003) [Review in CF 75 (2005), 377-378]; Pietro Messa, ‘Beatus Franciscus acquisivit hoc Breviarium’, in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P.Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003), 133-179 [with a transcript of Francis’ Breviary]; Johannes Schlageter, ‘Die geschichtlichen Quellen zu Franziskus und Klara von Assisi im Streit um die franziskanische Lebensform in der frühen deutschen Reformation [1519-1535]’, in: Domini vestigia sequi. Miscellanea offerta a P. Giovanni M. Boccali, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Studi e ricerche, 15 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2003), 371-421; Lino Temperini, San Francesco d’Assisi dalla penitenza alla conformità con Cristo (Rome: Editrice Franciscanum, 2003); Alfonso Marini & Marco Bartoli, Il Sacrum Commercium del beato Francesco con madonna Povertà (Vicenza-Verona: L.I.E.F., 2003); Kenneth Boxter Wolf, The Poverty of Riches: St. Francis of Assisi Reconsidered (Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003); Daris Schioppetto, ‘Da San Damiano alla Verna: la preghiera di S. Francesco al Crocifisso’, Vita Minorum 75 (2004), 229-256; Thaddée Matura, Francis of Assisi. The Message in his Writings, Second Edition (St. Bonaventure NY, 2004); Jacques LeGoff, Saint Francis of Assisi (Routledge, 2004) [English translation of the French original, which appeared in 1998]; Chino Biscontin, San Francesco (Pordenone: Edizioni Biblioteca dell’Imagine, 2004); Cesare Vaiani, Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi. Analisi del loro rapporto nelle fonti biografiche e negli scritti, Conscientia, 2 (Milan: Glossa, 2004) [a.o. reviews in AFH 99 (2006), 400f; Frate Francesco 89 (2005), 596-600]; E. Menestò, ‘Le lettere di Francesco d’Assisi’, Filologia Mediolatina 11 (2004); M.M. Terzoni, ‘I due testi di Francesco inseriti nella Regola di Chiara (Parte I)’, Frate Francesco n.s.70/2 (2004), 445-482; Gloria Cuccato, Francesco, un cavaliere al servizio della Chiesa, Sulle spalle di Giganti, 1 (Genoa-Milan: Marietti, 2004) [review in Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 371-372]; Valentin Redondo, ‘Misión de Francisco entre los sarracenos’, Estudios Franciscanos 105: 436 (2004), 115-158; Miquel Colom de Juneda, Sant Francesc d’Assís, l’Home evangèlic, 2nd Ed., Els daus, 224 (Barcelona: Editorial Claret, 2004); Javier Garrido, Itinerario espiritual de Francisco de Asís. Problemas y perspectivas, Colección Hermano Francisco, 47 (Oñati (Guipúzcoa: Editorial Franciscana Arantzazu, 2004) [Review in CF 75 (2005), 373-375; Cesare Vaiani, Ver y Creer. La experiencia cristiana de Francisco de Asís, Hermano Francesco, 46 (Añati (Guipúzcoa): Editorial Franciscana Arantzazu, 2004). [Cf. review in CF 75 (2005), 376-377; Francesco Mores, Alle origini dell’immagine di Francesco d’Assisi, Fonti e ricerche, 18 (Padua: Ed. Francescane, 2004) [review in CF 75 (2005), 379-382]; Ctirad Caclav Pospisil, ‘Il ‘verbum abbreviatum’ nel c. IX della Regula bullata e nel Breviloquium’, Antonianum 79:1 (2004), 129-141; Niklaus Kuster, Francesco d’Assisi, maestro di spiritualità, Memoria e profezia (Padua: Ed. Messaggero di S. Antonio, 2004) [see review in CF 75 (2005), 696ff; Oscar Pellesi, Francesco d’Assisi. Figlio del vento, Biografie francescane, 1 (Padua: Ed. Messaggero di S. Antonio, 2004) [see review in CF 75(2005), 698f]; Armanda Debbi, Francesco d’Assisi e l’Eucaristia, Absorbeat. Libri di spiritualità francescana, 10 (Villa verucchio: Pazzini, 2004) [cf. review in CF 75 (2005), 710-711]; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Kajetan Eßers Studium der Schriften des hl. Franziskus als Beitrag zur Wiederentdeckung des franziskanischen Charismas’, in: Europa und die Welt in der Geschichte. Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Dieter Berg, ed. Raphaela Averkorn, Raimund Haas & Bernd Schmies (Bochum: Verlag Dr. Dieter Winkler, 2004), 255-289; Luigi Pellegrini, Frate Francesco e i suoi agiografi, Medioevo Francescano, medioevo francescano, Saggi 8 (Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2004); R. Rusconi,‘Francesco d’Assisi e la politica: il potere delle istituzioni e l’annuncio della pace evangelica’, Franciscana 6 (2004), 1-22; Marcus Hofer, Wilde Orte. Franz von Assisi und seine Einsiedeleien (Innsbruck-Vienna: Tyrolia Verlag, 2004); Achim Wesjohann, ‘Das Französisch des Franziskus. Mutmaßungen über einen Charismatiker’, in: Studia Monastica. Beiträge zum klösterlichen Leben im christlichen Abendland während des Mittelalters, ed. Reinhardt Butz & Jörg Oberste, Vita regularis, 22 (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2004), 325-344; R.J. Armstrong, ‘Minority: the Sacramental Intuition of Francis of Assisi’, Collectanea Franciscana 74,3-4 (2004), 469-491; S.E. Kinsella, “To serve the Lord with Poverty and Humility’: the Witness to Peace in the Life and Works of Saint Francis of Assisi’, Laurentianum 45,3 (2004), 377-429; William R. Cook, ‘Giotto and the figure of St. Francis’,in: The Cambridge Companion to Giotto, ed. Anne Derbes & Mark Sandona (Cambridge: CUP, 2004), 135-156; Raimondo Michetti, Francesco d’Assisi e il paradosso della minoritas. La Vita beati Francisci di Tommaso da Celano, Nuovi Studi Storici, 66 (Rome: Ist. Stor. Ital. Per il Medio Evo, 2004) [cf. review in Il Santo 46/1-2 (2006), 285-287 & CF 76,1-2 (2006), 310-316]; Kaspar Elm, Alla sequela di Francesco d’Assisi, Contributi di storia francescana, Medioevo Francescano, Saggi 9 (Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2004) [interesting collection of articles. Reviewed by Felice Accrocca, ‘Ordini religiosi, francescanesimo e condizione femminile nel Medio Evo in due recenti raccolte di studi’, Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 297-316]; Giovanni Miccoli, ‘The reading of the Christian proposal of Francis according to his first biographers’, Franciscan Studies 62 (2004), 15-29; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Franz von Assisi. Mystik zwischen Selbstbewusstsein und Kirchengehorsamkeit’, in: Die Kirchenkritik der Mystiker. Prophetie aus Gotteserfahrung, Band I: Mittelalter, ed. Mariano Delgado & Gotthard Fuchs, Studien zur christlichen Religion und Kulturgeschichte, 2 (Fribourg-Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer Verlag, 2004), 69-103; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Neue Literatur zu den Schriften des hl. Franziskus’, Collectanea Franciscana 74:3-4 (2004), 581-653; M.M. Terzoni, ‘I due testi di Francesco inseriti nella Regola di Chiara (ParteI)’, Frate Francesco n.s.70/2(2004), 445-482; Roberto Rusconi, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e la politica: il potere delle istituzioni e l’annuncio della pace evangelica’, Franciscana 6:1 (2004), 1-22; Silvana Vecchio, ‘Precette e consiglio nella teologia del XIII secolo’, in: Concilium. Teorie e pratiche del consigliare nella cultura medievale, ed. Carla Casagrande, Chiara Crisciani & Silvana Vecchio, Micrologus Library, 10 (Florence: Sismel, 2004), 33-56 [on relationship between evangelical counsels and precepts in the Franciscan rule and in Franciscan rule commentaries and the writings of John of La Rochelle and Bonaventure]; Silvestro Nessi, Felice Accrocca, Luigi Pellgrini, Lanfranco Serrini, Mario Sensi, Francesco Santucci, Elvio Lunghi, Tomás Gálvez, & Egidio Cani, San Francesco e Rivotorto. I primi passi della Fraternità Francescana, il Santuario, il Territorio (Assisi: Casa Editrice Francescana, 2004); Carlo Paolazzi, Lettura degli ‘Scritti’ di Francesco d’Assisi, 2nd Ed. Tau, 10 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2004); Chiara Frugoni, Vita di un uomo: Francesco d’Assisi, Einaudi tascabili. Saggi (Turin: Einaudi, 2005); Franziskus von Assisi. Das Bild des Heiligen aus neuer Sicht, ed. D. Bauer, Helmut Feld & Ulrich Köpf, Beihefte zum Archiv für Kulturgeschichte (Cologne-Weimar-Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2005) [Cf review in CF 76 (2006), 605ff]; André Vauchez, Francesco d’Assisi e gli ordini mendicanti, Medioevo Francescano, Saggi 10 (Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2005); Jean François Godet-Calogeras, ‘Francis of Assisi’s Resignation: An Historical and Philological Probe’, in: Charisma und religiöse Gemeinschaften im Mittelalter. Akten des 3. Internationalen Kongresses des ‘Italienisch-deutschen Zentrums für Vergleichende Ordensgeschichte’, ed. Giancarlo Andenna, Mirko Breitenstein & Gert Melville (Dresden: LIT, 2005), 281-300; Jacques Dalarun, ‘Francis and Clare of Assisi: Differing perspectives on gender and power’, Franciscan Studies 63 (2005), 11-25; Giovanni Miccoli, ‘Francis and La Verna’, Greyfriars Review 19 (2005), 31-65; Donna C. Trembinski, ‘Non alter Christus: Early Dominican Lives of Saint Francis’, Franciscan Studies 63 (2005), 69-105; Jan Hoeberichts, ‘The authenticity of Admonition 27 of Francis of Assisi. A discussion with Carlo Paolazzi and beyond’, Collectanea Franciscana 75 (2005), 499-523; Johannes B. Freyer, ‘‘Das wahre Licht, unseren Herrn Jesus Christus Sehen’ – die Christologie des heiligen Franziskus nach seinen Schriften’, AFH 98 (2005), 9-40; Stefano Maffei, ‘San Francesco nei sermoni latini del domenicano Iacopo da Benevento’, AFH 98 (2005), 177-209 [also lists other sermons on Francis by other medieval authors]; Andrea Boni, San Francesco fondatore e guida del suo Ordine, Collectio Assisiensis, 33 (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2005); Paul Bösch, Franz von Assisi-neuer Christus. Die Geschichte einer Verklärung (Dusseldorf: Patmos, 2005); Giovanni Maria Luisetto, Francesco d’Assisi. Natura e grazia (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2005); Cesare Vaiani, ‘L’eucaristia negli scritti di Francesco’, Vita Minorum 76 (2005), 561-576; Cesare Vaiani, ‘La risurrezione nell’esperienza di Francesco d’Assisi’, Vita Minorum 76 (2005), 379-393; Felice Accrocca, ‘Viveva ad Assisi un uomo di nome Francesco’. Un ‘introduzione alle fonti biografiche di san Francesco (Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2005); Raimondo Michetti, Francesco d’Assisi e il paradosso della minoritas, Cortona Francescana, 2 (Cortona, Academia Etrusca, 2005); Fabio Scarsato, Laudato sie per sora bellezza. L’esperienza estetica di Francesco d’Assisi (Padua: Edizioni Messagero di Sant’Antonio, 2005); Leonhard Lehmann, “Erlösung’ in den Schriften des hl. Franziskus’, in: Franziskus von Assisi. Das Bild des Heiligen aus neuer Sicht, ed. Dieter R. Bauer, Helmut Feld & Ulrich Köpf (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2005), 107-140; David Ethelbert Flood, ‘Franziskus und die Offenheit der Geschichte’, in: Franziskus von Assisi. Das Bild des Heiligen aus neuer Sicht, ed. Dieter R. Bauer, Helmut Feld & Ulrich Köpf (Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2005), 97-106; Felice Accrocca, ‘Dagli agiografi a frate Francesco. Il percorso francescano di Luigi Pellegrini’, Il Santo 45/3 (2005), 775-766; Pietro Messa, ‘Le feste mariane nel ‘Breviarium sancti Francisci’, in: La ‘Scuola Francescana’ e l’Immacolata Concezione. Atti del Congresso Mariologico Francescano S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi 4-8 dicembre 2003, ed. Stefano M. Cecchin, Studi Mariologici, 10 (Città del Vaticano: Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis, 2005), 55-85; Clemente Ciammaruconi, ‘Trent’anni dopo: la nuova edizione delle Fonti Francescane’, Il Santo 45/3 (2005), 737-754; Dominique Donadieu-Rigaut, Penser en images les ordres religieux (Paris: ap, éditions arguments, 2005) [also on Francis and his order]; Stefano Brufani, ‘Le citazioni evangeliche della ‘scoperta’ del vangelo nella Regula non bullata’, Franciscana 7 (2005), 1-32; Jean François Godet-Calogeras, ‘A modo sum mortuus vobis: la Question de la démission de Frère François’, Franciscana 7 (2005), 33-68. See also his article ‘Francis of Assisi’s Resignation: An Historical and Philological Probe’, in: Charisma und religiöse gemeinschaften im Mittelalter, 281-300; Andrea Boni, San Francesco fondatore e guida del suo ordine, Collectio Assisiensis, 33 (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2005); Giuseppe F. Merenda Francino, L’altra storia di Francesco d’Assisi, Scaffale aperto (Rome: Armando Editore, 2005); Ignatius Brady, ‘Saint Francis and the Holy Spirit’, Greyfriars Review 19 (2005), 199-205; David Flood, ‘And Never Talk to Strangers! Admonition Twenty-Eight, 7-16’, Frate Francesco n.s. 71/1 (2005), 7-17; A.M. Buscemi, ‘Ammonizione III. L’obbedienza perfetta’, Frate Francesco n.s. 71/1 (2005), 17-56; Volker Stadler, ‘Ich kenne Christus, den Armen, den Gekreuzigten’. [Paulinische Rezeption in den Schriften des Franziskus von Assisi],Veröffentlichungen der Duns-Skotus Akademie, 20 (Mönchengladbach: B. Kühlen Verlag, 2005) [cf. Review in Collectanea Franciscana 76,1-2 (2006), 307-310]; Dominique Donadieu-Rigaut, Penser en images les ordres religieux (XIIe-XVe siècles) (Paris, 2005). Esp. on Francis See CF 77 (2007), 494f.; Nicola Petrone, Eucaristia e Famiglia nello spirito di San Francesco (Lanciano, 2005); Leonard Lehmann, ‘Der Geist des Herrn als Lebensprinzip bei Franziskus und Klara’, in: Das Franziskanische Verständnis des Wirkens des Heiligen Geistes in Kirche und Welt, ed. Herbert Schneider, Veröffentlichungen der Duns-Skotus Akademie, 21 (Mönchengladbach: B. Kühlen Verlag, 2005), 4-33; Giulia Barone, ‘Elias von Cortona und Franziskus’, in: Franziskus von Assisi: Das Bild des Heiligen aus neuer Sicht, ed. Dieter R. Bauer, Helmut Feld & Ulrich Köpf, Beihefte zum Archiv für Kulturgeschichte, heft 54 (Cologne-Weimar-Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2005), 183-194; Thadée Matura, Francis of Assisi: Writer and spiritual master, trans. Paul Lachanges. Foreword by Jean-François Godet-Calogeras (Cincinnati, OH: St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2005); Grado Giovanni Merlo, ‘Da frate Francesco, oltre san Francesco’, in: Il francescanesimo dalle origini alla metà del secolo XVI. Esplorazioni e questioni aperte. Atti del Convegno della Fondazione Michele Pellegrino Università di Torino, 11 nov. 2004, ed. Franco Bolgiani & Grado Giovanni Merlo (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2005), 249-270; Cesare Vaiani, ‘La risurrezione nell’esperienza di Francesco d’Assisi’, Vita Minorum, 76:3 (2005), 87-102; Pietro Messa, ‘San Francesco d’Assisi tra agiografia e profezia’, Convivium Assisiense n.s. 7:1 (2005), 103-143; André Vauchez, ‘François d’Assise rendu à l’histoire’, in: Una storiografia inattuale? Giovanni Miccoli e la funzione civile della ricerca storica, ed. Giuseppe Battelli & Daniele Menozzi, I libri di Viella, 50 (Roma: Ed. Viella, 2005), 69-84; Tadeo Matura, ‘El ‘lenguaje’ de Francisco en sus escritos’, Selecciones de Franciscanesimo 34 (2005), 74-80; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘la rilettura degli scritti di san Francesco’, Vita Minorum 76:2 (2005), 39-67; Giambattista Silini, ‘La Lettera di Frate Francesco ad un Ministro (Breno/Brescia: Tipografia Camuna, 2005); Alfonso Marini, ‘Dalla ‘sequela’alla ‘conformitas’. Una ricerca su fonti francescane’, Franciscana 7 (2005), 69-87; Mariko Maria Sambe, ‘Lignum scientiae boni et mali’. L’‘Admonitio’ II di Francesco d’Assisi’, Convivium Assisiense 7:1 (2005), 145-197; Raimondo Michetti, ‘François d'Assise et la paix révelée. Réflexions sur le mythe du pacifisme franciscain et sur la prédication de paix dans la société communale du XIIIe siècle’, in: Prêcher la paix et discipliner la société. Italie, France, Angleterre (XIIIe-XVe siècle), ed. R.M. Dessì, Collection d’études médiévales de Nice, 5 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2005), 279-311; Felice Accrocca, ‘La ‘Legenda trium sociorum’: una peculiare attenzione all’umanità di Francesco’, Frate Francesco 71 (2005), 543-574; Enrico Menestò, Gli’Actus Beati Francisci et sociorum eius’: studio sulla tradizione manoscritta, Diss. (Florence: Dip. Di Studi sul Medioevo e il Rinascimento dell’Università di Firenze, 2005); The Stigmata of Francis. New Studies, New Perspectives. Essays by Michael F. Cusato, Jacques Dalarun & Carla Salvati (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006); Jacques Dalarun, Francis and the Feminine (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2006); Michael Higgins, “Dominus conduxit me inter illos et feci misericordiam cum illis: Francis of Assisi and Mercy’, Franciscan Studies 74 (2006), 17-32; Giovanni Miccoli, ‘Francesco e la pace’, Franciscan Studies 74(2006), 33-52; Laurent Gallant, ‘Francis of Assisi: Forerunner of Interreligious Dialogue. Chapter 16 of the Earlier Rule Revisited’, Franciscan Studies 74 (2006), 53-82; Andrea Di Maio,‘Espliciti richiami e taciti legami: Antonio e Francesco: Bonaventura e Antonio’, Il Santo 46/1-2 (2006),7-54; Felice Moretti, ‘Francesco d’Assisi. Un santo che giocava con gli animali’, Il Santo 46/1-2 (2006), 103-148; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Della vera, caritativa e perfetta obbedienza. L’ammonizione III di frate Francesco’, in: Pietate et studio. Miscellanea di studi in onore di P. Lino Mocatti (Trento: CIVIS, 2006), 187-202; Giovanni Iammarone, ‘Il Crocifisso e la Croce in Francesco, Chiara e nel primo francescanesimo’, Miscellanea Francescana (2006), 367-429; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Per l’autenticità della Admonitio XXVII e il lessico di frate Francesco: Una risposta a Jan Hoeberichts’, Collectanea Franciscana 76,3-4 (2006), 475-505; Erina Russo De Caro, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e i suoi papi’, Analecta Tor 37:2 (2006) 2, 785-788; Dino Dozzi, ‘L’interpretazione mistica degli Scritti di Francesco e Chiara secondo Claudio Leonardi’, Collectanea Franciscana 76,3-4 (2006), 553-560; Ferdinando Castelli, “Risvegliò il mondo”. San Francesco nella letteratura del Novecento (Padua: Edizioni Messagero, 2006); Roberto Rusconi, ‘Sulle orme di (san) Francesco d’Assisi’, in: ‘Ubi neque aerugo neque tinea demolitur’. Studi in onore di Luigi Pellegrini per i suoi settanta anni, ed. Maria Grazia Del Fuoco (Naples: Liguori Editore, 2006), 611-625; Paul Bösch, ‘Opinationes de stigmatibus Francisci. Annotationes ad quaestionem disputatam’, Collectanea Franciscana 76,3-4 (2006), 561-565; Wondtekenen, Wondertekenen. Over de stigmatisatie van Franciscus, ed. Willem Marie Speelman, Scripta Franciscana, 10 (Assen: Van Gorcum, 2006); Pietro Maranesi,“Dedit mihi tantam fidem’. I versetti 4-13 del testamento di Francesco d’Assisi’, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam (Rome: Ed. Collegio San Lorenzo da Brindisi, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 31-76; Felice Accrocca, ‘Francesco trascinato nudo con una corda al collo. Contributo alla ‘questione francescana’, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam (Rome: Ed. Collegio San Lorenzo da Brindisi, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 77-95; Jan Hoeberichts, ‘Francis and the Devil. About the Devil in Francis’ writings, in the opus celanense and in Franciscan art’, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam (Rome: Ed. Collegio San Lorenzo da Brindisi, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 97-153; Kees van Dooren, ‘The stigmatization of St. Francis fact or fiction’, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam (Rome: Ed. Collegio San Lorenzo da Brindisi, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 155-183; Niklaus Kuster, ‘Franz von Assisi und Benedikt von Nursia: was Bettelbruder und Mönchsvater spannungsvoll verbindet’, in: Verum, pulchrum et bonum.Miscellanea di studi offerti a Servus Gieben in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Yoannes Teklemariam (Rome: Ed. Collegio San Lorenzo da Brindisi, Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2006), 185-228; Felice Accroca, Dario Antiseri et al., La conversione di san Francesco d’Assisi. Una stimulante scelta di Cristo (Assisi: Casa Editrice Francescana, 2006) [review in CF 77 (2007), 661-663]; J.A. Wayne Hellmann, ‘Gospel: Life or observance? Observations on a language shift in the Early Documents’, Franciscan Studies 64 (2006), 281-292; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Le fonti francescane nuova edizione (2004): osservazioni e valutazione’, AFH 99 (2006), 283-331; Stefano M. Manelli, Spigolando nelle ‘Fonti Francescane’’, Annales Franciscani 1 (2006), 23-86; Carlo Paolazzi, Studi su gli ‘Scitti’ di frate Francesco, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 35 (Grottaferrata: Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae as Claras Aquas, 2006); Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Francis and his use of scribes: A puzzle to be solved’, Greyfriars Review 18 (2004), 323-341; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘La ‘Regula non bullata’ secondo Angelo Clareno: tradizione testuale e rimaneggiamento’, Aevum 80 (2006), 457-477; Johannes B. Freyer, ‘La visión escatalógica en los Escritos de san Francisco’, Cuadernos Franciscanos 153 (2006), 3-9; Jean François Godet-Calogeras, ‘Evangelical radicalism in the writings of Francis and Clare of Assisi’, Franciscan Studies 64 (2006), 103-121; Pietro Messa, Le fonti patristiche negli scritti di Francesco d’Assisi (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, I ristampa, 2006); Victor Alcade, ‘El itinerario de discernimento espiritual en San Francisco visto desde el corpus de las Admoniciones (…)’, Verdad y Vida 64 (2006), 389-422; Roberto Rusconi, ‘La formulazione delle regole minoritiche nel primo quarto del secolo XIII’, in: Regolae-Consuetudines-Statuta (2005), 461-481; Fernando Uribe, La regla de san Francisco. Letra y Espíritu, Publicaciones Instituto Teológico de Murcia OFM, Textos, 3 (Murcia: Ed. Espigas, 2006); Andrea Boni, ‘Integrazione giuridica tra la prima e la seconda regola francescana ‘, Antonianum 81 (2006), 83-108; Emanuele Coccia, “Regula et vita’. Il diritto monastico e la regola francescana’, Medioevo e Rinascimento ns. 20:17 (2006), 97-147; Pascuale Magro, ‘Francesco, Natale e l’umanesimo europeo’, San Francesco Patrono d’Italia 12 (2006), VII-IX; Bernard Forthomme, Le chant de la création selon François d’Assise (Paris: Editions Franciscaines, 2006); Cesare Vaiani, Teologia e Fonti Francescane. Indicazioni di metodo, Presenza di san Francesco, 46 (Milan: Ed. Biblioteca Francescana, 2006); Stan Rougier, Saint François d’Assise, Chemins d’Éternité (Paris: Pygmalion, 2006); Gert Melville, ‘Il Franesco diviso. Sulla istituzionalizzazione di un carismatico’, in: Omnia religione moventur. Culti, carismi ed istituzioni ecclesiastiche. Studi in onore di Cosimo Damiano Fonseca, ed. Pierantonio Piatti & Raffaella Tortorelli (Galatina: Mario Congedo Editore, 2006), 33-54; Leonhard Lehmann, L’eucaristia al tempo e negli scritti di Francesco d’Assisi’, in: Eucaristia, Vita spirituale e francescanesimo, ed. P. Martinelli, Teologia spirituale, 4 (Bologna: Ed. Dehoniane, 2006), 11-43; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘La devozione a Maria in Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi’, Forma Sororum 43 (2006), 276-284; Pietro messa, ‘Le feste liturgiche di Maria Vergine e l’esperienza spirituale di Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi’, in: La Vergine Maria nella teologia e nella spiritualità francescana. Incontro di spiritualità francescana, Santuario della Verna, Quaderni di spiritualità francescana, 26 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2005), 9-26; Bert Roest, ‘The Franciscan Hermit: Seeker, Prisoner, Refugee’, Church History and Religious Culture 86 (2006), 163-189; Hans Belting, ‘Franziskus. Der Körper als Bild’, in: Bild und Körper im Mittelalter, ed. Kristin Marek, Katrin Kärcher et al. (Paderborn-München: Wilhelm Finck Verlag, 2006), 21-36; Andrea Di Maio, ‘Espliciti richiami e taciti legami: Antonio e Francesco; Bonaventura e Antonio’, Il Santo 46 (2006), 7-53; Carlo Paolazzi, Studi su gli ‘Scritti’ di frate Francesco, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, XXXV (Grottaferrata (Rome): Editiones Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 2006) [review in CF 77 (2007), 650ff & Franciscan Studies67 (2009), 521-525]; Alfonso Marini, ‘‘VIveva ad Assisi un uomo di nome Francesco’. Note di lettura’, Il Santo 46 (2006), 479-484; Dal ludus alla laude: giochi di uomini, santi e animali dall'alto Medioevo a Francesco d'Assisi, ed. Felice Moretti & Franco Cardin (Bari, 2007); Fernando Uribe, ‘‘El árbol del bien y del mal’. Admonición 2: ‘El mal de la propria voluntad’ de San Francisco’, Selecciones Franciscanos 36 (2007), 347-358 [An Italian version appeared in Vita Minorum 78:5 (2007), 43-75]; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Was wollte Franziskus eigentlich? Versuch einer Antwort im Licht der Nicht-bullierten Regel des heiligen’, in: San Damiano 65 (Luzern, 2007), 4-7; Patrick Nold, ‘Pope John XXII's Annotations on the Franciscan Rule: Content and contexts’, Franciscan Studies 65 (2007), 295-324; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘‘Sed sint minores’. La minoridad en la Regla non bulada: propuestas y reacciones’, Selecciones Franciscanos 36 (2007), 397-414; Francesco Santi, ‘Libertà ed esperienza in Francesco d’Assisi’, in: Etica laica ed etica religiosa. Atti per il centenario di Giosuè Carducci. XXVI edizione delle ‘Giornate dell'Osservanza’, 5-6 maggio 2007. Convegna dell’Osservanza, ed. Giuseppe Chili, Quaderni della Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, 12 (Bologna: Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e Ravenna, 2007), 61-76; Gert Melville, ‘Il Francesco diviso. Sulla istituzionalizzazione di un carismatico’, in: I Francescani e la politica, 693-708; John Tolan, Le Saint chez le Sultan. La rencontre de François d'Assise et de l'Islam. Huit siècles d'interpretation, L'Univers Historique (Paris: Les Éditions du Sueil, 2007). Cf. Reviews in Annales 63 (2008), 900-902; Études Franciscaines n.s. 1 (2008), 203-208; Giovanni Iammarrone, Il crocifisso e la croce in Francesco, Chiara e nel primo francescanesimo, Memoria e profezia (Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2007); Michael F. Cusato, ‘The Tau: The meaning of the Cross for Francis of Assisi’, The Cord 57 (2007), 287-301; Eutimio Rainoldi, La ‘lectio divina’ di Francesco d'Assisi, 2nd Ed. (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2007); Felice Accrocca, ‘Cristo e la sua croce nell’esperienza religiosa di Francesco d’Assisi’, Ricerche Teologiche 18 (2007), 507-526; Marco Bartoli, ‘El ideal medieval de cortesía en Francisco y Clara de Asís’, Selecciones de Franciscanismo 36 (2007), 415-424; Leonhard Lehmann, Franziskus Meister des Gebets. Eine Einführung, Topos 599 (Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker, 2007); Michael Blastic, ‘Prayer in the Writings of Francis of Assisi and the Early Brothers’, in: Franciscans at Prayer, 3-29; Gerard Lobo, ‘‘Not so much praying as becoming totally prayer.’ Prayer as ‘Being’ in the Writings of Franciscus of Assisi, part IV’, in: Tau 32 (2007), 9-22, 44-60; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘La ‘Lettera a tutto l’Ordine’ di san Francesco’, in: Idem, Beiträge zur Franziskusforschung. Zum 80. Geburtstag, ed. Ulrich Köpf & Leonhard Lehmann, Franziskanische Forschungen, 48 (Kevelaer: Edition T. Coelde, Butzon & Bercker, 2007). [This volume contains a number of other important essays by Schmucki as well, such as his essay ‘Gli scritti legislativi di san Francesco’, pp. 219-236; ‘Schrittweise Entdeckung der evangeliumsgemäßen Lebensform des hl. Franziskus von Assisi’, 145-167, ‘Die Stellung Christi im Beten des hl. Franziskus von Assisi’, 101-144; ‘‘ Mentis silentium’. Le programme contemplatif de l'ordre franciscain primitif’, 269-303; ‘Zur Mystik des hl. Franziskus von Assisi im Lichte seiner Schriften’, 377-402 etc. See also the reviews of the volume in Collectanea Franciscana 78 (2008), 708-714; Antonianum84 (2009), 159-163; Il Santo 48 (2008), 575-577; Wissenschaft und Weisheit 72 (2009), 310-312]; Cornelius Bohl, ‘Mein Franz von Assisi - Dein Franz von Assisi. Neuere deutschsprachige Franziskus-Publikationen’, Wissenschaft und Weisheit 70 (2007), 262-303; Pietro Messa, ‘Paul Sabatier e gli studi francescani’, Convivium Assisiense 9:2 (2007), 31-52; Werner Dettloff, ‘Die Bedeutung des heiligen Franziskus für die Kirche seiner Zeit’, in: Kirchenbild und Spiritualität. Dominikanische Beiträge zur Ekklesiologie und zum kirchlichen Leben im Mittelalter. Festschrift für Ulrich Horst OP zum 75. Geburtstag, ed. Thomas Prügl & Marianne Schlosser (Paderborn-Munich-Vienna-Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2007), 115-128; Fernando Uribe, La regla de san Francisco. Letra y Espíritu, Publicaciones Instituto Teológico de Murcia OFM, Textos, 3 (Murcia: Instituto Teológico Franciscano, 2006) [review in CF 77 (2007), 656ff]; Ignazio Baldelli, Non dica Ascesi, ché direbbe corto. Studi linguistici su Francesco e il francescanesimo, ed. Francesco Santuci & Ugo Vignuzzi, Saggi, 12 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2007) [see reviews in AFH 102 (2009), 313; Il Santo 48 (2008), 307-309]; Lorenzo Massacesi, Il linguaggio esodale negli scritti di san Francesco d’Assisi. Analisi, valutazione e sintesi teologica, Dissertationes ad Lauream, 113 (Rome: Seraphicum, 2007) [review in CF 77 (2007), 654ff; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Francesco e Chiara a San Damiano. Lettura critica di alcune pericopi clariane a margine di una recente pubblicazione’, Collectanea Franciscana 77:1-2 (2007), 199-248; Jacques Dalarun, Francis of Assisi and Power (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2007) [translation of the 1999 work François d’Assise ou le pouvoir en question] ; Paolo M. Siano, ‘Uno studio sulla conversione di Francesco d’Assisi (1206-1209) tra storia, agiografia e storiografia’, Annales Franciscani 2:1 (2007),123-338; Bejan Silvestro, San Francesco d’Assisi nelle riscritture di alcuni ambienti ortodossi, Studi francescani, 12 (Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2007); Giovanni Iammarone, Il crocifisso e la croce in Francesco, Chiara e nel primo francescanesimo (Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2007); Pietro Maranesi, Facere Misericordiam. La conversione di Francesco d’Assisi: confronto critico tra il Testamento e le Biografie, Viator (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2007); Grado Giovanni Merlo, Tra eremo e città. Studi su Francesco d’Assisi e sul francescanesimo medievale, 2nd extended Ed., Saggi, 2 (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2007); Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e il creato, dalla contemplazione all’obbedienza’, Studi Francescani 104:304 (2007), 189-204; Carlo Paolazzi, La Regula non bullata dei Frati Minori (1221) dallo ‘Stemma codicum’ al testo critico, Editiones Arch. Franc. Hist.(Grottaferrata-Rome: Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae, 2007). Also published in AFH 100 (2007), 5-148; Felice Accrocca, ‘Il ‘Francesco della storia’ è il ‘Francesco mistico’? Le ‘Vite antiche di san Francesco in una recente pubblicazione’, Il Santo 47 (2007), 321-352; Ferdinando Castelli, ‘San Francesco nella letteratura del Novecento’ la Cività Cattolica 158:1 (2007), 26-39; Maria Teresa Dolso, ‘La Vie de S. François di Paul Sabatier tra impegno storiografico e propaganda religiosa’, Rivista di storia del cristianesimo 4 (2007), 133-170; Jacques Dalarun et al., ‘Francis's Autograph to Brother Leo: A new reading’, The Cord 57 (2007), 329-335; Stefano M. Manelli, ‘Spigolando nelle "Fonti Francescane (II)’, Annales Franciscani 2 (Frigento 2007), 19-78; Jacques Dalarun, ‘Plaidoyer pour l'histoire des textes. À propos de quelques sources franciscaines’, Journal des Savants 2 (2007), 319-358; Francesco Botterio & Ann Maria Cerimonia, ‘Il ricorso alla Sacra Scrittura nei Padri del deserto e negli Scritti di san Francesco’, in: I Padri del deserto tra i francescani, ed. Guglielmo Spirito, Studi francescani, 11 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2007), 81-106 (see also other articles in this volume); Stefano Anniballi, ‘Le Ammonizioni di san Francesco e i Detti dei Padri del deserto’ in: I Padri del deserto tra i francescani, ed. Guglielmo Spirito, Studi francescani, 11 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2007), 55-80; Lorenzo Massacesi, Il linguaggio esodale negli scritti di san Francesco d'Assisi, Analisi, valutazione e sintesi teologica, Dissertationes ad Lauream, 113 (Rome: Seraphicum, Pontificia Facultas Theologica S. Bonaventurae, 2007); Fernando Uribe, ‘Todos sean llamados ‘Hermanos Menores’ (RegNB VI,3). Hacia una identificación de la minoridad a partir de los escritos de san Francisco de Asís’,Espiritualidad y vida 18 (Abril 2007), 80-88; Ruth Evans, ‘The Office of the Passion by Francis of Assisi’, The Cord 57 (2007), 302-328; Helmut Feld, Franziskus von Assisi und seine Bewegung 2nd Ed. (Darmstadt: WBG, 2007); Jacques Dalarun, ‘François et Claire, masculin/féminin à Assisi au XIIIe siècle’, Évangile aujourd’hui 215 (2007), 27-38; Werner Dettloff, ‘Die Bedeutung des heiligen Franziskus für die Kirche seiner Zeit’, in: Kirchenbild und Spiritualität, 115-128; Ruth Wolff, ‘The Sealed Saint: Representations of Saint Francis of Assisi on Medieval Italian Seals’, in: Good Impressions: Image and Authority in Medieval Seals, ed. Noël Adams, John Cherry & James Robinson (London: The British Museum, 2008); Leonhard Lehmann, ‘La devozione a Maria in Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi’, Forma Sororum 44 (2007), 26-49, 109-115; Jacques Dalarun, ‘‘Sicut mater’. Une relecture du billet de François d’Assise à frère Léon’, Le Moyen Âge 113 (2007), 383-401; Fernando Hueso Iranzo, ‘La terminología de la minoridad en los escritos de San Francisco de Asís’, Verda y Vida 65 (2007), 79-154, 411-479; Johannes Schneider, ‘Franz von Assisi und die Musik’, Zeitschrift für katholische Kirchenmusik 54 (Vienna 2007), 2-3, 74-75, 150-151, 216-217; La mistica parola per parola, ed. Luigi Borriello, Maria R. Del Genio & Tomás Spidlík (Milan: Ancora, 2007), 166f; Miguel Angel Lavilla, ‘Literatura franciscana’, Selecciones de franciscanismo 36 (2007), 299-311, 471-478 & 37 (2008), 207-316, 469-474; Fernando Uribe, ‘Per ‘conoscere’ il Padre: l’Ammonizione I di san Francesco d’Assisi’, Studi Francescani 105:1-2 (2008), 5-34; Thaddée Matura, ‘Francis of Assisi-Theologian?’, in: A Pilgrimage Through the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, ed. André Cirino & Josef Raischl (Canterbury: Franciscan International Study Centre, 2008), 13-22; Roberto Rusconi, Francis of Assisi in the Sources and Writings, trans. Nancy Celaschi (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2008); Michael W. Blastic, A Study of the Rule of 1223: History, Exegesis and Reflection (St. Bonaventure NY: Francisan Institute Publications, 2008); Antonio Pompilio, Gli Scritti di Francesco d’Assisi. Approccio storico-critico (San Giovanni Rotondo: Edizioni Padre Pio da Pietrelcina, 2008); Jacques Dalarun, ‘Pour une nouvelle édition française des sources franciscaines’, Evangile Aujourd’hui 220 (2008), 35-41; L’eredità del Padre. le reliquie di san Francesco a Cortona (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2008) [cf. the reviews in Il Santo 48 (2008), 329-331; Collectanea Franciscana 80 (2010), 401f]; André Vauchez, ‘François d’Assise rendu à l’histoire: l’oeuvre de Giovanni Miccoli’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 1 (2008), 7-19; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Relectura de los escritos de san Francisco’, Selecciones de franciscanismo 37 (2008), 3-24; Felice Accrocca, ‘Una obra valiosa y durante mucho tiemp olvidadaSelecciones de franciscanismo 37 (2008), 343-374; Fernando Uribe, ‘La vera gloria dell’uomo. L’Ammonizione V di San Francesco’, Frate Francesco 74 (2008), 351-376; Fernando Uribe, ‘Per ‘conoscere’ il Padre: l’Ammonizione I di san Francesco d’Assisi’, Studi Francescani 105 (2008), 5-34; Fernando Uribe, ‘Obbedienza e autorità nella regola di s. Francesco’, in: Autorità e obbedienza nella vita consacrata e nella famiglia francescana, ed. P. Martinelli, Teologia spirituale, 11 (EDB, 2008), 67-100; Massimo Tatullo, ‘Elementi per un confronto sinottico fra il Testamento e la Regola bollata di Francesco d’Assisi’, Italia Francescana 83 (2008), 307-326; Di qui passò Francesco. 350 chilometri a piedi tra La Verna, Gubbio, Assisi... fino a Rieti. Tutti i sentieri, gli ostelle dove dormire, le foreste, gli eremi e li luoghi più significativi della tradizione, ed. Angela Maria Seracchioli, 2nd Ed. (Milan: Cart’armata edizioni, 2008); Théophile Desbonnets, Assise e les ermitages sur les pas de saint François (Paris: Éditions Franciscaines, 2008); Massimo Fusarelli, ‘Lettera a frate Leone’, in: Autorità e obbedienza nella vita consacrata e nella famiglia francescana, ed. P. Martinelli, Teologia spirituale, 11 (EDB, 2008), 103-108; André Vauchez, ‘Lire ‘l’Écriture’ avec saint François (...)’, Évangile aujourd’hui 218 (208), 27-34; Rino Bartolini, Lo Spirito Santo negli scritti di Francesco d’Assisi (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2008); Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen, ‘Motivi sapienziali biblici nelle Ammonizioni di san Francesco’, Miscellanea Francescana 108 (2008), 204-226 & 465-495; John V. Kruse, ‘The Changing Role of Hugolino dei Conti di Segni (Gregory IX): A hermeneutical tool for understanding the lives of Francis’, Miscellanea Francescana 108 (2008), 438-464; Alain Absire, François d’Assise et le Sultan, Littérature (Paris: Petite Renaissance, 2008); Michael F. Cusato, ‘From Damietta to La Verna: The impact on Francis of his experience in Egypt’, Spirit Life 12 (2008), 81-112; Gwenolé Jeusset, Francesco e il Sultano, Biblioteca di Cultura Medievale. Di fronte e attravers, 830 (Milan: Ed. Biblioteca Francescana - Editoriale Jaca Book, 2008); Jan Houberichts, ‘Francis’ Letter to all the Brothers (Letter to the Entire Order). Title, structure and language’, Collectanea Franciscana 78 (2008), 5-85; Chiara Giovanna Cremaschi, ‘Quelli e quelle che non sanno di lettere....’, Vita Minorum 79 (2008), 67-80; Laura Sarubbi, Antonio e Francesco, i nocchieri di Dio (Casale Monferrato: Portalupi Editore, 2008); San Francesco e la Porziuncola: dalla chiesa piccola e povera alla Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, Atti del convegno di studi storici : Assisi, 2-3 marzo 2007, ed. Pietro messa, Viator 5 (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Porziuncola, 2008) [cf. reviews in Il Santo 48 (2008), 532-538, AFH 102 (2009), 509-513; Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 435-438; Studi Francescani 106 (2009), 625-633]; Carlos Novoa, ‘Epistola ad Ministrum’, Naturaleza y gracia: revista cuatrimestral de ciencias eclesiásticas 55 (2008), 323-428; Lorenzo Massacesi, L’Esodo della Fraternità francescana. Studio sugli scritti di San Francesco d’Assisi, Studi francescani, 13 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2008) [cf. reviews in Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 348-350; Miscellanea Francescana 108 (2008), 572-574]; Michael W.Blastic, A Study of the Rule of 1223. History, Exegesis and Reflection, ed. Edward Coughlin (Friars of the Holy Name Province, 2008); Francesco a Roma dal signor papa. Atti del VI Convegno storico di Greccio, 9-10 maggio 2008, in occasione dell’VIII centenario dell’approvazione della prima regola, Alvaro Cacciotto & Maria Melli, Biblioteca di ‘Frate Francesco’, 7 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2008); Ruth Wolff, ‘The Sealed Saint: Representations of Saint Francis of Assisi on Medieval Italian Seals’, in: Good Impressions: Image and Authority in Medieval Seals, ed. N. Adams, J. Cherry & J. Robinson (London: The British Museum, 2008), 91-137; Marco Bartoli, ‘Agiografia e storia. Riflessioni a proposito di un libro di Raimondo Michetti’, Rivista di storia della Chiesa in Italia 62 (2008), 209-219; Jean François Godet-Calogeras, ‘‘Amodo sum mortuus vobis’. La cuestión de la dimissión del hermano Francisco’, Selecciones de franciscanismo 37 (2008), 375-400; Lino Temperini, ‘Francesco d’Assisi. Cronistoria e itinerario spirituale ‘in via poenitentiae’’, Analecta TOR 181 (2008), 407-472; Roman Reisinger, ‘Francesco d’Assisi und seine vehementen Predigten gegen den Bürgerkrieg zwischen italienischen Städten’, in: Bettelorden in Mitteleuropa - Geschichte, Kunst, Spiritualität Referate der gleichnamigen Tagung vom 19. bis 22. März 2007 in St. Pölten (Diözesanarchiv St. Pölten, 2008), 24-34; Hubert Jan Bisschops, Franciscus van Assisi: mysticus en mystagoog, Scripta Franciscana, 11 (Assen: Koninklijke van Gorcum, 2008); J. Recassens Murillo, ‘La experiencia de la Verna (...)’, Verdad y Vida 66:251-252 (2008), 307-334; Pierre Brunette, François d’Assise et ses conversions, Découvrir (Paris: Les Éditions Franciscaines, 2008); Felice Accrocca & Enzo Fortunato, Chi me lo fa fare? La lota nello sviluppo umano e spirituale di Francesco d’Assisi, Orientamenti formativi francescani, 10 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2008); Mark Turnham Elvins, ‘Eastern Christian Influences on the Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi’, The Cord 58 (2008), 169-180; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘Die Vogelpredigt des hl. Franziskus von Assisi. Überlieferung und Kommentar’, Wissenschaft & Weisheit 71 (2008), 3-34; Niklaus Kuster, ‘‘Pax et Bonum -Pace et Bene’; Ein franziskanischer gruß, der nicht von Franziskus stammt’, Wissenschaft & Weisheit 71 (2008), 60-80; Marc Boriosi, ‘Ré-inventer saint François. Les réécritures en langue vulgaire des légendes de saint François dans les milieux franciscains réformateurs italiens (fin XIVe-fin XVe siècles)’, in: Le Passé à l’épreuve du présent. Appropriations et usages du passé du Moyen Âge à la Renaissance, ed. Pierre Chastang (Paris, Presses universitaires de Paris-Sorbonne (PUPS), 2008), 359-374; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Facere misericordiam’. La conversione di Francesco d’Assisi: confronto critico tra il Testamento e le biografie, Collana ‘Viator’ (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2008); Pietro Maranesi, ‘Il servizio ai lebbrosi in san Francesco e nei francescani’, Francescana 10 (2008), 19-81; Damien Boquet, ‘Écrire et représenter la dénudation de François d’Assise au XIIIe siècle’, Rives méditerranéennes 30 (2008), 39-63; Pietro Maranesi, ‘La conversione di Francesco: racconti di una (doppia) identità’, Vita Minorum 79:3-4 (2008), 65-108; Édouard d’Alençon, Frate Jacopa. La nobildonna romana amica di san Francesco, La via di Francesco (S. Maria degli Angeli: Ed. Porziuncola, 2008); Jacques Dalarun, The Misadventure of Francis of Assisi (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2009) [translation of La malaventura di Francesco d'Assisi (2002)]; Paul Sabatier, Vita di S. Francesco d`Assisi, Studi Francescani (Santa Maria degli Angeli: Ed. Porziuncola, 2009) [New translation of the more than 100 years old classic by Sabatier]; Pietro Maranesi, L`eredità di Frate Francesco - Letturastorico-critica del Testamento, Studi Francescani (Santa Maria degli Angeli: Ed. Porziuncola, 2009); John Tolan, Saint Francis and the Sultan: The Curious History of a Christian-Muslim Encounter (Oxford & New York: Oxford UP, 2009); Gwenolé Jeusset, ‘A propos de ‘Le Saint chez le Sultan’ de John Tolan’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 215-228; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Francisco ante el Sultán: una misión de paz’, Verda & Vida 67 (2009), 397-447; Franco Cardini, Nella presenza del soldan superba, Saggi francescani, Medioevo francescano. Saggi, 13 (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, 2009).Jan Hoeberichts, ‘Did the Master make a Mistake? On Esser's theory about the two versions of Francis' Letter to the Clergy; its dependence on the papal bull Sane cum olim and a new approach’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 1-40; Grado Giovanni Merlo, In the Name of Saint Francis: A History of the Friars Minor and Franciscanism until the Early Sixteenth Century, trans. Raphael Bonnano & Robert J. Karris (St. Bonaventure NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2009); Mechtild Flury-Lemberg, ‘Die Sprache der Reliquien - Zeugnis ihrer Vergangenheit: ein Blick hinter die Kulissen bedeutender Tuchreliquien; Hl. Rock Christi in Trier, Grabtuch Christi in Turin, Kasel des hl. Ulrich im Kloster St. Urban, Tunika des hl. Antonius von Padua, Tunika des hl. Franziskus von Assisi’, Das Münster 62 (2009), 36-45; Marco Bartoli, Pater Pauperum. Francesco, Assisi e l’elemosina, Studi francescani, 18 (Padova: Ed. Messaggero, 2009) [o.a. reviews in CF 79 (2009), 708f; Frate Francesco 76 (2010), 625-630; Il Santo 49 (2009), 577-580; Studi Francescani 107 (2010), 267-271; ‘Presentazione della nuova edizione critica degli ‘Scripta’ di Francesco d’Assisi a cura di Carlo Paolazzi’, in: Studi Francescani 107 (2010), 507-562>> a presentation of the edition, which should replace the edition of Kajetan Esser, by Aldo Menichetti, Giancarlo Breschi and Marco Guida; Franziskus-Quellen. Die Schriften des Heiligen Franziskus, Lebensbeschreibungen, Chroniken und Zeugnisse über ihn und seinen Orden, ed. Dieter Berg, Leonhard Lehmann et al., Zeugnisse des 13. und 14. Jahrhunderts zur Franziskanischen Bewegung, Band 1 (Kevelaer: Butzon & Bercker, Ed. T. Coelde, 2009). [o.a. reviews in CF 89 (2010), 315f; W&W 73 (2010), 309-312. This is an important volume with a wealth of interesting materials, amomg which I would like to signal: L. Lehmann, ‘Die Schriften des hl. Franziskus’, 1-144; L. Lehmann, ‘Lebensbeschreibungen, Chroniken und Zeitdokumenten über Franziskus und seinen Orden: Einführung in die hagiographischen Quellen’, 147-164; L. Lehmann, ‘Die Franziskanische Frage’, 165-179; J. Schlageter, ‘Rundschreiben des Br. Elias’, 180-186; J.-B. Freyer, ‘Einleitung in die Trilogie des Thomas von Celano’, 187-194; J.-B. Freyer, ‘1. Lebensbeschreibung (Vita) Celanos, 2. Vita oder Memoriale des Thomas von Celano, 3. Das Mirakelbuch’, 195-486; L. Lehmann, ‘Chorlegende des Thomas von Celano’, 487-495]; Patricia Appelbaum, ‘St. Francis in the Nineteenth Century’, Church History 78 (2009), 792-813; Servus Gieben, ‘San Francesco nell’arte: le principali tipologie figurative’, Credere oggi 29:2 (2009), 126-133; Bonawentura Zygfryd Smolka, ‘Eklezjologiczny wymiar odmawiania Liturgii Godzin w swietle pism swietego Franciszka z Asyzu’, in: Observare Evangelium Wroclawska Ksiega Jubileuszu 800-lecia Zakonu Braci Mniejszych, ed. Franciszek M. Rosínski (Wroclaw: Franciszkanskie Wydawnictwo sw. Antoniego, 2009), 647-653 [ecclesiological aspects of liturgical hours in view of the works of Francis]; Tomás Gálvez Compos, Francisco de Asssís, paso a paso (Madrid: San Pablo, 2009). [review in Miscellanea Francescana 111:3-4 (2011), 591f]; Inspirierte Freiheit. 800 jahre Franziskus und seine Bewegung, ed. Niklaus Kuster, Thomas Dienberg & Marianne Jungbluth (Freiburg-Basel-Vienna: Herder, 2009). [o.a. reviews in CF 80 (2010, 336-338; Wissenschaft & Weisheit 73 (2010), 327-329; Helvetia Franciscana 38 (2009), 312-314.>> general history with attention to Francis and the various offshoots of the order and a range of small biographies on individual friars; Carlo Delcorno, ‘Le origini. Francesco d’Assisi, in: Idem, ‘Quasi quidam cantus’. Studi sulla predicazione medievale, ed. Giovanni Baffetti, Giorgio Fortini, Silvia Serbanti & Oriana Visani, Biblioteca di ‘Lettere italiane, 71 (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 2009), 159-193 [>>on preaching . See on the book as a whole also the reviews in Il Santo 50 (2010), 609-615; Archivum Historicum Societatis Jesu 79 (2010), 568-574; Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 679f.]; F. Mair, ‘Bonaventura, Mirakelbuch’, 779-812; P. Zahner, ‘Bonaventura, Mirakelbuch’, 779-812; P. Zahner, ‘Bonaventura, Legenda minor, Predigten und Kleinere Zeugnisse’, 813-914; Dieter Berg, ‘Jordan von Giano, Chronik’, 955-1011; J. Schneider, ‘Thomas von Eccleston, Chronik’, 1012-1082; J. Schneider, ‘Textsammlung/Legende von Perugia’, 1083-1206; J. Schneider, ‘Spiegel der Vollkommenheit’, 1207-1332; J. Schneider, ‘Fioretti/Blümlein; Betrachtungen über die Wundmale’, 1333-1478; L. Lehmann & Th.M. Huber, ‘Kleinere Zeugnisse von innerhalb und außerhalb des Ordens’, 1479-1603; J. Schneider, ‘Sieben Zeugnisse aus dem Manuskript Little’, 1605-1611; J. Schneider, ‘Päpstliche Schreiben’, 1613-1648; J. Schneider, ‘Zeugnisse für den Portiunkula-Ablass’, 1649-1667]; Jacques Dalarun, ‘Pour une nouvelle édition française des Sources franciscaines’, La Vie Spirituelle 89 (2009), 425-444; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Novità nel testo critico degli ‘Scripta’ di Francesco d’Assisi in rapporto all’edizione Esser’, AFH 102 (2009), 353-390; Fernando Uribe, ‘Prologómenos para el estudio de las Admoniciones de san Francisco de Asís. Ensayo introductivo y bibliográfico’, Antonianum 84 (2009), 65-108; Filippo Sedda, ‘Sulla datazione e circostanza della ‘Epistola toti Ordini missa’ di frate Francesco in margine a due recenti contributi’, Studi Francescani 106 (2009), 5-32; Jacques Dalarun, “Sicut mater’. Una rilettura del biglietto di Francesco d’Assisi a Frate Leone’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 19-51; Cesare Vaiani, ‘Perdono e misericordia negli scritti di Francesco: ‘La Lettera a un ministro”, Vita Minorum 80:4-5 (2009), 57-72; La grazia delle origini. Studi in occasione dell’VIII centenario dell’approvazione della prima regola di san Francesco d’Assisi (1209-2009), ed. Paola Martinelli, Teologia spirituale, 15 (Bologna: ed. Dehoniane, 2009). [reviews in CF 79 (2009), 706-708; Wissenschaft & Weisheit 72 (2009), 313-316]; Wieslaw Block, ‘La ‘protoregola’ alla luce della ‘Forma vivendi’ data a Chiara e alle consorelle di S. Damiano’, in: La grazia delle origini, 101-136; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Storia e contenuto di un testo fondativo per una missione: il ‘propositum vitae”, in: La grazia delle origini, 47-99; Priamo Etzi, “Regola bollata’, Costituzioni generali, commenti alla ‘Regola’ e dichiarazioni pontificie nel primo secolo francescano’, in: La grazia delle origini, 137-173; Marco Bartoli, ‘Il voto di osservanza della ‘Regola’ nella polemica tra Predicatori e Minori’, in: La grazia delle origini, 175-198; J-B. Freyer, ‘Il lavoro secondo gli scritti di s. Francesco’, in: La grazia delle origini, 199-207; Albert Schmucki, ‘Conversione e autostima. Una lettura formativa del ‘Testamento’ di Francesco’, in: La grazia delle origini, 447-468; Patrick Crasta, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e l’accompagnamento spirituale’, in: La grazia delle origini, 469-491; Felice Accrocca, ‘Un’eredità impegnativa. Dalla ‘Protoregola’ lla ‘Regola bollata”, in: La maturità evangelica di Francesco. Il carisma francescano tra regola e vita, ed. Enzo Fortunato, Orientamenti formativi francescani, 15 (Padova: ed. Messaggero, 2009), 17-28; Regel und Leben. Materialien zur Franziskus-Regel, II, ed. J. Schneider, Werkstatt Franziskanische Forschung, 3 (Münster; Fachstelle Franziskanische Forschung-Nordersedt Books on Demand, 2009). Cf. review in CF 80 (2010), 312-314; with important articles on the Franciscan rule, its origins and context by Leonhard Lehmann, Volker Stadler, Johannes Schlageter, Johannes Schneider]; Thaddée Matura, ‘Lettura spirituale della ‘Regula bullata fratrum minorum”, Vita Minorum 80:1 (2009), 75-107; Giovanni Miccoli, ‘La scelta evangelica di Francesco e la ‘Regula bullata”, Vita Minorum 80:1 (2009), 29-73; Pietro Maranesi, ‘Il travaglio di una redazione. Le novità testuali della ‘Regola bollata’ indizi di un’evoluzione’, Miscellanea Francescana 109 (2009), 61-89, 353-384; Cesare Vaiani, ‘Nuclei centrali della ‘Regola bollata’ di S. Francesco per il cammino spirituale’, Italia Francescana 84 (2009), 89-113; Fernando Uribe Escobar, ‘La ‘prehistoria’ de la Regla franciscana’, Verdad y Vida 67 (2009), 35-63; Paul Bösch, ‘Der erste Aufenthalt auf La Verna in der ‘Vita beati Francisci’ des Thomas von Celano’, Wissenschaft & Weisheit 72 (2009), 18-54; Oktavian Schmucki, ‘800 Jahre Franziskusorden. Die Entwicklung seiner Regel (1209-2009)’, Schweizerische Kirchenzeitung 15-16 (2009), 278-285; Pietro Maranesi, L’eredità di Frate Francesco. Lettura storico-critica del Testamento, Studi e ricerche, 1 (S. Maria degli Angeli – Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2009). [Cf. reviews in CF 80 (2010), 330-334; Italia Franciscana 84 (2009), 531-535]; Le immagini del francescanesimo. Atti del XXXVI Convegno Internazionale (Assisi, 9-11 ottobre 2008), Atti dei Convegni della Società Internazionale di Studi Francescanu di Assisi e del Centro Universitario di Studi Francescani: Nuova serie, 19 (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, 2009). [A number of important essays by Chiara Frugoni and many others on the representation of Francis, the order and related themes in frescoes, manuscripts etc. oa. Reviews in CF 80 (2010), 403f; Rivista di Storia della Chiesa d’Italia 65 (2011), 185-188]; Pietro Urciuoli, Francesco d’Assisi – Giullare, non trovatore. Lettura storico-critica del Testamento, Biografie francescane, 2; Studi francescani, 20 (Padova: Ed. Messaggero, 2009); 800 anni in piena regola. L’arte di seguire Francesco da Cimabue ai giorni nostri. Catalogo della mostra (Milan: Beni Culturali Cappuccini Onlus. Museo, 29 novembre 2009-21 marzo 2010), ed. Rosa Giorgi (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2009). [o.a. reviews in CF 80 (2010), 753d; Italia Francescana 85 (2010), 189-192. >> many interesting essays on the representation of Francis, Anthony of Padua and many other beatified friars in art]; Boguslaw Bednarek, ‘Swiety Franciszek i franciszkanie w ‘Wielkim zwierciadle przykladow’, in: Observare Evangelium Wroclawska Ksiega Jubileuszu 800-lecia Zakonu Braci Mniejszych, ed. Franciszek M. Rosínski (Wroclaw: Franciszkanskie Wydawnictwo sw. Antoniego, 2009), 19-39 (>>on the representation of Francis and the friars in the Magnum speculum exemplorum; Paul Bösch, ‘Zwischen Orthodoxie und Häresie. Eine Deutung der Stigmata von Franz von Assisi’, Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 17 (2009), 121-147; Liviana Bortolussi, Le stigmatedi san Francesco nei dibattiti del Novecento, PhD Diss. (Rome: Antonianum, 2009); Dario Schiopetto, La forza della follia. Commento al Saluto alle Virtù di Francesco d’Assisi (Vicenza: Ed. Lief, 2009); Pietro Messa, ‘San Giovanni Crisostomo nel breviario e negli scriti di Francesco d’Assisi’, in: San Giovanni Crisostomo, ponte tra Oriente e Occidente. Atti del X Simposio intercristiano Isola di Tinos (Grecia), 16-19 settembre 2007, ed. Luca Bianchi, Simposi intercristiani, 10 (Padova: Ed. San Leopoldo, 2009), 137-165; Michael Cusato, ‘Francis of Assisi, Deacon? An examination of the claims of the earliest Franciscan Sources, 1229-1235’, in: Defenders and Critics of Franciscan Life. Essays in Honor of John V. Fleming, ed. Michael Cusato & Guy Geltner, The Medieval Franciscans, 6 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2009), 9-39; Carlo Roberto, Nei panni di Francesco. Il ruolo dell’abito nella vita del santo di Assisi, Immagini e parole (Bari: Stilo, 2009); Francesco a Roma dal signor Papa. Atti del VI Convegno storico di Greccio, 9-10 maggio 2008, in occasione dell’VIII centenario dell’approvazione della prima regola, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti & Maria Melli, Biblioteca di Frate Francesco, 7 (Rome: Centro Culturale Aracoeli – Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescaa, 2009). [review in CF 80 (2010), 307-310. The volume contains interesting articles on the encounter with Innocent III, the question of the ‘forma vitae’, the role of Guido I of Assisi etc. by a number of specialists.]; Felice Accrocca, ‘Francesco e Innocenzo III. Il loro incontro nelle fonti francescane’, Miscellanea Francescana 109 (2009), 7-60 [Re-issued in Felice Accrocca, L'identità complessa. Percorsi francescani fra Due e Trecento (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2014), 1-50]; Francisco Martínez Fresneda, ‘Francisco de Asís, hombre ‘nuevo”, Selecciones de Franciscanismo 38 (2009), 355-390; Pietro Messa, Tra vita eremetica e predicazione. Il percorso di Francesco d’Assisi e della sua fraternità (S. Maria degli-Angeli-Assisi: Edizoni Porziuncola, 2009). [o.a. reviews in Studi Francescani 107 (2010), 271-276; AFH 103 (2010), 315f.]; David Flood, ‘Now that we have left the world’, The Cord 59 (2009), 3-9; Niklaus Kuster, Franziskus, Rebell und Heiliger (Freiburg-Basel-Vienna: Herder, 2009); André Vauchez, François d’Assise. Entre histoire et mémoire, Biographies (Paris: Librairie Arthème Fayard, 2009) [o.a. review in Études Franciscaines n.s. 4 (2011), 437-442; AFH 103 (2010, 255-257; Studi Francescani 107 (2010), 276-285. For an Italian edition, see: André Vauchez, Francesco d’Assisi. Tra storia e memoria, edizione italiana a cura di Grado Giovanni Merlo, Saggi, 911 (Turin: Einaudi, 2010). Review in Estudios Franciscanos 115: 456 (January-August 2014), 276-278; Fernando Uribe, Itinerari francescani. Visita ai Luoghi dove visse san Francesco, Teologia spirituale, 3 (Bologna: Ed. Dehoniane, 2009); Tomás Gálvez Campos, Francisco de Asís, paso a paso. Itinerario cronológico, geográfico y espiritual (Madrid: Ed. San Pablo, 2009); Felice Accrocca, ‘Francisco y el Crucifijo de San Damián’, Selecciones de Franciscanismo 38 (2009), 163-210; Felice Accrocca, Ti indicherò il cammino. Francesco e il Crocifisso di San Damiano (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Ed. Porziuncola, 2009). [cf. review of Lehmann in CF 80 (2010), 678f.]; Ilaria Montanar, ‘Il processo di conversione di Francesco d’Assisi e la ‘scoperta’ del Vangelo nella ‘Legenda trium sociorum”, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 407-435; Pietro Messa, Tra vita eremetica e predicazione. Il percorso di Francesco d’Assisi e della sua fraternità (S. Maria degli-Angeli-Assisi: Edizoni Porziuncola, 2009); Michael W. Blastic, ‘The Christology of the Writings of Francis and Clare’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 317-339; David Flood, The Daily Labor of the Early Franciscans (Saint Bonaventure: The Franciscan Institute, 2009); Kees van Dooren, La nascità di san Francesco d’Assisi nella grafica, Iconographia Franciscana, 19 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2009); Pietas et Studium. Rocznik Wyzszego Seminarium Duchownego Prowincji Matki Bozej Anielskiej Zakonu Braci Mniejszych w Krakowie (Cracow: STYL, 2009) [second volume of the Pietas et Studium series, dedicated to Salezy Bogdan Brzuszek OFM. With articles on the stigmata of Francis in papal documents from the 13th century, a study of the sermon Invenerunt eum in medio doctorum of Fransciszek Rychlowski OFMRef (1611-1673), and an article on the theologian, mariologist polemist and artist Antoni Wegrzynowicz OFMRef (1658-1721)]; Marino Bigaroni, ‘Simboli escatologici sul feretro ritrovato di san Francesco e sulla sua tomba’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 111-140; Francesco d’Assisi otto secoli di storia (1209-2009). Atti del XXVIII edizione delle ‘Giornate dell’Osservanza, 9-10 maggio 2009, ed. Giuseppe Chili, Quaderni della Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e di Ravenna, 14 (Bologna: Fondazione del Monte di Bologna e di Ravenna, 2009). [a.o. Stefano Zamagni, ‘Per una ricostruzione storica del pensiero economico francescano’, 15-42; Franco Cardini, Francesco e il Sultano. La storia e il messaggio’, 43-54 [see also: Franco Cardini, ‘Francesco e il Sultano. La storia e il messaggio’, in: Segni del francescanesimo a Bitonto e in Puglia: atti del convegni di studi, 3-5 giugno 2011, ed. Nicola Pice & Felice Moretti (Bari, 2012), 73-85]; Emilio Pasquini, ‘Il messaggio poetico di Francesco da Assisi’, 55-64; Leonardo Lehmann, ‘Cosa voleva Francesco quando propose al Papa la sua forma di vita?’, 125-150; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Scritti di Francesco, nuova edizione’, 151-157.]; Giuseppina De Sandre Gasparini ‘Al margine di una recente lettura di Francesco d’Assisi’, Rivista di Storia del Cristianesimo 6 (2009), 215-228; La maturità evangelica di Francesco. Il carisma francescano tra regola e vita, ed. Enzo Fortunato, Orientamenti formativi francescani, 15 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2009) [Many essays on Franciscan religious life and spirituality, also from a modern religious point of view and not always historical]; C. Márcio Teixeira, “Il Signore mi ha rivelato’: esperienza du rivelazione in san Francesco’, Vita Minorum 80:6 (2009), 13-31; Fortunato Iozelli, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e la Bibbia’, Studi Francescani 106 (2009), 549-563; Franciszek Kusiak, Swiety Franciszek z Asyzu i kolekcjoner jego przedstawien (Peplin: Wydawnictwo ‘Bernardinum’, 2009). On the iconography of Francis of Assisi in Poland. Review in Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 107:1-2 (2014), 240-241; Costanzo Cargnoni, ‘Il malato nella visione di s. Francesco e dei cappuccini’, in: Religioni e doctrinae. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico del Cappuccini, 2009), 49-69; La regola dei frati minori. Atti del XXXVII Convegno internazionale Assisi, 8-10 ottobre 2009 (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 2010). [esp. the following articles: Gert Melville, ‘Vita religiosa e regole al tempo di Francesco d'Assisi’, 3-29; Jean-François Godet-Calogeras, ‘De la Forma vitae à la Regula bullata et le Testament de Frère François’, 31-59; Carlo Paolazzi, ‘Le Regole: aspetti di novità redazionali, testuali e interpretative’, 61-81; Luigi Pellegrini, ‘La tradizione manoscritta della Regila non bullata: la genesi di un testo e la sua vicenda nella storia dell'Ordine minoritico’, 83-115; Interpreting Francis and Clare of Assisi: From the Middle Ages to the Present, ed. Constant J. Mews & Claire Frances Renkin (Sidney, 2010); Daniele Solvi, ‘La Regula et vita dei Frati Minori nella agiografia’, 117-151]; Francesco Neri, “Miei signori, figli e fratelli”. San Francesco d’Assisi e i sacerdoti, teologia spirituale, 20 (Bologna: Ed. Dehoniane, 2010). Cf. Review CF 81:1-2 (2011), 372-373; Robert Llizo, "When the Brothers Go Through the World': The Urban Asceticism of St. Francis of Assisi, PhD. thesis (Claremont Graduate University, 2010) [http://search.proquest.com/dissertations/docview/902937900/abstract/137B36A8FBA55A86A02/47?accountid=14632]; Gilberto Cavazos-González, Greater Than a Mother's Love: The Spirituality of Francis and Clare of Assisi (Scranton, 2010); La Regola dei Frati Minori. Atti del XXXVII Convegno internazionale, 8-10 ottobre 2009 (Spoleto: Fondazione Centro italiano di studi sull’Alto medioevo, 2010) [On the rule and the early constitutions, with a number of interesting essays. Also on the rule commentaris of Hugh of Digne, Pecham, Angelo Clareno]; Luigi Pellegrini, I luoghi di frate Francesco. Memoria agiografica e realtà storica, Tau, 13 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2010); Scott Wells, 'The Exemplary Blindness of Francis of Assisi', in: Disability in the Middle Ages: Reconsiderations and Reverberations, ed. Joshua R. Eyler (Farnham etc., 2010), 67-80; Fernando Uribe, La Regola di san Francesco. Lettera e Spirito, Teologica spirituale, 22 (Bologna: Ed. Dehoniane, 2010). Review in CF 81:1-2 (2011), 373-375; André Vauchez, ‘Ce que saint Francois d’Assise a changé dans le christianisme’, in: ‘Una strana gioia di vivere’: a Grado Giovanni Merlo, ed. Marina Benedetti & Maria Luisa Betri (Milan, 2010), 241-248; Luciano Bertazzo, ‘Tra Domenico e Francesco: percorsi di autocoscienza istituzionale’, in: ‘Una strana gioia di vivere’: a Grado Giovanni Merlo, ed. Marina Benedetti & Maria Luisa Betri (Milan, 2010), 249-264; Jean-François Godet-Calogeras, ‘La Lettre aux Fidèles de Francois d’Assise et le document de Volterra. Une genealogie discutée’, in: ‘Una strana gioia di vivere’: a Grado Giovanni Merlo, ed. Marina Benedetti & Maria Luisa Betri (Milan, 2010), 265-282; Raimondo Michetti, ‘Le lettere di Francesco d’Assisi ai frati minori tra direzione spirituale e coercione religiosa’, in: Storia della direzione spirituale, ed. Sofia Boesch Gajano, biblioteca Morecelliana, 12 (Brescia: Editrice Morcelliana, 2010), 305-335; Andrzej Zajac, L’esperienza di Dio nelle Lodi di Dio Altissimo alla luce degli altri scritti di san Francesco d’Assisi, I Maestri Francescani, 17 (Rome: Editrice Miscellanea Francescana, 2010) [review in CF 82 (2012), 411-413]; Il saio delle stimmate di san Francesco d’Assisi. Storia e conservazione, ed. Nicoletta Baldini & Susanna Conti, I tesori della Verna, 1 (Florence: Cento DI, 2010) [review in CF 82 (2012), 455-456]; i>San Francesco. Cultura e spiritualità del Santo patrono d'Italia, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti, Maria Melli & Marco Pizzo (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2010) review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 519-522; Daniela Rando, “Francesco, davvero grande e davvero santo’: un’incursione nella bizantinistica di fine Ottocento’, in: ‘Una strana gioia di vivere’: a Grado Giovanni Merlo, ed. Marina Benedetti & Maria Luisa Betri (Milan, 2010), 365-374; Adam L. Hoose, 'Francis of Assisi's Way of Peace?: His conversion and mission to Egypt', The Catholic Historical Review 96 (2010), 449-469; Fernando Uribe, Introducción a las hagiografías de san Francesco y santa Clara de Asís (siglos XIII y XIV), 2a edición ampliada, Publicaciones Instituto Teológico de Murcia. Serie Mayor, 30 (Murcia: Instituto Teológico Franciscano-Editorial Espigas, 2010). Review in CF 81:1-2 (2011), 380-382; AFH 104 (2011), 374]; Colmán Ó Clabaigh, 'Alter Christus: The Cult of St Francis of Assisi in Late Medieval Ireland', in: Le silence du cloître: l'exemple des saints, XIVe-XVIIe siècles, ed, Fréderic Meyer & Ludovic Viallet (Clermont-Ferrand, 2011), 357-377; Richard F. Cassady, The Emperor and The Saint: Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Francis of Assisi, and Journeys to Medieval Places (Norwich, 2011); Michael Robson & Patrick N.R. Zutshi, 'An Early Manuscript of the "Admonitions" of St Francis of Assisi', The Journal of Ecclesiastical History 62 (2011), 217-254; Fernando Uribe, La Regola di san Francesco. Lettera e Spirito (Bologna: Ed. Dehoniane, 2011). [review in Miscellanea Francescana 111:1-2 (2011), 275f]; Paul Rout, 'St Francis of Assisi and Islam: A Theological Perspective on a Christian-Muslim Encounter', Al-Masaq 23 (2011), 205-215; Marianna Iafelice, ‘La stimmatizzazione di san Francesco in alcuni frontespizi del XV e XVI secolo’, Collectanea Franciscana 81:1-2 (2011), 259-292; Marc Weaver, ‘The Rule of Saint Francis: What was Really Lost?’, Franciscan Studies 69 (2011), 31-52; Manuela Sanson, Il corpo nell’opera di Francesco d’Assisi e di Iacopone da Todi, PhD. Diss. (Università di Trento, 2011) [http://eprints-phd.biblio.unitn.it/496/]; Giovanni Iammarrone, ‘L’uomo immagine di Dio nella teologia francescana. Per un recupero della visione di san Francesco’, Miscellanea Francescana 111:3-4 (2011), 309-358; Cindy Charrière, ‘Il sacramento delle Sante Parole in Francesco d’Assisi’, Miscellanea Francescana 111:3-4 (2011), 456-472; The Writings of Francis of Assisi: Letters and Prayers, ed. Michael W. Blastic, Jay M. Hammond, and J. A. Wayne Hellmann, Studies in Early Franciscan Sources, 1 (St. Bonaventure, New York: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2011) [review on TMR 12.03.09]; Jessica N. Richardson, 'The Brotherhood of Saint Leonard and Saint Francis: Banners, Sacred Topography and Confraternal Identity in Assisi', Art History 34 (2011), 884-914; Felix Heinzer, ‘Der besungene Heilige – Aspekte des liturgisch propagierten Franziskus-Bildes’, Wissenschaft & Weisheit 74 (2011), 234-251; Niklaus Kuster, “Eine asymetrische Beziehung? Fragen zu Jacques Dalaruns Blick auf Franziskus und Klara’, Wissenschaft & Weisheit 74 (2011), 282-287; Gert Melville, 'What Role did Charity Play in Francis of Assisi's Attitude Towards the Poor?', in: Aspects of Charity: Concern for One's Neighbour in Medieval Vita Religiosa, ed. Gert Melville (Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2011), 99-122; Tomaso Subini, ‘Restare ai margini. Su ‘Francesco giullare di Dio’ di Roberto Rossellini’, Franciscana 13 (2011), 291-312 + illustrations; André Vauchez, ‘Gregorio IX e san Francesco d'Assisi: alcune riflessioni attorno alla canonizzazione del Poverello’, in: Segni del francescanesimo a Bitonto e in Puglia: atti del convegni di studi, 3-5 giugno 2011, ed. Nicola Pice & Felice Moretti (Bari, 2012), 65-72; Peter Bell, ‘Gewand(t) – Vestimentäre Kommunikation und Bildrhetorik in mittelalterlichen Franziskuszyklen’, in: Gelobte Armut. Armutskonzepte der franziskanischen Ordensfamilie vom Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart, ed. Heinz-Dieter Deimann, Angelica Hilsebein, Bernd Schmies & Christoph Stiegeman (Paderborn-Munich-Vienna-Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2012), 81-100; Bernard Forthomme, Il canto del corpo ardente. La stimmatizzazione di san Francesco d'Assisi (Padua: Ed. Messaggero, 2012). See review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 522-524; Stephen Mossman, ‘Preaching on St. Francis in Medieval Germany’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 231-272; Manuela Sanson, ‘La concezione del corpo nelle opere di Francesco d’Assisi’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 180-208; Antoine Haddad, 'The Book of the Life of the Seraphic Saint Francis of Assisi: (Kitab Sirat Mar Fransis al-Assissi as-Sarafi)', Laurentianum 53 (2012), 55-137; Felice Accrocca, ‘Francesco e il vescovo Guido I’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 465-484; Andrzej Zajaz, ‘Crypta refugii. L’obbedienza come esperienza di sicurezza in Dio in san Francesco d’Assisi’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 485-503; Leonhard Lehmann, ‘Francesco incontra il sultano: l’inizio di una missione di pace. Studio comparativo delle più antiche fonti’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 504-556; Chiara Frugoni, Francesco e le terre dei non cristiani, Biblioteca di Frate Francesco, 12 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2012). See review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 500-504]; Emil Kumka, “mostrerò loro qual è la mia volontà’, Francesco d’Assisi tra governo dell’Ordine e difesa dell’ideale minoritico’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 557-580; Pietro Maranesi, ‘La morte di un uomo cristiano. Gli ultimi anni di vita di Francesco di Assisi’, Miscellanea Francescana 112 (2012), 581-599; Franziskus – Licht aus Assisi. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Erzbischöflichen Diözesanmuseum und im Franziskanerkloster Paderborn, ed. Christoph Stiegemann, Bernd Schmiess, Heinz-Dieter Heimann (Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2011). Review in CF 82 (2012), 815-817. with loads of small articles by specialists on Franciscan life and culture, and also on Franciscan iconography; Milvia Bollati, Gloriosus Franciscus, Un’immagine di Francesco tra iconografia e storia, Fonti e ricerche, 22 (Padua: Editrici Francescane, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 814-815 (on a cycle in the lower basilica of San Francesco in Assisi); Krijn Pansters, Franciscan Virtue. Spiritual Growth and the Virtues in Franciscan Literature and Instruction in the Thirteenth Century, Studies in the History of Christian Traditions, 161 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 787-788. with reference to Francis, Bonaventure and David of Augsburg; Massimo Cacciari, Doppio ritratto. San Francesco in Dante e Giotto, Biblioteca minima, 18 (Milan: Edizioni Adelphi, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 781-782; Lino Temperini, Francesco di Assisi. Cronistoria, psicologia, itinerario spirituale. Rivisitazione storica (Cascine Vica Rivoli (TO): Neos Edizioni, 2012). Review in Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 107:1-2 (2014), 253-254; Fernando Uribe, Leer a Francisco y Clara de Asís: sus escritos. Introducción general e introducción metodológica, Colleción Hermano Francisco, 56 (Vitoria-Gasteiz: Ediciones Franciscanas Arantzazu, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 779-781; Augustine Thompson, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 777-779 & AFH 106:1-2 (2013), 326-328; Chiara Frugoni, ‘La voce di Francesco nelle tavole del XIII secolo’, in: Segni del francescanesimo a Bitonto e in Puglia: atti del convegni di studi, 3-5 giugno 2011, ed. Nicola Pice & Felice Moretti (Bari, 2012), 13-64; Chiara Frugoni, Francesco e le terre dei non cristiani, Biblioteca di Frate Francesco, 12 (Rome: Centro Culturale Aracoeli – Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2012) [Review AFH 106:3-4 (2013), 61-614]; A. Marini, ‘Storia contestata: Francesco d’Assisi e l’Islam’, Franciscana 14 (1012), 1-54; Raffaele Ruffo, ‘Il capitolo XXI della Regula non Bullata: Un modello di annuncio Francescana’, Collectanea Franciscana 82 (2012), 5-22; A. Horowski, ‘Sermoni su san Francesco del ms. C.41.sup. dell’Ambrosiana e le loro fonti’, Franciscana 14 (2012), 55-119; Felice Accrocca, Un santo di carta. Le fonti biografiche di san Francesco d’Assisi (Rome: Centro Culturale Aracoeli – Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2013) [Review in Estudios Franciscanos 115: 456 (January-August 2014), 263-278; deals with the encyclical letter of Elias, the Vita Prima of Tommaso da Celano, the work De inceptione vel fundamento Ordinis, the Leggenda Trium Sociorum, the two redactions of the Memoriale of Tommaso da Celano, the Legenda Major of Bonaventure, the Legenda Minor, the Compilatio Assisiensis, the Speculum perfectionis, the Fioretti.]; Steven E. Plank, ‘[Uno] Miracolo da far stupire: Transformation and Il Guercino’s ‘St. Francis in Ecstasy with St. Benedict’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 445-462; Fernando Uribe, Leggere Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi. Introduzione generale e guida metodologica ai loro scritti, Tau, 14 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2013). Review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 481-485; Das Testament des hl. Franziskus. In Erinnerung an Kajatan Eßer (1913-1978) zum 100. Geburtstag, ed. Leonhard Lehmann, Werkstatt Franziskanische Forschung, 7; Regel und Leben. Materialien zur Franziskus-Regel, 4 (Norderstedt: Books on Demand, 2013). Studies of Esser and commentaries by modern scholars such as Lehmann, Maranesi etc. on The Testament and its influence in the order (also among the Capuchins). Review in Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 107:1-2 (2014), 241-243; David Flood, ‘Francis of Assisi’s Metadiscourse to the Rule and its Rejection’, Frate Francesco 79:1 (2013), 209-223; Carolyn A. Muessig, 'Signs of Salvation: The Evolution of Stigmatic Spirituality Before Francis of Assisi', Church History 82 (2013), 40-68; José María Salvador González, 'Domina Paupertas. The praise of voluntary poverty by Saint Francis of Assisi and its reflection in Late Medieval Spanish painting', Signum. Revista da ABREM 14:2 (2013), 105-130; A. Pecorini Cignoni, ‘Due sermoni anonimi del secolo XIV in onore di san Francesco’, Studi Francescani 110:1-2 (2013), 5-30; Aleksander Horowski, Repertorium sermonum latinorum medii aevi ad laudem sancti Francisci Assisiensis, Subsidia Scientifica Franciscalia, 13 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2013); Cesare Vaiani, Storia e teologia dell'esperienza spirituale di San Francesco d'Assisi (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2013). Review in Studi Francescani 113 (2016), 615; Leonardo Ariel González, ‘Puntos de contacto entre la regla para los eremitorios de San Francisco y los escritos de Santa Clara’, Estudios Franciscanos 115: 456 (January-August 2014), 247-265; P. Maranesi, L. Lehmann, C. Vaiani & E. Scognamiglio, Un testo identitario. Metodi e temi di lettura della Regola di Francesco d’Assisi, ed. A. Cortek (Assisi: Cittadella Editrice, 2013). Review in Estudios Franciscanos 115: 456 (January-August 2014), 268-270; Nikolaus Kuster, ‘Von Bischof Rufins Traktat «De bono pacis» zu Assisis Pakt «pro bono pacis». Friedensvisionen und Friedenswege in der Stadt des jungen Franziskus (1181-1210)’, Wissenschaft und Weisheit 76:2 (2013), 163-196; Grado Giovanni Merlo, Frate Francesco, Intersezioni, 406 (Bologna: Il Mulino, 2013). Review in Il Santo. Rivista Francescana di storia, dottrina, arte 54:1 (2014), 214-215; Antonio Ramina, Legami secondo lo Spirito. La qualità cristiana delle relazioni negli Scritti di san Francesco d’Assisi, ed. Cesare Vaiani, Sophia. Episteme/Dissertazioni, 14 (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2013) [Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 291-292.]; Gonzales Artemia Vitores, Francesco d’Assisi e la Terra Santa, Memoria a profezia (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2013); Cesare Vaiani, Storia e teologia dell’esperienza spirituale di Francesco d’Assisi, Fonti e ricerche, 23 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2013) [Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 294-295]; Carmine Di Sante, Francesco e l’altissima povertà. Economia del dono e della giustizia, Memoria e Profezia (Padua: Edizioni Messaggero, 2013). Review in Il Santo. Rivista Francescana di storia, dottrina, arte 54:1 (2014), 204-205; Angelo Pellegrini, «Minoritas et libertas». Saggi su san Francesco d’Assisi e il francescanesimo dei secoli XIII e XIV, Biblioteca Studi Francescani, n.s., 2 (Florence: Edizioni Studi Francescani, 2013). Review in Il Santo. Rivista Francescana di storia, dottrina, arte 54:1 (2014), 208-210 [Deals with Francis, Bonaventure, Scotus and Ockham]; Lucia Bodecchi, San Francesco nella Commedia di Dante (Ravenna: Centro Dantesco Ravenna, 2013). Review in Il Santo. Rivista Francescana di storia, dottrina, arte 54:1 (2014), 213-214.; A. Horowski, ‘«Propheta magnus surrexit in nobis»: Francesco d’Assisi in alcuni sermoni medievali’, Collectanea Franciscana 83: 3-4 (2013), 369-432; Liviana Bortolussi, Le stigmate di San Francesco nei dibattiti del ‘900, teologia spirituale, 30 (Bologna: Ed. Dehoniane, 2013); P. Maranesi, ‘La conversión de Francisco: relatos de una (doble) identidad’, Estudios Franciscanos 114:455 (2013), 465-494; Stefano Brufani, ‘La primavera di Assisi. Frate Francesco e I frati Minori tra intuizione evangelica e istituzione’, in: Umbria: Terra Francescana, ed. Andrea Maiarelli (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2013), 13-37; Alfonso Marini, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e il creato’, in: Umbria: Terra Francescana, ed. Andrea Maiarelli (S. Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2013), 59-89; Stefano Brufani, “Ordinem secundum sua statuta reformavit’: Francesco d'Assisi nella crisi del ‘20’, Franciscana 15 (2013), 1-47; James Matthew Powell, 'St Francis of Assisi's way of peace', in: Idem, The Papacy, Frederick II and Communal Devotion in Medieval Italy (Farnham etc.: Variorum, 2014) XI, 1-9; Leonardo Ariel González, ‘Puntos de contacto entre la regla para los eremitorios de San Francisco y los escritos de Santa Clara’, Estudios Franciscanos 115:456 (2014), 247-261; Francesco e Chiara d’Assisi. Percorsi di ricerca sulle fonti. Atti delle giornate di studio. Edizioni e traduzioni, Franciscalia, 2 (Padua: EFR-Editrici Francescane, 2014); Mark Weaver, ‘Francis of Assisi's Testament: A Counter-Proposal to Kajetan Esser’, Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 1-26; Pietro Maranesi & Massimo Reschiglian, ”Beato il servo che…” Intorno alle “Ammonizioni” di frate Francesco, Tau, 18 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2014) [Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 293-294]; Emil Kumka, Io non smetterò di ammaestrare i frati: La pedagogia di Francesco nella “Compilatio Assisiensis” (Città del Vaticano: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2014) [Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 298-299]; John Coakley, ‘The Conversion of St. Francis and the Writing of Christian Biography, 1228-1263’, Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 27-71; Gert Melville, ‘Quoniam ubicumque sumus et ambulamus, habemus cellam nobiscum. Franziskus von Assisi und die räumlichen Muster der "vita eremitica"’, in: Die Klöster der Franziskaner im Mittelalter. Räume, Nutzungen, Symbolik, ed. Gert Melville & Leonie Silberer (Münster, 2014), 105-126; Donna Rembinski, 'An Infirm Man: Reading Francis of Assisi's Retirement in the Context of Canon Law', in: Medicine and the Law in the Middle Ages, ed. Wendy J. Turner & Sara Margaret Butler (Leiden: Brill, 2014), 269-287; Rachel Fulton Brown, 'Exegesis, Mimesis, and the Voice of Christ in Francis of Assisi's 'Office of the Passion", The Mediaeval Journal 4:2 (2014), 39-62; Luc Matthieu, ‘À propos de la première admonition de saint François d’Assise’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 7:1 (2014), >>; Felice Accrocca, 'The hagiographies of St. Francis of Assisi: a look at the 'Franciscan Question", Franciscana 16 (2014), 273-283; Frederic Rauell, Amics heterodoxes de Francesc d'Assís (Barcelona: Kame, 2014). Review in Estudios Franciscanos 116:459 (2015), 488-489; Maria Pia Alberzoni, ‘‘Et ego manibus meis laborabam' Francesco d'Assisi e il lavoro come espressione di carità’, SÉMAIA. Ciencias Socials e Humanidades 26 (2014), 47-62; Francesco plurale. Atti del XII convegno storico di Greccio, 9-10 maggio 2014, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti & Maria Melli, Biblioteca di Frate Francesco, 16 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2015). Review in Studi Francescani 113:1-2 (2016), 631; Pietro Maranesi, Chiara e Francesco. Due volti dello stesso sogno, Convivium assisiense (Citadella, 2015). Review CF 87:1-2 (2017), 347; Néstor Bernardo Molina Parra, El Reino de Dios en el pensamiento eclesiológico y escatológico de san Francisco de Asís, según sus escritos y las fuentes hagiográficas del siglo XIII-XIV (Murcia: Servicio de Publicaciones del Instituto Teológico de Murcia OFM, 2015). Review in Estudios franciscanos117:460 (2016), 253-257; Laurent Gallant, ‘Une expérience de ‘dissidence loyale’ dans l’Égise du xiiie siècle. Essai d’interprétation d’un événement majeur, mais peu documenté, de la vie de François d’Assise’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 8:1 (2015),>>; Mariano D’Alatri & Felice Accrocca, L’urgenza della predicazione: San Francesco diacono (Santa Maria degli Angeli-Assisi: Edizioni Porziuncola, 2015). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 299-300. Work seems to be more about formation now than about scholarship; Chiara Frugoni, ‘San Francesco, modello di vita, santo taumaturgo, santo delle stimmate: tre proposte agiografiche’, in: L'arte di Francesco: capolavori d'arte italiana e terre d'Asia dal XIII al XV secolo [Firenze, Galleria dell'Accademia, 31 marzo - 11 ottobre 2015], ed. Angelo Tartuferi & Angelo F. D'Arelli (Florence: Giunti, 2015), 35-46; Chiara Frugoni, Quale Francesco? Il messaggio nascosto negli affreschi della Basilica superiore ad Assisi (Turin: Einaudi, 2015); Felice Accrocca, ‘‘Epistola ad Fideles II’: nuova proposta di lettura’, Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 5-17; Jacques Dalarun, La Vie retrouvée de François d’Assise, Sources franciscaines (Paris: Editions Franciscaines, 2015) [also issued as: La Vita ritrovata del beatissimo Francesco, Fonti francescane (Milan: Ed. Biblioteca Francescana, 2015)]. Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 295-296; Jacques Dalarun, Il Cantico di frate Sole: Francesco d'Assisi riconciliato, Con gli occhi dello Spirito, 6 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2015); Michael F. Cusato, ‘The Democratization of Prayer: What Francis of Assisi learned in Damietta (1219)’, Collectanea Franciscana 85:1-2 (2015), 59-82; Paul Bösch, ‘Die verschollene Vita Quasi stella matutina im Gesamt der frühen Franziskus-Quellen’, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 108:1-2 (2015), 3-40; Regis J. Armstrong, ‘Franciscus: Inter minores minimus’, Collectanea Franciscana 85:3-4 (2015), 401-426; Alfonso Marini, Francesco d'Assisi, il mercante del regno, Frecce, 197 (Rome: Carocci editore, 2015). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 85:3-4 (2015), 748-751; Giuseppe Cassio & Pietro Messa, Il cibo di Francesco: Anche di pane vive l'uomo (Milan: Edizioni Terra Santa, 2015); Francesco plurale: Atti del XII Convegno storico di Greccio: Greccio, 9-10 maggio 2014, ed. Alvaro Cacciotti & Maria Melli, Biblioteca di Frate Francesco, 16 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2015); Robert J. Karris, The Admonitions of St. Francis: Sources and Meanings (St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2015). Review by David Burr in Franciscan Studies 73 (2015), 331-332.Carlo Paolazzi, Lettura degli 'Scritti' di Francesco d'Assisi, III edizione, Tau, 10 (Milan: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2015); Franciscus liturgicus: Editio fontium saeculi XIII, ed. F. Sedda in coll. with J. Dalarun (Padua, 2015); Fonti liturgiche francescane: l’immagine di san Francesco d’Assisi nei testi liturgici del XIII secolo, ed. M. Bartoli, J. Dalarun, T.J. Johnson & F. Sedda (Padua, 2015) [review by Pietro Delcorno in Medieval Sermon Studies (2017), https://www.academia.edu/34988102 Review_to_Franciscus_liturgicus_Editio_fontium_saeculi_XIII_ed._F._Sedda_in_coll._with_J._Dalarun._Padua_2015_and_Fonti_liturgiche_francescane_l_immagine_di_san_Francesco_d_Assisi_nei_testi_liturgici_del_XIII_secolo_eds._M._Bartoli_J._Dalarun_T.J._Johnson_and_F._Sedda_Padua_2015_]; François d’Assise au miroir de la liturgie, ed. Marco Bartoli, Jacques Dalarun, Timothy Johnson & Filippo Sedda, Sources franciscaines (Paris: Éditions franciscaines, 2015). Review by Valentin Strappazzon in Il Santo 56 (2016), 291-294; Felice Moretti, ‘Francesco d’Assisi e il diavolo’, Il Santo 55:1-2 (2015), 163-188; The World of Francis of Assisi: Essays in Honor of William R. Cook, ed. Bradley Franco and Beth A. Mulvaney (Leiden: Brill, 2015) [several worthwhile essays]; Maria Pia Alberzoni, Santa povertà e beata semplicità. Francesco d’Assisi e la Chiesa di Roma, Ordines. Studi su istituzioni e società nel Medioevo europeo, 1 (Milan: Vita e Pensiero, 2015). Review in Estudios franciscanos 118:462 (2017), 300-303 & in Wissenschaft & Weisheit 78 (2015), 266ff.; Haude Morvan, ‘La mort de saint François sur les retables toscans du xiiie siècle’, Études Franciscaines n.s. 8:2 (2015), >>; Christina Cedillo, ‘Habitual Gender. Rhetorical Androgyny in Franciscan Texts’, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 31:1 (2015), 65-81; San Francisco de Asís: escritos autobiográficos, omenaje a José Antonio Guerra y Sebastián López, OFM, ed. Julio Herranz & Jesús Torrecilla, Estudios Franciscanos, 6 (Madrid: Escuela Superior de Estudios Franciscanos, 2015). Review in Estudios Franciscanos 118:462 (2017), 297-300; David Flood, Francis of Assisi's Rule and Life (Phoenix, AZ: Tau Publishing, 2015) [Review in Collectanea Franciscana 87:3-4 (2017), 705-706/Wissenschaft & Weisheit 78 (2015), 264ff]; Cordelia Warr, ‘Proving Stigmata: Antonio Daza, Saint Francis of Assisi and Juana de la Cruz’, Studies in Church History 52 (2016), 283-297; Robert Karris, ‘St. Francis of Assisi’s Admonitions In New Ecclesiastical And Secular Contexts’, Franciscan Studies 74 (2016), 207-230; Felice Accrocca, ‘A proposito di 'Regula Bullata' II, 11: una terza correzione sul documento originale di Onorio III', Collectanea Franciscana 86 (2016), 265-268; Jacques Dalarun, François d'Assise en questions (Paris: CNRS Editions, 2016) Review CF 87:1-2 (2017), 342-345; Luca Baggio, ‘L’arte di Francesco. Capolavori d’arte italiana e terre d’Asia dal XIII al XV secolo’, Il Santo 56 (2016), 255-262; Angelo Tartuferi, L’arte di Francesco d’Assisi: una mostra e alcuni esempi dal Duecento al Quattrocento, Studi Francescani 113:3-4 (2016), 579-598; Giuseppe Cassio, “Discende dal seno del Padre sull’altare’. La posterità di Francesco negli altari minoritici’, in: La lettera e lo spirito. Studi di cultura e vita religiosa (secc. XII-XV) per Edith Pasztor, ed. Marco Bartoli, Letizia Pellegrini & Daniele Solvi, Biblioteca di frate Francesco, 17 (Milan, 2016), 91-118; Filippo Sedda, ‘Due legende liturgiche francescane secondo l’uso di Clermont-Ferrand e Parigi’, in: La lettera e lo spirito. Studi di cultura e vita religiosa (secc. XII-XV) per Edith Pasztor, ed. Marco Bartoli, Letizia Pellegrini & Daniele Solvi, Biblioteca di frate Francesco, 17 (Milan, 2016), 215-234; Stefano Brufani, 'Le lettere di Onorio III a frate Francesco nell'Archivio del Sacro Convento di Assisi', in: La lettera e lo spirito. Studi di cultura e vita religiosa (secc. XII-XV) per Edith Pasztor, ed. Marco Bartoli, Letizia Pellegrini & Daniele Solvi, Biblioteca di frate Francesco, 17 (Milan, 2016), 51-74; Aleksander Horowski, 'Testi liturgiche su san Francesco nel secolo XIII: a proposito del "Franciscus liturgicus" e delle Fonti liturgiche francescane", Collectanea Franciscana 86:1-2 (2016), 291-334; Sophie Delmas, 'François d'Assise vu par Bernardin de Sienne. Un témoignage inédit de l'autographe de l'Itinerarium anni", Etudes Franciscaines n.s. 9 (2016), 257-270; André Vauchez, ‘Les vertus dans les écrits de S. François d'Assise et quelques textes hagiographiques franciscains du XIIIe siècle’, in: Models of Virtues: The roles of virtues in sermons and hagiography for new saints' cult (13th to 15th century): international meeting, Porto, 22-23 March 2013, ed. Eleonora Lombarda (Padua, 2016), 35-46; Fortunato Iozzelli, 'Francesco d’Assisi 'buon samaritano' nella predicazione di Odo da Chateauroux', in: Litterae ex quibus nomen Dei componitur. Studi per l'ottantesimo compleanno di Giuseppe Avarucci, ed. Alexander Horowski, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 104 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini, 2016), 269-290; Carlo Paolazzi, Lettura degli Scritti di Francesco d’Assisi, Tau, 10 (Milam: Edizioni Biblioteca Francescana, 2016). Review CF 87:1-2 (2017), 339-342; Felice Accrocca, 'Francesco, il cardinale Ugo di Ostia e la conferma papale della Regola', Collectanea Franciscan 86:3-4 (2016), 433-460; Oktavian Schmucki, 'Der Brief des heiligen Franziskus an alle Minderbrüder - Versuch zu einem historischen Kommentar', Wissenschaft und Weisheit 79 (2016), 7-46; Johannes Karl Schlageter, 'Geschichtliche Quellen zu Franziskus und Klara von Assisi vor der Spaltung des Ordens 1517 und zu Beginn der Reformation', Wissenschaft und Weisheit 79 (2016), 142-174; Johannes Schneider, 'Ein neuer Franziskus!? Ds neuentdeckte Franziskus-Leben des Thomas von Celano', Wissenschaft und Weisheit 79 (2016), 209-228; Laure Solignac, ‘Francois d’Assise et frère Ane’, Études franciscaines n.s. 9:1 (2016), >>; Paul Bösch, 'The “Legenda versificata” as the oldest surviving Life on Francis of Assisi', Collectanea Franciscana 87:1-2 (2017), 5-37; Raniero Cantalamessa, 'Francis of Assisi, “Religious genius”', Collectanea Franciscana 87:1-2 (2017), 39-64; Felice Accroca, 'Corpus agiografico e biografie di Francesco d’Assisi. A proposito di alcuni libri recenti', Collectanea Franciscana 87:1-2 (2017), 267-305; André Vauchez, ‘Francesco homo novus', in: Storia della spiritualità francescana, I: secoli XIII-XVI, ed. M. Bartoli, W. Block & A. Mastromatteo (Bologna: Edizione Dehoniane, 2017), 23-36; Cesare Vaiani, ‘Francesco d'Assisi. Scritti e fonti agiografiche', in: Storia della spiritualità francescana, I: secoli XIII-XVI, ed. M. Bartoli, W. Block & A. Mastromatteo (Bologna: Edizione Dehoniane, 2017), 37-81; Marco Guida, 'Chiara d'Assisi. Discepola di Cristo e di Francesco', in: Storia della spiritualità francescana, I: secoli XIII-XVI, ed. M. Bartoli, W. Block & A. Mastromatteo (Bologna: Edizione Dehoniane, 2017), 91-116; Jay M. Hammond, 'The Economy of Salvation According to Francis of Assisi', in: Ordo et Sanctitas: The Franciscan Spiritual Journey in Theology and Hagiography. Essays in Honor of J. A. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. Conv., ed. Michael F. Cusato, Timothy J. Johnson & Steven J. McMichael, The Medieval Franciscan, 15 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2017), 111-136; Pietro Maranesi, 'Pietro di Bernardone nella vicenda iniziale di Francesco: Analisi della Legenda trium sociorum', Collectanea Franciscana 88 (2018), 5-52.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Assisiensis (Franciscus de Assisio/ Francesco d'Asissi, fl. later 15th century)

