Tradivox Volume 9


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The two catechisms contained in Volume 9 are perhaps the greatest of the Catholic Reformation period, the work of the great catechist and doctor of the Church, St. Peter Canisius.

After successfully establishing the first Jesuit house in Germany (despite the increasingly heretical teachings of the local archbishop), the emperor Ferdinand I besought Canisius to create a catechism that could serve the needs of both priests and laity, with the same gentle charity and precision that marked all of Canisius’ preaching and teaching in an age of great confusion and distress.

Appearing during major technical advances in printing, Canisius’s catechism quickly became one of the first international bestsellers, with no fewer than three hundred editions appearing during the author’s lifetime, and innumerable editions and translations after his death.