Meuillon, Raymond De

Meuillon, Raymond De a French preacher and theologian, was born about 1235 in Dauphiny. After having declared to adhere to the rules of St. Domninic at the Convent of Sisteran, he was elected in 1264 general preacher of that order, and some time afterwards he was nominated definitor. In 1278 he was commissioned to go to England to suppress the too liberal discourses of some Dominicans, accused of irreverence to the memory of St. Thomas. After having accomplished the mission assigned to him, Raymond gave an account of his journey to the assembled chapels in Paris in May, 1279. The delinquents were condemned, and the priors authorized to punish vigorously whosoever should attempt new excesses. As a reward for his zeal, Raymond was nominated definitor for a second time. Some years after he was introduced to the secular Church in the capacity of a bishop. In 1289 Raymond was promoted archbishop of Embrun. He died June 29, 1294. Raymond de Meuillon's writings may be divided into two distinct categories, viz. his statutes and his dogmatical books. L'Histoire Litteraire analyzes them both. His dogmatical books have been translated into Greek. The only copy of this version, once kept in the Monastery of St. Germain- des-Pres at Paris, is now in the imperial library of St. Petersburg, with a great number of other manuscripts of his. See Le Catalogue des MSS. Bibl. imper. by M. Edouard de Muralt, and the valuable article of M.V. Le Clerc in L'Histoire Litteraire.

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