Agostino Recuperati

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Agostino Recuperati (died 1540) was the Master of the Order of Preachers from 1539 to 1540.

Biography[edit]

The Dominicans elected Recuperati Master of the Order of Preachers at a chapter held in 1539.[1] As master, he attempted to reform the Province of Portugal by sending in Spanish regulars but was largely unsuccessful.[1] He attempted to reform the Dominican convent at Genoa, but his methods earned him the rebuke of Pope Paul III.[1] His mastership saw the final suppression of the order in the Kingdom of England (where the order had been isolated by Henry VIII of England since 1523); six of 54 convents converted to Protestantism while the rest fled to exile on the continent.[1]

He died in 1540.[1] St. Catherine of Ricci later reported seeing him in hell in a vision.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Benedict M. Ashley, The Dominicans, ch. 5
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jean du Feynier
Master of the Order of Preachers
1539–1540
Succeeded by
Alberto de las Casas