Colombiere, Claude De La

Colombiere, Claude De La a French Jesuit, was born at Saint-Symphorien, near Lyons, in 1641. He was two years court-preacher to the duke of York, afterwards James II of England, but was eventually banished, and retired to Parai, in Burgundy, where he died, February 15, 1682. He was a famous preacher, and.became noted for his "devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus," a sentiment which the notorious Marie Alacoque carried to the extreme of fanaticism. His Sermons were published (Lyons, 1757, 6 volumes), also a few treatises on practical religion.

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