Saturday, July 20, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Marcellin Champagnat Read more

St. Marcellin Champagnat

St. Marcellin Champagnat (1789–1840) was born to a peasant family near Lyons, France, in the same year the French Revolution erupted. He grew up amid the havoc and instability it left in every area of life. Like many other children, St. Marcellin was poor and illiterate due to the collapse of education. Yet a visiting priest encouraged him to enter the seminary, which he did at the age...
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