Bourdoise, Adrien

Bourdoise, Adrien a French theologian, was born in the diocese of Chartres, July 1, 1584. At the age of twenty years he commenced his studies, and allied himself in friendship with St. Vincent de Paul and the abbot Olier, founder of the seminary of St. Sulpice. Having entered upon the ecclesiastical .calling, he occupied himself zealously with catechisms, missions, conferences, and, in 1618, founded the community of the Priests of St. Nicolas of Chardonet, after which he raised up two seminaries — one in Paris, the other at Laon. He died July 19, 1655. We have from him a posthumous work entitled Idee d'un, bon Ecclesiastique. A history of his life has been written by Descourveaux (Paris, 1714), and abridged by Bouchard (ibid. 1784). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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