Ludolph of Saxony
Ecclesiastical writer; died 1378.
He first joined the Dominicans, and 30 years later entered the charterhouse of Strasbourg.
He governed the charterhouse of Coblenz, 1343-1348; resigning his office, he spent the last 30 years of his life in retreat and prayer.
He is the author of an excellent "" and a "."
In this latter work are combined a history, a commentary based on the Fathers, a series of instructions, meditations, and prayers in relation to the life of Christ.
Its excellence is attested by numerous editions and translations, and by frequent use by such masters of the spiritual life as Saint Theresa and Saint Francis de Sales.
It was the Life studied by Ignatius Loyola after his conversion.
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