Documents concerning the canonization of Saint Teresa of Avila.
Spain and Italy, [between 1590 and 1630]
53 leaves : paper ; 305 x 210 mm bound to 316 x 225 mm 1 microfilm reel : negative (MN 99-23) and positive (Robbins MS 15)
Formatted Contents Note
Fol. 2rv: "Proçeso conpulsorial. Abecedario y relaçion verdadera de los autos e ynformaçiones tocantes a la canoniçacion de la Santa Madre Teresa de Jesus ... en la ciudad de Salamanca ... por comisiones de la Santa Sede Apostolica."
Fol. 5r-6r: Letter from Luis de la Madre di Dios requesting information and witnesses regarding Teresa of Avila; letter of approval from Juan Prieto, apostolic notary.
Fol. 7rv: Autograph letter of Fray Joseph de Jesus Maria, General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites.
Fol. 10r-15v: Autograph summary of witness and testimony at Salamanca by the apostolic notary.
Fol. 16r-18r: Copy of documents from 1604-1608 of the Sacred Congregation for Rites on the subject of the canonization of Teresa of Avila.
Fol. 21r-24v: List of those questioned in the canonization process by don Luis Fernandez of Córdoba, bishop of Salamanca, with a model for the questioning process.
Fol. 26r-27r: List of those questioned in the presence of the bishop of Salamanca and Juan Garcia Rodriguez Beltram de Paz, apostolic notary; letter of approbation of Fray Luis de la Madre de Dios.
Fol. 29r-33v: Instruction for the execution of the Compulsory of the Cardinals of the Sacred Congregation of Rites regarding the canonization of Teresa of Avila.
Fol. 35rv: Summary of the questioning done by the bishop of Salamanca, recorded by the apostolic notary.
Fol. 38r-39v: Summary of inquiry by Don Manrico, bishop of Salamanca in 1592, for the canonization of Teresa of Avila.
Fol. 41r: Anonymous account of the vision of Teresa of Avila.
Fol. 44r-45v: Printed authorization to celebrate yearly mass on October 5th.
Fol. 46r-47v: Copy of a brief of Paul V from August 3rd, 1617 with the notarial sign of Felipe Salgado, apostolic notary.
Fol. 48r-49v: Printed brief of Urban VIII from 1627 "Domini Nostri Iesu Chrisiti, qui servos et ancillas suas aeternae gloriae praemio donat ..." with the notarial signature of Juan del Cerro.
Fol. 50r-51v: Printed brief of Paul V from 1625 "Domini nostri Iesu Christi, qui bonos et fideles servos et ancillas ..." with the notarial signature of Juan Prieto.
The book is comprised of manuscript and printed documents (items 16, 18, 19, and 20) pertaining to the process in the cause of beatification and canonization of Teresa of Avila. Item 1 is an index of documents debated during the proceedings in the presence of don Luis Fernandez de Cordoba, Bishop of Salamanca, and Juan Garcia Rodriguez Beltran de la Paz, apostolic notary of Salamanca. It is written in the latter's hand, like several of the documents included in this collection. Article 2 is a motion by Fray Luis de la Madre di Dios of the Discalced Carmelite order in behalf of Fra Josep de Jesus Maria, general of the order, requesting original documents attesting to the fame, sanctity, and miracles performed by St. Theresa. Article 3 is a notarized power of attorney granted by Fray Josep de Jesus Maria, General of the Order; authenticated (notarial sign). Article 4 is a copy of summary of witnesses and testimony at Salamanca authenticated by Juan Garcia Rodriguez Beltran de la Paz, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign). Article 5 is a transcript of documents issued by the Sacred Congregation of Rites initiating the process of canonization. The document includes the names of Cardinals Pinelli, Gallus, Bellarmino, Serafini, Pamfili, Odoardi, and Farnese, and is authenticated by Joannes Paulus Mucantius, Master of Sacred Ceremonies, Apostolic Notary, and Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Rites (notarial sign missing). Article 15 is an anonymous account of a vision of St. Theresa. Article 16, printed, is the authorization given by the City of Alva de Tormes to celebrate a mass on 5 October in memory of St. Theresa. Article 17 is a copy of the Brief of Pope Paul V, given on 3 August 1617, autheticated by Felipe Salgado, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign). Article 18, printed, is a Brief of Pope Urban VIII, given on 21 July 1527, authenticated by Juan del Cerro, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign and seal). Article 19, printed, is a Brief of Pope Paul V, given on 27 September 1616, authenticated by Johannes Prieto, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign). Article 20, printed, is a duplicate of article 19, authenticated by Johannes Prieto, Apostolic Notary (notarial sign).
Ms. documents. Title from title page inserted by the 20th century French scholar who organized these documents into this form for binding. Collation: Irregular since it was compiled by a 20th century French scholar. Compiler or binder bound in modern sheets between sections on which is written, in French in blue pen, a description of the contents that follow. Foliation also provided by this compiler, however fol. 15 is counted twice, so foliation thereafter is off by 1. Binding: 20th century French hardcover binding of dark leather over boards. Title on spine reads "Santa Teresa de Avila/Procès de canonisation." Coverd in an additional wrapper of stiff maroon cloth over boards with a leather spine. Kept in maroon cardboard box; title on box reads "Santa Teresa de Avila." Shelfmark: Berkeley, CA, The Robbins Collection, UC Berkeley School of Law, Robbins MS 15.
RBCAG Robbins MS 15
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