Thérèse of Lisieux
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux (Born Marie-Françoise-Thérèse Martin, January 2, 1873 – September 30, 1897), or Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, O.C.D., was a French Discalced Carmelite n...
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François Fénelon
François de Salignac de la Mothe-Fénelon ([də la mɔt fenəlɔ̃]), more commonly known as François Fénelon (6 August 1651 – 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and w...
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Henri de Lubac
Henri-Marie Joseph Sonier de Lubac, SJ (known as Henri de Lubac, [lybak]; 20 February 1896 – 4 September 1991) was a French Jesuit priest who became a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and is con...
Honoré Tournély
Honoré Tournély (28 August 1658 – 26 December 1729) was a French Catholic theologian. He was a Gallican opponent of Jansenism.
He was born in Antibes, Provence, to poor and obscure parents. ...
Xavier Léon-Dufour
Xavier Léon-Dufour (Paris, 7 March 1912–13 November 2007) was a French Jesuit biblical scholar and theologian. He was professor of the Bible at the centre Sèvres and director of collections at édition...
Stephen of Besançon
Stephen of Besançon, O.P., (ca. 1250, Free Imperial City of Besançon—22 November 1294, Republic of Lucca) was a French Dominican friar, who served briefly as the Master General of the Order.Stephen be...
Bernard de Montfaucon
Dom Bernard de Montfaucon, O.S.B. ([də mɔ̃fokɔ̃]; 13 January 1655 – 21 December 1741) was a French Benedictine monk, and a scholar who founded the discipline of palaeography, as well as being an edito...
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Théophile Raynaud
Théophile Raynaud (15 November 1583 – 31 October 1663) was a French Jesuit theologian and writer. Raynaud was born at Sospel near Nice. He entered the Society of Jesus on 21 November 1602, then ...
Richard Simon (priest)
Richard Simon CO (13 May 1638 – 11 April 1712), was a French priest and longtime Oratorian, who was an influential biblical critic, orientalist and controversialist.
Simon was born at Dieppe. His...
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Jean Guitton
Jean Guitton (August 18, 1901 – March 21, 1999) was a French Catholic philosopher and theologian.
Born in Saint-Étienne, Loire, he studied at the Lycée du Parc in Lyon and was accepted at the Écol...
Jean Daujat
Jean Daujat (Paris, 27 October 1906 – 31 May 1998) was a French philosopher of neo-Thomism, a disciple of Jacques Maritain, and the founder of the Centre d'études religieuses, the Center for Religious...
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Joseph Carrière
Joseph Carrière, S.S. (19 February 1795, Lapanouse-de-Cernon - 23 April 1864, Lyon) was a French Sulpician moral theologian, and from 1850 the 13th Superior General of the Society of Saint-Sulpice. Ca...
Jean Flory
John Flory (1886 in Lure, Haute-Saône – 9 May 1949, in Montbéliard) was a French Catholic priest, teacher and resistant. He was archpriest of the Cathedral of Montbéliard. He was a seminarist in...
Jean Crasset
Jean Crasset (b. at Dieppe, France, 3 January 1618; d. at Paris, 4 January 1692) was a French Jesuit theologian, known as an ascetical writer.
He entered the Society of Jesus in 1638, and became p...
Henry de Beaume
Henry de Beaume, O.F.M. (Latin: Henricus de Balma), (c. 1367 – 23 February 1439), also known as Hugh Balme, was a Franciscan friar, priest and theologian. He became a supporter of the reform work ...
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Jean-Baptiste du Hamel
Jean-Baptiste Du Hamel, Duhamel or du Hamel (11 June 1624 – 6 August 1706) was a French cleric and natural philosopher of the late seventeenth century, and the first secretary of the Academie Roy...
Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry
Auguste Joseph Alphonse Gratry (usually known as Joseph Gratry) (10 March 1805 − 6 February 1872) was a French author and theologian.Gratry was born at Lille and educated at the École Polytechnique of...
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Louis Legrand (theologian)
Louis Legrand, S.S. (b. Lusigny-sur-Ouche, Burgundy, 12 June 1711, d. at Issy, Île-de-France, 21 July 1780) was a French Sulpician priest and theologian, and a Doctor of the Sorbonne.
After studyi...
Étienne Agard de Champs
Étienne Agard de Champs (Dechamps) (born at Bourges, 2 September 1613; died at Paris (according to Augustin de Backer, at La Flèche), 31 July 1701) was a French Jesuit theologian and author.
He en...
Michel Quoist
Michel Quoist, (18 June 1918 -December 18, 1997) was a French Catholic priest, theologian and writer, most known for his bestselling book, Prayers of Life, first published in French in 1954.
He wa...
Martin de Barcos
Martin de Barcos (1600–1678), was a French Catholic priest and theologian of the Jansenist School.
Barcos was born at Bayonne, a nephew of Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, the commendatory abbot of t...
Jean du Vergier de Hauranne
Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, the Abbé (Abbot) of Saint-Cyran, (1581 – 6 October 1643) was a French Catholic priest who introduced Jansenism into France.
Born in the city of Bayonne to a fami...
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Peter Fourier
Peter Fourier, C.R.S.A. (French: Pierre Fourier, [fuʁje]) was a French canon regular who is honored as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. Forgoing offers of high office, he served for many year...
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Xavier Barbier de Montault
Xavier Barbier de Montault (6 February 1830 – 29 March 1901) was a French writer on Catholic Church history, liturgy and antiquities.
He was born at Loudun, of a noble family. When only ei...
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Hugh of Saint Victor
Hugh of Saint Victor, C.R.S.A. (c. 1096 – 11 February 1141), was a Saxon canon regular and a leading theologian and writer on mystical theology.
As with many medieval figures, little is known abou...
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Étienne Bauny
Étienne Bauny (b. in 1564 at Mouzon, Ardennes, France; d. 3 December 1649, at Saint Pol de Léon) was a French Jesuit theologian.
He was admitted into the Society of Jesus, 20 July 1593, and after ...
Antoine Augustin Calmet
Antoine Augustin Calmet, O.S.B. (26 February 1672 – 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was born at Ménil-la-Horgne, then in the Duchy of Bar, part of the Holy Roman Empire (now the French de...
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Antoine de Montazet
Antoine de Montazet (1713, Laugnac – 1788) was a French theologian, of Jansenist tendencies, who became bishop of Autun and archbishop of Lyon. He was elected to the Académie française in 1756, but di...
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Jean-François Baltus
Jean-François Baltus (8 June 1667 – 9 March 1743) was a French Jesuit theologian.
Balthus was born at Metz and entered the Society of Jesus on 21 November 1682. He taught humanities at Dijon...
Étienne Gilson
Étienne Gilson ([ʒilsɔ̃]; 13 June 1884 – 19 September 1978) was a French philosopher and historian of philosophy. A scholar of medieval philosophy, he originally specialised in the thought of Descarte...