He was a French Jesuit, preacher, and prominent member of the society of Jesus. His success as a preacher led his superiors to call him to Paris in 1669 to occupy for a year the pulpit of the church of St. He advanced in rank rather quickly during the height of Louis XIV's reign. He preached at the court of Versailles during the Advent of 1670 and the Lent of 1672, and was subsequently called again to deliver the Lenten course of sermons in 1674, 1675, 1680 and 1682, and the Advent sermons of 1684, 1689 and 1693. Condition Note: The book is in very good condition overall with the primary source of wear being on the binding.