Honorius De Sancta Maria
Honorius de Sancta Maria Who was also known as Blaise Vauxelle, was born at Limoges, in France, July 4,1651. He joined the Carmelites at Toulouse in 1671, and then went on a mission to the Levant. Returning to France, he taught theology for some years, and became prior, counselor, provincial, and, finally, visitor general of the French Carmelites. He died in 1729. The most important and useful of his publications is entitled Reflexions sur les Regles et sur Usage de la Critique, touchant l'Histoire de l'Eglise, les Ouvrages des Peres, les Actes des anciens Martyrs, les Vies des Saintes, etc. (Paris and Lyons, 1712-1720, 3 vols. 4to). He wrote several treatises against Jansenism, and in favor of the bull Unigenitus; also Vie de Saint Jean de la Croix (Tournay, 1724) Observations sur Histoire ecclesiastique de Fleury (Mechlin, 1726-1729) — Expositio Symboli Apostolorum, etc. (Perpignan, 1689) — Traditions des Peres et auteurs eccles. sur la Contemplation (Paris, 1706, 2 vols. 8vo), which last was translated into Italian and Spanish, and to which he subsequently added Des Motifs et de la Pratique de l'amour de Dieu (Paris, 1713, 8vo); etc. — Moreri, Nouv. Dict. History; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 25, 83.