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The St Peter Chanel Shrine, Cuet, France(Comments Off on The St Peter Chanel Shrine, Cuet, France)

April 1, 2019

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When Peter Chanel was born on 12 July 1803, the church in Cuet had been deconsecrated, having been ransacked during the Revolution. So Peter was baptised in the village of Cras four days after his birth.… More

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The City of Lyons in Early Marist History (2)

A number of buildings in the city of Lyons are significant in early Marist history.

The Cathedral of St John the Baptist

This Cathedral is in ‘old Lyons’, directly beneath the hill of Fourvière. Building began in 1180 above the ruins of a 6th century church and was completed in 1476.… More

The City of Lyons in Early Marist History (1)

The City of Lyons

Early traces of settlement in the area of Lyons date from 12,000 BC. There is no evidence of continuous occupation until the Romans arrived, and the city was founded by Lucius Munatius Plancus in 43 BC.

The first French martyrs, forty-eight of them, died for the faith on the hill of Fourvière in 177 AD.… More

Fr Jean- Claude Colin in Rome (3)

The Third Visit: July-August 1846

In June 1846, Fr Colin heard that Propaganda Fide had added Wallis, Futuna and Tonga to Bishop Pompallier’s responsibilities. Taken aback by this turn of events, Fr Colin wanted to speak directly with authorities in Rome about what was going on, and about other issues to do with the mission in Oceania.… More

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