Conventual theologian, preacher and confessor in the Roman province (Italy), as well as provincial minister. Known for his sermon in defense of Christianity against the Turks, held in the presence of Pope Sixtus IV on 10 December 1480.

manuscripts

Oracio fratris francisci de Asisio ex ordine minorum sacre theologie confessoris provincialis provincie romane (...) habita coram pontifico maximo et christianorum conventu (...) pro defensione fidei christiane M.cccc.lxxx die decima decembris: Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge Mass. MS Riant 57 f. 1rff. It can be accessed via http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/40980008?printThumbnails=no&action=jp2zoomin&imagesize=1200&jp2x=-1&jp2y=-1&jp2Res=0.25&rotation=0&n=9&op=j&bbx1=0&bby1=0&bbx2=91&bby2=130&zoomin.x=11&zoomin.y=6

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Astensis (Francesco d'Asti)>>

Sermones pro Feriis Sextis Quaqulis Fidei: Lüneb. Ratsbücherei theol. 2° 35 (ca. 1400), ff.243ra-254vb

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Avileo (Francisco Avilés de Madrid, fl. late 18th cent.)

OFMDisc. Friar in the San José province

literature/editions

AIA21 (1924), 323-324.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Baêllo (Francisco Baello, d. 1768)

Born in Valencia in Spain. Became a Franciscan friar in the convent St. John de la Ribera. Taught arts and theology. Called to Rome, where he directed the community of St. Pascal. Further active as general secretary and vice-procurator of the order. Also involved in the beatification process of Andreas Hiberman. Died in Rome.

editions

Los milagros de la santa Ciudad (Rome, 1768)

literature

Biblioteca Valenciana de los escritores que florecieron hasta nuestros dias: con adiciones y enmiendas a la de D. Vicente Ximeno. Contiene los autores desde el año 1701 hasta el presente de 1829, ed. Justo Pastor Fuster, 2 Vols. (Valencia: Mompié, 1830) II, 126 (no. 1788); Bibliografia española d’Italia, I (1927), 559; J. Goyens, ‘Baêllo’, DHGE VI, 162; >>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bajuli (Francisco Bajuli, mid 14th cent.)

Guardian of the Barcelona convent. Preached/taught on 17 April 1351 (Good Friday) that the blood of Christ shed during his Passion was separated from his divinity and therefore should not be venerated. This drew the attention of Nicholas Roselli, inquisitor of Aragon, who brought the issue to the attention of cardinal Juan Morlandino. Francisco Bajuli was forced to retreat his statements, which were declared heretical. In 1462, a comparable issue arose when the famous Observant preacher Giacomo della Marca defended the same position. When the inquisition got involved, Pope PiusII interfered, ordering all parties to keep silent on the subject.

editions

>> 

literature

Marianus de Florentia, Compendium, AFH 1 (1907), 302; Wadding, Annales VIII (Rome, 1732), 58-62; J. Goyens, ‘Bajuli’ DHGE VI, 288;>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bartoli (Francesco Bartoli d’Assisi/ Francesco Rubea/Francesco della Rossa Bartholi, fl. 14th cent.)

Friar with Michaelist and Spiritual inclinations. Born at Assisi, he became acquanted with the Franciscan friar Marino, the nephew of Masseo, one of Francis of Assisi’s closest companions. Inspired by the example and the stories of Marino, Francesco Bartoli joined the Franciscan order. He went through the order’s school programme, following lectorate courses of theology at Perugia (1312) and Cologne (1316). On his way back from Cologne, he carried with him a number of relics (among which relics of Saint Louis (Louis IX), given to him by the latter's daughter, Princess Blanche, who had become a Poor Clare). Francesco became lector theologiae at Assisi (1320, 1326, either at the Santa Maria degli Angeli convent or at the Porziuncola) and at Borgo San Sepolcro (1328-29). Between September 1328 and 1330, Franciscus Bartoli wrote a range of letters in support of the deposed Minister General Michael of Cesena, Louis of Bavaria and the anti-pope Nicholas V (against John XXII). On 23 January 1330 Bartoli confessed his schismatic activities to the inquisition (represented by the Tuscan inquisitor Pietro da Prato and the bishop of Florence) and, after accepting penitence, he was rehabilitated. He became guardian at San Damiano in 1332 and returned to the Sacro Convento in Assisi in 1334. Died probably shortly thereafter. Aside from his letters, he is known for his Latin treatise on the Indulgence of the Porziuncola (Tractatus de Indulgentia S. Maria de Portiuncola). During the 1330 investigation, the inquisition took from Bartoli several documents, among which was a long fragment of Olivi’s Postilla super Apocalipsim. Francesco Bartoli was in close contact with Giovanni d’Alverna, Giovanni Pelagio, Angelo da Perugia, Angelo Gregorii, Giovanni di Camollia and other friars with Spiritual inclinations.

manuscripts

Tractatus de Indulgentia S. Maria de Portioncola: A translation of this indulgence treatise can be found in MS Assisi, Chiesa Nuova MS 9

editions

Tractatus de Indulgentia, edited as: Fr. Francisci Bartholi de Assisio Tractatus de Indulgentia S. Mariae de Portiuncula, ed. Paul Sabatier, Collection d’Études et de Documents sur l’Histoire religieuse et littéraire du Moyen Age, 1-2 (Paris,1900).

Litterae, edited in: A. Mercati, ‘Fr. Francesco Bartoli d’Assisi Michelistae la sua ritrattazione’ AFH 20 (1927), 260-304

literature

Angelo Mercati, ‘Fr. Francesco Bartoli d’Assisi Michelista e la sua ritrattazione’ AFH 20 (1927), 260-304; J. Goyens, ‘Bartoli (Francesco)’, DHGEVI, 1046; Catholic Encyclopedia II, 313; La Vida del glorios sant Frances, version provençal de La Legenda Maior Sancti Francisci de saint Bonaventure, ed. Ingrid Arthur, PhD Diss. (Uppsala, 1955), 9f; François-Régis Durieux, ‘Un manuscrit occitan des Spirituels de Narbonne au début du XIVe siècle. Essai d’interpretation franciscaine’, in: Franciscains d’Oc, Les Spirituels ca 1280-1324, Cahiers de Fanjeaux 10 (Toulouse, 1975), 231-241;Marvyn Roy Harris, The Occitan Translations of John XII and XIII-XVII from a Fourteenth-Century Franciscan Codex (Assisi, Chiesa Nuova MS. 9), Transactions of the American Philosophical Society Vol. 75 Part 4 (Philadelphia, 1985), 4-12.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Baucellis (Francisco Baucells, d. 1704?)

OFM. Active in Catalonia.

literature

AIA32 (1929), 364; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 92 (no. 153.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bellacius (Francesco Bellazzi, 1592-after 1628)

OFM. Franciscan composer. Probably obtained his first musical training in the chapter of Vigevano Cathedral, where he was a choir boy. In his adolescence, he joined the Franciscans in Milan, where he became the choir master of the San Francesco church. He disappears from view after 1628. He might have died in the plague epidemic of 1630. He was a productive composer, especially between 1618 and 1628, and he was in tune with new musical developments.

editions

Liber primus concertuum à 3, 4 & 6 vocibus (1620), ed. C. Ramella, Corpus Musicum Franciscanum, 21/2 (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2012).

Messa, motetti, letanie (1622).

Vesperum à 5 vocibus (1623).

Messe Magnificat et Motetti concertati e correnti falsi bordoni con Gloria Patri e canzon francese, 2nd Ed. (Venice: Bartolomeo Magni 1628).

Requiem (1628).

Missa Sine Nomine (1622), ed. Luciano Migliavacca & Marco Rossi [For mixed choir (SATB)], Polyphonia, 71 (Edizione Carrara (M7.EC-5021).

literature

Robert L. Kendrick, The Sounds of Milan, 1585-1650 (Oxford: OUP, 2002), passim [also on other Franciscan composers].

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Betotti (Francesco Betotti da Guiglia, d. 1654)

OFMConv. Took the habit when he was a student in Bologna. Regent lector at the Conventual studia of Ferrara. Venice, Bologna, Padua (1636). Made second professor of logic at the University of Padua in 1638 and then first professor of logic in 1642, and professor of Scotist metaphysics in 1646. He kept this university position until his death on 20 January 1654. Well-respected Aristelian philosopher along Scotist lines. Involved with a number of scholarly controversies.

editions

In Laudem Logicae praelectionem habitam in Universitate Patavina (Padua: Sebastiano Sardo, 1638).

Examen de septimo quaesitis a Fortunio Lyceto (Padua: Giovanni Battista Pasquati, 1652).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 233-234.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bezerra (Francisco Bezerra del Castillo, fl. c. 1650)

Friar from Guatemala. Guardian of the San Francisco de la Costilla friary in 1645. Active in the Ciudad Real friary of Chiapa by 1651 and elected provincial vicar in 1668, to replace the deceased provincial Cristóbal Serrano. Possibly also active as a painter.

editions

Sermon predicado en la fiesta de nuestro seraphico Padre San Francisco, en el convento de San Antonio de la Ciudad Real de Chiapa, ocupando el Altar la ilustre familia de los Guzmanes Orden de Predicadores/ Panegirico de los santos patriarcas Domingo y Francisco, predicado en la ciudad real de Chiapa (Guatemala, 1664).

literature

Francisco Vázques, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd ed., ed. Lázaro Lamadrid, 4 Vols. (Guatemala, 1937-1944) II, 325, III, 143, 208, IV, 304; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 19-20.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bonal (François Bonal, d. before June 1666)

OFM. Friar from Aquitaine. Two times provincial minister of the Aquitaine province. Christian author with humanist and anti-jansenist inclinations.

editions

Le chrestien du temps: I, De l’origine du christianisme; II, De la vocation de tous au salut des chrétiens; III, De la pureté primitive du christianisme; III, Du relâchement des chrétiens du temps (Lyon, 1655/Toulouse, 1667/Lyon: François Comba, 1668/Lyon, 1672). Latin versions of this work appeared as Christianus Huius Temporis in Quatuor Partes Divisus (Augsburg: Johannes Jacobus Lotter, 1709 & 1714). Several editions available via Google Books.

literature

Anthologie des écrivains catholiques, ed. H. Bremond & Ch. Grolleau (Paris, 1919), 122-135; H. Bremond, Histoire illustré du sentiment religieux en France. L’humanisme dévot (Paris, 1916) I,391-421.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bonapater de Eugubio (OFM?)

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manuscripts

Notulae in I-IV Sent.: Naples, Naz. VII.F.29 ff. 194v-205v [Incipiunt quedam notule circa scientiam theologie secundum doctorum opiniones a fr. Francisco Bonepatre de Eugubio ad utilitatem audientium ipsam scientiam compilate...]

literature

Cenci, Napoli II, 557.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Bordoni (Francesco Bordoni, 1595-1671)

TOR. From Parma. Provincial minister (1640), general procurator (1650-1653), and minister general (1653-1659). Consultant of the local inquisition, and professor of theology and canon law at the university of Bologna from 1621 onwards. Productive theological author.

manuscripts

Lilium Immaculatae conceptionis Beatae Mariae Virginis [1666>autograph]: Madrid, Nac., 2222 [Castro, Madrid,no. 121]

Calendario delle vite de Santi e Beati, et altri Servi di Dio, degni di Memoria, tanto Fratri, quanto Suore, Religiosi, e Monache del Terz’Ordine di S. Francesco Secolare e Regolare (Parma, 1666): MS Bibliotheca Palatina Parm. 628 [see for a description the article of Zanot]

Sacrum Sillibarium de Vitis Sanctorum et Beatorum Dei tertii Ordinis Sancti Francisci:MS Rome, Biblioteca della Curia Generalizia del TOR Ms. s. segn [cf. Zanot]

editions

Decisiones miscellaneae quinque centum dubiorum nouorum ad publicam vtilitatem clericorum, religiosorum, & secularium expositorum (Venice: Paolo Baleoni, 1650). Available via Google Books.

Tractatus de formalitatibus Scoti abobiectis vindicatis (Parme, 1662).

Sacrum tribunale iudicum in causis sanctae fidei contra haereticos omnibus episcopis, inquisitoribus, consultoribus, iudicibus, confesariis, procuratoribus, & advocatis valdè necesarium (Rome: Typis Haeredum Corbelletti, 1648). An inquisitorial manual. Available via Google Books.

Reverendissimi P. Francisci Bordoni Parmensi sacrae theologiae doctoris collegiati, utriusque juris professoris (...) Opus posthumum: consistens in diversis meditationibus, ordine contexto super miraculorum essentiam, & qualitatem, qui faciliùs aperitur aditus ad Beatificationem, & Canonizationem Servorum Dei (Parma: Paolo Monte, 1703). Available via Google Books.

literature

Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 79; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 261-262; BUF, I, 371-372; AIA, 15 (1955), 520; R. Pazzelli, L’immacolata concezione di Maria in P. Francesco Bordoni T.O.R. Studio su manoscritti (Rome, 1951); M. Zanot, ‘Francesco Bordoni TOR: la fatica del calamo’, Analecta TOR 27/159 (1996), 7-99 & 28/160 (1997), 173-232; Francesco Costa, ‘Francesco Bordoni, TOR (1595-1671) nella ‘Biblioteca Universale’ (1706) del Cordonelli’, in: Santi e Santità nel movimento penitenziale francescano dal duecento al cinquecento, ed. Lino Temperini, Analecta TOR 29 (Rome, 1998), 247-255; Massimiliano Zanot, Francesco Bordoni TOR: la fatica del calamo (25 aprile 1595-7 agosto 1671) (Rome: Ed. Franciscanum, 1998); Massimiliano Zanot, Francesco Bordoni (1595-1671) teologo inquisitore storico (Rome, 1999).

 

 

 

Franciscus Bonnardi (Francesco Bonnardi, fl. 16th cent.)

Observant friar from Piemonte. Was appointed bishop of Couserans (Aquitaine) by pope Gregory XIII on November 6, 1581. It seems that he was only able to obtain the episcopal consecration in 1584. Is mentions as the author of several works.

editions

Tractatus de Summo Pontifico>>>>

Expositio in Miserere Mei>>>>

Quod Unius Romani Pontificis est Concilium Convocare>>>>

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 261; A. Rossotti, Syllabus Scriptorum Pedemontis (Mondovi, 1667), 205; Othon de Pavie Ranson, L'Aquitaine séraphique (Foix, 1905), 200; C. Eubel, Hierarchia Catholica Medii Aevi (Münster, 1910) III, 192; A. Clergeac, Chronologie des archevêques, évêques et abbés de l’ancienne province ecclésiastique d’Auch (Paris-Auch, 1912), 67; DBI>>>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Breccius (Francesco Breccia da Bettona, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Entered the Collegium S. Bonaventurae in 1631. Later lector in Foligno, Amelia and Todi, public lector of moral theology at Ispello and in 1655 and after theologian-consultant for the bishop of Spoleto.

editions

Horto Mistico?

Paradiso di delitie?

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 235.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Brun (Francesco Brun da Apt, d., 1321)

Italian friar. Friend and confessor of Louis of Toulouse. Active at the Royal court of Naples. Bishop of Gaeta

literature

Miscellanea Franciscana VII, 38 (1938), 234, 244ff; AF VII, xxxiv, 106-117; DHGE XVIII, 705; C. Ciannaruconi, ‘Francesco Brun da Apt, un francescano alla corta angioina fra XIII e XIV secolo’, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 89 (1996), 585-614.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Brusco (Francesco Brusco da Sezze, fl. late 16th - early 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Conventual friar from Sezze. He became lector of theology in Naples, and thereafter, in 1584, professor of theology at the Sapienza in Rome, a position he apparently held for six years, prior to his appointment as provincial of the Roman province. He was procurator for the Friars Minor Conventual between 1593-1599 and consultant for the Congregation for the Index of Forbidden books. In 1599, he was appointed Bishop of the Lettere diocese (Southern Italy), a position he held until his death in 1625. Not known as to whether any of his works ever reached the printing press.

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum XXIII, 252; Gli scrittori d'Italia cioe notizie storiche, e critiche intorno alle vite, e agli scritti dei letterati Italiani del Conte Giammaria Mazzuchelli Bresciano (Brescia: Giambattista Bossini, 1763) II, iv, 2239-2240.

With thanks to Prof. dr. Leen Spruit

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cabezas (Francesco Cabezas, 1709-1773)

Spanish Lay friar from Enguera (Valencia) and architect. Entered the order as a lay friar in the Recollect Corona de Valencia friary (January 1728), making his profession on January 24, 1729. But already beforehand, in 1727, he had been involved with the construction of the Franciscan friary of Alcoy. He continued working on that friary after his profession. He later worked on restaurations of the friary of Santa Bárbara de Alcira, on the Clarissan Játiva convent, and on the San Francisco el Grande de Madrid friary. He also worked on parish churches, on churches and cloister buildings of other orders, and secular palaces. He was keen to apply innovative technical solutions and wrote a work of practical geometry for architecturial purposes, the Trisección del ángulo explicada de cuatro modos, los dos primeros en las proposiciones 11 y 14; los otros dos en sl Scolio números 33 y 39, por Fr. Francisco Cabezas, religioso lego recoleto de N.Sr.P.S. Francisco, hijo del convento de la Corona de la ciudad de Valencia (Valencia: Joseph Estevan, 1772). He died after due to an illness in the Corona de Valencia friary on August 14, 1773.

literature

Bibliografía de autores españoles del siglo XVIII, Tomo II: C-Ch, ed. Francisco Aguilar Piñal (Madrid: Consejo superior de investigaciones cientificas instituto 'Miguel de Cervantes', 1983), 29 (no. 128).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Campo (Francisco Campo, fl. ca. 1600)

Franciscan friar from the Santiago province. Preacher.

editions

Compendium sive Index Moralium Conceptuum ad Hominum Animos Virtutis Studio Vitiorumque Odio in Morum Reformationem Impellendos. Ex Operibus Religiosissimi P.F. Phillippi Diez Concionatoris Eggregii Selectum, per Alphabetum Digestum (Salamanca: Ioannes Ferdinandus, 1588/Venice: Apud Societatem Minimam, 1597). For later editions, see Castro (1996). The 1597 edition can be obtained via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

literature

Manuel de Castro y Castro, Escritores de la Provincia Franciscana de Santiago. Siglos XIII-XIX, Liceo Franciscano. Revista de Estudio e Investigacion XLVIII (2a Epoca): 145-147 (Santiago de Compostella, 1996),58-59.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Careri (François Carrière, d. 1665)

OFMConv. Born in Apt. Joined the Conventuals and became Doctor in theology. Known for several exegetical and theological works, as well as for a Historia chronologica pontificum Romanorum. To him are also attributed several non-theological works, but more research is needed to confirm their authenticity. It would seem in any case that the ascription of a Commentaire Littéral sur tous les Livres de l'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament is erroneous. We are dealing either with a homologous work by the benedictine biblical scholar Augustin Calmet, or with the even more famous homologous work of the Oratorian Louis de Carrières. There is probably a mix-up with the Medulla bibliorum exprimens summariè quae quaelibet Testamenti Liber veteris continet, which can indeed be ascribed to François Carrière.

editions

Fidei Catholicae Digestum singula ejus dogmara & ritus ecclesiae, juxta SS.PP. & Concil. doctrinam exactè declarans (Lyon: Laurent Anisson & Jean Battiste Devenet, 1657). Available in digital format via Archive.Org [https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_TwQgVh9emAwC], via the Biblioteca Virtual de la Rioja [http://bibliotecavirtual.larioja.org/bvrioja/es/consulta/registro.cmd?id=1681], and via Google Books.

Medulla bibliorum exprimens summariè quae quaelibet Testamenti Liber veteris continet (Lyon: Germain Nanty & Claude Sibert, 1660). Available via Google Books

Historia chronologica pontificum Romanorum. There are several editions of this work. We have concrete information on the fourth, revised edition: Historia chronologica pontificum Romanorum cum praesignatione futurorum ex S. Malachia a R.P.F. Francisco Carriere Aptensi Minorita Convent. (...) et ab alio eijusdem Ordinis usque ad Innocent XII continuata (...) Nunc demum ab innumeris, quibus scatebat erroribus, in hac quarta Editione sedulo expurgata (Venice: Lorenzo Basilio, 1597). Available via Google Books.

Commentaire littéral (Lyon, 1662). Probably the work of Augustin Calmet or Louis de Carrières.

attributed: Panegyricus Lusitaniae

attributed: De Mensuris & Monetis

literature

Dictionnaire De la Provence Et Du Comté-Venaissin (Marseille: Jean Mossy Père & Fils, 1786) III, 159; DThCat II, 1803-1804.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cascius (Francesco Cascio, 1600-1665)

Capuchin missionary.

literature

Carlo Toso, Francesco Cascio capuccino. Gloria della Missio antiqua del Congo (1600-1682), Bibliotheca seraphico-cappuccina, 91 (Rome: Istituto Storico dei Capuccini, 2010). Signaled in AFH 104 (2011), 373-374.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cassarelli (Francesco Cassarelli, fl. seventeenth cent.)

OFMObs. Scotist philosopher.

editions

Conclusiones ex universa philosophia iuxta mentem Subtilissimi Duns Scoti (Rome,1664)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cervinus (Francesco Cervini da Montepulciano, fl. late 16th cent.)

OFMConv. He was later beatified.

editions

Predica dell'abominazione di desolazione, ed. Lorenzo Vivoli (Florence, 1590). Lorenzo Vivoli would have made a reportatio of the sermon he heared as an onlooker.

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literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 235-236.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cordubensis (fl. c. 1560)

Observant friar. Provincial of the Spanish Saint Jacob province and later confessor of the Queen of Bohemia.

editions

Francisci Cordvbensis Ordinis minorum regulis observantiae, à confessionibus Serenissimae Bohemorum Reginae, olim verò Provincialis ministri provinciae Sancti Iacobi in Hispania Libellus de offitio Praelatorum, his temporibus necessario (Prague: Georg Melantrich, 1562). This edition is available in electronic version via the webportal of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (http://www.digitale-sammlungen.de) and via Google Books.

Sermo habitus Francofordiae solennitate omnium sanctorum, coram serenißima Bohemorum Regina, quo, expresso Dei verbo, ostenditur, Que sit methodus ad fidei controversias componendas (Frankfurt, 1562)/Concio F. Francisci Cordubensis Ordinis Minorum Regularis Observantiae, ... Habita Francofordiae in solenni Omnium Sanctorum festo, ... qua expresso Dei verbo, ostenditur, Quae sit methodus ad fidei controversias componendas (Ingolstadt: Wolfgang Eder, 1606). These and possibly other editions are available in electronic version via the webportal of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich (http://www.digitale-sammlungen.de) and via Google Books.

Francisci Cordvbensis Minoritae, provinciae Sancti Iacobi, à Confessionibus Serenissimae Imperatrici, Annotationes Catholicae, in Religionis articulos a Sectarijs controuersos, quibus candidus lector dogmatum dißidia haud difficile sedare poterit(...) (Cologne: Maternus Cholinus, 1572). Available in electronic version via the webportal of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Corolianus (Francesco da Corigliano Calabro/Francesco Longo, 1562-1625)

OFMCap. Friar from Calabria, active in Rome and Calabria. Provincial definitor and provincial minister of the Calabria province in 1612. Also visitator of the Lyon province. Propagator of the theology of Bonaventure and author of ‘orologi spirituali’. As propagator of the works of Bonavenure, he also made an interesting compilation of the works of the latter along the structure of Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae. It is influenced by a comparable work by Petrus Trigosus OFMCap.

Tractatus de Casibus Reservatis: Würzburg, UB Benedict. Provenienz, M.ch.q.70 ff.1r-3r (17th cent.)

editions

De Casibus Reservatis (Milan, 1620).

Summa theologica Sancti Bonaventurae ad instar Summae D. Thomae conditionata (Rome, 1622).

Summa Conciliorum omnium (Antwerp, 1623).

Expositio in Bullam Clementis VIII de largitione munerum (Lyon, 1623).

Breviarium chronologicum Pontificum et Conciliorum (Lyon, 1623).

literature

Bullarium OFMCap II, 28f; Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 94; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 266, 275; Collectanea Franciscana 1 (1931), 185, 190-192 & 5 (1935), 405-408; Italia Francescana 14 (1939), 219-221; Lexicon Capuccinum, 623 (with some additional references); Colman J. Majchrzak, A Brief History of Bonaventurianism (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1957), 57ff; Marco Maggi, ‘Orologi ascetici. Meditazione e ‘ordine del giorno’ in alcuni ‘orologi spirituali’ del Seicento italiano’, Rivista della Storia e Letteratura Religiosa 41 (2005), 573-597.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Costo Navarro (Francisco Costo, fl. c. 1740)

OFM. Preacher in the Cartagena province.

literature

AIA 21 (1924), 339; AIA 36 (1933), 109-110; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 105 (no. 249).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cuadrado (Francisco Cuadrado, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Friar from Guatemala. Active during the reign of Philip III.

manuscripts

Arte Real de Doctrina Cristiana, máximas y sentencias Divinas y Humanas.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 27.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Cupani (Francesco Cupani, 1657-1710)

TOR. Born in Mirto on 21 January 1657. Studied medicine and became known for his botanical interests. Studied under Silvio Boccone from Palermo and became director of the botanic garden at Misilmeri from 1692 onwards. There he advocated a classification of plans accordining to a binomial nomenclature that later would become the norm thanks to the work of Linnaeus. For a description of Cupani's botanical garden see http://www.scricciolo.com/Nuovo_Neornithes/Hortus_Catholicus.htm [L’Hortus Catholicus di Francesco Cupani (1657-1710)]. Francesco Cupani maintained an international network of botanists and biologists and published a number of plant calalogues and descriptions of the fauna and flora of Sicily. He died at Palermo in 19 January 1710.

manuscripts

Erbario Cupani/Plantae siccae quae omnes in horto catholico crescunt et multae aliae quae Siciliae nascuntur terris plerisque locis (...): This autograph herbarium of 164 folios with many dried specimen attached to the pages can now be accessed in digital format via http://www.dipbot.unict.it/Erbario/cupani/index.html

editions

Catalogus plantarum sicularum Noviter adinventarum (Palermo, 1692).

Syllabus plantarum Siciliae Nuper detectarum (Palermo, 1694).

Hortus catholicus (Naples, 1696). A decription of the plants in the botanical garden of Misilmeri.

Panphyton Siculum sive Historia Naturalis (…) (Palermo, 1713). A facsimile edition appeared as Panphyton Siculum sive Historia Naturalis (…), 3 Vols. (Palermo, 2003). Cf. Analecta TOR 177 (2006), 804f. This work, published after Francesco's death was a large description/natural history of the flora and fauna of Sicily.

literature

Paolo Capitanucci, ‘Francesco Cupani (1657-1710), naturalista e scienziato del TOR, nel 350o della nascità’, Analecta TOR 179 (2007), 309-316; Bruno Massa, ‘La fauna illustrata da Francesco Cupani nel Panphyton Siculum’, Naturalista siciliano Ser. 4, 33:1-2 (2009), 213-224; Santa Pulvirenti, Rosanna Maria Stefania Costa & Pietro Pavone, ‘Francesco Cupani: the “scientific network” of his time and the making of the Linnaean “system”’, Acta botanica Gallica: bulletin de la Société botanique de France 162:3 (May 2015), 1-9; Santa Pulvirenti, Maria Martina Indriolo, Pietro Pavone & Rosanna Maria Stefania Costa, ‘Study of a pre-Linnaean Herbarium Attributed to Francesco Cupani (1657–1710)’, Candollea 70:1 (July 2015), 67-99; Rosanna Maria Stefania Costa, Pietro Pavone, Rita Angela Carbonaro & Santa Pulvirenti, ‘Francesco Cupani’s Panphyton Siculum. The rediscovery of a copy with handwritten corrections by his pupil Antonio Bonanno’ (April 2016) [http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/23818107.2016.1166983?journalCode=tabg21]

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Abate (Franesco degli Abbati/Franciscus de Asti/Franciscus Alvatus, mid 14th century)

Friar from Asti. Theologian. Known compiler of biblical commentaries and sermons

manuscripts

Postilla Super evangelia Domenicalia: a.o. Strasbourg, Univ. & Nat. 78 ff. 1ra-208rb; MS Troyes 715; Paris Maz. 1039; Naples, Naz. V.E.20 f. 94r; VII.E.9 f. 85r; ff.89v-102v; Bamberg, Bibl. Theol. 9 (Q.II.35)

Sermon on Lucas 2: MS Troyes 1486.

Quadragesimale: Ghent, St. Albinus>>; Salamanca>>;Padua, Sacro Conv. 522 (14th cent.) & 523 (15th cent.); Uppsala, UB, C. 595 ff. 69r-97v; >> [Also Fabricius, II, 192]

Distinctiones: Basel, UB, B.VIII, 15

editions

>>Quadragesimale. Published among the works of Richard of Middletown.

literature

Wadding, Script., 77?; Sbaralea, Supplementum ad Scriptores Ordinis Minorum (ed. Rome, 1908), I, 254f; M. Bihl, ‘Abbati’, DHGE I, 29; Zawart, Franciscan Preaching, 87; Stegmüller, Rep. Bibl., no. 2295; Schneyer, II, 55.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Adriano (ca. 1340- before 1380?)

Italian friar. Entered the order in Bologna(?). Studied theology at the Studium Generale of Paris (lectorate program?). Became lector at the studium generale of Bologna, and was appointed (together with two other Franciscan friars and six other theologians) professor of theology at the newly founded Bologna theology faculty in 1360 (papal decree of Innocent VI). Known for his forrays in and lectures on Greek texts. Produced a (now lost?) treatise on the Athanasian creed. Renowned preacher and known as a vir angelicae vitae (his ‘title of honour’ in the official list of founding members of the Bologna theology faculty). Probably died before 1380.

manuscripts

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literature

Wadding, Annales VIII, 147; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 255; Mazetti, Repertorio dei professori di Bologna (Bologna, 1847), 1267; F.Ehrle, I più antichi statuti della facoltà teologica dell’università di Bologna (Bologna, 1932), 101, no. 3; C. Piana, Cartularium>>?; G.Melloni, Atti o memorie degli uomini illustri in santita nati o morti in Bologna. Volume postumo, ed. A.Benati & M. Fanti, Monumenta Italiae Ecclesiasticae, Hagiographica 1 (Florence-Rome, 1971), 479-483;

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Aguilar (Francisco de Aguilar, fl. early 18th cent.)

Spanish friar from the San Michele d’Estremadura province. Renowned preacher, lector and theologian. In 1722, he was appointed visitator of the Canary Islands. After an assignment as custos, he became in 1723 provincial minister of the Estremadura province. Author.

editions

Hieroglyphica sive Symbola Mariana Quibus Matris Dei Mysteria Laudantur cum novenario de Mysterio Conceptionibus (...)(Salamanca: Eugenio García de Honorato, 1724). Available via Google Books.

Psalterium Decem Chordarum Superadditum Hieroglyphicis Marianis (Salamanca: Eugenio García de Honorato, 1724).

literature

Antoine de Sérent, ‘Aguilar’, DHGE I, 1062; AIA 38 (1935), 364; AIA 15 (1955), 214-215; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) IV, n. 2009. 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Ajofrin (Francisco de Ajofrín/Bonifacio Castellano Lara, May 1719-January 1789)

Spanish OFMCap. Born as Bonifacio Castellano Lara in Anofrin on 20 May 1719. Entered the order in the Castilian province (24 November 1740). Ordained priest on 18 March, 1747. Studied philosophy and theology, to become first vice guardian of the Segovia friary in 1753 and then teacher of philosophy in the El Pardo convent (near Madrid), between 1754 and 1758. Subsequently professor of theology in the El Pardo convent and possibly also in the Segovia convent between 1759 and 1762. In any case in Madrid around 1763. In this period he defended the work of the jesuit José Francisco Isla. In 1763, due to his piety, prudence and intellectual capacities, he received a commission by the Congregatio de Propaganda Fidei to travel to Mexico. There he was to collect money for the Congregatio, in order to pay a debt (of no less than 134073 pesos) to the Spanish crown related to the Capuchin mission in Tibet. Francisco travelled barefooted through the Mexican provinces, and gathered 12316 pesos. Thereafter, he returned to Spain (October 1767). The following year, he was assigned the position of historian or archivist of his province, with the task to write about the history of his province and the missionary activities of the Capuchin order in general. Resulted a.o. in the production of several volumes of history and a series of Saints' lives/biographies of Capuchin friars. He also wrote works of canon law, meditative works, sermons, penitentiary songs, a diary of his own labours and travels in the New World, and stimulated the production and circulation of works by other religious authors (such as the Historia del famoso predicador fray Gerundio de Campazasof José Francisco de Isla SJ). Francisco died on January 16, 1789 in the convent of S. Antonio del Prado, Madrid.

manuscripts

The library of the Real Academia de la Historia in Madrid still has more than 70 volumes of (mostly unedited) materials concerning Francisco de Ajofrín under the collective title Tolle et Lege. These volumes contain many sermons, short theological treatises, christmas songs, penitential songs and verses, local historical notes etc.), and also contain autograph versions of works that were published during his life time. These volumes include several hagiographical ventures (Vida del B. Bernardo de Corleone; Vida del B. Girolamo de Corleone; Vida del B. Archangelo Lesley; Vida del S. Fidela de Sigmaringen; Vida, Virtudes y milagros del B. Lorenzo de Brindis), a Carta familiar de un sacerdote (on the Capuchin mission in Tibet), a Diario (lengthy diary with loads of ethnographical, biological, architectonical and other details concerning his travels in Mexico), and a Historia sacro-profana de la ilustre villa de Ajofrín, y aparición de su milagrosa imagen de Nuestra Señora de Gracia, venerada a siete leguas de la dicha villa, en el convento de reverendos padres agustinos calzados del lugar de San Pablo de los Montes de Toledo..., manuscrito presentado al Consejo de Castilla por su autor en 1774.

editions

Carta familiar de un sacerdote, respuesta a un colegial amigo suyo: en que le dà cuenta de la admirable conquista espiritual del vasto imperio del gran Thibèt, y la mission que los padres Capuchinos tienen allí, con sus singulares progressos hasta el presente. Dase también una noticia succinta de la fundación de esta Penitente Seraphica Familia; de los santos que la ilustran, Cardenales, Arzobispos; de su observancia, y austeridad, missiones que tiene en todo orbe, provincias, conventos, y religiosos en que se halla propagada, con orras noticias historico-eclesiasticas (México, imprenta de la Biblioteca Mexicana, 1765/revised edition Madrid, 1772).

Dissertación critico-apologética a favor de los privilegios de la bula de la Santa Cruzada (...) (Madrid, 1776/Madrid: Imprenta de Saturnino de Ancos, 1857)

Espejo de paciencia y resignacion: Vida, virtudes, y milagros de S. Serafín de Montegranario, ú de Asculi, religioso lego capuchino, canonizado por nuestro santo padre Clemente XII (Madrid: Joaquín Ibarra, 1779).

Vida, virtudes y milagros del Beato Lorenzo de Brindis, General que fue de los Capuchinos, fundador de esta santa provincia de Castilla y embajador dos veces a nuestro católico monarca Felipe tercero (Madrid: Joaquín Ibarra, 1784). A shortened version of this work appeared as: Compendio de la vida del Beato Lorenzo de Brindis (...) (Madrid: Joaquín Ibarra, 1784). Revised and extended editions of the first edition appeared after the canonization of Lorenzo da Brindisi (Barcelona, 1881 & Madrid, 1904).

Admirable y pasmosa vida del capuchino escocés, llamado en el siglo Jorge Lesleo y en la religión Arcángel de Escocia (...) (Madrid: Antonio Fernández, 1787).

Diario del viaje que por orden de la Sagrada Congregación de Propaganda Fide hizo a la América septentrional en el siglo XVIII el P. Fray Francisco de Ajofrín, capuchino, ed. Vicente Castañeda y Alcover & Buenaventura de Carrocera, 2 Vols, Real Academica de la Historia, Archivo documental español XII-XIII (Madrid: Real Academia de la Historia, 1958-1959). This work appeared also as: Diario del viaje que hicimos a México Fray Francisco de Ajofrín y fray Fermín de Olite, capuchinos, manuscrito en la Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid, ed. Genaro Estrada (México: Antigua librería Robredo, de J. Porrúa e hijos, 1936); Diario del viaje que hizo a la América en el siglo XVIII el p. Fray Francisco de Ajofrín, 2 Vols. (México: Instituto Cultural Hispano Mexicano, 1964) [with much important bio-bibliographical information]

Tratado teológico-místico-moral en que se explica, según los principios más sólidos, la bula "Pastoralis curae" de la santidad de Benedicto XIV sobre el confesor extraordinario de las monjas (Madrid: Imprenta de Pedro Marín, 1789). Posthumous work with polemical overtones.

El ayuno natural: disposición preparativa para la sagrada comunión combatido por el P. Fr. Francisco de Ajofrin, religioso Capuchino; nuevamente sostenido por el Dr. D. Manuel Custodio... de la Universidad de Sevilla (Sevilla: por Don Josef Padrino y Solis, 1790). Revised posthumous publication.

