The sixteenth century was a golden age for the Church in Spain, producing great thinkers such as Victoria and Suarez, and mystics such as St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. A jewel hidden among their number is the venerable father Louis de Ponte, SJ. Born at Valladolid in 1554, de Ponte lived a pure and innocent life, advancing much in spirituality and learning. He was an administrator in the Jesuit order, and retired due to ill health to devote himself to spiritual writing. In this book you will learn the hidden life of this largely unknown father, discover the wonders of his spiritual teaching, and his great love for Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist, his devotion to Our Lady, as well as the heights of his mystical contemplation.
Don’t miss the chance to learn about this otherwise unknown saint!
“De Ponte made use of all the great authors before him: in some sense it might be said that what St. Thomas Aquinas was to dogmatic theology, that De Ponte was to mystical teaching and what the Summa Theologica did for Scholasticism that the Spiritual Guide has done for mysticism.”
-Bishop Alban Goodier
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