Collet, Pierre a French theologian and doctor of divinity, was born at Terney, near Montoire (Loir-et-Cher), September 6, 1693. From his youth he was employed at tthe house of the brothers of Saint-Lazare, and taught theology in several houses of his order. He was afterwards principal of the College des Bons-Enfants in Paris, and died there October 16, 1770. He wrote a large number of works, among them, De Quinque Jansenii Propositionibus (Paris, 1730): — Traite des Dispenses en General (ibid. 1742, 1746, 1752, 1758, 1759, 1777, 1788, 1828; Avignon, 1829): — Institutiones Theologiae (Paris, 1744, 1756): — Institutiones Theologiae Moralis (ibid. 1758, which is the fifth edition, the dates of the others being unknown ): — Institutiones Theologiae Scholastiae (Lyons, 1765, 1767, 1768; Paris, 1775): — Viede Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (Nancy, 1748; Paris, 1818, with some writings from St. Vincent de Paul): — Lettre d'un Theologien au R.P.A. de G. (Antony of Gasquet) (Brussels, 1763): — Traite des Devoirs de la Vie Religieuse (Lyons, 1765; Paris, 1773): — L'Ecolier Chretien (ibid. 1769): — Le Devotion au Sacre Cour de Jesus (ibid. 1770): — Traite des Exorcismes de l'Eglise (ibid. eod.): — Instructions sur les Devoirs des Gens de la Compagne (ibid. eod.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.: Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.