Marechal, Bernard a noted French writer, was born at Rethel in 1705, and, after completing his studies under the guidance of the congregation of the Benedictines of St. Maur, toosi the vows in 1721; in 1755 he became prior of Beaulieu, in Aragon. After this we know of him only as a writer. He died at Metz July 19, 1770. He wrote Concordance des Saints Peres de l'Elise, Grecs, et Latins, ou l'on se propose de meostrer leurs sentiments sur le dogme, la morale, et la discipline, etc. (Paris, 1739, 2 vols. fol.; in Latin, Strasb. 1769, 2 vols. fol.); the work comprehends the fathers of the Church of the first three centuries. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 33:522; Francois, Biblioth. de l'ordre de Saint-Benoit, 2:367.