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The Art of Dying Well


Though known for his more controversial writings, in his retirement St. Robert Bellarmine wrote several devotionals that both Catholics and Protestants greatly admired. The Art of Dying Well is a beautiful meditation on death, and contains many practical lessons “on the most important of all arts.”

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This volume is also part of the Post-Reformation Catholic Thought and Piety collection.

  • Offers practical lessons on facing mortality
  • Provides insight into early seventeenth-century spirituality
  • Presents the wisdom of a modern Doctor of the Church

St. Robert Bellarmine (1542–1621) studied theology at the University of Padua and the University of Leuven. He was the first Jesuit to teach at the University of Leuven, and the subject of his course was Thomas AquinasSumma Theologica (22 vols.). After seven years, he moved and taught theology at the new Rome College. In 1592, he was made rector of the Roman College, then examiner of bishops in 1598, and then cardinal in 1599. In 1602 he was made archbishop of Capua, and later served as archbishop of Montepulciano until his retirement.