Peter of Cellxe (Petrus Cellensis)

Peter Of Cellxe (Petrus Cellensis)

a French prelate of some note, flourished in the second half of the 12th century. He was abbot at Moutier la Celle from 1150; in 1162 he filled a like office at St. Remis, near Rheims; and in 1181 was made bishop of Chartres. He died in 1183. Peter of Cellae left mystical interpretations of the Scriptures, and letters to the popes and bishops and many princes, who highly esteemed him. He had reformatory ideas, and did not hesitate to express them. His works have been collected and published several timnes. One edition is by Sirmond (Par. 1613; Ven. 1728).

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