Cerisiers (or Ceriziers), Rene De

Cerisiers (or Ceriziers), Rene de a French historian and ascetic theologian, of the order of the Jesuits, was born at Nantes in 1609. After having taught in several colleges of his order, he asked and received secularization. He was then made chancellor and councilor of Louis XIV. He died in 1662, leaving a great number of historical and ascetic writings, of which the principal are, L'Image de Notre-Dame de Liesse (Rheims, 1622, 1623, 12mo): — Les lieureux Commencements de la France Chretienne sous Saint-Remi (ibid. 1633, 4to; 1647, 8vo): — La Consolation de la Philosophie de Boece, en Vers et

en Prose (Paris, 1636, 4to; 6th ed. 1640, 12mo): Consolation de la Thgologie (1638): — Traductions des Soliloques de Saint-Augustin, avec les Miditations et le Manuel (ibid. 1638): — Traduction des Confessions of the same (ibid. eod. 12mo): — Vie de Sainte Genevieve de Brabant (ibid. 1640, 4to): —Reflexions Chretiennes et Politiques sur la Vie des Rois de France (ibid. 1641-44, 12mo), etc. See Hoefer, Nouvelle Biographie Générale, s.v.

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