Fernand Cabrol

Fernand Cabrol (11 December 1855 – 4 June 1937) was a French theologian, Benedictine monk and noted writer on the history of Christian worship . [1]

Cabrol was born in Marseille . He became a prior of St. Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough, Hampshire in 1896, and abbot in 1903. He is best known for being a co-founder of the Dictionary of Christian Archeology and Liturgy , together with Henri Leclercq .

Selected works of scholarship

Dictionary of Christian Archeology and Liturgy

Cabrol was the founding editor and the majority of the volumes were edited by Henri Leclercq and they also contributed articles to the encyclopaedia (Vol 14, pt 2 & 15 were edited by HI Marrou). By 1953 the work was complete in 15 volumes, each of two parts. [2]

Selected other works
  • Book of Ancient Prayer (1900)
  • Monumenta Ecclesiae Liturgica (1900-1913) Vol. 1, 5 & 6 (no more published; editors: Cabrol, Leclercq & M. Ferotin). 4 flights. Paris: Firmin-Didot
  • Relliquiae liturgicae vetustissimae: ex Ss Patrum necnon Scriptorum Ecclesiasticorum monumentis selectae and publici juris factae curantibus Ferdinando Cabrol and Henrico Leclercq. 2 flights. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1902, 1913 (edited with Henri Leclercq, Sectio 1-2: Ab aevo apostolico ad pacem Ecclesiae)

See also

  • Farnborough, Hampshire
  • St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough
  • Order of Saint Benedict


  1. Jump up^ Britannica Encyclopædia – Fernand Cabrol
  2. Jump up^ “Dictionary of Christian Archeology and Liturgy” . Copac . Retrieved 2009-09-26 .

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