Le Bouthillier de Rancé, Armand-Jean

photo: Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659–1743)

                                        

     

                                                                          

                                name

Armand-Jean Le Bouthillier de Rancé

                                 born

Jan 9, 1626 in Paris

                higher education

1643 "maître ès arts"

1654 doctor in Paris (Sorbonne)

                  ordained priest

1651

         begin of monastic life

1663-1664 novice in Perseigne

June 26, 1664 monastic profession

                  responsibilities

1637 canon of Notre-Dame (Paris) and

"abbot" of La Trappe (and of several other places)

1660 beginning of reconstruction of La Trappe

July 1664 abbatial benediction (by the bishop of Sées) and regular abbot of La Trappe

August 2, 1677 and May 23, 1678

ecclesiastical confirmation of the reform of La Trappe

                                  died

Oct 27, 1700 in La Trappe (Soligny)

                               buried

in La Trappe

 

                                        

     

                                                                           

      

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