Rocaberti, Juan Tomas De
Rocaberti, Juan Tomas De, a Spanish prelate, was born at Perelada, Catalonia, March 4, 1627. While very young, he took the habit of St. Dominic at the Convent of Gerona, but later removed to that of Valencia. In 1666 he was provincial of Aragon, was elected general of the order in 1670, and in 1676 was nominated archbishop of Valencia by Charles II. This prince twice made him viceroy of that province, and in 1695 gave him the title of "grand inquisitor of the faith." He died at Madrid June 13, 1699. The following are his principal works: Alimento Espiritual, Cotidiano Exercicio de Meditaciones (Barcelona, 1668) Teologia Mistica (ibid. 1699): — De Romani Pontifcis Auctoritate (Valencia, 1691-94). The last named work, though held in great esteem in Spain and Italy, was not so regarded in France, where it was considered contrary to the doctrines of the fathers, and the Parliament of Paris forbade its sale in 1695. Rocaberti also collected and printed at his own expense all the works which upheld the pontifical authority and infallibility. This collection is entitled Bibliothecea Pontificia Maxima (Rome, 1695-99). As general of his order, he edited the works of several Dominicans which had never before appeared. See Antonio, Bibl. Hispana Nova.