Henry De St. Ignace

, an able divine, a Carmelite, born at Ath in Flanders, taught theology with reputation, and passed through the most important offices of his order. He made a long stay at Rome in the beginning of the pontificate of Clement XI. by whom he was much esteemed, and died in a very advanced age at Cavee, a Carmelite convent, about 1720. His chief work is a complete system of moral theology, entitled “Ethica amoris,” Liege, 1709, 3 vols. fol. in which he strongly opposes the relaxed casuists, but supports the principles of the Ultramontanes. He has also left another theological work, where he explains the first part of the Sum of St. Thomas, fol. This last is very scarce. “Molinismus profligatus,” 2 vols. 8vo; “Artes Jesuiticse in sustinendis novitatibus laxitatibusque Sociorum;” the best edition is 1710. “Tuba magna mirum clangens sonum de necessitate reformandi Societatem Jesu, per Liberium Candidum.” This is a collection of pieces; the best edition is 1717, in two thick vols. 12mo. These two works are dedicated to pope Clement XI. Henry de St. Ignace openly declared himself, in his writings, a friend to the cause and sentiments of M. Arnauld and P. Quesnel. 3