Gallifiet, Joseph a French theologian, was born in 1663, near Aix (Provence). He entered the Jesuit order, became rector, then provincial, of the College of the Trinity, at Lyons, where he had completed his studies, and was regarded as the principal promoter of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In 1723 he became assistant to the general of the Jesuits at Rome. He died about 1740, leaving several works on devotion, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.