Jarry, Pierre-françoIs tHéopHile

Jarry, Pierre-François Théophile a French Roman Catholic religious writer, was born at St. Pierre, Normandy, in March, 1764. After completing his studies at Paris, he was appointed curate at Escots; but, refusing to sign the clerical obligation demanded by the revolutionists, he was obliged to leave the country in 1791. In 1798 the bishop of Auxerre met Jarry in Germany, and appointed him grand-vicar, and a short time after the exiled Pius VI appointed him archdeacon and canon of Liege, Belgium. Prevented, however, from assuming the functions of this position, he resided at Munster, where he was instrumental in the conversion of count Stolberg (q.v.). After the Restoration, he retired to Falaise. He died at Lisieux Aug. 31, 1820. Jarry wrote quite extensively, especially against the usurpations of the Revolutionists of France. His theological works of note are, Dissert. sur l'episcopat de St. Pierre a Antioche, avec la defense de l'authenticite des ecrits des Saints Pees (Paris, 1807, 8vo): — Examen d'une Dissert. (of the abbot Emery) sur la mitigation des peines des damnis (Leipz. 1810, 8vo). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biographie Géneralé, 26, 386.

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