Several of his works can now be accessd via Archive.org, Google Books and other digital portals.

literature

Eduard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 25; Revista de Archivos, Bibliotecos y Museos 15 (1906), 392-294; Andrés, Vitalidad seráfica I, 210-218; LexCap.,609; Missionalia Hispanica 11(1954), 209-244; DSpir V, 1016-1017; Robert Ricard, 'Sur Fr. Francisco de Ajofrin, voyageur au Mexique (1763)', Journal de la Société des Américanistes 37 (1948), 340; Diario del Viaje (see above); Collectanea Franciscana 36 (1966), 56-86; DHGE, XVIII, 680-681; Margarita García Luna Ortega & José N. Iturriaga de la Fuente, Viajeros extranjeros en el Estado de México (Mexico: UNAM, 1999), passim.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Angelis (Francisco de los Angeles, fl. c. 1643)

OFMDisc. Member of the San Pablo province.

literature

AIA15 (1955), 222-223;José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 2603-2604; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 115 (no. 318).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Aquila (Francesco de L’Aquila, 19 February 1566- 6 September 1641)

OFMCap. Italian friar. Born in L’Aquila (Vastarini family). Was a distinguished fencer in his youth and lived for a while in Rome, under the protection of Giuseppe Malatesta. After a religious conversion, he entered the Capuchins at Penne in 1587. Studied theology at Florence and was ordained priest in 1593. On January 7, 1596, he received the preaching licence by the Capuchin minister general Silvestro da Monteleone. After his consignment as provincial minister of the Capuchin province in the Abruzzi (1595-1597) Francesco embarked on a succesful preaching career throughout the Italian peninsula (esp. in the cities of Naples, Palermo, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Genua, Ancona, Modena, and Bologna), and became involved in the establishment of new Capuchin convents (such as the S. Michele convent at L’Aquila in September 1610). After a succesful preaching tour in Palermo at the request of cardinal Giovanni Doria (Lent, 1614), Francesco was asked by the vice-roy of Sicily (Pedro Téllez Girón Guzmán, duke of Osuna) to become his ambassador. Francesco fulfilled several diplomatic missions for the Sicilian vice-roy (who between 1616-1622 was also vice-roy of Naples), and became the latter’s court preacher. Between 1624 and 1627, Francesco once again was provincial minister of the Abruzzi province. He died at L’Aquila on September 6, 1641 and was buried in the S. Michele convent.

manuscripts/editions

Sermones>>>

literature

A. Dragonetti, Le vite degli illustri Aquilani (Aquila, 1847), 234-235; T. Bonanni, La guida storica della città dell’Aquila (Aquila, 1874), 36-37; Paolino da Bagno, ‘Un cappuccino abruzzese ambasciatore a Malta’, L’Italia francescana 8 (1933), 517-529; Lexicon Capuccinorum (Rome, 1951), 609-610.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Alcozer (Francisco de Alcocer, d. 1580)

OFM. Spanish friar from the Santiago province. Author of catechistic and other works of pastoral and moral theology. He also revised the third part of the chronicle of Marco de Lisbon.

editions

Confessionario Breve y muy provechoso paralos penitentes (Salamanca: Iuan de Canoua, 1568/Salamanca: Alexandro de Canoua, 1572/Cordoba: Francisco de Cea,1592/Madrid: Lorenço de Ayala, 1598/Barcelona: Sebastian Matevad, 1615). For more editions, see Castro (1996). The 1568 edition is available via Google Books.

Tratado contra el juego/Tratado del Iuego compuesto por Fray Frãcisco de Alcoçer en el qual se trata copiosamente quando los jugadores pecan, y son obligados a restituyr... (Salamanca: Andrea Portonariis, 1559). The 1559 edition is available via Google Books.

Reglas de Rezar el Officio Divino, y como se ha de dezir la Missa segun la sancta yglesia Romana, como lo rezan y dizen los frayles menores (Salamanca: Iuan Canoua, 1566).

literature

Wadding, Scriptores (ed. Rome, 1906), 77; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 356; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908), 255; Antoine de Sérent, ‘Alcozer’, DHGE II (1914), 30; AIA40 (1980), 173-182; Manuel de Castro y Castro, Escritores de la Provincia Franciscana de Santiago. Siglos XIII-XIX, Liceo Franciscano. Revista de Estudio e Investigacion XLVIII (2a Epoca): 145-147 (Santiago de Compostella, 1996), 22-26.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Alvarez de Villanueva (Francisco de Álvarez de Villanueva, fl. late 18th cent.)

Spanish Franciscan missionary. Born in Asturias and a member of the Castilian province. Was sent to Peru in 1770 and later to Chili. Procurator of missions in Ocopa. He traveled back to Spain in 1775 and again in 1790. In Madrid, he became Comisario Procurador de las Misiones de Ocopa, as successor of Pedro González de Agüero. He died in Madrid. In his works on the American colonies, he included a wealth of information on customs and natural history, partly deriving his info from other sources.

editions

Noticia del establecimiento y población de las colonias inglesas en la América septentrional; religión, orden de gobierno, leyes y costumbres de sus naturales y habitantes; calidades de su clima, terreno, frutos, plantas y animales; y estado de su industria, artes, comercio y navegación: sacado de varios autores (Madrid: Imp. Antonio Fernández, 1778). Available via Archive.org and via the digital collections of the University of Sevilla.

Relación historica de todas las misiones de los padres franciscanos en las Indias y proyecto para nuevas conversiones en las riberas del afamado rio Marañón (1781).?

Diario del viaje que hicimos a las conversiones de las fronteras de Huánuco, partido de la Intendencia de Tarma, Arzobispado de Lima, de Pataz o Cajamarquilla, Intendencia y Obispado de Trujillo, el padre Guardián del Colegio de Propaganda Fide de Santa Rosa de Ocopa, Fr. Manuel Sobreviela, el padre ex-comisario Fr. Francisco Álvarez de Villanueva y el padre secretario de las visita Fr. Vicente Gómez en el año de 1787 (1788).

literature

B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim; La web de las biografías [http://www.mcnbiografias.com/app-bio/do/show?key=alvarez-de-villanueva-francisco]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Aragon (`Il Bresciano', d. 1493)

OFMObs. Sicilian friar of royal (Napolitan) descent. Entered the order on Sicily or Campania, and became a celebrated preacher and theologian. Befriended Pope Sixtus IV, who gave him the function of inquisitor, and later (1481) made him pontifical legate at the court of the King of Castille. Died at Brescia (1493). Author? He is often mixed up with Francesco de Campobasso and with Francesco Sansone da Brescia.

literature

F. Gonzaga, De origine seraphicae religionis franciscanae ejusque progressibus(Rome, 1587), 488; Wadding, Annales XV (Quaracchi, 1933), 338 (an. 1506); Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum, AFH 4 (1911), 331; Bullarium Franciscanum Novum Series III (Quaracchi, 1949), 624, 745, 750, 761, 786, 843, 856, 883; M.R. Pazos, ‘Los franciscanos españoles en el pontificado de Sixto IV (1471-1484)’, AIA 2nd series 10 (1950), 78-79; Bibliotheca SanctorumV, 1050-1051; DHGE, XVIII, 682-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Arimino (second half 15th cent, d. after 1469)

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manuscripts

Tractatus de Sanguine Christi [capp. 31]: Vat. Lat. 3705 (an. 1463)

Sermo Conceptionis Gloriose: Naples, Naz. VII.G.29 ff. 194-202v

editions

Tractatus quatuor de immaculata conceptione B.M. Virginis, nempe Thomae de Rossy, Andreae de Novo Castro, Petri de Candia, Francisci de Arimino, ed. P. Piana, T. Szabò & A. Emmen (Quaracchi, 1954).

literature

Etzkorn, IVF, 40-41; J. Gaudemet, Revue historique de droit français et étranger, 74:3 (1996), 495.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Arriba (Francisco de Arriba, d. 1623)

OFM. Friar of the Concepción province. Born in 1552. Bishop-elect of Ciudad Rodrigo (1622).

editions

Operis conciliatorii gratiae et liberi arbitri creati perfectam concordiam... explicantis, pro conciliandis controversiis istius temporis circa materiam auxiliorum gratiae, quod duodecim libris complendum est, tomus primus... authore R.P.F. Francisco de Arriba (...) (apud L. Sonnium, 1622).

Variarum difficiliumque speculativae theologiae quaestionum libri quatuor; in quibus praecipue de simplicitate divini esse ac personarum Trinitate, de Coexistentia vera & reali omnium creaturarum ab aeterno in Aeternitate Divina, De duplici ordine sub quo Deus operatur ad extra, & aliis (...) (Paris: Apud Laurentium Sonnium, 1623). Available via Google Books.

literature

Isaac Vázquez, ‘Fr. Francisco de Arriba, OFM, en las controversias ‘de auxiliis”, Verdad y Vida 23 (1965), 463-508; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 89 (no. 128).

 

 

 

Franciscus de Avila (fl. 1500)

OFM>>

editions

Francisco de Ávila O.F.M. [obs., fl. 1500], La vida y la muerte, o vergel de discretos (1508), ed. Pedro M. Cátedra, Espirituales Españoles. Serie maior, 2 (Madrid, Fundación Universitaria Española - Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2000). The work was issued in 1508 in Salamanca by Han Gysser. The only known copy of that 1508 edition is now in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California?

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Ayeta (Francisco de Ayeta, fl. late 17th cent.)

OFM Spanish Franciscan friar, missionary and apologetic order historian/polemicist. Born in Pamplona in or around 1640. He joined the Franciscans around the age of nineteen and soon after his ordination mover to New Mexico. Active as visitor of the Santo Evangelio province (New Mexico), as commissary of the Inquisition in New Spain and, after 1683, as procurator for Franciscan missions in the New World in Madrid. While scrutinizing the missions in New Mexico, he anticipated the incipient Pueblo Revolt and informed the colonial authorities. His information came too late to stop the revolt, which started in August 1680 and caused chaos in the New Mexico region for nearly fifteen years. Francisco de Ayeta was apparently the first to organise a relief effort for fugities from New Mexico who sought refuge in El Paso, and coordinated other relief efforts and concomitant missionary undertakings. This included assistance in the re-settlement of Tigua Indians in and after 1782 in locations protected from from Spanish settlers. In this context Francisco de Ayeta assisted in the creation of the pueblo annex mission of Corpus Christi de la Isleta (present-day Texas). As a visitor and as procurator for Franciscan missions, he defended the missionary presence in new Spain of the regulars and the Franciscans in particular over against spokesmen of the secular clergy. He probably died sometime during the 1690s.

editions

Defensa de la verdad consagrada a la luz de la justicia (…) (s.n., s.a. [1680]). Available via Google Books.

Apología del orden de San Francisco en América (ca. 1690).?

Defensa de la provincia del Santa Evangelio de México sobre la retención de los curatos y doctrinas?

Ultimo recurso de la provincia de San José de Yucatan sobre despojo de parroquias?

Crisol de la verdad manifestada por el R.P.R. Francisco de Ayeta, Religioso de la orden seraphica de N.P. San Francisco, Comissario General del Santo Oficio, Ex-Custodio, y Visitador dos vezes de las conversiones de la Nueva Mexico, Padre de la Provincia del Santo Evangelio de Mexico, Procurador general en esta Corte de las Provincias de las Indias, en virtud de sus poderes, En defensa de dicha su provincia sobre el despojo, y sequestro de las 31. Doctrinas de que la removio el Reverendo Obispo D. Juan de Palafos, siendo Visitador del Reyno. En contravencion De los sacros Privilegios, que los Sumos Ponifices la concedieron à instancias de los señores Reyes, como Delegados Apostolicos de las Indias (...) (s.n., 1693). Available via Google Books.

literature

Beristain de Souza, Biblioteca Hispano-americana septentrional (Mexico, 1816) I, >>; AIA28 (1927), 197-222; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica [BLH], 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) VI, nos. 1903-1909; Carlos E. Castañeda, Our Catholic Heritage in Texas, 7 Vols. (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1936–1958/Reprint New York: Arno, 1976), Vols. I-III, passim; C. L. Sonnichsen, Pass of the North: Four Centuries on the Rio Grande, 2 Vols. (El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1968-1980) I, >>; W. H. Timmons, El Paso: A Borderlands History (El Paso: Texas Western Press, 1990), passim; B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim; Andrew L. Knaut, The Pueblo Revolt of 1680: Conquest and Resistance in Seventeenth-Century New Mexico (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), passim.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Barbarano (Francesco de’Mironi di Barbarano/Girolamo Francesco/Francesco da Vicenza, 1583-1656)

OFMCap. Born at Vicenza, as the first son in the noble Barbarono de'Mironi family: father the lawyer Druso, and mother Druna's second wife, the Venetian noble woman Laura Querini. Baptised Girolamo Francesco. He began studies in civil and canon law as an adolescent. In 1614, against the wishes from his mother, he opted for the religious life, and joined the Capuchins at Bassano, taking the name Francesco. In the Capuchin order, he studied philosophy and theology, and he became active as a preacher (Lenten preacher in various places within the Venetian state, starting in Conselve), guardian (Arzignano (1627-) and Vicenza (1629-1630 & 1635-) novice master and historian. Active as a pastoral care worker in Castelnuovo outside Vicenza during the great plague epidemic of 1630/31. He combined his pastoral and other activities with the production of a number of spiritual and historical works. After 1647, his declining health forced him to stop preaching. He settled in Vicenza and continued to write until he died in 1656.

manuscripts

Francesco's literary production was large, parts of it remained in manuscript format and much is lost. Among the manuscript works that still exists figures for instance the Annali della città, territorio e diocesi di Vicenza (1651), an autograph now kept in Vicenza, Biblioteca civica Bertoliana.

editions

Orologia spirituale, cioè Prediche pertutte le feste della Santissima Vergine (Venice, 1641). Ascription tot totally secure.

Direttorio alla vita cristiana et spirituale. Opera di sommo profitto a qualonque stato di persone, secolari, ed anco religiose (Venice, 1646).

Gioiello spirituale del cristiano formato con le preziosissime gemme delle virtù teologali (Vicenza, 1650).

Monologium Spirituale Hominis Christiani (Vicenza, 1657).

Lucerna della confessione, quale con suoi chiarissimi splendori fugando le tenebre di qualunque ignoranza illumina confacilità e brevità il cristiano di quanto è obbligato sapere e fare per degnamente ricever il santo sacramento della penitenza (1655)? Not sure as to whether this was ever printed, although the licence for its publication had been issued. Possibly the death of the author forestalled its publication.

Historia Ecclesiastica della città, territorio e diocesi di Vicenza, 6 Vols. (Vicenza, 1649-1762) [The first of these volumes, from 1649, lists the local saints, the second one (1652) the local beati, and the third one (1653) the not officially beatified people renowned for their saintly lifestyle. These were the only volumes published during Francesco's lifetime. Volumes four to six were published much later: the fourth one the high ecclesiastical figures and scholars from Vicenza and its diocese was published in 1760, the fifth and the sixth one the churches, monasteries and other important institutions, were published in 1761 and 1762. This belated publication of the final volumes was made possible thanks to the financial sponsorship of Elisabetta Bissari, the widow of a cousin of Francesco, Girolamo Barbaran.

literature

L. Wadding, Scriptores Ordinis Minorum (ed. Rome, 1906), 78; Bernardo di Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 92; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 260; G. Mazzuchelli, Gli scrittori d’Italia (Brescia, 1758) II-1, 242; Domenico Bortolan, Il p. Francesco Barbarano de' Mironi storico vicentino (Vicenza: Typ. San Giuseppe, 1893); Eduard d’Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum(Rome, 1910), 27; A. Teetaert, ‘Barbarano’, DHGE VI, 577 & XVIII, 771-772; Giovanni Crisostomo da Cittadella, Biblioteca dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Venezia (Padua, 1945), 111-118; Lexicon Capuccinum, 640; DSpir V, 1099; Giovanni Mantese, Lo storico vicentino p. Francesco da Barbarano O.F.M. Cap. 1596-1656 e la sua nobile famiglia, Odeo Olimpico, 9-10 (Vicenza: Accademia Olimpica, 1972); Cristina Scarpa, 'Francesco da Vicenza', in: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 50 (1998), 37-38 [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-da-vicenza_(Dizionario-Biografico)]

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Bellavalle (François de Beauveau, d. 1533)

From the Lorraine region. Professed in Metz and obtained the licence of theology in 1506 and the doctorate in 1511. Between 1514 and 1523 he was guardian of the Parisian friary for two terms. In between, in 1517, he was in Rouen. In 1518, John Mair dedicated his edition of Scotus’s Reportata to him, mentioning him as a theologian and guardian in Paris, yet unclear whether this meant he was guardian at that particular time. François de Beauveau pops up repeatedly in documents that show he represented the Franciscan friary in Paris before the theology faculty between 1524 and 1528. In 1526 he was elected provincial minister of the French province. He died as guardian of the Troyes friary on April 3, 1533.

literature

A. Beluet, ‘Nécrologe des franciscains d’Auxerre’, Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 3 (1910), 311; H. Martin, Le métier de prédicateur, 172; J.K. Farge, Registre des Procès Verbaux 1524-1533, 35, 95, 102, 186, 191; J.K. Farge, Biographical Register, no. 33; Robert Sauzet, Mendiants et réformes. Les réguliers mendiants acteurs du changement religieux dans le royaume de France (1480-1560) (Tours: Publications e l’Université de Tours, 1994), 19.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Bormio (Francesco Sirmondi, ca. 1535 - 3, 05, 1583, Altdorf)

OFMCap since ca. 1555, after studies in Bavaria and Milan. Entered the order in Milan. Preacher, missionary in Creta and Valteline, and co-founder of a new province - the Cappucinian province of Schwitzerland (starting with a convent at Altdorf in the Uri canton). Guardian and successful itinerant preacher. Visitated and reformed (women's) cloisters. Since 1576 active as counterreformer in Veltin, which shows, among other things, in the production of his (now lost?) Acta Disputationis a P. Francisco de Bormio habitae in Rhaetia cum quodam ministro haeretico, De la Roxhelf nuncupato, de Sanctissimo Eucharistiae Sacramento (1576). General definitor in 1581 and general commissary for the Swiss mission. Involved with the erection of the Altdorf friary, and subsequently the friaries of Stanz (1582) and Luzern (1585). He apparently was well-esteemed by Cardinal Borromeo.

manuscripts

Letters (written between May and August 1567): Milan Ambros. F. 110. Inf.

editions:

>> Acta Disputationis de Eucharistia (1576)?

literature

Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 619-620; Rainald Fischer, Die Gründung der Schweizer Kapuzinerprovinz(Fribourg, 1955), 37-89; DHGEXVIII, 704-705; R. Fischer, `Francis von Bormio', Fidelis, 68, 4 (1981), 15-35.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Bosco (Francesco Dal Bosco di Valdobbiadene/ Il Castagnaro, 1563-1640)

OFMCap. Lay friar from the Venice province. Entered the order in 1583. Long-term infirmarer and practical medicine and pharmacological specialist.

editions

La prattica dell'infermiero di Francesco Dal Bosco di Valdebiadene detto il Castagnaro, minorita capuccino, nella quale con osseruationi fondate nell'uso di moltissimi anni s'addottrina l'assistente e caritatiuo infermiere per ben conoscere e ne' casi repentini applicar li rimedij proportionati a' mali de suoi infermi. Con indice publicato uno delle osseruationi e l'altro delle cose notabili (Verona, 1654/Venice: per il Prodocimo, 1687)/La pratica dell'infermiero di Francesco Dal Bosco di Valdebiadene detto il castagnaro, minorità capuccino (Venice: Domenico Lovisa, 1702). The 1687 edition is accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 92; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 227; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 372; Umberto Tergolina-Ghislanzoni, 'Fra Francesco detto il 'Castagnaro' speziale infermiere', Le Venezie Francescane 3 (1934), 175-181G. Crisostomo da Cittadella, Biblioteca dei frati minori cappuccini della provincia di Venezia (1535-1939) (Padova, 1944), 282f; Lexicon Capuccinum, 639-640; Angelo D’Ambrosio, "Herbis non verbis redeunt in corpora vires'. I rimedi curativi nell’Italia del Seicento: Felice Passera da Bergamo e Francesco Dal Bosco di Valdobbiadene, speziali e infermieri cappuccini', Collectanea Franciscana 86:3-4 (2016), 669-705.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Caldarola (Francesco Piani da Caldarola, d. 1507) beatus

Observant friar. Born in Pian de'Bussi (Caldarola). Joined the order Francesco in the Colfano friary (Camporotondo di Fiastrone), studiued the arts, philosophy and theology and was ordained in or around 1449. Became a very active preacher along well-established Observant lines (anti-Jewish diatribes, anti-sodomy rhetorics, social peace rhetorics, propagation of passion devotion and devotion to the Virgin. He foiunded the confraternity of St. Maria del Monte in Colfano (compiled for this also the statutes), which focused on devotional and penitental practices and forms of practical charity, and also became responsible for the local Annunziata hospital >>

editions

Capitoli della Regola della Fraternità di Maria ss, del Monte, ed. Milzia de Santoni (Camerino, 1891)

literature

L. Tassi, Memorie relative al B. Francesco Piani da Caldarola, sacerdote M.O. della Provincia Picena (Fabriano, 1891); F. Feliziani, Il B. Francesco Piani da Caldarola (Camerino, 1934); G. Stacchiotti, Vita del B. Francesco da Caldarola (Tolentino, 1937); Bibliotheca Sanctorum, V, 1153-54; Lo scrigno di Caldarola. La Madonna del Monte. Il Beato Francesco. La confraternita, ed. Angelo Antonio Bittarelli (Tolentino, 1992); Viviana Grifi Cammilleri, Intorno alla vita del beato Francesco da Caldarola (Tolentino, 20070; Viviana Grifi Cammilleri, Intorno alla vita del beato Francesco da Caldarola (Tolentino, 2007).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Candia (early fifteenth century, doctor fertilis)

Lector of theology in Bologna (1405)

manuscripts

In I-IV Sent.>>?

literature

Wadding, Script., 79; Sbar., Suppl., I, 263; B. Pergamo, AFH, 27 (1934), 27.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Campobasso (Aragonensis, d. 1480?)

OFMObs. Spanish friar, active in Italy as preacher. > Author?

manuscripts

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literature

F. Gonzaga, De origine seraphicae religionis franciscanae ejusque progressibus (Rome, 1587), 433; Mariano da Firenze, Compendium Chronicarum, AFH 4 (1911), 325; Wadding, Annales XIV (Quaracchi, 1933), 78 (an. 1473), 244 (an. 1480) & Annales XV (Quaracchi, 1933), 449 (an. 1513); Bibliotheca Sanctorum V, 1051-1052; DHGE, XVIII, 682.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Cannobio (Mazzirono, c. 1490-1570)

OFM & OFMCap. Entered the Observants at the age of 22, but later switched to the Capuchins. Author of a Chronographia that was later used by Marco de Lisboa for his own chronicles on the Friars Minor. Other Capuchin historians seemingly have not used his work very much.

editions

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literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 93; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 263; Legendario Cappuccino V, 298-302; Valdemiro Bonari, I Cappuccini della Provincia milanese dalla sua fondazione, 2 Vols. (Crema: Tip. S. Pantaleone di Luigi Meleri, 1898) II, 28-29; Monumenta Historiae OFMCap III, 374-376; Lexicon Capuccinum, 621 (with some additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Cardenas (Francisco de Cárdenas/de Valencia, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscan missionary and historian, active in Latin America

literature

B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Carpegna (Francesco da Carpegna, d. 1741)

OFMCap

literature

Renato Raffaele Lupi, ‘Padre Francesco da Carpegna’, Voce Francescana 22 (2002),187-191, 202-204. 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Casaro (Francisco del Casar, fl. later 18th cent.)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province around 1776.

literature

AIA21 (1924), 319-320.

 

 

 

Franciscus de Castilia (Francisco del Castillo, fl. c. 1550)

OFM. Poet in the Cartagena province in 1558.

literature

AIA 36 (1933), 106; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) VII, 6635-6636; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 100 (no. 218; Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales’, Repertorio de historia de las ciencias eclesiásticas en España, VII Vols. (Salamanca: Universidad Pontificia, 1967-1979) III, 459(no. 95).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Castilia (Francisco de Castillo Velasco, fl. mid-seventeenth cent.)

OFM. Born in Madrid. Became a member of the Franciscan order in the Castilian province, where he advised the Inquisition and became lector in Alcalá (around 1641?). Produced a lengthy Scotist Sentences commentary and a treatise on the sacraments.

manuscripts

Tractatus de sacramentis in genere (1636): Madrid Bibl. Nac. 13744).

editions

Subtilissimi Scoti doctorum super tertium sententiarum librum, tomus I, De incarnatione Verbi divini, et praeservatione Virginis Mariae ab originali; Tomus II De tribus virtutibus theologicis fidei, spei et charitatis (Antwerp: Apud Petrum Bellerum, 1641). Available via Google Books.

Subtilissimi Scoti Doctorum super tertium sententiarum librum tomus secundus: de tribus virtutibus theologicis, fidei, spei, et charitatis (Antwerp: Apud Petrum Bellerum, 1641). Available via Google Books.

literature

DThCat II, 1835; AIA26 (1926), 179-180; AIA 15 (1955),254-255; Castro (1973), p. 554 (§ 553); José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) VII, no. 6637; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 101 (no. 221).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Cedrate (Francisco de Cedrate/Piantanida, d. ca. 1750)

OFMCap. Friar from the Milan province. Sculptor.

literature

Valdemiro Bonari, I Cappuccini della Provincia milanese dalla sua fondazione, 2 Vols. (Crema: Tip. S. Pantaleone di Luigi Meleri, 1898) II, 655-657; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 622 (with additional info).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Chambéry (François de Chambéry/Genand, d. 5 February 1634)

OFMCap. Born in Chambéry. Fulfilled legal functions in the Chambéry senate before joining the Capuchin order in 1595 (profession on 25 January 1596). Fulfilled several administrative posts within the order (guardian at Chambéry between 1602 and 1605; definitor for his province from 1609 onwards; provincial of the newly created Savoy province between 1614 and 1618). Renowned preacher, missionary and peace broker. Friend of Franciscus de Sales. Author of at least two works: an episcopal history and a work of religious exercises for Capuchin monks and nuns. He died in the monastery of Bellay in 1634

manuscripts

De Reverendissimis et Religiosissimis almae augustanae Salass. Ecclesiae Episcopis historiographica narratio: Saluces, Bibl. Dioc.>>??

editions

Regulares et Religiosae PP. Capuccinorum Exercitationes, in Quattuor Libros Distributae (Lyon: Ludovicus Muguet, 1634) [work of religious excercises,influenced by the teachings of Ignace of Loyola and Francis of Sales. The 1634 edition is accessible via Google Books].

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 93 & 94; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 373 & 388; Rosier St. François (1925), 112-115; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 622; Collectanea Franciscana, 30 (1960), 234ff; Dict de Spir, V, 1033-34; DHGE, XVIII, 712.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Conceptione (Francisco de la Concepción, d. 1733)

OFMDisc. Missionary from the San José province, active in China. Died in Manilla in 1733.

editions

L. Perez, 'Relacion del P. Francisco de la Concepcion, misionero de Cochinchina', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 10 (1917) 175-184.

literature

Severiano Alcobendas, ‘El P. Francisco de la Concepción, misionero de China (1696-1733)’, AIA 2 (1942), 307-355; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 116 (no. 320).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Conegliano (d. 1623)

OFMCap. After having become a widow and raising his children, he joined the Capuchins in the Venetian province in 1588. Once an ordained priest, he became guardian of Asolo (1599), and later of Ostiglia (1602), and Mantova (1604). In this period he became well-acquainted with the Mantova Gonzaga ducal family, for whom he also fulfilled diplomatic tasks. He was among the founders of the Tyrol province and, as an architect, he was involved with the building of several friaries in Tyrol and Bavaria, and he also fulfilled several additional stints as guardian in Innsbruck, Munich, Salzburg and Würzburg. He died in Munich in 1623. Several letters and other documents survive, especially concerning his ongoing contacts with the Gonzaga's. For more detailed information about his life and works, see especially the entry of Rotraut Becker in the Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani.

literature

Analecta OFMCap 3 (1887), 313-314; Agapit Hohenegger, Geschichte der Tirolischen Kapuziner-Ordensprovinz (1593-1893), 2 Vols. (Innsbruck : Wagner, 1913-1915) I, 85; Le Venezie francescane 4 (1935), 143, 195; Davide da Portogruaro, 'L'epistolario del P. Francesco da Conegliano con la famiglia Ducale di Mantova', Le Venezie francescane 5 (1936), 142-157, 195-204 & 6 (1937), 85-97; Lexicon Capuccinum, 622-623 (with some additional bibliographical references to older works); Rotraut Becker, 'Francesco da Conegliano', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 49 (1997) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-da-conegliano_(Dizionario-Biografico)/ ]

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Contarinis de Venetiis

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manuscripts

Speculum Perfectionis (Ital.): Naples Naz. XIII.D.130.

literature

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Franciscus de Cordoba (Francisco de Cordoba, d. after 1578)

OFMObs. Spanish friar from the Santiago province.

manuscripts/editions

Sermo Habitus Francofordiae in Solemnitate Omnium Sanctorum (Frankfurt a.M,1562): Paris NB D. 128572

Annotationes Catholicae in Religionis Articulos a Sectariis Controversos, Quibus Candidus Lector Dogmatum Dissidia haud Difficile Sedare Poterit(Vienna, 1567).

Libellus de Officio Praelatorum His Temporibus Necessario (Prague: Georgius Melantrichus ab Aventino, 1562).

Concideraciones Acerca de la Libertad del Concilio de Trento (May 1562). (Partly?) published in Revista Española de Teologia44 (1984), 532-537.

A number of smaller works (notably letters and ‘Considerations’ are listed in Castro (1996), 86f. Some of these have been edited in the Revista Española de Teologia 44 (1984), 532-550 and in Concilium Tridentinum XIII, 489-500, 656-660.

literature

Manuel de Castro y Castro, 'Francisco de Córdoba OFM censor de Trente', Revista Española de Teología 44:2-169 (1984), 515-551; Klaus Ganzer, ‘Ein unbequemer Reformer am Rande des Konzils von Trient: der Franziskaner Franziskus von Córdoba als Berater Ferdinands I’, in: Geschichtsdenken, Bildungsgeschichte, Wissenschaftsorganisation. Ausgewählte Aufsätze für Laetitia Boehm anläßlich ihres 65. Geburtstages, ed. G. Melville et.al. (Berlin, 1996), 437-474; Manuel de Castro y Castro, Escritores de la Provincia Franciscana de Santiago. Siglos XIII-XIX, Liceo Franciscano. Revista de Estudio e Investigacion XLVIII (2a Epoca): 145-147 (Santiago de Compostella, 1996), 85-87.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Cremona (= Franciscus de Aggregatis/ Ragatius ???, d. 1437)

Doctor of theology in Bologna, later bishop of Bergamo. Present at the council of Constance in 1414.

manuscripts

Conciones in Concilio Constantiniensi: >> Fabricius, II, 192f; Zawart, 292

Homiliae dominicales: >> Wadding, 92f [other opinion Fabricius, II,109]

literature

Wadding, Script, 77, 92; Sbar., Suppl, I, 257; B. Pergamo, AFH, 27 (1934), 35-36.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Elejondo (fl. mid 18th cent.)

OFM. From Mondragón? Scotist theologian, lector and provincial (1752-1755) in the Cantabria province. He published in collaboration with Juan Antonio de Ubillos in 1655 a Scotist Philosophia rationalis (San Sebastián, 1755) and a Philosophia transnaturalis

literature/editions

AIA2 (1942), 465-467.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Empoli/de Emporio (Francesco da Empoli/Francesco di San Simone da Pisa, fl. 1360)

Franciscan friar. Usury theorist. Unknown where and when he entered the order. It would seem that he taught at Oxford, probably sent there as a baccalaureus sententiarum by the general chapter of Marseille (1343). In any case still in Oxford in 1345, when the provincial chapter of his home province, held in Pisa, reserved funds for his continued stay at Oxford University [Archivio di Stato di Pisa, Fondo S. Francesco, n. 1, c. 6r.]. The De conformitate of Bartolomeo da Pisa even suggests that Francesco obtained the doctorate at Oxford. Francesco was in any case back in Italy in 1347, when he is mentioned as vicar in the Santa Croce friary of Florence, and on 28 May 1359 he was appointed professor of theology at the Studium Generale of Florence. One year later, in 1360, he was elected provincial minister of the Tuscany province, a position he held until 1367 and possibly again between 1369 and his death in Florence on 12 October 1370. Shortly after his return to Italy, Francesco became involved with a dispute about the nature and the legitimacy of interest for loans, public debt and loan insurances in the context of the creation of the Florentine Monte vecchio (1345/7), and he wrote an interesting scholastic treatise on these issues.

manuscripts

Quaestio super Materiam Montis Communitatis Florentiae/Determinatio de materia Montis: BAV, Vat. Lat.,4272 (14th cent.), ff. 128v-133v; BAV, Vat.Lat. 2660, ff. 267r-270v; Monteprandone, Biblioteca Comunale 39, ff. 187-190; Florence, Biblioteca Laurenziana, S. Croce, Plu. 31 dext., ff. 151-154 [the most complete and dependable MS]. Passages of the work of Francesco can also be gleaned from the works of various of his opponents in the debate (such as Lorenzo Ridolfi, Domenico Pantaleoni etc.). See for instance, Lorenzo Ridolfi, Tractatus universi iuris (Venice, 1586) VII, ff. 43v-44v; J. Kirshner, 'A note on the Authorship of Domenico Pantaleoni's Tract on the Monte Comune of Florence', Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum 43 (1973), 73-81 & J. Lechner, 'Kleine Beiträge zur Geschichte des englischen Franziskaner-Schrifttums im Mittelalter', Philosophisches Jarbuch der Görres-Gesellschaft 3 (1940), 379-382.

editions

Quaestio de Monte, ed. L. Armstrong, Mediaeval Studies 61 (1999), 28-44.

literature

M. Villani, Cronica (Florence, 1846) II, 295f & III, 106 [see also the new 1995 edition of this work by G. Porta]; Statuti della Università e Studio fiorentino dell'anno 1387, ed. A. Gherardi (Florence, 1881), passim; Bullarium Franciscanum VI (1902), no. 599; Bartolomeo da Pisa, De conformitate vitae b. Francisci ad vitam Iesu, Analecta franciscana, IV (Quaracchi: Ad Claras Aquas, 1906), 340; M. Bihl, 'Ordinationes Fr. Bernardi de Guasconibus ministri provincialis Tusciae pro bibliotheca conventus S. Crucis Florentiae a. 1356-1367', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 26 (1933), 147; E. Mancini, 'Un francescano empolese amico di Franco Sacchetti', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 16 (1923), 432; J.T. Noonan jr, The Scholastic Analysis of Usury (Cambridge, MA, 1957), 122, 204; A.B. Emden, A Biographical Register of the University of Oxford to A.D. 1500 (Oxford, 1959) III, 164; Cesare Cenci, 'Silloge di documenti francescani trascritti da P. Riccardo Pratesi', Studi Francescani 62 (1965), 390; Cesare Cenci, Fr. Guglielmo Centueri da Cremona, Trattato 'De iure Monarchiae' (Verona, 1967), 14f.; P.G. Pesce, 'La dottrina degli antichi moralisti circa la liceità del contratto di assicurazione', Assicurazione 33 (1966), 42f; A. Spicciani, 'Un dibattito teologico sulle 'prestanze' nella Firenze del secolo XIV', Aevum 49 (1975), 157-165 (an updated version in: Idem, Capitale e interesse tra mercatura e povertà nei teologi e canonisti dei secoli XIII-XV (Rome, 1990), 97-111); E. Spagnesi, 'Aspetti dell'assicurazione medievale', in: L'assicurazione in Italia fino all'Unità. Saggi storici in onore di E. Artom (Milan, 1975), 47-49; Julius Kirshner, 'Storm over the Monte comune: Genesis of the moral controversy over the public debt of Florence', Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum 53 (1983), 219-276; Julius Kirshner, ''Ubi est ille?' Franco Sacchetti on the Monte comune of Florence', Speculum 59 (1984), 556-584; M.W. Sheehan, 'The Religious Orders, 1220-1370', in: The History of the University of Oxford, ed. J.I. Catto, 3 Vols. (Oxford, 1984) I, 203; Julius Kirshner, 'Francesco da Empoli' in: Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 49 (1997), 729-731; Lawrin Armstrong, ‘The politics of usury in‘Trecento’ Florence: the ‘Quaestio de Monte’ of Francesco da Empoli’, Mediaeval Studies 61 (1999), 1-44; Etzkorn, IVF, 111; Mattia Fochesato, ‘Francesco da Empoli e Pietro Strozzi: un dibattito su usura e speculazione nella Firenze del Trecento’, Studi Francescani 109 (2012), 73-114.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Genua (Francesco da Genova/Francesco Neri/Di negro, 1573-1650)

OFMCap. Italian friar from Genua. After studies with the Jesuites in Rome, Francesco returned to Genua and entered the Capuchin order (noviciate and profession (15 may 1591) in the St. Barnabas convent). Ordained priest in the 1590s. Became a renowned preacher. Nominated apostolic preacher by Pope Urban VIII in 1624, a position he was to keep until 1638. He also became a consultant for teh Sacra Congregatio Concilii and the Sacra Congregatio Episcopum et Regularium. In the mean time, he became procurator general of the Capuchin order between 1625-1637, and general vicar (after the death of Girolamo da Narni on 13 September 1632) between September 1632 and May 1633. During his administrative service in the leading gremia of the Capuchin order, Francesco promoted the Italian translation of the Annales of Boverio, as well as the beatification of Lawrence of Brindisi. In 1638, Francesco returned to Genua, where he died on 22 April 1650 (S. Concezione convent). He left behind a range of theological works, most of which have not yet been printed or edited. The Sermone fatto nel giorno anniversario dell’unione della Serenissima Repubblica di Genova, printed in Genua (1608), is probably the work of the Capuchin friar Francesco Maria da Genova (d.1641).

manuscripts

Prediche dell'Avvento e della Quaresimafatta alla presenza di Urbano VIII :Genua, Capuchin Provincial Archives>>

Theologiae Moralis Breve Compendium addita Rethorica Ecclesiastica Distincta in IV Tractatus: Finalmarina, Biblioteca dei Capuccini>>

Declarationes Quarundam Difficultatum a Sacra Congregatione factae super Sacrum Concilium Tridentium: ...: Porto Maurizio Bibl. Munic.>>

editions

Sermone fatto nel giorno anniversario dell'unione della Serenissima Repubblica di Genova (Genua, 1608). [probably by his namesake Francesco Maria da Genova].

literature

Bullarium OFMCap I, 87-88 & II, 376-377; Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 97; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 289; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 412; F. Zaverio da S. Lorenzo, I cappuchini genovesi. Note biografiche (Genua,1912) I, 35-36, 230-231; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini II, 231-234; Francesco Saverio Molfino, I cappuccini genovesi, 35, 230, 363, 490; Mauro da Leonessa, Il predicatore Apostolico, 89-93; Lex.Cap., 624-625 (with some additional references); Collectanea Franciscana 25 (1955), 308-310; DHGE, XVIII, 718-9

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Franchis da Vietri di Potenza (Francesco de Franchis da Vietri di Potenza, d. 1666)

OFMCap. Born in 1602 in Vietri di Potenza. Entered the Capuchins in 1620. After he was ordained priest, he taught philosophy and theology to adolescent friars in the Lucania-Salerno province. He also fulfilled several administrative charges on the (sub-)provincial level. He helped establish a second friary at Vietri, where he died on 10 April 1666. Highly reputed preacher (known to have preached in Venice, Padua and Palermo). Also well-known exegete, notably because of his lengthy Osea commentary.

editions

Salvator mysticus, seu Hoseas enucleatus. Opus à rev. patre Francisco de' Franchis /Commentaria litteralia, et moralia in Hoseam, ed. Paolo da Rivello, 3 Vols. (typis Francisci Sauij, 1643-1651). This commentary, published after Francesco’s death by his pupil Paolo da Rivello, is not complete, yet contains no less than 2000 pages of spiritual exegesis. Available via Google Books and via Archive.org [https://archive.org/details/bub_gb_ipRVzZHXAwoC].

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap,93; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 269; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 387, 446; Alessandro M. da Serino, ‘Il P. Francesco de Franchis e il suo 'Salvator mysticus’, L’Italia francescana 15 (1940), 29-39, 101-110, 159-168, 299-309; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 641; DHGE, XVIII, 772; Frederic Raurell, ‘Lo studio e l’esegesi della Sacra Scrittura. Francesco de Franchis da Vietri di Potenza, un originale commento al libro di Oseo’, in: I frati minori cappuccini in Basilicata e nel Salernitano, 409-443.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Guerra (Francisco de Guerra, d. 1658)

OFM. Member of the Concepción province. Bishop of Cádiz and Placencia.

literature

AIA 26 (1926), 199-201; AIA 15 (1955), 308-310; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) XI, nos. 2716-2718; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 124 (no. 387).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Herrera (Francisco de Herrera/de Burgos, Burgos 1551-Piacenza 1609)

OFM. Spanish Observant friar, born in Burgos. Joined the order in the St. Jacob/Santiago de Compostella province. Known as Scotist commentator/lector at the San Francisco convent of Salamanca between 1583 and 1600. Thereafter general procurator and general secretary of his order in Rome. Died at Piacenza (Italy). Wrote several theological disputations and commentaries, as well as a small Dilucidatio on the most important theological questions dealt with in the Sentences and in (Scotist) Sentences commentaries.

editions

Disputationes theologicae et commentaria in primum et secundum librum Sententiarum subtilis doctoris Scoti. Per fratrem Franciscum de Herrera (...), II Vols. (Salamanca: Andreas Renaut, 1589-1595/1600). Various editions available via Google Books.

Manuale theologicum et resolutissima dilucidatio principalium quaestionum quae communiter in quatuor libris Sententiarum disputantur (Rome, 1607; Barcelona: Sebastoanus Matheuad; Rome: Guglielmus Facionus, 1610; Paris, 1616; Lyon: Hieronymus de la Garde, 1642; Venice, 1644). Various editions available via Google Books.

literature

D. Savall, ‘La interpretación escotista en la provincia de Santiago. Fr. Francisco de Herrera y el pecado de los angeles’, El Eco franciscano 56 (Santiago de Compostella, 1939), 448-459; I. Vázquez, O.F.M., ‘Fr. Francisco de Herrera, OFM, y sus votos en la controversia de auxiliis’, Verdad y vida 23 (1965), 271-318; AIA 28 (1968), 177; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 127 (no. 412); DSpirVII, 369-370;

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Hevia (Francisco de Hevia/Francisco Eicia, fl. first half sixteenth cent.)

Spanish friar from the Santiago de Compostella province. Probably born at Hevia (Asturia province). Entered the Franciscan order in the Santiago province, where he embarcked on a career as a preacher. He died in 1553. In the course of his life, he published several works, such as a Libro llamado thesoro de ángeles, an Espejo del alma, a Confessionario, and a Praeparatio mortis.

editions

Libro llamado tesoro de los ángeles (Astorga, 1547) [Copy in British Library: C.57.c.18]; Thesaurus Angelorum in quo plura habentur praedicatoribus et confessoribus utilia (Astorga, 1547). Seems to be an ars praedicandi of some kind.

Praeparatio mortis(Alcalá, 1558) [This work seems hard to find. It figures on the 1559 Catholic index of F. de Valdés and on that of Trente. For more information concerning the whereabouts of this work, see Isaías Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles (1500-1700)’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias eclesiasticas en España 3 (siglos xiii-xvi)(Salamanca, 1971), 480.]

Espejo del Alma(Valladolid: Francisco Fernández de Córdoba, 1550) [This text, written for awide audience of lower clerics and educated lay people probably can be regarded as Francisco Hevia’s main work. It consists of four parts of treatises [‘En elprimero se escriben las cosas del ánima, según que puese ser considerada por sí sola. En el segundo se escriben las cosas della, en cuanto es ayuntada al cuerpo (del pecado original y de lo que con él perdió el hombre; de lo que ganacon el bautismo, de los arrobamientos de algunas almas, de la caridad, vida delalma, de los sacramentos regla del ánima, de la caridad para sí proprio y a Dios). En el tercero se escriben otras cosas della, en cuanto es apartada el ánima del cuerpo. En el cuarto se declaran otras cosas, en cuanto será tornado en la resurrección final a su propio cuerpo.’], respectively dealing with 1.) the soul as such (creatio ex nihilo, its excellence, powers, immortality, and the way in which it differs from angelic being), 2). the relationship between soul and body before and after the fall (maintaining that the prelapsarian relationship can be restored, as can be shown with the example of saints, and that Christ and his mother were not blemished by original sin), 3). the nature of death and the judgment after death (a (rather anti-millenarian) part that also contains information on purgatory and hell, the usefulness of intercessory prayers for the dead (even for those in hell)), and 4). the nature of and relationship between individual judgment (after one’s death) and the final judgment at the end of time (after the return of Elia and Henoch and the second coming of Christ). The work is rather traditional, and frequently refers to Scotus to underscore his doctrinal points.]

Confessionario y breve información para toda persona que desea saberse confesar con brevedad.Unknown when it was published for the first time (but probably after 1550, as the Espejo del Alma is mentioned in it). It is repeatedly printed among the works of Louis de Granada, for instance in the latter’s Quarta parte de la contemplación (Saragossa, 1558), ff. 86-103, and also in several Italian translations of Louis de Granada’s works. [The Confessionarioamounts to a confession manual in seven chapters for the use of priests and confessors. Aside from the habitual adhortations, the work insists that parish priests teach their penitents the practice of penance as a proper exmination of their conscience. It urges that penitents choose the same confessor over time, and that confession should at least take place at Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and at the major feasts of the Virgin Mary.]

Libro llamado Itinerario de la oración donde se declara muy copiosa y provechosamente la santísima oración del Pater Noster, hecho y copilado por el padre fray Francisco de Evia, predicador de la orden de los menores de la provincia de Sanctiago de Obsercancia (Medina del Campo: Guillermo Millis, 1553). An Italian version was prepared by Julio Constantino Recanatensi (Venice, 1581). A modern edition appeared as: Francisco de Hevia, Itinerario de la oración, ed. Manuel de Castro (Madrid-Salamanca: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 1981).

literature

Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 267; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana (Madrid, 1732) I, 380, 393; H. Reusch, Der Index der verbotenen Bücher (Bonn, 1883) I, 310; Archivo Ibero-Americano 27 (1927), 74-82; Harry Caplan & Henry H. King, ‘Latin Tractates on Preaching: A Book-List’, The Harvard Theological Review 42:3 (Jul., 1949), 190-191; Bibliotheca Catholica Neerlandica Impressa (Den Haag,1954), nos. 3982, 4146, 4265, 4568, 4863; DSpir IV, 1173; DHGEXXIV, 331-332; Manuel de Castro, ‘Hevia’, DSpir VII, 433-434; ; Isaías Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles (1500-1700)’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias eclesiasticas en España 3 (siglos xiii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1971), 479-480; Manuel de Castro,‘Bibliografía de las bibliografías franciscanas’, AIA 41 (1981), 36-37.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Hita (Francisco de Hita, fl. c. 1630)

OFM. Spanish friar from Madrid. Preacher in the Castilia province.

literature

AIA28 (1968), 197-198; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) XI,no. 4983; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 128 (no. 420).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Hollandia (Franciscus Burgh/Albertus Burgh, 1650-1708)

Son of a wealthy Amsterdam family. Studied in Leyden. Contacts with Spinoza and Dutch cartesians (Prof. Theod. Cranen). After studies he undertook an `educative' journey to Italy. There he converted to Catholicism, influenced by the examples of Bonaventura Barcinone OFM and Martinus Harney OP. Returned once more to The Netherlands to announce his change of faith. Thereafter departure to Brussels, where he entered the friars minor. Career in the order, a.o. teacher of philosophy and theology in Italy, and adversary of Spinozist thought. For info in life and works, see Emmen & Israel.

editions

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literature

A. Emmen, ‘P. Franciscus de Hollandia, O.F.M. (1650-1708), in saeculo Albertus Burgh’, AFH 37 (1944), 202-306; A. Emmen, `P. Franciscus de Hollandia, O.F.M. Nova documenta bibliographica', AFH, 37 (1944), 202-306 [also published as a small monograph in 1947]; Archief voor de geschiedenis van de Katholieke Kerk in Nederland 22-24 (1982), 230; Jonathan I. Israel, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Making of Modernity 1650-1750 (Oxford: OUP, 2001), passim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Pontislongi (Francesco Pontelonghi da Faenza, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Member of the Faenza friary. Enrolled in the Collegium S. Bonaventurae in 1628. Was regent lector in Parma, Cesena, Florence, and Padua. Visitator studium in the Marches province. Scotist theologian in opposition to Bartolomeo Mastri. He died in Bologna on 23 Octover 1680 on his way to a chapter meeting in Ferrara.

editions

Disputationes Logicales ad mentem subtilissimi Scoti in quibus cum scotistis, et aliis doctoribus, quos Meldulensis, et Catanensis sequuntur, praecipue disputatur (Bologna: Giacomo Monti, 1647).

Disputationes Philosophiae pars primae (Udine: Niccolò Schiratti, 1653).

Responsiones ad ea quae hucusque contra doctrinam Patris Pontelongi a P. Rubeo de Lugo adducta sunt (Imola, 1657/Forlì: Cimat & Saporet, 1660).

Disputationes Philosophiae pars secunda (Padua: Giovanni Battista Pasquati, 1662).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 245-251; Marco Forlivesi, Scotistarum princeps: Bartolomeo Mastri (1602-1673) e il suo tempo (Padua: Centro Studi Antoniani, 2002), 104, 175, 245f, 266.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Quaresmius (Francisco Quaresmio, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Italian Observant friar. He entered the Observant Franciscan convent of Mantua at a young age. Followed studies of arts, philosophy, theology ad canon law in the schools of the order. Afterwards, he held positions such as guardian, custos, and provincial minister. He travelled to the Middle East in 1616, to become guardian at Aleppo (1616-1618). And later he was appointed apostolic commissary for the Eastern provinces (1618-1619). After a five year stint back in Western Europe between 1620 and 1625, he went back to Jerusalem in 1625. Between 1627 and 1629 he served as papal commissary at Aleppo, reporting back to Rome on the state of the Eastern churches in 1629. He later travelled through both Western Europe and the Middle East to return to Italy, to Milan, to become guardian of the Sant’Angelo friary. Near the end of his life, between 1645-1648, he was general definitor and general procurator for his order, to die in Milan on October 25, 1650. He was known for his theological works on the Holy Land, which was partly based on the works of Gretser. In these works he was rather belligerent and called for a crusade.

editions

Historica Theologica et Moralis Terrae Sanctae Elucidatio, 8 Vols. (Antwerp: Plantin press (Balthasar Moretus), 1639). See also: Francesco Quaresmio, Elucidatio Terrae Sanctae, ed. Sabino de Sandoli (Jerusalem: Franciscan Printing Press, 1989).

Deprecatio, addressed to Philip IV.

literature

Girolamo Golubovich, 'Franciscus Quaresmius', The Catholic Encyclopedia XII, ed. Charles G. Herbermann et al. (New York: The Encyclopedia Press, 1913); Rehav Rubin, 'Quaresmius’s Novae Ierosolymae et Locorum Circumiacentium Accurata Imago (1639): An Image of the Holy City and its Message', in: Visual Constructs of Jerusalem, ed. Bianca Kuhnel, Galit Noga-Banai, and Hanna Vorholt (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014), 277-284; Zur Shalev, Sacred Words and Worlds: Geography, Religion, and Scholarship, 1550-1700 (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 121-139; Marianne Petra Ritsema van Eck, Custodians of Sacred Space: Constructing the Franciscan Holy Land through texts and sacri monti (ca. 1480-1650), PhD Thesis, University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 2017), passim.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Regis (Franciscus de Koning/François Le Rois, d. 1544)

Belgian/Flemish Franciscan from Nijvel/Nivelles. Took his profession in the Flemish Recollect custody and went to Paris for his education. After his studies, he returned to Nijvel, where he became guardian of the local friary, which had just joined the Observance (OFM). Franciscus’s preaching drew the attention of King Charles V, who made him his personal preacher. Several of his work were printed, although there seems to be some confusion concerning the attribution of texts to several homologous authors, including a François Le Rois who was a member of the order of Fontevraud.

editions

Le dialogue de consolation entre lame et la raison (Paris, 1499 ; rééd. 1527 et 1537), printed as the work ‘par ung religieux de la réformation de l'ordre de Fontevrault.’ Unclear whether the ascription to the Franciscan Franciscus Regis is correct.

Le livre de la femme forte et vertueuse declaratif du cantique de salomon es proverbes au chapitre qui se commence: Mulierem fortem quis inveniet ..(Paris: Gilles Couteau, pour François Regnault, 1501/ Paris: Jean Petit, 1517). Printed as the work ‘par ung religieux de la réformation de l'ordre de Fontevrault.’ Unclear whether the ascription to the Franciscan Franciscus Regis is correct.

Le mireur de Pénitence... (Paris, 1507). Printed as the work ‘par ung religieux de la réformation de l'ordre de Fontevrault.’ Unclear whether the ascription to the Franciscan Franciscus Regis is correct.

literature

J.-Fr. Foppens, Bibliotheca Belgica (Brussels, 1739) I, 307; J.-M. Quérard, Les supercheries littéraires dévoilées, 3rd Edition (Paris, 1869-70) III, 387-388; Servatius Dirks, Histoire littéraire et bibliographique des frères mineurs de l’Observance de S. François en Belgique (Antwerp, 1886), 72; Biographie Nationale de Belgique XI, 902-903; Dict. Theol. Cath. IX, 448-449; DHGE XXXI, 968.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Jerez (Francisco de Jerez, 1613-1684)

OFMCap. Member of the Andalusia province. Entered the order around the age of 20. Active as lector, three- times provincial minister, and two-times general definitor (elected in 1667 and 1671). Respected preacher, also at the court of Philip IV of Spain. Would have inspired the Spanish painter Murillo to produce several religious paintings. He died in Madrid in 1684. A text book of philosophy and sermons have been published.

editions

Sacra praeletio pro primitiis philosophici cursus exornandis, pro exitandis in litterarum studium religiosorum iuuenum animis, pro Logicae, et Philosophiae laudibus commêdandis, et denique pro debito diuinae sapientiae ornamento(...) (Granada: apud Antonium Renè et Lazcano, 1642). Accessible via the Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de cervantes [http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/obra/sacra-praeletio-pro-primitiis-philosophici-cursus-exornandis-pro-exitandis-in-litterarum-studium-religiosorum-iuuenum-animis-pro-logicae-et-philosophiae-laudibus-commedandis-et-denique-pro-debito-diuinae-sapientiae-ornamento/ ]

Sermones?

literature

Bullarium OFMCap V, 375; Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca OFMCap, 102; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 448; Ambrosio de Valencina, Reseña historica de la provincia capuchina de Andalucía y varones ilustres en ciencia y virtud que han florecido en ella desde su fundación hasta el presente, 5 Vols. (Sevilla: Imp. de la Divina Pastora, 1906-1908) IV, 181-201; Lexicon Capuccinum, 625-626.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de la Lanza (Francisco de la Lanza fl. eighteenth cent.)

OFM. Spanish Scotist theologian. Together with Bartolomeo Sarmentero, he wrote a Cursus Theologiae.

editions

Cursus theologiae scholasticae in via...Joannis Duns Scoti : de cursus per quatuor ejusdem sententiarum libros (Valladolid: Ex Typographia Athanesii, et Gregori Figueroa, sumptibus Didaci Ochoa de Hondategui, 1746-1750). This work is partially available via Google Books.

literature

AIA2 (1942), 455-462; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 136 (no. 480).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus dell'Aquila (Francesco dell'Aquila/Vastarini/Francesco Ficetola, 1566-1641)

OFMCap. Born in l'Aquila in 1566. Was a studious youth but also a talented swordsman. After the death of his mother, he decided to join the Capuchins, and became a member of the Abruzzo province. Took the habit in 1587. Active as lector, definitor and provincial minister. Also a renowned preacher, all the way up to the court of Pope Urban VIII. The Duke of Osuna praised him publicly and offered him the episcopal see of Pozzuoli, whereas the Grand Duke of Tuscany offered him the episcopal see of Fiesole. He declined in both instances. Involved with the erection of a new Capuchin monastery in l'Aquila ca. 1606-1610. Traveled as a legate on behalf of the King of Sicily to the Island of Malta in 1614. He died in l'Aquila in 1641.

manuscripts

Sermones/Conciones

editions

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vitae

Pompeo Vastarini, Istorici racconti della vita del P. Francesco Vastarini della città dell'Aquila (...)?

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 91; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 361; Filippo, I Cappuccini Abruzzesi, 39; Paolino da Bagno, 'Un cappuccino abruzzese Ambasciatore a Malta', Italia Francescana 8 (1933), 517-529; L'Abruzzo Francescano (1933), 39, 61, 80, 106 & (1935), 161, 197; Lexicon Capuccinum, 609-610; DHGE,XVIII, 682>>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de la Rovere (Franciscus da Savona/della Rovere/Pope Sixtus IV, 1414- 12 August 1484)

Born at Celle, Near Savona (Liguria); son of clothmerchants. Entered the Franciscan order at an early age. Studied philosophy and theology at Padua and elsewhere (see: Cenci!). Became master of theology and quickly made career in the order. He attracted the attention of Cardinal Bessarion (cardinal-protector of the Franciscan order) and became his confessor around 1459. Became procurator general for the order & vicar for the Italian provinces. Drew the attention of Pope Pius II with a quaestio on the blood of Christ and was elected minister general of the order in 1464. In 1467 he was made Cardinal of San Pietro in Vincoli. After the death of Pope Paul II, he was elected Pope in August 1471. His Papacy was characterised by attempts to organise the defense against the Turcs and by severe nepotism. His desire to favour his family and to aggrandize the papal states lead to a series of wars with Florence, Naples and Venice. Sixtus spent a lot of money on rebuilding Rome. He initiated the Capitoline Museum, expanded the Vatican library, and was a generous patron of humanist learning and the arts.

manuscripts

Tractatus de Futuris Contingentibus cum Glossis Petri de Rivo super Eundem: Vat. Lat. 4865 ff. 47ra-57r; Vat. Lat. 4865 (15th cent.) ff. 47ra-57

Opinio de Immaculate Conceptione: Naples Naz. VIII.A.11 ff. 88a-92d

De Laudibus Castitatis>>

Litterae:>>

editions

Exhortatio ad Omnes Principes (Rome, 1481) [call for a crusade against the Turcs]

`Lettere autografe di Francesco della Rovere da Savona, min. Gen. 1464-9 e cardinale 1467-71', AFH, 28 (1935), 198-234.

De Sanguine Christi (Rome: J.P. de Lignamine, 1471)

De Potentia Dei….

De Conceptione Beatae Mariae Virginis

Tractatus de Futuris Contingentibus, ed. Baudry, in: La querelle des Futurs Contingents, (Louvain, 1465-1475) (Paris, 1950), pp. 113-125. [See also Chris Schabel, `Peter de Rivo and the Quarrel over Future Contingents at Louvain: New Evidence and New Perspectives (part II)', Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale, 7 (1996), 369-382.

literature

Wadding Scriptores 211-212; Sbaralea Supplementum III, 104-1106; Hain, 14796-14800; C. Sericoli, Immaculata B.M. Virginis Conceptio Iuxta Sixti IV Constitutiones, Bibliotheca Mariana Medii Aevi V (Sibenic & Rome, 1945); Zawart, 293; Egmond Lee, Sixtus IV and Men of Letters (Rome, 1978); L. di Fonzo, ‘Sisto IV. Carriera scolastica e integrazioni bibliografiche’, Miscellanea Franciscana 86 (1986), 278-302; Sisto IV. Le arti a Roma nel primo Rinascimento. Atti del Convegno internazionale di studi. Roma, Sala dei Cento Giorni, Palazzo della Cancelleria Apostolica, Refettorio del Salviati, ex-convento di San Salvatore in Lauro, 23-25 ottobre 1997, ed. Fabio Benzi et al. (Roma, Edizioni dell’Associazione Culturale Shakespeare and Company 2, 2000); Kate Lowe, ‘Franciscan and Papal Patronage at the Clarissan Convent of San Cosimato in Trastevere, 1440-1560’, Papers of the British School at Rome 68 (2000), 217-239; Isidoro Liberale Gatti, ‘‘Singolaris eius inaudita doctrina’: la formazione intellettuale e francescana di Sisto IV e suoi rapporti con gli ambienti culturali’, in: Sisto IV, 21-32; Filippo Rotolo, ‘Il P.MoFrancesco della Rovere (Sisto IV) in Sicilia. Vicende del Francescanesimo (1425-1484)’, Miscellanea Francescana102 (2002), 707-757 [check jaargang!]; Eugene E. Ryan, 'Francesco della Rovere e la questione della potenza divina', in: Lo stato e 'l valore: i Montefeltro e i Della Rovere; assensi e conflitti dell'Italia tra '400 e '600; atti del convegno, ed. Patrizia Castelli & Salvartore Geruzzi (Pisa, 2005), 85-92; Antonino Poppi, ‘Lo scotista Francesco Della Rovere (futuro Sisto IV) concorrente di Gaetano Thiene nello Studio di Padova (c. 1444-1449) (…)’, in: Atti e Memorie dell'Accademia Galileiana di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti in Padova già dei Ricovrati e Patavina, Parte III: Memorie della Classe di Scienze Morali, Lettere ed Arti 121 (2008-2009), 7-20; Francesca Niutta, 'Il salterio di Gioacchino de Gigantibus per Sisto IV alla Biblioteca Nazionale', Roma nel rinascimento (2009), 281-288; Vanna Torelli Vignali, 'Una bolla di Sisto IV e la badia di Fontana Taona', Bullettino Storico Pistoiese 111 (2009), 211-222; Fabio Benzi, 'Aspetti dell'arte a Roma sotto il pontificato di Sisto IV', in: La forma del Rinascimento: Donatello, Andrea Bregno, Michelangelo e la scultura a Roma nel Quattrocento, ed. Claudio Crescentini & Claudio M. Strinati (Soveria Mannelli (Catanzaro), 2010), 77-85; Maurizo Gattoni Da Camogli, Sisto IV, Innocenzo VIII e la geopolitica dello Stato pontificio, 1471-1492 (Rome, 2010); Carmela Massaro, 'Fiscalità pontificia e regno di Napoli nel secondo Quattrocento. Due registri di decime di Sisto IV', in: Scritti di storia medievale offerti a Maria Consiglia De Matteis, Berardo Pio (Spoleto, 2011), 337-380; Minou Schraven, 'Founding Rome anew: pope Sixtus IV and the foundation of Ponte Sisto, 1473', in: Early Modern Rome 1341-1667: proceedings of a conference held on May 13 - 15, 2010 in Rome, ed. Portia Prebys (Ferrara, 2011), 617-626; Gerardo De Simone, 'La Roma di Sisto IV', in: Il Medioevo. [4] Esplorazioni, commerci, utopie, ed. Umberto Eco (Milan, 2011), 627-630; Maurizio Gargano, 'Sisto IV: la città e l'architettura di un 'Pontifex Maximus", in: Roma e il papato nel Medioevo: studi in onore di Massimo Miglio, ed. Amadeo De Vincentiis, 2 Vols. (Rome, 2012) II, 183-190; Camilla Cavicchi, 'Osservazioni in margine sulla musica per l'immacolato concepimento della Vergine, al tempo di Sisto IV', L'Atelier du Centre de Recherches Historiques 10 (2012) [http://acrh.revues.org/4386]; Minou Schraven, 'Founding Rome anew: pope Sixtus IV and the foundation of ponte Sisto, 1473', in: Foundation, Dedication, and Consecration in Early Modern Europe, ed. Maarten Delbeke & Minou Schraven (Leiden: Brill, 2012), 129-151; Tobias Daniels, La congiura dei Pazzi: i documenti del conflitto fra Lorenzo de' Medici e Sisto IV: le bolle di scomunica, la "Florentina Synodus," e la "Dissentio" insorta tra la santità del papa e i fiorentini: edizione critica e commento (Florence, 2013); Flavia Cantatore, 'Sisto IV committente di architettura a Roma tra magnificenza e conflitto', in: Congiure e conflitti: l'affermazione della signoria pontificia su Roma nel Rinascimento: politica, economia e cultura: atti del convegno internazionale, Roma, 3-5 dicembre 2013, ed. Maria Chiabò (Rome, 2014), 313-338.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de las Navas (Francisco de las Navas, fl. 16th cent.)

Spanish Franciscan author from the Concepción province. Since 1538 active in latin America (traveled over with Juan de Gaona). Active in the Tecamachalco friary. Returned to Spain but came back to Mexico in 1573. Described in the work of Mendieta (II, 201) and in the catalogues of Beristain (IV, 20-21).

manuscripts

Calendario índico de los indios del mar océano, y de las partes de este nuevo mundo.

literature

Manuel de Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas americanas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del siglo XVI’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid; DEIMOS, 1988), 512; B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Lendinara (Francesco da Lendinara, d. after 1437)

Italian friar. Born at Rovigo as the son of the pharmacist Rinaldo da Lendinara di Rovigo. Entered the order in the Lendinara convent (1382). Ordained priest in 1392. Probably followed a lectorate course. Taught at the convents of Piacenza, Cesena, Ravenna, Vicenza, Ferrara, and Rovigo. Also active as guardian in Vicenza, Rovigo, Piove di Sacco, Lendinara, Venice, Padua and Montagnana. Subsequently custos of the Verona and Padua custody, as well as provincial vicar of the Venetian province (1421). In 1413, when Francesco was exiled temporarily from Venice by the urban authorities (between 1407 and 1415), he accompagnied Marquis Nicole III d’Este on a trip to the Holy Land. After 1437, when Francesco’s name is mentioned in a donation charter, he disappears from sight. He is known for his ‘autobiographical’ or rather historiographical notes, the Ricordi, which, among other things, contain interesting information on the Venetian province, the political history of Venice, and Francesco’s connections with artists, writers, and aristocratic figures.

manuscripts

Ricordi:Oxford, Bodl. Canonici Italiani, 210 ff. 100v-106v [probably an autograph manuscript. The beginnings and the end of the manuscript are missing. The notes cover the years 1382 to 1427

editions

Ricordi,edited in: Cesare Cenci, 'Fra' F. da L. e la storia della provincia di S. Antonio tra la fine del sec. XIV e l'inizio del sec. XV', Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 55 (1962), 103-192 (edition on pp. 114-139).

literature

G.S. Sbaraglia, Supplementum et castigatio (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 61; C. Cenci, `Fra Francesco da Lendinara e la storia dell provincia di S. Antonio tra la fine del s. XIV e l'inizio del s. XV', AFH 55 (1962), 103-192; C. Piana, ‘Lo studio di S. Francesco a Ferrara nel Quattrocento’, AFH, 61 (1968), 103, 113, 156; Cesare Cenci, 'Manoscritti e frati studiosi nella Biblioteca Antoniana di Padova', AFH 69 (1976), 513; L. Gargan, Cultura e arte nel Veneto al tempo del Petrarca (Padua, 1978), 253ff.; Paolo Vian, ‘Francesco da Lendinara’, DBI XLIX, 791-792 [with more information on his career. See http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-da-lendinara_(Dizionario-Biografico)/].

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Delgado (Francisco Delgado, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFM. Preacher in the Granada province.

literature

AIA 37 (1934), 558-559; AIA 15 (1955), 267; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografíade la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) IX, nos. 2441-2444, 6154-6155; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 107 (no. 259).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Lutra (de Kaiserslautern, d. ca. 1326)

Defender of the spirituals. Fled the Spyer convent on 18 October 1320, and publicly nailed a declaration defending his spiritual views on the cathedral doors (cf. AFH 39 (1946), 57-59). In this declaration, he also denounced the Franciscan order for its betrayal of the Franciscan poverty ideal and its persecution of the spiritual wing. He even argued that it was a mortal sin to provide the disgraced Franciscan order with alms. Franciscus fled to the bishop of Speyer, Emichus von Leiningen, who for some time refused to hand him over to order officials and to officials of Pope John XXII (cf. AFH 39 (1946), 59-62; Bullarium Franciscanum V, no. 421 & no. 459). Finally, in May 1322, the bishop gave in, whereupon Franciscus was imprisoned for several months, until he received permission by the minister general Michael Cesena to transfer to the Benedictines of Avignon (the monastery of St. Andreas de Villanova), a decision approved by Pope John XXII (BFV no. 514). However, Franciscus did not settle among this Benedictine community, but fled again and took refuge in the Rhine valley. He continued to write letters defending his views (cf. BF V no. 597) to the bishops of Cologne, Mainz, Trier, and Spyer (28 May 1324), to the provincial minister and custodians of the Strasbourg province (27 June 1324), and to the guardian of the Regensburg convent (8 January 1326). After January 1326, he disappears from view.

manuscripts

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editions

Declaratio & Litterae: AFH 39 (1946), 38-62

literature

K. Eubel, Geschichte der Oberdeutschen (Straßburger) Minoritenprovinz(Würtzburg, 1886), 46, 267; Angelo Mercati, `Contra Franciscum de Lutra Apostatam',AFH 39 (1946), 38-62; F. Bock, `Politik und kanonischer Prozess zur Zeit Joh. XXII', Zeitschrift für Bayerische Landesgeschichte, 22 (1959), 1-12; LThK, IV (1960),239-40.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Macedo (Francisco de Macedo/Francisco Macedo/Franciscus a Santo Augustino Macedo, fl. 17th cent.)

Born in the late 16th century. He first joined the Jesuits in 1610, but left that order in 1638. He subsequently joined the Discalced Augustinians, but left those for the Observant Franciscans in 1648 (San Antonio province). Took part in the Jansenist controversy.. Professor in Coïmbra. He was involved with the political life in Portugal (alliance wuth the Braganza house), but Pope Alexander VII brought him to Rome, where he worked for a while in Collegio of the Officio de Propaganda Fidei and later taught at La Sapienza, combining this with a position as consultant for the Roman inquisition. Later, he worked in Venice, where he held public disputations in September 1667 on a wide variety of issues, ranging from exegesis and theology to history, literature, and law. This eventually earned him a professorship in moral philosophy at the University of Padua. He died in 1681. In the course of his life he wrote an astounding number of works, possibly as many as 130. In these, he touched on many philosophical and theological controversies (including Jansenism). Below are listed several of his works that reached the printing press.

editions

Jus succedendi in Lusitanae regnum dominae Catharinae, regis Emmanuelis ex Eduardo filio neptis, doctorum sub Henrico, Lusiatane rege ultimo conimbricens. sententiis confirmatum (...) Addita appendice de actu possidendi et jure postliminii (...) regis Joannis IV (Lisbon: S. Cramoisy, 1641).

Scrutinium divi Augustini (London, 1644; Paris, 1648; Munster, 1649).

