Born at Amsterdam, 17 April, 1578; d. at Cologne, 21 June, 1656. He entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus, 21 Nov., 1597; taught philosophy at Würzburg, and Sacred Scripture at Mainz. He became superior of the episcopal seminary at Würzburg. He wrote many works on philosophy and theology, among others a notable controversial reply to the Batavian Calvinist Lawrence in defence of the moral teaching of the Jesuits, "Castigatio conscientiae Jesuiticae cauteriata. . .a Jacobo Laurentio", Würzburg, 1617. It was said of him that he left a book for every one of the seventy-eight years of his life, several devotional treatises on the Blessed Virgin, and many ascetical and mystical treatises.
SOMMERVOGEL, Bibliotheque de la Compagnie de Jesus, XII (Paris, 1896); POULAIN, Des Graces d'orasion (6th ed., Paris); The Graces of Interior Prayer, tr. SMITH (London, 1911).
APA citation. (1912). Maximilian Van der Sandt. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15269b.htm
MLA citation. "Maximilian Van der Sandt." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15269b.htm>.
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Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. October 1, 1912. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.