Vermeil, Antoine

Vermeil, Antoine a French Protestant theologian, was born at Nimes, March 19, 1799, and studied at Geneva. In 1824 he was pastor at Bordeaux, where he founded many benevolent institutions. In 1840 ,he was called to Paris, and died in 1864. Vermeil has immortalized his name by his great monument, The Institute of Deaconnesses, which he founded at a time when Fliedner's name was not yet known in France. A biographical sketch of Vermeil is given in his sermons, Catechisme Liturgique, published after his death (Paris, 1869 sq. 3 volumes). See Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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