The High Reverend Lord
Joannes Chrysostomus Teniers
|abbas S. Michaelis Antwerpiensis|
Portrait by Jan Erasmus Quellinus
|Appointed||19 May 1687|
|Successor||Joannes Baptiste Vermoelen|
|Other posts||Lord of Berendrecht and Sandvliet|
|Ordination||13 March 1677|
|Birth name||Joannes Jacobus Teniers|
|Born||Antwerp, Duchy of Brabant, Spanish Netherlands|
|Died||30 November 1709|
|Motto||Tene Quod Bene|
|Coat of arms|
Joannes Chrysostomus Teniers, the religious name of Joannes Jacobus Teniers, also known as Jan Jacob or Jean-Jacques Teniers (1653-1709) was a Flemish preacher and poet. He was the abbot of the St. Michael's Abbey in Antwerp and in that capacity also the Lord of Berendrecht and Santvliet.
After studying the Liberal Arts at Leuven University Teniers entered St Michael's Abbey, Antwerp, a house of the Premonstratensian Order. He was professed on 17 January 1675, ordained 13 March 1677, and elected abbot 19 May 1687. As abbot he took the motto Tene Quod Bene ("Hold on to what is good", 1 Thessalonians 5, verse 21).
Teniers had some reputation as a preacher and a manuscript of his sermons for feastdays was preserved in the monastery library, as well as two volumes of his notes on the works of St Augustine.
One of Teniers' poems was published in the preliminary matter of Jacobus Moons's Sedelyck Vreughde-Perck (Antwerp, Michiel Knobbaert, 1685).
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