Agudi, Luigi Maria

Agudi, Luigi Maria, an Italian divine, was a native of Milan. He was at first. a Barefooted Carmelite, and was considered one of the first preachers and theologians throughout Italy during the 17th century. He taught theology at Naples and Bologna; but applying himself subsequently to preaching, he addressed, vast crowds at Como, Naples, Verona, Milan, Venice, and other Italian cities. After being a Carmelite for twenty-nine years, and filling the office of prior, provincial vicar, definitor, and visitor, he assumed the habit of the Dominicans, by permission of the pope, in 1669, in the Convent of Santa Maria at Milan. His works are, Carmelus Sapiens, sive de Scriptoribus Utriusque Carmeli, etc.: — Fontes Salvatoris, sive de Sacramentis, in Genere et Specie, etc. (Lugd. 1683, 4to):-De Justitia et Jure, de Restitutione, de Contractis:-De Censuris:-Anima Bibliothecce: Quadragesimale, sermons for all the Sundays of. the year:-Silva Sermonum, or homilies gathered from the early fathers.

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