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Paris Francoisde

Paris, Francois de, a Jansenist deacon, who died in 1727. He was buried at St. MSdard, and crowds made pilgrimages to his grave, where, it was alleged, miracles were wrought. From the ecstatic attitudes here assumed by the Jansenists, they acquired the name of Convulsionnaires.