Bourgeois (or Borghes), Jean

Bourgeois (Or Borghes), Jean a French theologian, was born at Amiens in 1604. He was at first canon and chanter of the cathedral of Verdun, and then obtained, in the diocese of Poitiers, the abbey of Merci Dieu. In 1745 he was sent to pope Innocent X, by the French bishops who approved the book entitled De la Frequente Communion, and he prevented the condemnation of the book by the esteem with which he inspired the pope and cardinals. On his return to Rome he consecrated himself to the ministry in the abbey of Port Royal des Champs. A little later, in order to devote himself more closely to religious duties, he withdrew from his abbey of Merci Dieu. He died Oct. 29, 1687. He composed with Lalanne, abbot of Val Croissant, and translated into French, the work entitled Conditiones Propositce ad Examen de Gratia Doctrine. See Hoefer, Noun. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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