Coeur, Pierre Louis

Coeur, Pierre Louis a French prelate, was born at Tarare (Rhone), March 14, 1805. In 1820 he became a Carthusian monk, and spent several years in the study of theology. In 1824 he was made professor at the seminary of L'Argentiere, and afterwards in the seminary of Saint-Irene, where he wrote an Essai sur l'Indifference en Matiere Religieuse. He became subdeacon in 1825, deacon in 1826, and priest in 1829. In 1827 he went to Paris to attend the Sorbonne and the College de France. He next devoted himself to preaching for several years, with marked-success, and obtained a membership in the academy at Clermont-Ferrand. In 1834 he was canon of Nantes, in 1838 of Bordeaux; in 1839 he was appointed vicar-general of Arras, and in 1841 titulary canon of the metropolis. He afterwards taught sacred eloquence with great success. He was appointed to the episcopal see of Troyes Oct. 16,1848, and consecrated February 25, 1849. He died October 16, 1860. He was a collaborator on the Revue Religieuse et Edifiante. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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