Amato, Michele D

Amato, Michele d'

an Italian ecclesiastic, was born at Naples, Oct. 3, 1682. Having made himself acquainted with the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Syriac, Slavonian, French, Spanish, and other languages, he took orders, and became a member of the Congregation of Apostolic Missions, formed in the Church of Naples. He held many public offices, and in 1719 was charged with the care of visiting all the churches and chapels royal. He died Nov. 15, 1729. Among the works which he composed, and which have been printed, are, De Balsami Specie ad S. Chrisma Conficiendum Requisita (Naples, 1722, 8vo): — De Piscium atq. Avium Esus Consuetudine apud quosdam Christi Fideles in Antepaschali Jejunio (ibid. 1723, 8vo): — Dissertationes IV Historico-dogmaticoe (ibid. 1728, 8vo). He also left many MSS. concerning the worship of saints and their images, of the state of infants dying without baptism, of the precautions to be used in reading the fathers (Italian), on the Magi, and several others. See Bibl. Ita. 7, 265; Mag. Bibl. Eccles. p. 371.

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