Ooms, Jean Baptiste

Ooms, Jean Baptiste a Belgian mystical writer, was born at Ghele, in Brabant, near the middle of the 17th century. He studied at Falcon. College, Louvain, and became professor of theology at Ghent. He was made archpriest of the deanery of that city June 18, 1694, and confessor of the Capuchin nuns. He died at Giele July 24, 1710. Ooms wrote, Leven svan de edele joejrouw Francisca Taffin ( Ghent, 1717, 12mo): — Verclaerinzghe van het Leven en dte feysterien, van de alderheylityhste Mlaget en de Moeder Godes Maria, etc. (ibid. 1703-1706, 12mo): — Godtvruchtighe Ecclesiastyke Tleoblgie van de )Deughden, etc. (ibid. 1708-1712, 3 vols. 4to). See Sander, Flandria illustr. 1:241; Sweert, Necrol. p. 90; Paquiot, Men. pour l'hist. des Pays-Bas, xii 327-334.

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