a sacrilege

An outspoken reference to the quarrel then raging between the regular and the secular clergy, particularly between parish priests and Barnabite monks, such as Père La Combe, Mine Guyon's director, whose Quietist teaching was considered pernicious.

Note from Of Certain Customs, the fourteenth chapter of 'Characters' by Jean De La Bruyère (1688)

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