A biography of st peter canisius

In the general decided to accept the college at Hall. Hence his devotion to the pope. Canisius worked indefatigably with the provost Peter Schnewly, the Franciscan Johannes Michel, and others, for the revival of religious sentiments amongst the people; since then Fribourg has remained a stronghold of the Catholic Church.

He also wished the Index to be modified that German confessors might be authorized to permit the reading of some books, but in his sermons he warned the faithful to abstain from reading such books without permission.

He is credited[ citation needed ] with adding to the Hail Mary the sentence: In Peter participated in the Council of Trent; in he joined nine other Jesuits in opening a school at Messina; inwith two other Jesuits, he joined the faculty of the University of Ingolstadt; and in he went to Vienna to assist the new Jesuit community there.

This article was transcribed for New Advent by Gary A. This he embellished through the years with engravings, verses, and prayers.

A Champion of the Church: The Life of St. Peter Canisius

He shows that Church teaching has not changed. Nicolaus, from which they were translated in to that of St. Ever the faithful advocate of the Germans at the Holy Seehe obtained clemency for them in questions of ecclesiastical censures, and permission to give extraordinary absolutions and to dispense from the law of fasting.

In he opened a college in Munich ; in he appeared at Trent as papal theologian. Confessions and Testamentum; the Beatification Acts some printed as manuscripts in only a few copies, the others unprinted ; Mon.

Stephen, and at the court of Ferdinand I, and was confessor at the hospital and prison. Born in Holland inPeter had edited and written several volumes on Church history and theology, been a delegate to the Council of Trent, and reformed the German universities from heresy.

The Roman Martyrology declares in its entry for him: In he was present at the Diet of Augsburg with Ferdinand, and in he preached in the cathedral of Prague. He regarded heresy as "a plague more deadly than other plagues," but he insisted on a spirit of charity in meeting non-Catholics.

At this time he successfully settled a dispute in the philosophical faculty of the University of Ingolstadt. He was ordained a priest in A year latter he was compelled to move to Innsbruck and to accept the office of court preacher to Archduke Ferdinand II. My email address is webmaster at newadvent.

In he visited Peter Faber and, having made the "Spiritual Exercises" under his direction, was admitted into the Society of Jesus at Mainzon 8 May. Peter said of writing: He was also one of the precursors of the modern devotion of the Sacred Heart.

The envy of some of the cathedral clergy was aroused, and Canisius and his companions were accused of usurping the parochial rights. Vestments and other objects which he used are kept in different houses of the order.

Many times the superiors of the order planned to transfer him to another house, but the nunciothe city council, and the citizens themselves opposed the measure; they would not consent to lose this celebrated and saintly man.

To meet the challenge of Luther's popular catechism, Peter published his Summary of Christian Doctrine in Canisius remained in the town for six weeks, preaching three or four times a day, and by his gentleness he undid much harm.

About this page APA citation. At the request of the duke of Bavaria, Canisius was chosen with two other Jesuits to profess theology in the University of Ingolstadt. For a half-century Jesuit Father Peter Canisius led the Catholic Reformation in Austria, Bavaria, and Bohemia.

For that reason he is reckoned an apostle to Germany, second only to St.

Peter Canisius : biography

Boniface. St Peter Canisius spent a large part of his life in touch with the most important people of his time and exercised a special influence with his writings. He edited the complete works of Cyril of Alexandria and of St Leo the Great, the Letters of St Jerome and the Orations of St Nicholas of Flüe.

he sent his famous followers Peter Canisius and Francis Xavier. He also dispatched missionaries to the Congo region and to Ethiopia. In Loyola secretly received into the society Francis Borgia, duke of Gandía and viceroy of Catalonia. Saint Peter Canisius: Saint Peter Canisius, doctor of the church, Jesuit scholar, and strong opponent of Protestantism who has been called the Second Apostle of Germany.

Educated at the University of Cologne, Canisius became a Jesuit () and taught at the universities of Cologne, Ingolstadt, and Vienna.

Peter Canisius

$ Kindle. A Champion of the Church: The Life of St. Peter Canisius By William Reany, D.D. pages “For three centuries, Canisius was regarded as the master of the Catholics of Germany and in the vernacular ‘knowing Canisius’ and ‘keeping the Christian truth’ were synonymous propositions.”.


Peter Canisius, St.

Peter Canisius is rightly considered the second apostle of Germany after St. Boniface. Peter Kanis – his name was later Latinized to “Canisius” – was born in Nijmegen, Holland, then a German province of the archdiocese of Cologne.

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