Didon, Henri

Didon, Henri

(äNrē` dēdôN`), 1840–1900, French Dominican preacher and writer. He became known as an eloquent preacher, especially for his eulogy on Archbishop DarboyDarboy, Georges
, 1813–71, French churchman, bishop of Nancy (1859–63) and archbishop of Paris (1863–71). In the Franco-Prussian War he behaved heroically, notably in the siege of Paris when he remained in the city to aid the wounded.
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. He was sent to Corsica by the Dominicans (1880–87) because he was suspected of leaning toward modernistic ideas. His life of Jesus, which was widely read, appeared in 1890. His Lent and Advent series of sermons were tremendously popular.
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