Simón de Rojas

Simon de rojas

Saint Simón de Rojas O.SS (28 October 1552 – 29 September 1624) was a Spanish priest of the Trinitarian Order known as the "Apostle of the Ave Maria", for his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. A person of many abilities, Simón was a theologian and a spiritual writer, as well as a friend and benefactor of the poor. Born 28 October 1552, in Valladolid, Spain, living a childhood steeped in piety. As a child, Simón was cured of a serious speech impediment through his devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. His very first words were "Ave Maria", almost forshadowing his life long devotion to the Virgin. At the age of twelve he entered the Trinitarian monastery at Valladolid and there he made his religious profession on 28 October 1572, the day of his 20th birthday. He then went on to study at the University of Salamanca from 1573 to 1579, during which time he was ordained a priest in 1577. Father Simón taught philosophy and theology at Toledo from 1581 to 1587. From 1588 until his death he fulfilled the office of superior in various monasteries of his province and was sent as apostolic visitor twice to his own province of Castilla, and once to that of Andalusia.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 28th, 1552
Date of death
September 29th, 1624 at age of 71
Place of death
Madrid, Spain


1. University of Salamanca Colleges/University

The University of Salamanca (Spanish: Universidad de Salamanca) is a Spanish higher education institution, located in the town of Salamanca, west of Madrid, in the autonomous community of Castilla and León. It was founded in 1134 and given the Royal charter of foundation by King Alfonso IX in 1218. It is the oldest founded university in Spain and the third oldest European university in continuous operations. It was the first European institution to receive the formal title of "University" as such; it was granted by King Alfonso X in 1254 and recognized by Pope Alexander IV in 1255.

Type Public university
Casa del Bedel, 37008 - Salamanca, Province of Salamanca
Official web page
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Institution social analysis

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People attended University of Salamanca connected by profession and/or age

b. 1548., Philosopher
b. 1555., Writer
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b. 1499., Writer
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b. 1764., Politician
b. 1932., Politician
b. 1485., Conquistador


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