Philippica Portuguesa contro la invectiva Castellana (...) (Lisbon: Antonio Alvarez, 1645). Available via Google Books.

Cortina divi Augustini(Paris, 1648).

Propugnaculum Lusitano-Gallicum contra calumnias Hispano-Belgicas (Paris, s.a.). Available via Google Books.

Mens Divinitus Inspirata Sanctissimo Patri Domino nostro Innocentii Papae X super Quinque Propositiones Cornelii Jansenii (...) (London: R. Norton, 1653/Louvain, 1655). Several editions available via Google Books.

Lituus Lusitanus Buccinae Anglicanae Thomae Angli, Canenti Occonens (London: R. Norton, 1654). Available via Google Books.

Tessera romana auctoritatis pontificiae adversus buccinam Thomae Angli, & Classicum Heterodoxorum (London: R. Norton, 1654), also in Roccaberti, Bibliotheca Maxima Pontifica (Rome, 1696) XII, 164-220. The 1654 edition is available via Google Books.

Vitae SS. Ioannis de Mattha, et Felicis de Valois, Fundatorum Ordinis SS. Trinitatis, Redemptionum Captivorum (...) (Rome: Angelo Bernabo de Vermi, 1660). Available via Google Books.

De clavibus Petri opus in IV. libros divisum (...) Additis tribus Controuersijs. 1. De haeresi & schismate. 2. De sacerdotio Christi. 3. De peccato originali (...) (Rome: Typis Philippi Mariae Mancini, 1660). Partially reprinted in Roccaberti, Bibliotheca Maxima Pontifica (Rome, 1696) XII, 113-37.

Controversiae selectae contra haereticos (Rome, 1663).

Scholae theologiæ positiuae ad doctrinam catholicorum & confutationem hæreticorum apertæ (...) (Rome: Ex typographia Philippi Mariae Mancini, 1664).

Assertor romanus adversus calumnias heterodoxorum Anglorum praesertim et Scotorum in academiis Oxoniensi, Cantabrigiensi et Aberdoniensi (Rome, 1667).

Pictvra Venetae Vrbis, Eivsqve Partivm in Tabulis Latinis, Coloribus Oratoriis expressa, & pigmentis Poeticis colorata (...) (Venice: Apud Cieras, 1670). Available via Google Books.

Collationes doctrinae S. Thomae et Scoti, cum differentiis inter utrumque (...) 3 Vols. (Padua: Petrus Maria Frambotti, 1671/1673/Apud Cadorinum, 1680/1685). Partially available via Google Books.

Disquisitio theologica de ritu azymi et fermentati (...) ( Venice, 1673/Verona, 1673 ('corrected' edition after the Venetian edition had been placed on the index on 21 June 1673)). Initially, the work had fulminated against Cardinal Giovanni Bona. Mabillon apparently wrote a refutation of this work. It seems that the Verona edition is available via Google Books.

Commentationes duae ecclesiasticae polemicae: altera pro Sancto Vincentio Lirinensi, & Sancto Hilario Arelatensi, & Monasterio Lirinae, Altera pro Sancto Augustino, & Aurelio, & atribus Africanis (...) (Verona: Ex Typografia Nova rubeana, 1674). Available via Google Books.

Myrothecium morale documentorum tredecim: qu[a]e sunt totidem lectiones super textum Aristotelis lib. 8 Ethicorum De amicitia: cum duplici pia appendicula & indice librorum (Ex typis Iacobi de Cadorinis, 1675).

Schema S. congregationis s. Officii (Padua, 1676).

Commentatio Polemica R.A.P. Francisci Macedo pro Vincentio Lerinensi adsversus Henricum de Noris, included as an appendix to: Bruno Neusser, Prodromus velitaris: in qvo, S. Avrel, Augustinus Hipponensis, Sanctissimi Galliarum Episcopi, Eminentissimi Cardinales Baronius, & Bellarminus, & centeni Societatis Scriptores vindicantur a calumniis, conviciis, imposturis quibus scatet opus tripartitum Henrici de Noris in Historian Pelagianam, de Quinta Synodo Oecumenica, & Vindicias Augustinianas (Mainz: Johann Petrus Zubrodt, 1676). Available via Google Books

Scholae theologicae positivae ad (...) confutationem haereticorum (Rome, 1696). Also included in Roccaberti, Bibliotheca Maxima Pontifica (Rome, 1696) XII, 221-248.

To be continued...

literature

Enrique Rivera de Ventosa, ‘Der Scotismus’,in: Die Philosophie des 17. Jahrhunderts,Band I/1, 376-383 (esp. 378-382); Eugeniusz Ziemann, ‘Macedo Francisco OFMObs’, Encyclopedia Katolicka XI, 672; Collectanea Franciscana Bibliographia franciscana 10 (1951-1952), nos.1630-1632 & 11 (1954-1957), nos. 2342-2343; L. Ceyssens, ‘François de Saint Agustin de Macedo. Son attitude au début du jansénisme’, AFH 49 (1956), 241-254; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 142 (no. 527).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Malines (Franciscus van Mechelen, fl. c. 1550)

Guardian of the Malines monastery.

editions

Epistola de Orbis Situ ac descriptione ad Archiepiscopum Panormitanum epistolas (Antwerp, 1565). Een `brief’ gericht aan een bisschop over het aards paradijs en het rijk van Johannes Presbiter

Tabula Regionum Septentrionalium (Antwerp, 1556).

literature

Dirks, 85; W. Schmitz, Het aandeel der minderbroeders, 106

 

 

 

 

Franciscus López de Solís (Francisco López de Solís, fl. mid 17th cent.)

Franciscan author, active in Latin America? I have not yet been able to find anything on this seventeenth-century friar. Is he to be identified with the sixteenth-century friar Francisco Lopez from Sevilla, who joined the order at the age of 17 at Xeres de la Frontera, and was subsequently sent to New Mexico as leader of a missionary group, and who became a missionary martyr? This sixteenth-century friar established himself at Puaray, in the middle of the Tiguez Indian territiry. When the soldiers accompanying him returned to Mexico, Francisco Lopez and other missionaries stayed behind. In the Spring of 1582 Lopez was killed by local Tigua Indians. Later, his remains were transferred to Sandia, where they became the object of a cult.

literature

B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim

 

 

 

 

Franciscus (Rubeus) de Marchia [Francesco Rossi, Francesco della Marca de Pignano, d'Appignano, de Esculo, d'Ascoli] (ca. 1290, Appignano d'Ascoli - after 1344) Doctor Succinctus/Praefulgidus

Born in Appignano del Tronto (AP), Italy, around 1290 and might have entered the order there. Possibly began his studies at Paris in 1310. Read the Sentences at the Paris Studium Generale ca. 1319-20 (sententiarius between Landulphus Caracciolo and Francis of Meyronnes). Master of theology in 1320. By 1321, he might have been at the court of Robert of Naples and attended the Franciscan general chapter of Perugia in 1322. Thereafter lector at the Avignon studium (1324). Provincial of the March of Ancona ca. 1327-32. His Sentences commentary has survived in many MSS in several reportationes. There also are MSS with his Quodlibeta and his commentaries on the Physics and Metaphysics of Aristotle. He was under the influence of Scotus and Peter Aureol, but can not be presented as a mere follower of their teachings. Between ca. 1324 and 1328, when he was lector at the Franciscan studium in Avignon, he chose the side of Michael of Cessena in the struggles on Franciscan ownership/poverty of Christ with John XXII, and he fled Avignon with Michael of Cesena, Bonegratia of Bergamo and Ockham in 1328. In 1329 expulsed from the order. Reconciliation in 1343 (cf. his Confessio).

manuscripts

Sententia et Compilatio super Libros Physicorum: Naples, Naz., XI.E.47, ff. 98-129 [=Abbreviatio Physicorum]; Vat. Ottob. Lat. 1816, ff. 30-49.

In Logicam et Physicam Aristotelis: Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Clm 5874.

Questiones super Metaphysicam [long version]: Bologna, Coll. Di Spagna ff. 48-102v; Paris, Mazarine 3490 ff.1-57; Munich, Bayer. Staatsbibl. Clm 5874 ?>>[In Logicam et Physicam Aristotelis]

Questiones super Metaphysicam [abbreviated]: Florence, Laurenz. Fesul. 161 ff. 63-73 (incomplete, see Doucet, AFH, 28 (1935); Vat. Lat. 3130 (14th cent.) ff. 29-36v. See also Padova Anton., 173 ff. 53v-55v, 59-60v; Vat. Lat. 4871 (14th cent.) f. 37 (see Lohr and also Doucet, AFH, 29 (1936), 404-5, and Etzkorn, IVF, 172).

In IV Sent. (dist. 1-15, incompl.): Vat. Lat 3092, (14th cent.) ff. 137ra-143vb & Vat. Lat. 4871 (14th cent.) ff. 100ra-101vb

In I. Sent.: Naples, Naz. VII.C.23 ff. 1-130; VII.C.27; Bologna, Coll. Hisp. S. Clemente, 45; Città del Vaticano BAV Ross. lat. 525; Città del Vaticano BAV Chig. B VII 113; Città del Vaticano BAV Lat. 1096 [in all at least 13 manuscripts]

In II-III Sent.: Naples VII.C.23 ff. 131-217

In I-III Sent: Madrid, Nac., 504, ff. 1-173v

In II Sent.: Madrid, Nac., 517 ff. 1a-35vb; Admont, Bibliothek der Benediktinerabtei, 178; Città del Vaticano, BAV, Barb. lat. 791; Città del Vaticana, Chigi lat. B VII 113; Città del Vaticano, BAV, Vat. lat. 946; Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale II. II. 182; Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibiothek, Fol. 334; Paris, Bibliotothèque nationale de France, lat. 3071; Rome,Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale Vittorio Emanuale II, 1007 (S. Bonav. 2); Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek, 532; Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 8872; Naples, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, VII. C. 23; Prague, Metropolitni Kapituly, 531 (C 99); Milan, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, O. 206, sup.; Citta del Vaticano, BAV, Vat.lat. 1096; Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 4826; Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, lat. 3072 & 15852 [in all at least 15 manuscripts for book II]

In IV Sent.: Madrid, Nac., 517 ff. 36a-70va

Quodlibet (ca. 1324-1328): MS Paris, BnF lat. 16110 ff. 125ra-146vb, with some individual questions in other mss: question 3 appears in BAV, Vat.lat. 6768 and versions of questions 4 and 6 appear in BAV, Vat.lat. 1085. See also the edition mentioned further down.

Contra Destitutionem Iacobi de Cathurco [on the visio beatifica polemic]: Vat. Lat. 4857 (14th cent.) & 14812 (see A. Maier, AFH, 63 (1970), 287f.)

Sermones (attributed): MS Rome, BAV, Lat. 3130 (in between questions of Francis’ Metaphysics commentary). See the edition of Nazzareno Mariani below.

Absolutio et Confessio Fratris Francisci de Esculo de Ordine Minorum:>>

>> to be continued

editions:

Improbatio contra libellum domini Iohannis, qui incipit `Quia vir reprobus',ed. N. Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 28 (Grottaferrata, 1993)

Sententia et Compilatio super Libros Physicorum Aristotelis, ed. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 30 (Rome-Grottaferrata: Editiones Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 1998).

Super Metaphysicam, see: Nazareno Mariani, ‘Il prologo alla ‘Metaphysica’ di Francesco della Marca’, in: Religioni e doctrinae. Miscellanea di studi offerti a Bernardino de Armellada in occasione del suo 80o compleanno, ed. Aleksander Horowski, Bibliotheca Seraphico-Capuccina, 89 (Rome: Istituto Storico del Cappuccini, 2009), 381-41 [with an edition of the Prologus in ‘Metaphysicam’, Ordo et distinctio scienciarum, pp. 400-411]. A new edition appeared as: Francesco della Marca, Quaestiones super Metaphysicam, ed. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 37 (Grottaferrata (Rome): Frati Editori di Quaracchi, 2012). An Italian translation of this edition appeared as: Questioni sulla Metafisica, trans. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 38 (Grottaferrata (Rome): Frati Editori di Quaracchi, 2012). Cf. review of this edition and this translation in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 477-480 & AFH 106:3-4 (2013), 637-640.

Francisci de Marchia sive de Esculo, OFM, Quodlibet cum quaestionibus selectis ex commentario in I et II librum sententiarum,ed. N. Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 28 (Grottaferrata, 1993); Francisci de Marchia sive de Esculo OFM, Quodlibet cum quastionibus selectis ex commentario in librum Sententiarum,ed. Nazareno Mariani OFM, Spicilegium Bonaventurienum XXIX (Rome, 1997). See the remarks by William Duba (2007), who questions the dating and the identification of Francis’ of Marchia’s Quodlibet.

Contestatio Libris papae Joh. XXII: Contestazione del libello del papa Giovanni XXII che comincia Poiché il temerario, trans. Nazzareno Mariani (Appignano del Tronto (AP): Centro Studi Francesco di Appignano del Tronto, 2001). [cf. review in Picenum Seraphicum 20 (2002), 238-240]

Other polemical writings: see BPhM, 33 (1991), 63.

In I Sent. Parts have been edited in: Francisci de Marchia sive de Esculo OFM, Quodlibet cum quastionibus selectis ex commentario in librum Sententiarum, ed. Nazareno Mariani OFM, Spicilegium Bonaventurienum XXIX (Rome, 1997). See on this the remarks of Chris Schabel in Picenum Seraphicum n.s. 19 (2000), 277-282; Other, partial editions are in print or in progress by Russ Friedman and Chris Schabel. The first distinctions have appeared in Picenum Seraphicum n.s. 18 (1999) and 19 (2000) [such as distinctions 35, 36 and 38 of In I Sent., edited inPicenum Seraphicum n.s. 18 (1999),69-95 & 19 (2000), 27-68.] The Quaestiones Praeambulae et Prologusof the Sentences commentary have been edited and discussed by Antonio Poppi in AFH97:3-4 (2004), 469-480. Since 2003, Nazareno Mariani has been working on a critical edition as well: Commentarius in IV Libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Quaestiones Praeambulae et Prologus, ed. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum,31 (Grottaferrata: Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 2003). Review in CF 75 (2005), 414-417; Commentarius in IV Libros Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. II-Distinctiones primi libri a prima ad decimam, ed. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 32 (Grottaferrata: Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventyrae ad Claras Aquas, 2006). See reviews in CF 76 (2006), 621-623; AFH 99 (2006), 634f. & AFH 100 (2007), 327-337 [Aleksander Horowski]; Francisci de Marchia sive de Esculo commentarius in IV libros sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Vol. III: Distinctiones primi libri ab undecima ad vigesimam octavam, ed. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 33 (Grottaferrata (Rome): Ed. Collegii S. Bonaventurae ad Claras Aquas, 2007). Review in Il Santo 47 (2007), 593 & in AFH 100 (2007), 511-551 [Giovanni Lauriola]; Commentarius in IV Libros sententiarum Petri Lombardi. Distinctiones primi libri a vigesima nona ad quadrigesimam octavam, ed. Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum 34 (Grottaferrata, 2009). See the review by Giovanni Lauriola in Collectanea Franciscana 81:1-2 (2011), 101-144. as well as the review in Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales 76 (2009), 409-414]. Nazareno has also started with an Italian translation of Francis of Marchia's Sentences commentary. The translation of the first book appeared as Francesco della Marca, Commento alle Sentenze. Libro I, distinzioni I-XLVIII, traduzione di Nazareno Mariani, Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, XXXII-XXXIII- XXXIV/A (Rome-Grottaferrata: Edizioni del Collegio S. Bonaventura – Quaracchi, 2016). Review in Collectanea Franciscana 87:1-2 (2017) 355-356.

In II Sent.: parts edited in Scheider, Die Kosmologie. See also: Francisci de Marchia: Reportatio IIA (Quaestiones in secundum librum Sententarium) qq.1-12, ed. Tiziana Suarez-Nani, William Duba, Emmanuel Babey, and G.J. Etzkorn, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, De Wulf-Mansion Centre, Series 3 - Francisci de Marchia Opera Philosophica et Theologica II, 1 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2008) [ cf. reviews in Collectanea Franciscana 79 (2009), 723-725; Il Santo 50 (2010), 186-188; Francisci de Marchia: Reportatio IIA (Quaestiones in secundum librum Sententarium) qq.13-27, ed. Tiziana Suarez-Nani, William Duba, Emmanuel Babey, and G.J. Etzkorn, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, De Wulf-Mansion Centre, Series 3 - Francisci de Marchia Opera Philosophica et Theologica II, 2 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2010); Francisci de Marchia: Reportatio IIA (Quaestiones in secundum librum Sententarium) qq. 28-49, ed. Tiziana Suarez-Nani, William Duba, Delphine Carron, and G.J. Etzkorn, Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, De Wulf-Mansion Centre, Series 3 - Francisci de Marchia Opera Philosophica et Theologica II, 3 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2012). See on this volume the review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 480-481. See also the fascinating article of William Duba, 'Rebuilding the Stemma: Understanding the Manuscript Tradition of Francis of Marchia's Commentaries on Book II of the Sentences', in: Durand of Saint-Pourçain and His Sentences Commentary. Historical, Philosophical, and Theological Issues, ed. Andreas Speer, Fiorella Retucci, Thomas Jeschke & Guy Guldentops (Louvain-Paris-Walpole, MA: Peeters, 2014), 119-169, which offers a reconstruction of the revision process of Francis de Marchia's text and how it can translate in the building of a stemma of the manuscript witnesses.

In IV Sent.: Question 23 has been edited in: William Duba, The Forge of Doctrine. The Academic Year 1330-31 and the Rise of Scotism at the University of Paris, Studia Sententiarum, 2 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017), Appendix H.

Absolutio et Confessio Fratris Francisci de Esculo de Ordine Minorum, ed. Eva Luise Wittneben, in: Picenum Seraphicumn.s. 19 (2000), 147-149.

Sermones (attributed), edited in: Nazzareno Mariani, ‘Due sermoni attribuiti a Francesco della Marca’, AFH 98 (2005), 571-595 (Description and edition of sermons from MS. Città del Vaticano, B.A.V., Vat.lat. 3130); Nazareno Mariani, ‘Sermone inedito di Francesco della Marca’, AFH 99 (2006), 213-250 [edition of: ‘Utrum nativitas Christi fuerit naturalis vel supernaturalis’]

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Andreas Speer, Fiorella Retucci, Thomas Jeschke & Guy Guldentops (Louvain-Paris-Walpole, MA: Peeters, 2014), 119-169; An evaluative review by Alice Lamy of the Atti del I Convegno Internazionale su Francesco d'Appignano from 2001 and four subsequent installments this conference can be found in Franciscan Studies 72 (2014), 513-523; William Duba, ‘Three Franciscan Metaphysicians after Scotus: Antonius Andreae, Francis of Marchia, and Nicholas Bonet’, in: A Companion to the Latin Medieval Commentaries on Aristotle's Metaphysics, ed. Fabrizio Amerini & Gabriele Galluzzo (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2014), 413-494.

With thanks to Prof.dr. Chris Schabel and dr. William Duba.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Marignano (Francesco da Marignano, fl. early 16th cent.)

Italian Observant friar. Guardian of the Varallo friary (succeeding Bernardino Caimi), after the construction of the famous copy of the holy places in Palestine. Possible author of the Li Misteri che sono supra el Monte de Varalle.

editions

Questi sono li Misteri che sono supra el Monte de Varalle (in una ‘‘Guida’’ poetica del 1514), ed. Stefania Stefani Perrone (Varallo: Società per la conservazione delle opera d’arte e dei monumenti in Valsesia, 1987).

literature

Alessandro Nova, ‘Popular’ Art in Renaissance Italy: Early Response to the Holy Mountain at Varallo, in: Reframing the Renaissance. Visual Culture in Europe and Latin America 1450-1650, ed. Claire Farago (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1995), 115.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Mazzara (Francesco da Mazzara, d. 1588)

OFMConv and later (since 1562) OFMCap. Theology professor in Palermo and Bologna, who later published his philosophy lectures. He died in 1588

editions

Praelectiones in libros Aristotelis, 3 Vols (1588).>>?

Praelectiones theologicae secundum doctrinam Scoti, 2 Vols. ?

literature

Melchior a Pobladura, Historia Generalis (..) Pars Prima, 230; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 288; Ch. Lohr, ‘Renaissance Latin Aristotle Commentaries: Authors L-M’, Renaissance Quarterly 31 (1978), 532-603 (574).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Mayronis [Francis de Meyronnes, `doctor illuminatus', `doctor acutus' or `Magister abstractionum'](1288 - ca. 1328, Piacenza)

Born in Meyronnes (Alpes de Haute-Provence). His family had close contacts with Charles I of Anjou (Count of the Provence). Became friar in the Digne convent (Provence province). Probably followed a lectorate course at the Paris studium (Fall 1304-July 1307), where he became acquainted with the theology of Scotus. After his lectorate studies, he taught the Sentences in various Franciscan studia of France and Italy, and for sometime was custodian of the Sisteron custody. Went up for his theology degree course and read the Sentences pro gradu magisterii at Paris 1320-21. The lengthy Sentences commentary deriving from these baccalaureate lecture have survived in various redactions. Francis completed the obligatory post-Sentential exercises (a.o. the Disputatio Collativa with Pierre Roger OSB (the future Clement VI), and quaestiones in which he defended mendicant rights and theological positions), and finished several other works (a.o. his commentaries on Augustine). In the summer of 1323, he became master of theology in Paris (with strong support of Pope John XXII and King Robert of Naples), where he proved himself to be an able and rather independent follower of Scotus. Meyronnes was in fact a member and possibly one of the leaders of a group of subtiles 'engaged in a common project to elaborate a doctrine inspired by Scotus' (Duba, 2014) [the title subtiles came from the Franciscan friar Himbert of Garda, who probably was Francis of Meyronnes' secretary]. Francis of Meyronnes differed from Scotus esp. in his speculations on the potentia absoluta of God. He defended, like Scotus, the distinctio formalis, the univocity of being, the haeccitas, the absolute predestination of Christ and the immaculate conception. During his regency, Francis also assisted Elzéar of Sabran at his deathbed (27 September 1323), and gave his funerary laudation. In Spring 1324, he was elected provincial minister of the Provence province, and went to the pontifical court at Avignon. At Avignon, he was active as a preacher (witness his Sermo de Indulgentiis and his Sermo de Eucharistia), and as a counsellor in the process against William of Ockham (cf. Mayronis’ Determinatio Paupertatis, which argues along the same lines as the position expressed by preacher-king Robert of Anjou). For his friend-protector Robert of Anjou, Francis wrote in this period several commentaries on Pseudo-Dyonisius and an additional series of Quaestiones. He also wrote a verdict on the Apocalypse commentary of Peter John Olivi in the context of the process against Olivi's works (Although I do not know about the whereabouts of that verdict, a lengthy reaction to it has just surfaced, namely the newly rediscovered Sexdequiloquium by John of Rupescissa/Jean de Roquetaillade). Later, Francis was sent on an ambassadorial mission in Gascoigne by pope John XXII. Francis of Mayronis died in Piacenza, between 1326 and 1328. He left behind a large literary legacy. Aside from his Sentences commentary, and several philosophical works (Treatises on Aristotelian logical, physical, and metaphysical issues), he composed Quodlibeta, Quaestiones super Pater Noster, a Tractatus de Octo Beatitudinibus, several ‘political’ and moral treatises (some of which defended a strong interpretation of papal plenitudo potestatis), and commentaries on, or rather florilegia of Augustine and Dionysius (not unlike Kilwardby?), such as the Flores ex Libris S. Augustini super Genesim. He also produced several series of sermons, at times on meditative, ascetical and contemplative issues (some are more and some less tied up with his high-brow speculative theology, but they became at the same time very popular exemplary sermon collections that can be found in many Franciscan libraries and that later also inspired the Observant preaching revival) and several Bible commentaries (he would have produced the so-called Annotationes postillarum in totam s.Scripturam; several MSS of his Apocalypse and Genesis commentaries have survived>>to be cont.). On the influence of Francis of Meyronnes on later Franciscan theologians and preachers, see André Duval,‘Meyronnes (François de)’, DSpir X,1159.

manuscripts

De Esse et Essencie (Vinculum, part of his Quodl.): Bologna, Coll. Di Spagna 47 ff. 349r-357v; Wroclaw, Bibl. Univ. B.1604.

Expositio in VIII Libros Physicorum Aristotelis: Düsseldorf, U. und Landesbibl. B. 173, f. 10-236v; Munich, Nat. Mus. 935 ff. 278-285

Passus super Universalia, Predicamenta et Perihermenias: a.o. Padua Scaff. 25 ff. 28-30v; Padua, Anton. 407& 427; Tarragona Bibl. Prov. 111 (188) nr. 36c, 34d, 16a; Uppsala, UB, C.627 (an. 1462-4) ff. 166-210 (Prologus); Fribourg Cordelier 43 ff. 211v-214r (for other mss see Lohr)

Moralia, sive Liber de Virtutibus: a.o. Cambridge, Univ. Dd. III. 47 ff. 185-237; Oxford, Merton Coll. 201; Naples Naz. VIII A.44 ff. 1r-124r(for other mss, see Lohr)

Quaestiones super III De Anima: Poznan, BU 1734 (XV) n. 4.

Tractatus de Identitate et Distinctione Predicamentorum: Munich, Clm. 18530b ff. 131v-142v; Fribourg Cordlier 43 ff. 214v-219v.

Tractatus de Intuitiva et Abstractiva Notitia: Vat. Lat. 3026 ff. 63-71vb (partial edition Etzkorn)

Questio de Differentia Specifica inter Notitiam Intuitivam et Abstractivam: Vat. Lat. 3026ff. 71va-vb

Tractatus de Modis Intrinsecis: Vat. Lat. 3026 ff. 72-74va; Fribourg Cordelier 43 ff. 220r-224v(Scriptum per Conrad Grütsch)

De Possibilitate Fruendi Essentia sine Personis: Vat. Lat. 3026 ff. 107ra-112vb

Tractatus de Primo Principio Complexo (several redactions): Florence, Naz. Conv. Soppr. A.3.641; Oxford Balliol College 70; Vat.Lat. 3052 ff. 1-34v; Vat.Lat. 4385 ff. 55-88v [De Principiis]; Naples Naz. VII.E.74 ff. 126r-153v; Erfurt Amplon. F.120 ff.70-73; Munich, Clm 18530b ff. 119-121v; Vat.Reg.Lat. 373 ff. 1-5. [last three mss contain abbrev. versions]

Tractatus de Secundis Intentionibus: Florence, Naz., Conv. Soppr. J.V.31 ff. 78v-81v; Madrid Escorial F. II. 8 ff. 86-88v; Padua Anton. Scaff. I, n. 25 (ad 1461) ff.28r-30v.

Tractatus de Signis Nature: Bologna Archig. Lat. 96 f. 80v; Erfurt Amplon. F.94 ff. 236-238; Oxford Bodl. Canon. Misc. 371 f. 236; Prague, Metr. Lat. 1439 ff. 1-10.

Tractatus de Transcendentibus: many mss, a.o. Padua Anton, 407 ff. 67-70; Naples Naz. VII.C.33 ff. 191ab; Fribourg, Cordelier 43 ff. 196-198 (inc: Circuivi mare et arida - quia quaedam transcendentia…) See the introduction of the edition of E.P. Bos

Tractatus de Univocatione Entis: Cambridge, Pembroke College 255 f. 216

Tractatus de Usu Terminorum: Copenhagen, Gl.Kgl.S.620; Oxford Bodl. Rawlinson C.21 f. 200; Vat.Lat. 4269 ff. 1-13v; Fribourg Cordelier 43 ff. 24v-27v

De Formalitatibus: Vat.Lat. 4269 (15th cent.) ff. 43-72v

In I-IV Sent.: a.o.Padua Anton. 134, 143, 154, 168, 195, 201, 204 (211), 206, 212, 294; PaduaBibl. Univ. 1258; Vienna, Österr. Nationalbibl. 4792 (an. 1449) (see for other mss Doucet and Roth)

Super Ium Sent.:Madrid, Nac., 70 (14th cent.); Paris, BN Lat., 3411 [=opus dictum conflatus]; Budapest, Országos Széchényi Könyvtar Lat. 454 (an. 1463), ff. 1ra-198rb; Vat.Lat. 4269 (15th cent.) ff. 78r-119v; St. Paschal's College, Box Hill, Australia, Unnumbered 213ff (15th cent.); Avignon, Bibl. Munic. 323 (an. 1453); Bologna, Coll. Hisp. S. Clemente 47 ff. 1r-342v [Piana, Antonianum, 17 (1942), 115]

Quodlibeta:>>?Fribourg Cordelier 43 ff. 204r-211r (inc: Utrum ens secundum eandem rationem formalem conveniat…); Tortosa, Biblioteca de la Catedral 96 f. 143va (prologue); Rome, BAV, Vat.lat. 900 ff. 87v-116r, containing 6 questions (different redaction); Rome, BAV, Vat.lat. 901 f. 1ra & 4vb (questions 1 & 9). Duba (2007), 613-619. seems to suggest that two authentic quodlibeta of Alnwick survive, each of which have come down to us in multiple redactions. The relationship between the two series is complicated. One of the redactions made it to the printing press: it was printed several times in combination with Francis of Meyronnes’ Sentences commentary, most commonly available in the Venice 1520 edition. This version goes back to quodlibets held during Advent 1323 or Lent 1324, and several questions of this redaction can MSS Tortosa, Biblioteca de la Catedral 96 f. 143va (prologue); BAV, Vat.lat. 901 f. 1ra & 4vb (questions 1 & 9). The other redaction of Meyronnes’s Quodlibet apparently has its best witness in MS Rome, BAV, Vat.lat. 900 ff. 87v-116r.

De Iuramento et Periuro:Padua Bibl. Univ. 1159 (sec. XV)

De Verbo Divino: Vat.Lat. 3092 ff. 100ra-101rb

Sermones: a.o.Naples, Naz. V.H.144 & V.H.220; Padua, Anton. 453 (163) (see also Cenci, Napoli,I, 257f & 273f); Padua Anton. Mss 221; 393; 439; ff. 6-14v; 453; 459; 484ff. 173v-242v; 500 & 503; Augsburg, UB, Cod. II.1.2° 50 (ca. 1450)ff.131-142 [De BMV]; Augsburg, UB, Cod. II.1.2° 86 (15th cent.) ff. 189r-191rb [In Assumptione BMV]; Colmar, Bibl. Publ. 190 ff. 191-197; Wolfenbüttel Herzo gAugust Bibl. Novi 960, ff. 1r-62rb (14th cent.); Vat. Palat. Lat. 451; Vienna, Österr. Landesbibl. 3746; Munich Clm 8982 ff. 157r-162r, Clm 7594, Clm 8825, Clm 8974, Clm 3592 ff. 158-171v etc. [sermons and treatises on the Holy Spirit, charity, grace, mercy, temptation, contrition, sins, virginity, the celebration of Mass etc.]

Sermones de Sanctis et Sermones Dominicales: a.o. Bologna, Coll. Hisp. S. Clem., 54 ff. 21ra-116vb; Frankfurt a. M. Dominikanerkloster 93 (14th cent.); Lüneb. Ratsbücherei 2°, 55 ff. 111ra-193rb [see also W. Lampen, `Trois sermons de François de Meyronnes sur la stigmatisation...', La France Franciscaine, s. II, 10 (1927), 338-397. For more manuscripts of Meyronnes’ sermons, see Roßmann (1972), 69ff.

Sermo in Natale S. Joh. Baptistae: Padua Bibl Univ. 1907 (sec. XV); Frankfurt a.M. Leonhardstift 12 ff. 19v-23v

Quaestiones super Pater Noster (MS Prague 450, ff. 118-126)

Tractatus de Octo Beatitudinibus (MS Braunschweig, 141, ff. 14-77)>> Is not by Francis of Meyronnes, but originates from the Lectura super Matthaeum of Christian von Hiddesdorf. Cf. L. Meier, Antonianum 14 (1939), 160.

Flores ex Libris S. Augustini super Genesim: Assisi, 96; Danzig, Stadtbibl. 1951; Hannover,Stadtbibl, 20.); Kraków, Jagell. 771 (mid 15th cent.) ff. 149-229; Vat.Lat. 4272 (14th cent.) ff. 20-59v; Lüneburg Ratsbücherei Theol. 2°, 30 ff. 1ra-68rb(15th cent)

Florilegium ex De Civ. Dei Augustini: Vat.Lat. 4272 ff. 20r-59v; Naples Naz. III.A.14 (Brancacciano) ff. 11r-50v; Madrid, Nac., 533 (14th cent.); Frankfurt a.M. Dominikanerkloster 70 ff. 2ra-107vb (15th cent.); Nürnberg Stadtbibl. Theol. Cent. I, 53 ff. 66r-99rb (15th cent.)

Flores Dionysii:Colmar, Bibl. du Consistoire 1950 ff. 95-118 (an. 1451)

Expositio de Summa Trinitate et Fide Catholica [=commentary on Book I, Chapter 1 & 2 of Gregory IX’s decretals, dealing with the confession of faith formulated at the Fourth Lateran Council. There are two versions of Francis’ commentary: a small one, which provides mere explanation of the text, and a largge one, which has a more theological character. The large version was composed ca. 1321-1322. This version also encapsulates the last version of Francis of Meyronnes’ Tractatus de Articulis Fidei.]: Cf. Roth, 34, 72f, 74-83, 103, 184f, 190ff, 373-396, 573; ; Stegmüller, RS I, n. 226 & 27; Doucet, Supplement, 29; Roßmann, (1972), 45-46; MS Munich, Clm 8345 ff. 196va-224rb [small version]; Frankfurt a.M., Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Praed. 93 ff. 121rb-155va.

Comm. in Pseudo-Dionysii Areopagitae: Lüneb. Ratsbücherei theol, 2°, 68 ff. 188ra-212rb (an. 1382); Lüneb. Ratsbücherei theol, 2°, 73 ff. 143r-190v

Tractatus de Principatu Temporali (sive: De Prelatura Dominii Spiritualis ad Dominium Temporale (ca. 1324)):>> seeRoßmann and the edition by Baethgen

Questio de Subiectione:>> see Rossmann?

Quaestio de Potestate Papae: BAV Lat. 3026 (15th cent.) ff. 92vb-95va

Quaestio utrum tendenti ad perfectionem necessaria sit abdicatio temporalium: MS Cambridge University Dd III 47 ff. 245-246

Quodlibet de Symbolo:BAV Lat. 900.

De Articulis Fidei: Naples, Naz. VIII.AA.17 ff. 149a-155 & XII.G.11 ff. 135-140; Vat.Lat. 4307ff. 30-35; Lüneburg Ratsbücherei Theol. 2°, 35 ff. 274va-279rb.

De Fide: BAV Lat.3026 ff. 74vb-92va [For other manuscripts and an initial analysis, see Roßmann,‘Quodlibeta’ (1972), 45-48.

De Celebratione Missarum: Naples, Naz. VII.E.17 ff. 1-10; VIII.A.23 ff. 83-90v

De Decem Preceptis:Naples Naz. XII.G.12 ff. 147r-; Vat.Lat. 4307 ff. 11-30. [probably closely related to the treatment of the Ten Commandments in Book III of Francis of Meyronnes’ Sentences commentary]

De Sanguine Christi>>?

In Passionem Christi: Munich Clm 8393 ff. 140ra-160rb

Tractatus de Virtutibus: This work, a mature work that reworks parts of Meyronnes’ arguments in his commentary on the Sentences, circulated widely. It has been discussed in Duba (2014). At least 27 manuscript witnesses have until now been found: Aarau, Aargauer Kantonsbibliothek, 93, ff. 66–136; Barcelona, Biblioteca Central, 655; Berlin, Staatsbib- liothek preussischer Kulturbesitz, Lat. fol. 40 (olim Elect. 984), ff. 394ra-419va; Bologna, Biblioteca Universitaria, 1487; Brugge, Openbare Bibliotheek, 226, ff. 85r–103v; Cambridge, Corpus Christi College Library, 164 IV (fragment); 230, ff. 73 seq.; Cambridge, University Library, Dd.3.47, ff. 185–237; Ff.3.23, ff. 174–195; Erlangen, Universitäts- bibliothek, 222 & 255, ff. 192va-200ra; Klosterneuburg, Stiftsbibliothek, 361, ff. 1–131; London, British Library, Royal 7 D V, f. 1; München, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, CLM 3726, ff. 239r-305v; CLM 8723, ff. 53r-75v; CLM 24828; München, Universitätsbibliothek, Bggb. Incun. 1166, ff. 249–290; Oxford, All Souls College Library, 85, ff. 134ra–168vb; Oxford, Merton College Library, 201, ff. 6r-71v; Napoli, Biblioteca Nazionale, VIII.A.44, ff. 1r–124r; VII.E.74, ff. 158–198; Padova, Biblioteca Antoniana, 393 & 503, ff. 2–44; Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Lat. 1010, ff. 116ra–123va; Tortosa, Archivo Capitular de la Catedral, 124, ff. 86–121; Città del Vaticano, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vat. Lat. 11504, ff. 202 seq.; Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, 1560, ff. 103r–128rb. Roth (1936) and Duba (2014) have indicated that the Tractatus de Virtutibus appears in a citation by the fifteenth-century Franciscan theologian Guillaume of Vaurillon (Guillelmus de Vorillon In I Sent., d. 10, a. 1).

Tractatus de Obedienta:MS Bologna Biblioteca Comunale A 1292 f. 99v ff.

Tractatus de Corpore Christi [=sermon held at the papal court of Avignon in 1324. On the various versions of this sermon/treatise and its manuscript copies, see Roßmann (1972), 58. The treatise was edited in the Sermonesde Laudibus Sanctorum (Venice, 1493) ff. 218rb-225rb.]

De Septem Peccatis Mortalis: Naples Naz. V.H.220 ff. 174a-186b.

Tractatus de Virtutibus [Separate treatise differing from his treatment of the virtues of his In III Sent.]: Cf. Roß, 225-236, 246, 580; Roßmann, (1972), 62.

>> Special ascetical and contemplative texts (that seem to differ from the more theological works dealing with comparable issues) have been listed in Roth 233ff (a.o. Tractatus de Contritione, Tractatus de Peccatis). He also published Francis of Meyronnes’ Tractatus de Contemplatione (actually a sermon. For the edition, see below) Not listed by Roth is MS Munich Clm 7594, which seem to contain some of François’ quaestions De Contemplatione (ff. 195r-197v); De Humilitate (ff. 197v-200v); De Gratia (ff. 200v-202v); De Misericordia (ff. 202v-203v); De Temptatione (ff. 203v-206r); De Contritione (ff. 206r-211v); De Articulis Fidei (ff. 211v-214r); and  De Virginitate (ff. 214r-215r). The same and additional ascetical texts are found in MS Munich Clm 8346 ff. 149vb-157va (De Contritione); MS Munich Clm 8988 ff. 217r-225v (De Contritione); Munich Clm 8346 ff. 240vb-244vb (Tractatus de Gratia); Brussels, Royal Library Cod. IV. 235 (cf. AFH 58 (1965), 187). The Tractatus de Vita Contemplativa edited by Roth (1941), is at least found in Munich Clm 8346 ff. 175vb-179vb; Munich Clm 8345 ff. 188ra-192vb; Munich Clm 8974 ff.16ra-20va; Munich, Univ. Bibl. Cod. Msc. 0 ff. 53v-57v; Munich Clm 7594 ff.195r-197v.

Comm. in Decretalem `Cum Marthae' (1319) Vat.Lat. 3026 (15th cent.) ff. 95vb-103rb; Tortosa, Chapter Library  69;Trier, Stadtbibliothek  586. [Commentary on the decretal ‘Cum Marthae’, dealing with the Mass, the Eucharistsacrament, and the Officium Divinum. Cf. Roßmann, Franziskanische Studien 54 (1972), 44]

De Distinctione Attributorum: BAV Vat.Lat. 3026 (15th cent.) ff. 103va-106vb, 113ra-114vb

Tractatus de Indulgentiis [sermon held on Vinculi Petri (August 1) at the papal court of Avignon]: For manuscript information, see Roßmann (1972), 59. See also Stuttgart Württemb. Landesbibl. HB I 22 ff. 209ra-219ra (15th cent.). The text was printed in the Sermones de Laudibus Sanctorum (Venice, 1493).

Ex Francisco Maronis in Ser. S. Gregorii: Frankfurt a.M., Dominikanerkloster 92, ff. 193r-194v(ca. 1500)

Determinatio de Opere Dominice Incarnationis: Frankfurt a.M. Leonardstift 12 ff. 2r-19v (ca. 1470)

Utrum sortilegi sint heretici reputandi, Paris, BN, lat. 3655, ff. 45v-47v. An edition with commentary is currently in preparation by Sylvain Piron and Alain Boureau. See also: Alain Boureau, Le pape et les sorciers. Une consultation de Jean XXII sur la magie en 1320 (Manuscrit B.A.V Borghese 348) (Rome, École française de Rome, 2004).

editions:

The Sentences Commentary of Francis of Meyronnes has survived in various redactions in at least 100 manuscripts. Cf. F. Stegmüller, Repertorium Commentariorum in Sententias Petri Lombardi, nos. 218-219; V. Doucet, ‘Commentaires sur les Sentences, supplément au Répertoire de M. Fréderic Stegmüller’, AFH 47 (1954), nos. 117-121; B. Roth, Franz von Mayronis, seine werke, seine Lehre vom Formalunterschied, 97-115; H. Roßmann, Die Sentenzenkommentare des Franz von Mayronis, 129-227; Fiorentino, Francesco di Meyronnes, 22ff. This is comparable with the manuscript reception of the Sentences of Scotus and shows the importance of Francis of Meyronnes as a late medieval theologian.

The commentary received a number of early editions, such as those prepared by Michele Manzolo, Nicholaus Kesler and Mauricio Ibernico: Franciscus de Mayronis, Scriptum super primum Sententiarum, per Michaelem Manzolum (Treviso, 1476/ Treviso, 1478). A Pdf of the 1476 edition of the Super primum sententiarum scriptum can be found on the URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n060073; Franciscus de Mayronis, Scriptum primi Sententiarum Conflatus intitultum, per Nicholam Kesler (Basel, 1489); Franciscus de Mayronis, In quattuor libros Sententiarum qui Conflatus nominantur. Per Mauritium Hibernicum (Venice, 1504-1507); Franciscus de Mayronis, In quattuor libros Sententiarum qui Conflatus nominantur profundissima scripta, una cum quaestionibus quodlibetalibus, formalitatibus, tractatu de primo principio, et de terminis theologicis. Que nunc primum de obscurissimo carcere in clarissam lucem educta, quam post ultimam Venetam conflatus et quolibetorum tantum impressionem, iterum ab eximio theologo Mauritio Hybernico maiori diligentia fuere recognita multisque marginalibus appostillis insignita. Revisis repertoriis, que omnia cognitu digna demonstrant, per Lucam Antonium de Giunta (Venice, 1519/ Venice, 1520/ /Reprint by Minerva, Frankfurt a.M., 1966). See now also: Franciscus de Mayronis, Conflatus. Kommentar zum ersten Buch der Sentenzen. Lateinisch-Deutsch, trans. Hannes Möhle & Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Herders Bibliothek de Philosophie des Mittelalters, 29 (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herder, 2013. Review in Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 107:1-2 (2014), 193-195.

Based on the incipit and explicit information and a further comparison of the text in a number of manuscripts and the above-mentioned early printed editions, Roßmann (expanding earlier analyses by Roth) and now Fiorentino have come to the conclusion that we are probably dealing with three different versions. Combining the results from their investigations from what we know about the established route of lectorate and degree studies in the Franciscan order by the early fourteenth century, (Cf. Roest, 2000, >>>) we might conclude that Francis of Meyronnes started commenting on the Sentences of Lombard after he had completed his lectorate studies at Paris under Scotus. During these years he would have been teaching in the provincial school network. After teaching logic and philosophy, he would have taught the  Sentences ‘pro exercitio’ in a provincial studium. This lead to a commentary known by its incipit in MS BAV Vat.Lat. 896 as ‘Ab Oriente’, which stays close to the teachings of Scotus and is clearly a ‘lectura’and not a polished work meant for publication. Subsequently, as a sententiarius ‘pro gradu’ at Paris, Francis continued to work on his Sentences commentary. This lead to an intermediate version that has come down to us in a reportatio known by its incipit in for instance MS BAV Lat. 894. as ‘Summa simplicitas’. This version served a basis for a further reworking of the text by the time that Francis had become master of theology, leading to a much more autonomous text that includes much of Francis’ insights based on his work on disputed and quodlibetal questions. This latter text can be regarded as a proper ordinatioapproved for publication by the chancellor of the university of paris and the Minister General of the Franciscan order is known by its incipit as the ‘Conflatus’. This last version has survived in a large number of manuscripts (sometimes with additional questions and materials, leading some modern scholars to assume the existence of a fourth redaction), such as MS Rome, Bibl. Ang., 419; MS Rome, Bibl. Naz., Fondo gesuitico 1026; Ms Naples, Bibl. Naz., VII.C.33, MS Capestrano, Bibl. Conv., 47 and the MSS Florence, Bibl. Naz., Conv. Sopp., A.9.730, B.4.1581 and D.1.1583. For more information on these particular manuscripts, see Fiorentino, 31-35.

The text of the Conflatus can be found in some of the early modern editions, for instance in the 1520 Venice edition prepared by Mauricio Ibernico: In quatuor libros Sententiarum, Quodlibeta, Tractatus formalitatum, De primo principio, Terminorum theologicalium declara- tiones, De univocatione (Venice, 1520). Beyond that, several questions on the immaculate collection, derived from Francis’ Sentences commentary, have been edited separately, together with some sermons on the same subject in P. Alva y Astorga, Monumenta Antiqua Seraphica pro Immaculata Conceptione (Louvain, 1664), 275-326.

Francis of Meyronne’s mature Sentences commentary has not yet received a modern scholarly edition based on the best available manuscript, yet a scholarly edition of  Distinctio 38, q. 1-4  of the Conflatus in Primum Librum Sententiarum I Sent. has been  provided by Francesco Fiorentino, first in Frate Francesco 89 (2005), 471-507 and subsequenly in the appendix to Fiorentino’s 2006 study (bases on the above-mentioned Capestrano, Rome, Florence and Naples manuscript (with MS Capestrano, Bibl. Conv., 47 as point of departure).

Passus super Universalia, Predicamenta et Perihermenias (Bologna, 1478) (see Hain 10536); Lerida 1485;Milan, 1489; Venice, 1489; Toulouse, 1490; Venice, 1517). An electronic version of  the 1489 and 1517 Venice editions can be found on the URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n059436The 1490 Toulouse edition apparently can be found on the URL http://bibliothek.uv.es/search*val/aMayer%2C+Henricus+/amayer+henricus/1,1,2,B/l962&FF=amayer+henricus&2,,2,0,-1Another 1490 edition of several of his Logicalia is to be found on URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n053143

In Isagogem Porphyrii>> Cf. Rossmann, Die Quodlibeta und verschiedene sonstige Schriften, 56-57.

Expositio in VIII Libros PhysicorumAristotelis (Ferrara, 1490; Venice, 1517). See also the use of this commentary in M. Silvagius, Lectura seu Expositio Brevis Memoriae Mandanda(Venice, 1542). An electronic version of the 1517 Venice edition can be found on URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n060338

Tractatus de Transcendentibus, ed. E.P. Bos (Leyden, 1996).

De Primo Principio Complexo, see: Tratado sobro o principado temporal, trans. José Antônio de Camargo Rodriguez de Souza, Veritas 47 (2002), 473-486 & Tractatus de Primo Principio Complexo (Venice, 1517 & 1520) See also above and the URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n060338

De Signis Naturae>>

De Usu Terminorum

De Ordine in Divinis

De Perfectionibus Simpliciter

De Relationibus

De Univocatione Entis

De Formalitatibus (probably compilation by later disciples). An electronic version of the Tractatus Formalitatum, taken from the 1519 edition can be found on URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n060338

An electronic version of the Tractatus de Univocatione Entis, De primo principio/De principio complexo, and the Terminorum theologicalium declarationes/De terminis theologicis taken from the 1517 Venice edition likewise can be found on URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n060338

A number of these philosophical texts above also found in some form in his Sentences commentary (esp. the prologue) or have been gathered from his various works by later generations of Franciscan scholars

Puncti Dionysii/Dicta Dionysii/ Flores Dionysii. Written on the request of King Robert of Naples, and dealing with De Mystica Theologia, De Theologica Hierarchia, De Angelica Hierarchia, De Divinis Nominibus and the Epistolae of Pseudo-Dionysius. Cf. Rossmann, Die Quodlibeta und verschiedene sonstige Schriften, 53-55. Parts of these commentaries on the work of Pseudo Dionysius have been edited by J. Barbet, ‘Le prologue’ (1954), 183-191 (see below). Other parts can be found in Guido Alliney, ‘Francesco di Meyronnes e lo pseudo-Dionigi. I Flores Dionysii sul primo capitolo del De mystica theologia’, in: Chemins de la pensée médiévale. Études offertes à Zénon Kaluza, ed. J.J.M. Bakker et al., FIDEM, Textes et Études du Moyen Âge, 20 (Turnhout, 2002), 255-288.

De Passione Christi>> not yet edited? Might date from Francis’time as biblicus/sententiarius

Comm in Decretalos>>

Credo>>Tractatus de Articulis Fidei, has been edited together with his Sermones de Laudibus Sanctorum (Venice, 1493/Basel, 1498)

Tractatus de Intuitiva et Abstractiva Notitia, ed. G.J. Etzkorn (partialed.), in: G.J. Etzkorn, `Franciscus de Mayronis: A Newly-Discovered Treatise on Intuitive and Abstractive Cognition', Franciscan Studies, 54 (1994-7), 15-50. See also G.J. Etzkorn & S.Dumont, BPhM, 33 (1991), 59

Tractatus de Esse Essentiae et Existentiae, ed. Stanislav Sousedik, in: Studia Neoaristotelica 2 (2005), 271-322.

François de Meyronnes - Pierre Roger, Disputatio Collativa (1320-21), ed. J. Barbet, Textes philosophiques du moyen âge 9 (Paris, 1961) (see Lohr, Traditio, 23 (1967), 409-10 & Idem, Commentateurs, 58-60; see also: F. Ruello, `La notion 'thomiste' de ratio in divinis' dans la Disputatio de François de Meyronnes et de Pierre Roger (1320-21)', RThAM, 32(1965), 54ff)

Quodlibeta. Francis’ Quodlibeta have survived in different redactions as well. The final redaction seems to have been recorded in MS BAV, Vat.Lat. 901 and was printed with the Sentences commentary in Venice in 1507, 1519 and 1520. See: In Libros Sententiarum, Quodlibeta, Tractatus formalitatum, De primo principio, Terminorum theologicalium declarationes, De univocatione, ed. Mauritius de Hibernia (Venice, 1519/Venice, 1520/ Reprint by Minerva, Frankfurt a.M., 1966). See also Roth (1936), Roßmann (1971 & 1972) & Duba (2007). The Quodlibeta are introduced by a Principium de Commendatione Sacrae Scripturae, and have their origin in the 'disputatio generalis' of 1323. They reflect the discussions that Francis as baccalaureus sententiarius and as formatus had with the sententiarii John of Prato OP, William of Ockham (sententiarius at Oxford between 1317-1319) and Peter Roger (Pietro Ruggero). On the basis of the 1520 Venice edition, prepared by Maurizio Ibernico, we can list the following questions:

1. Utrum articulus Trinitatis possit defendi a fidelibus contra phylosopicas impugnationes;

2. Utrum articulus Trinitatis sit demonstrabilis;

3. Utrum divina essentia sit in tribus personis beatissimae Trinitatis distincta;

4.Utrum Deus possit revelare suam essentiam alicui viatori abstractive

5. Utrum Deus possit revelare suam essentiam intuitive alicui viatori;

6. Utrumsit dare entia rationis pertinentia ad scientiam theologiae;

7. Utrum entia rationis sint necessaria;

8. Utrum esse essentiae creabilium quidditatum fuerit aeternum;

9. Utrum Christianus sufficienter in theologia instructus possit defendere articulos creationis contra adversarios veritatis quantumque peritos;

10. Utrum in Christi humanitate sit aliqua perfectior entitas eius anima rationale;

11. Utrum Principatus Regni Siciliae ex hoc sit nobilior quia subiectus Ecclesiae;

12. Utrum oboedientia sit nobilissima virtutum moralium;

13. Utrum tres personae beatissimae Trinitatis servent ordinem originis in creando, ita quod una divina persona primo producat creaturam secundum ordinem originis quam alia;

14. Utrum producat beatissima Trinitas creaturas in esse secundum quid, antequam producat eas in esse realis simpliciter;

15. Utrum emanatio creaturarum a Deo praesupponat emanationem personarum divinarum;

16. Utrum in eadem potentia operativa possint simul esse plures operationes.

Quodlibet 8 has received a modern edition in W.J. Courtenay, Capacity and Volition. A History of the Distinction of Absolute and Ordained Power(Pergamo, 1990), 126-129 (deals with Qdlb 8)) For these and other Quodlibeta, see also Roßmann (1972) & Duba (2007).

Sermones de Immaculata Conceptione. Some of these are edited in P. Alva y Astorga, Monumenta Antiqua Seraphica pro Immaculata Conceptione(Louvain, 1664), 275ff. Some others are edited in the work of J. Juric (1954 & 1956). Some extracts of his Marian sermon Audite Somnium Meum have been edited by A. Pompei (1955). Cf. Roßmann (1971).

Several of his questions and treatises on papal absolutism and related issues have been edited in P. de Lapparant, ‘L’Oeuvre politique de François de Meyronnes. Ses rapport avec celle de Dante’, Archives d’Histoire Doctrinale et Littéraire du Moyen Âge 15-17 (1940-1942), 5-151. De Monarchia Universali/De Principatu temporali has been edited by Friedrich Baethgen, 'Dante und Franz von Mayronis', Deutsches Archiv 15 (1959), 103-136.

Quaestio de Acceptatio Divina, ed. in Roßmann, Die Hierarchie der Welt (1972), 251-257. [Advice on the process against Ockham]

Explicatio Decalogi (Paris: Jodocus Badius, 1519). Cf. Roßmann, ‘Quodlibeta’ (1972), 44-45. Roßmann identifies two to three different printed versions. An URL ofthe 1498 Basel edition apparently can be found on the URL http://diglib.hab.de/inkunabeln/74-6-theol/start.htm

Tractatus de Vita Contemplativa, ed. by B. Roth, ‘Franz von Mayronis über das kontemplative Leben’, in: Kirchengeschichtliche Studien. Festschrift M. Bihl (Colmar, 1941), 114-144. [Predominantly directed to monks and clerics, and more particularly to Franciscan friars. Presents contemplation as an intrinsic aspect of the religious life. Contemplation is described as an ‘assistentia spiritualis qua assistit anima nostra Deo.’ It brings us to God. Follows closely Bonaventurean ideas: although intelligence and will both play an important part, the primacy of the will and its love is stressed. Meditation of Scripture, creation and the Passion of Christ as starting point for veritable contemplation.]

De Subjectione: J. António de Camargo Rodriguez de Souza (transl.), ` A hierocraciano `Quaestio de Subjectione' de frei Francisco de Meyronnes O.M.', in: Lógica e linguag em na Idade Média, ed. L. Alberto de Boni (Porto Alegre, 1995), 163-196. Might date from Francis’ time as biblicus/sententiarius.

De Obedientia (taken up again in his Quodlibet and found in MS Bologna, Bibl. Conv., A. 1292 ff. 99v-114r

Exegetical works

Postilla Evangeliorum>> not yet edited? Dates from his years as biblicus?

Exegetical commentaries on the works of Augustine, gathered in the Veritates de Civitate Dei Augustini (Cologne, 1475/Venice, 1489); Veritates de Civitate Dei & Veritates de Trinitate (Basel, 1505-1506/1515/Lyon, 1520). Most of these Veritates seem to date from 1321. They consist of paraphrases of and commentaries on sayings taken from various works by Augustine of Hippo, Francis’ favorite author, namely: De Civitate Dei, De Trinitate, De Religione, De Doctrina Christiana, Retractiones, De Diversis Quaestionibus, De Mirabilibus Sacrae Scripturae, Super Genesim, Contra Manicheos, Contra Adamantium, Super Matthaeum, Super Lucam, De Stoicis et Epicureis.

Determinatio Paupertatis Christi et Apostolorum condita a fr. Francisco de Mayronis eximio doctore sanctae theologiae ordinis fratrum minorum, tunc ministro Provinciae, quam condidit in Romanam Curiam apud Avegnonem dum de facto quaestio est incitata: MS Assisi, Bibl. Conv. 684, fol. 32vb-64vb.

Sermons

Francisci Maronis Doctoris Theologiae Illuminatissimi (...) Sermones de Sanctis(Basel, 1498)

Quadragesimale/Sermones de Tempore/Francisci Mayronis Aurei Doctoris Illuminati Sermones/Sermones ab adventu cum quadragesimali (Brussels, 1483 (extracts?)/Venice: Bernardinus de Rovaria, 1491/Cologne, 1490). Predominantly (university) sermons held at Paris. An English translation and an analysis of sermon 57 for the Saturday of the second week of Lent is provided in: Robert J. Karris, ‘Francis of Meyronnes’ sermon 57 on the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32)’, Franciscan Studies63 (2005), 131-158.

Sermones de laudibus Sanctorum et domenicales per totum annum cum aliquibus tractatibus (Venice: Pelegrinus de Pasqualibus, 1493/Basel, 1498)[also contains the Tractatus de Articulis Fidei, that is works on: Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Magnificat, Missus est, De S. Joanne Baptista, De Corpore Christi (a sermon held at Avignon on the feast of Corpus Christi), De Septem Donis Spiritus Sancti (ff. 225rb-226vb: ‘eine rein erbaulich-aszetische Schrift…’, Roßmann, (1972), 66, note 200), De Ultimo Iudicio, De Humilitate, De Poenitentia, De Ieiunio, Sermo de Indulgentiis (for St. Petrus in Vinculis)] Cf. Roßmann (1972). ), 45, 59-60 for manuscript info and the ascription of comparable works to Aldibrandinus de Tuscanella OP et. al.. An electronic copy of the 1493 Venice edition can be found on URL http://gallica.bnf.fr/scripts/ConsultationTout.exe?O=n060175and an electronic version of the 1498Basel edition can be found on URL http://diglib.hab.de/inkunabeln/74-6-theol/start.htm

Sermones de Stigmatis S. Francisci, ed. W. Lampen, La France Franciscaine 10 (1927), 371-397. Cf. also Roßmann, Die Hierarchie (1972), 12-13, 42-48; Roßmann (1976)passim

Postillae per Totum Annum et Sermones de Festis>> [Fabricius, II, 195-7;Wadding>>?; AFH, 2 p. 636& 4, p. 23]

Sermo de Assumptione, ed. in B. Roth, ‘Franz von Mayronis über das kontemplative Leben’, Kirchengeschichtliche Studien. Festschrift M. Bihl (Colmar, 1941).

Sermones variae (de Spirito Sancto, de caritate, de gratia, de misericordia, de tentatione, de corruptione, de peccato, de virginitate) found in MS Munich, Stadtbibl. Clm 7954.

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Martin Pickavé, Miscellanea Mediaevalia, 30 (Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2003), 304-319; Egbert Peter Bos, ‘Francis of Meyronnes on relation and transcendentals’, in: Die Logik des Transzendentalen: Festschrift für Jan A. Aertsen zum 65. Geburtstag, ed. Martin Pickavé, Miscellanea Mediaevalia, 30(Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2003), 320-336; Alfonso Maierù, “De primo principio complexo’ de François de Meyronnes. Logiques et théologie trinitaire au début du XIVe siècle’, in: Logik und Theologie. Das Organon im arabischen und im lateinischen Mittelalter, ed. D.Perler & U. Rudolph (Leiden: Brill, 2005), 401-428; Marie Barbu, ‘La formation universitaire et l’univers culturel de François de Meyronnes’, in: Formation intellectuelle et culture du clergé dans les territoires angevins (milieu du XIIIe-fin du XVe siècle), ed. Marie-Madeleine de Cevins & Jean-Michel Matz, Collection de l’Ecole Française de Rome, 349 (Rome: Ecole Française de Rome, 2005), 253-363; Robert J. Karris, ‘Francis of Meyronnes’ Sermon 57 on the Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15, 11-32)’, Franciscan Studies 63 (2005), 131-158; Francesco Fiorentino,‘Francisci de Maironis conflatus in primum librum Sententiarum. Distinctio 38’, Frate Francesco 89 (2005),471-507; Francesco Fiorentino. ‘Francesco di Meyronnes e la relazione tra la volontà divina e quella umana dopo Duns Scoto’, Franciscan Studies 63 (2005), 159-214; Marie Barbu, ‘La justice dans les écrits du franciscain et théologien François de Meyronnes’, in: La justice temporelle dans les territoires angevins aux XIIIe et XIVe siècles : théories et pratiques, ed. Jean-Paul Boyer, Anne Mailloux & Laure Verdon (Rome: École française de Rome, 2005), 83-93;

Albertus Magnus und die Anfänge der Aristoteles-Rezeption im lateinischen Mittelalter: von Richardus Rufus bis zu Franciscus de Mayronis, ed. Ludger Honnefelder (Münster, 2005); Francesco Fiorentino, ‘Durata e necessità temporale in Matteo d’Acquasparta, Francesco di Meyronnes, Gregogio da Rimini e Giovanni di Mirecourt’, Gregorianum 87 (2006), 597-622; Ludwig Hödl, ‘Der trinitätstheologische Relationssatz des Boethius in der Schule des Thomas von Aquin im 14. Jahrhundert’, Recherches de Théologie et de Philosophie Médiévales 73 (2006), 175-194; Girard J. Etzkorn, ‘Francis Mayronis on cognition: Abstractive and intuitive-abstractive’, in: Laudemus viros gloriosos: Essays in Honor of Armand Maurer, CSB (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007), 297-326; Stephen F. Brown, 'Francis of Meyronnes (ca. 1288-1328)', in: Historical Dictionary of Medieval Philosophy and Theology (2007), 111-112; Francesco Fiorentino, Francesco di Meyronnes, Libertà e contingenza nel pensiero tardo-medievale, Medioevo, 12 (Rome: Edizioni Antonianum, 2006) [cf.reviews in CF 77 (2007), 398-399; Wissenschaft & Weisheit 70 (2007), 319-321; AFH 100 (2007), 581-584, and the lengthy review in Franciscan Studies (2009) (see below).]; William O. Duba, ‘Continental Franciscan Quodlibeta after Scotus’, in: Theological Quodlibeta in the Middle Ages. The Fourteenth Century, ed. Chris Schabel (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2007), 613-619; Hannes Möhle, 'Franciscus de Mayronis und Cajetan im Streit um die Zerstörung der Metaphysik', in: New Essays on metaphysics as ‘Scientia transcendens’, Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Medieval Philosophy, ed. Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Textes et Études du Moyen Âge, 43 (Louvain-la-Neuve: Fédération internationale des instituts d'études médiévales, 2007), 283-301; Hannes Möhle, ‘Formalitas’ und ‘Modus intrinsecus’. Die Entwicklung der scotischen Metaphysik bei Franciscus de Mayronis, Beiträge dur Geschichte der Philosophie und Theologie des Mittelalters, Neue Folge, 70 (Münster: Aschendorff, 2007) [see review in Collectanea Franciscana 78 (2008), 393-397; Marilyn mcCord Adams, ‘The Metaphysics of the Trinity in Some Fourteenth-Century Franciscans’, Franciscan Studies 66 (2008), 101-168; Bert Roest, ‘Freedom and Contingency in the Sentences Commentary of Francis of Meyronnes’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 323-346; Alain Boureau, ‘La méthode critique en théologie scolastique. Le cas des commentaires des ‘Sentences; de Pierre Lombard (XIIIe-XIVe siècle)’, in: La méthode critique au Moyen Âge, ed. Mireille Chazan & Gilbert Dahan, Bibliothèque d’histoire culturelle du Moyen Âge, 3 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009), 167-180; Antonio Ciceri, ‘Riccardo di San Vittore e Francesco di Meyronnes nel codice Lonigo, convento di San Daniele, S 17 (Parte I)’, Frate Francesco 75 (2009), 341-383; Sylvain Piron, ‘La consultation demandée à François de Meyronnes sur la ‘Lectura super Apocalipsim’, Oliviana [digital journal] 3 (2009) [http://oliviana.revues.org/index330.html]; Roberto Lambertini, 'Diritto e potere nell'inchiesta di Giovanni XXII sulla povertà francescana: Enrico del Carretto e Francesco di Meyronnes', in: Il soggetto e la sua identità: mente e norma, Medioevo e modernità, ed. Luca Parisoli, Biblioteca dell'Officina di Studi Medievali, 12 (Palermo, 2010), 95-110; Laurent Cesalli, 'Objects and Relations in Correlational Theories of Intentionality.The Case of Franciscus de Mayronis', Quaestio 10 (2010), 267-284; William Owen Duba, 'Francis of Meyronnes', in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy. Philosophy between 500 and 1500 (2011), 364-366; Luca Parisoli, 'Francesco di Meyronnes nella tradizione scotista del volontarismo ontologico', in: Contingenza e libertà: teorie francescane del primo Trecento: atti del convegno internazionale, Macerata, 12-13 dicembre 2008, ed. Guido Alinney, Marina Fedeli & Alessandro Pertosa (Macerata, 2012), 113-150; William Duba, ‘Faith in Francis of Meyronnes’ Commentary on Book III of the Sentences and in the Tractatus de virtutibus’, in: Fides Virtus. The Virtue of Faith from the Twelfth to the Early Sixteenth Century, ed. Marco Forlivesi, Riccardi Quinto, Silvana Vecchio et al., Archa Verbi. Yearbook for the Study of Theology, Subsidia 12 (Münster: Aschendorff, 2014), 315-333; Maarten Hoenen, ‘Logical Education in Mendicant Convents. Francis of Mayronnes' Passus super Universalia et Praedicamenta Aristotelis’, in: Forme e oggetti della conoscenza nel XIV secolo: studi in ricordo di Maria Elena Reina, ed. Luca Bianchi & Chiara Crisciani, Micrologus' library, 61 (Florence: SISMEL-Edizione del Galluzzo, 2014), 106ff.; Pietro Delcorno, In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (ca. 1200-1550), PhD Thesis Radboud University (Nijmegen: Bookbuilders, 2015), 179-185 & passim; Damien Ruiz, ‘Le Médecin et le Théologien. Autour de saint Louis d'Anjou: les ‘deux François de Meyronnes’, Carthaginensia 31 (2015), 853-880.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Medina (Francisco de Medina, fl. later16th cent.)

Franciscan friar who according to older traditions traveled with nine fellow Franciscan missionaries to Mexico in 1542 and, seven years later (in 1549) would have taken part in an expedition to Peru. It is more probable that Francisco departed for New Spain in 1578 with 23 Franciscan friars. Thereafter, he is documented as a missionary stationed in the Tepepulco friary (Santo Evangelio province).

editions

Vida y milagros del glorioso san Agustín, doctor de la Iglesia, traducida en la lengua mejicana (Mexico: Diego López Dávalos, 1605).

literature

Manuel de Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas americanas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del siglo XVI’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid: DEIMOS, 1988), 517-518.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Menesis (Francisco de Meneses/Menezes/de Salamanca, fl. mid 1520s)

Franciscan friar from Salamanca, combining Scotist theological convictions with humanist philology. He worked in the 1520s with Francisco Castillo to prepare a collection of errors in the works of Erasmus [Cf. Allen, Ep. 2094], which did not earn him Erasmus’ sympathies, but did earn him the praises of Luis de Carvajal, one of Erasmus’ fiercest opponents. Franciscus de Menesis is also known for grammatical works.

editions

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Difficilium Accentuum Compendium a Francisco Menese minorita Hispano editum (Paris: R. Estienne, 1527); republished as: Brevis ac Dilucida Accentuum Collectio(Salamanca: J. de Junta, 1546).

literature

Bataillon, Erasmo y España, 219, 319, 729; Thomas B. Deutscher, ‘Francisco de Meneses’, in: Contemporaries of Erasmus, A Biographical Register II, 433.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Milano (Francesco da Milano/Arconi, 1530-1583)

OFMCap. Born as a member of the Arconi family. Joined the order in his adolescence and received a thorough theological education. Fulfilled stints as novice master, preacher and provincial minister (1568). He also was among the theologican-consultants at the Council of Trent. At the general chapter of 1581 he was elected general procurator. He died two year into this assignment in 1583. Mariologist.

editions

Volumen in quo doctissime tractat de Immunitate Virginis Deiparae ab omni peccati originalis macula?

Further works on the virgin Mary and the immaculate conception? To be continued.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap II, 305; Boverio, Annales II, 68-76; Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 96; Benedetto Palocci di Scandriglia, Frutti serafici , overo Laconismo delle vite dell'huomini più illustri in santità e dottrina de'Frati minori capuccini, dall'anno 1525 sino all'anno 1612 (1656), 183-185; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 408; Flores Seraphici II, 36-41; Sbarelea, Supplementum I, 288; Valdemiro Bonari, I Cappuccini della Provincia milanese dalla sua fondazione, 2 Vols. (Crema: Tip. S. Pantaleone di Luigi Meleri, 1898) II, 31-34; Analecta OFMCap 12 (1896), 151 (n. 12) & 21 (1905), 312; Eduard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana Ordinis FF. Min. Capuccinorum (1910), 26; Collectanea Franciscana 3 (1933), 576-578; Italia Francescana 19 (1944), 58; Lexicon Capuccinum, 628 (with some additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Mistretta (Francesco da Mistretta)

OFM. Franciscan missionary in Etiopia. Crucified and stoned to death at Debra Tabor, with his fellow friar Ludovico da Laurenzana, on 27 March 1668. Author?

editions/literature

Stefano Brancatelli, Il Signore ci conduce come madre. La missione etiopica di fra Francesco da Mistretta (Trapani: Il Pozzo di Giacobbe, 2012). Signalled AFH 106:3-4 (2013), 657-659. On mission in 17th cent. And documents!

