Faustino Arévalo

ARÉVALO, Faustino (S.J.). b. Campanario, Badajoz, Spain, 29 July 1747; d. Madrid, 7 January 1824. Arévalo entered the novitiate in 1761 at Villagarcía de Campos, in the province of Castile. There, together with his training as a Jesuit, he received a solid humanistic education which would be reflected later in his work. In 1764, one year after taking his religious vows, he continued his education at the seminary at Medina del Campo, until the expulsion from Spain of the Society of Jesus in 1767. Following many of his co-religionists into exile, Arévalo’s first stop was Corsica and later Bologna, where he was ordained in 1772. The situation deteriorated in 1773, when the brief Dominus ac...

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