Carlos Aldunate Lyon

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Carlos Aldunate Lyon
ChurchRoman Catholic church
Personal details
Birth nameCarlos Aldunate Lyon
Born16 May 1916
Santiago, Chile
DiedJuly 18, 2018(2018-07-18) (aged 102)
Valparaíso, Chile
NationalityChilean
DenominationRoman Catholicism
ResidenceSantiago, Chile
ProfessionCatholic priest
EducationCatholic University of Leuven

Carlos Aldunate Lyon (16 May 1916 – 18 July 2018) was a Chilean Catholic Jesuit priest, teacher, writer, and promoter of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Chile, as well as one of the teachers of Pope Francis.

Biography[edit]

He was the son of Carlos Aldunate Errázuriz and Adriana Lyon Lynch; He was the grandson of the president of the Chilean Conservative Party, Carlos Aldunate Solar, and brother of the Jesuit priest José Aldunate [es]. He studied in Jesuit schools in England and Chile. He entered the Society of Jesus in the city of Chillán and was ordained a priest in Argentina in 1944. In 1948 he obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.[1]

He was rector of the seminary of the Jesuits in Chile and the Jesuit colleges in Santiago, Antofagasta, and Osorno. He was rector of the Universidad del Norte between 1966 and 1969, and director of the Casa de Ejercicios Loyola. He also served as a professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso and the Universidad del Norte.[2] He performed exorcisms,[3] and since 1975 he was dedicated to giving retreats and spirituality courses in Chile and abroad.

In 1960, the young Jorge Mario Bergoglio (today Pope Francis), in his period of formation towards the priesthood, spent a season in Chile, where Aldunate was the master of novices.[4][5]

He was the main initiator of the movement of the Charismatic Renewal in Chile, in the early 1970s.[6]

He died on July 18, 2018, aged 102.[7]

Works[edit]

  • Buscando salud.
  • Camino de carismas.
  • Carisma, fe y sanación.
  • Carismas, ciencia y espíritus.
  • Comiendo con Jesús.
  • El camino de transformación espiritual y sicológica.
  • El cristiano ante lo paranormal.
  • El demonio, doctrina y práctica católica.
  • El discernimiento.
  • El Espíritu Santo nos guía, la iglesia católica.
  • Encuentro con Dios.
  • La oración carismática.
  • Mi muerte: decisión de vida.
  • Taller de biblia.
  • Texto modernizado le los ejercicios espirituales de san Ignacio.
  • Transformación espiritual y sicológica.
  • Vivamos nuestra confirmación.
  • Vivamos nuestra misa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlos Aldunate L., S.J". Conśculo Ignaciano.
  2. ^ "Celebramos los 100 años del padre Carlos Aldunate SJ". Vocaciones Jesuitas Chile. 24 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Carlos Aldunate Sacerdote Chileno Cumple 100 anos dio Clases al papa y habla acerca del Exorcismo".[dead link]
  4. ^ "Carlos Aldunate, quien fuera profesor del Papa, narra valiosas anécdotas de sus batallas con el demonio". Portaluz. 27 May 2016.
  5. ^ El consejo del padre Carlos Aldunate que Papa Francisco nunca olvida (in Spanish)
  6. ^ Blakebrough, Denise S. (2006). La Renovación en el Espíritu Santo [The Renewal in the Holy Spirit] (in Spanish). Salamanca: Secretariado Trinitario. p. 120.
  7. ^ "P. Carlos Aldunate SJ parte al encuentro del Señor". Jesuitas Chile. 18 July 2018.