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Moersa (fl. fifteenth cent.)

Author of a confession treatise that can be found in MS Göttingen, Bibl. Univ., Theol. 156 H (saec XV) ff. 231r-249r.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Mozzanica (Francesco da Mozzanica, fl. early sixteenth cent.)

OFMObs. Published in 1510, at Milan, the Brevissima introductione de done che se voleno ben confessare and possibly also a type of ars moriendi.

editions

Brevissima introductione de done che se voleno benconfessare (Milan: Im caxa de Alessandro Pellizzoni, 1510). [directed to the Marchesa Beatrice d’Avalos Trivulzio and the Contessa Paolo Gonzaga Trivulzio. It is a ‘confessione generale’ that lists all possible sins, but this is followed by an ‘interrogatorio’ geared to the problems and issues concerning typical issues of alleged female behaviour in the eyes of Observant preachers.]

In nomine Iesu. Questo si e una brevissima introductione; Ricordo di fare il transiti felice de la Morte (Milan: Alessandro Pelizono, 1510). Same work, or a separate ars moriendi?

literature

Anne Jacobson Schutte, Printed Italian Vernacular Religious Books, 1465-1550: A Finding List(Genève, 1983), 181; Roberto Rusconi, ‘‘Confessio generalis’ Opuscoli per la pratica penitenziale nei primi cinquante anni dalla introduzione della stampa’, in: I frati minori tra ‘400 e ‘500’, Atti del XII Convegno Internazionale Assisi, 18-19-20 ottobre 1984 (Assisi, 1986), 213-214; Daniel Bornstein, Medieval Christianity, A People's History of Christianity, 4 (Fortress Press, 2009), 219-220.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Neapoli (Francesco da Napoli/Philomarino/Filomarino, c. 1599-1683)

OFMCap. Descendant of the neapolitan Filomarino family. Joined the order at the age of 16 in 1615. Professor of Sacred Scripture and doctrinal theology, as well as preacher and order administrator. Three times provincial minister and consultant of the Inquisition of Naples. Refused an appointment to the episcopal see of Salerno by Urban VIII. Died in Naples in 1683. Known for his peculiar Praeclarissimo Mariae nomini tractatus de diuinis reuelationibus duo, in which he claimed to discern between real and false divine revelations.

editions

Praeclarissimo Mariae nomini tractatus de diuinis reuelationibus duo; Dicati. Quorum Prior Prophetias, Oracula, Inspirationes, Instinctus, Somnia, et id genus quamplurima continens, quae vera sint, quaevè Falsa ostendens, omnes Daemonum detegit Illusiones. Posterior vera septem spicas, seu septem discutit Propositiones, ad quas haec de Revelationibus Materia dirigitur, Superioribus, Theologis, Confessariis, & in via Spiritus degentibus perutiles (Naples: Hyacinth Passarus, 1675). Accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 106; Niccolo Toppi, Biblioteca Napoletana, et apparato a gli huomini illustri in lettere di Napoli (1678), 100; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 402; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 231; Bonaventura da Sorrento, Cappuccini della Provincia monastica di Napoli e Terra di Lavoro. Memorie storiche raccolte (1879), 41; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini III, 342-344; DThCat XII, 1375; Enciclopedia Cattolica V, 1343; Lexicon Capuccinum, 629.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Nieuwenhove (Frans van Nieuwenhoven/Niewenhovius/a Nova Curia, d. 1562)

Dutch friar from Dendermonde. Possibly born around 1502. According to Willot lector in theology in the Provincia Flandriae and subsequently guardian in Ghent, Bruges and Duinkerken (Dunkirque). According to the Necrologium Conventus Gandavensis lector in Bruges and Ghent, and later guardian in Ghent and Duinkerken. Well-known preacher in Flanders, as well as author of Sermones, Commentarii,as well as moral treatises and ascetical works. Almost none of these text were published, and it wpould same that most of them were disappeared by the late eighteenth century. According to Necrologium Conventus Gandavensis, he died in Ghent on 15 August, 1562, but it is unclear whether this date is completely correct. He was buried in the Franciscan friary.

manuscripts/editions

Two short Latin poems of Franciscus were included in 1538 in a sermon collection of Joannes Royaert: Royardus, Homiliae in omnes epistolas dominicales, pars hiemalis (Antwerp: J. Steels, 1538), f. 2v.

His Sermones, Commentarii,as well as moral treatises and ascetical works, gathered in three manuscript volumes, were apparently kept in the Franciscan friary in Ghent until the period of the French Revolution. Henricus Willot, who apparently consulted the volumes, has provided a Latin list of contents. It is unclear whether all works were in Latin to begin with: Priori tomo sermones in totius anni Dominicas continentur; Secundo tomo perdoctae atque Catholicae conciones in evangelia, quae annue proponi in Ecclesia solent, ad sanctorum memoriam, cum legendis quorumdam Sanctorum; Tomo tertio conciones in evangelia quadragesimalia, cum explicatione passionis Dominicae; Commentaria in epistolam ad Ephesios; Alterum quadragesimale de militia; Expositio in hymnum Angelicum Gloria in excelsis Deo; In hymnum Veni sancte Spiritus; Alius tractatus in orationem Dominicam; In Symbolum Apostolorum; Collationes quatuor ad Sacerdotes in primitiis; Tractatus de virginibus & viduis ex utroque testamento desumptus; Tractatus de visu & aspectu Dei; Sermones in professione Monachorum & Religiosorum; Tractatus de fructibus proposito themate Pauli, Fructus autem spiritus; Sermo de septem doloribus gloriosae Virginis Mariae; Tractatus vel potius aciomata de septem Ecclesiae notis sacris vel sacramentis in usum Iuvenum; Oeconomia Christiana in qua agit de societate conjugale, herili & externa; Expositio regulae Fratrum Minorum; Tractatus brevis de casibus reservatis Episcopis, a jure, consetudine & statutis Synodalibus saltem Tornacensibus.

literature

Henricus Willot, Athenae Orthodoxorum Sodalitii Franciscani (1598), 119-120; Dirks, Histoire litt. (1885), 86-87; H. Lippens (ed.), ‘Obituarium Gandavense’, FF 13 (1930), 243 (59); W. Schmitz, Het aandeel der minderbroeders, 106; De Troeyer, Bio-Bibliographia Neerlandica Saeculi XVI, I (1969), 159-160.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Orantes (Francisco de Orantes y Villena/Francisco Antonio de Orantes Vélez y Villena , 1516-1584)

OFM. Spanish friar. Confessor of Don Juan of Austria and bishop of Oviedo. Born at Cuéllar (Segovia) within an aristocratic family, as the son of Juan de Orantes y Villena y de María Vélez de Guevara. After going to a local school, he joined the order at the San Francisco friary of Valladolid on 13 August 1535 (Observant Inmaculada Concepción province). After his profession, he studied at the university of Alcalá and subsequently at Salamanca, where he worked under Alfonso de Castro. After finishing his studies, he became theology lector in Valladolid. In 1561, Juan/Cristóbal Fernándes de Valtodano, bishop of Palencia, sent Francisco as his representative to the Council of Trent. During his stay there, Francisco began writing his Locorum Catholicorum pro Romana fide adversus Calvini intitutiones. Back in Spain, Francisco became guardian of the Valladolid friary, and began to distinguish himself as a preacher. In 1575, he was elected provincial minister, but soon after, he had to leave office, as he was asked to become the confessor of the Prince Don Juan of Austria. Francisco moved to Madrid, to the Spanish court, and later followed Don Juan during his military/naval campaigns, including the battle of Lepanto, doubling his work as confessor with that of vicar general and general commissioner of the the Armada of the Levant. He also accompanied Don Juan to the Low Countries in 1576, and was present when Don Juan died near Namur (present-day Belgium) on 1 October 1578. He sent an account of the prince's death to Philip II. After his return to Spain, Francisco became a consultant of the inquisition in murcia, and a few years later the Spanish king proposed him for the episcopal see of Oviedo. he was nominated for this position on 6 Mach 1580, and he was consecrated on 15 May the same year. He died after three years in office on 12 October 1584.

manuscripts

Carta sobre la muerte del Sr. Don Juan de Austria: Madrid, Nac. 2058, ff.76-78v [Castro, Madrid, no. 114]

editions

Cf. Sociedad de Bibliófilos Españoles 34 (1899), 522-523

Oratio F. Francisci Orantii habita in sacra oecomenica Synodo Tridentina die celebrorum Sanctorum omnium, anno 1562 (Venice: Giordano Zileti, 1563). Available via Google Books.

Locorum Catholicorum pro Romana fide adversus Calvini intitutiones/Locorum Catholicorum pro orthodoxa ac veteri fide retinenda (..)intitutiones/Locorum Catholicorum tum sacrae Scripturae, tum etiam antiquorum patrump ro orthodoxa ac veteri fide retinenda, Libri Septem (Venice, 1563/Venice: Giordan Zileti, 1564/Paris: Chesnau, 1565/Paris: Fremy, 1565 & 1566/Rome, 1795 etc.). This multi-volume work attacks Calvinism, and was highly regarded in the later 16th century in Catholic circles. Several editions available via Google Books.

Epístola de Ecclesia (Cologne, 1580). Initially conceived during his sojourn in Germany and the Low Countries in and after 1576. In this work, he attacked the positions of Miguel Bayo.

literature

Manuel Risco, España sagrada: Theatro geographico-historico de la iglesia de España (...) (Madrid: A. Marin, 1795), 133-135; Fernando Domínguez, ‘Orantes (Horantius) y Villena, Francisco de’, LThK 3rd ed. VII, 1084. 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Oriente (Francisco de Oriente, ca. 1520-1611)

OFMObs. Born in Goa. Entered the Observant Franciscans in the custody of St. Thomas (later the province of St. Thomas). Studied in Portugal. From 1543 onwards impressive career as missionary and order administrator in India and Ceylon. Had a good knowledge of the various local languages, and wrote categetical poems on Christian doctrine.

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literature

DHGE,XVIII, 735-7; M. da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni francescane (Florence, 1894) VII, iii, 185-186, 195-197; Fernaode Queyroz, The Temporal and Spiritual Conquest of Ceylon, trans. S.G. Perera (Colombo, 1930), 449, 451, 454,705, 708; A. Meerseman, The Franciscans in Bombay (Bangalore, 1957), 114-116; A. Meerseman, ‘Notes on the Study of Indian Languages by the Franciscans’, Neue Zeitschrift für Missionswissenschaft 16 (1960), 42-43; A. Meersman, The Chapter-Lists of the Madre de Deus Province in India, 1569-1790 (Lisbon, 1960), 158-159; A. Meerseman, The Franciscans in Tamilnad (Schöneck-Beckenried, 1962), 19, 54, 58-59, 72, 122; F. Lopes, ‘Os franciscanos no Oriente Português de 1584 a 1590’, Studia 9 (January 1962), 47-48; F. Lopes, AIA 13 (1953), 165-210; F. Lopes, ‘A evangelização de Ceilão dese 1552 a 1602’, Studia 20-22 (April-Dec. 1967), 33-35, 62-63, 69.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Osuna (Francisco de Osuna, c. 1492-1541)

OFMObs. Influential Spanish theological writer in service of the reform of the order. Born in Osuna (Andalusia). Took part in the conquest of Tripoli as a soldier (1510), and apparently did leave arough soldier’s life. After a pilgrimage to Compostella, he had a religious conversion. Probably entered the Observant branch of the order as a novice in or around 1513 in Castille. On the basis of some Scotist leanings and heavy reliance in his works on the desert fathers, as well as on Bernard of Clairvaux, Richard of St. Victor, Dionysius Areopagita, Bonaventura, Gerson, Gabriel Biel, and elements derived from the modern devotion, one might asume that he received a thorough theological education in the Franciscan school network (even though his health was precarious) and probably attended the ‘humanist’ university Alcalá de Henares. Unknown whether or not he obtained any theological degree. Around the age of thirty, he is found in the Recollect convent Nuestra Señora de la Salceda (1523, Guadalajara province, to the North of Pastrana, and not far from Alcalá), which was devoted to the meditative life (and had also housed, thirty years earlier, Francisco de Cisneros). In order to enter there, Francisco must have received special permission by his order superiors. After 1526, he probably also spent time in comparable convents elsewhere in Castilia and beyond. In these meditation-oriented Franciscan communities, Francisco excercised the recogimiento style of mental prayer and meditation (according to Recollect statutes, Francisco spent the morning hours with prayer and meditation on the Passion of Christ, and the night hours with meditative exercises directed to deepen the knowledge of the self), preached to religious communities and lay congregations, and wrote large parts of his four Abecedarios, as well as several of his other works From c. 1528 onwards, Francisco spent a range of years in Sevilla (Andalusia), where he worked as general commissioner for the Indian provinces (October 1528 - May 1529), probably dealing with the preparation of sending out new missionaries. From c. 1530 onwards, Francisco embarked on a career as preacher and confessor. He was not only active in Sevilla and the Spanish provinces, but also travelled to Southern France, where he assisted in the 1532 at the Ultramontan general chapter of Toulouse. There, he obtained permission to travel to Paris, in order to print several of his works. In October 1533, he is found at Paris. From there, he travelled to Antwerp (1535-1536), where he published more works. Shortly after 1536, possibly after a preaching trip through the Southern Low Countries and the Rhine land, Francisco is back in Spain, where he finishes the edition of his last works. He died before 31 March 1542.

He was among the first to write a more systhematic manual of the recogimiento style of spiritual excercise (centred on the nada penser, in order to have direct access to the Divine and become a light of God), namely in the third book of his Abecedario Espiritual (also known as the Tercer Abecedario, the most pupular of his writings and the first of his writings to be published, namely in 1527, in Toledo). The other books of the Abecedario (which he wrote over many years, and were based on the meditative exercises engaged in by Osuna and his circle of spiritual friends and disciples) deal with meditations on the passion and ascetical excercises to deepen self-knowledge and approach the divine (book one and book two, printed for the first time repectively in Sevilla, c. 1528 and c. 1530), an addition to his Tercer Abecedario on the recogimiento and the importance of spiritual love (book four, printed for the first time in Sevilla, c. 1530), on evangelical poverty (book five: printed in Spain c. 1540, after Osuna’s return from the North. Contains many recollections of his recent travels and also harbours some anti-Erasmian concerns), and on the five wounds of Christ (book six, printed well after Osuna’s death in 1554). His Abecedario Espiritual (and especially the Tercer Abecedario), did much to established a Spanish tradition of composing alphabetically organised spiritual handbooks, and was a source of inspiration for Theresa of Avilla, John of the Cross, and other mystics. The work, just like Alonso of Madrid’s Arte Para Servir a Dios (1521) shows the influence of the fifteenth-early sixteenth-century Franciscan alumbrados tradition (a mystical tradition that inthe 1520s and thereafter increasingly drew the attention of the Spanish inquisition). Aside from the multi-volume Abecedario, Francisco also wrote a Eucharist treatise (Gracioso Combite, published in Sevilla, 1530), a work on Christian life in the world (El Norte de los Estados, published in Sevilla, 1531), several volumes of sermons (Latin translations of his Spanish sermons (the first volume of which was published in Toulouse, 1533, whereas a second volume was published at Paris, november 1533), a commentary on the Annunciation and Advent sermons (Super Missus Est, published in Antwerp, 1535 etc.), meditations and sermons for Lent (both published in Antwerp, 1536 etc.). In all, according to the prologue of his Sanctuarium Biblicum Pars Septentrionalis & Meridionalis, his sermon collections form together a ‘quadruplex opusculum (…) juxta quadruplicem mundi partem (…) primo de toto Christi adventu (…) pars orientalis(…) de tota quadragesima (…) pars occidentalis (…) de totis dominicis anni (…)pars meridionalis. Quartum (…) de praecipuis sanctis (…) pars septentrionalis.’

editions:

Abecedario Espiritual, 6 Vols. (Toledo-Sevilla, 1527-1554) [The works came out individually under the following titles: Primera parte del libro Abecedario espiritual que trata de las circunstancias de la Sagrada Pasión de Hijo de Dios (Sevilla,1527/28/Burgos, 1537/Medina, 1544/Saragossa, 1546/Sevilla, 1554/Venice, 1583 (Italian translation)); Seconda parte del libro Abecedario espiritual donde se tratan diversos ejericios (Sevilla, 1530/Burgos, 1539, Burgos, 1545/Sevilla, 1554/Burgos, 1555); Tercer Abecedario (Toledo: Ramón de Petras,1527/Valladolid, 1537/Burgos, 1544/Sevilla, 1554/Burgos, 1555/Madrid, 1638/Madrid, 1911/London, 1931 & 1948 (English translation)); Ley de amor y cuarta parte del Abecedario espiritual (Sevilla, 1530/ Burgos, 1536/s.l., 1542/Valladolid, 1551/Valladolid, 1554/Sevilla, 1554);Quinta parte del Abecedario espiritual (Burgos, 1542, Burgos, 1554/Sevilla, 1554/Munich, 1602 & 603 (German translations, with titles Trost der Armen & Spiegel der Reichen); Sexta parte del libro Abecedario espiritual (Medina del Campo, 1554/Sevilla, 1554/Rome, 1616 (Latin translation)]. See also the following editions: Franciscus de Osuna, Versenkung (ABC des kontemplativen Betens), ed. E. Lorenz (Freiburg, 19943); Tercer Abecedario, ed. Miguel Mir, Nueva Biblioteca de Autores Españoles XVI (Madrid, 1911); Místicos franciscanos españoles II. Tercer abecedario espiritual de Francisco de Osuna,ed. S. López Santidrián, Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 592 (Madrid, 1998); Abecedario Espiritual V y VI partes, ed. Mariano Quirós García, 3 Vols., Espirituales Españoles, 4 (Madrid: Fundación Universitaria Española – Salamanca: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2002);Primer Abecedario Espiritual. Segundo Abecedario Espiritual, ed. & introd. José Juan Morcillo Pérez, Místicos Franciscanos Españoles, 3-4 (Madrid: Editorial Cisneros, 2004). [Cf. review in CF 76,3-4 (2006), 624ff]; Tercer abecedario espiritual, ed. Saturnino López Santidrián, Reprint, Misticos franciscanos españoles, 2 (Madrid: Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos, 2005). An older Spanish edition was issued as: Tercer Abecedario espiritual, ed. Melquiades Andrés Martín (Madrid, Editorial Católica, 1972). See for a Dutch translation of the first part of the work Het ABC van het contemplatief gebed. Deel 1: Inleiding en samenvatting, trans. Jan Janssen (Den Bosch: Private publication, 2008). An English translation of the third part was also issued as: The third spiritual alphabet, trans. Mary E. Giles, The Clasics of Western Spirituality (London: SPCK, 1981).

Gracioso Convite de las gracias del santo Sacramento del altar (Sevilla: Juan Cromberger, 1530/Sevilla: Bartolomé Pérez, 1531/Sevilla: Martín Montesdoca, 1554/Burgos: Juan de Junta, 1537/Burgos: Juan de Junta, 1543/Sevilla: Juan de Robertis, 1544/Venice: J.G. Ciotti, 1599 (Italian translation by G. Zanchini)) [It amounts to a treatise on the altar sacrament, aiming to instill the urge to confess and go to communion frequently. Makes clear that the eucharist creates the mystical union with Christ.]

El Norte de los Estados, en que da regla de vivir (Sevilla, 1531/Burgos, 1541/Burgos, 1550/Burgos, 1610). [According to Melquiades Andrés Martín, DSpir, XI, 1040, this work would have had an influence on Chapter 45 of the second part of Cervantes’ DonQuichotte. Prien (1972), 366 states:‘Dieser ‘Polarstern der Stände’ soll ein Wegweiser sein für Jünglinge, Verlobte, Verheiratete, Verwitwete und Enthaltsame. Das Buch ist in Form eines Dialogs zwischen dem Autor und seinem fiktiven Neffen Villa Señor abgefaßt, der seinen Onkel in allen Lebenslagen zu Rate zieht.’ The chapter dealing with children (El estado del niño) contains not only a full-blown catechism (also ina dialogue format), but also additional guidelines for education, explications on prayer, the function of (parts of) church buildings. Prien (1972), 367ff. provides a German translation and commentary of this catechetical chapter. This chapter definitely was meant to provide fathers with a guideline to raise their children (sons!) in a Christian fashion. Prien (1972), 369 indicates that the Third Abecedarium already contains lengthy explanations of the Pater Noster (with recourse to the Pater Noster writings of Francis of Assisi). Likewise, explanations of the Pater Noster can be found in the Gracioso Convite and in the fifth Abecedarium. In these texts can also be found explanations of charity and the virtues. As such: catechistic instruction part of Osuna’s ascetical-mystical program. Osuna’s Catechism in the El Norte contains explanations and user guides concerning theSymbolum Apostolicum (creed and the twelve articles of faith), the seven sacrements, the three theological virtues, the Decalogue, the commandments of the Church, the works of charity, the struggle against the mortal sins, the temptations of the five sense and ofthe three enemies (devil, world, and flesh, against which the cross provides the proper shield), closing with the urge to pray the pater noster in the vernacular, as medicine against temptation]

Sermones(various volumes, printed in Toulouse, 1533, Paris,1533). See for instance: Pars Occidentalis in accommodas hisce temporibus Euangeliorum quadragesimalium expositiones incipiens a dominica Septuagesimae vsque ad feriam secundam, resurrectionis suntque septem sermones beatae Mariae sub hoc, Beatus ve[n]ter qui te portauit, pro diebus sabbatinis [et] passio compassionis Christi (Paris: apud Viuantium Gaultherot, 1546). Accessible via Google Books

Sanctuarium Biblicum Pars Septentrionalis & Meridionalis (Paris: Guillaume Lebret, 1533/Toulouse, 1533/Saragossa: Pedro Bernuz, 1546/Saragossa,1549/Medina del Campo, 1554/Saragossa: viuda de Juan Millán, 1558/Venice, 1573/Rome, 1590) [Sermons for Sun- and feast days]

Expositionis super Missus est alter liber ubi agitur de hominis reformatione in paradiso deleciarum deformati, ac per incarnationem Filii Dei in paradiso virginea reparati. Alter sermonum liber super Missus est ubi per omnes missiones sacrae paginae causae accommodatas, agitur de ipso adventu Filii Dei vario, exordiens a festo beati Andreae, per singulas ferias, dominicas et festa usque ad Epophaniam inclusive/Sermonarium pars Orientali (Antwerp 1535/1536) [Sermons for the Advent period]

Sermonarium pars Occidentalis (Antwerp, 1536/Saragossa, 1546/Paris, 1546/Saragossa, 1548/Saragossa, 1549/Paris, 1550/Medina del campo, 1554/Lyon, 1560/Venice,1572/Venice, 1583) [Sermons for Lent]

Ley de amor santo (Antwerp 1530/1536); Modern edition in: Misticos Franciscanos Españoles Tomo I,Biblioteca de Autores Cristianos (Madrid, 1948), 217-700.

Trilogium Evangelicum (Antwerp, 1536/Paris, 1537) [Sermons on the passion for the Easter season]

Probably spurious: Flagellum Diaboli, known in print thanks to the German translation by the German Catholic translator Aegidius Romanus: Flagellum Diaboli: Oder deß Teugels Gaißl. Darin gar lustig und artlich gehandlet wirt: Von der macht und gewalt deß bösen Feindts: Von den effecten und Wirkungen der Zauberer Unholdter und Hexenmaister: Warum Gott bewillige das die Menschen von jhnen werden belaidigt am Leib und Gut: Und was für remedia und mittel darwider zugebrauchen (…), trans. Aegidius Albertinus (Munich: Adam Berg, 1602).

>>> to be continued. The best overview is still: Francisco de Osuna y la imprenta: catálogo biobibliográfico, ed. Mariano Quirós García (Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 2010).

There exist several modern anthologies of his works in translation, in several European languages. An example is Francisco de Osuna, Rukovät’ kontemplativnej modlitby, trans. Katarína Kliestencova & Ján K. Balázs, Frantiskánska mystika, 1 (Bratislava: Vydavatel’stvo Serafín, 2006).

literature:

Wadding, Annales XVI (Rome, 1736), >>: Wadding, Scriptores, 127-128; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 291-292 & II, 88; P. Michel-Ange, ‘La vie franciscaine en Espagne entre les deux couronnements de Charles-Quint’, Rivista de Archivos, Bibliotecas y Museos 26 (1912), 157-214, 345-404 & 28 (1913), 167-225 & 29 (1913), 1-63, 157-216& 31 (1915), 1-62 & 32 (1915), 193-253; P. Groult, Les mystiques des pays-Bas et la littérature espagnole du XVIe siècle (Louvain, 1927), 79-131; S.C. Franklin, ‘Francisco de Osuna (…)’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies9 (1932), 58-168; G.M. Bertini, Frate Francesco da Osuna. Via alla mistica (Brescia, 1933); F. de Ros, Un maître de Ste. Thérèse, le père F. de Osuna. Sa vie, son oeuvre, sa doctrine spirituelle (Paris, 1936); M. Bataillon, Érasme et l’Espagne (Paris, 1937) passim; P. Benito, ‘Sur une traduction anglaise du Troisième Abécédaire’, Bulletin hispanique 45 (1943), 62-68; H.J. Prien, F. de Osuna. Mystik und Rechtfertigung (1967); H.J.Prien, ‘Ein spanischer Katechismus aus dem Jahre 1529 von Franziskus de Osuna’,Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 83 (1972), 365-390; M. Andrés, Francesco de Osuna. Tercer Abecedario Espiritual (Madrid, 1972); L.Calvert, Francis de Osuna and the Spirit of the Letter (Chapel Hill, 1972); A. Vermeylen, DHGE XVIII, 737-741; J.C. Nieto, ‘The Franciscan alumbrados and the prophetic-apocalyptic tradition’, Sixteenth-Century Journal 8 (1977), 3-16; Melquíades Andrés Martín, ‘Los alumbrados de Toledo en el Cuarto Abecedario Espiritual, o Ley de Amor, de Francisco de Osuna (1530)’, Archivo Ibero-Americano 41 (1981), 459-480; Melquiades Andrés Martín, ‘Osuna’, DSpir, XI, 1037-1051 [with a lot more bibliographical references]; Vicente Muñiz Rodríguez, ‘Presencia de Dionisio Areopagita en Francisco de Osuna y Bernardino de Laredo’, Naturaleza y Gracia 40 (1993), 315-327; Erika Lorenz, Praxis der Kontemplation. Die Weisung der klassischen Mystik (Munich, 1994); J.D. Loye, ‘Le receuillement chez François d’Osuna’, Carmel 85, 3 (1997), 43-55; Pedro Jódar Martínez, Jesucristo y la vida espiritual en los escritos de Francisco de Osuna, Diss. (Pamplona, 1998); Hans-Jürgen Prien, ‘Martin Luther und Francisco de Osuna’, Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia 7 (1998), 367-368; Hans-Jürgen Prien, ‘Der Katechismus von 1529 des spanischen Theologen Francisco de Osuna (ca. 1492-1541), in Idem, Das Evangelium im Abendland und in der Neuen Welt. Studien zu Theologie, Gesellschaft und Geschichte, Acta Coloniensia, 5 (Frankfurt a.M: Vervuert, 2000), 69-100; José Juan Morcillo Pérez, ‘Francisco de Osuna y la mística. Acercamiento a sus recursos linguísticos en las dos primeras partes del ‘Abecedario espiritual’, in: El Franciscanismo en Andalucía. Conferencias del V Curso de Verano, ed. Manuel Peláez del Rosal (Córdoba: Caja Sur., 2000), 627-637; Francisco Chavero Blanco, ‘La antropologia cultural en Francisco de Osuna: Aproximación a su pensamiento’, in: El Franciscanismo en Andalucía. Conferencias del V Curso de Verano. San Francisco en la cultura y en la historia del Arte Español (Priego de Córdoba, 1 a 8 de agosto de 1999). Conferencias del VI Curso de Verano. San Francisco en la Historia, Arte y Cultura Española (Priego de Córdoba, 28 de julio a 5 de agosto de 2000), ed. Manuel Peláez del Rosal (Córdoba: Caja Sur., 2002) II, 593-635; Rafael M. Pérez García, Naturaleza o historia? Las imágenes de animales en la obra de Francisco de Osuna’, in: El Franciscanismo en La península Ibérica. Balance y perspectivas. I Congreso Internacional, Madrid, 22-27 de septiembre de 2003, ed. María del Mar Graña Cid (Barcelona: C.B.G. Editora, 2005), 993-1005; Enrique Llamas, ‘El dolor salvífico de María. La ‘compassio Mariae’ en mariólogos españoles de los siglos XVI-XVII’, Estudios Marianos 72 (2006), 145-173; La mistica parola per parola, ed. Luigi Borriello, Maria R. Del Genio & Tomás Spidlík (Milan: Ancora, 2007), 168; Estelle Garbay-Velâzques, ‘Les poèmes alphabétiques des six Abécédaires spirituels de Francisco de Osuna’, in: Le plaisir des formes dans la littérature espagnole du Moyen Âge et du Siècle d'Or/El placer de las formas en la literatura medieval y del Siglo de Oro, ed. Monica Güell & Marie-Françoise Déodat-Kessedjian, Méridiennes (Toulouse, 2008), 53-72; Luis Pérez Simón, ‘Presencia de Ubertino de Casale (1259-1329) en el Primer Abacedario Espiritual de Francisco de Osuna (1492-1541/2)’, Verdad y Vida 67 (2009), 275-308, 549-574; Luis Pérez Simón, ‘ Presencia de Ubertino de Casale en el quinto abecedario espiritual de Francisco de Osuna’, Verdad y Vida 69 (2011), 77-102; Hans-Jürgen Prien, Francisco de Osuna - Mystik und Rechtfertigung: ein Beitrag zur Erforschung der spanischen Theologie und Frömmigkeit in der ersten Hälfte des sechzehnten Jahrhunderts (Hamburg : Verlag Dr. Kova, 2014).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Pamplona (Francisco de Pamplona/Tiburcio de Redín, 1597-1651)

OFMCap. Spanish friar and missionary (Congo& Venezuela). >>

editions

Cartas>>

literature

Melchior de Pobladura, ‘Génesis del movimiento misional en las provincias capuchinas de España (1618-1650)’, Estudios franciscanos 50 (1949), 209-230, 353-383; Lázaro de Aspurz, ‘Fray Francisco de Pamplona. Un momento de contacto entre el Consejo de Indias y la Congregación de Propaganda Fide (1641-1651)’, Missionalia hispanica 8 (1951), 505-524; Lázaro de Aspurz, ‘La personalidad de fray Francisco de Pamplona a través de sus cartas’,Estudios franciscanos 53 (1952), 85-110; B. de Carrocera, ‘Fray Francisco de Pamplona, organizador de misiones y conductor de misioneros’, Missionalia hispanica 9 (1952), 5-51; Miscellanea Melchor de Pobladura, 2 Vols (Rome, 1964); Isidoro de Villapadierna, ‘François de Pampelune’, DHGEXVIII, 741-742. etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Parra (Francisco de la Parra, d. c. 1560)

Spanish friar. Took the habit in the Santiago province. Went with Motolinía to Guatemala. Custodian of the Guatemala custody. In 1552 and again in 1556, he visitated as a provincial commissioner the Yucatan region. Known for his knowledge of local languages and his inventive adaptation of the Latin alphabet to account for sounds in Guatemalan languages. His writings on grammar were used by later Franciscan and Dominican linguists.

manuscripts

Vocabulario Trilengüe Guatemalteco de los tres principales Idiomas, Kachiquel, Quiche y Tzutuchil >>?

literature

José Mariano Beristáin de Souza, Biblioteca hispano americana setentrional--Adiciones y correcciones que á su fallecimiento dejó manuscritas José Fernando Ramírez, 2nd Ed., 2 Vols. (Amecameca: Colegio Católico, 1883), Volume 2 399-400; Francisco Vázquez, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd Ed., Bibliotea “Goathemala”, 14-17, 4 Vols (Guatemala, 1937-1944) I, 124-128; Pius J. Barth, Franciscan Education and the Social order in Spanish North America (1502-1821) (Chicago, 1945), 230-232; R.L. Roys, ‘The Franciscan Contribution to Linguistic Research in Yucatan’, The Americas 8 (1952), 418f; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 63-64.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Perugia I (Francesco da Perugia/Francesco Toti, fl. 14th cent.)

Francesco `Toti'. Master of theology for the San Francesco province in Umbria. Defended John XXII against Louis of Bavaria. He became general inquisitor in Toscane and Naples in 1328. On 15 March 1333, John XXII made him Bishop of Sarno in the Naples kingdom (colleague and acquaintance of Paulinus of Venice?). He died before 1350. Francesco produced indices to the letters of St. Bernard, the Sentences of Lombard and to works of Thomas Aquinas. He also wrote a Sentences commentary still present in the Biblioteca Comunale of Sarnano. Some polemical works to defend the plenitudo potestatis of the pope have also survived.

manuscripts and editions

Comm. in I & II Libros Sententiarum: Sarnano, Biblioteca Comunale E.144

Index Sententiarum ex Epistolis Domini Bernardi Iussu Johannis XXII/Tabula in Ep. S. Bern.: Naples Naz. Lat. 34 (mss già Viennesi)

Tabula super Textum Libri Sententiarum, edita de Mandato (...) Iohannis Papae XXII: Naples, Naz. VII.D.29 ff.3-20

Contra Bavarum>> partly edited in: R. Scholz, Unbekannte kirchenpolitische Streitschriften aus der Zeit Ludwigs des Bayerns (Rome, 1911-14), I, 29-37, 232-34; II, 76-88

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum VII, 169, 173, 536; Bullarium Franciscanum V, 542 no. 1012; Sbaralea, Supplementum I (ed. Rome, 1911), 305; R. Scholz, Unbekannte kirchenpolitische Streitschriften aus der Zeit Ludwigs d. Bayern (Rome, 1911-1914), I, 29-37, 252-274; II, 76-88; G. Abate, ‘Antiche manoscritti ed inconaboli dell’ex Biblioteca O.F.M. Conv. ora Biblioteca comunale di Sarnano (Marche)’, Miscellanea francescana 47 (1947), 520; V. Doucet, ‘Commentaires sur les Sentences. Supplément au Répertoire de M. Frédéric Stegmüller’, AFH 47 (1954), 116; DThCat XV, 1241-1242; LThK, 2nd ed. IV, 242; P. Péano, ‘François de Pérouse’, DHGE XVIII, 745-746.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Perugia II

The so-called `Doctor summus', renowned for his structured Sentences commentary. Became master of theology in Paris in 1368. Magister regens in 1370. Pupil of John of Ripa. maybe he is not the same person as:

Franciscus de Perugia III> the apostolic penitentiary in Rome (1375-76) and the compiler of De Septem Vitiis Capitalibus et Decem Preceptis.

manuscripts

In I-II Sent: Sarnano, Bib. Com. E. 144; Paris BN Nouv. Acq. 769; Admont 526.

In I-IV Sent.: Munich Staatsbibliothek Clm 8718.

In III -IV Sent.: Schwaz, Franziskanerkloster Q I/1,9 (late 14th cent.) [In III Sent., ff. 1ra-81rb; In IV Sent. ff. 81va-147rb. The work is followed by an alphabetical register on all four books of the Sentences (ff.147va-194vb).

Tractatus de Septem Vitiis Capitalibus et Decem Preceptis: MS Prag, Universitätsbibliothek 1671 (IX.A.6) ff.120v-127r; Wilhering, Zisterzienserstift 80 ff. 8-14v.

literature:

Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 294; Stegmüller, RS, I, 236; ; F. Fußenegger, `Neues über Franz von Perugia', Franz. Stud., 25 (1938), 285-287; Doucet, AFH, 47 (1954), 116; J. Lechner, `Franziskus von Perugia und die Quästionen seines Sentenz-Kommentar', Franziskanische Studien, 25 (1938), 28-64; O. Bonmann-G.Fussenegger,>>, 284-287; T. Majic, `Die Apost. Pönitentiarie im 14. Jh.',RQ, 50 (1955), 127-177; Johannes Schlageter, Francesco di Perugia', LThK 3 (1995), 51.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Pieve (Francisco da Pieve di Teco/Garello, 1768)

OFMCap. Provincial minister of the Genoa province. Known for his Lectiones theologico-morales, ed. Claudio Clavesana, 8 Vols. (Bologna, 1775/Lucca, 1779).

literature

Francesco Saverio da s. Lorenzo della Costa, I cappuccini genovesi, 3 Vols. (Genua: Tipografia della gioventù - Vergine di Pompei, 1912-1914-1973) I, 38, 298; DThCat XII, 2094; Lexicon Capuccinum, 633.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Platea de Bononia (Francesco Piazza da Bologna fl. 1442)

OMObs. Son of the lawyer Alessandro Ariosvanni Piazza. Became Observant novice in 1432. Embarked on a career as preacher and author of moral theological works with a pastoral impact.>>>

manuscripts

De Defectibus in Missa (Ital.): Naples, Naz. XII.F.56 ff. 113r-168r

De Excommunicatione: Naples, Naz. I.H.44 ff. 165r-168r; Killiney, Bibl. Franc. B 3 ff. 1r-77r; Bologna Bibl. dell'Archiginnasio cod. B. 3239 ff. 1r-70v; Assisi, Bibl. Comun. 650 ff. 52v-85r.

De Missis Dicendis (Ital.): Naples Naz. VII.D.18 ff. 179a-181b

De Restitutione: Naples Naz. VII.D.39. ff. 69r-158v & VII.F.13ff. 2a-41c; Killiney, Bibl. Franc. B 3 ff. 77v-187v; Bologna Bibl. dell'Archiginnasio cod. B. 3239 ff. 71r-195v

De Usuris: Naples Naz. VII.D.39; VII.F.13 ff. 2a-41c; V.H.274 ff. 158r-159v; Killiney, Bibl. Franc. B 3 ff. 188r-257; Bologna Bibl. dell'Archiginnasio cod. B. 3239 ff. 203r-267v [Cf. also Bologna Bibl. Univ.Lat. 4218 ff. 26vb-76ra>> index of one of Francis's works]

De Debito Coniugali: Bologna, Convento S. Antonio 4 ff. 62r-63va; Modena, Bibl. Estense a.V.9.8 (lat. 577) f. 168r

editions

Opus Restitutionis (Venice, 1472)

literature

Fabricius, II, 199; Zawart, 325; Cl. Schmitt,AFH, 57 (1964), 165-190; Cenci, Napoli>>; C. Piana, `L'evoluzione degli studi nell'Osservanza francescana (…)', Analecta Pomposiana, 7 (1982), 268-9; C. Piana, Il Beato Marco da Bologna e il suo convento di S. Paolo in Monte nel Quattrocento (Bologna, 1973), 77-94 [a lot of mss info!]; F.Gaeta, `Un inedito Vergeriano', Rivista di storia della chiesa in Italia, 13 (1959), 398, n. 13; Thomas M. Izbicki, ‘The origins of the De ornatu mulierumof Antoninus of Florence’, MLN 119:1 supl. (2004), 142-161.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Pinto (Francisco de Pinto, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province. Lector of philosophy, theology and apostolic examiner, as well as consultant for the inquisition.

editions

Sermones quadragesimales, y otras festividades (Madrid: Francisco Martinez Abad, 1719). Available via Google Books.

literature

AIA21 (1924), 329; AIA 29 (1928), 228-232; AIA 15 (1955), 399-400; AIA 22 (1962), 374; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 165 (no. 685).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Porras (Francisco de Porras, d. 1633)

Born in Villanueva de los Infantes (Ciudad Real). On September 12, 1606, he joined the Franciscan order in the San Francisco friary, Mexico. He was novice master there between 1523 and 1628. He then traveled to the Moqui province (New Mexico), in the company of Andrés Gutiérrez and Cristóbal de la Concepción (lay friar). There, Francisco would have miraculously cured the son of a local chief. After this cure, Francisco was poisoned by local pagan priests, and he died on June 28, 1633. According to Ocaña, he would have baptized many natives and taught them in the local Moqui language.

manuscripts/editions

Vocabulario de la lengua moqui. Nothing seems to be known about this work. See the Catalogación y estudio de las traducciones de los franciscanos españoles [http://www.traduccion-franciscanos.uva.es/consultar-libro.php?id=1227&tipos=obra]

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum (ed. Quaracchi, 1934) XXVII, 135, 369; Francisco de Ocaña, ‘Relación’, ed. Archivo Ibero-Americano 27 (1927), 236; Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 442.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Prato (d. after 1345)

>>>This is not a Franciscan friar, but a Dominican theologian, whose works have many links with those of Hervaeus Natalis (OP) and William of Ockham (OMin.)

editions and literature

Logica,ed. Christian Rode (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2004); Fabrizio Amerini, La logica di Francesco da Prato. Con l’edizione critica della “Loyca” e del ‘Tractatus de voce univoca”, Corpus philosophorum Medii Aevi, Testi e studi, 19 (Florence: SISMEL, Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2005); Massimo Mugnai, ‘Francesco da Prato e il dibattito sulla natura ontologica delle relazioni’, in: Dal convento alla città: filosofia e teologia in Francesco da Prato O.P. (XIV secolo) : atti del Convegno internazionale di storia della filosofia medievale, Prato, Palazzo Comunale, 18-19 maggio 2007, ed. Fabrizio Amerini (C. Zella, 2008), 161-178; Fabrizio Amerini & Christian Rode, ‘Franciscus de Prato’s Tractatus de ente rationis (...)’, Archives d'histoire doctrinaire et littéraire du M.A. 76 (2009), 261-312 (with edition of the text).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Quiñones/Franciscus Quignonius (Francisco de Quiñones/Quignon/Francisco de los Angeles, d. October 1540)

OMObs. Born in Léon, c. 1475. Eldest son of count Diego Fernández de Quiñones and countess Juana Enríquez. Therewith also a relative of emperor Charles V. As young boy he served as page to cardinal Jiménez, and later continued to serve in the cardinal’s household. Thereafter studies at the universities of Alcalá and Salamanca. Entered the Franciscan Obs. before 1507 at the age of sixteen at the convent of Santa Maria de los Angeles (La Coruña, Sierra Morena), taking the name of Francisco de los Angeles. Custos of the Angeles custody in 1512. Definitor general in 1517. Vicar general of the new Spanish Angeles province between 1518 and 1521. He received papal premission from Pope Leo X to travel as a missionary to the New orld with his fellow friar Jean Glapion (confessor of Charles V), but Glapion died and Francisco de Quiñones was elected Commissary-general of the Observants outside Italy in 1521/22. This prevented his departure as a missionary. Instead, he continued to be in charge of the order. As Commissary-general of the Observants outside Italy he visited the Low Countries and a number of Spanish provinces. Then, in 1523, he was elected minister general of the entire order between 1523, a position that he kept until 1527 (during which years he travelled the Spanish, Portuguese, and several Italian provinces, as well as the Low Countries). Stimulated the Observants and the Poor Clares, as well as the reform of the Recollects (cf. the Valladolid Constituciones of 1523; Wadding, Annales XVI, 193-197), and the Capuchins, took action for the training of Franciscan youth, the use of retreat houses for spiritual quests, and supported the dispatch of missionaries to Mexico in 1523/24 (the expedition of the ‘twelve Apostles’ to Mexico). He wrote an obedience and instruction for missionary works, in which he stressed the qualities of the missionary and developed standards for missionary method. As minister general he lived in Rome, where he surrounded himself with scholars and humanists, such as Juan Ginés de Sepulveda and Diego López Zuniga. He also served as diplomatic mediator between Pope Clement VII and Charles V. By then the latter had become a personal friend. Negotiated the liberation of Clement after the sack of Rome and prepared the Treaty of Barcelona (1528). Was appointed Cardinal of the Holy Cross (S. Croce in Gerusalemme, December 7, 1527) and between 1530 and 1533, he was bishop of Coria. Also appointed papal governor of Veroli and Campagna/Acerno. Charged by Clement VII with the revision of the Roman breviary, Francisco and his collaborators came out with their reformed breviary in 1535 (revised edition in 1536). It ran into more than 100 editions, notwithstanding severe criticism by the Sorbonne and the council of Trent. The Breviary was no longer allowed for general usage in 1556 and was forbidden in 1558. Francisco added a preface to the reprint of Luis de Carvajal’s Apologia Diluens Nugas Erasmi. Yet Erasmus never regarded him as one of his proverbial Franciscan criticasters. Quiñones died on 5 November 1540 at Vieroli (Italy), when he was preparing an envisaged general council at Mantua at the behest of Paul III. This council would never tale place. Instead, a few years later, a genuine contrareformatiory council started in 1545 at Trent

manuscripts

Obedience and instruction for missionary works: MS Viena, Nationalbibliothek, N. S. Cod. 1600 (11), fols. 327-330v.

editions

Breviarium Romanum ex sacra potissimum Scriptura et probatis sanctorum historiis collectum et concinnatum (Rome, 1535 etc.), also known as the Breviarium Sanctae Crucis [Between 1535 and 1558, 100 editions were issued, amounting to more than 100.000 copies. See also Breviarium romanum a Francisco cardinali Quignonio editum et recognitum iuxta editionem Venetiis A. D. 1535 impressum, ed. Johan Wickham Legg. (Cambridge,1888/Re-issued Westmead: Farnborough, Hants, Gregg International Publiisher Ltd., 1970). In this breviary, Quinones redistributed the psalms over the week days. He reduced the Matins to one nocturn (consisting of three psalms and three lessons), and eliminated choral elements (antiphons, responsories, versicles and hymns) throughout. The work had an impact on the English Book of Common Prayer, and also influenced twentieth-century reforms in Catholic liturgy. After criticism, the work was suppressed by the Council of Trent]

Obediencia e Instrucción de Fr. Franciscode de Los Angeles a los Doc Apóstolos de Méjico. The text has been studied and (partially) edited in: Melquiades Andrés Martin & Sara Rodicio García, ‘Obediencia e Instrucción a los Doce Apóstples de Méjico según el MS 1.600 de Viena’, in: Congreso Franciscanos Extremeños en el Nuevo Mundo (Guadelupe, 1986), 387-434; J. Meseguer Fernández, ‘Contenido misionológico de la Obediencia (…)’, The Americas 11 (1954-1955), 473-500; J. Meseguer Fernández, ‘Quiñones solicita facultades (…)para ir a Nueva España’, AIA 14 (1954), 311-338. Cf. also Wadding, Annales XVI, 182-190. See also Orbis seraphicus I (Rome, 1689), 44.

Constituciones de Valladolid (1523; for the Recollect houses in Spain, which soon became important centres of the ‘via del recogimiento). A Latin translation of this text can be found in Wadding, Annales XVI, 193-197. Quiñones came out with comparable constitutions for Recollect houses in Portugal (1524), Italy (1526) end elsewhere. Cf. Bullarium discalceatorum I (Madrid, 1744), 118-121, as well as AIA 21 (1961), 5-51 & AIA 25 (1965), 361-369. [The 1523 text of Valladolid contains no less than four chapters on the admission and proper preparation of novices, the proper life of prayer (presented as the principal occupation of the friars), the proper relation between the exterior and interior life, and the practice of poverty. The constitutions indicate that, aside from the daily Divine Office, friars should engage two times a day in spiritual reading, recommending for this purpose the Stimulus Amoris of Jacob of Milan]

Constitutions and texts for the Poor Clares (the ‘Concepcionistas). Cf. L. Carrión, ‘Las casas de recolección de la provincia de la Inmaculada Concepción y estatutos por los que se regían’, AIA 9 (1918), 264-272 & I. Omaechevarría, ‘Fr. Francisco de Quiñones. Autor de la relación más antigua acerca de la Concepción francisca de Toledo’, AIA 33 (1973), 61-75. Cf. also Wadding, Annales XVI (Quaracchi, 1933), 193-197 (Latin version).

Constituciones recoletas para Portugal, 1524, e Italia, 1526, ed. Juan Meseguer Fernández, in: Archivo Ibero-Americano 21 (1961), 459-489.

Compendium privilegiorum fratrum minorum, necnon et aliorum fratrum mendicantium, odine alphabetico congestum (Vallis-Oleti: Nicolai Thyerri, 1525).

Testamentum, see the 2003 study of Tellechea Idígoras and Sánchez Gil.

literature

Marqués de Alcedo, Le Cardinal Quiñones et la Sainte Ligue (Bayonne, 1910); P. Battifol, Histoire du Breviaire Romain, 3rd. ed. (Paris, 1911), 274-298; J.W. Legg, The Second Recension of the Quignon Breviary, 2 Vols. (London, 1908-1912); Miguel Ángel, ‘La viere franciscaine en Espagne entre les deux couronements de Charles-Quint, ou le premier commisaure géneral des provinces franciscaines des Indes’, Revista de Archivos Bibliotecas y Museos (Madrid) 26 (1912) 157-214, 345-404; 28 (1913) 167-225; 29 (1913) 1-63, 157-216; 31 (1914) 1-62; 32 (1915) 193-253 [On Quiñones and Osuna]; P. Batiffol, Histoire du Breviaire Romain (Paris, 1913), 274-298; Carlos Gracia, ‘Una comisión de Carlos V al Rmo. P. Francisco de los Ángeles Quiñones’, Archivo Ibero-Americano 5 (1916), 135-137; Marqués de Alcedo y de San Carlos, Los merinos mayores de Asturias (del apellido Quiñones) y su descendencia, 2 Vols. (Madrid, 1918-1925); J.M. Lenhart, ‘Quiñones’´Breviary, a Best Seller’, Franciscan Studies NS 6 (1946), 468; Enciclopedia Cattolica X, 420-421; AFH 44 (1951), 65 & AFH 45 (1952), 6; Juan Meseguer Fernández, ‘Quiñones solicita facultades de nuncio y virrey para ir a Nueva España’, Archivo Ibero-Americano 14 (1954) 311-338; J. Meseguer Fernández, ‘Contenido misionológico de la Obediencia e Instrucción de Fray Francisco do Los Angeles a los Doce Apóstoles de México’, The Americas 11 (1954-5), 473-500; José Jungmann, 'Warum ist das reformbrevier des kardinals Quiñones gescheitert?', Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie 78 (1956), 98-107; Juan Meseguer Fernández, ‘A doubt of some of the franciscan missionaries in Mexico salved by pope Paul III at the request of cardinal Quiñones’, The Americas 14 (1957-1958), 183-189; J. Messeguer Fernández, 'El P. Francisco de los Ángeles de Quiñones, OFM, al servicio del Emperador y del Papa', Hispania 18:73 (1958) 1-41 (651-689; Juan Messeguer Fernández, 'El Programa de gobierno del P. Francisco de Quiñones, OFM (1523-1528)', Archivo Ibero-Americano 21 (1961) 3-51; Bataillon, Erasmo y España, 326, 368, 405; Juan Meseguer Fernández, ‘Programa de gobierno del P. Francisco de Quiñones, Ministro General, OFM (1523-1528)’, AIA 21 (1961), 8-51; J. V., ‘Les réformes du bréviaire au XVI siècle. Rôle de l'Espagne’, L'Ami du clergé 64 (1964), 305-318; Ignacio Omaechevarría, ‘Fr. Francisco de Quiñones, autor de la relación más antigua acerca de la Conceptión Franciscana de Toledo’, AIA 33:129 (1973), 61-75; I. García, ‘Quiñones, Francisco de los Ángeles’, in: Diccionario de Historia Eclesiástica de España III (Madrid, 1973), 2037-2038; G. Trulli, ‘Il cardinale Quiñones a Veroli, Lazio 13 (1977), 189-191; DSpir XII, 2852-2853; Juan Meseguer Fernández, 'Culto a María, Madre de Dios, en el breviario del cardenal Quiñones', Estudios Marianos 45 (1980) 71-81; Ignacio Omaechevarría, ‘Il cardinale Quiñones promotore dell'Ordine dell'Immacolata Concezione’, in Acta congressus mariologici-mariani Internationalis Caesaraugustae anno 1979 celebrati IV (Rome, 1983), 113-137; Arturo Bernal Palacios, ‘Juan de Arce, Antonio Agustín y el Breviario de Quiñones. (El ms. B-6-23 de San Carlos de Zaragoza)’, Teología Espiritual 32 (1988), 305-350; J. Ignacio Tellechea Idígoras & F. Víctor Sánchez Gil, ‘Testamento del Cardenal Quiñones, protector de la Orden Franciscana (OFM) y gobernador de Veroli (d. 1540)’, AFH96 (2003), 129-159; Steven E. Turley, Franciscan Spirituality and Mission in New Spain, 1524-1599: Conflict Beneath the Sycamore Tree (Luke 19:1-10) (London-New York, Routledge, 2016), 1, 24f, 34, 42.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Quiñones y Escovedo (Francisco de Quiñones y Escovedo, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFM. Franciscan preacher in Guatemala.

editions

Sermon predicado en el Muy Religioso Convento de Nuestro Seraphico Padre San Francisco, a quatro de Octobre, este Año de 1660, su proprio dia, en el Ciudad de los Cavalleros de Guatemala, assistiendo la Muy Noble Familia Guzmana de los Predicadores, en presencia de las dos Cabezas del Govierno deste Reyno, y los dos Cabildos (Guatemala, 1660). See: J.T. Medina, La Imprenta en Guatemala (Santiago de Chile, 1910), 1-2.

literature

AIA20 (1923), 811-82; Victor Miguel Díaz, Historia de la Imprenta en Guatemala Desde Los Tiempos de la Colonia, Hasta la Epoca Actural (Guatemala: C.A. Tipografia nacional, 1930), 11; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 66; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 167 (no. 701).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Regibus (Francisco de los Reyes, fl. later 17th cent.)

OFM. Friar from the Santo Evangelio province, Mexico.

literature

AIA15 (1955), 412; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 2942-2944; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 168 (no. 714).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Rodrazen (d. 1671)

OFMCap. Polish friar and member of the Bohemian province. Missionary and socius of Valerianus Magni.

editions

Tractatus (...) sive responsiones ad 70 Obiectiones ab haereticis confictas (Raudnitz, 1620).

literature

Bullarium OFMCap IV, 348; Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 98; Wadding, Scriptores, 92; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 298; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 432; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni II, 678; DThCat XIII, 2758; Lexicon Capuccinum, 633-634.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Roja (Francisco de Rojas/de Roxas/Francisco Rojas Nieto, fl. first half 17th cent.)

OFM. From Toledo. Member of the Castilia province. Consultant for the inquisition. Biblical commentator, preacher and author of sermons, praedicabilia and dialogues for religious edification. Promotor of antijudaic stereotypes.

editions

R.P. Francisci de Rojas (...) Commentariorum in concordiam Euangelistarum iuxta translationes literales, anagogicos, morales et allegoricos sensus I (Madrid: Juan de Cuerta, 1621). Available via Google Books.

Tomo tercero quadragesimal sobre los evangelios, por el Pe Fr. Francisco de Rojas (...) (Madrid: en la Emprenta del Reyno, 1628).

Vespertinas de los opprobios de la Pasión de Cristo: causados de la casi eternalmente ingrata nación hebrea: en modo de dialogos para las tardes de los domingos de la quaresma, ocasionados de lo que se predicó por las mañanas (...) por Fr. Frco de Rojas Nieto, religioso de los menores observantes de la Orden de S. Francisco (Madrid: en la Emprenta del Reyno, 1634). Available via Google Books.

Teatro funeral de la Iglesia Catolica (...) (Madrid: en la Emprenta del Reyno, 1636).

Tomo segundo de los Opprobios q[ue] en el arbol de la Cruz oyo Xpo q[uan]do dixo las siete palabras (...) por fr. Fran[cis]co de Rojas, religiosode los menores observantes de la Orden del Sr St Francisco (Madrid: en la Emprenta del Reyno, 1640). Available via Google Books.

R. P. Francisci de Roxas (...) Catena aurea SS. Ecclesiae Doctorum, per maris abyssum evangelicae historiae navigantium, secundum ordinem a romana catholica ecclesia praefixum, ut praestantius... divini verbi praecones per annum integrum gyrare possint, translationes antiquiores et neothericae etiam adducuntur quae ad litteralem, et moralem sensum utilius conducunt (...), 3 Vols. (Lyon: sumpt. P. Borde, L. Arnaud et C. Rigaud, 1651). Available via de digital collections of the University Library of Ghent and via Google Books.

literature

AIA35 (1932), 546-551; AIA 15 (1955), 420-421; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 172 (no. 738).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Roma (Francesco da Roma, mid 14th century)

>>author of sermons..?

literature

Schneyer, II, 79-80; Hist. Lit. France, 36 (1927), 428-431.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Romorantin (François de Romorantin, second half 17th cent.)

OFMCap. Entered the order in Brittany and was sent to Syria as commissioner for the missions in 1654. Missionary in the Levant and Bagdad (1672 and after), author of several works, mostly lost. Some letters have survived , as well as his lengthy refutation of the Koran, written in Arabic>>>

manuscripts/editions

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literature

Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni III, 228, 255, 272; Clemente da Terzorio, Le missioni dei minori cappuccini (Rome, 1919-1920) V, 109-133 & VI, 71-72; Louis de Gonzague, ‘Les anciens missionaires capucins de Syrie et leurs écrits apostoliques de langue arabe’, Collectanea franciscana 2 (1932), 52-54, 191-194, 201; Louis de Gonzague, ‘Une réfutation inédite du Coran’, Collectanea franciscana 7 (1937), 179-208,374-416; LexCap. Col. 634; DHGE, XVIII (1977), 750-1.>>> Romain Planté, 'Propager la foi catholique et la grandeur du roi en Orient: des capucins bretons et tourangeaux en terre d’Islam. Conditions de vie des missionnaires et interactions avec les populations locales', Histoire (2013) [dumas.ccsd.cnrs.fr/dumas-00915647/document]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancta Anna (Francisco de Santa Ana, d. 1653)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province. Court preacher. Died in Madrid.

editions

Discursos predicables para todos los dias de quaresma (Zaragoza: Juan de Ibar, 1651). Available via Google Books.

literature

AIA 21 (1924), 200-201; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 2989-2996; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 117 (no. 323).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancta Bonaventura (Francisco Díaz de San Buenaventura, d. 1728)

OFM. Born in 1652 in a family of modest means in the Lugo region (Astorga diocese). Took the habit in the Santiago de Compostella province in 1670 and was ordained priest in 1676. Fulfilled several stints as lector of philosophy and theology in various study houses of his order province, doubling his teaching asignments with preaching and other activities, as he was soon also made apostolic preacher, synodal examiner for the Archbishop of Santiago and consultant for the inquisition. At the behest of King Charles II, Francisco traveled to Rome in 1684, to defend as an acknowledged theologian the Mística Ciudad de Dios of María Jesús de Ágreda. Francisco would spent the remainder of his life in Rome and its surroundings (dying in Rome on 8 October 1728), both as a representative of the Spanish and later the Austrian Habsburg house, and as a devoted order administrator. He became theology professor in the Aracoeli friary/studium, and later fulfilled tasks as commissary general and general definitor for his order. He organized colleges/seminaries for the mission in Spain and the Americas, for which he wrote statutes (approved by Innocent XI); he worked towards the creation of missionary colleges for mission to the Holy Land; he promoted indulgences for the via crucis devotion; he worked on behalf of the unity of the order in opposition to secessionist tendencies of the French order provinces during the reign of Louis XIV; and initiated a large-scale reform of the liturgical books of the order. In addition to this he was active as consultant for the Santo Officio and other curial organs, helped obtain Alexander VIII’s condemnation of 31 Jansenist propositions in 1690, and secured from pope Innocent XII the promotion of the feast of the inmaculate conception to a universal feast within the Church (1693).

editions

Primera parte del Espejo serafico, destierro de ignorancias y antorcha contra las vltimas dudas que descubriò el discurso: sacada à vista del mundo para los insignes penitentes hijos de la (...) Orden Tercera del (...) Patriarca San Francisco (Santiago: Antonio Frayz, 1683).

Estatutos para los Colegios-Seminarios de Misiones (Rome, 1686).

Directorium Trium Ordinum S. P. N. Francisci, et omnium utriusque sexus Personarum, tam Rebularium, quàm saecularium, quae obedientiae, seu directioni Ministri generalis Totius Ordinis Fratrum Minorum subijciuntur. In tres Partes divisum, quarum prima, & praesens, illa Statuta, Decreta, Indulta, Brevia, Constitutiones, Declarationes, necnon documenta eisdem conformia, ac ex eisdem secuta, refert, quae (iuxta novissimas S. Sedis litteras, tam quo ad Indulgentias, & peccatorum remissiones, quam quo ad privilegia, & exercitia spiritualia dictarum Personarum respective expeditas) praxi queunt mandare (...) (Rome: Typis Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae, 1688). Available via Google books.

Missionarius Minorita (Rome, 1690).

Sol de Marruecos. El Ven. Padre Juan de Prado, primer provincial de la santa provincia de San Diego de Francisco descalzos de Andaluzia, Cuya Vida admirable, heroycas virtudes y glorioso martyrio, panegiriza el padre fray Francisco de S. Buena Ventura (…) (Sevilla: De Blas, 1691). Available via Google Books.

Relación sobre la cause de la Inmaculada Concepción (Rome, 1696).

Breviario Romano-Seráfico (Rome: Typ. Camera Apostolica, 1697).?

Martirologio Romano-Seráfico (Rome: Typ. Camera Apostolica, 1698).?

De imitatione Mariae (Rome, 1700).?

Relatio missionum Occidentalium sub vexillis Seraphici Instituti peractarum a. P. Francisco Diaz a S. Bonauentura earundem promotore congesta, et Sacrae Congregationi de Propagnada Fide nouissimè praesentata (Rome: typis reuerendae Camerae Apostolicae, 1700). Available via Google Books.

Lucerna Hierosolymitana ardens per quinque integra Saecula in Manibus Fratrum Minorum a patre Fr. Francisco Diaz A'Sancto Bonaventura, Patrum eiusdem Ordinis Decano, ac terrae Sanctae per hos ultimos triginta sex annos Romae Procuratore, succinctè descripta (...) (Rome: De Comitibus, 1717-1719). Available via Google Books.

Fructus Arboris Seraphici (Rome: Tip. Savioni, 1723).

Bullarium peculiare terrae Sanctae ex-quatuor Suprà Sexaginta Bullis Apostolicis nonnullis que aliis litteris à Sanctâ sede et sacrâ de propagandâ fide congregatione in favorem superiorum, fratrum et commissariorum terrae sanctae variis temporibus emanatis à S. D. N. Benedicto XIII. (Rome: Typis Reverendae Camerae Apostolicae, 1727). What exactly was our friar's involvement?

Carta en defensa de los colegios de Misiones, ed. Lino G. Canedo, Liceo Franciscano 4 (1951), 115-120.

To be continued...

literature

Manuel R. Pazos, ‘Los estudios universitarios en la provincia de Santiago’, Liceo Franciscano 2nd Ser., 4 (1951), 65-82; Lino Gómez Canedo, ‘El P. Francisco Díaz de San Buenaventura y los colegios-seminarios de misiones’, Liceo Franciscano 2nd Ser., 4 (1951), 105-120; Isaac Vázquez, Las negociaciones inmaculistas en la Curia romana durante el reindao de Carlos II de España (Madrid, 1957), passim; I. Vázquez, ‘Fray Francisco Díaz xe San Buenaventura y las luchas contra el probabilismo en el siglo XVII’, Compostellanum 6 (1961), 5-46; Isaac Vázquez, ‘Tirso González, S.J. y F. Díaz de San Buenaventura frente al jansenismo belga a finales del siglo XVII’, Agustiniana 13 (Louvain, 1963), 307-341; Isaac Vázquez, ‘Un franciscano al servicio de los Habsburgos en la curia romana: Francisco Díaz de San Buenaventura (1662-1728)’, AIA 23 (1963), 25-64; 197-266; Isaac Vazquez, 'Fray Francisco Díaz de San Buenaventura, escritor', AIA 24 (1964), 313-334; Isaac Vázquez, ‘Fr. Francisco Díaz de San Buenaventura, OFM.’, Diccionario de historia eclesiástica de España, 4 Vols. (Madrid, 1972-1975) II, 1753-1754; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 107 (no. 264);Hombres y documentos de la filosofía española, Volume 2: C-D, ed. Gonzalo Díaz Díaz ( Editorial Consejo Superior de Investicaciones Cientificas - Instituto de Filosofía 'Luis Vives', 1983), 542-543; Actas del III Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo: siglo XVII, La Rábida, 18-23 de septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1989), 827-828.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancta Clara (Francis of St. Clare/Christopher Davenport, 1595-1680)

English friar and diplomat.

literature

DHGE XIV, 109-111; John Berchmans Dockery, Christopher Davenport, friar and diplomat (London, 1960). SEE ALSO UNDER CHRISTOPHORUS (letter C) for more up-to-date information.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancta Clara (2) (Francisco de Santa Clara, fl. c. 1680)

OFMDisc. Member of the San José province.

literature

AIA 35 (1932), 528; AIA 22 (1962), 374; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, 2997-3000; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 117 (no. 324).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancta Ines (Francisco de Santa Inés, fl. c. 1670)

OFMDisc. Member of the San Gregorio province. Chronicler of the missions in the Philippines with loads of interesting ethnographic details.

editions

Crónica de la provincia de San Gregorio Magno de religiosos descalzos de N.S.P. San Francisco en las islas Filipinas, China, Japón etc. (Manila, 1676).

Crónica de la provincia de San Gregorio Magno de religiosos descalzos de N.S.P. San Francisco en las islas Filipinas, China, Japón etc. Tomo I: Escrito por Francisco de Santa Inés en 1676 (Manila, 1999).

Crónica de la provincia de San Gregorio Magno de religiosos descalzos de N.S.P. San Francisco en las islas Filipinas, China, Japón etc. escrita por Francisco de Santa Inés en 1676 II, 2nd Ed. (Manila: Chofré y Comp, 1892).

literature

AIA 28 (1927), 40-41; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 117 (no. 325). Imke Rath, 'Depicting Netherworlds, or the Treatment of the Afterlife in a Colonial Contact Zone', in: Image - Object - Performance: Mediality and Communication in Cultural Contact Zones of Colonial Latin America and the Philippines, ed. Astrid Windus & Eberhard Crailsheim (Münster: Waxmann Verlag, 2013), 181f.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancto Joanno de Capistrano (Francisco de San Juan de Capistrano, fl. 1728)

OFMDisc. Member of the San Diego province (Andalucia).

literature

AIA21 (1924), 336-337; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 116 (no. 322).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancto Josepho (Francisco de San José, fl. fl. mid 17th cent.)

Spanish friar from Antigua. Went to new Spain and helped to create the Colegio de Cristo Crucificado in Guatemala.

manuscripts

Exposición del cap. 1 del Evangelio de San Juan. Exposición de la Creación y Redención del Mundo. Exposición de las Historias de Sansón y David, >>?.

Tratado de la Oración mental, y Exposición de los Cantares de Salomón, >>>?

La Vida de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo, >>>?

These works are listed in Beristain, Biblioteca hispano americana setentrional (ed. Tip. del Colegio Católico, 1819) II, 122. Unknown as to whether any of these works have survived.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 73; B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancto Josepho (2) (Francisco de San José, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFM. Missionary in the Colegio de Ocopa, Peru.

literature

AIA21 (1924), 275-276; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 116 (no. 321)

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancto Josepho Sueso (Francisco de San José Suesa, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMDisc. Spanish friar.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 456; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 182 (no. 812).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancto Nicolau Serrato (Francisco de San Nicolás Serrate, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFMDisc. Friar from the San Diego province (Andalusia). Theology lector, custos and definitor for his order province.

editions

Doctrina de novicios: instituciones christianas, regulares y virtuosas para su mejor educacion en la Santa Provincia de San Diego de Franciscos Descalzos de Andaluzia (...) (s.l., s.n., ca. 1724?).

Epitome de la heroica vida, y glorioso martyrio del (...) martyr S. Juan de Prado (...) por nuestro SS. P. Benedicto XIII en 24 de Mayo de 1728 (...) (Sevilla: en el Convento de S. Diego, 1728). Available at the Biblioteca Virtual Andalucía [http://www.bibliotecavirtualdeandalucia.es/catalogo/consulta/resultados_navegacion.cmd?id=302&posicion=3&forma=ficha]

Libros Compendio historico de los santos y venerables de la Descalzas Serafica para gloria de Dios y exemplo de las almas (...) (Sevilla: en el Convento de San Diego, 1729). Available at the Biblioteca Virtual Andalucía [http://www.bibliotecavirtualdeandalucia.es/catalogo/consulta/resultados_navegacion.cmd?id=302&posicion=2&forma=ficha]

Año eterno y dias antiguos, discursos evangelicos, formados en platicas de obediencia, y Documentos de todo un año, segun el orden de las Dominicas, Assuntes especiales, Exercicios de muerte, Letras de las Meditationes, y Jaculatorias que se practican en la Congregacion del Oratorio o Escuela de Christo Unico Maestro de los hombres (...) (Sevilla: en el Convento de S. Diego, 1731). Available at the Biblioteca Virtual Andalucía [http://www.bibliotecavirtualdeandalucia.es/catalogo/consulta/resultados_navegacion.cmd?id=302&posicion=1&forma=ficha]

Ceremonial de la Missa y Oficio Divino?

literature

AIA21 (1924), 196-197; AIA 24 (1925), 92-98; AIA 32 (1929), 38; AIA 15 (1955), 449-450; AIA 22 (1962), 375; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 180 (no. 793).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sancto Stephano Andrade (Francisco de San Esteban Andrade, fl. first half 18th cent.)

