Horstius, Jacob Merlo
Horstius, Jacob Merlo A Roman Catholic theologian, was born towards the close of the 16th century at Horst, Holland (whence his name). He was priest at the Lyskirchen in Cologne, where he died in 1644. Horstius is the author of several ascetical works. He wrote Enchiridion oficii divini; Paradisus animnce Christianae (translated into French by Nicolaus Fontane, under the title Heures Chretiennes, tirnes de l'Ecriture et des saints Peres) — Septem tubae orbis Christiani (a compilation from the writings of the fathers, and intended for young Roman Catholic priests). He also edited a commentary of Estius on the Pauline Letters; the works of St. Bernard (2 vols.), and of Thomas a Kempis. — Wetzer and Welte, Kirchen-Lexikon, 12, 593; Theol. Univ. Lex. (Elberf. 1868), 2, 369.