Bocquillot, Lazare Andre

Bocquillot, Lazare Andre, a French theologian, was born at Avallon, April 1, 1649. He hesitated some time between the profession of arms and the ecclesiastical calling, and decided to accompany M. de Nointel, ambassador of France, to Constantinople. After two years' sojourn in that city he left, and finally returned to Avallon. He here acted as advocate, but, in spite of his success, he abandoned himself to dissipation. By the advice of his brother he retired to the house of the Carthusians, when he resolved to enter upon the ecclesiastical profession. He realized this project June 8, 1675; was appointed rector of Chasteleux, and held the position until 1683. He finally quitted it in order to return to France, remained three years at Port Royal, was appointed canon of the College of Montreal, and later of the Church of Avallon. He died Sept. 22, 1728, leaving Homelies, etc. (1688-1702): — Traite Historique de la Liturgie Sacree.(Paris, 1701): — Courtes Instructions pour l'Administration des Sacrements, etc. (ibid. 1697), and some writings to prove that les auteurs ne doivent tirer aucnu profit des ouvrages quils composent sur la theologie ou la morale. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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