Friar from Hunduras. Entered the order in Guatemala. Taught philosophy and theology in the order and was admitted to the Colegio dela Santa Cruz (Quéretaro) in 1700. Three years later, he transferred to the new Colegio de Cristo Crucificado. Francisco became guardian of this college/friary in 1710, and again in 1731 and 1740. Close collaborator and friend of friar Antonio Margil (d. 1726), fellow founder and former guardian of the Colegio dela Santa Cruz, and missionary in Guatemala and Texas.

manuscripts

Sermones morales y panegíricos, 9 Vols.

Miscelánea>>3 Vols.

Vocabulario de varios logares dificultosos de la Sagrada Biblia

Apología de los privilegios de los misioneros

Apuntes de la Vida, obras, virtudes y milagros del V. P. Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesús

editions

Novena de Christo Nuestro Bien Crucificado, para meditar, y sentir sus penas. Con el Exercicio de las siete caidas, que dio en el discurso de toda su Passion dolorosa (Guatemala, 1724).

Titulo glorioso del crucificado con Cristo en la mystica cruz de la vida, y predicacion admirable del Apostol del Reyno de Guatemala, y Segunda azuzena de la Religion Seraphica, el. R.P. Fr. Antonio Margil de Jesus, Missionero Apostolico, Fundador, ex-Guardian, y Padre de los Colegios de Propaganda Fide, de toda la Nueva España. Inscripcion famosa del libro de sus admirables virtudes, que predicó en sus Honras Funerales (…) (Mexico, 1729).

El Seraphim con suis alas del Throno de Christo Sacramentado para el fructuoso empleo de las almas en el Iubileo Circular (Guatemala, 1739).

literature

J.T. Medina, La Imprenta en México, 8 Vols. (Santiago de Chile, 1907-1912) IV, 277; J.T. Medina, La Imprenta en Guatemala (Santiago de Chile, 1910), 96; AIA 27 (1927), 326-327; G. Valenzuela, La imprenta en Guatemala (Guatemala, 1933), 9-10; D. Sánchez García, Catálogo de los escritores franciscanos de la Provincia Seráfica del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala (Guatemala, 1920), 8; Eleanor B. Adams, A Bio-bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America (Washingthon D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 8-9.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Santelico (Francisco Santelices, fl. 17th cent.?)

Native from Tegucigalpa (Honduras). He studied canon law at the San Carlos University and obtained a doctorate. Thereafter he joined the Franciscans and taught moral theology in Guatemala.

manuscripts

Tractatus de Scientia Dei, in quo nova molitur via conciliandi libertatem creatam cum Providentia et Praedestinatione, >>>?.

Philosophicae Considerationes, novaque Theoremata, quibus Scoticae Doctrinae ultimum apponitur fulcimentum, >>>?.

Tractatus de Gratia Habituali, >>>?.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 74.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sciacca (Francesco da Sciacca, ca. 1505-1575)

OFM & OFMCap. Friar from the Palermo province. First entered the Observance and transferred to the Capuchins around 1533/34. Known Scotist as well as a renowned preacher.

editions

Lecturae philosophicae et theologicae secundum mentem Scoti. Never published?

literature

Wadding, Annales Minorum, ad an. 1575 (no. 53); Boverio, Annales I, 773; Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 98; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 299; Benedetto Palocci di Scandriglia, Frutti serafici, overo Laconismo delle vite dell'huomini più illustri in santità e dottrina de'Frati minori capuccini, dall'anno 1525 sino all'anno 1612 (1656), 127-129; FLores Seraphici I, 117-120; Antonino da Castellammare, Storia dei frati minori Cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo: Scuola tipografica salessiana, 1914) II, 20-29; Egidio da Monica, Catalogo degli scrittori cappuccini della provincia di Palermo (Palermo, 1930), 62; DThCat XIV, 1594; Lexicon Capuccinum, 635; Corrado Dollo, Modelli scientifici e filosofici nella Sicilia spagnola (Naples: Guida Editori, 1984), 80.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Scicli (Francesco da Scicli/Cavalli, ca. 1595-1662)

OFMCap. Completed his medical studies at Padua around 1618. Joined the order in 1632 and continued to practice as a medical doctor. He also treated Pope Innocent X in 1648. Experimented with the creation of medical compounds and one of the results of this was his Teatro Universale Farmaceutico. He died in 1662 and left behind several other medical writings.

editions

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literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 99; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 437; Mongitore, Bibliotheca Sicula I, 240; Mira Bibliografia Siciliana I, 212; Edouard d'Alençon, 'Poudre de vipère et or potable. Consultation donnée à un Pape par un capucin', Études Franciscaines 28 (1912), 85-96; Lexicon Capuccinum, 635 (with some additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Serino (Francesco da Sarino)

Franciscan chronicler, known for his works on the Holy Land.

editions

Croniche o Annali di Terra Santa del p. Francesco da Serino, ed. T. Cavallon, 2 Vols. (Florence, 1939).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sestri Ponente (Francesco da Sestri Ponente/Rombo, 1619-1696)

OFMCap. Member of the Genoa province. Three times provincial minister (1667, 1676, 1687) and apostolic visitator of the Roman province. Known for his sermons and a range of other hagiographical, moral, novice training and political writings.

editions

Vita del P. Zaccaria Boverio da Saluzzo, diffinitore generale de Capuccini (Genoa: Calenzani, 1664). This edition is accessible via Google Books.

Discorsi morali da farsi a' Religiosi e Religiose claustrali detti in varie occasioni, 2 Vols. (Genoa: Antonio Giorgio Franchelli, 1575-1681). Accessible via Google Books (in any case the first volume).

Aucupium ibis hoc est confutationes obiectionum elenchistae cuiusdam anonymi in apologiam pro Annio F. Thomae Mazza. Authore Didymo Leoclauico Siuilieno. Editum a reuerendo P.F. Francisco a Sexto ordinis minorum capuccinorum (...) (Ronchi: apud Antonium Georgium Franchi, 1676). Accessible via Google Books.

Prima parte de' Ragionamenti a' novitii, di fra Francesco da Sestri (...) (Genoa: Antonio Giorgio Franchelli, 1682). Accessible via Google Books.

Parte seconda de' ragionamenti a' nouitii di fra Francesco da Sestri (...) (Genoa: Antonio Giorgio Franchelli, 1685).

Il tiranno considerato priuo delle qualità necessarie all'eccell[en]za del principato (Genoa: Antonio Giorgio Franchelli, 1690).

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 99; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 233; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 436; Zaverio Molfino, Capuccini Genovesi (Genoa, 1912) I, 43f, 363; Eduoard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 26; Lexicon Capuccinum, 636 (with additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sevilla (Francisco de Sevila/Velasco, 1558-1615)

OFMCap. Spanish friar from Sevilla. Prior to his entry into the order he was for some years a Mercedarian priest. Active as novice master, provincial definitor and founder of the first Capuchin friary in Madrid and Granada. Famous preacher (also at the Spanish royal court) and propagator of popular devotions (on the Eucharist, Mary, 40 hour prayers). Also published several rules for religious confraternities. He died on 27 December 1615.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap V, 364, 375; Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 147; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 306; Edouard d'Alençson, Bibliotheca Mariana, 39; Andrés, Vitalidad seráfica II, 76-88; J. Calasanz Vives y Tuto de Llevaneras, Biografía hispano-capuchina (Barcelona, 1896), 373-400; LexCap. 636 (with some additional references to older literature); DHGE, XVIII, 765-6; Emilio de Sollana, ‘La provincia capuchina de Valencia y la Inmaculada’, Estudios franciscanos 56 (1955), 363-396; Emilio de Sollana, Escritores de la provincia capuchina de Valencia. Ensayo bibliográfico (Valencia, 1963), 178f; Arturo M. da Carmignano di Brenta, San Lorenzo da Brindisi, dottore della Chiesa universale (1559-1619) (Venice, 1960-1963) II, 238, 278ff, IV-1, 205-207, IV-2, 416-418.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Solchaga (1747-1823)

OFMCap. Castilian friar. Entered the order in 1764. Court preacher and appointed general minister by papal bull in 1818. He died on 26 August 1823. Wrote several works of canon law.

literature

Bullarium OFMCap IX, 275-276; Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum XII, 56; Collectanea Franciscana 13 (1943), 298-300; Lexicon Capuccinum, 636-637 (with some additional references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Soriano (Francesco da Soriano/Soriano nel Cimino, ca. 1500-1567)

OFM & OFMCap. Italian friar. Not to be confused with the Andalusian friar Francisco Soriano. Francesco da Soriano transferred from the Observants to the Capuchins and is especially known for his preaching rallies, for instance in Rimini (1548), but also more to North, in Umbria. Also known as a propagator of the Quarantore prayer marathons, for instance in Orvieto. He was elected general definitor in 1561. He produced several scholastic theological questions, sermons and prayer texts.

literature

Monumenta Historica OFMCap III, 157-167; Flores Seraphici I, 224-228; Benedetto da Scandriglia, Frutti serafici, ovvero delle vite dell’huomini più illustri de’Fr. Min. Cappuccini (Rome, 1656), 85-88; DThCat XIV, 2417-2418; Italia Francescana 10 (1935), 388-394; Francesco da Vicenza, ‘Il convento della Romita di Terni’, Italia francescana 14 (1939), 30-40; Felice da Mareto, Tavole dei capitoli generali dell’Ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini (Parma, 1940), 66; Francesco da Vicenza, ‘Cenni biografici scritti da P. Lattanzio da Terni’, Collectanea Franciscana 10 (1940), 518; Bonaventura von Mehr, Das Predigtwesen in der Kölnischen und Rheinischen Kapuzinerprovinz im 17. und 18. Jahrhundert (Rome, 1945), 40f., 52; Lexicon capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 637; I Cappuccini in Emilia-Romagna: storia di una presenza (EDB, 2002), passim.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Sosa (Franciscus a Sosa/Francisco Sosa da Toledo, d.1618)

OFM. Observant friar from the province of Santiago (St. Jacob). Minister General between 1600-1606. Bishop of the Canarias between 1607-10 and of Osma (1613-1618). Died in Madrid. Known as an ardent defender of the immaculate conception of Mary.

editions

Crónica de la provincia franciscana de Santiago, 1214-1614, ed. M. de Castro (Madrid, 1971).

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literature

Wadding, Scriptores (Rome, 1906), 93ab; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 302a.; AIA, 27 (1927), 42-48; AIA 15 (1955), 453-455; 20 (1960), 123; Manuel deCastro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 181 (no. 805); María de los Reyes Hernández Socorro & Santiago de Luxán Meléndez, 'Fray Francisco de Sosa, un personaje del Toledo del Greco, Obispo de Canarias, visitador de Portugal en 1613', in: VII Coloquio de historia canario - americano (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Cabildo Insular de Gran Canaria, 1986) I, 490-512.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Tausto (Tàuste/Hauste, d. 1698)

OFMCap. Friar from Aragon and missionary in the Orinoco region (Venezuela). Killed in action by indigenous people in 1698. Known for linguistic and catechistic works.

editions

Arte y Vocabulario de la lengua de los Indios Chaymas, cumanagotos, cores, parias y otros diversos de la provincia de Cumaná o Nueva Andalucía, con la Doctrina Christiana y Catecismo en la dicha lingua india (Madrid: Bernardo Villa-Diego, 1680/Leipzig, 1888)/ Arte y Vocabulario de la lengua de los Indios Chaymas (...) Edición facsimil, ed. Miguel Ángel Pallarés Jiménez (Zaragoza: Instituto Aregonés de Antropología, 2002).

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 94; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 441Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini III, 362; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle Missioni III, 719-727; Streit-Dingdinger, Bibliotheca Missionum II, 726f; España Misionera, Revista 2 (Madrid, 1945), 545-547; Venezuela Misionera 7 (1945), 46-48; Lexicon Capuccinum (1951), 637-638; The Indigenous Languages of South America: A Comprehensive Guide, ed. Lyle Campbell & Verónica Grondona (Berlin-Boston: Walter de Gruyter, 2012), 54.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Tolosa (d. 1600)

OFM. Spanish Observant friar. General of the order between 1587 and 1593. Bisshop of Tui (Spain) between 1597 and 1600.

literature

Eubel, Hierarchia III, 321 & IV, 348; DThCat VI, 762; Eugenio Urroz Erro, 'El preclarísimo guipuzcoano Francisco de Tolosa, Euskal-Erria: revista bascongada San Sebastián 75 (2o sem. 1916), 490-497.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Turrojuncilo (Francisco de Torrejoncillo, fl. mid to later 17th cent.)

OFMDisc. Friar from the San Gabriel province. Anti-judaic preacher and author.

editions

Centinela contra judíos, puesta en la torre de la Iglesia de Dios, con el trabajo, caudal y desvelo del P. Fr. Francisco de Torrejoncillo, predicador jubilado de la Santa Provincia de S. Gabriel, de Descalços de la Regular Observancia de nuestro Seráfico Padre San Francisco (Madrid, 1674/Madrid: Joseph Fernandez de Buendia, 1676/Pamplona: Juan Micón, 1691/Pamplona: Juan Micón, 1720/Madrid, 1721/Coimbra, 1724/Porto: Manoel Pedroso Coimbra, 1745). In this work, Francisco defended the activities of the Spanish Inquisition, and called for a systhematic application of racial statutes, amounting to a plea to deport all the descendants of converted Jews from Spain and its colonies. In any case the 1676 Madrid edition, the 1691 Pamplona edition, the 1720 Pamplona edition, and the 1745 Porto edition are available via Google Books.

literature

AIA 35 (1932), 551; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols.(Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 3076-3081; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 185 (no. 830); François Soyer, Popularizing Anti-Semitism in Early Modern Spain and its Empire: Francisco de Torrejoncillo and the Centinela contra Judíos (1674) (Leiden: Brill, 2014).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Toralo (Francisco de Toral, ca. 1501-1571)

Spanish friar from Ubeda. Took the habit in his home town by 1516. In 1542, he traveled with Jacobo de Tastera and other friars to New Spain. Francisco went to Tecamachalco and helped create a missionary station. He also mastered the local languages (Popoloca, Mexican etc.). In 1553, he was sent as custos to the general chapter at Salamanca. The year after, he returned to Mexico with a group of 36 friars recruited from all over Spain. In 1558, Francisco was elected the tenth provincial of the Holy Gospel province and in 1560, king Philip II supported his candidacy for the episcopal see of Yucatan. He went back to Spain for his consecration and took possession of his see in thee Summer of 1562. Almost immediately, he was confronted with social and religious unrest, partly as the result of the inquisitorial and missionary action undertaken by the Franciscan provincial Diego de Landa against indigenous groups suspected of idolatry. Francisco’s opposition to the policies of Diego severely strained relations between the bishop and local Franciscan friars. Francisco died on April 20, 1571.

manuscripts/editions

Arte, Vocabulario, Doctrina Christiana, en lengua Popolaca>>>>? This work mentioned for instance by Viñaza, 257.

Sermones, en la lengua popoloca.

Letters and other documents from his episcopal periode have been included in several studies and source collections. See for instance: Cartas de Indias (Madrid, 1877), passim; C. Carrillo y Ancona, El Obispado de Yucatán, 2 Vols. (Mérida, 1895), passim; M. Cuevas, Historia de la Iglesia en México 2 Vols. (Mexico, 1922), passim; Documentos del Siglo XVI para la historia de México (Mexico, 1924), passim; Documentos para la historia de Yucatán, II: La Iglesia en Yucatán, 1560-1610, ed. F.V. Scholes et al. (Mérida, 1938); France V. Scholes & Eleanor B. Adams, Don Diego Quijada, Alcalde Mayor de Yucatán, 1561-1565, 2 vols. (Mexico City, 1938 ).

literature

C. Muñoz y Manzano Conde de la Viñaza, Bibliografía española de lenguas indígenas de América (Madrid, 1892), 257; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 78-79; Manuel de Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas americanas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del siglo XVI’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid: DEIMOS, 1988), 519-520; David E. Timmer, ‘Providence and Perdition: Fray Diego De Landa Justifies His Inquisition Against the Yucatecan Maya’, Church History 66 (1997). 477-499.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Torralva (Francisco de Torralva, ca. 1550-1624)

Castilian friar. Traveled to Yucatan with Diego de Landa in 1573. Active as novice master, guardian, definitor and custos. Also known as a preacher, well-versed in the Mayan language.

manuscripts

Sermonarios en lengua de Maya >>>>>?

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 79.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Toulouse (François Julia, François de Toulouse, d. 1678)

OFMCap. Joined the order in 1628. Active in Vigan and the surrounding region. Highly productive Preacher, missionary expert and religious controversialist. Many of his sermons and other treatises did survive. He died in 1678.

editions

Thrasylli factionis calvinisticae ministri impietas prostrata: sive refutatio spurcissimi libelli, ab ipsomet procusi (Paris: Denis Thierry, 1657). Available via Google Books.

Jésus-Christ, ou le Parfait missionnaire, ou il est traitte: I. De la Mission en general. II. Des qualitez necessaires au parfait Missionaire. III. De la conduite & des emplois du Parfait Missionaire (Paris: Denis Thierry, 1662). It amounts to a handbook of missionary preaching. Available via Google Books.

Le missionaire apostolique, ou Sermons utiles à ceux qui s'emploient aux Missions, 13 Vols. (Paris: Estienne Michallet, 1666/1682). A large sermon collection. A selection of these sermons have been printed in J.-P. Migne, Orateurs sacrés X, 892-1134 & XI, 9-899. Now, several volumes of Le missionaire apostolique can be accessed via Gallica and via Google Books.

La vie de la Vénérable Mère Jeanne de l'Estonnac, veuve a Fev messire Gaston de Mont-Ferrand, Marquis de Landiras, première religieuse, et mère fondatrice de l'Ordre des Religieuses de Nostre Dame (Toulouse: Jean Pech, 1671). Available via Google Books.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 102; Eduardus d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 27, 80; Apollinaire de Valence, Bibliotheca fratrum minorum Capuccinorum provinciarum Occitaniae et Aquitaniae (Rome-Nîmes: Praefectus Archivi Generalis Capuccinorum-Gervais-Bedot, 1894), 72-75; Apollinaire de Valence, Toulouse chrétienne: histoire des capucins (Toulouse: Privat, 1897) II, 387; Irénée d’Aulon, Bibliographie des capucins de Toulouse (Toulouse, 1928), 12; Lexicon capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 639; DSpir V, 1097-1099; Catholicisme IV, 1557; DHGE XVIII, 771.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Turro (Francisco de Torres, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFM. Preacher from the Aragon province.

literature

AIA 15(1955), 460-461; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 185 (no. 832).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Valdorayno (Francisco de Valderrayn, fl. later 18th cent.)

OFM. Liturgical specialist in the Cantabria province.

editions

Ceremonial romano-seráphico de la Santa Provincia de Cantabria de la Regular Observancua de N.P.S. Francisco (...) (Vitoria: Tomás de Robles, 1770).

literature

AIA38 (1935), 362-363; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 188 (no. 852); Bibliografía de autores españoles del siglo XVIII (Madrid: Editorial CSIC, 1981) VIII, no. 1930.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Vergara (Francisco de Vergara, fl. c. 1600)

Franciscan missionary, active in Mexico. Known for his knowledge of the Matlatzinga language.

editions

Cartilla de la doctrina cristiana en lengua matlatzinga (Mexico: Diego López de Avalos, por Adriano Cesar, 1602).

literature

Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 441.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Villalpando (Francisco de Soto/Francisco de Villalpando, d. 1797)

OFMCap. Spanish friar. Born in 1740. He joined the order in 1758. Philosopher/mathematician. Lector/professor of philosophy in the schools of his order.

editions

Tractatus praeliminaris mathematicarum disciplinarum elementa: in usum physicae candidatorum (Madrid: apud Ioachimum Ibarra, C. R. M. Typographum, 1778). Available via the Biblioteca Digital de Castilla y Leon [http://bibliotecadigital.jcyl.es/i18n/consulta/resultados_navegacion.cmd?busq_autorobra=CYLA20110000325&descrip_autorobra=Obras%20como%20autor:%20Francisco%20de%20Villalpando%20,%20(O.F.M.%20Cap.),%201740-1797]. The work is also accessible via Google Books. A modern reprint of the work was issued in 2009.

Philosophia ad usum scholae FF. Minorum S. Francisci Capuccinorum Provinciae utriusque Castellae accomodata in tres tomos distributa, 3 Vols. (Madrid: Joachim Ibarra 1777-1778). A three-volume handbook of philosophy that also touched on more modern aspects of natural philosophy/physics.

Vida Del Beato Bernardo de Ofida, Religioso Lego Del Orden de Capuchinos de la Provincia de la Marca(...)? A reprint of this work was issued by BiblioBazaar in 2012.

literature

Andrés, Vitalidad seráfica I, 224-228; Menendez-Pelayo, La Ciencia española III, 200; Buenaventura de Carrocera, 'Un capitulo de la historia de la filosofía en España: la obra filosófica del P. Francisco de Villalpando', Estudios Franciscanos 49 (1948), 56f, 379; Zamora Sanches German, Francisco de Villalpando (1740-1797), o.f.m. cap., introductor oficial de la filosofia moderna en españa, Diss. Pontificia Univeritas Gregoriana (Salamanca, 1982); Powszechna encyklopedia filozofii III, 595.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus de Vitoria (Francisco de Vitoria, † 1533, Lima)

Not to be confused with his Dominican contemporary. Missionary and defender of Indian interests. Active in Mexico from 1530 onwards. In 1548 in Spain, where he was appointed general commissioner of Peru. In 1550 he travelled with 40 Franciscan missionaries to Peru. Participated in the council of Lima in 1552 and founded the first Franciscan South-American order province in 1553.

editions:

>letters?

literature:

L. Canedo, ‘New data regarding the origin of the franciscan missions in Peru, 1532-1565’, The Americas 9 (1952-1953), 315-158; D. de Córdova Salinas, Crónica franciscana de las Provincias del Perù,ed. L.G, Canedo (Washington, 1957); R. Aubert, ‘François de Vitoria’, DHGE XVIII, 772-773 (with additional bibliographical references); L. Gómez Canedo, Evangelización y conquista. Experiencia franciscana en Hispanoamérica(Mexico, 19882); A. Abad Pérez, Los franciscanos en América (Madrid, 1992). For the probable existence of another contemporary Franciscan missionary with the same name in Colombia and Peru, see R. Aubert, ‘François de Vitoria’, DHGE XVIII, 773.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Diago (Francisco Diago, fl. c. 1700)

OFM. Scotist theologian in the Aragon province. Not to be confused with his Dominican namesake from the early 17th century. Our Franciscan was a pupil of the Scotist Juan Pérez López, and he published for his master the Staterae theologicae.

editions

Staterae theologicae in pondere et mensura dextera manu appositae, ut ante Scoti lucem, luminaris minorum appendantur, quaque forsam sinistra manu obumbre tentarunt doctrinam/publicato por el P. Francisco Diago, OFM (Gerona: Jerónimo Palol, 1701).

literature

AIA2 (1942), 453; AIA 15 (1955), 394-396; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 107 (no. 261).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Diaz (Francisco Diaz de San Buenaventura, fl. later seventeenth cent.)

OFMObs. Member of he Castilia province. Scotist logician and philosopher. Same as Francisco de San Buenaventura mentioned above (see Franciscus de Sancta Bonaventura)? Or Mix-up with the Dominican Froylano Diaz? Check!/p>

editions

Dialectica disputata per quaestiones et articulos distincta (Madrid, 1694).>> work of of the Dominican Froylano Diaz?

literature

AIA8 (1917), 102-104; AIA 27 (1927), 328-330; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) IX, nos. 2991-2995; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 107 (no. 262).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francesco di Gazzuolo (31, 07, 1546, Gazzuolo - 11, 03, 1620, Mantua)

Of high noble descent. Member of the household of Alexander Farnese in Flanders, and later living at the court of Philip II in Spain. Entered the Franciscan order in May 1562 in Alcalá de Henares. Studied in Spain and was ordained priest in Toledo in 1570. Returned to Italy in 1573. Provincial minister in Venice between 1577 and 1579. Elected minister general in 1579. Mades several visitation jouneys to enhance discipline and to recruite missionaries for Asia and Amercia. In 1587, he became bishop of Gefalù, In 1593 he was appointed bishop of Pavia, and in April of the same year he moved to the episcopal see of Mantua. Took measures to improve the education of priests. Accompagnied as nuntius the cardinal-legate Alexander de Medici on his trip to France to normalize the relations with Henry IV of France, and to prepare a peace treaty between France and Spain. The process of his beatification started in 1627 and was taken up again in 1904.

editions:

>>ascetical writings>>

literature:

P. Sevesi, `Il Ven. Francesco Gazzuolo, OFM, vescovo eletto di Pavia', Studi Francescani, 20 (1923), 27-32; P. Sevesi, `San Carlo Borromeo e il Ven. Padre Francesco Gazzuolo per la seraphica riforma', Studi Francescani, 22 (1925), 156-186; G. Guzzo, `Il Ven. Francesco Gazzuolo', Frate Francesco, 15 (1942), 183-187; Klaus Jaitner, `Gazzuolo, (7) Francesco', LThK, 3 (1995), 835-836.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Doctor>>>

>>>Canonist

manuscripts

In III Decretalibus: Naples, Naz. I.H.15, ff. 136r-246r

literature

Cenci, Napoli, I, 139;>>

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Durandus (Francisco Durán, fl. c. 1600)

OFM. Member of the Santiago province. Preacher and provincial (1607-1610).

literature

Atanasio López, ‘Un orador franciscano desconocido’, AIA 30 (1928), 113-121; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 108 (no. 275).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Durant (fl. 14th cent.)

Spanish friar>>>

manuscripts

Sermones: Toledo, Ecclesia Primat., no. 5-28>>?

literature

Zawart, 298; AIA, 1 (1919), 374-376.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Eiximenis (Francesc Eiximenis, ca. 1327, Gerona - April 1409, Perpignan)

Catelan (Spanish) friar. Theologian, popular preacher, political theorist, millenarian. Born in Gerona. Entered the local Franciscan convent at an early age. Was ordained deacon in 1352 (Barcelona) and studied philosophy and theology at the Franciscan studia of Valencia, Paris, Cologne and Oxford. Worked for some years at the curia in Avignon (1365-1371), and in this period he apparently also traveled for a while through Italy, where he would also have visited Mount Alverna, Santa Maria d'Aracoeli in Rome, and Florence. After his return to Catalonia, his provincial minister did not accept his candidacy for the philosophy chair of the town of Lérida, as Eiximenis was not yet master of theology. He then became custodian in Barcelona in 1374. King Pedro IV and the Duke of Anjou and Armagnac lobbied on his behalf in so that Eiximenis could continue his studies, for which the king and queen of Aragon also supported him financially. Eiximenis thereafter became master of theology at Toulouse (1374). Thereafter he returned to Barcelona, where he was confessor and guardian of the Franciscan friary, as wel as counsellor for various people. He also taught philosophy and theology and started to write his first works (dedicating the first book of his Crestià to Pedro IV). In 1383, he came to Valencia, where he stayed until 1408. During this period, which saw a large literary production, he was asked (together with two other Franciscan friars) to examine the Hebrew books of the Valencia synagogue. Eiximenis also became active as supporter of order reform (helping to found ‘Observantist’ convents in the Valentina region), and as a peace broker and political advisor for Valencia. Eiximenis was for a short while confessor of Juan I of Aragin (Pedro's successor), a position soon later taken by his fellow Franciscan Tomas de Olzina, and later Eiximenis became the councellor of Martin I of Aragon (Juan's successor) for political matters concerning the great schism. As an embassador for Martin I and his wife Maria de Luna, Eiximenis supported pope Benedict XIII (Pedro de Luna), to whom Eiximenis dedicated his Psalterium laudatorium in 1404. On Request of the latter, he took part in the council of Perpignan (November 1408). Around the same time, Benedict XIII made him Patriarch of Jerusalem (13, 11, 1408), and subsequently episcopal administrator of Elna (19,12, 1408). Eiximenis died at Perpignan in Spring 1409, where he was buried in the Franciscan friary. He was a prolific writer (both in Latin and in Catelan) of mystical, moral, eschatological, and theological writings, such as the: Dotzè Llibre del Crestiá (1383/85), which, influenced by Joh. Rupescissa and Lactantius, foretold the coming of a 1000 year Sabbath; Llibre de les dones (1369), mirors of princes (Regiment de la cosa pùblica, part of La Crestiá), city planning manifestos and works concerning social politics.

manuscripts

Llibre del Crestiá: Madrid, Nac. 1790 (Primer del Crestiá); 1791 (Segon del Crestiá); 1792 (Terç del Crestiá, first part); 1793 (Terç del Crestiá, 2nd part); 1794 (Terç del Crestiá, 3rd part); 2215 [Castro, Madrid, no. 91, 92, 93, 94, 95]; Palacio Real, 2-N-1 (Terç del Crestiá); El Escorial T. I. II (Primer del Crestiá); Barcelona, Bibl. Central. 456 (Primer del Crestiá); Barcelona, Bib. Central 2215 (Segon del Crestià); Barcelona, Bibl. Universitaria 91 (Terç del Crestiá); Barcelona, Bib. Central 457 & 458 (Terç del Crestiá); Valencia, Bibl. Metropol. 290 (Primer del Crestiá); Valencia, Bibl. Metropol. 291 (Segon del Crestiá); Valencia, Bibl. Metropol. 292 & 293 (Terç del Crestiá); Valencia, Bib. Metropolitana 136 (Dotzé del Crestiá); Barcelona, Archivo del Palau (Dotzé del Crestiá); Archivo de la Corona de Aragón, San Cugat 10 (Dotzé del Crestiá); Barcelona, Bib. Central 1598 (chapter 321 of the Dotzé del Crestiá); Vich, Archivo Episcopal…. (Dotzé del Crestiá); Paris BN Esp. 9 (first 166 chapters of Dotzé del Crestiá).

Llibre dels Angels: Madrid, Nac. 4030 ff. 1-225v; Madrid, Nac. 62; Madrid, Nac. 73 [Castro, Madrid, no. 3, 7. 221]; El Escorial h. II. 13; El Escorial h. II. 16; El Escorial h. III. 21; Barcelona, Bib. Universitaria 86; Barcelona, Seminario 400; Barcelona, Archivo Capitular 30; Barcelona, Bib. Central 267; Barcelona, Bib. Central 342; Barcelona, Bib. Central 462; Ateneo, MS IV; Babra, Gerona, Seminario….; Paris, BN Esp. 38; Rome, Bib. Casanat. 1392;Turin, Bib. Naz. 1647; Cambridge, Trinity College 350. For manuscripts of the Castilian, French, an Latin versions, see I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 1 (Siglos iii-xvi)(Salamanca, 1967), 263.

Llibre de les Dones: Madrid, Nac. 1797; 1984; 4030 ff. 226-241 [Castro, no. 108, 221]; Barcelona, Bib. Universitaria 79; Barcelona, Bib. Central 461; Paris, BN Esp. 57; Chantilly, Instituto de Francia, 534; ACA, Canc., Pergamins. Fragments, n. 420. For manuscripts of the Castilian versions, see I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 1 (Siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 264.

Vida de Jesucrist: Madrid, Nac. 2801 [books VI-X]; 4187 [books VIII-IX] [Castro, 168, 241]. A French translation can be found in MS Paris Mazarine 927; Paris BN>>> For more manuscripts (Catelan, Castilian, etc.), see I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 1 (Siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 264.

Scala Dei o tractat de contemplatió: Madrid, Nac. 92 (15th cent) [Castro, Madrid, no. 9]; Barcelona, Bib. Universitaria 88; St. Petersburg, Hisp. Q-I-7.

Cercapou: Barcelona, Bib. Central 1720 & 1804; Barcelona, Bib. Universitaria 2 & 148.

Ars Praedicandi Populo: Cracow, University Library Jagellon, 471 (AAA.I.8)ff. 466r-487r; Budapest, ELTE University Library, Cod. Lat. 73; BAV Ottob. Lat. 396.

Liber Pastoralis/Pastorale: Madrid, Nac. 444 ff. 1-77v [Castro, Madrid, n. 37]; Toulouse, Bibl. Munic. 293 (an. 1457); Barcelona, Bib. Central 463;Valencia, Bib. Metrololitana 261; Paris BN Lat. 3188; London, British Library Add. 17365; BAV Rossiniana 213; Milan, Ambrosiana H. 87 sup; >>>>

`Psalterium': Madrid, Nac. 4286 ff. 1-113 [Castro, Madrid, n.249]; Barcelona, Biblioteca de Catalunya [=Bib. Central] 464; Valencia, univ. 241; Metropolitana 151. For more manuscript information, see I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 1 (Siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 266.

Exposició dels psalms: Madrid, Nac. 4286 ff. 114-148; Barcelona, Bib. Central 464; Paris BN Esp. 45..

Regiment de prínceps [two redactions: as an independent treatise and as part of the Dotzè del crestià. For this work, Eiximenis made much use ofthe works of John of Wales]:>>

Lost?: Summa philosophica; Exposició de la Regla dels Frares Menors; De religió; Libro de les virtuts; De pomo;Compendium Animae; Sermonaris.

editions:

Below is an (incomplete) list of available editions of Eiximenis's works. Those interested in his text can also visit http://www.eiximenis.tk/, which offers a large number of transcriptions based on manuscript and incunable versions of his works.

El Crestiá. This work was envisaged as a thirteen-volume work, which would deal with all fundamental aspects of Christianity. It was written on request of Pedro IV el Ceremonioso, the magistrats of Barcelona, and patrician citizens of the town, desiring to know the road to Paradise. The work intended to clarify, direct, awaken, teach, and exhort every faithful christian, so that he would take care of his soul, follow the roads leading to God, and steer free from the dangers of life. Only five [?] books of El Crestiá did appear, composed between 1378 and 1391: the Primer del Crestiá, the Segon del Crestiá, the Regiment de la cosa pública, the Terç del Crestiá, and the Dotzén del Crestiá:

1. Primer del Crestiá(Valencia: Lamberto Palmart, 1483). See also Francesc Eiximenis: Lo Crestià (selecciò), ed. Albert Hauf (Barcelona, 1983) [This first book of El Crestiá, written between 1378 and 1381, contains 381 chapters, and provides an exposition of the origin, the nature, and the dignity of Christian faith. Strong emphasis on the idea that God has created mankind as his beloved ofspring and has incorporated man into himself by love, just like two lovers unify themselves through their mutual love. Eximenis explains that Christ has made man kings and priests through his own sacrifice, which the faithful offer daily through the Eucharist.]

2. Segon del Crestiá,was never printed (see manuscripts above) [The work, probably written between 1382 and 1383, deals in 239 chapters with the temptations encountered by every Christian.]

3. Regiment de la cosa pública (Valencia, 1499); Regiment de la cosa pública, ed. Daniel de Molins (Barcelona, 1927/reprint 1980); Regiment de la cosa pública, ed. M. Sanchis Guarner (Valencia, 1972). For a modern French translation, see: François Eiximenis, Le gouvernement de la république, trans. Patrick Gifreu et al. (Perpignan: Les Éditions de la Merci, 2012). [Written in Valencia in 1383, on request of local lawyers and urban administrators. The work was later included in the Dotzén del Crestiá (chapters 357-395). In the Regiment, Eximenis explains that, through baptism, mankind shares one faith and one hope. Hence, all people should also try to be unified in their search for a true Christian life. To that end, people should love their community and cherish the fundaments of a beneficial terrestial city. These fundaments are concord, observance of the law, justice, fidelity, and prudence in political matters. Thus, the terrestial community will be stable and durable, being a figure of the holy city of Paradise. Work makes much use of John of Wales’ Communiloquium and his Breviloquium de Virtutibus]

4. Terç del Crestiá. This work, containing no less than 1060 chapters, was written in Valencia in 1383. It has survived in many manuscripts and received its first full edition in the twentieth century: Terç del Crestià, ed. Martí de Barcelona & Norbert d'Ordal, 3 Vols, Els nostres clàssics, collecció B, 1, 2, 4 (Barcelona, 1929-32); Com usar bé debeure i menjar, ed. Jorge E. Gracia, Clàssics Curial, 6 (Barcelona, 1977) (= Terç del Crestiá, chapters 350-397) [This popular work of Eximenis deals with the sins that marr Christian life, and with the challenges that man encounters during this life. All this should strengthen man’s desire to reach Paradise.]

5.Dotzén del Crestiá, ed. Lamberto Palmart (Valencia, 1484) (First four parts); Dotzé Llibre del Crestiá, Seconda part, volum primer, ed. Curt Wittlin, Arseni Pacheco, Jill Webster, Josep M. Pujol, Josefina Fíguls, Bernat Joan i August Bover, Obres de Francesc Eiximenis, 2 (Girona, 1986); Dotzé Llibre del Crestiá, Seconda part, volum segon, ed. Curt Wittlin, Arseni Pacheco, Jill Webster, Josep M. Pujol, Josefina Fíguls, Bernat Joan, Andreu Solé, Teresa Romaguera i Xavier Renedo, Obres de Eiximenis, 4 (Girona, 1987); Dotzè llibre del Crestià. Primera part. Volum Primer, ed. Xavier Renedo et al., Obres de Francesc Eiximenis, 1 (Girona: Universitat de Girona-Diputació de Girona, 2005). See also Paolo Evangelisti, Francesc Eiximenis. Il Dodicesimo Libro del Cristiano; capp. 139-152 e 193-197. Lo statuto della moneta negli scritti di un frate Minore del XIV sec., Rei nummariae scriptores, 1 (Trieste, 2013). [The Dotzén del Crestiá, which contains 907 chapters, deals with the ways in which God draws man to Himself in the social life. Eximenis relates how God shows Himself in the wonders of creation (a beautiful city), and has created in man’s heart an image of the Divine City. Man is himself a well-ordered city, and reflects in himself the glories of Heaven. Yet, original sin creates in man a view of a criminal and diabolical city. As God has given man a natural inclination to live in society, society (or the communities in which man spends his life) should help man to obtain knowledge of the spiritual city, to become desirous of it, and help him with the means to deserve it.]

Some passages from individual books of El Crestiá can also be found in: Lo crestià (Selecció), ed. A. Hauf, Les millors obres de la literatura Catalana, 98 (Barcelona, 1983)

Lo libre de las dones/Llibre de les dones (Tarragona, 1485/Barcelona: Juan Rosembach, 1495/Valladolid, 1542 [=Carro de las Donas, Spanish adaptation by an anonymous Franciscan at the behest of Pope Adrian VI; also includes insights of J.L. Vives. See on this adaptation: J. Fitzmaurice-Kelly, ‘Vives and the ‘Carro de las Donas’, Revue Hispanique 81/1 (1933), 530-544; J. Meseguer Fernández, ‘El traductor del ‘Carro de las donas’ de Francisco Eximénez, familiar y biógrafo de Adriano VI’, Hispania 19 (1959), 230-250)]; Lo libre de las dones, ed. Frank Naccarato & Curt Wittlin, et dir. Joan Coromines, 2 Vols, Biblioteca Torres Amat, 9-10 (Barcelona, 1981). Some extracts have appeared in the Bibliothèque de l’École des Chartes 46 (1885), 10-137. [The Llibre de les dones was written in 1396 and dedicated to the countess of Prades. In this work, Eiximenis deals with woman under five conditions: as child, young girl, spouse, widow, and as member of a religious community. He does not provide a very innovative view of woman (adhering to most common patriarchical Christian prejudices), but declares that woman by nature is pious, reserved, loving and gracious. The work has survived in many manuscripts, and at least two late fifteenth-century editions, the first of which already counts 396 chapters.]

Scala Dei o tractat de contemplació (Barcelona: Diego Gumiel, 1494/Barcelona, 1501/ Barcelona, 1523). Extracts of the Scala Dei and the Llibre de les Dones appeared under the title Confessionale in Valencia (1497, 1502, 1507, 1906). A partial modern Italian translation by Lazaro Iriarte has appeared in Mistici Francescani Secolo XIV, II (Assisi-Bologna, 1997), 1003-1040. [A relatively small manual of piety, dedicated to and destined for queen Mary of Aragon (Maria de Luna) and on top of that destined for all Christians. Probably composed in the early fifteenth century. Eiximenis wanted to probe the queen with a series of spiritual reflections that would enable her like steps of a ladder (inspired by the Jacobsladder, Gen, 28, 12 and the famous work of John Climacus) to climb up towards God. The first part of the work consists of a guide to stimulate piety and the virtues, organised in a series of ‘contemplations’ (on the seven beneficia of God, and how to live by dying justly and gain Paradise), amplified with considerations concerning the Pater Noster (the prayer par excellence to gain the friendship and help of Christ, explaining its parts in a catechistic fashion), litanies on the life and suffering of Christ and Mary (replete with a prayers), an explanation of the virtues of the Psalms in the Psalterium for the spiritual life, a range of contemplative and supplicatory prayers to Christ, a consideration of the things that should always be foremost in our thought, and the ways in which contemplative and active people can keep the heart fixed in good and advantageous meditations. In the context of these ‘contemplations’ and the additional considerations, this part also provides instructions for confession, penitence, alms giving, etc.. The second part of the work is a comprehensive contemplation manual, in which Eximenes describes three ways leading to perfection. This part is directly inspired by the Benjamin Major of Richard of St. Victor, the Theologia Mystica of Hugh of Balma, and De Triplici Via of Bonaventure, and is in actual fact mainly based on materials taken from his Llibres de les dones.]

Ars Praedicandi Populo. Edited as: ‘L’ Ars praedicandi de Francesc Eiximenis', ed. P. Martí de Barcelona, in: Homenatge a Antoni Rubió i Lluch, Miscellània d’estudis literaris històriis I lingüístics, 3 Vols. (Barcelona, 1936) II, 4-340. Also published in: Analecta Sacra Tarraconensia 12 (1936), 304-340 (on the basis of the Cracow manuscript), and as Francesc Eiximenis, Art de predicació al poble, ed & trans. Xavier Renedo, Textos pedagògics, 47 (Vic: Eumo, 2009). It amounts to a preaching guide starting of as a commentary of chapter nine of the Regula Bullata. It seems to have survived in one manuscript only (see under manuscripts), and once was preceded with a series of sermons. Renedo (in his edition and also in his 2012 article (see below under literature) suggests that the work was composed at the latest by 1378. He also argues that the chapter de consiliis circa predicacionem is not written by Eiximenis himself and is rather an anonymous synthesis of topical arguments about preaching. For that reason, Renedo omitted this chapter in his critical edition. The Ars Praedicandi Populo contains a chaper on the art of memory, and this element is discussed more in depth in the studies of Kimberly Rivers, as well as in The Art of Memory in Late Medieval Central Europe (Czech Lands, Hungary, Poland), ed. Farkas Gábor Kiss et al. (Budapest-Paris: L'Harmattan, 2016), 109ff, in connection with other Franciscan and non-Franciscan ars memoriae texts

El `Tractat d'usura' de Francesc Eiximenis, ed. Josep Hernando i Delgado (Barcelona, 19??).

Llibre dels angels (Barcelona: Juan Rosembach, 1494 [Catelan, cf. Archivo Ibero-Americano 19 (1923), 108-124]/Barcelona: Pere Miquel, 1494/Burgos, 1490 [Castilian]; De sant Miquel Arcàngel. El quint tractat del `Llibre dels àngels', ed. Curt Wittlin, Clàssics Curial, 15 (Barcelona, 1983); Libre dels àngels, ed. S. Gascon (Barcelona: Bellaterra, 1993); Il Libro degli Angeli, ed. Gabriella Zanoletti (Milan, 1999); Saint Michel Archange, trans & intro. Patrick Gifreu (Les Éditions de la Merci, 2015) [=Modern French edition of the fifth treatise]; A early French edition appeared as: Le livre des anges fait et compilé sur le livre de saint Denis, De triplici gerarchia, et sur les ditz de plusieurs docteurs devotz et contemplatifz, par frère François Dachimenis (Genève, 1478/Lyon, 1486/Paris, 1505 & 1518). A Flemish translation appeared in 1518, Brussels. [This book, written at Valencia in 1392, consists of five parts, respectively dealing with the greatness, the nature,the orders, the services, and the victories of angels, ending with those of St. Michael. The fourth part also deals with fallen angels. Eximenis emphasises that the angels are there to help and protect kings, cities and every Christian, and as such played a large rule in the diffusion of concept of the personal and communal guardian angel. Eximenis promotes devotion to angels. He uses many sources, and especially the works of Pseudo-Dionysius]

Vida de Jesucrist, surviving in many Catelan, at least three Castilian and two (?) French manuscripts. Received a partial Castilian edition in 1496, which appeared in Granada. [A large biography of Christ in 691 chapters. It was written in 1397/1398 on request of Pedro de Artès, a familiarius of king Martin I of Aragon. Eximenis wrote the work for lay people. While respecting divine predestination, Eximenes gives a place to good works, and elaborates on the motherhood of Mary.]

Cercapou, ed. G.E. Sansone , 2 Vols. (Barcelona, 1957-1958) [A catechetical text, meant to facilitate the examination of one’s own conscience. The work , which is quite demanding, is inspired by Ludolph the Chartusian. The intended public is large, ranging from lay people, to monks, nuns, and secular priests.]

Pastorale (Barcelona: Pedro Posa, 1495) [A Latin work, written on request of Michael Miracle (parish priest of Penáguila), and Hugh de Llupiá y Bages (bishop of Valencia). The text deals, in four parts and 167 chapters, with the clerical state, the episcopal dignity,the obligations of the pastor, his supernatural compensation and the glory he will receive in the afterlife. It has survived in many manuscripts.]

Psalterium/Saltiri (Gerona, 1495) [Edition of the 1416 Catelan translation (by G. Fontana) of three or four treatises found in MS Barcelona Biblioteca de Catalunya 464 and elsewhere (see above). In the manuscripts, these treatises are called: De Laude Creatoris (Tractatus de Essentialibus in Divinis, on the Divine attributes) & Psalmi Poenitentiales; Sequitur Secundus Tractatus qui est de Vita et Excellentia Redemptoris; ubi fit Memoria de Ejus Matre Sanctissima et de Angelis et de Quibusdam Ei Quoquomodo Annexis; Incipit Tertius Tractatus: de Vita Hominis Viatoris. These treatises amount to series of very affective contemplative prayers, evoking a strong piety and love towards the suffering Christ, and including prayers on the name of Jesus] These texts received a new edition as: Psalterium alias Laudatorium Papae Benedicto XIII Dedicatum. Three Cycles of Contemplative Prayers by a Valencian Franciscan (...), ed. Curt Wittlin, PIMS Studies and Texts, 87 (Toronto, 1988).

Expositio in Psalmos Poenitentiales(Gerona: Diego Gumiel, 1495).

Prosa,ed. Xavier Renedo i Sergi Gascon, Tria de Clàssics, 8 (Barcelona, 1993/1996) [selection of texts].

Francesc Eiximenis, Llibres, mestres i sermons. Antologia de textos, ed. David Guixeras & Xavier Renedo, Biblioteca Barcimo, 2 (Barcelona: Barcomo, 2005). See review in Arxiu de Textos Catalans Antics 27 (2008), 587-589. This same collection appeared in an English version as: Francesc Eiximenis, An Anthology, ed. Xavier Renedo & David Guixeras, trans. Robert D. Hughes (Barcelona: Editorial Barcino - Woodbridge Suffolk: Tamesis Books, 2008). Cf. reviws in Collectanea Franciscana 78 (2008), 704f & AFH 101 (2008), 628f.

Ramon Soler, Doctrina compendiosa. Francesc Eiximenis discutint ètica professional amb els jurats de València. Per un anònim, potse Ramon Soler, l’any 1396, ed. Curt Wittlin, Col.lecció bàsica, 9 (Paiporta: Editorial Denes, 2006). Review in Arxiu de Textos Catalans Antics 27 (2008), 587f.

spurious

Doctrina compendiosa de vivre justament (Barcelona, 1509); Doctrina compendiosa, ed. M. De Barcelona (Barcelona, 1929). For manuscript information, see I. Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 1 (Siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 267.

Tractat de la concepció de la Verge:>>

Confesional: MSBarcelona Univ. 21-2-22  & ed. Valencia: N. Spindeler, 1497)

De triplici statu mundi:MS El Escorial H. III. 24. See the study of Josep Perarnau i Espelt (2008) mentioned in the bibliography.

Summa theologica? Possibly to be identified with Lo Crestiá. see I. Rodríguez,‘Autores espirituales españoles en la edad media’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias Eclesiasticas en España 1 (Siglos iii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1967), 267.

lost works

Exposicio de la Regla dels Frares Menors

De religió

Libre de virtuts

De Pomo

Sermonaris

Summa philosophica

literature

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Alessandro Musco (Palermo: Officina di Studi Medievali 2007), 387-413; Lluís Brines I Garcia, ‘La Filosofia Social i Política de Francesc Eiximenis (3a part)’, Estudios Franciscanos 108: 442 (2007), 41-134, 279-420; Josep Hernando i Delgado, ‘Obres de Francesc Eiximenis en Biblioteques Privades de la Barcelona del segle XV’, Arxiu de Textos Catalans Antics 26 (Barcelona, 2007), 385-568; Joan Requesens i Piquer, ‘Hug de Balma (s. XIII) en català (s. XV): la seva ‘Theologia mystica’ en el ‘Tractat de contemplació’ de Francesc Eiximenis i edició del Pròleg traduït’, Arxiu de Textos Catalans Antics 26 (2007), 569-615; M. Bukala, ‘Enterprise Ethics, ‘Management Ethics’, and Work Ethics. Less Examined Aspects of ‘Oeconomica Medievalia’. Previous Research and New Questions’, Studia Antyczne i Mediewistyczne 5 (2007), 185-205; Xavier Renedo, ‘Eiximenis, els exemples i l’art de riure’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 7-34; Curt Wittlin, ‘És veritat que Francesc Eiximenis ‘inventava autors, títols de llibres i noms de reis i d’altres persones’ i que patia d’uma ‘ingenuïdat i credulitat sense límits?’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 35-55; Carmen Clausell Nàcher, ‘La tradició textual del ‘Llibre de les dones’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 200-212; Sergi Gascón Urís, ‘El ms. B-71 de l’Arxiu Històric de la Ciutat de Barcelona i el ms. 4539 de la Biblioteca de Catalunya: dos nous còdex del ‘Llibre dels àngels’ d’Eiximenis’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 247-261; David Guixeras, ‘El prolèg general del ‘Crestià’ de Francesc Eiximenis: models i objectivs’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 263-275; Jordi Lorca, ‘Gil de Roma en el tractat de la guerra de Francesc Eiximenis’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 277-286; Montserrat Piera, ‘‘No és al món malícia sobre malícia de fembra’. Vicis corruptes i malalties al ‘Llibre de les dones’ de Francesc Eiximenis’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 311-322; Raquel Rojas Fernández, ‘Varia fortuna de la obra de Francesc Eiximenis: las traducciones castellanas y el manuscritto de las Reales Descanzas de Madrid’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 363-378; M. Bukala, ‘Enterprise Ethics. ‘Management Ethics’, and Work Ethics. Less examined aspects of ‘Oeconomica Medievalia’. Previous research and new questions’, Studia Antyczne i Mediewistyczne 5 (2007), 185-205 [also on Francesc Eiximenis]; Clàsics valencians multilingües, ed. Vincent Martines Peres et al., Universitas Philologica et Historica, 11:2 (Alcoi: Editorial Marfil, 2007); David J. Viera & Jordi Piqué-Angordans, ‘L’estil en l’obra de Francesc Eiximenis. Estudi diacrònic’, in: Actes del tretzè Col·loqui internacional de llengua i literatura catalanes, Universitat de Girona, 8-13 de setembre de 2003, ed. Sadurní Martí & Miriam Cabré (L'Abadia de Montserrat, 2007), 437-444; Paul Payan, ‘Famille du Christ et pastorale familiale dans la ‘Vita Christi’ de Francesc Eiximenis’, in: Famille et parenté dans la vie religieuse du midi, XIIe-XVe siècle, =Cahiers de Fanjeaux 43 (Privat, 2008), 189-207; Xavier Renedo, ‘De l’éducation des filles (et des épouses) aux mères comme éducatrices des enfants selon Francesc Eiximenis’, in: Famille et parenté dans la vie religieuse du midi, XIIe-XVe siècle, =Cahiers de Fanjeaux 43 (Privat, 2008), 209-240; Josep Perarnau i Espelt, ‘El ‘De triplici statu mundi’ no és de Francesc Eiximenis’, Arxiu de textos catalans antics (2008), 45-86; Jean-Pierre Barraque, Les idées politiques de Francesc Eiximenis’, Le Moyen Age 114 (2008), 531-556; Joan Molina Figueras, ‘Francesc Eiximenis et les images de la ville idéale dans la couronne d’Aragon’, in: Les élites lettrées au moyen âge. Modèles et circulation des savoirs dans la Méditerranée occidentale (XIIe-XVe s.), Actes de séminaires du CHREMMO (Montpellier: Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée, 2008), 75-109; Paolo Evangelisti, ‘Il valore di Cristo. L’autocomprehensione della comunità politica in Francesc Eiximenis’, Enrahonar 42 (2009), 65-90; Paolo Evangelisti, ‘Contract and Theft: two Legal Principles Fundamental to the civilitas and res publica in the Political Writings of Francesc Eiximenis, Franciscan Friar’, Franciscan Studies 67 (2009), 405-426; Jaume de Puig i Oliver, Catàleg dels manuscrits de les obres de Francesc Eiximenis, O.F.M., conservats en biblioteques públiques. Primera part: Obres originals en caval/1’, Arxiu de Textos Catalans Antics 28 (2009), 455-612; Carmen Cortés Pacheco, ‘El tirano y la tiranía en el pensamiento político pactista de Francesc Eiximenis’, in: El pensamiento político en la Edad Media, ed. Pero Roche Arnas (Madrid, 2010), 379-390; María Asenjo González, "Si·s volia conservar en sa bona fortuna': la sociedad perfecta, el buen gobierno la ciudad idea según la tesis de Francsc Eiximenis', in:Medievo utópico : sueños, ideales y utopías en el imaginario medieval (Madrid: Sílex, 2011); El saber i les llengües vernacles a l’època de Llull i Eiximenis/Knowledge and Vernacular Languages in the Age of Llull and Eiximenis, ed. Anna Alberni, Lola Badia, Lluís Cifuentes & Alexander Fidora, Estudis ICREA sobre vernacularització (Barcelona 2012); Bert Roest, “Ne Effluat in Multiloquium Et Habeatur Honerosus’: The Art of Preaching in the Franciscan Tradition’, in: Franciscans and Preaching. Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Timothy Johnson, The Medieval Franciscans, 7 (Leiden-Boston: Brill, 2012), 399-403; Xavier Renedo, ‘Tres notes sobre l’Ars predicandi populo de Francesc Eiximenis (autoria, datació i contingut)’, in: La predicación medieval: sermones cristianos, judíos e islámicos en el Mediterráneo / Medieval Preaching: Christian, Jewish and Islamic Sermons in the Mediterranean, ed. Linda G. Jones, = Anuario de Estudios Medievales 42/1 (2012), 1-300 (there pp. 253-271); Catàleg dels manuscrits de les obres de Francesc Eiximenis, OFM, conservats en bibliotheques publiques, volum I: Descripció dels manuscrits, Corpus Scriptorum Cataloniae. Series D: Subsidia, 2 (Barcelona: Institut d’Estudis Catalans-Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya, 2012). Review in CF 82 (2012), 794-795; I francescani e le scienze. Atti del XXXIX Convegno internazionale di studio. Assisi, 6-8 ottobre 2011, Convegni S.I.S.F, XXXIX, n.s. 22 (Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull’Alto Medioevo, 2012), esp. 281-308 [cf. review in Il Santo 53:3 (2013), 490-495]; Pilar Gispet Saüch, ‘Una traducció llatina del primer capítol del Primer del Crestià de Francesc Eiximenis’, in: Miscellània Albert Hauf, Estudis de llengua i literatura catalanes, 62, 63, 64 & 66, 4 Vols. (Barcelonam 2011-2013) II, 5-16; Xavier Renedo Puig, ‘Eiximenis, Alfonso IV, Pedro I de Portugal y sus vasallos’, in: Mirabilia. Revista Eletrônica de História Antiga e Medieval 15 (2012) [http://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/4218374.pdf]; Bernardo Bayona Aznar, ‘Las lealtades de Francesc Eiximenis (1328?-1409) en el Cisma y su doctrina del poder’, in: Doctrinas y relaciones de poder en el Cisma de Occidente y en la época conciliar(1378-1449), ed. José Antônio de Camargo Rodrigues de Souza & Bernardo Bayona Aznar (Zaragoza, 2013), 103-146; Paolo Evangelisti, Francesc Eiximenis. Il Dodicesimo Libro del Cristiano; capp. 139-152 e 193-197. Lo statuto della moneta negli scritti di un frate Minore del XIV sec., Rei nummariae scriptores, 1 (Trieste, 2013); Paolo Evangelisti, ‘Ad invicem participancium. Un modello di cittadinanza proposto da Francesc Eiximenis, frate francescano’, Mélanges de l'Ecole française de Rome. Moyen Âge 125: 2 (2013) [http://mefrm.revues.org/1466]; Jill Rosemary Webster, ‘Reflexions sobre Francesc Eiximenis: crític social, moralista, predicador, reformador o framenor senzill i devot?’, Acta historica et archaeologica mediaevalia 31 (2014), 337-348 [http://www.raco.cat/index.php/ActaHistorica/article/view/278235/366022]; B. Bayona Aznar, ‘El papel de la donatio Constantini en el pensamiento de Francesc Eiximenis’, Itinerarium 59:206 (2013), 267-286; Xavier Renedo, ‘La vida conjugal segons Francesc Eiximenis’, Mot so Razo ? (?), 7-20; Xavier Renedo Puig, ‘El llenguatge sexual i la vergonya femenina segons Francesc Eiximenis’, Scripta. Revista internacional de literatura i cultura medieval i moderna 3 (2014), 164-177; Blai Josep Server, ‘‘Batalla e guerra permeten los drets’: La guerra medieval en el Dotzè del Crestià de Francesc Eiximenis’, in: La guerra en la Edad Media: Fuentes y metodología, nuevas perspectivas, difusión y sociedad actual; Actas del II Congreso Internacional de Jóvenes Medievalistas Ciudad de Cáceres; Cáceres (España) del 24 al 25 de octubre de 2013 (Belo Horizonte, 2014), 65-89 [http://media.wix.com/ugd/3fdd18_420a134b0bd4423ca44a9df8f23245de.pdf]; Lluís Brines i García, ‘Tendèndies de pensament franciscà en Francesc Eiximenis’, Estudios Franciscanos 115: 456 (January-August 2014), 1-34; Clément Lenoble, ‘Monnaie, valeur et citoyenneté chez Olivi et Eiximenis. ‘Moralisation de l'économie’ ou ‘économie politique’ médiévale?’, Médiévales 68 (2015), 161-180; Chiara Mancinelli, ‘La influencia del ‘Tratado sobre contratos’ de Olivi en el ‘Tractat de avaricia’ de Eiximenis: un ejemplo de circulación de la moral económica en el mediterráneo’, in: Tra il Tirreno e Gibilterra. Un Mediterraneo iberico?, ed. Luciano Gallinari & Flocel Sabaté Curull, 2 Vols. (Cagliari, 2015) I, 99-135; Nuria Silleras-Fernandez, Chariots of Ladies: Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2015); Francesc Eiximenis (c.1330-1409): el context i Fobra d'un gran pensador cátala medieval: Actes de les jornades celebrades a Barcelona els dies 16 i 17 de desembre de 2009, ed. Antonio Riera Melis (s.l., 2015) [Contains: Antonio Riera Melis, ‘Considéracions preliminars: Francesc Eiximenis (c. 1330-1409): el context, l’obra i els manuscrits’, 9-34; Martía Teresa Ferrer i Mallol, ‘La projecció exterior de la Corona catalano-aragonesa a la segona meitat del segle XIV’, 37-78; Flocel Sabaté Curull, ‘El temps de Francesc Eiximenis. Els estructures économiques, socials i politiques de la Corona d’Aragó a la segona meitat del segle XIV’, 79-166; Enric Guinot Rodríguez, ‘La societal valenciana en temps de Francesc Eiximenis (1383-1408)’, 167-186; ZXavier Renedo Puig, ‘Lo Crestià: una introdúccio’, 189-232; Salvador Giner, ‘Els orígens del républicanisme: Lo régiment de la cosa publica’, 233-242; Josep Hernando Delgado, ‘El tractat sobre la usura’, 243-266; Teresa-María Vinyoles Vidal & Mireia Comas, ‘Lo libre de les dones’, 267-288; Curt J. Wittlin, ‘El Psalterium, un llibre per a papes, reis i bisbes’, 289-304; Jaume de Puig Oliver, ‘Els manuscrits: Notes sobre els manuscrits de l'obra de Francesc Eiximenis’, 307-316]; Dominique de Courcelles, ‘Le Libre de les dones de Francesc Eiximenis: la femme et la paix en Catalogne au 14e siècle’, E-Spania 20 (2015) [http://e-spania.revues.org/24294]; Agustí Boadas Llavat, ‘Seny y rauxa en Ramon Llull y Francesc Eiximenis’, Revista española de filosofía medieval 22 (2015), 43-52; Lluís Ramon Ferrer, ‘El transcoro de la Catedral de Valencia. Una contextualización del discurso visual a partir del Crestià de Francesc Eiximenis’, Ars Longa 24 (2015), 37-51; Paola Evangelisti, ‘Construir una identidad: Francesc Eiximenis y una idea europea de ‘civilitas’’, in: La construcció d’identitats imaginades: literatura medieval i ideologia, ed. Julián Acebrón Ruiz, Isabel Grifoll & Flocel Sabaté Curull, Flocel, Verum et pulchrum medium aevum, 10 (Lleida, 2015), 125-166; Bernardo Bayuona Aznar, ‘La "venenosa" donación de Constantino según Francesc Eiximenis’, in: De Natura: la naturaleza en la Edad Media, ed. José Luís Fuertes Herreros & Angel Poncela González, Textos e estudos de filosofia medieval, 8, 2 Vols. (Ribeirão: Ediçoes Húmus, 2015) I, 265-276; Chiara Mancinelli, 'Teoría y praxis: Francesc Eiximenis y el convento del Santo Espíritu, pensar en la economía y administrar los conventos', Archivo Ibero-Americano 75:280 (2015),5-45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Esquina (Francisco Esquina, d. 1663)

Friar from Sevilla. Traveled to Guatemala in 1646. Active as a preacher both in Spain and in Guatemala & Chiapa. He died on 29 November 1663.

manuscripts

Sermones Latini et Poemata Sacra.

Oficio (...)de Ntro Seráfico Doctor San Buenaventura.

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Estapoll (Francisco Estapoll, 1641-1718)

Observant friar from Palma de Majorca. Took the habit in the San Francisco de Asis friary of Palma at the age of 15 in 1656. Became a lector of philosophy and theology and a professor of theology with definite Scotist leanings at the newly erected University of Majorca. He died in the San Francisco de Asis friary on April 19, 1718 at the age of 77. Several of his lectures and treatises were prepared for publication, but his death prevented this from going through. Manuscript copies of his works were kept in the convent library and later would have made it into the provincial public library of Majorca.

manuscripts

De lógica et metaphísica

De philosophia in libros de Coelo et mundo et anima

In primum Sententiarum secundum Scotum

In secundum et tertium Sententiarum (...)

literature

Biblioteca de Autores Baleares, ed. Joaquin María Bover (Palma: P.J. Gelabert, 1868) I, 269 (no. 380).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Faunus (Francisco Fauno da Canthiano, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Italian friar from the Urbino region. Preacher from the 1610s onwards. Known to have preached in Venice.

editions

Monile, o Corona di quindeci Rose, nelle quali si tratta per modo di discorso dei Misteri Gaudiosi, Dolorosi, e Gloriosi di Maria, e del suo dolcissimo figliuolo (Venice: Francesco Baba, 1622/Venice: Francesco Baba, 1626). The 1626 edition is accessible via Google Books.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 236.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Fabrianensis (Francesco Venimbeni, 02-09 1251, Fabriano - 22-04, 1322,Fabriano) beatus

Italian friar from Fabriano in the March of Ancona, as son of (the medical doctor) Compagno Venimbeni and Marguerita di Federico. Entered the order on 29 September 1267. During his noviciate, he received permission to visit Assisi, in order to earn the Porziuncola indulgence. In Assisi, he met friar Leo and got acquainted with the latter’s reminiscences of Francis. After his priest ordination, Franciscus de Fabriano embarked on a career as popular preacher. After his appointment as guardian of the new S. Francesco convent in Fabriano (in 1316 and again between 1318 and 1321), he used his family inheritance to collect manuscripts, and to firmly establish the Fabriano convent library. During his service as guardian, the Fabriano convent hosted the provincial chapter (1319). After his death, on 22 April, 1322, Francesco’s grave site in the S. Francesco convent of Fabriano became a cult site. In 1334, Francesco’ nephew Domenico di Bonaventura Festi, devoted a vita to him. This saint’live was copied in 1547 (by friar Dominico di Mariano Cresci), and reworked in 1620 (by G.A. Caldori). In 1339, his remains were found intact, which enhanced his cult. Francesco Venimbeni da Fabriano finally was officially beatified on the first of April 1775 (cf. Processus cultus B. Francisci Venimbeni of 1774 in MS Fabriano Archivio Com. 144). Until 1962, his feast figured on the Franciscan liturgical calendar (22 April). Thereafter, a local commemoration was maintained, and he remained on the calendar of the Conventuals. To Francesco Venimbeni da Fabriano are attributed several sermons, an Ars Predicandi (lost?), aRepertorium Ecclesiasticum (?), and (securely) a Chronicon. The latter work - a miscellaneous collection of historical and autobiographical notes, a description of the Porziuncola indulgence, a list of general ministers, and several poems (such as a lamentation - O Lugubre Ecclesiae Planctus - on the death of Bonaventura de Bagnoregio) -probably survived intact until 1866. Thereafter, only fragments of the work(the autograph manuscript Fabriano Bibl. Com. 121) remained. To him should not be ascribed De Veritate et Excellentia Indulgentiae (an ascription made by Wadding and several later bibliographers).

manuscripts

Chronicon: MS Fabriano Bibl. Com. 121

>>? Repertorium Ecclesiasticum: Fabriano, Bibl. Com. 121 [an exempla-collection derived from a Liber de VII Donis(maybe the Tractatus of Etienne of Bourbon)]

>>? Sermones: MS Fabriano Bibl. Com. 121

editions:

G. Pagnani, 'Frammenti della Cronaca del B. Francesco Venimbeni da Fabriano.' Archivum Franciscanum Historicum. 52 (1959) 153-177.

literature

Wadding, Annales III, 278-280, IV, 309-311, 453-454, V, 131-132, VI, 426-435; Wadding, Scriptores 80; AASS April III, 88-94 [=Vita et miraculis B. Patris Francisci de Fabriano by Bonaventura Festi. Cf. BHL no. 3137]; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 267-268; L. Tasso, Vita del B. Francesco Venimbeni da Fabriano (Fabriano,1893); Miscellanea Francescana 5 (1896), 179-191; M. Faloci-Pulignani, ‘Gli storici dell’Indulgenza della Porziuncola’, Miscellanea Francescana10 (1906), 69-72; Zawart, 289; Martyrologium Franciscanum (Quaracchi, 1939), 151; A. Talamonti, Cronistoria dei Fratri Minori della provincia Lauretana delle Marche, III (Sassoferrato, 1941), 74-75 & passim; Jacques Cambell, ‘François de Fabriano’, DSpir V, 1035-1037; Bibliotheca SanctorumV, 1155-1156; P. Péano, ‘François de Fabriano’, Dict. d'Hist. et de Géogr. Eccl. XVIII (Paris, 1977), 717-718; Robert Brentano, ‘The Chronicle of Francesco Venimbeni da Fabriano’, in: Idem, Bishops, Saints, and Historians: Studies in the Ecclesiastical History of Medieval Britain and Italy, ed. William L. North, Variorum Collected Studies Series, 898 (Aldershot & Burlington: Ashgate, 2008); Luca Marcelli, ‘Sanctus Franciscus novellus: l'immagine delle origini nella cronaca, nell'agiografia e nel culto di Francesco Venimbeni’, in: Le origini e la loro immagine: momenti di storia del Francescanesimo nelle Marche: Atti del Convegno di studi, Fabriano, Oratorio della Carità, 24 ottobre 2009, ed. Francesca Bartolacci, Picenum Seraphicum, 28 (Jesi: Casa Editrice 'Terra dei fioretti', 2010), 71-97.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Felix de Molina (Francisco Félix de Molina, 1592-1650)

OFMObs. Born in Madrid. Became lector of theology at Alcalá. Two times, he was active as guardien of the San Diego convent. Besides, he acted as definitor of the Castilian province. He is known for several Scotist metaphysical works.

manuscripts

Opus philosophicum (c. 1640): , Madrid, Bibl. Nac. 7744

Compendia fidei, spei, charitatis et gratiae in via Scoti. Edita Compluti an. 1640 in conventu S. Marie a Iessu, ordinis Minorum: Madrid, Bibl. Nac. 7744

De Verbi divini incarnatione (c. 1636): Madrid Bibl. Nac. 8080

editions

Tentativae Complutensis tomus prior, in quo subtilis doctoris Joannis Duns Scoti mens accuratissime elucidatur (...) Hos complectitur tractatus: De fine ultimo et de beatitudine; de actibus humanis; de bonitate et malitia; de conscientia; de habitibus; de virtutibus in communi (Alcalá: Antonio Vázquez, 1642). Available via Google Books.

