FRANCOIS DE SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE-FENELON (commonly known as Francois Fenelon) (6 August 1651 - 7 January 1715), was a French Roman Catholic archbishop, theologian, poet and writer. In about 1675, Fenelon was ordained as a priest, although he initially dreamed of becoming a missionary to the East. In 1688, Fenelon first met Madame Guyon. He was deeply impressed by her piety and actively discipled her. He would later become a devotee and defended her brand of Quietism. He died on 7 January 1715. JEANNE-MARIE BOUVIER DE LA MOTTE-GUYON (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (18 April 1648:6 - 9 June 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism, although she never called herself a Quietist. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church. A commission in France found most of Madame Guyon's works intolerable and the government confined her, first in a convent, then in the Bastille, leading eventually to her exile to Blois, France, where she ultimately died at the age of 68. PERE LACOMBE, the spiritual mentor of Madame Guyon, was imprisoned with her in the Bastille."