Caraccioli (or Caracciolo), Roberto

Caraccioli (Or Caracciolo), Roberto, an Italian theologian (commonly called Robert de Liccio; from the city of Lecce, in the kingdom of Naples, where he was born, in 1425), while very young, embraced the religious life among the Observantines of St. Francis, but, :finding this rule too severe, entered the Conventuals. He became so celebrated as a preacher that he was called the second St. Paul. He was made bishop of Aquino in 1471, and pope Sixtus IV nominated him to the see of Lecce; but he died at Aquino, May 6,1495, the investiture not having been effected. His Sermons on Lent and Advent were published (Venice, 1496, 8vo); also, Sermones de Quadr. seu Quadragesimale de Peccatis (Colonise, 1475, fol.):-Sermones de Tenpore ac de 'Laudibus SS. (Naples, 1489) :-Speculum Fidei Christiance (Venice, 1555): — Tractatus de Imnmortalitate Animce (ibid. 1496, 4to) :-De Eterna Beatitudine (ibid. eod. 4to):- De hominis Formatione (Nuremberg, 1479): -De Incarnatione Christi contra Errores Judacorum, and others. His complete Works were published at Lyons (1506, 3 vols. fol.). See Landon, Eccles. Diet. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten- Lexikon, s.v.

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