Christian ideal and commitment in the world. Three lay people of the 16th century
Summary: I. Introduction. II. Catalina de Bustamante (ca/1490-1545). III. Pedro López (ca1521-1597). IV. Emanuele Ne Vunda, “The Negrsta” (ca1574-1608). V. Concluding reflections.
The article deals with three lay christians of the 16th century: Catalina de Bustamante (ca1490-1545), educator of women in Mexico; Pedro López (ca1527-1596), doctor in Mexico; Antonio Enmanuele Ne Vunda (ca1574-1608), ambassador of the King of Congo to the Holy See. The three characters can be exponents of the world of “first globalization”. They are examples of how the Christian faith transforms the lives of secular people.