José de Calasanz Vives y Tutó

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José de Calasanz Vives y Tutó (or, in Catalan, Josep de Calassanç Vives i Tutó; his given name translates into English as Joseph Calasanz), O.F.M. Cap. (15 February 1854 – 7 September 1913), was an influential Spanish Roman Catholic theologian, member of the Capuchin friars and from 19 June 1899 also cardinal. In 1908, he became the first Prefect of what is now known as the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, and held the position until his death.[1] He was well known for his traditionalist position. He was the personal confessor of Pope Pius X.

José de Calasanz Vives y Tutó

Prefect of the Congregation of Religious
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed26 October 1908
Term ended7 September 1913
PredecessorNone - office created
SuccessorOttavio Cagiano de Azevedo
Other post(s)Cardinal-Deacon of Sant'Adriano al Foro (1899-1913)
Ordination26 May 1877
by Florian-Jules-Félix Desprez
Created cardinal19 June 1899
by Pope Leo XIII
Personal details
José de Calasanz Félix Jaime Vives y Tutó

15 February 1854
Died7 September 1913(1913-09-07) (aged 59)
Monte Porzio Catone, Frascati, Kingdom of Italy
BuriedCampo Verano (1913-2010)
ParentsJosé Vives y Comas
Catalina Tutó y Garriga
Alma materUniversity of Santa Clara


  1. ^ "Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (Congregation) [Catholic-Hierarchy]".

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