Abelli, Antoine a French theologian, was born in Paris in 1527. He became a Dominican, or Frere Precheur, and commendatory abbot of Notre Dame-de-Livry, in the Aunoy (a district in the ile de France). For three years he was vicar- general of his congregation, and was also preacher and confessor to the queen Catherine de Medicis. He signed the act of the University of Paris by which he took the oath of fidelity to Henry IV, April 22, 1594. According to Quetif and Richard I, he was a man of integrity and learning. He died about 1600. He wrote, La Maniere de bien Prier, avec la Vertu et Efficace de l'Oraison Prouvee par l'Example des 'Anciens, etc. (Paris, 1564, 8vo) Sermon sur les. Lamentations du Saint Prophete Hierenmie (Paris, 1582): — Lettre a la Reyne Catherine de Medicis (1564).