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Jeningen, Philipp, ven.


Preacher of missions; b. Eichstätt, Bavaria, Jan. 5, 1642; d. Ellwangen, Swabia, Feb. 8, 1704. He entered the Society of Jesus at Landsberg, Jan. 19, 1663, and completed his studies at Ingolstadt in 1672. After his ordination on June 6 of that year, he asked to join the foreign missionary field but was refused because of poor health. He taught at the Gymnasium at Middelheim and Dillingen, and came to Ellwangen in 1680, where he won renown as a preacher. His missions throughout the Dioceses of Augsburg, Eichstätt, and Würzburg, his zeal and mystical gifts, and his devotion to the Blessed Virgin earned him the title "Apostle of the Ries." He directed the construction of the shrine of Our Lady of Scönenberg, a popular place of pilgrimage and a fine example of baroque architectural style. The cause of his beatification was introduced on March 23, 1945.

Bibliography: a. hÖss, P. Philipp Jeningen, S.J.: Ein Volksmissionar und Mystiker des 17 Jahrhunderts (3d ed. Ellwangen 1948). Acta Apostolicae Sedis 37 (1945) 221223. l. koch, Jesuiten-Lexikon: Die Gesellschaft Jesu einst und jetzt 913914.

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