Francois, Claude

Francois, Claude a French ecclesiastic, was born at Paris in 1559, and made his profession at the abbey of the Benedictines of St. Vannes, March 21, 1589. In 1606 he aided in effecting a radical reformation within his congregation, revised the principal articles, and became a deputy to Monte-Cassino to consult the constitutions of that monastery. In 1610 he was sent to Paris to secure the approval of the new regulations by the ecclesiastical superiors and Louis XIII, and frequently served as president of his congregation. He died at St.

Mihiel, August 10, 1632, leaving several works relating particularly to the affairs of his order, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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