Bernardin, Theophile

Bernardin, Theophile a learned French Jesuit, was born at Sedan in 1569. After having taught classics and moral and dogmatic theology in his order, he was called to assume the direction of the House of Tournay, then the College of Arras. He died Aug. 15, 1625. His works, which bear evidence of deep piety, are entitled, Le Chemin de la Vertu Trace aux Divers Etats (Tournay, 1615): — Cynosure, or Etoile des Chretiens pour Tirer vets le Port d'Heureuse Eternite (Rouen, 1616), several times translated and republished under the same, or different titles: — Le Pratique des Bonnes (Euvres (1616): — De Religiosce Perseverantice Praesidiis, Libri XI (Antwerp, 1622), republished in 1683, under the title of Speculum Perfectionis Religiosce. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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