Garcias de Cisneros

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The abbey at Montserrat, where Cisneros was abbot

Garcias de Cisneros (1455–1510) (also Garcia de Cisneros) was the abbot at the abbey of Montserrat in Spain.[1]

As one of the early Spanish mystics, he was a pioneer in the use of meditative techniques, having been influenced both by the methodical prayers of the Devotio Moderna group, and the writings of Louis Barbo.[2][3]

His book Ejercitatorio de la vida espiritual, i.e. "exercises for the spiritual life" was published at Montserrat in 1500 and was an important book on formal prayer and Christian meditation which influenced Saint Ignatius of Loyola, becoming one of the primary sources for his Spiritual exercises.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Mystics of Spain by E. Allison Peers ISBN 0-486-42501-0 page 46
  2. ^ a b Christian spirituality in the Catholic tradition by Jordan Aumann 1985 Ignatius Press ISBN 0-89870-068-X page 180
  3. ^ a b The Study of spirituality by Cheslyn Jones, Geoffrey Wainwright, Edward Yarnold 1986 ISBN 0-19-504169-0, Oxford UP page 337
  4. ^ Catholic encuclopedia