Jesuit priest, but not for long
Son of a shoemaker he became a novice and then walked (with presumably very comfortable shoes) from Antwerp to Rome for more study.
Then came the proud day when he became a fully-fledged priest — and then fell ill and died.
If there is a moral to his story, it must be 'you can always live and learn but you can't always learn to live.'
Authors: Peter J Allen and Chas Saunders
References: Coming soon.
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Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : Saint or Sage
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 1599-1621
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 38
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