CRASSET, JEAN (1618-1692)
The Christian in solitude or manna of the desert, [18-].
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION NUMBER 026
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CITATION: Jean Crasset The Christian in solitude or manna of the desert, MSS 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Born in Dieppe, France on January 3, 1618, Jean Crasset was a member
of the Society of Jesus, a professor of humanities and philosophy, and
a successful preacher in Paris. He joined the Jesuits in 1638 and
was the author of many ascetical texts, including Methode d'oraison; Considérariones
chrétiennes pour tous les hours de l'année; La chrétienne
in solitude; and Histoire de l'eglise du japon. Crasset died in Paris
on January 4, 1692.
This volume is a Nineteenth Century handwritten translation of Crasset's work, La Manne du desert pour les personnes qui sont en retraite, which is a series of meditations for those entering on a religious retreat. The translation is 348 pages and contains illustrations of ink drawings and an illustration from another source, glued into the first page. A short selection of 37 pages follows, "Meditations on the Passion of Jesus Christ," with the chapter note: "O Vos omnes qui transîtis per viam. Atténdite & videte si est dolor sicut dolor meus. Consummatum est." It contains an ink drawing of a cross with a ladder, wreath, spear, and rooster. The motto, "Amor meus crucifuscus est," appears in a ribbon draped over the cross. A book plate on the front cover reads, "Ex Libris Monasterii Sancte Scholasticae. O. S. B. Teignmouth." The translator of the volume is unknown.
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