Wadding, Luke

Wadding, Luke a Roman Catholic ecclesiastic, was born at Waterford, Ireland, Oct. 16, 1588. He studied theology in Portugal; joined the Franciscan Order in 1605; became professor of divinity at the University of Salamanca; removed to Rome in 1618, where he founded in 1625 the College of St. Isidore for Irish Franciscans; took part with the Jansenists in the famous controversy of that name, but retracted his views upon the publication of the papal bull of condemnation; and was procurator of the Franciscans at Rome from 1630 to 1634; and vice-commissary from 1645 to 1648. He died at Rome Nov. 18, 1657. Among his works are, The History and Bibliography of the Franciscans, in the Annules Ordinis Minorum: — an edition of the Works of Duns Scotus: — and Scriptores Ordinis Minorum.

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