Friday, May 28, 2010
His chief role in the young Congregation was in the field of formation, something at which he was extremely talented. He is looked upon as the novice master par excellence, having filled that post almost without interruption from 1598 to 1611. The profession registers at Santa María della Scala testify to the fact that over 140 novices passed through his hands. We can still sample the fruit of his knowledge and experience in the two books that grew out of them: Instructio novitiorum and Instructio magistri novitiorum, two books which influenced other Orders as well as our own.
After three terms as definitor general, and having been general from 1611-1614, John of Jesus and Mary died at Montecompatri, where his body lies incorrupt to this day."
-- Teresian Carmel: pages of history by Idelfonso Moriones, ocd