Candido, Vincente Maria

Candido, Vincente Maria, a Sicilian theologian, was born at Syracuse, Feb. 2, 1573. He joined the Dominican order at the Convent of Minerva, at Rome, and was made doctor of theology at the age of nineteen years. He was distinguished for his science and his piety. He was penitentiary of Santa Maria Minora after 1607, which position he held for fourteen years, and was afterwards prior of the Convent of Minerva, then provincial and vicar-general of the Dominicans. Innocent X appointed him master of the sacred palace in 1645, and employed him in important negotiations. He died at Rome, Nov. 7,1654. He wrote, Illustriores Disquisitiones Maorales: (Rome, 1637). He also left in manuscript De Primatu Petri: -Sermons for Lent. See. Hoefer, Nouv, Biog. Generale, s.v.

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