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Henry More

Great-grandson of the martyred English chancellor; b., 1586; d. at Watten in 1661

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More, HENRY, great-grandson of the martyred English chancellor; b., 1586; d. at Watten in 1661. Having studied at St. Omer and Valladolid, he entered the Society of Jesus, and after his profession, and fulfilling various subordinate posts in the colleges, he was sent on the English Mission where he was twice arrested and imprisoned (1632, 1640), while acting as chaplain to John, the first Lord Petre. He became provincial in 1635, and in that capacity had a good deal to do with the negotiations of Panzani, Conn, and Rossetti, the papal agents at the court of Queen Henrietta Maria. He was rector of St. Omer in 1649-1652, and again in 1657-1660. During these latter years he wrote his important history of the English Jesuits: “Historia Missionis Anglican, ab anno MDLXXX ad MDCXXXV” (St. Omer, 1660, fol.). Besides translating Jerome Platus’s “Happiness of the Religious State” (1632), and the “Manual of Meditations” by Thomas de Villa Castin (1618), he wrote “Vita et Doctrina Christi Domini in meditations quotidianas per annum digests” (Antwerp, 1649), followed by an English version, entitled, “Life and Doctrines of our Savior Jesus Christ” (Ghent, 1656, in two parts; London, 1880).

J. H. POLLEN


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