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Miguel de Molinos (1628–1696)

Molinos, Miguel de (mō-lē’nōs). A Spanish mystic, founder of the Quietists; born near Saragossa, 1628; died at Rome, Dec. 29, 1696. He was a priest at Rome. His principal work, ‘A Spiritual Guide’ (1675), maintained that godliness consists in uninterrupted communion with God through contemplation—the doctrine called “Quietism.” This being thought to imperil the doctrine of good actions, the book was condemned (1687); and in spite of recanting, he was imprisoned for life, dying in confinement.