In common with his superior, Saint Thomas of Villanova
, he valued his Augustinian vocation as one of the greatest gifts that God ever gave to him.
In the Order he chose to make preaching and writing his main apostolates
Of all the mystics in Spain in the sixteenth century, he was the most read of his own day.
Some twenty works of his in Spanish went though many editions, and some of them were translated into other languages.
There still exists a large collection of sermons in Latin, culled from his long preaching career.
On the news of his death on 19th September 1591, the people of Madrid greatly mourned his passing.
He was officially declared a saint of the church by Pope John Paul II on 19th May 2002.