Meanwhile, on June 1, 1596, the unfortunate Chizzola had arrived in Rome. About a month later, the record of the inquest arrived from Spain and the trial could begin. Clement VIII with his customary passion for detail insisted on examining the record personally. Chizzola was suspended from office and on August 4 imprisoned in Castel Sant’Angelo next to Traspontina. A young friar, Bartholomew Franceschini, of the province of Romandiola, charitably volunteered to share his imprisonment ...
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Fr. Joachim Smet O.Carm.
Fr. Joachim Smet, O.Carm. (1915-2011) was one of the leading historians of the Carmelite Order. In addition to being a founding member and President of the Institutum Carmelitanum in Rome and editor of Carmelus, a journal of Carmelite Studies, Fr. Joachim was a gifted writer. he is well-known for his four-volume work The Carmelites and his Life of Saint Peter Thomas. Among his other works: Familiar Matter of Today-Poems (2007), The Mirror of Carmel: A Brief History of the Carmelite Order, (2011), various publications on Carmelite Nuns, Carmelite Liturgy, Carmelite Libraries of Spain and Portugal and the Carmelites of Medieval England.