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The Cause of Fr Jean-Claude Colin Founder of the Society of Mary

The Icon Part 1 of 2 The Icon: a Space for Presence The icon is a link between the human and the divine. It provides a space for the mystical encounter between the person before it and God. It becomes a place for an appearance of Christ, the Theotokos (the ‘God-bearer,’ Mary) or the Saints […]

The Life of
 Venerable
Jean-Claude Colin

“On whatever distant shore” Part 1 of 2 As his Cause for Beatification is unfolding, the story of Jean-Claude Colin is now being told to the whole world. From the Revolution’s stormy beginnings, this shy youngster from rural France was to become Founder and Father of a religious family bearing the name of the Most […]

Fr Jean-Claude Colin in Rome (2)

The Second Visit: 2 June – 28 August 1842 Fr Colin’s second journey to Rome was in company with Fr Victor Poupinel. They left Marseille in France by boat on 28 May 1842. They stayed in the Via Dataria, near the Quirinal Palace. He and Fr Poupinel had audiences with Pope Gregory XVI on 15 […]

Jean Claude Colin – a Reluctant Saint?

The Cause for Beatification of Marist Founder, Fr Jean-Claude Colin When Jean-Claude Colin died on 15 November 1875, few people were concerned about his beatification. Perhaps none. The Marists were mourning the passing of their Founder and father. After his burial in the gardens of La Neylière, they began plans to build a chapel in […]