Monmorel, Charles Le Bourg De

Monmorel, Charles Le Bourg De a French preacher, was born at Pont-Audemar about the middle of the 17th century. In 1697 he became almoner to the duchess of Bourgogne, and was provided with the abbey of Lannoy, in Flanders, by the influence of Madame de Maintenon. He died in 1719, and left a highly esteemed collection of Homelies sur les evangiles des dimanches, sur la passion, sur les mysteres, et sur tous les jours du careme (Paris, 1698, 10 volumes, 12mo). The method he follows is very similar to that of the fathers of the Church, who familiarly explain the Holy Scriptures: he paraphrases all the verses, one after the other, draws from each some moral, and employs a simple and precise style. See Dict portatif des Pradicateurs, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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