Jacques Marie Louis Monsabré

Orator; born Blois, France, 1827; died Havre, 1907. Ordained a secular priest, 1851, he received his dimissorials, 1855, to enter the Dominican novitiate. After preaching the Lenten sermons in Lyons, Monsabré was assigned to Saint Thomas's convent, Paris, where he gave conferences. For several years he preached in the principal cities of France, Belgium, and even in London, conducting retreats, novenas, and triduums. His reputation was really made by his Advent sermons at Notre Dame Cathedral, 1869. Father Monsabre preached in this cathedral for twenty years. He conceived and executed the plan of expounding the whole system of Catholic dogmatic theology, and published 48 volumes on theological subjects.

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