Peter (Pierre),Prior of St John of Sens
Peter (Pierre),prior of St. John Of Sens was born in the latter part of the 11th century. In 1111, Stephen, provost of the church of Sens, having resolved to restore the ancient monastery of Saint-Jean, called to it some regular canons, and confided the government of this house to our Peter. The authors of the Gallia Christiana give the highest praise to the knowledge and piety of this prior. He died after 1144. We have several of his Letters, published by Du Saussay in his Annales de l'Eglise d'Orlians, and by Severt, in his Chronique des Archeveques de Lyon. Peter is, besides, considered the author of several letters of kings, princes, and bishops, who had required, in delicate affairs, the aid of his experienced pen. See Gallia Christ. 12, col. 195; Hist. Litt. de la France, 12:230. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 40:188.