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Gilles-Francois de Beauvais

Jesuit writer and preacher, b. at Mans, France, July 7, 1693; d. probably at Paris about 1773

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Beauvais, GILLES-FRANCOIS-DE, Jesuit writer and preacher, b. at Mans, France, July 7, 1693; d. probably at Paris about 1773. He entered the Society of Jesus August 16, 1709, and taught belles-lettres, rhetoric, and philosophy. After ordination he was assigned to preach and gave the Advent course at Court in 1774, during which year he published his “Life of the Ven. Ignatius Azevedo, S.J.”, and in 1746 that of Ven. John de Britto, S.J., the latter of which has been translated into English by Father Faber of the Oratory (Richardson, London, 1851). He wrote a number of other works of devotion and for spiritual reading.

MARK J. MCNEAL


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