1260–1700 AD+

The Catholic Church really had a thing for speaking in tongues during the late Medieval Age. The following examples show the popularity of this doctrine. Some accounts refer to persons all the way back to the New Testament. I think these early references are doubtful but accurately describe Late Medieval perceptions.

1260–1500 Late Medieval Hagiographa Accounts


  • Pope Benedict the XIV

    Pope Bendict the XIV was one of the most enlightened and intellectually astute leaders the Catholic Church has ever had. In response to the Xavier tongues crisis almost 200 years previous, he prepared and wrote one of the most in-depth treatise on the doctrine of tongues ever.

  • The stringent requirements that he set for miraculously identifying speaking in tongues seriously curtailed the rite in the Catholic Church.

Women throughout Catholic history and speaking in tongues