The Rev. Father Adolphe Tanquerey, S.S. and D.D., was born in 1854 at Blainville, France. At the age of eighteen, he became a seminarian and joined the Society of St. Sulpice, harboring a devotion to the Sacred Heart of Christ and the Blessed Mother. In 1878 he was ordained a priest, and thereafter began a career of teaching, which he had a clear gift for. His famous theological works include the three-volume Synopsis Theologiae Dogmaticae and comprehensive The Spiritual Life, the latter of which was published circa 1930 by Desclee and Company, Tournai, with the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. Father Tanquerey died on the twenty-first of February, 1932.