The site chosen for the hermitage, the fountain of Elijah, is worthy of note, for it was to have a profound influence on the charism of the Order. The memory of the prophets Elijah and Elisha attached to various localities in the Palestine of the crusades is very striking.
By the bull Omnimodo, May 9, 1522, Pope Adrian VI authorized the mendicant orders to evangelize the Indies.
On August 31, 1595, Gaetani sent Chizzola an ominous note, summoning him immediately to Madrid “for a few important matters I have to discuss with your Most Reverend Paternity."
From Chizzola’s record of the visitation, little can be deduced concerning the spiritual state of the provinces he visited.
On March 31, 1594, the prior general and his party set out from Rome for Spain.
On February 5, 1594, Clement VIII’s reformers visited the church and convent of Traspontina, headquarters of the Order. Here as elsewhere, the pope applied his general decrees with certain modifications.