Petreius (Lat for Peeters), Theodorus

Petreius (Lat. for Peeters), Theodorus a learned Dutchman, was born April 17, 1567, at Kempen (OverIssel). After having been received as master of arts in Cologne, he entered the Carthusian convent of that city (1587), and was prior of Dulmen, in the bishopric of Mulnster; in this capacity he twice assisted at the general chapter of his order. His taste for study led him to employ the time left him from the duties of his profession in composing or translating different works for the defence of the Catholic faith. He died at Cologne April 20, 1640. We quote from him, Confessio Gregoriana (Cologne, 1596 or 1605, 12mo); in the same manner he made similar compilations for the collection of passages extracted from Tertullian and St. Cyprian (1603), from Leo the Great (1614), and from St. Bernard (1607): — Bibliotheca Cartusiana (ibid. 1609, 12mo); Moroti greatly profited from this in preparing his Theatrumn S. Cartusiensis ord. (ibid. 1680, fol.): — Chronologia, tam Romanorum pontificum quam imperatorum, historica (ibid. 1626, 4to): — Catalogus haereticorum (ibid. 1629, 4to); not very exact. He translated into Latin two theological works from fathers Coster and Jean David, and he edited the Opera omnia of St. Bruno (ibid. 1640, 3 volumes, fol.). See Niceron, Memoires, volume 40; Paquot, Memoires, volume 2. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 39:752.

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