Álvarez de Paz

Deceased Person

1560 – 1620

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Who was Álvarez de Paz?

Álvarez de Paz was a Spanish Jesuit mystic of the Society of Jesus, born at Toledo in 1560; died at Potosi, 17 January 1620.

He joined the Society in 1578, and taught theology and philosophy at Lima. Occasionally during his sermons, he fell into ecstasy and had to be carried from the pulpit. The fame of his sanctity was so great in South America, that, when he arrived, in a dying condition, at Potosi, the whole city came out to receive his blessing.

On the day of his death 100,000 men in the silver mines stopped work to assist at his funeral. He is said to have had the gift of prophecy, and it is reported that after his death his body remained incorrupt.

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Born
1560
Toledo
Lived in
  • Toledo
Died
1620

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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