Broue, Pierre De La

Broue, Pierre De La a French prelate and theologian, was born at Toulouse in 1643, and went to Paris in 1668, where he took his degree in theology. He was of an ancient parliamentary family, and he resigned poetry in order to devote his time to preaching, which he did with great success before Louis XIV, who made him bishop of Mirepoix. Being devoted to the conversion of the Protestants, he published six pastoral letters on the subject. He also corresponded with Bossuet concerning the most efficient means for tile accomplishment of this end. The opposition excited by the bull Unigenitus claimed a large share of his attention. Broue died September 20, 1720. He wrote, Catechisme pour l'Instruction de ses Diocesains: — Statuts Synodaux: — Oraison Funebre d'Anne-Christine de Baviere (Paris, 1690): — Relation des Conferences tenues en 1716 a l'Archeveche de Paris et au Palais Royal, sur les Accommodements proposes dans l'Affire de la Bulle Unigenitus; inserted in the Histoire du Livre des Reflexions Morales of the abbe Louail: — Defense de la Grace efficace par ellenieme, against Fenelon and P. Daniel. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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