Olivier, Nicolas Theodore

Olivier, Nicolas Theodore a French Roman Catholic prelate, was born at Paris April 28,1798. He was early destined for the Church; studied under Boucher, curate of St. Merry, and entered the seminary of St. Sulpice. Ordained priest in 1822, he was sent as a missionary into the province of Beauce. and on his return was made. vicar of St. Denis, and afterwards of St. Etienne du Mont, Paris. He now became successively curate of St. Peter at Chaillot, March 25, 1827; of St. Etienne du Mont, Jan. 17, 1828; and of St. Roch, Feb. 7, 1833. Here, in the favorite parish. of queen Marie-Amelie, he found an ample field for his activity and.his benevolence. Among his numerous discourses, a charity sermon he preached in favor of the orphans whose parents had died by cholera is perhaps the most remarkable: the collection taken up on' the occasion surpassed all expectations. He was made bishop of Evreux April 18, 1841, and died in that city Oct. 21, 1854. Besides a number of homilies, sermons, mandements, and pastoral instructions, scattered through various collections, Olivier wrote, Oraison funibre de M. l'Abbe Philippe Jean Louis Desjardins, Docteur en Sorbonne et Vicaire General de Paris (Paris, 1834, 8vo): — Le Catholique a la sainte Table (Paris and Lyons, 1839, 18mo): — Delices des dnes affligees, ou lettres de consolation tirees des saints Peres (Paris, 1840 and 1854, 18mo): — Concordances de rapport de la thiologie de Bailly avec le code civil, in the Traite. de la justice- et des contrats:. — Un sermon entre deux histoires (Paris, 1836, 18mo). See Biogr. du clergg contesmporain, vol. i; L'Eveque d'Evreux; Dix annees de M. Olivier (1841, 8vo); Bouclon, Etat actuel du diocese d'Evreux, ou la franche verite sur M. Olivier (1845, 8vo); same, Hist. de Mgr. Olivier, Eveque d'Evreux .(1855, 12mo); Fisquet, France pontificale.

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