Tracy, Bernard Destult De
Tracy, Bernard Destult de a French, ascetic writer, was born Aug. 25.1720, at Paray-le-Fraisil, near Moulins. At the age of sixteen he joined the Theatines, and passed his whole life in retirement and piety. He died in Paris, Aug. 14,1878. He is the author of several works on practical-religion and the biographies of saints, for which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.