Spee, Friedrich von, son of Peter Spee (of the family of Spee, of Langenfeld), judge at Kaisers worth, was born at Kaisersworth, Feb. 25, 1591. He was educated in the Jesuit gymnasium at Cologne, entered the order of the Jesuits there on Sept. 22, 1610, and was ordained priest about 1621. From 1613 to 1624 he was one of the tutors in the Jesuit college at Cologne, and was then sent to Paderborn to assist in the Counter Reformation. In 1627 he was summoned by the Bishop of Würzburg to act as confessor to persons accused of witchcraft, and, within two years, had to accompany to the stake some 200 persons, of all ranks and ages, in whose innocence he himself firmly believed (His Cautio criminalis, sen de processibus contra sagas lib, Rinteln,… Go to person page >
Translator: Albrecht Kronenberger
Albrecht Kronenberger, born January 21, 1940, in Würzburg, Germany, was one of the three editors of ADORU - Ekumena Diserva Libro. As a youth, lived in Pirmasens and Germersheim; studied philosophy and Catholic theology in Eichstätt (Bavaria), Frankfurt (Hesse), and Speyer, where he was ordained a priest in 1966. After serving as vicar in Frankenthal and Bellheim, he worked from 1969 to 2002 as a Gymnasium (secondary school) teacher of religion in Neustadt an der Weinstraße, where he has remained in his retirement.
Not long after learning Esperanto in the late 1980s, he began to be active in teaching Esperanto in his school and in celebrating Esperanto-language masses in connection with Esperanto conventions and in the cathedral of S… Go to person page >
Display Title: En Betleĥem' naskiĝis por ni la Krist-infan'First Line: En Betleĥem' naskiĝisTune Title: ZU BETLEHEM GEBORENAuthor: Albrecht Kronenberger; Friedrich Spee von LangenfeldScripture: Matthew 2:1Subject: Christmas |Source: Ad 218