LOYSON, CHARLES (ante), PERE HYACINTHE, b. France, 1827, was educated at Pau and in the theological school of St. Sulpice until the age of 22, when he became a priest. After ten years of priesthood and two of novitiate in the Carmelite convent in Lyons, he joined that order. He preached in Bordeaux and other French cities, attracting general public attention by his eloquence and enthusiasm, and in the summer of 1865.at the 3tadeleine and at INTotre Dame in Paris. Having becoine notorious for the enuncia tion of sentiments more liberal than the doctrines of the church permitted, he was obliged to explain his orthodoxy before the pope. He sueceeded in clearing himself temporarily, but again employed language which was considered subversive of church discipline, and be was threatened with the major excommunication and forbidden to preach in Notre Dame. In a letter which Loyson addressed to.the general of the bare footed Carmelites at Rome he wrote: "It is my profound conviction that if France in particular and the Latin races in general are given up to social, moral, and religious anarchy, the principal cause is not Catholicism itself, but the manner in which Catholi cism has for a long time been understood and practiced." As this statement, which
was made public, was an attack on the alleged abuses in the church, it produced a pro found sensation, and tended to conuect the author with the antagonists of the papacy In the autumn of 1869, the year of his enunciation of the lleVI conclusions which he had reached, Loysou paid a visit to America, and was warmly welcomed by distinguished Protestants and liberal Roman Catholics in the 'United States. In the following year he was released from his monastic vows by the pope, and soon after preached in Rome. On Sept. 2, 1872, he was married in London to Mrs. Emily Jane Meriman, the widow of an American gentleman. The abbe Loyson was elected cure of Geneva, but resigned in 1874. He delivered lectures in London in 1876, and a translation by his wife of some of his letters, fragments, and discourses was published in London in 1874.