Tentativae Complutensis. Tomus posterior, in duas divisas partes. in quo subtilis doctoris Joannis Duns Scoti mens accuratissime elucidatur, comprobatur, defenditur; neque minori studio ac diligentia Angelici Doctoris doctrina exponitur atque explanatur. (Alcalá: María Fernández, 1645). Available via Google Books

Tentativae Complutensis tomus posterior. Secunda pars. (...) Haec secunda pars complectitur tractatus de gratia, justificatione et merito (Alcalá: María Fernández, 1645).

Primum principium Complutense. In quo vera et germana subtilis Doctoris Ioannis Duns Scoti mens, quam accuratissime explanatur, adducitur, parique studio ac vigilantia Angelici (...) D. Thomae doctrina proponitur et exponitur clare (...) (Alcalá, María Fernández, 1646; Alcalá: Tip. de la Universidad, 1659). Available via Google Books.

De divini Verbi Incarnatione tractatus singularis, ad mentem doctoris Subtilis, cura ac diligentia P. Aegidii Nuble additus, auctoris discipuli (...) (Paris: Iacobus Quesnel, 1651).

literature

AIA 35 (1932), 538-541; AIA 15 (1955), 340; Manuel de Castro, ‘Notas de biobibliografía franciscana’, AIA 28 (1968), 179-181; Castro (1973), 361-362, 372; AIA 28 (1979), 122; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 408-412; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 114 (no. 301).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

François Feuardent (1539, Coutanges - 7, 01, 1610, Bayeux)

Born at Coutances (Normandy).Entered the Franciscan order in 1559 after studies at schools in Bauyeux. Was ordained priest in 1561. Doctor in theology at the university of Paris in 1576. Taught at the Grand Couvent and in the university. Vehement anticalvinist preacher and one of the most prominent spokesmen of the Catholic Ligue. Guardian of Paris friary between 1590-1593. Thereafter he retired to Bayeux, where he continued to collect books. Eventually he died in Paris. In the course of his life, he produced an enormous number of works: sermons, polemical works, patristic studies as well as exegetical works (including a new edition of the Vulgate, the Glossa ordinaria and Nicholas of Lyra's Postilla Litteralis), and edited texts for the Bibliotheca Veterum Patrum.

editions (needs to be augmented & corrected!)

Co-editor of Divi Irenaei Lugdunensis, episcopi & martyris, Adversus Valentini, & similium gnosticorum haereses, libri quinque. Jam tertiò diligenti editorum codicum collatione, vetustissimi etiam magnaeque fidei manuscripti codicis (Paris, 1575)/Sancti Irenæi ... Detectionis et eversionis falso cognominatæ agnitionis, seu Contra hæreses libri quinque. : Post Francisci Feuardentii et Joannis Ernesti Grabe recensionem castigati denuo ad MSS. codices Romanos, Gallicanos & Anglicanos, necnon ad antiquiores editiones... (Paris: Typis & sumptibus Joannis Baptistæ Coignard, 1710). The 1575 edition is available via Google Books.

Editor of Beati Ildephonsi archiepiscopi Toletani de virginitate Mariae liber (...) (Paris: Sebastien Nivel, 1576). Available via Google Books.

The introduction to and annotation of Michaelis Pselli Dialogus de energia seu operatione daemonum translatus a Petro Marrello (Paris, 1577).

Co-editor of Alphonsi a Castro ... Opera omnia duobus tomis comprehensa : ... Accessit appendix, ad libros contra haereses ... authore f. Francisco Fevardentio (Paris: Apud Sebastianum Niuellium, 1578).

Liber Ruth (...) commentariis explicatus: quibus ea copiosè traduntur, quae ad historiam, fideique Christianae, ac morum rationem pertinent (...) (Paris: Sebastien Nivel, 1582). Available via Google Books.

Editor of Stanislaw Sokolowski, Censura orientalis ecclesiae. De praecipuis nostri seculi haereticorum Dogmatibus (...) (Paris: Arnold Sittart, 1584). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

Semaine premiere des dialogues auxquels sont examinees et refutees 174 erreurs des Calvinistes (Paris, 1585).

D. Pauli apost. epistola ad Philomenem, commentariis ac variorum locorum communium diligenti copiosaque tractatione explicata, & Christianis concionibus accommodata(...) (Cologne: Gosuinus Cholinus, 1587). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

Editor of a new edition of Biblia Sacra, cum glossa ordinaria (...) et postillâ Nicolai Lyrani, Additionibus Pauli Burgensis, ac Matthias Thoryngi (...), 6 Vols. (Paris, 1590). Several volumes available via Gallica, University Library Ghent, Google Books and the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich.

R.P. fr. Francisci Feu-Ardentii, ordinis f. minorum (...) Dialogi septem quibus ducenti calvinianorum gravissimi errores perspicuè refellentur & solidè confutantur (...) (Cologne: Birckmann, 1594). Available via the digital collections of the University Library of Ghent and via Google Books.

In librum Esther commentarii, concionibus Christianis accommodati (...) (Cologne: Birckmann, 1595). Available via Google Books.

In Jonam Prophetam Commentarii, es veterum patrum Hebraeorum, Graecorum, & Latinorum scriptis collecti, & Christianis Mysteriis, ac concionibus accommodati (...) (Cologne: Henricus Falckenburg, 1595). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

In B. Iudae Epistolam catholicam, qua cum veterum, tum novorum Haeresiarchum mores, fraudes, scelera, blasphemie, graphicè describuntur, & refellentur. Commentarii; Christianis concionibus accomodati; & locorum aliquot communium uberiore tractatione locupletati (...) (Cologne: Henricus Falckenburg, 1595). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

Seconde semaine des dialogues ...erreurs des Calvinistes (Paris, 1598).

Divi Jacobi epistola, christianorum iustos ac integros mores exprimens oratione. Commentariis, ac variorum locorum communium diligenti tractatione explicata, & Christianis concionibus accommodata (...) (Paris: Guillaume de la Nove, 1599). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

Epistola prima d. Petri, apostolorum principis, summa christianae religionis mysteria breviter & absolutè complectens: Commentariis, ac variorum locorum communium tractatione, explicata (...) (Paris: Sebastien Nivel, 1600). Available via Google Books.

Epistola Secunda D. Petri, Apostolorum principis, precipua fidei Christianae sacramenta, praesertim novissimi saeculi periculosa tempora describens. Commentariis, ac multorum locorum communium disquisitione, exposita (...) (Paris: Sebastien Nivel, 1601). Available via Google Books.

Examen des confessions, prières, sacremens et catéchisme des calvinistes, avec réfutation de la response d'un ministre (...) par F. François Feu-Ardent, (...) Seconde édition (...) (G. de La Noue, 1601).

Entremangeries et guerres ministrales. C'est a dire contradictions, iniures, condemnations, & execrations mutuelles des Ministres & Predicans de ce siecle. Responces modestes et Chrestiennes aux aphorismes (...) (Caen, 1601/Paris: Tite Haran, 1601). The 1601 Paris edition is available via the digital collections of the University Library of Ghent and via Google Books.

Editor of Divins opuscules, et exercices spirituels. du tres saint pere Efrem, archidiacre d'Edesse en Mesopotamie: escrits par ledit Autheur l'an trois cens cinquante, en langue Syriaque: & en mesme temps tournez en Grec: puis en Latin par plusieurs autheurs: maintenant mis en nostre langue Françoise, Avec un excellent Sermon de S. Cyril Alexandrin (...). Plus, une Responce aux lettres & questions d'un Calviniste, toucnant l'Unnocence, Virginité, Excellence, & Invocation de la glorieuse Vierge Marie, Mere de Dieu. Par F. François DFeu-ardent (...) Troisiesme edition augmentee (Paris: Claude Chappelet, 1602).

Entremangeries et guerres ministrales. C'est a dire haines, contradictions, accusations, condamnations, maledictions, excommunications, fureurs & furies des Ministres de ce siecle, les uns contre les autres, touchant les principaux fondemens de la foy, & religion Chrestienne (...) Troisiesme edition augmentee (Paris: Claude Chappelet, 1604). The 1604 edition is available via Google Books.

Theomachia Calvinistica sedecim libris profligata (Paris: Sebastien Nivel, 1604/1621/Cologne: Choin, 1629). Partially based on the Semaine premiere, the Seconde semaine and the Entremangeries. The 1604 edition is available via the digital collections of http://www.europeana.eu and via Google Books. The 1629 is in any case available via Google Books.

Evangelica Planeqve Divina Christi Dei Et Domini, Ac Sanctissimi Praecursoris eius, Conceptionis & Nativitatis historia, septem & viginti Homiliis per Adventum explicata (...) (Paris: Claude Chappelet, 1605). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek Munich and via Google Books.

Beati Job Patriarchae, prophetae et martyris historia viginti et quinque homiliis per Adventum Domini explicata (Paris: Claude Chappelet, 1606). Available via Google Books.

Ad Collegii Mazarinaei professores, sub Musarum nomine. Invitatorium carmen (...) (Paris: François Muguet, 1688).This edition is available via Google Books.

literature:

Wadding, Scriptores, 80f; Sbaralea, Supplementum, I, 268; Dict. Théol. Cath., 5, 2262-2265; D. Franses, 'Franciscus Feuerardent (d. 1610) en de patrologie', Collectanea Franciscana Neerlandica 1 (1927), 285-298; H. Dedieu, `la littérature de controverse', AFH, 80 (1987), 91;

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Figueroa (Francisco Figueroa, fl. late 16th cent.)

Probably from the Jaen region in Spain, who took the habit either in the Granada province or after his arrival in Guatemala. He served as a missionary and priest in a number of pueblos until his death in 1632.

manuscripts

Una descripción de la fundación de esta provincia, y varones excelentes que habián florecido en ella, hasta el año de 1583. This work was sent to the central offices of the Franciscan order in Rome in 1583. A Latin translation was published in Francisco Gonzaga, De Origine Seraphicae Religionis Franciscanae (Rome, 1587/1603), 1327-1335. Copies of the work circulating in Guatemala were used by Franciscan chroniclers as Vázquez.

editions

Sermón de gracias a Nuestra Señora del Coro por la feliz celebración del capitulo provincial (Guatemala, 1721).

literature

Francisco Vázquez, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd Ed., Bibliotea “Goathemala”, 14-17, 4 Vols (Guatemala, 1937-1944) III, 289; Colección de documentos inéditos para la historia de España (Madrid, 1842.) Volume 100, pp. 492-502; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 32.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Fournier (François Fournier, 1752-1818)

OFMCap. Provincial minister.

literature

Christian Schweizer, ‘Fournier, François’, Dictionnaire historique de la Suisse V, 115.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Garceus (Francisco Garcés; Francisco Tomás Hermenegildo, 1738-1781)

Spanish friar and missionary. Born at Morata del Conde in Aragon (12 April 1738). Joined the Recollects in 1753 at San Cristobál del Alpartir. In 1762, he volunteered to go to the Franciscan missionary college at Santa Cruz de Querétaro in New Spain (Mexico). After four years of study, he was appointed missionary commissioner in the Sonora province and became involved with the mission among the Pima Indians in the area now known as Tucson, Arizona. Took part in the Spanish expedition into upper California in 1775-1776 under the military leadership of Juan Battista de Anza, and hence took part in the foundation of what later would become San Francisco. After his return to S. Xavier del Bac in September 1776, he embarked on missionary activities among the Yuma Indians in the area of the Colorado river. In that context, he established the La Purísima Concepción del Rio Colorado mission in Arizona. When the Yuma Indians rebelled in 1781, Francisco was also killed. he was recognized as a Catholic martyr and procedures for his canonization are in the works. An intriguing diary concerning Francisco’s travels in California between 1775-1776 has survived.

editions

On the Trail of a Spanish Pioneer: the Diary and Itinerary of Francisco Garcés in His Travels Through Sonora, Arizona and California, 1775-1776, ed. Elliot Coues, 2 Vols. (New York, 1900); A Record of Travels in Arizona and California, 1775–1776, ed. John Galvin (San Francisco: John Howell, 1967).

literature

Anza’s California Expeditions, ed. H.E. Bolton, 5 Vols. (Berkeley, 1930), passim; AIA 35 (1932), 541-544; AIA 15 (1955), 293; John L. Kessel, ‘The Making of a Martyr: the Young Francisco Garcés’, New Mexico Historical Review 45 (1970), 181-196; Scott J. Maughan, Francisco Garcés and New Spain’s Northwestern Frontier, Doctoral Diss. (Salt Lake City, 1968); M. Geiger, Franciscan Missionaries in Hispanic California, 1769-1848 (S. Marino CA, 1969), 92-97; K. McCarty, Franciscan Beginnings on the Arizona-Sonora Desert, 1767-1770,Doctoral Diss. (Washington, 1973); José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) X, nos. 4057-4058; K. McCarty, Desert Doccumentary: the Spanish Years, 1767-1821, Arizona Historical Society Monographs, 4 (Tucson, 1976); John L. Kessel, Friars, Soldiers, and Reformers: Hispanic Arizona and the Sonora Mission Frontier, 1767-1856 (Tucson, 1976); Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 119 (no. 340).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Georgius de Venetiis (Francesco Zorri/Zorzi, 1460-1540)

Observant friar and Humanist author, interested in Cabalism, hermeticism and Neo-Platonism. Also active as hagiographer. He taught biblical exegesis in the schools of the order and was for a considerable time guardian of the friary of San Francesco della Vigna (Venice). He was very much inspired by contemporary hermetic thinking, cballistic speculations, and by the legacy of Marsilio Ficino and Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, as well as by Scotist theological thought. In 1525, he issued his De harmonia mundi totius cantica tria. Eleven years later, in 1536, he issued his Scripturam sacram Problemata, which is a kind of large encyclopedic repertory with forrays into problematical issues in the biblical studies of his time, with recourse to Hebrew sources. Francesco Zorzi also became active as an architect. He designed for instance the church of the Madonna dei Miracoli (Motta di Livenza, 1510), and he also worked (with Jacopo Sansovino) on the renovations and transformations of the church of San Francesco della Vigna, again with recourse to Calabistic numbers.

manucripts

Poemata:Naples Naz. XIV.E.14 (see also the commentary on these in XIII.B.59)

editions

De Harmonia Mundi Totius Cantica Tria (Venice: In aedibus Bernardi de Vitalibus, 1525/republished Paris: apud Andream Berthelim, 1545 & Paris: A. Macé, 1546). [the third edition from 1546 had as its title: Liber Prontuarium Rerum Theologicarum et Philosophicarum. The work was translated into French in 1578/1579 by Guy Le Fèvre de la Boderie, as L'Harmonie du Monde, divisée en trois cantiques. Oeuvre singulier et plein d'admirable erudition. premierement composé en Latin par François Georges Venetien, et depies traduict et illustré par Guy Le Fevre De la Boderie (Paris: Chez Iean Macé, 1578). For modern editions, see: Francesco Giorgio Veneto, L'Elegante Poema & Commento sopra il Poema, ed. Jean-François Maillard (Milan-Paris: Arché - Edidit, 1991); Francesco Giorgio Veneto, De harmonia mundi, pref. Cesare Vasoli (Lavis-Florence: La Finestra editrice-Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze, 2008); Francesco Zorzi, L'armonia del mondo, ed. & trans. Saverio Campanini, Il Pensiero Occidentale (Milan: Bompiani, 2010). Several old editions of De Harmonia Mundi ara available via Gallica, Archive.org & Google Books.

Vitae of Chiara Bugni. See the articles of Zarri, Cavalli and Rauch (2011) and the edition in the same volume: Vila beatae Clarae, il testo latino di Francesco Zorzi, ed. Adelise Malena, in: La vita e i sermoni di Chiara Bugni, clarissa veneziana (1471-1514). 363-436.

In Scripturam Sacram Problemata (Venice, 1536).

By a disciple?:In Canticum Canticorum, edited in: Saverio Campanini, ‘Ein unbekannter Kommentar zum ‘Hohelied’ aus der kabbalistischen Schule von Francesco Zorzi’, in: Erzählender Vernunft, ed. G. Frank, A Hallacker & S. Lalla (Berlin: Akademie Varlag, 2006).

literature

G. degli Agostini, Notizie istorico-critiche intorno la vita e le opere degli scrittori veniziani (Venice, 1754), II, 332-362; Miola, Il Propugnatore, 21,II (1888), 147-51; Sbaralea Supplementum I, 271; Kristeller, Iter Italicum I, 433ab-431b; U. Vicentini, Le Venezie Francescane, 24 (1957), 34; Cenci, Napoli, II, 982; F. Secret, Kabbalistes Chretiens de la Renaissance (Paris: Dunod: Paris, 1964), 43-49, 126-140; Cesare Vasoli, Profezia e Ragione (Naples: Guida, 1974) [with excerpts of Zorzi's theological questions from the Harmonia]; Frances Yates, The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age (London, 1979); Vittoria Perrone Compagni, 'Una fonte di Cornelio Agrippa: il De harmonia mundi di Francesco Zorzi', Annali dell'Istituto di Filosofia (Florence) 4 (1982), 45-74; F. Secret, Le Zohar chez les kaabalistes chrétiens à la Renaissance (Neully sur Seine: Arma Artis, 1985); Saverio Campanini, 'Haophan betoc haophan. La struttura simbolica del De Harmonia mundi di Francesco Zorzi', Materia Giudaica 3 (1997), 13–17; G. Busi, ‘Francesco Zorzi. A Methodical Dreamer’, in: The Christian Kabbalah, ed. J. Dan (Cambridge Mass.: Harvard College Library, 1997); Cesare Vasoli, ‘L’ermetismo a Venezia da Francesco Giorgio Veneto ad Agostino Steuco’, in: L’ermetismo nell’Antichità e nel Rinascimento, ed. Luisa Rotondi Secchi Tarugi, Caleidoscopio. Mentis itinerarium 8 (Milan, 1998), 127-162 [also published in: Magia, alchimia, scienza dal’400 al ‘700. L’influsso di Ermete Trismegisto/Magic, alchemy and science 15th-18th centuries. The influence of Hermes Trismegistus, ed. Carlos Gilly & Cis van Heertum (Florence: Centro Di, 2002), 31-67]; Saverio Campanini, 'Le fonti ebraiche del De Harmonia mundi di Francesco Zorzi', Annali di Ca' Foscari 38:3 (1999), 29–74; Cesare Vasoli, ‘Nuovi documenti sulla condanna all’Indice e la censura delle opere di Francesco Giorgio Veneto’, in: Censura ecclesiastica e cultura politica in Italia tra Cinquecento e Seicento, ed. Cristina Stango, Fondazione Luigi Firpo. Centro di studi sul pensiero politico. Studi e testi, 16 (Florence: Olschki, 2001), 55-78; Roland Kany, ‘Zorzi (Giorgio), Francesco, bekannter als Franciscus Georgius Venetus’, LThK3 X, 1490f; Marino Zorzi, ‘Ermete Trismegisto nelle biblioteche veneziane’, in: Magia, alchimia, scienza dal’400 al ‘700. L’influsso di Ermete Trismegisto/Magic, alchemy and science 15th-18th centuries. The influence of Hermes Trismegistus, ed. Carlos Gilly& Cis van Heertum (Florence: Centro Di, 2002), 113-134; Myriam Jacquemier, 'Le 'De Harmonia Mundi' de Francesco Zorzi Veneto (1525) dans sa traduction française par Guy Le Fèvre de La Bodelie en 1578, une oeuvre initiatique exemplaire', Studi Francesi 49 (2005), 240-256; Saverio Campanini, ‘Francesco Giorgio’s criticism of the ‘Vulgata’. ‘Hebraica Veritas’ or ‘Mendosa traductio’?’, in: Hebrew to Latin, Latin to Hebrew, ed. Giulio Busi, Berlin Studies in Judaism, 1 (Savigliano: Nino Aragno Editore, 2006), 197-222; Saverio Campanini, 'Ein unbekannter Kommentar zum „Hohelied“ aus der kabbalistischen Schule von Francesco Zorzi: Edition und Kommentar', in: Erzählende Vernunft, ed. G. Frank, A. Hallacker & S. Lalla (Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2006), 265–281; Saverio Campanini, ‘Francesco Zorzi: armonia del mondo e simbolica’, in: Il pensiero simbolico nella prima età moderna, ed. A. Angelini & P. Caye (Florence: Olschki, 2007), 239-260; Annarita Angelini, La medietas del corpo dell'uomo nel Rinascimento (to be found on: www.storicifilosofia.it/public/angelini-pv.pdf (consulted on Julu 31, 2007); Silvano Onda, 'Le vicende costruttive della chiesa e del convento. Il progetto di Jacopo Sansovino e il «memoriale» di Francesco Zorzi; Le teorie ermetiche di frate Zorzi', in: La chiesa di San Francesco della Vigna e il convento dei Frati Minori, Venezia 2008 (Venice: Edizione a cura della Parrocchia di San Francesco della Vigna, 2008), 55-88; Gabriella Zarri, ‘Chiara Bugni e Francesco Zorzi suo Biografo: Saggio Introductive,’ in: La vita e i sermoni di Chiara Bugni, Clarissa Veneziana (1471-1514), Temi e Testi: Scritture nel Chiostro (Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 2011), xi-xxxix [see also the articles of Cavalli and Rauch in the same volume and the edition of Zorzi's vita]; Alfonso Vesentini Argento, Il cardinale e l'architetto. Girolamo Aleandro (1480-1542) e il rinascimento adriatico veneziano (Pieve San Giacomo-Cremona: Apostrofo edizioni, 2013).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Gianozzi (Francesco Gianozzi da Capranica, fl. 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Vice-secretary, and later secretary and assistent of the Conventual minister general Franceschini da Cassia (1625). Provincial minister of the Roman province in 1630.

editions

Poesie sacre (Rome, 1651).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 237; Francesco Saverio Quadrio, Della storia e della ragione d'ogni poesia. Volume Secondo di Francesco Saverio Quadrio della Compagnia di Gesù, nel quale tutto ciò, che alla narrativa o melica s'appartiene, è ordinatamente mostrato. Alla serenissima altezza di Francesco III. duca di Modana, Reggio, Mirandola &c. (Milan: Francesco Agnelli, 1741), 318.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Gomez (Francisco Gómez, d. 1611)

Born in Valladolid in or around 1516. Brought to New Spain as a servant boy by Bishop Juan de Zumárraga in 1533. He received an education, was ordained priest and served as the bishop’s secretary for a number of years. Thereafter secretary of the Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza. After Mendoza took up a position in Peru, Francisco joined the Franciscans. He went with Alonso de Escalona to Guatemala in 1554. There, he worked as a priest. When he became elderly and increasingly suffered from gout, he returned to Mexico, where he died in Cholula in 1611, apparently at the age of 95. Francisco had a reputation for his knowledge of Mexican as well as the Guatemala Achi language.

manuscripts

Cosas curiosas y particularidades de la lengua. Mentioned in Agustin de Vetancurt, Teatro mexicano, Biblioteca Histórica de la Iberia, 7-10, 4 Vols. (Mexico, 1870-1871 (1697-98) IV, 444.

Un Quaderno de Apuntaciones/Varios opúsculos sobre la inteligencia de la lengua mejicana. Mentioned in Francisco Vázquez, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd Ed., Bibliotea “Goathemala”, 14-17, 4 Vols (Guatemala, 1937-1944) I, 147 (where he describes the death of Bishop Marroquín).

Memoriales e algunos varones insignes de la provincia del Santo Evangelio.?

Memoriales de Vidas de Santos Religiosos. Some of these used by Juan de Torquemada, for his Los veinte i un libros rituales i monarchia indiana, con el origen y guerras, de los indios occidentales (Madrid, 1723), Book 20, Chapter 70.

editions

Relación original de la Aparición de Nuestra Señora de Guadelupe (Mexico, 1648). According to Eleanor Adams, this work is mentioned in J.M. Beristain y Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Septentrional, 3rd ed. 5 Vols in 2 (Mexico, 1947) II, 364-365.

literature

Francisco Vázquez, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd Ed., Bibliotea “Goathemala”, 14-17, 4 Vols (Guatemala, 1937-1944) II, 198-209; Juan de San Antonio, BUF I, 389; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 37; Manuel de Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas americanas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del siglo XVI’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI) (Madrid: DEIMOS, 1988), 547.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Gonzaga (Francisco Gonzaga, 1546-1620)

Franciscan minister General and bishop, as well as the author of De Origine Seraphicae Religionis Eiusque Progressibus.

manuscripts

Ocularia Fratrum Minorum >>?

editions

De Origine Seraphicae Religionis Franciscanae Eiusque Progressibus, de Regularis Observantiae Institutione, Forma Administrationis ac Legibus Admirabilique Eius Propagatione (Rome: Dominici Basae, 1587/Venice, 1603²). The 1587 edition is available via Google Books.

(...)A todos los religiosos y religiosas de la provincia de la concepcion de nuestra señora (s.l., s.n., 1583).

Constituciones para todas las monjas y religiosas sujetas a su obediencia, en la familia cismontana (Toledo: Pedro Rodriguez, 1594).

literature

Francesco Maria Paolini, Vita del venerabile Francisco Gonzaga, Ministro Generale di tutto l'Ordine dei Frati Minori, Vescovo di Mantova (Tip. Artigianelli S. Giuseppe, 1906); Davide Bisognin, Francesco Gonzaga, ministro generale dei frati minori e vescovo (1579-1620), Diss. (Rome: Pontificia Università Gregoriana, 2002). Abstract to be found in Vita Minorum 63:6 (2002), 120-126; Davide Bisognin, L’altri santo Gonzaga. Il venerabile Francesco (Vicenza: L.I.E.F., 2005). [review in CF 76,1-2 (2006), 415-416]; José Luis Tellecha Idígoras, ‘La mesa de Felipe II’, La Ciudad de Dios 122 (2006), 745-763.>> also deals with a letter by Franciscus Gonzaga to the King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Gothi (Franciscus Gotthi, Franciscus Gottus, François Le Goust/Le Goux, d. 8 Febr. 1480)

According to Sbaralea a friar from Sicily. Yet he seems to have entered the order at Auxerre. There he several times held the office of guardian. He received the licence of theology in Paris in 1461 and became magister on June 21, 1462 [Paris, BN Lat. 5657a f. 23r]. The city of Auxerre helped him to pay for his magisterial expenses. He returned to Auxerre, where he acquired a reputation as a preacher. At his death, the city paid 100 sous for his obsequies.

editions

Compendium Biblicum metrice (Venice: Lucas Antonius, 1519/Lyon: Jacob Junta, 1546/Lyon: Joannes Crespin, 1549) [For information on these and possible other editions, see Lebeuf and Sbaralea]

literature

Wadding, Scriptores 83; Sbaralea, Suppl. I, 272; Rodulphius, Historia Seraph. Religionis 82; Lebeuf, Mémoires concernant l’istoire ecclésiastique et civile d’Auxerre II, 501; Béguet, AFH 3 (1910), 127-128; Stegmüller, Rep.Bibl. II, 314; Armando Bisanti, ‘Un compendio biblico di Francesco Gotto’, in: Francescanesimo e civiltà siciliana nel Quattrocento. Atti del Convegno Internazionale di Studi Palermo, Carini, Gibilmanna 25-31 ottobre 1992, ed. Diego Ciccarelli & Armando Bisanti, Biblioteca Francescana (Palermo: Officina di Studi Medievali, 2000), 177-185.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Grassus (Francesco Grassi d'Arbe, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMConv. Dalmatian friar. Preacher and lector in Italy (also regent of the Fermo and the Urbino studia), as well as guardian of the Fermo friary and of the SS. XII Apostoli friary in Rome. Apparently a friend and collaborator of the Conventual general Gesualdi. After the death of Grassi, three volumes of his sermon collections were used for a long time by the Franciscan preacher Nicolò Sola da Pirano.

editions

Quaresimale con Prediche delle ferie, Sabbati, e feste 2 Vols. (1596)?

Annuale, cioè Prediche sopra gl'Evangelii delle Feste frà l'annno 2 Vols. (1596)?

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 237-238.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Guzmán de Toledo (Franciscus Gotmanus, Francisco Guzmán, fl. early sixteenth cent.)

Spanish friar from Toledo. Member of the Castilia province.

editions

De Caelibatu Ministrorum Altaris Sacrorum Tractatus (Toledo: apud Franciscum Guzmanum, 1566/Venice: apud Gratiosum Perchasimum, 1569). The 1566 edition and the 1569 edition can be accessed via Google Books.

Is he also the author of the Triumphos Morales (Alcalá de Henares, 1565), the Decreto de sabios (Alcalá de Henares, 1565), and the Sentencias generales (Valladolid, 1582)? Or are these the works of another Francisco Guzman?

literature

Wadding, Scriptores,120; Isaías Rodríguez, ‘Autores espirituales españoles (1500-1700)’, Repertorio de Historia de las Ciencias eclesiasticas en España 3 (siglos xiii-xvi) (Salamanca, 1971), 498-499 (no. 150).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Hebelinus (Francisco Hebelino, fl. late 17th cent.)

OFM. From Santiago. Made his profession in 1665. Supposed author of a Sagrada Apoteósis.

literature

AIA 28(1927), 364-365; 36 (1933), 541-542; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 126 (no. 398).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Henno (François Henno, fl. early 18th cent.)

OFMRec. French Franciscan theologian and productive author, keen to find a harmonization between Scotist and Thomist theological positions.

editions

Franciscus Henno, Theologia dogmatica, moralis ac scholastica, opus principiis thomisticis et scotisticis, quantum licuit, accommodatum, complectensque casus omnes obvios ex firmis Scripturae, conciliorum, canonum et sanctorum Patrum sententiis resolutos, 8 Vols. (Douai: Michael Mairesse, 1706-1713/Cologne: Wilhelm Meternich, 1718-). Available in different versions and editions via Google Books.

Franciscus Henno, Theologia moralis et scholastica de actibus humanis, eorumque regulis & principiis (Douai: Michael Mairesse, 1710). Part of the 8-volume collection? Available via Google Books.

Franciscus Henno, Theologia sacramentalis, dogmatica, moralis et scholastica, Opus Principiis Thomisticis et Scotisticis, quantùm licuit, accommodatum, complectensque materias omnes, his temporibus obvias, ex firmis Scripturae, Conciliorum, Canonym, & Sanctorum Patrum Sententiis explanatas ?2 Vols. (Douai: Michael Mairesse, 1712). Is this part of the 8-volume work or yet another compilation? Available via Google Books.

Franciscus Henno, Tractatus triplex de restitutione jure et justitia ac statu religioso. Opus principiis thomisticis & scotisticis accommodatum (...) (Douai: Joannes Jacobus Arthus Taverne, 1713). Available via Google Books.

Franciscus Henno, Theologia dogmatica, moralis et scholastica in duos libros divisa (Venice: Antonio Bortoli, 1719).

Franciscus Henno, Theologia dogmatica ac scholastica de vitiis et virtutibus... (Tournai: Jacob Vincent, 1720). Available via Google Books.

Franciscus Henno, Tractatus moralis in Decalogi praecepta opus principiis Thomisticis et Scotisticis accommodatum... (Douai: Michael Mairesse, 1706/Tournai: Jacob Vincent, 1707/Douai: Michael Mairesse, 1711). Available via Google Books.

Franciscus Henno, Dissertatio Epistolaris de Quibusdam Dogmatibus Theologicis R.P. Franc. Henno FF. Min. Recoll. Provinciae D. Andreae Lectoris Jubilati. Epistola Prima (s.l., 1711). Available via Google Books.

Servatius Lefebvre, Tractatus triplex de censuris, irregularitate et indulgentiis in supplementum Theologiae moralis et scholasticae Francisci Henno (Jacob Franciscus Willerval, 1755).

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Franciscus Henricus Aquinatis (François Henri d’Acquin, fl. first half 18th cent.)

French friar from the Touraine-Pictavienne province. Lector of theology at the friary of Ancenis (Lower-Loire area).

editions

Harangue faite à Monseigneur le maréchal d’Estrées, premier commissaire du Roy aux États à Ancenis (Ancenis, 17 September, 1720).

Harangue faite à Madame la maréchal d'Estrées (Nantes: Nicholas Verger, ?).

literature

Bulletin des bibliophiles bretons (Nantes, 1897), 111.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Herrera (Francisco Herrera, fl. c. 1670)

OFM. Preacher in the Concepción province.

editions

Tratado de los quatro articulos principales de la regla de s. Francisco (Salamanca: Antonia Ramirez, 1604).

Fiel y verdadero traslado de un breve memorial de la vida y milagros del sancto padre fray Julan de Alcala (...) (Lima (Ciudad de los Reyes): en casa de Francisco del Canto, 1610).

Manuale theologicum resolutissima dilucidatio principalium quaestionum quae communiter in quatuor libris sententiarum disputantur cum fundamentis opinionum subtilissimi doctoris Scoti et d. Thomae incipit (Barcelona: Sebastian Matevad, 1611).

Are these all the works of the same author?

literature

AIA 35 (1932), 544-545; AIA 28 (1968), 442-444; DSpir VII, 369-370; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) XI, nos. 4394-4403; Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 127 (no. 411).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Horatius Olivarius de Penna (Francesco Orazio Olivieri della Penna di Billi/Pennabilli, 1680-1745)

OFMCap. Italian friar from Penna di Billi/Pennabulli. Apostolic prefect for the missions in Tibet. Scholar and author. He entered the Capuchin order at Pietrarubbia. After his education, he was selected for the missions in India, in reply to a call from the Sacra Congregazione di Propaganda Fide to beef up Catholic mission between the Ganges River and the Kingdom of Tibet. Francesco arrived in Lhasa on June 12, 1707, and worked there under dire circumstances. After a few years, he returned to Rome in order to obtain a more secure financial and material underpinning of the missionary efforts in Tibet. With new resources and promises of additional support he returned to Lhasa in 1716. To professionalize his missionary endeavors, Francesco Della Penna studied Tibetan language and culture at the monastery of Sera under a Buddhist Lama, and he started with the compilation of a Tibetan-Italian dictionary, which around 1732 included ca. 33,000 words. Alongside of this, he translated Roberto Francesco Romolo Bellarmino's catechism into Tibetan, as well as Niccolo Thurlot's Tesoro della Dottrina Cristiana. Moreover, he translated several Tibetan works on Shakiabuta, on transmigration and buddhist perfection into Italian. In 1736, Francesco Della Penna returned again to Rome to seek additional support, to return to Lhasa by January 1741. Things seemed to be going well, and he obtained freedom of proselytism for himself and other missionaries from the seventh Dalai Lama, Kelsang Gyatsoro. Yet when a group of about 20 converted Tibetan men and women no longer wanted to perform the obligatory lamaistic prayers and refused to accept the Dalai Lama's blessing, things went awry. A number of Christian Tibetans were put on trial and were flogged on 22 May, 1642. Although Francesco Della Penna was allowed to meet with the Dalai Lama, the mission was forced to close down. Francesco moved to Nepal, but died on the way at Patan on July 20, 1745.

manuscripts & editions

Epistulae, edited in: L. Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal, 6 Vols. (Rome, 1952-1955) I, 129-134, 141-146; II, 21-23, 26-27, 43-46, 128-131, 142-145, 157-160.

Relazione del principio stato e d’altri due regni confinanti, raccomandata alla vigilanza, e zelo de’Padri cappuccini della Marca nello Stato della Chiesa (Rome: A. Rossi, 1742). Reprinted in Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum IV (Rome, 1888), 279-283, 315-319, 340-343.

Breve ragguaglio dello operto dai cappuccini della provincia della Marca nella missione del Tibet (1738), edited in: Analecta Ordinis Minorum Capuccinorum XXXVII (Rome, 1921), 285-294, XXXVIII (Rome, 1922), 57-63. Re-edited in L. Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal III, 86-117.

Relatio ad S. Congregationem de Propaganda Fide de Moribus et Religione Populorum Thibet et Nepal (Rome, 1738).

Breve notizia del regno del Thibet &Breve ragguaglio del gran regno del Thibet, ed. M. Klaproth, Journal asiatique2nd ser. XIV (1934), 177-204, 273-296, 406-432. re-edited in L. Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal III, 47-85. An English translation of this text was issues as: 'Brief Account of the Kingdom of Tibet', in: Narratives of the Mission of George Bogle to Tibet: And of the Journey of Thomas Manning to Lhasa. Ed., with Notes, an Introduction, and Lives of Mr. Bogle and Mr. Manning, ed. Clements Robert Markham (London: Trübner & co., 1876), 309-340 [complete work available via Google Books].

Rappresentanza del 1738, in L. Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal III, 117-172. A German version of this text was published as: Missio Apostolica Thibetano-seraphicidas. Das ist neue, durch päbstlichen Authorität sanktionierte Missionen (…) (Munich, 1740).

Discussions with the Dalai Lama, edited in L.Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal IV, 501-505.

Tibetan-Italian-Tibetan Dictionary. Use as abase for the Tibetan-English Dictionary published by Chr. G. Schroeter (Serampore, 1826). Cf. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal new ser. 8 (1912), 379-397 & Johannes a Rinferberg, ‘De vocabulario thibetano a Patre Francisco Horatio a Penna compilato’, Analecta Ordinis Minorum Cappuccinorum 47 (1931), 303-312.

Some fragments of translations of Tibetan texts into Italian have been edited in L. Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal III, co. 3.

A list of Tibetan Kings has been included in the Alphabetum Tibetanum Misisonum Apostolicarum Commodo, ed. A. Giorgi (Rome, 1759/Revised edition: Rome, 1762, 296-341. This work also contains other work by Francesco Horatio.

There are many other works that now are lost. See on these the work of Jann, the work of Petech as well as DHGE XVIII, 803-804.

literature

Matteo Gentili, Memorie sulla vita di Francesco Orazio della Penna 9Urbino, 1845); Franciscan Annals of India (Agra, 1916), 21-22, 61-65; Streit-Dingdinger, Bibliotheca Missionum I, nos. 934, 939, 940, VI, 96-100, VIII, 32, 72, 140, 415, 643, 689; Giuseppe Frediani, ‘Profili di missionari. P.Orazio della Penna, O.M.Capp.’, Pensiero Missionario 4 (1932), 365-386; A. Jann, ‘Die Mission und literarische Tätigkeit des apostolischen Präfektes von Tibet, P. Franciscus Horatius Olivarius della Penna di Billi’, in: Studien aus dem Gebiete von Kirche und Kultur. Festschrift G. Schnürer(Paderborn, 1930), 128-307; Arsenio da S.Agata Feltria, ‘Intorno al vocabolario del P. Francesco Orazio della Penna’, Bollettino francescano storico-bibliografico 5 (1933), 21-33; Frédégand d’Anvers, ‘Missionaires capucins et civilisation tibétaine’, Etudes franciscaines 46 (1934), 129-130; L. Petech, I missionari italiani nel Tibet e nel Nepal, 6 Vols. (Rome, 1952-1955), passim; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 632 (with additional references); DHGE, XVIII (1977), 801-5 (with additional info and references).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Hurtado (Francisco Hurtado, d. 1628?)

If we can believe Vázquez (III, 69-70), he was a friar from Valencia, who traveled to Guatemala with Pedro de Arboleda in 1593. Others situate his arrival in Guatemala in 1563. He studied under Miguel de Agía and later taught theology in Guatemala. He became active as a preacher in Honduras and also served as custos of the Santa Catalina custory (Honduras). In or shortly before 1629 he went back to Spain for order business, and there he received licence to print his Lamina avrea. Hurtado did not return to Guatemala or Honduras, but retired in a Valencian friary.

editions

Lamina avrea de atributos virginales de la Purissima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Señora nuestra (Salamanca, 1628).

literature

Francisco Vázquez, Crónica de la Provincia del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala, 2nd Ed., Bibliotea “Goathemala”, 14-17, 4 Vols (Guatemala, 1937-1944) III, 69-70; J.T. Medina, Biblioteca Hispano-Americana, 7 Vols. (Santiago de Chile, 1898-1907) II, 297; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 38-39; AIA15 (1955), 317-318; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) XI, nos. 5419-5420; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 129 (no. 424).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Hurtado de Mendoza (Francisco Hurtado de Mendoza, fl. early 17th cent.)

OFM. Preacher in the Burgos province.

literature

AIA28 (1968), 447-448; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 129 (no. 427).

 

 

 

Franciscus Isabella (Francisco Isabella, fl. first half 18th cent.)

OFM. Preacher of the la Concepción province.

literature

AIA15 (1955), 320-321; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 130 (no. 438).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Izquierdo (Francisco Izquierdo, fl. ca. 1800)

Friar from Valenia. Traveled to Guatemala in the company of José Antonio Liendo y Goicoechea in 1789. Custos in 1802 and later guardian of Quezaltenango.

manuscripts

Vocabulario en lengua quiché y castellana (1812).

literature

D. Sánchez García, Catálogo de los escritores franciscanos de la Provincia Seráfica del Santísimo Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala (Guatemala, 1920), 50; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 40.

 

 

 

Franciscus Jiménez (Francisco Jiménez, d. 1537 or 1547)

OFMDisc. Spanish friar. Studied law at the university of Salamanca. Became friar in the Santiago province and moved to the province of St. Gabriel. Still at a rather young age he sailed to the New World (1524). Was ordained priest in Mexico. Was one of the first to produce (still unedited) dictionaries of Mexican languages, as well as basic catechetical works and some matters of historiographical import

manuscripts

Arte y vocabulario de la lengua mejicana:>>

Breve doctrina cristiana, en lenguamejicana:>>

literature

MH14 (1957), 391, 446; Mendieta, II, 118, 165; Lib. IV, cap. 44; Lib. V. part Icap. 25; Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas americanas transmitidas por los franciscanos del siglo xvi’, in: Actas del II Congreso Internacional sobre Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVI), La Rábida, 21-26 de septiembre de 1987 (Madrid, 1988), 497; B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers(Groningen, 1998), passim; E. Zaragoza, ‘Jiménez Francisco’, DHGE XXVII, 1288f.; Victor Sánchez Gil, ‘Jiménez Francisco’, DHGE XXVII, 1289f.

 

 

 

 

Francis Jiménez de Cisneros (Franciscus Ximenes, 1436, Torrelaguna (Madrid) - 1517, Roa (Burgos))

Spanish friar and bishop. Born at Torrelaguna in New Castile. From impoverished aristocratic descent. private education with his uncle Alvaro. Studies of arts and law at Alcalá and Salamanca. After studies in canon and civil law, he went to Rome in 1459 where he practised for some years as a consistorial advocate. The pope promised him the first vacant benefice in Spain. Hence, in 1471, Cisneros became archpriest of Uceda in January 1471. Yet Carillo, the Archbishop of Toledo wished this post to go to one of his own men. As Cisneros did not want to back down, the Archbishop imprisoned him for six years. After his release between 1477 and 1480, he was made capellán mayor of the archbishop of Seville (Gonzalo de Mendoza) [check: not the bishop of Sigüenza?]. In 1484, he resigned his post, to enter the Observant branch of the Franciscan order, taking on the name Francisco. He made his profession in the San Juan de los Reyes (Toledo). From there he moved first to Castañar and then to La Salceda. Guardian in La Salceda shortly before 1492. In that year, on the recommendation of archbishop Mendoza, he became confessor of Queen Isabella of Castille. He accepted this post on condition that he could continue to live in his monastery and follow the Franciscan religious life, only appearing at Court when he was needed. Became confidant ofthe royal couple Isabella and Ferdinand (even regent of Castile in 1516, after Ferdinand’s death). Provincial of the Franciscan Castilian province in 1494, archbishop of Toledo and primate of Spain in 1495, cardinal and inquisitor general in 1507, keeping a poor lifestyle in accordance to his Franciscan vows. Active reformer of the Franciscan order. Founder of the University of Alcalá de Henares (which eventually opened in 1508). Promoted forced conversion of the Moors in Granada, and even lead an army during King Ferdinand’s military campaign against the Moors of Oran in 1509. Also promotor of editions and translations of medieval mysticism (Catherine of Siena, Angela of Foligno, Vincent Ferrer, Ludolph of Saxony, Thomas à Kempis etc.) and supporter of Erasmian humanism (in the philological sense)

In the University of Alcalá de Henares, Cisneros stimulated innovative biblical scholarship. The main product of his patronage was the Complutensian Polyglot Bible, with parallel passages in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, which was finished shortly before his death.

manuscripts

Advertencias a Carlos V: Madrid, Nac. 290 [Castro, Madrid, n. 33: Instrucción según la qual el emperador Carlos V se habrá de haver en su llegada a España]

>> many documents in the Archivo de la Universidad (Madrid), the Archivo Histórico Nacional (Madrid), and in the Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid)

editions

Constituciones [for the archdiocese of Toledo] (Salamanca, 1498/Madrid, 1905)

Cartas del cardenal don fray Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros dirigidas a Diego López de Ayala, ed. Pascual Gayangos & Vicente de la Fuente (Madrid: Imprenta del Colegio de Sordomudos y Ciegos, 1867-1875).

Cartas de los secretarios del Cardenal (…) Cisneros durante su regencia, ed. V. de la Fuente (Madrid, 1875)

Cartas inéditas del Cardenal Cisneros al cabildo de la catedral primada, ed. J. Meseguer Fernández (Toledo, 1973)

early biographies

>>University of Kansas, Spencer Library, MS C 238 [biography composed at Torrelaguna between 1517 and 1524]

Eugenio de Robles, Compendio de la vida y hazañas del cardenal don fray Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros y del oficio y misa muzárabe (Toledo: Pedro Rodríguez, 1604).

literature

J.P.R. Lyell, Cardinal Ximenez, Statesman, Ecclesiastic, Soldier and Man of Letters, with an account of the Complutensian Polyglot Bible (London, 1914); José del Valle Moré, Cisneros y las leyes de Indias (La Habana: Libréria Cervantes, 1918); Estudios Franciscanos 20 (1918), 293-298; L. Fernández de Retana, Cisneros y su siglo (Madrid, 1929-30); Walter Starkie, La España de Cisneros, trans. Alberto de Mestas (Buenos Aires: Juventud Argentina, 1945).; AIA 2nd ser. 13 (1953), 243-348; Luys Santa Marina, Cisneros, 4th Edition, Col. Austral, 157 (Buenos Aires: Espasa-Calpa, 1953); J. López de Toro, Perfiles humanos de Cisneros (Madrid, 1958); AIA 29 (1969), 141-149; J. García Oro, Cisneros y la reforma del clero español en tiempo de los Reyes Católicos (Madrid, 1971); José García Oro, ‘Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, OFM’, Diccionario de historia eclesiástica de España 4 Vols. (Madrid, 1972-1975) II, 1238-1239; Isaac Vázquez, ‘Cisneros reformador. Nuevas luces sobre la reforma católica’, Antonianum 48 (1973), 124-133; P. Sainz Rodríguez, La siembra mística del Cardenal Cisneros y las reformas en la iglesia (Madrid, 1979); Manuel de Castro,Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 131 (no. 449); C.M. Stafford Poole, 'Juan de Ovando's Reform of the University of Alcala de Henares, 1564-1566', The Sixteenth Century Journal 21:4 (1990), 575-606 [with a nice overview of Cisneros's foundation of the university of Alcala and its structure]; F. Fernández-Armesto, ‘Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros’, in: Contemporaries ofErasmus, A Biographical Register II,235-237; LThK, 2 (1994),1204-1205; AIA 55 (1995), 5-264; Carlos Gilly, ‘Otra vez Nebrija, Erasmo, Reuchlin y Cisneros’, Boletín de la Sociedad Castellonense de Cultura 74:1-2 (1998), 257-340; J. García Oro & M.J. Portela Silva, ‘El gobierno Toledano del cardenal Cisneros en las cuentas’, Toletana 2 (2000), 77-144; J. Carcía Oro, Cisneros, el cardenal de España (Barcelona: Ed. Ariel, 2002); Elizabeth Teresa Howe, ‘Cisneros and the translation of women’s spirituality, in: The Vernacular Spirit: Essays on Medieval Religious Literature, ed. Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Duncan Robertson& Nancy Bradley Warren (New York: Palgrave, 2002), 283-295; Isabel Mateo Gómez, ‘La librería de Cisneros en la catedral de Toledo según los textos de Gómez de Castro (1569) y Quintanilla (1653): Hipótesis sobre su traza y su programa iconográfico’, Archivo español de arte 76:301 (2003), 5-21; Klaus Herbers, ‘Ximénes (Jiménes) de Cisneros Francisco, obs. Card.’, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, 4th ed. VIII, 1755f.; José García Oro, Cisneros. Un cardenal reformista en el trono de España (1436-1517) (Madrid: La Esfera de los Libros, 2005); Jaume Bover, ' L'epitafi pel sepulcre del cardenal Francisco Ximénez de Cisneros, de Nicolau de Pacs', Boletín de la Sociedad Arqueológica Luliana 61 (2005), 287-288; Roberto González Ramos, 'Últimas claves de una gran obra. La reja del sepulcro del Cardenal Cisneros', Archivo Español de Arte 81 (2008), 233-252; Erika Dolphin, Archbishop Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros and the Decoration of the Chapter Room and Mozarabic Chapel in Toledo Cathedral PhD. Diss. (New York University, 2008); Judith Ostermann, 'Ein Königreich für einen Kardinal: das Grabmal Francisco Ximenez de Cisneros (1436 - 1517) in Alcalá de Henares', in: Vom Nachleben der Kardinäle: römische Kardinalsgrabmäler der Frühen Neuzeit, ed. Arne Karsten & Philipp Zitzlsperger, Humboldt-Schriften zur Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, 10 (Berlin, 2010), 131-164; Esther Burgos Bordonau et al., 'Los post-incunables de Cisneros de la Biblioteca Histórica Marqués de Valdecilla de la Complutense y la música de Antonio de Cabezón', Pecia Complutense 14 (2011), 1-22; José García Oro & María José Portela Silva, ‘Cisneros ante la Iglesia de Toledo Ciudad, Iglesia, Señorío’, Archivo Ibero-Americano 72:271-273 (2012), 215-414; Taryn E.L. Chubb, 'De vita spirituali: San Vicente Ferrer, Cardinal Cisneros, and Fifteenth-Century Devotional Practices in Castilla', La Corónica 41:1 (2012), 93-108; Santiago Aguadé Nieto, 'Los secretarios Humanistas del Cardenal Cisneros y las constituciones de 1510', in: Mundos medievales: espacios, sociedades y poder: homenaje al profesor José Ángel García de Cortázar y Ruiz de Aguirre, 2 vols. (Santander, 2012) II, 939-956; Joseph Pérez, Cisneros, el cardenal de Espana (Tres Cantos: TAURUS, 2014); Exposición El sueño de Cisneros: V Centenario de la edición de la Biblia Poliglota Complutense (Museo Luis González Robles-Universidad de Alcalá, 14 de noviembre 2014- 1 de febrero de 2015), ed. María Dolores Cabañas González (Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá, Servicio de Publicaciones, 2014) [a large number of short essays. See especially 'Cisneros y la reforma de la Iglesia', 77-79 & 'Cisneros, reformador y político', 80-82]; A quinientos años de la Políglota: el proyecto humanístico de Cisneros. Fuentes documentales y líneas de investigación, ed. Miguel Anxo Pena González & Inmaculada Delgado Jara, Fuentes documentales, 8 (Salamanca: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Josephus de Bussmannshausen (Busmansausen/Christoph-Joseph von Rodt, 1630/31-1697)

OFMCap. Austrian friar, After a profound education in the humanities, law and philosophy, and several embassadorial missions, he became canon of Konstanz cathedral. Then, on 6 March 1650, he entered the Capuchins of Zug (Switzerland). He fulfilled his theological studies at Brescia. When the Swiss Capuchin province was divided, he joined the new Austrian province, fulfilling several functions (guardian, definitor and lector). Became well-known for his homiletic prowess (surnamed ‘Saint Demosthenes') and for his religious writings. He died at Markdorf on 19 January 1697

editions

Oliva in campis: Oder geistlicher und fruchtbarer in das Fürstl. Stüfft Kempten gepflanzter Oliven Baum. Das ist: Dominical und Predigten de tempore durch das Jahr hindurch (Kempten: Rudolff Dreherr, 1678). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

Dapifer Coelestis Oder Him[m]lischer ErbTruckseß: Das ist: Predig von Hochheit priestlicher Wuerdigkeit. Gehalten in solemnissimis Primitiis desz hochwuerdigen hochgebornen Herrn Joan Frobeni Ignatii (...) (Kempten: Rudolff Dreherr, 1679). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

Spinae, tribulique deserti vitiorum: Das ist: Fasten-Predigen von den 7. Todt-oder Haupt- und 9. Frembden Suenden. Durch absonderlich beijgeseßte Exordia, auff ein gaenßliches Festival und Dominical gerichtet. Sampt angehengten zwo Passion-Predigen von Christo Medico (...) (Kempten: Rudolff Dreherr, 1680). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

Lectulus floridus virtutum et spinae, tribulique deferti vitiorum: Das ist Advent- und Fasten-Predigen von Tugenden, und 7. Todt-oder Haupt- und 9. Frembden Suenden. Durch absonderlich beijgeseßte Exordia, auff ein gaenßliches Festival und Dominical gerichtet (...) (Kempten: Rudolff Dreherr, 1680). Different version of same collection as the previous one? Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

PLANCTUS ECCLESIAE ET ANIMAE: Super Caput Primum Lamentationum Jeremiae Prophetae. Allegorice, et moraliter expositus, & distributus. In Discursus LII. Concionatorios Quadragesimales; qui ad integrum Dominicale, atque Festivale reduci possunt per Exordia pro singulis Festis, & Dominicis per annum apposita. Quibus accesserunt geminae Conciones de Passione Domini (...) (Kempten: Rudolff Dreherr, 1680). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

Vox Medica Samaritani Coelestis: Das ist Traktat von d. siben Heyligen Sacramenten : In XXXII Fasten-Predigen : Sampt e. absonderl. Passion-Predig (...) (Kempten: Rudolff Dreherr, 1681).

Opvs Concionum Quadripartitum: Das ist: Sonn- und Festtägige, Wie auch Advental und Fasten-Predigen=Olivia in Campis Oder Geistlicher und fruchtbarere Oliven-Baum. Das ist: Dominical/ und Predigen de tempore durch das Jahr hindurch (...) (Cologne: Cornelis Coenen, 1684). Apparently a revised version of the 1678 publication. Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

FLORVM CAMPI FASCICULUS II. HOC EST, CONCIONVM FESTIVALIVM CVRSVS ANNVVS II (...) (Kempten: Michael Franz, 1684). Available via the digital collections of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich and via Google Books.

Innerliche Actus oder Uebungen der Tugenden (Kempten, 1683)> a work that concentrates on the act of contrition and mentions in that contexts the spiritual growth as developed by Marco d’Aviano.

Mariale Seu Sermones Menstrui De Beatissima Virgine Deipara Maria: Nempe XII. Fructus Palmae, XII. Signa Zodiac (...) (Kempten: Michael Franz, 1688).

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literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 103; Romualdus Stockacensis, Historia Provinciae Anterioris Austriae FF. Min. Cap.(Kempten, 1747), 322ff (no. ix); Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni II, 536; Eduard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 27; M. Heyret, ‘Die gedruckten Schriften des ehrw. Marcus von Aviano O.F.M.Cap., und deren Verbreitung’, Collectanea Franciscana 10 (1940), 51-53; Lexicon Capuccinum, 620; S. Knobloch, Das Predigtwerk des P. Franz-Joseph von Roth, 1631-1697. Eine homiletisch-theologische Untersuchung(Wurzburg, 1972); DHGE, XVIII, 805-6; Stephan Knobloch, Prediger des Barock, Franz Joseph von Rodt, Schriften zur Religionspädagogik und Kerygmatik, 11 (Würzburg: Echter Verlag, 1974).

 

 

 

Franciscus Josephus de Cintruenigo (Francisco José de Contruenigo, d. 1730)

OFMCap. Member of the Navarra province. Entered the order in 1680. Lector of philosophy and theology. Brought out an extension (volumes 3 and 4) of Jacobo de Corella's two volume Collationes morales practicae

editions

Collationes morales practicae, Vols. 3 & 4 (Madrid, 1704-1721).

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 103; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 395; Ildefonso de Ciáurriz, Capuchinos ilustres de la antigua provincia de Navarra y Cantabria I, 244-247 & II, 67-79; Lexicon Capuccinum, 622.

 

 

 

Franciscus Josephus de Jaca (Francisco José de Jaca, ca. 1646-ca. 1689)

OFMCap. Active in Latin America. Active lobyist for the abolition of slavery in the Spanish Colonial empire. Author (several works listed in the studies mentioned below). Born in Jaca (Aragon), he entered the Capuchin order in his home town and was ordained priest around 1672. Sent as a missionery to Llanos de Caracas (Venezuala, 1676/77), and later to Colombia (1681). The latter assignment fell through but he was already on his way and stayed a while in Carthagena to take the boat to Havanna. In Carthagena he experienced first-hand the slave trade and the opposition to the slave trade by local Jesuits. In the wake of this, Francisco José wrote his Resolución sobre la libertad de los negros y sus originarios, en estado de paganos y después ya cristianos, after which he was accused of stirring up revolt and disturbing the piece by the secular authorities. He retired into a hermitage (San Cristo outside Carthagena), where he was visited by the French Capuchin friar Épiphane de Moirans, who also had taken a stance against slavery. Both began to refuse absolution to slave holders. They were exiled from the New World and sent to Spain, arriving in Cadiz on October 4, 1682. Both faced persecution from the Council for the Indian lands and the Spanish inquisition, and both asked to be allowed to go to Rome to argue on behalf of the liberation of slaves. They were allowed to go free in 1685, but they were not given much leeway to pursue their goals. Francisco José was sent back to Venezuela, where he died at the age of 45 in 1690.

editions

Commentaria in Cantica Canticorum?

Resolución sobre la libertad de los negros y sus originarios en estado de paganos y después y a cristianos. Una primera condena de la esclavitud en el pensamiento hispano, ed. Miguel Anxo Pena González, Corpus Hispanorum de Pace. Segunda Serie, 11 (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Invesigaciones Científicas, 2002). [cf. Collectanea Franciscana 74 (2004), 754f; Salmanticensis 50 (2003), 324-326; Zeitschrift für Katholische Theologie 126 (2004), 154-158]; José Tomás López, ‘Dos defensores de los esclavos negros en el siglo XVII', Venezuela Mis. 68:624 (2007), 29-32.

literature

Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 104; John Lenhart, 'Early Capuchin Champions of Negro Emancipation', Franciscan Studies 6 (1946), 195ff.; Boletín Oficial de la Provincia de Navarra 2 (1947), 97-99; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle Missioni III, 726f; Lexicon Capuccinum, 625; López García Iosephus Thomas, Dos defensores de los esclavos negros en el siglo XVII : Francisco José de Jaca OFM Cap. y Epifanio de Moirans OFM Cap., Ph.D. Thesis (Caracas: Pontificia Studiorum Universitas a S. Thoma Aq. in Urbe, 1982); Miguel Anxo Pena González, 'Un documento singular de fray Francisco José de Jaca, acerca de la esclavitud práctica de los indios', Revista de Indias 61:223 (2001), 701-714; Miguel Anxo Pena González, Propuesta teológico liberadora de Francisco José de Jaca, en el siglo XVII, sobre la esclavitud negra (Salamanca: Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, Facultad de Teología 2001); Miguel Anxo Pena González, ‘Francisco José de Jaca. Una vida en favor de la liberación de los esclavos negros’, Collectanea Franciscana 72 (2002), 599-671; Idem,Francisco José de Jaca. La primera propuesta abolicionista de la esclavitud en el pensamiento hispano,Bibliotheca Salamanticensis. Estudios, 252 (Salamanca, 2003); Miguel-Anxo Pena González, ‘Evangelismo franciscano: Una apuesta por el hombre’, Ciencia Tomistica 133 (2006), 267-293; Louis Sala-Molins, Esclavage Réparation. Les lumières des capucins et les lueurs des pharisiens (Paris: Lignes, 2014), passim.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Lambertus (François Lambert d’Avignon, 1487-1530)

OMObs and later Lutheran. Born at Avignon in 1487. Entered the strict Observants at Avignon in 1502. Soon developed into a zealous defender of Franciscan religious reform. Was appointed apostolic preacher in 1517, in which function he became active throughout South-Eastern France. In 1522, François Lambert went for his order to Zurich in Switzerland, where he engaged in public discussions with Zwingli. After his arrival in Basel, François opted for Lutheranism and departed for Wittenberg, where he taught theology between 1523 and 1524. In 1524, François returned to France, to spread the Lutheran reform. He was active in Metz and Strasbourg, where he also got under the influence of Martin Bucer. In 1526, the Landgraf Philip of Hessen called François Lambert to Marburg, to reform the church in his territories and to help found the university of Marburg. François Lambert attacked the old ecclesiological structures (cf. his Paradoxa) and came up with new regulations for the ecclesiastical structures of Hessen (Reformatio), which nevertheless were never implemented. For some time, François Lambert taught at Marburg, to retire at Frankenberg-sur-Eder, where he died in 1530.

François Lambert was a very prolific author. At least 23 of his works do survive, ranging from exegetical and pastoral works to outright polemical treatises (Like other former Franciscans, such as Johann Eberlin von Günzburg and Johannes Schwan, François Lambert also wrote pamflets against the Franciscans and the mendicants in general. Franciscan reactions to his works were written by Herborn and by Frans Nicolai). Several of his writings had a wide circulation (especially among pietist groups and in regions in which the influence of Luther and the Swiss reformers was not dominant), and were translated in various vernacular languages (esp. French, Dutch, German, English).

editions

Corone de Nostre Saulveur (Lyon, c. 1520) [dates from his Catholic period, but already puts forward Christ as the unique norm for the Church and its theology. Invites the lay people to live according to the evangelical precepts put forward in the Franciscan rule. See the study of Haas, Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 84 (1973), 288-301]

Rationes propter quas Minoritarum conversationem habitumque reiecit (Wittenberg, 1523/Basel: Cratander, 1523).

Evangelici in Minoritarum Regulam Commentarii (Wittenberg, 1523)

Theologici Rationes (Wittenberg, 1523)

Commentarius de Sacro Conjugio (Strasbourg, 1524/English version appeared in 1563)

De Causis Excaecationis Multorum Saeculorum (Strasbourg, 1524/English version London, c. 1527)

Farrago Omnium fere Rerum Theologicarum (Strasbourg, 1525/English version appeared in London, 1536)

De Fidelium Vocatione in Regnum Christi (Strasbourg, 1525/German version in 1526)

Biblical commentaries: a range of biblical commentaries on the Kings, Song of Songs, The Twelfth Prophets, Lucas, Acts, and the Apocalypse. See for these works the remarks in the studies mentioned below.

Commentarii de Prophetia (…) deque Litera et Spiritu (Strasbourg, 1526)

Reformatio Ecclesiarum Hassiae (Marburg, 1526)

Paradoxa & Epistola ad Colonienses (Erfurt, 1527/Dutch version appeared in 1530)

De Regno, Civitate et Domo Dei (Worms, 1538)

Somme Chrestienne (Marburg, 1529) [addressed to Emperor Charles V]

De Symbolo Foederis (Strasburg, 1530/German version appeared in 1557)

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literature

J.W. Baum, Franz Lambert von Avignon (Strasbourg-Paris, 1840); F.W. Hassencamp, Franciscus Lambertus von Avignon, Leben und ausgewählte Schriften der Väter und Begründer der reformierten Kirche, part 9 (Elberfeld: R.L. Friderichs, 1860); L. Ruffet, Lambert d’Avignon, le reformateur de la Hesse (Paris, 1873); W. Maurer, ‘Lambert von Avignon und das Verfassungsideal der Reformatio Ecclesiarum Hessiae von 1526’, Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 48 n.s. 11 (1929), 208-260; Roy L. Winters, Francis Lambert of Avignon (1487-1530): A Study in Reformation Origins (Philadelphia: The United Lutheran Publishing House, 1938); Edmund Kurten, Franz Lambert von Avignon und Nikolaus Herborn in ihrer Stellung zum Ordensgedanken und zum Franziskanertum in Besonderen, Reformationsgeschichtliche Studien und Texte 72 (Münster: Aschendorff, 1950); Andres Moser, ‘Franz Lamberts Reise durch die Schweiz im Jahre 1522’, Zwingliana10 (1957), 467-471; G. Müller, Franz Lambert von Avignon und die Reformation in Hessen (Tübingen, 1968); R. Haas, Franz Lambert und Patrick Hamilton in ihrer Bedeutung für die evangelische Bewegung auf den Britischen Inseln (Marburg, 1973); R. Haas, ‘La corone de nostre saulveur’, Zeitschrift für Kirchengeschichte 84 (1973), 288-301;DSpir IX, 143-145; Paul Nyhus, The Franciscans in South Germany, 1400-1530: Reform and Revolution, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society n.s. 65 (8) (1975); Pierre Fraenkel et al., Pour retrouver François Lambert. Bibliographie et études (Baden-Baden: Valentin Koerner, 1987); Marc Venard, Réforme protestante, Réforme catholique dans la province d'Avignon-XVIème (Paris: Editions du Cerf,1993), 135-139; Geoffrey Dipple, Antifraternalism and Anticlericalism in the German Reformation (Aldershot: Scholar Press, 1996), 1ff.; Dictionnaire de Biographie Française XIX fasc. 110, col. 510-511; Gerhard Müller, ‘Lambert von Avignon, ex-obs (d. 1530)’, Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart V4, 46; Pietro Delcorno, ‘Between Pulpit and Reformation: The ‘Confessions’ of François Lambert’, Franciscan Studies 71 (2013), 113-134 (with additional references); Pietro Delcorno, In the Mirror of the Prodigal Son: The Pastoral Uses of a Biblical Narrative (ca. 1200-1550), PhD Thesis Radboud University (Nijmegen: Bookbuilders, 2015), 457-463.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Lazarus de Goyta (Francisco Lázaro de Goyti, fl. c. 1670)

OFM. Born in Madrid. Member of the Castilia province. Lector, court preacher, guardian of the convent and the Collegio de San Pedro y San Pablo at Alcalá in the early 1680s and also of the San Francisco friary in Madrid (?), as well examiner for the archbishop of Toledo (correct?).

literature

AIA 30 (1928), 346-347; AIA 15 (1955), 304-305; José Simón Díaz, Bibliografía de la literatura hispánica, 11 Vols. (Madrid, 1960-1976) XI, nos. 1592-1596; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 123 (no. 377).

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Lector provinciae Calabriae Ordinis Minorum (fl. late 13th cent.)

Not much is known about this friar, other than that he is apparently the author of a number of sermons that have survived in MS Siena, Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati F.IX.19 (alongside of sermons by Bonaventure and anonymous texts) and MS Todi Biblioteca Comunale 140.

manuscripts

Collationes defunctorum: MS Siena, Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati F.IX.19; MS Todi Biblioteca Comunale 140. See for further details the study of Horowski mentioned below.

literature

Aleksander Horowski, 'Il codice F.IX.19 della Biblioteca Comunale degli Intronati in Siena: Un testimone disatteso dei sermoni di San Bonaventura da Bagnoregio', Collectanea Francescana 87 (2017), 635-669.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Legionensis (Francisco de Leon, fl. c. 1462)

Spanish friar. Custos of the Leon custody in the Santiago province. Preacher.

manuscripts

Sermones de Tempore et de Sanctis, necnon Breves Annotaciones: MS Pamplona, Bibl. Catedral. 1.VIII.1462. Cf. Manuel de Castro y Castro, Escritores de la Provincia Franciscana de Santiago. Siglos XIII-XIX, Liceo Franciscano. Revista de Estudio e Investigacion XLVIII (2a Epoca): 145-147 (Santiago de Compostella, 1996), 20.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria Genuensis (Squarciafico, d. 1641)

OFMCap. Born in 1596. Joined the order in 1618. Lector and preacher. Provincial minister in 1640. and died a year later. Left behind a number of sermons and songs/poems for public festivities/manifestations in the Venetian republic.

literature

Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 106; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 281; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 402; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini I, 417-420; Eduard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 29; Francesco Saverio da s. Lorenzo della Costa, I cappuccini genovesi, 3 Vols. (Genua: Tipografia della gioventù - Vergine di Pompei, 1912-1914-1973), 45, 235, 413; Lexicon Capuccinum, 624.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Leoni (Francesco Leoni, 1702-1775)

OFMConv from Verona. Studied arts and theology and became a master in both. He was active as a metaphysics teacher (with much attention for Platonic ideas) and as a teacher of the liberal arts in the Padua friary. From December 1736 onwards, he taught theology 'in via Scoti' at Padua university. In and after 1743, he also taught Scripture and ecclesiastical history. When the theology chairs along Thomist and Scotist lines were fused, Leoni continued to teach Sacred Scripture. He apparently was an esteemed professor. Although he was rather conventual as a scholastic theologian, in his exegesis he engaged with Spinozist ideas about a rational and historical approach to the Bible and the Pentateuch in particular, also touching on post Galileon cosmological issues, without doubting the mozaic provenance of the first biblical books.

editions

Disputatio contra Academicos et Pyrrhonios (Padua, 1731).

Meditatio de Deo et Numine (Padua, 1733/1762).

Epistolae Duae (Macerata, 1736). One of these 'letters' dealt with the Pentateuch, and the other on the use of reason in theology.

Epistolae tres ad Silvestrum Ruggium Monachum Cassinensem in controversia inter Scipionem Maffaeium et Christophorum Phassium super nonnullis fragmentis S. Iraeneo attribuitis (Venice, 1736).

