Premord, Charles-leonard

Premord, Charles-Leonard a French priest, was born at Honfleur July 30, 1760. lie obtained in 1790 a canonry in the college of St. Honore at Paris. Deprived of it soon afterwards, he retired to England, where he began by giving French lessons. Madame de Levis-Mirepoix went with some French Benedictine nuns to establish herself at Cannington Court, and entrusted Premord with the spiritual direction of the community. In 1816 he established himself at Paris, where cardinal Talleyrand - Perigord appointed him honorary canon of Notre Dame and chaplain of Charles X (1825). Premord was also appointed vicar-general of Strasburg and of Quimper. After the Revolution of July he returned to England to rejoin the Benedictine community which he had so long directed. He left an English edition of Rules of a Christian Life, and a publication of the Aeuvres choisies de Al. Asseline, eveque de Boulogne (Paris, 1823, 6 vols. 12mo), accompanied with an incomplete notice. He died Aug. 26, 1837, at Colwich, Staffordshire. See L'Ami de la Religion, 1837. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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