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Biography of P. Rodrigo Deza (1589-1660)


Spanish writer who was born in Madrid. He entered the society of Jesus in 1605. Confessor of the infanta was Margarita of Savoy and qualifier of the Inquisition. He achieved the degree of prefect of the congregations of lay and priests of the Colegio Imperial de Madrid. We know from his work of his presence in the Jesuit missions of the Japan.

Although his published work shows him as a preacher to use in titles such as Sermon of the Transfiguration of Christ Lord our (1652), manuscripts which have come down to us speak of his interest in missions company, who dedicated several works, notably the relationship of your trip to the Indies, and difficulties to the Japan. His fame as a preacher is good test the presence of manuscript collections of his sermons.


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