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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

Nicolas de Bralion

French Oratorian and ecclesiastical writer (1600-1672)

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Bralion, NICOLAS BE, a French Oratorian and ecclesiastical writer, b. at Chars-en-Vexin, France, c. 1600; d. at Paris, May 11, 1672. He joined the Paris Oratory in 1619, and, in 1625, went to Rome, where he remained fifteen years at San Luigi dei Francesi, then an Oratorian establishment, devoting his time to research and literary work. There he published an Italian translation of Cardinal de Berulle’s “Elevation” (1640) and of a portion of Ribadeniera’s “Saintly Lives”. He returned to Paris about 1640 and spent the rest of his life at the Church of St. Honore. Among other works he published “Vie de St. Nicholas, archeveque de Myre” (1646); “Pallium Archiepiscopale” (1648—the first serious study published in France on the significance, tradition, and use of that vestment); “Histoire chretienne” (1656); “La curiosite de rune et l’autre Rome” (1655-59); “Caremoniale Canonicorum” (1657—a practical guide on Roman lines); “Histoire de la sainte chapelle de Lorette” (1665).

JOHN B. PETERSON


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