Auger, Edmond

Auger, Edmond, a French Jesuit, was born in 1530 at Alleiman, in the vicinity of Troyes. He became a Jesuit at Rome under St. Ignatius. He taught classical studies in Italy, and went to France in order to devote himself to the conversion of the Protestants. He was arrested at Valencia by the baron Des Adrets, and condemned to be executed, but was finally: saved on account of his eloquence and power. One can but admire his zeal at Lyons in the midst of the pestilence. He became confessor and preacher of king Henry III, after whose death his superiors sent him to Italy. — He was very fierce against the Huguenots, whom he tried to convert by all means. That he converted 40,000 Huguenots near Lyons is more than exaggeration. He died at Como, June 17, 1591. He wrote, Le Pidagogue d'Armes a un Prince Chratiea pour entsreprende et achever heuretsemnent une Bonne Guerre Victorieuse de tows les Ennemis de son Etat et de Peaglise (Lyons, 1568): Des Sacramens de L'Eglise Catholique (Paris, 1567): Catechismus Parus, h. e. Summa Doctrine Catholicn Greece et Latine (Lyons, 1852):-- Metanelogi sur le sujet des penitents -(Paris, 1584): — Breviarium Somaum cum Rubris Gallicis (ibid. 1588). See Bailly, Histoire de la Vie d'Edm. Auger (Paris, 1652); Dorigny, Vie du P. Edm. Auger (Lyons, 1716); De Backer, Bibl. de la Comp. de Jesus (1869-76); Lichtenberger,

Encyclopedie des Sciences Religieuses, s., v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v. (B. P.)

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