Nave (Lat Navneus), Mathias De
Nave (Lat. Navneus), Mathias de a Belgian theologian, was born at Warnant, in Hesbaye, about 1590. He was received into the University of Douai as doctor of theology, and became in 1620 curate of the collegiate church of St. Peter in that town; some years after prebendary of the church of Seclin; and lastly, July 13, 1633, canon of the cathedral of Tournay, where the censorship of books published in the diocese was intrusted to him. He died at Tournay in 1660. His principal works are, Annotationes in summae theologiae et sacrae Scripturae praecipuas difficultates, item duo sermones de sanctis Piato et Eleutherio, patronis Tornacensium (Tournay, 1640, 4to): — Praelibatio theologica in festa sanctorum (Tournay, 1635, 4to, and Douai, 12mo): — Enconium sancti: Josephi, Virginis Deipare sponsi (Douai, 1627, 12mo; a new edition under this title): — Sponsus Virginis decoratus corona xxxi gemmarum splendoribus coruscante (Douai, 1636, 12mo): — Catechesis, sive de sacramentorum institutione, etc., conciones xvi (Douai, 1633, 12mo): — Orationes tres signi crucis et orationis efficacia et D. Thomae Aquinatis laudibus (Douai, 1630, 4to). He was the editor of a work by Michel de Nave, his uncle, entitled Chronicon apparnitionum et gestorum sancti Michaelis archangeli (Douai, 1632, 8vo). The latter, born at Warnant, in Hesbave, in 1539, died at Tournay November 20, 1620, was successively prebendary and official of Arras, archdeacon and vicar-general of Tournay. His work, extracted largely from Colvenerius and Pantaleon, is filled with sentiments and details of erudition; but it is written without discriniination. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.