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« on: August 31, 2019, 08:46:18 PM »

Saint John of Avila was born in 1500 in a town in the south of New Castile.   
He was the son of Alfonso and Catalina de Avila.     
In 1514 he went to Salamaca to study law at the university.   
In 1517 he left the city without a diploma and returned to his family.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 08:54:36 PM »

John was the spiritual advisor of St. Teresa, St. Francis Borgia, St. John of the Cross, and St. Peter of Alcantra.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 02:25:58 AM »

John of Avila saw in the severing of natural ties a vocation to foreign missionary work and prepared to go to Mexico.
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