Orazione in lode di Simone Contareni, Procuratore de S. Marco (Venice, 1741).

Dissertatio de Sibyllarum in veteri Ecclesia auctoritate (Padua, 1744).

Specimen historiae Ecclesiasticae (Venice, 1744).

La Chiesa militante. Poema eroico (Venice, 1750).

Disceptatio historico-critica de Scolastica Catholicorum theologia (Padua, 1755).

etc. to be continued

literature

D. Sparacio, Frammenti bio-bibliografici di scrittori ed autori Minori Conventuali dagli ultimi anni del 1600 al 1930 (Assisi, 1931); Miscellanea Francescana 31 (1931), 158, 259; F.A. Benoffi, 'Degli studi nell’ordine de’ Minori', Miscellanea Francescana 31 (1931), 154; Fr. De Carolis, 'Spinoza e la questione del Pentateuco in Fr. Leoni, OFM Conv.', Miscellanea Francescana 90 (1990), 459-505; R. Aubert, 'Leoni (Francesco)', DHGE XXXI (2012), 743.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Le Roux (1632-1696)

OFM. French friar from Chagny en Bourgogne (Saône-et-Loire). He studied theology after joining the order and reached the doctorate at Paris in 1632. He also functioned as general commissionar and as visitator of Clarissan monasteries. In addition, he was two times provincial minister of the Burgundy Saint-Bonaventure province. He died at Moulins, on October 7, 1696 at the age of 64. He was a proponent of Bonaventurean theological thought and published a number of spiritual works and translations.

manuscripts

French translations of novice treatises by David of Augsburg

French translations of apocalypse commentaries

French translations of commentaries on the Franciscan rule

editions

Traités spirituels de S. Bonaventure, trans. François le Roux, 2 Vols. (Paris, 1693).

Traités spirituels des devoirs intérieurs de piété que chacun peut pratiquer tous les jours, pour s'animer dans le chemin de la perfection (Lyon, 1707).

Traité spirituel pour les supérieurs où il est traité de l’importance qu’il y a d’avoir de bons supérieurs parmi les religieux. Quelles sont les Regles selon S. Bonacventure, par le moyen desquelles ils peuvent remplir dignement les functions de leur Superiorité (Lyon: Pierre Valfray, 1697/ 1707). Accessible via Google Books and other digital portals.

Traitez spirituels, pour les superieurs, et pour les maitres des novices; Où l'on fait voir l'importance qu'il y a d'en avoir des bons dans les Religions. Les Regles selon S. Bonaventure, par le moyen desquelles ils peuvent s'aquiter dignement de leurs Charges (Lyon: Pierre Valfray, 1697). Available via Google Books.

Traité spirituel pour les maîtres des novices, où il est parlé de l'importance qu'il y a d'en avoir de bons, et des qualités qui sont nécessaires pour réussir dans leur emploi (Lyon, 1707).

literature

Fr. Ruffier, Oraison funèbre du T.R.P. Fr. Le Roux (Dijon, 1698); Ph. Papillon, Bibliothèque des auteurs de Bourgogne (Dijon, 1742) II, 218-219; Charles Louis Richard & Jean Joseph Giraud, Bibliothèque sacrée, ou, Dictionnaire universel historique, dogmatique, canonique, géographique et chronologique des sciences ecclésiastiques (Paris: Méquignon-Havard, 1825) XXI, 256-257; A. Cioranescu, Bibliographie de la littérature française du xviie siècle, 2nd ed. (Paris, 1969) II, 1276; DSpir VI, 669: R. Aubert, 'Le Roux (François)', DHGE XXXI, 942.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Lichetus de Brixia (Francesco Licheto/Lechi, Lecheto, Liqueto, Lychet, second half 15th cent.-first half 16th cent.)

OMObs of noble descent. Date and place of birth unknown, but maybe from Brescia or Lovere (near Bergamesco, Lombardy). Entered the order (the Observant sub vicariis branch) probably at a young age and worked his way through the study programs. Taught as a lector at the Santa Maria di Gesù studium (on the isle of Lechi, Garda lake). Possibly already provincial vicar in the Brescia province around 1494. Taught in Naples beyween 1509-1512, possibly in the context of his theology degree obligations, and with sponsorship of the queen-regent Giovanna, widow of king Ferdinand I of Naples. The fruit of these lectures (Sentences teachings along Scotist lines) were published in Naples in 1512 at the request of the general vicar for the Cismontan Observants. Elected vicar of the Observant Candia province in 1512; elected provincial definitor in 1514, as well as provincial vicar of the Brescia province. Took part in the general chapter of 1517, where Leo X forced the 'unification'/separation of the order and made the Observants the official heirs to the Franciscan tradition. As provincial vicar/minister Licheto developed many scolarly and cultural contacts, and he was able to obtain funding for the publication of revised and updated versions of his commentaries of Scotus's work on the Sentences and quodlibetals (see under editions). Soon after, at the general chapter of Lyon (1518), Licheto was called to succeed minister general Cristoforo Numai da Forlì, who was made Cardinal by Leo X. Hence Licheto was elected minister general in July of that year. In office he became famous for his long missionary journeys through Italy and other Franciscan provinces (in France and Middle & Eastern Europe), both to oversee reforms and discipline, and also in anwer to the demand of Leo X, who had given him the title of papal nuntius and apostolic commissary, and had asked him to reform the order's study program and to collect alms for the construction of the St. Peter in Rome. Parts of Licheto's diary detailing his journeys/visitations and activities have survived. One of his actions in France was the reform of the studies at the Grand Couvent des Cordeliers, stimulating Scotist theological positions. While traveling through Eastern Europe, he fell ill near Kosice, on his way to Budapest, where he died on 15 September 1520. He was buried in the friary of the Observant Franciscans.

manuscripts and editions

In Io. Duns Scotum: Super primo Senten. clarissima commentaria (...) (Naples: S. Mayr, 1512). Paid by and edicated to the queen-regent Giovanna.

Peritissimi viri. F. Fran. Lycheti de Brixia ordinis minorum, de observantia Vicarii provincie Brixie. In Iohan. duns Scotum super quaestionibus Quolib. clarissima commentaria: subtilium difficultatum perpulchre solutiones: apparentium prelibati Scoti conradictionum solotiones: demum opinionum multarum Scotico dogmati obviantium destructiones feliciter incipiunt (...) (Venice, 1517). Available via Google Books.

In Iohan. Duns Scotum Super secundo Senten. clarissima commentaria e i In Iohan. Duns Scotum super Quaestionibus quolib. clarissima commentaria, 2 Vols. (Salò: Paganino dei Paganini, 1517). Available via Google Books.

In Io. Duns Scotum Super primo et tertio Sententiarum clarissima commentaria subtilium difficultatum perpulchre solutiones apparentium prelibati Scoti condictionum solutiones necnon ope multarum Scotico dogmati obviantum destructiones cum expositione littere omisse super primo Neapoli impresso et quibus plurimis difficultatis de novo additis feliciter incipiunt (Salò: G. Bonazzari, 1518). Revised version.

In primum, secundum, et tertium Scoti Sententiarum libros (...), 3 Vols. (Paris: J. Granjon, tip. Giovanni da Prato, 1519-1520). Newly revised version, issued by his formwer pupil Battista Castiglione, with approbation from the Sorbonne.

F. Francisci Lycheti Brixiensis, Olim Regularis Obseruantiae Ministri Generalis Ornatissimi, Theologi Prætantissimi, & in Doctrina Scotica Eruditissimi, Ac Scoticarum Disciplinarum Propugnatoris Acerrimi. In Primum, Secundum & Tertium Scoti Sententiarum Libros, Ac in Eiusdem Quolibeta Commentationes Subtilissimæ(...), 3 Vols. (Venice: Apud Ioannem, & Andream Zenarium, 1589). Issued at the behest of Cardinal francescano Costanzo da Sarnano ('multis annis a Franciscanae familiae patribus desideratae'). Available via Google Books.

Some versions of these Scotus commentaries on the Sentences are also included in the Scotus edition of Lucas Wadding (Lyon, 1639) and its reprint (Paris, 1893).

Licheto's commentary on Scotus's fourth book of the Sentences, as well as his Super novem libros metaphysicorum commentaria, and the Theoremata disputata contra Augustinum Suessanum (attributed) were apparently never printed, although some suggest that the last work was sometime during the 16th century published in Naples.

Expositio Bullae Leonis X/Instructio et Declaratio Circa Breve Leonis X (...)(>>1518??)

literature

L. Wadding, Scriptores Ordinis minorum (Ed. Rome, 1906), 84; L. Wadding, Annales minorum, seu trium Ordinum a s. Francisco institutorum (ed. Ad Claras Aquas, 1933) XV 519; XVI, 100, 117-121; G.G. Sbaraglia, Supplementum et castigatio (ed. Rome, 1908) I, 276; Marcellino da Civezza, Storia universale delle missioni francescane (Prato, 1883) VII: I, 79-92; Heribert Holzapfel, Manuale historiae Ordinis fratrum minorum (Freiburg in Br., 1909), 255, 271f, 300, 392, 417, 591; Michael Bihl, 'Statuta provincialia fr. minorum observantium Thusciae an. 1457 et 1518', AFH 8 (1915), 179-182; Michael Bihl, 'De die e mortuali P. Francisci Lycheti, O.F.M. Ministri gen., Budae 15 sept. 1520’, AFH 5 (1922), 780-781; D. Scaramuzzi, Il pensiero di Giovanni Duns Scoto nel Mezzogiorno d'Italia, con una introduzione su la vera fisionomia dello scotismo (Rome, 1927), 116-118; A. van den Wyngaert, 'Statuta provincialia fr. minorum observantium Ianuae an. 1487-1521', AFH 22 (1929), 375-378; A. Berengo Morte, 'Tabula loci insulae Gardae, seu studentium sub disciplina r. p. Francisci Lichetti de Brixia an. 1515', Le Venezie Francescane. Rivista storico-artistica-letteraria illustrata 2 (1933), 124-126; Michael Bihl, 'Relatio de ministro generali Francisco L. capitulum provinciale Cracoviae celebrante 21-25 augusti 1520', AFH 27 (1934), 466-530; C. Minarik, 'De provincia Bohemiae a fr. Francisco L., ministro generali, visitata atque de huius obitu', AFH 27 (1934), 452-465; E. Wegerich, 'Biobibliographisches Notizen über Franziskanerlehrer des 15. Jhts', Franziskanische Studien 29 (1942), 169-174; Bernardino de Armellada, 'Dos teólogos franciscanos del siglo XVI ante el problema del sobrenatural', Revista Española de Teología 19 (1959), 373-421; H. Bulang, 'Unterwegs zu Báñez und Molina. Lychetus, OFM und seine Diskussion mit Cajetan OP über das göttliche Vorherwissen und Mitwirken', Theologisches Jahrbuch (1965), 364-389; I. Vázquez Janeiro, 'I tabù della storia del scotismo', Antonianum 49 (1984), 337-392 (esp. 364); L. Courtois, 'Licheto (Francesco)', DHGE XXXII (2015), 22-23; Silvano Giordano, ‘Licheto Francesco’, DBI 65 (2006), 73-75 [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-licheto_(Dizionario-Biografico)/].

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Lopez Valdemoro (Francisco López Valdemoro, fl. c. 1660)

OFM. Theologian of the Castilia province.

editions

Carta al Rmo. P.M.Fr. Iuan Martinez de Prado ... de la Orden de N.P.S. Domingo / escrita por Fr. Francisco Lopez Valdemoro (...) de la Orden de N. P. S. Francisco, proponiendo graues, è insuperables dificultades, que sobre un Memorial, hecho por dicho P. Reuerendissimo Prouincial, se le ocurren (...) (Toledo, 1662).

literature

AIA27 (1927), 48-50; AIA 15 (1955), 331-332; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 140 (no. 512).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maldonado (Francisco Maldonado, fl. first half 17th cent.)

Born in Madrid in 1571. Traveled to Guatemala as a minor and made his profession in the Franciscan friary of Guatemala in 1605 (apparently on 4 October). Although not much is known about his career in the order (aside from the fact that he is known as preacher and definitor of the Santíssima Nombre de Jesús de Guatemala province), he was widely recognized by his fellow friars as a great linguist with an in-depth knowledge of Kiché, Cakchiquel, and Tzutuhil. He is known for the creation of a large Theologia Indorum, and a number of other works, most of which were apparently widely used but were not printed. Beristain (III, 178) makes mention of 13 manuscript volumes in the library of the Franciscan friary of Guatemala.

manuscripts

Ramillete manual para los yndios sobre la Doctrina christiana. A manuscript copy made by Sebastián López from 1748 can apparently be found in the Library of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. It amounts to a series of twelve dialogues in Cakchiquel on the articles of faith and other basic catechetical issues. Maldonado reworked in this text an existing Cakchiquel Doctrina Christiana by Pedro de Betanzos OFM that had been printed in 1556.

Sermones super Evangelis, quae in Sanctorum Festivitatibus Leguntur: Cum Eorumdem Vitis, et Transitis Idiomathe Guathemalensi Cakchiquel. Per Fr. Franciscum Maldonado, ordinis divi Francisci praedicatorem, olimque deffinitorem, nominis Jesu Guathemalensis provinciae alumnum, licet Matriti natum anno 1571. This work can apparently be found in the Bibliothèque National, Paris.

Ha nima vuh vae theologia yndorum ru binaam (ca. 1671). 349 pp. This work can apparently be found in the Bibliothèque National, Paris.

Santoral en lengua Kiché.

Explicatio fidei, en lengua cakchiquel, o la explicación de la fe y sus artículos. 120 fols. The work was dedicated to Francisco Varea on 29 December 1616. Cf. J.T. Merdina, La imprenta en Guatemala, 121.

Instrucción teológica de los Indios 2 Vols.>?

Several other catechistic works are mentioned in bibliographical guides but no reliable information is given on their whereabouts.

editions

Explicatio Fidei en lengua cakchiquel, ó la explicación de la Fe y sus artículos (1616)>? See Medina, 120.

Impendimentos del Matrimonio para los indios y orden que se debe guardar en denunciarlos y acudir por dispensacion para los ys contraídos (in Cakchiquel)>?. See Medina, 121.

Passion y muerte de Xpto. Señor Nuestro, Mandato, Pasión y Descendimiento (1615)>? See Medina, 121.

literature

J.M. Beristain y Souza, Biblioteca Hispano Americana Septentrional, 3rd ed. 5 Vols in 2 (Mexico, 1947), passim; J.T. Medina, La Imprenta en Guatemala (Santiago de Chile, 1910), 120-121; C.J. Rosales, Gramática del idioma cachiquel, xxi; A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 48-51; Manuel Castro y Castro, ‘Lenguas indigenas transmitidas por los Franciscanos del S. XVII’, in: Los Franciscanos en el Nuevo Mundo (siglo XVII), La Rábida, 18-23 septiembre de 1989 (Madrid: Editorial Deimos, 1992), 455-457.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maninconius (Maniconi/Francesco Manicombi da Sonnino, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMConv.

editions

Prediche dette in Milano & Viterbo?

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 238; Sbaralea, Supplementum (ed. 1806), 264.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria Angeli (Francesco Maria/Padre Rivotorto, d. 1697)

OFMConv. Friar from Assisi. Spent a long time in the Rivotorto convent. Lector at Perugia and at Assisi. Provincial minister of the Umbrian Conventuals (1670-1673), as well as custos of the Sacro Convento at Assisi. Died there in March 1697. Musical theorist, as well as convent historian.

editions

Summario del contrapunto (1691). On musical contrapunt composition.

Collis Paradisi Amoenitas seu Sacri Conventus Assisiensis Historiae Libri II(Montefalco, 1704). 

literature

Vincenzio Coronelli, Bibliotheca Universale Sacro-Profana (Venice, 1703), 767-768; Bonaventura Bartolomasi, Series chronologica historica ministrorum provincialium de Umbria(Rome, 1814), 39; Fétis, Biographie universelle des musiciens (Paris, 1883) I, 106 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria Casini (Francesco Maria Casini, 1648, Aresso-1719, Rome)

OFMCap Born at Arezzo in a family pertaining to the local nobility. Joined the Capuchins at Cortona in 1662 and made his profession in 1663. He continued his studies until the doctorate in theology. Also took up several administrative charges in his order (including a charge as provincial minister of the Tuscany province, and appointments as provincial definitor and procurator), and became a much sought-after preacher, working not only in Italy but also in Southern France. From 1698 onwards, he also preached at the papal court, and Innocent XII made him officially a preacher of the apostolic palace. Francesco Maria was made cardinal in 1712 (cardinal of Santa Prisca). He died in Rome on 14 February 1719, leaving all his possessions to the Holy Office. In the course of his life, he published a number of sermon collections and ascetical works.

editions:

Panegirici sacri (Venice: Giovanni Filippo Cecchi, 1677). Available via Google Books.

Delle prediche dette nel Palazzo Apostolico, 3 Vols. (Rome: Giovanni Maria Salvioni, 1713-1714/1724/Venice: Baglioni, 1746). At least in part available via Google Books.

L'età dell'uomo alle misure del tempo e dell'eternità (Venice: Giovanni Filippo Cecchi, 1682/Rome, 1712)

Panegirici (Rome>>>/Venice: Giovanni Filippo Cecchi, 1679). At least the venetian edition is available via Google Books.

Francisci Mariae de Aretio Ordinis Capuccinorum (...) cardinalis Casini, Opera omnia (Augsburg: Martin Veith, 1740). At least in part available via Google Books.

literature

Bernardino da Bologna, Bibliotheca scriptorum Ordinis minorum S. Francisci capuccinorum (Venice, 1747), 104; Sbaraglia, Supplementum et Castigatio III (ed. Rome, 1936), 230; F. Zanotto, Storia della predicazione (Modena, 1899), 284-293; Romualdo da San Marcello, "Il cardinale Casini oratore', Italia Francescana 2 (1927), 218-231; Bernardino da Cittadella, 'Il pensiero missionario del cardinal Casini nelle sue Prediche al Palazzo apostolico', Italia Francescana 5 (1930), 463-467 & 6 (1931), 184-203; C. Noci, Il Cardinale Francesco Maria Casini, Diss. (Rome, 1937); V. Ciaurri, Il Casini oratore', La scuola cattolica 76 (1948), 320-326; P. da Cortona, Le prediche apostolice del Cardinale Francesco Maria Casini, Diss. (Rome, 1956); LexCap, 359 [with additional references]; Paolino Carlini, Francesco Maria Casini(1648-1719). Un restauratore dell’oratoria italiana (Rome, 1969); Claudio Mutini, 'Asini, Francesco Maria', Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani (1978) [http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/francesco-maria-casini_(Dizionario-Biografico)/]

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Alassio (Giancardi, 1603-1670)

OFMCap. Member of the Genoa province. Writer of ascetical and mariological works. Several of his writings published under the name Giuliano Giancardi (a cousin on his father's side, who was a secular priest).

editions

Augustissima apparitione della gran madre di Dio ad Antonio Botta nell'Inclita, e Fedelissima Città di Savona, Discorsi Predicabili (...) (Genoa: Pier Gio. Calenzano, 1650); Augustissima apparitione della gran madre di Dio ad Antonio Botta (...), Parte seconda (Mondovì: Giovanni Gislandi e GiovanFrancesco Rossi, 1653). At least the second volume accessible via Google Books.

Imprese d'Alassio citta sacra della gran madre di dio. Opera di D. Giuliano Giancardi d'Alassio Prete Secolare. Nella quale si descrive à gloria della Reina Madre (...) Et anche l'origine d'Alassio (...) (Mondovi: Con licenza de'Superiori, 1653). Accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 105; Sbaralea, Supplementum I, 280; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 400; Eduard d'Alençon, Bibliotheca Mariana, 28, 90; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini III, 159; Francesco Saverio da s. Lorenzo della Costa, I cappuccini genovesi, 3 Vols. (Genua: Tipografia della gioventù - Vergine di Pompei, 1912-1914-1973) I, 39, 298; Lexicon Capuccinum, 609.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Bergamo (Francesco Maria da Bergamo/Quadrio, 1705-1773)

OFMCap. Italian friar from Bergamo (member of the Quadrio family, originally from Lugano). Entered the Capuchins in the Milan province in 1722. Preacher, guardian, provincial definitor and lector. At the invitation of pope Benedict XIV, he was called to Rome as apostolic preacher at the papal court; a position he kept under Clement XIII and Clement XIV. During Lent 1772, he fell ill and retired to Albano, and subsequently went back to Bergamo, where he died on 4 December 1773. Approximately 200 of his sermons still survive in the Capuchin provincial archives in Milan. Several of his lectures and sermons, notably those written before 1750, have been published in various collections. More study of their whereabouts is necessary.

editions

Predica della passione di Gesù (Venice, 1748).

Orationes panegyricas

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literature

Bullarium OFMCap IX, 81-82; Valdemiro da Bergamo, I conventi ed i cappuccini bergamaschi (Milan, 1883), 196-200; Mauro, Il predicatore apostolico, 140-142; Ilarino da Milano, Biblioteca dei frati minori cappuccini di Lombardia (1535-1900) (Florence, 1937), 115-117; Lexicon Capuccinum(Rome, 1951), 618-619; DHGE, XVIII, 805-6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Bononia (Francesco Maria da Bologna/ dei’Capellis/Francesco Maria Capelli, 1601-1668)

OFMCap, Italian friar. Joined the order in 1622. Preacher and spiritual author. Also wrote satyrical stories under the pseudonym Ergasto Acrivio.

editions

Circulus aureus, seu, Breue compendium caerimoniarum & rituum, quibus passim ad suas & proximi vtilitatis presbyteris vt contingit (ca. 1650?/Valentino Mortali, 1665/ erede Vittorio Benacci, 1668/ Giovanni Antonio Remondini, 1685/Venice: Antonio Tivani, 1686/Venice: Antonio Tivani, 1693). This work was placed on the index of forbidden books in 1724. At least the edition from 1686 is accessible via Google Books.

Fasciculus florum spiritualium monitorum deprecationum & affectuum ergà Deum diuersorum sanctorum: praecipue ad missam deuotè atque vtiliter conficiendam (Domenico Barberi, 1650/erede Domenico Barberi, 1675). Accessible via Google Books.

As Ergasto Acrivio: Satirette Morali e Piacevoli. These have been issued in several editions from the seventeenth-century onwards. See for instance Satirette Morali e Piacevoli (Foligno: Giovanni Tomassini, 1794). Accessible via Google Books.

literature

Bernadus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 104; Sbaralea, Supplementum III (ed. Rome, 1936), 230; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 400; H. Reusch, Der Index der verbotenen Bücher (Bonn, 1885)II, 220; DThCat II, 1683; Donato da S. Giovanni in Persiceto, Biblioteca dei Frati Minori Cappuccini della provincia di Bologna (Bologna, 1949), 185-200; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 619; Enciclopedia CattolicaIII, 61; Dict. de Spir, II, 1683; DHGE, XVIII, 806.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Bruxelles (François Marie Caesens, d. 1713 (d. 1713)

OFMCap. Belgian friar, theologian/lectoe, provincial definitor and moral/spiritual author. Involved with the aftermath of Jansenist controversies. He died in Ghent in 1713

editions

Cursus theologiæ capucino-seraphicæ tripartitus secundum inconcussa, tutissimaque dogmata sanctorum Augustini, Bonaventuræ ac Thomæ (Ghent: Erven Maximiliaen Graet, 1698-1701)/Theologia capucino-seraphica, scholastica et moralis, 3 Vols. (Ghent: Joannes Eton, 1715-1718/Brussels: Johan Vleugaert, 1726/1744). The 1726 edition is partially available via Google Books.

Synopsis apocalyptice-cantatrix eventuum præcipuorum Ecclesiæ, cum propugnaculo auctoritatis pontificiæ adversus persecutiones et hæreses, sive panoplia Theologiae capucino-seraphicae (Ghent: Haeredes Maximiliaen Graet, 1710).

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 104; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini IV, 353; DThCatII, 1683 & VI, 762; Franciscaansch leven 17 (1934), 292-295; L. Ceyssens, ‘De difficultatibus praetextu iansenismi in provincia Flandro-belgica Minorum capuccinorum’, Collectanea Franciscana 8 (1938), 389, 393-395; Melchior de Pobladura, Historia generalis ordinis Fratrum Minorum capuccinorum (Rome, 1948) II, 354; Hildebrand van Hooglede, De kapucijnen in de Nederlanden(Antwerp, 1945-1956) III, 281, V, 153, 211, VI, 435 (n. 3), 445, 455-479, 490-492, 494, 499, 513-518, 520, 563, VII, 296, VIII, 515-519, 536, IX, 377; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 620; Enc.Catt. V, 1614; LThK 2nd Ed. IV, 241; Dict. de Spir., VI,762-63; DHGE, XVIII, 806

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Capellis (Francesco Maria dei’Capelli, d. 1668)

OFMCap. See under Franciscus Maria de Bononia

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Ferrara (Forecchi, fl. later 18th cent.)

OFMCap. Member of the Bologna province. Lector provincial definitor and long-term provincial minister. Also prominent member of the Academia ecclesiastica of Ferrara.

editions

Dissertationes de statu sacrarum virginum (1783-1786).

literature

Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, Appendix, 23; Michele Maylender & Luigi Rava Storia delle Accademie d'Italia II, 245; Donato da S. Giovanni in Persiceto, Biblioteca dei Frati Minori Cappuccini della provincia di Bologna (1535-1946) (Budrio: Montanari Fratelli editori, 1949), 202-205; Atti uffiziali della Provincia dei Frati Minori Cappuccini di Bologna (1938), 51-53; Lexicon Capuccinum, 623-624.

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Lecce (d. 1719)

OFM. Franciscan missionary, polyglot, wrote Albanese grammatical texts

editions

Osservazioni grammaticali nella lingua albanese (Rome, 1716). This was later used by the Franciscan friar Francesco Rossi to create his Regole grammaticali della lingua albanese(Rome, 1866).

Dizzionario albanese. Unpublished?

literature

M. da Civezza, Saggio di bibliografia (…)sanfrancescana (Prato, 1879), 300; Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della Terra Santa e dell’Oriente francescano n.s. XIII (Quaracchi, 1930), 17, 113, 212, 221-223, 229ff, 427; A.M. de Turre, Orbis Seraphicus. De modernis missionibus Fratrum minorum a S. Congregatione de Propaganda Fide dependentibus, ed. A. Chiappini (Quaracchi, 1945) II, ii, 41-43& 57;  Enc.Cat. V, 1614-1615; DHGE, XVIII, 807

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Neapoli (Francesco Gioja/Francesco da Napoli/Francesco da Posilipo/Posillipo, d.1670)

OFMCap. Italian friar. Professor of theology and preacher in the Naples province. Thereafter missionary in Central Africa (in the Kingdom of Matamba (Congo)). Known for his enthousiastic account of the conversion of queen Nzinga of Matamba by the Capuchin Antonio de Gaeta (1656).

editions

La meraviglia conversione alla santa fede di Cristo della regina Singa e del suo regno di Matamba nell’Africa meridionale (Naples, 1669).

Vita del P. Antonio da Gaeta (Naples, 1669).

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 105; Niccolo Toppi, Biblioteca Napoletana, et apparato a gli huomini illustri in lettere di Napoli (1678), 100; Sbaralea, Supplementum III, 230; É. d’Alençon, Neerlandica Franciscana 1 (1914), 259-261; O. de Bouveignes, Revue congolaise (July 1948), 797-800; Clemente da Terzorio, Le missioni dei minori cappuccini (Rome, 1938), X, 457-492; J. Cuvelier, Koningin Nzinga van Matamba (Bruges-Bussum, 1957); Lex.Cap., 629-630; DHGE XX, 1448.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Lutetia (François-Marie de Paris; ‘Jablier’, 1634-1714)

OFMCap. French friar from Paris. Philosopher, theologian and scientist (inovative in the field of optics and the building of optometric instruments). Also known as a preacher and as the editor of works written by his deceased fellow Capuchin friar Esprit Sabbathier d’Yvoy (published the latter’s Idealis Umbra Sapientiae Generalis (Paris, 1679), and also its translation: L’ombre idéale de la sagesse universel (Paris, 1679)).

editions

Nouvelle découverte sur la lumière pour la mesurer et en compter les degrés(Paris, 1700/Paris: Conservatoire national des arts et métiers, 2002). This text explained his photo/lightmeter, which François-Marie had presented at the French Academie des Sciences on 26 August 1699.

literature

Bernardus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 106Ubald d’Alençon, ‘Un illustre Parisien, l’inventeur du photomètre’, Études franciscaines (1903), 655-658; Lexicon Capuccinum (Rome, 1951), 631-632; DHGE, XVIII, 807-8; DHGE XXVI, 519

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Reims (François Marie de Reims, d. 1660)

OFMCap.

editions

Vie reglée des dames qui cherchent se sanctifier dans le monde (Paris,1635/2nd ed. Paris: Edmé Couterot, 1695/3rd ed. Paris: Edmé Couterot, 1698). The 2nd and 3rd edition are available via Google Books.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Salemi (Francesco Maria da Salemi; Antonio Passalacqua, 1638-1701)

OFMRec. Sicilian friar from Palermo. Arabist and missionary. After classical studies at the local Jesuite college of Palermo and an education at the episcopal seminary, he was ordained priest. Shortly thereafter, in 1663, he joined the Friars Minor in the Recollect Val Mazzara province. After his noviciate, he became novice master, a position that he kept until 1668, when he embarked on a long but troubled missionary career, leading to his positioning in Egypt from September 1679 onwards, where he worked among the Christian Kopts and among the Arabs. Eventually, due to lasting internal order rivalries, Francesco-Maria had to leave his missionary post in 1692. Several years later, in 1697, he became apostolic prefect of the missions in Upper Egypt and Ethiopia.

editions

Compendium Sacri Oecumenici Concilii Chalcedonensis, in quo actiones et decreta Sanctorum Patrum circa Fidem Orthodoxam contra Eutychem et Dioscorum e Latino Fonte in Arabicum idioma fidelissime translata, recensentur. Ad instructionem Nationis Cophtae, et Abissinae (…) (Rome: Jo. Jacobi Komarek Boemi prope SS. Vincentium Anastasium in Trivio, 1694). This is an Arabic history of the council of Chalcedon with an explanation of its doctrinal statements.

literature

Giacomo d’Albano, Historia della missione francescana in Alto Egitto-Fungi-Etiopia, 1686-1720, ed. G. Giamberardini (Cairo, 1961); G. Manfredi, La figura del ‘Praefectus missionum’ nelle prefetture d’Egitto-Etiopia e dell’Alto-Egitto-Etiopia affidate ai Fratri Minori, 1630-1792 (Cairo, 1958); G.M. Montano, Etiopia francescana nei documenti dei sec. XVII e XVIII. La missione di Akhim, Fungi ed Etiopia. Prefettura del P. Francesco-Maria Passalacqua da Salemi, II: 1691-1703, Biblioteca bio-bibliografica della Terra Santa e dell’Oriente francescano, ns. Doc. II (Quaracchi, 1948); G. Basetti-Sani,‘François-Marie de Salemi’, DHGE,XVIII, 809-816.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria de Tours (d.1709)

OFMCap. Member of the Tours province. Active as a missionary in Asia and Tibet in particular. He died in Patna in 1709.

manuscripts

Thesaurus linguae Indianae: Archive of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fidei.

editions

Quaestiones circa Ritus malabaricos (Liège, 1704).

literature

Bernardinus de Bononia, Bibliotheca Scriptorum OFMCap, 102; Juan de San Antonio, Bibliotheca Universa Franciscana I, 443; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini I, 342; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni III, 302; Streit-Dingdinger, Bibliotheca Missionum VI, nos. 52, 96 & 741; Enciclopedia Cattolica V, 1615; Lexicon Capuccinum, DHGE, 639; XVIII, 816-818

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria Leoni (Francesco Maria Leoni, fl. 18th cent.)

OFMConv. Franciscan friar from Verona. Studied arts and theology and became master of theology before he became a public teacher of arts metaphysics, as well as (from 1736 onwards) professor of theology (in via Scoti), Sacred Scripture (from 1743 onwards) and church history in the Franciscan friary and the Gymnasium/university of Padua. He engaged with 'new' thoughts, including Spinozist theories concerning a rational interpretation of the Old Testament.

editions

Disputatio contra Academicos et Pyrrhonios (Padua: typis Joan. Baptistae Conzatti, 1731).

Index disputationum pertinentium ad eam partem primae philosophiae: quae est a septimo ad duodecimum usque Aristotelis librum (Padua: typis Joan. Baptistae Conzatti, 1732).

Meditatio de Deo et Numine (1733 /1762).

Revmi. Patris Magistri F.M. Leoni ordinis min. con. theologi necnon in Patavina Accademia Pubb. metaph. profess. epistolae duae quarum altera est de Pentateuchon divinitus dato, altera de usu rationis in theologia (Typis haeredum Pannelli impress. S. Officii, 1736).

Epistolae tres ad Silvestrum Ruggium Monachum Cassinensem in controversia inter Scipionem Maffaeium et Christophorum Phassium super nonnullis fragmentis S. Iraeneo attribuitis (Venice, 1736).

Orazione in lode di Simone Contareni, Procuratore de S. Marco (Venice, 1741).

Per l'ingresso alla dignità di procuratore di S. Marco per merito di ... Simone Contarini orazione del P. maestro Francesco M. Leoni (Carlo Pecora, 1742). Available via Google Books.

Sibyllarum in veteri ecclesia auctoritas et historiae ecclesiasticae ac theologiae conjunctio (Venice: Joh. Baptistae Albritii Hieronymi Filii, 1744/1750). The 1744 edition is available via Google Books.

Historiae ecclesiasticae specimen (1744).

La Chiesa militante. Poema eroico (Venice, 1750).

De necessitate religionis divinitus reseratae disceptatio. This is an inaugural lecture. See: Padova, Università degli Studi di Padova, Archivio Storico, ARC.574.59.

De scholastica catholicorum hominum theologia disceptatio (Padua: typis Seminarii, 1755).

De IV Evangeliis ab Ecclesia receptis disceptatio (1761).

literature

Domenico Sparacio, Frammenti bio-bibliografici di scrittori ed autori Minori Conventuali dagli ultimi anni del 1600 al 1930 (Assisi: Casa editrice francescana, 1931); N. Papini, in: Miscellanea Francescana 31 (1931), 158, 259; Storia e cultura al Santo di Padova fra il XIII e il XX secolo, ed. A. Poppi (Vicenza: Neri Pozza Editore, 1976), passim; Fr. De Carolis, ‘Spinoza e la questione del Pentateuco in Fr. Leoni, OFM Conv.‘, Miscellanea Francescana 90 (1990), 459-505; Isidoro Gatti, I frati minori conventuali tra giurisdizionalismo e rivoluzione: il P. Federico Lauro Barbarigo ministro generale dell'ordine (1718-1801), Fonti e studi francescani (Padua: Centru studi antoniani, 2006), 154; Francesco De Carolis, Scritti di filosofia (Naples: Giannini, 2007), passim.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Marianus de Turre (Francisco Mariano de Torres, fl. mid 18th cent.)

Franciscan author, active in latin America. Known for his continuation of the Crónicas of Tello and Nicolás de Ornelas. He deals with the conquest of Nueva Galicia and provides info on Amerindian populations in Jalisco, Colima, Coahuila, California and elsewhere.

manuscripts/editions

Manuscript fragments of the chronicle of Francisco Mariano de Torres are kept in the Guadalajara Public Library (Mexico). An edition was apparently issued in 1939 and again in 1960 and 1965 (ed. Luís del Refugio). I have yet to find their whereabouts.

literature

B.H. Slicher van Bath, De bezinning op het verleden in Latijns Amerika 1493-1820. Auteurs, verhalen en lezers (Groningen, 1998), passim; Handbook of Middle American Indians, Volume 13: Guide to Ethnohistorical Sources, Part Two, ed. Howard F. Cline, John B. Glass (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2014), 154

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maria Pugnetti (Francesco Maria Pugnetti da Piacenza, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMConv. Preacher and theology lector.

editions

D.O.M.A. Oratio Francisci Mariae Pugnetti Placentini Conventualis Francescani de laudibus Forliviensium, habita ab eodem in Provincialibus comitiiss, Forlivii in sacrae aede Divi Francisci (Bologna: Alessandro Benazzi, 1570).

Oratio in funere A.R.P.M. Francisci Visdomini Ferrariensis, habita Bononiae (Bologna: Alessandro Benazzi, 1573).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 239: Archivum Franciscanum Historicum 15 (1922), 219.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Martinus (Francisco Martínez, fl. c. 1730)

OFM. Provincial minister of the Castilia province between 1733 and 1736.

literature

AIA24 (1925), 186-188; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed.Cisneros, 1982), 145 (no. 552).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Martius (Francesco Martii da Pergola, fl. mid 17th cent.)

OFMConv. Preacher and editor.

editions

Sermones Quadragesimale Sancti Antonii de Padua (Bologna: Typis Iacobi Montii, 1649).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 239-240 [with a comparison between the edition of Anthony's sermons by Francesco Martuu and those of other early modern editors].

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Mascarenas (Francisco Mascareñas, fl. 17th cent.)

Possibly a Portuguese friar. Active in Guatemala.

manuscrips

Ochenta Sermones para los Domingos y fiestas del año.>?

literature

A Bio-Bibliography of Franciscan Authors in Colonial Central America, ed. Eleanor B. Adams (Washington D.C.: Academy of American Franciscan History, 1953), 52-53.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maurus Hispellatis (Francesco Mauri da Spello, fl. 16th cent.)

OFMConv. Was able to join the order as an adult after the death of his father. Wrote a long epic poem on the life and miracles of Francis of Assisi.

editions

Francisci Mauri Hispellatis Minoridae, Francisciados Libri XIII. Nunc primum in lucem editi. Ad Serenis. Cosmum Medicem Etruriae Ducem (Florence: Carolus Pectinarius, 1571/Antwerp: Plantin, 1572/Rouen: Laurent Mercy, 1634/Foligno, 1652). The 1572 Antwerp edition is accessible via Google Books.

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 240-241.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Maurus Montegranarensis (Francesco Mauri da Montegranaro, fl. ca. 1600)

OFMConv. Elected provincial minister of the Marches province in December 1585 (but actual provincial minister between August 1586 and 1589, apparently during a period of severe provincial administrative difficulties (see Franchini for more details).

editions

Schola Monachalis (1578).

literature

Giovanni Franchini, Bibliosofia e memorie letterarie di scrittori Francescani conventuali Ch'hanno scritto dopo 'Anno 1585 (Modena: Eredi Soliani Stampatori, 1693), 241-242.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Mercorius de Maddaloni (Francesco Mercorio Da Maddaloni, 1722-1807)

OFMCap. Italian friar

editions

La volontà salvifica di Dio. Dialogo con un frate giansenista Modern edition in the Quaderni storici dei cappuccini di Napoli (2004).

literature

Sisto Ambrosino, P. Francesco Mercorio da Maddaloni (1722-1807), Tau, Testi e Ricerche di Francescanesimo, 5 (Naples, 1996?); Sisto Ambrosino, ‘Manoscritti du P. Francesco Mercorio da Maddaloni’, Studi e ricerche francescane 21 (1993); Fiorenzo F. Mastroianni, P. Francesco Mercorio da Maddaloni (1722-1807). Vita, virtù e miracoli (Naples, Edizioni Cappuccini, 2006).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Michaelus de Padua (Francesco Michele del Padovano/Francesco de Firenze, d. ca. 1472)

OMConv. Friar, theologian, inquisitor and humanist. Born in Florence, ca.1396. Entered the order ca. 1410 in the Santa Croce convent (at the age of 14). Initial studies of artes, philosophy and theology at the studia of Florence, Bologna, and Toulouse (where he followed a lectorate course as student de debito, and received a littera testimonialis on his studies and behaviour on 19 March, 1418 from the regent of the Toulouse studium, Domenico Barani. This letter has been edited in Pratesi (1954), 317-318). At the general chapter of Manua (1418), he was appointed bacalarius pro primo anno (probably at the studium generale of Florence). In November 1418, he became lector of philosophy pro secundo anno (for the year 1419-1420) in the studium generale of Siena. Already on 20 January 1419, he received the assignment pro tertio anno (for the scholastic year 1420-1421), for the studium of Rimini. During his appointment as baccalaureus pro primo anno at the studium generale of Santa Croce, he would have started his degree course in theology (which he was to continue in the years thereafter). In between his appointments as lector philosophiae in Siena and Rimini (1419-1421), he worked for his theology degree, and he fulfilled his post-bachelor study obligations for the magisterium at Perugia between 1421 and 1423, to graduate there as magister theologiae on 29-06, 1423 (cf. Pratesi (1954), 319ff). In 1425, Francesco was called to Rome by the minister general Antonio da Massa, to account for an unknown accusation. After his exoneration (first orally, and subsequently in a letter dated in Florence the 20th November of 1425), Francesco kept all his privileges and his titles. Probably active as teacher at Perugia in 1432, and back in Florence in the same year or shortly thereafter, where he received the gratiae magistrales from Florence University. Subsequently active as inquisitor in Florence (1439, 1443), as magister regens at the Studium Generale of S. Croce of Florence (1433 (?)/1439-1441) and as dean of the theology faculty of Florence University (1440s). In these years and thereafter, he also was involved in teaching at the San Gimignano convent, and as confessor of the local Poor Clares. Also active, for shorter periods of time, in Pistoia (where he acted as procurator for the Poor Clares in 1437) and Siena. After 1459, until his death in or after 1472, he seems to have resided in Florence. For more information and for the documents that document his life, see the various articles of Pratesi mentioned below. Francesco Michele wrote ca. thirteen works, none of which circulated beyond the Florentine boundaries. Until the 17th century, when some of his works were plagiarised by another friar, none of his works were printed. His most important works are the Speculum Christianae Probitatis and the Christianorum Institutionum Liber, alongside of a range of smaller works of theological and/or humanist interest. All his works are written in an elegant, humanist Latin, and Francesco Michele can be seen as a significant figure within Florentine humanist circles.

manucripts

Speculum Christianae Probitatis: Florence, Ricc. 3003 (3135) 246 ff. (See AFH, 14 (1921), 249) [The manuscript is dated 28 August 1458. The work probably was made during one of Francesco’s sejourns in San Gimignano. The Speculum consists of 38 chapters on Christian virtues and related theological themes, meant to guide preachers and confessors, as well as christians in general: 1. De excellentia conditionis humane, ff. 8r-12v; 2. De adversione hominis, ff. 12v-15r; 3. De repellendis humanis indigentiis, 15r-19v; 4. De obiurgatione et contraversia discendi, ff. 19v-27r; 5. De comparatione scientie et sapientie, ff. 27r-35v; 6. De doctrina et eius necessitate, ff. 36r-43r; 7. De non amando sed contenpnendo mundo, ff. 43r-50v;8. De non despicienda sed amanda paupertate, ff. 50v-61r; 9. De non detestandis sed contenpnendis divitiis, ff. 61r-65v; 10. De seculari nobilitate contenpnenda et spirituali magni pendenda, ff. 65v-71r; 11. De vitandis ignobilis vulgi variis ineptiis, ff. 71r-72v; 12. De vitandis humanis laudibus et obprobiis preferendis, 73r-75r; 13. De fugienda potius quam querenda presidentia maxime spirituali, ff. 75r-82r; 14. De obedientia et reverentia sacerdotibus exibenda, ff. 82r-91v; 15. De contemnendis prosperis, ff. 91v-95v;16. De quibusdam mulieribus potentibus prospera spernentibus, ff. 95v-99v; 17. De vitandis pompis in vestibus et ornatu, ff. 99v-105v; 18. De vitandis carnis delitiis, ff. 105v-114r; 19. De vitandis carnis illecebris, ff. 114r-117v; 20. De excellentia virginitatis, ff. 117v-124r; 21. De viduitate servanda, ff.124r-126r; 22. De statu uxorio, ff. 126r-131r; 23. De statu penitentie ad quam vocamur, ff. 131r-142r; 24. De perferendis patienter adversis, ff. 142r-146v; 25. De adversis habendis pro commodis et prospera pro adversis, ff. 146v-153r;26. De non metuenda morte, ff. 153r-158v; 27. De vitando otio vite humane inimico, ff. 158v-166r; 28. De repellenda a se pessima invidia, ff. 166r-171v; 29. De detractione et murmuratione fuganda, ff. 171v-179r; 30. De adulatione et mendacio, ff. 179r-182r; 31. De caritate numquam relinquenda, ff. 182r-195v;32. De fide firmiter habenda, ff. 195v-222r; 33. De infidelitate, ff. 222r-228r; 34. De quadam communi errore infidelium, idest de iudicio, ff. 228r-234r; 35. De spe theologica virtute, ff. 234r-237r; 36. De misericordia habenda ad afflictos, ff. 237r-238v; 37. De dignitate veritatis, ff. 238v-241r; 38. De pacis utilitate, ff. 241r-245r. ]

Christianorum Institutionum Liber: Rome Bibl. Angelica 1093 [Written in or after 1460, and dedicated to the Florentine youth Braccio Martelli (Braccio di Domenico). The work, which according to its preface is inspired by the letters of Jerome, consists of 40 chapters on moral and practical issues of the true Christian life. It contains many citations from Church fathers and classical philosophers, poets, and rhetoricians (esp. Virgil and Cicero). It can be seen as a thorough reworking of the Speculum Christianae Probitatis. It contains: Prefatio, ff. 1r-1v; 1. De excellentia conditionis humane, ff. 1v-5v; 2. De aliis divinis operibus que merito perfecta esse dicuntur, ff. 5v-7v; 3. De hominis lapsu, ff. 7v-14v; 4. De christiana morte et eius memorie utilitate, ff. 14v-20r; 5. De funere et exequiis, ff. 20r-23r; 6. De humanarum incommoditatum remediis, ff. 23r-28r; 7. Quarum rerum intellectus humanus capax sit, ff. 28r-30v; 8. De differentia inter scientiam et sapientiam, ff. 30v-41r; 9. Quomodo doceri et accipi ab hominibus sapientia et copia litterarum debeat, ff. 41r-44v; 10. De illis qui alios regere debent, ff. 44v-51r; 11. De reverentia clericis a secularibus exibenda, ff. 51r-57r; 12. De vaga et herronea vite presentis peregrinatione, ff. 57r-61r; 13. Quomodo locupletes in divitiis salvari possint, ff. 61r-65r; Quomodo pauperes sua sorte contenti esse debent et paupertas ipsa appetenda non recusanda est, ff. 65r-74r; 15. Quod rebus ut aiunt fortune prospere cedentibus non est letandum neque credendum, ff. 74r-77r; 16. De vera sive potius christiana nobilitate, ff. 77r-79r; 17. De quibusdam claris mulieribus pro Christo mundum spernentibus, ff. 79r-83v; 18. De vario falsoque vulgi iudicio non curando et de populorum frequentia vitanda, ff. 83v-85v; 19. De cavendis hominum laudibus et ipsorum opbrobiis perferendis, ff. 85v-87r; 20. De adversis equo animo perferendis, ff. 87r-90v; 21. Quod utiliora sunt flagella Dei quam impunitate speccatorum, ff. 90v-93v; 22. De penitentia, ff. 93v-99v; 2. Non est indulgendum gule, ff. 100r-104v; 24. De honesto cultu corporibus adhibendo, ff. 104v-109v; 25. Quod luxurie vitium apprime fugiendum est, ff. 109v-112r; 26. De excellentia virginitatis, ff. 112r-119v; 27. De viduitate servanda, ff. 119v-122r; 28. De castitate matrimoniali servanda, ff. 122r-124v; 29. De otio fugiendo, ff. 124v-126v; 30. De detractione ac murmuratione fugiendis, ff. 126v-130r; 31. De adulatione et mendacio fugiendis, ff. 130r-131r; 32. De veritate ac mendacio, ff. 131r-132v; 33. De miseratione erga afflictos, ff. 132v-134v; 34. De amanda et sectanda iustitia, ff. 134v-137r; Quod invidie stimulis est resistendum, ff. 137r-139r; De discretione, ff. 139v-140r; 37. De charitate thesauro omnium virtutum, ff. 140r-147r; 38. De fide, ff. 147r-168r;39. De fiducia et spe, ff. 168r-169v; 40. De incredulitate sive infidelitate, ff. 169v-174v.] 

Tractatus/Sermones de S. Francisco ad Plebem Veronensem (ca. 1448): MS Florence, Mediceo Laurenziana cod. 19 Plut. XXVI [collection of praedicabilia/sermons, the first two of which are addressing the population of Verona. Aside from sermons on Louis of Toulouse and (four sermons on) Francis of Assisi (which make use of De Conformitate Vitae Beati Francisci and a range of other hagiographical sources), the work also contains a sermon on the Franciscan Rule and eight sermons on other issues (such as evangelical poverty)]

Breviloquium de Epidemia(September 1456): Florence Riccardiana MS 723 ff. 47r-68v & MS 623; Florence, Mediceo Laurenz 30 Plut. LXXXIII cod. 30; Florence, Naz. Landau-Finaly 152 ff. 1r-16v; Modena, Bibl. Estense cod. gamma Z. 6. 625 ff. 1-20 [Text dated September 1456 and dedicated to Piero dei Medici. Work heavily dependent upon the Compendium de Epidemia, Compilatum Parisii per Magistros Facultatis Medicorum ad Instantiam et Mandatum Illustrissimi Regis Francorum Philippi (1348) and explains the causes and origins of diseases/illnesses with reference to the influence of the stars (presented as secondary causes under Divine providence). The work ends with listing the obligations and tasks of the Christian medical doctor]

De Insensata Cura Mortalium, ad Illusos Vitae Huius Amatores Libellus: Firenze, Naz. Magliabec XXXV cod. 254; Florence, Naz. Landau-Finaly 152 ff. 24v-55v [Written c. 1466, and dedicated to Pietro Gottoso dei Medici. The work deals in ten chapters (and with many scriptural, patristic, and classical citations) with the illusory well-being in this world. Is therefore 'mitigated' contemptus mundi treatise.]

De Floccipendendo Vulgo et Contemnendis Eius Ineptiis et de Quidditate Fortunae/ De Vulgo et Eius Somniis Ineptiis: Florence, Naz. Landau-Finaly 152 ff. 100r-118v. Check also Munich, Staatsbibliothek Clm 23593 ff. 91r-100v. A reworking was published by Fabio Siri (under the title: De Vulgo et Eius Somniis Ineptiis). Cf. Poccianti, Catalogus, 69. In six chapters, replete with many classical citations, the author dismisses the confort of material wealth. Apparently, Francesco makes a strong case for the fundamental difference between (earthly) fortune and the working of Divine providence. Christians should rely on the latter, even when they do not feel blessed in their material existence]

Ad Amicum Quandam Vitae Praesentis plus quam Expedit Amatorem/ De Brevitate Vitae Humanae ad Amicum Quendam Vitae Praesentis plusquam Expedit Amatorem: Munich, Clm 23593 ff. 91r-100v [printed by Siri after De Floccipendendo. The work was written before 1469. It is a short work on the ‘condition humaine’ in the present world, in which man is hampered by his vices (esp. gluttony). Strong emphasis on the transitory quality of human life on earth. In antiquity, man’s lifespan was longer, not only because of divine intervention, but also becaue of e more ascetical lifestyle. Now, however, at the end of times, when everything was old and weak, man’s lifespan was short.]

De Ratione Studiorum Sacrae Scripturae [Solely surviving in an adaptation/plagiarisation of Fabio Siri. Work would amount to a short, introductory, handbook for Bible study. Cf. R. Pratesi, AFH 47(1954), 293-366 & 48 (1955), 73-109.]

Quattordici Discorsi/Orationes: Florence, Naz. Landau-Finaly 152 ff. 56r-59v, 62v-88v, 93v-100r [Predominantly festive sermons or lectures on the Eucharist, the Incarnation of Christ, Virginity, the Cross, Saint Dominick, Saint Francis, funerary sermons etc.. Nine of these were presented at the Papal court. Written in a highly stylized humanist Latin. Of particular interest is the Oratio per quamdam dedicatam Christo iuvenculam ad sanctimoniales recitata virginalis continentiae privilegia (ff. 93v-97r). This sermon amounts to an eulogy of virginity, and is also a praise of the religious life of female religious]

Litterae/Epistolae:Florence, Naz. Landau-Finaly 152 ff. 17r-24v, 60r-62v, 88v-93v [Contains a series of 15 letters, among which (consolatory) letters to the Medici family and other aristocratic figures, as well as letters to several popes and to general ministers of the Franciscan order, 12 of which have been published by Pratesi (1954). In these other letters to popes and minister generals, Michele asks for a proper reform of the Franciscan Order, re-uniting the Observant and Conventual branches]. For other manuscripts that contain the same letters, see: Florence, Bibl. Riccardiana 928 ff. 31v-36v & Florence, Laurenziana Plut. LII cod. 15 no. III ff. 17v-22r & Siena, Bibl. Comunale H. V. 31 ff. 111v-116v [letter to Pope Nicholas V (March 1447); Florence, Laurenziana Plut. XXVI cod. 19 ff. 169v-171v-179v [letter to minister general Giacomo Bassolini da Mozzanica, 21 April 1456]; Florence, Riccardiana 723 ff. 68r-77v [seven letters to members of the Medici family]; Munich, Staatsbibl. Clm 23593 ff.101r-109v [letters to Sixtus IV].

De Quibusdam Astrologorum Parvidendis Iudiciis: Munich Clm 23593 ff. 1r-50v [Attack on the absurd claims of the astrologers and their infringement on the field of theology]

De Non Negligendo vel Etiam Abdicando Litterarum Studio: Munich Clm 23593 [The work is dedicated to pope Nicholas V (c. 1447-1455). It is a plea for the pursuit of true scholarship within the Franciscan order, arguing that Francis of Assisi had only prohibited inept studies and vain profane science. Scientia Sacra, however, was necessary and had to be cultivated.]

Advisamenta pro Reformatione Facienda Ordinis: Florence Mediceo-Laurenziana Plut. XXVI cod. 19 [written before 1435. For the edition and description, see Pratesi below. The work makes a case for the reform of the conventual branch, but also criticizes the Observants]

>>more works??

editions

Advisamenta pro Reformatione Facienda Ordinis Minorum & Epistolae, ed. R. Pratesi, in: AFH 48 (1955), 72-130.

De Insensata Cura Mortalium, De Floccipendendo, Ad Amicum Quandam Vitae Praesentis, De Ratione Studiorum, Quattordici Discorsi, and several Epistolae were reworked and published by Fabio Siri OFM, who presented them as his own works. See: Tractates Morales Quibus Fidelis Homo as Pie Sancteque Vivendum Dirigitur (...) F. Fabii Syrii a Monte Regali, Minoritae Conventualis, doctoris theologici... (Perugia, 1670).

literature

M. Poccianti, Catalogus Scriptorum Florentinorum Omnis Generis (Florence, 1589), 69; Sbaralea,Supplementum I, 269; DHGE, XVIII, 732; DSpir X, 1205-1206; AFH 3 (1910), 337, 555; AFH 14 (1921), 249; U. Morini, ‘Fra Francesco da Firenze detto il Padovano’, Miscellanea Francescana 32 (1932), 175-176; Thorndike, History, IV (1934), 313-330; R. Pratesi, ‘Francesco Micheli del Padovano di Firenze, teologo ed umanista francescana del secolo XV’, AFH, 47 (1954), 239-366 & AFH, 48 (1955), 73-130; R. Pratesi, `Discorsi e nuove lettere di Francesco Micheli del Padovano, teologo e umanista del sec. XV', AFH, 49 (1956), 83-105; C. Piana, Chartularium Studii Bononiensi, 63*, 91; Cenci, Documenta di Vita Assisiana, I, 516; Kristeller, Iter Italicum I (1963)& II, 64, 154, 199; C. Piana, La Facoltà teologica dell'Università di Firenze nel Quattro e Cinquecento,Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, XV (Grottaferrata, 1977), 143, 519; Remo L. Guidi, `Un testimone del francescanesimo nel Quattrocento: Francesco Micheli del Padovano’, Studi Francescani 112:1-2 (2015), 71-122.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Molina (Francisco Molina y Marín, fl. eighteenth cent.)

OFM. Spanish friar, active in the Albaceta friary.

manuscripts

Expositio totius philosophiae, v. 1728, Madrid BNE, Ms 8008

literature

Castro (1973), 364.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Monachus (Schmunck, ca. 1490-1565)

Observant friar from Mechelen (Malines). Joined the order at an early age, either before or after studies in Louvain (studies in 1505/1510). Active as a priest, guardian (Mechelen, 1561 and elsewhere). In 1541 preacher in Sint-Truiden. Also active as astronomer and geographer. Created an innovative world globe (lost), in the context of which he also published his De orbis Situ (Antwerp: Marten de Keyser voor Roeland Bollaert, ca. 1529).

editions

De orbis Situ ac descriptione, ad Reverendiss. D. Archiepiscopum Panormitanum, Francisci Monachi ordinis Franciscani, epistola sane quam luculenta. In qua Ptolemoei, caeterorumque superiorium geographorum halluninatio refellitur, aliaque proetera de recens inventis terris, mari insulis. De ditione papae Joannis De Situ Paradisi, et dimensione miliarum ad proportionem graduum coelio, praeclara et memoratu digna recensentur (Antwerp: Marten de Keyser voor Roeland Bollaert, ca. 1529/Antwerp: Joannes Withagius, 1565 [in the Peregrinatio Joannis Hesei]). See also: L. Gallois, De orontio Finaeo gallico geographo (Paris, 1890), 87-103 & Peregrinatio Joannis Hesei, ed. Nicolaus Mameranus (Antwerp: Joannes Withagius, 1565). This work is in fact a short treatise that accompanied the globe that Franciscus had presented to his protector Jeran Carondelet, titrular Archbishop of Palermo and counselor of Margareth of Parma

lost?: Regiones Septentrionales (Antwerp: Silvester van Paris, s.a.?) [a map of the Northern countries].

literature

J. Denuce, ‘Eenige onzer minder bekende kartografen uit het begin der XVIe eeuw', in: Handelingen van het eerste Taal- en Geschiedkundig Congres gehouden te Antwerpen den 17-18-19 september 1910) (Antwerpen, s.a.), 258-267; J. Denuce, De geschiedenis van de Vlaamsche kaartsnijkunst (Antwerp, 1941), 9-12; A. de Smet, ‘Leuven als centrum van de wetenschappelijke kartografische traditie in de voormalige Nederlanden gedurende de eerste helft van de 16de eeuw', in: Feestbundel L.G. Polspoel, Acta geographica Lovaniensia, V (1967), 97-116; B. De Troeyer, Bio-Bibliographia Franciscana Neerlandica Saeculi XVI, I: Pars Biographica (Nieuwkoop: D. de Graaf, 1969), 101-106 [with much more detailed info on the works].

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Monteroni (Francisco Monteroni, 1608-1685)

OFM. Friar of the reformed province of St. Nicholas, Naples. 'Prophet'.

manuscripts

Historia apologética: Madrid, Nac. 2080; 6054; 6448; 8180 [Castro, Madrid, n. 115]

Profecías del padre fray Francisco Monteroni de la orden de nuestro padre San Francisco: Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MS 3926, 8180, ff. 54v-55r [Castro. Madrid, n. 212], 12.967, no. 12 ff. 16r-v & 18.780, no. 27 & 22.659, ff. 17r-v; Valencia, Biblioteca Universitaria, MS 310 [10]; Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Add. A. 137, ff. 159r-150r & MS Add. A. 152 ff. 169r-v.

Cartas profeticas dirigidas a Carlos II por don Francisco Monteroni: Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, MS 8180, ff. 45v-54v, MS 18.433, ff. 3r-10r & MS 22.659, ff. 17r; Madrid, Real Academia de la Historia, 9/3658, no. 9 & 9/7163, no. 53; Archivum Secretum Vaticanum, SS, Esp., no. 149, ff. 538r-549r; Madrid, Archivo Histórico Nacional, Estado, lib. 912, ff. 2r-6r; Palma de Mallorca, Biblioteca de la Fundació Bartomeu March, 39/7/2, Milini no. 203, ms. 1053, no. 1-2; London, British Library, Add. 8.703, ff. 129r-134v; Valencia, Biblioteca Universitaria, MS 700 (70).

editions

Memorial de Francisco Monteroni a la Reina María Ana de Austria apelando por segunda vez, el decreto que se dio contra él Available via the Biblioteca Digital del Patrimonio Iberoamericano [http://www.iberoamericadigital.net/BDPI/Search.do;jsessionid=36462050C2A0D1FFDFFB3363296C6ADB?numfields=1&field1=docId&field1val=bdh0000145099&field1Op=AND&advanced=true&hq=true&important=Title%3A+Memorial+de+Francisco+Monteroni+a+la+Reina+Mar%C3%ADa+Ana+de+Austria+apelando+por+segunda+vez%2C+el+decreto+que+se+dio+contra+%C3%A9l]

literature

BUF,I, 410; AIA, 5 (1945), 40, 61-63, 209, 211; 27 (1967), 112; Héloïse Hermant, Guerres de plumes: publicité et cultures politiques dans l'Espagne du XVIIe siècle (Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2012), 524 [With info on MS signatures of the prophecies].

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Navarro (Francisco Navarro, fl. c. 1700)

OFM. Franciscan friar from the Santo Evangelio province (Mexico). Preacher.

literature

AIA 15 (1955), 366-367; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 154 (no. 611).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Morenus (Francisco Moreno de Robles, fl. later 17th cent.)

OFM. Member of the San Miguel province.

literature

AIA26 (1926), 183; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 152 (no. 596).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Nicolai (fl. ca. 1493-1528)\

Observant friar. Entered the order in 1493 of 1494. Possibly a member of the Cologne province (as he was apparently from leyden and issued his Apologia Francisci Nicolai in Antwerp). Yet he also was ten years as a guardian and vicar active in Avignon (ca. 1502-1512), which was part of the Provincia S. Ludovici. In Avignon, Franciscus enticed François Lambert to enter the order. When the latter left the monastery and became Protestant in the 1520s, Franciscus Nicolai wrote at the request of his order superiors an Apologia to underscore why François Lambert was wrong and should return to the order.

manuscripts

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editions

Apologia Francisci Nicolai Minoritae ex Evangelici Fontis scaturigine deprompta, adversus impia deliramenta Francisci Lamberti in Evangelicam divi Francisci regulam oediti (Antwerp: Michael Hillen, 1528).

literature

L. Schmitt, Der Kölner Theologe Nikolaus Stagefyr und der Franziskaner Nikolaus Herborn (Freiburgin Breisgau, 1896), 58; Patricius Schlager, Geschichte der kölnischen Franziskaner-Ordensprovinz während des Reformationszeitalters (Regensburg: Coppenrath, 1909), 250; W. Schmitz, Het aandeel der minderbroeders, 95; B. De Troeyer, Bio-Bibliographia Franciscana Neerlandica Saeculi XVI, I: Pars Biographica (Nieuwkoop: D. de Graaf, 1969), 84-86.

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Nugent (François Lavalin Nugent, 1569-1635)

OFMCap. Irish friar. Bon as Lavalin Nugent in Walshestown near Mullingar, County of Westmeath, in 1569, as the son of Edward Nugent (Dysert family) and Margaret O'Connor. Sent to France to obtain a Catholic education. Obtained doctorate degrees at the Universities of Paris and Louvain. Worked for several years as professor at both universities, deepening his knowledge of Greek, Hebrew, and a number of European vernaculars. Joined the Capuchins in Brussels (Flandro-Belgian Province) and made his solemn profession in 1591. Worked for a while in France and Italy and later became teacher of Irish Capuchin missionaris in Belgium, as well and general commissioner in the new Capuchin provincia Rhenana, where he was involved with the foundation of several convents. Furthermore, as vicar Apostolic and commissary general (appointed by Pope Paul V), he helped establish Capuchin friaries in Dublin and Slane. He wrote several historical, theological, mystical, apologetical and philosophical works, yet not many of these seem to have been edited. He refused the appointment of bishop of Armagh offered to him by Pius V, and died in the Charleville friary on May 18, 1635.

editions

Cursus philosophicus et theologicus>>

De Meditatione et Conscientiæ examine>>

Tractatus De Hibernia>>

Paradisus contemplantium>>

Super regula Minorum, Expositio Copiosa>>

literature

Bullarium OFMCap IV, 278, 279 & V, 276; Pellegrino, Annali dell'ordine dei Frati Minori Cappuccini I, 155-160; Rocco da Cesinale, Storia delle missioni I, 376-380, 403 & II, 451, 454, 458; Dominic O'Connor, 'Fr. Francis Nugent, Doctor and Professor at Louvain', in: Mélanges d'histoire offerts à Charles Moeller à l'occasion de son Jubilé de 50 an. de professorat à l'Université de Louvain, 2 Vols. (Louvain, 1914) II, 196-206; Angelus Healy, Pages from the Story of the Irish Capuchins (Cork: Capuchins, 1915), 19-38; Franciscaansch Leven 11 (1928), 21-28 & 21 (1938), 301, 339; Lexicon Capuccinum, 630 (with some additional references); Francis Xavier Martin, Friar Nugent. A Study of Francis Lavalin Nugent (1569-1636), Agent of the Counter-Reformation (Rome-London: Istituto Storico dei Cappuccini-Methuen, 1962); Hildebrand van Hooglede,‘Franciscus Nugent’ [cap. † 1635] en de oorsprong der Iersche Kapucijnen, in: Idem Miscellanea I, 161-180.

See for more in-depth biographical info also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lavalin_Nugent

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Nuñez (Francisco Núñez, fl. c. 1570)

OFM. Friar from the Santiago province. Author.

literature

AIA40 (1980), 185-190; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 155 (no. 623).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Ortiz Arias (Francisco Ortiz Arias, fl. c. 1580)

Franciscan theologian and a younger family member of Francisco Ortiz Yanez. Doctor in theology. Author of the De los Misterios de la Pasión (Alcalá, 1578), divided in 68 individual treatises in three volumes. It was dedicated to Anna of Austria, the wife of King Philip II of Spain. He also published Homilias desde Septuagésima hasta el tercero dia de Pascua de Resurrección (Madrid, 1576). Francisco Ortiz Arias was publicly chastized by the Spanish Inquisition for some of his positions.

editions

Primera parte de los mysterios de la sacrosanta passion de Christo nuestro Redentor y Señor (...) (Alcalá: Hernan Ramirez, 1578). Available via Google Books.

Homilias desde Septuagésima hasta el tercero dia de Pascua de Resurrección (Madrid, 1576).

literature

E. Boehmer, Francisca Hernández und Frai Francisco Ortiz (Leipzig, 1865), 188; Pérez Pastor, Bibliografía Madrileña III (Madrid, 1907), 440; AIA 19 (1923), 78, 82; Verdad y Vida 4 (1946), 498 & 5 (1947), 193-195..

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Ortiz Lucio (Francisco Ortiz Lucio, fl. c. 1580?)

OFM. Preacher and author of predicabilia and a compendium of rule commentaries from the Castilia province, not to be identified with Francisco Ortiz Yáñez.

editions

Compendium declarationum, tum summorum Pontificum, tum etiam aliorum praestantissimorum doctorum, super Evangelicam regulam Seraphici patris nostri Francisci (...) (Madrid: Franciscus Santius, 1584/2nd ed. Madrid: Alfonso Gomezil, 1585). The 2nd edition is available via Google Books

Lugares comunes de la segunda impression muy corregida y emendada (...) (Alcalá de Henares: Juan Iñiguez, 1592). This edition is available via Google Books.

Summa de summas, de auisos y amonestaciones generales para todos los estados, y recopilacion de advertencias y soluciones de casos de consciencia, con los sermones de Miserere, y de penitencia. Y toda es utilissima para predicadores y confessores, assi por tener lugares y exposiciones singulares de Scriptura, como por ser un clar y compendioso epilogo de todas las summas que en estos tiempos estan las mas recebidas (Alcalá de Henares: Juan Iñiguez de Lequerica, 1595). Available via Google Books.

literature

N. Antonio, Bibliotheca Hispana Nova (Madrid, 1783) II, 453; J. Sbaralea, Supplementum et Castigatio ad Scriptores Ordinis Minorum (ed. Rome 1908) I, 290b & 291; Revista de archivos, bibliotecas y museos 28 (Madrid, 1913), 201-225 & 29 (Madrid, 1913), 157-216; AIA 36 (1933), 207-208; AIA 38 (1935), 353-355; AIA 15 (1955), 381; Manuel de Castro, Bibliografía de las bibliografias franciscanas españolas e hispanoamericanas, Publicaciones de Archivo Ibero-Americano (Madrid: Ed. Cisneros, 1982), 157 (no. 644).

 

 

 

 

Franciscus Ortiz Yáñez (Francisco Ortiz Yáñez, 1497-1547)

OFMObs. Spanish friar of Jewish descent. Born in 1497 in Toledo as the seventh son of Sancho Ortiz & de Inés Yañes, both Jewish conversos. Studied at Salamanca and Alcalá de Henares. In 1517, he experienced a spiritual crisis, and entered the Observant friars in the Castilian province. During his novitiate at Cifuentes, his spiritual crisis at first deepened, nearly causing him to commit suicide. Made his profession at the La Salceda convent, and taught logic in the convents of Pastrana (1520), and La Salceda (1522). By 1521, he had become general preacher for the Observance branch of the order, a position that he fulfilled with vigour until 1529. In 1523, he took part in the general chapter of Burgos (1523). In the course of his homiletic obligations, he got acquainted with Francisca Hernandez, who had a profound influence on his further spiritual formation. From 1524 onwards, his home base was the S. Juan de los Reyes convent in Toledo, where he assisted in the organisation of the provincial chapter