Bernieres-louvigny Jean De

Bernieres-Louvigny Jean De a French theologian, was born in 1602 at Caen. Guided in his spiritual life by P. John Chrysostom, a monk of the third order of St. Francis, it was by his advice that Bernieres built at Caen a house called the Hermitage, in the exterior court of the Convent of the Ursulines, which had as its foundress and superior his sister, Jourdaine of Bernieres. He did not go forth from this except to perform the duties of his charge, and consecrated: his time to prayer, to good works, and to the spiritual direction of some of his friends with whom he lived in community. The weakness of his eyesight obliged him: to dictate to an ecclesiast his numerous works, which he composed wholly in the spirit of Christian obedience. He died Ma 8, 1659. He wrote, L'interieur Chretien (Paris, 1659; published with some additions at Rouen); this book, which reached twelve editions in eleven years, was edited anew at Paris by the widow Martin in 1674: — Les Euvres Spirituelles de M. de Bernieres de Louvigny, were published by his sister Jourdaine of Bernieres: — La Vie de la Foi de la Grace: De la Raison et de ses Degres. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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