Menard, Nicolas Hugues
Menard, Nicolas Hugues a French theologian, was born at Paris in 1585. Having finished his studies at the college of the cardinal Le Moine, Hugues Menard joined the Benedictines in the Monastery of St. Denis, Feb. 3, 1608 . He at first devoted himself to preaching, and was very successful in the principal pulpits of Paris. Finding the discipline not sufficiently severe in the Abbey of St. Denis, he repaired to Verdun, to enter the reformed Monastery of St. Vanne. Later he taught rhetoric at Cluni, and finally went to St. Germain- des-Pres, where he terminated his laborious career, Jan. 20,1644. He wrote, Martyrologium SS. ord. S. Benedicti (Paris, 1629, 8vo), a work that is still read: -Concordia Regularum, auctore S. Benedicto, Aniance abbate, with notes and learned observations (Paris, 1628, 4to):-D. Gregorii papce, cognomento Magni, Liber Sacramentorum (Par. 1642, 4to) :-De unico Dyonisio, Areopagitica Athenarum et Parisiorum episcopo (Paris, 1643, 8vo), against the canon of Launoy — S. Barnabce, apostoli, Epistola catholica (Paris, 1645, 4to), an epistle taken by 'H. Menard from a MS. of Corbie; and published after his death by D'Achery. See Niceron, Memoires, vol. xxii; Ellies Dupin, Bibl. des Aut. eccles. du dix-septieme siecle: Hist. litt. de la Cong. de Saint-Maur, p. 18 sq.