|Juan de Avila, Doctor of the Church|
1500 -- born in Almodovar del Campo, Spain
1569 -- died in Montilla (Cordoba) Spain
1759 -- declared Venerable by Pope Clement XIII, 190 years after his death.
1893 -- beatified by Pope Leo XIII, 134 years after his veneration, 324 years after his death.
1970 -- canonized by Pope Paul VI, 77 years after beatification, 401 years after his death.
2012 -- declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Benedict XVI, 423 years after his death.
|Looks a little Dominican here.|
Although a Doctor of the Church, he could also be a patron for school drop-outs, since he did one year of law school at the University of Salamanca (at age 14) before returning him to pray and fast. He impressed a Franciscan friar who hooked him up with admission to a seminary. His parents died while he was studying; he said his first Mass in the church where they were buried. Then he liquidated his inheritance and donated all his wealth to the poor in preparation for serving the missions in Mexico.
|The jawbone went home to Almodovar del Campo|