Posadas, Francisco a Spanish monk and preacher, was born at Cordova in 1644. He entered the Dominican Order, and, after teaching theology and exegesis, devoted himself to preaching with the greatest success. He was often prompted by his zeal to preach in public places and wherever he chanced to be, and even old age could not abate his fervor in teaching the poor of the country. Nothing equaled his charity and love of the degraded. He refused on several occasions the honors of the episcopate. He died at Cordova Sept. 20,1713. He was beatified in 1817 by Pius VII. He left some works of edification: The Triumph of Chastity, against the Errors of Molinos: — Life of St. Dominic: — Sermons (3 vols. 4to). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.