Juan de Avila. Tercera Parte de las Obras Del Padre Maestro Iuan de Auila. (2nd vol. of the 3rd part). Madrid: En casa de Pedro Madrigal, 1596.

Juan de Avila was one of the most important ascetic writers of this period and was beatified by Pope Leo XIII. His works are clear and lucid models of prose writing. Juan became known as "el Maestro." and was the teacher of one of the most prolific authors of the century, Luis de Granada. Juan was also abbot of the monastery of Alcalá de la Real (Jaén) and offered himself as bishop of Tlaxcala (Mexico). He was persuaded to stay in Spain doing missionary work in Andalucia.

The Primera y Segunda parte de las obras of Juan de Avila were printed in 1595, in Madrid by Luis Sánchez. The Durand Collection holds the second volume of the Tercera parte de las Obras, which deals with the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist, the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary.

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