Emery, Jacques Andri
Emery, Jacques Andri an eminent French Roman Catholic divine, was born at Gex, August 27, 1732, and studied in the Jesuits' College at Macon, and also at St. Sulpice, Paris. He was ordained in 1756; became professor of theology at Orleans 1759; and afterwards he held the chair of philosophy at Lyons; in 1776, superior of the seminary at Angers; 1784, head of the abbey of Boisgroland, and also head of the congregation of St. Sulpice. In 1789 he founded a seminary of his congregation at Baltimore, Maryland.
During the French Revolution he was imprisoned both at St. Pelagie and at the Conciergerie. In 1802 he resumed his place among the clergy of Paris, and devoted himself to the restoration of the scattered and broken congregation of St. Sulpice. He died April 18, 1811. Among his numerous writings are L'Esprit de Leibnitz (Lyons, 1772, 2 volumes, 12mo; Paris, 1804, 2 volumes, 8vo): — Esprit de St. Therese (3d edit. Avignon, 1825, 2 volumes, 12mo). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biogr. Generale, 15:943; Wetzer und Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, 12:315.